Dealey Dragon Update
September 11, 2021
Message from the Principal
Dear Excellent Dealey Families,
This is Education, Go Get It Week. Please see this information from Ms. Winners, and please participate to raise awareness and have some fun!
When I say COLLEGE you say BOUND!" "COLLEGE!" "BOUND!" "COLLEGE!" "BOUND!"
September 13th-17th is Education Go Get It Week in Texas! Students throughout the district and state learn about post-secondary educational opportunities, including college, military, and vocational training. The purpose of this week is to encourage students to pursue post-secondary education through the integration of learning and fun!
Throwback Monday! - Staff wear your high school shirt :-) or colors with jeans and share your high school experience with your students. Students wear your parent’s high school colors with jeans and ask them about their educational experience.
Tuesday: "Stepping into a Bright Future!" - Staff and students can wear bright colors, and accessories. Draw a picture using bright colors of yourself in your future career!
Wednesday: "Walking into Your Future!" - Staff and students wear their walking shoes and gear. Walk and talk to someone about your future career.
Thursday: "Dressing for Success!" - Students may dress in future career attire (school appropriate). Students can research future careers and share their report with their classmates.
Friday: "College...What A Genius Idea!" - Students and staff wear your Dealey shirt or school colors with jeans.
Have a great week!
Dragons breathe fire!
Update from Nurse Dunlap
Sep 10, 2021
Immunization Delinquency letters for this month have gone out, so please check your student’s backpack. These will go out monthly. The district requires a 99% compliance by October 1st. We are currently at 85%. If you receive a letter it does not necessarily mean that your child needs the delinquent immunizations. It usually means that I don’t have the record (even after checking the Texas immunization database and stacks of paper records). You can either email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave them in my box in the front office. If you wish to file an exemption affidavit, please follow this link.
So far we have only had one positive case on campus. The COVID dashboard on the DISD website reflects on-campus cases only. If there is a confirmed positive case, you will be notified via the call out system used by Mrs. Wing. After contact tracing, if your child is identified as a close contact, you will receive a phone call from either myself, Mrs. Wing, or Mrs. Knoll. In compliance with HIPAA and FERPA, the identity of a positive student or staff member will not be disclosed.
Please continue to screen your child every morning and keep them home if they are sick. There is a yucky virus going around that looks a lot like COVID, but just because it is not COVID, it does not mean that they should come to school sick. That being said, ragweed is high right now, so if your child has allergies, please make sure allergy meds are on board before school. PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL IF THEY ARE SICK. See below announcement from August if you need a refresher on at home screening.
You can find the Binax rapid test permission slip here
Please remember to be kind during these difficult times, we are doing our best to keep everyone safe.
Updates and Information
When: Sep 14, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
When: Sep 14, 2021 05:00 PM Central Time
Meeting ID: 311 906 4489
What is SBDM?
The function of the SBDM Committee is to advise the Principal in establishing the campus goals, assist in developing plans for continuous improvement of student learning, and reviewing, evaluating, and undertaking efforts to improve the campus and school operations. This SBDM Committee serves as an advisory body responsible for input and involvement in decision-making processes with the overarching objective of improving student performance and well-being.
Topics for this meeting:
Campus Improvement Plan
Required documents; Parent involvement policy/ Parent School Compact
Hispanic Heritage Month Programming
The district is offering programming for Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. Please see this document for more information.
All Staff Dates (Dealey Dragons) are here
All Community Dates (George Bannerman Dealey) are here
September 14 Team Meetings
September 14 SBDM @ 5 PTA @ 6 on Zoom
September 23 Coffee with the Principal on the Trail @ 8:00
Oct 7 Last day of grading period
Oct 9 Fair Day
Oct 15 Staff Development Day
Oct 18 Parent Conferences (virtual)
If you would like to send some love to a staff member, please complete this form.
Ms. Knoll for being back in a big way. I am so glad you are back!
Ms. Araujo for the exceptional fund raising she has led through boxtops, nearly $10,000
Dr. Zysk for covering at Dealey on Friday when I had training and Ms. Knoll was out.
Theater kids for help with announcements
Ms. Hervey for lots of coverage this week
Ms. Colon and Ms. Moschioni for all of the IPT testing this week
Ms.Lacey for covering my recess duty this when I was gone
Ms. Powell for successful tryouts this week
Ms. Smith and Mr. Davidson for their first Debate meeting
Ms. Davila and Dr. Schmidt for updating and working on Camp Grady Spruce
Middle School (Meinhardt/Emery and Smith/ Wood) for efficient and easy MAP testing
Ms. Chandler for MAP support
From our community:
Everyone who helps to direct traffic near carpool/bus you keep everyone safe Ying Li
Ms. Mienhart for teaching our young girls to be unapologetically confident! Ms. Wekewa
Ms.Smith is very busy, but she always takes time out of her busy schedule to help me when I need her help with editing my work, thank you Ms. Smith!Ms. Winners
Nurse Dunlap is the BEST nurse I have worked with since I have been in Dallas ISD. She cares and loves our kids, and she does a GREAT job taking care of them! Thank you for all that you do!Ms. Winners