Diplomat Middle School

July 2022

Back to School Information

Wildcat families,

The first day of school is just 2 weeks away. Our teachers are getting classrooms and materials ready for students to return. Our custodial staff has cleaned the entire building. Your counselors are hard at work creating the last of the student schedules. This newsletter contains the information you need to kick off the school year on the right foot. Please take a minute to review the information here and it will help get you and your child prepared for the start of the 2022-2023 school year!


Thursday, Aug. 4th, 5:30-7pm

1039 Northeast 16th Terrace

Cape Coral, FL

Pick up student schedules

Meet all teachers

Check bus information

Tour campus


Wednesday, Aug. 10th, 9:45am

1039 Northeast 16th Terrace

Cape Coral, FL

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Focus Parent Portal

Focus is the program the school district uses to record grades, discipline and attendance. All students and parents have 24/7 access to student information through Focus. Parents should create their own parent portal. To do this, follow this link to the directions for creating an account.
Beginning of the year forms (health records, clinic forms, emergency contact information, chromebook responsibility form, etc) are only available online through the Focus parent portal. These forms are required annually for all students. Completion of these forms ensures that Diplomat has the most accurate health information, parent contact information (including phone numbers and email), and names of persons authorized to pick up from school. The school district and Diplomat Middle uses School Messenger to send important messages to families. It is essential that your phone number and email address are current. We don't want you to miss out on things happening at school.
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Diplomat Dress Code

Click here to read the dress code for Diplomat Middle. While we are not a uniform school, we do have specific requirements for appropriate attire.

Grade Level Supply Lists

Click here to find the grade level specific supply lists. At open house, individual teachers may also provide their supply list.


If you moved over the summer, you will need to contact Dawn Rucker at DMS to complete an address change and request a bus stop for your child. You can check to see if your child has a bus stop by checking the district's Back to School webpage. If you check MapNet and there is no bus stop, you will need to call Dawn Rucker to make a request.
Where's the Bus? App

Where's the Bus App will give you real time information on your child's school bus. Download the app, create an account and you will be linked to your child's bus.