DMMS: In the Middle
August 21, 2020
When nothing is certain.... ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!
Hybrid Model Student Groups
Please be mindful of the impact one small change causes within our system. We will not be able to honor requests to allow switching between the two groups. As always emergency situations will be handle on an individual basis. We apologize for the inevitable challenges this causes families.
The graphic below shows the days of the week each group attends school.
Hybrid Model Calendar
The calendar includes on Distance Learning day per month for all students recently approved by the school board. As opposed to Tuesday Late Start Days, one Wednesday each month will be designated a Distance Learning day. No students report to school on these days.
Hybrid Model Miscellaneous
- Hybrid Bell Schedule - Click on this document to see our daily schedule. Due to the change to two tiered busing, our school day begins and ends 25 minutes later than in previous years. A student day at DMMS runs from 8:35-3:20.
- In order to accommodate staggered arrival of classes to the cafeteria, lunch times are approximate on the schedule.
- Students will be assigned a door to enter in the morning, have an opportunity to pick up breakfast, and then go directly to their advisory classroom and assigned seat. Students will be expected to follow mask and social distancing guidelines during this time. An arrival plan will be taught so everyone is familiar with health and safety expectations.
- Student behaviors related to the refusal to wear masks and social distance will provide opportunities for reteaching, restorative circles, or a possible move to the DMMS Online Academy.
Distance Learning (Option) Students Taught by DMMS Teachers
Parents wishing to choose the Distance Learning Option model should indicate that preference when completing census information on the Parent Portal. This information allows us to create DMMS student schedules. The Distance Learning Option Model will be referred as the DMMS Online Academy.
Distance Learning Daily Schedule
Virtual Open House
Parent Portal Census Update
6th Grade and New Student Chromebook Distribution
**THE FAMILY CENSUS IN THE PARENT PORTAL NEEDS TO BE COMPLETED BEFORE DEVICES CAN BE ASSIGNED AND SENT HOME.**
Feeding Our Community Partners (FOCP) has decided to continue doing monthly box deliveries for ISD77/parochial schools in Mankato. Please click on this link in order to sign up for this program.
Student Home Address
Parent Phone Number
Health and Safety:
Although we are anxious to get students back in all of our buildings in our district, the safety of students and staff is our #1 priority. Many of the non-negotiables are included in the infographic below. There are expectations that ALL schools MUST follow.
Please see the attached flyers for important information about the Middle School After School Program
Infinite Campus Parent Portal
Please make sure you are able to log into your Infinite Campus Parent Portal account.
If you have problems logging in or need to set up an account, please contact our Infinite Campus support team at ICsupport@isd77.org
Device Repair (Grades 6-12 Only)In preparation for the upcoming school year, if your child's chromebook is in need of repair, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and set up a time to get it repaired or replaced. Please take care of this as soon as possible.
WE CARE for the educational, emotional, and physical health of all students and take each component seriously. We are committed to providing a quality experience regardless of the challenges we face and look forward to providing you with more detailed information throughout the coming days and weeks.