Dealey Dragon Update
October 10, 2021
Immunizations - Delinquency letters will go out again next Thursday 10/14. Middle school parents, I need Tdap and Meningococcal vaccine records ASAP. Help me to save trees and keep your students in school. DISD policy requires exclusion from school if immunization criteria are not met by October 31st. This was not in place last year due to COVID. If you have already reached out to me about immunization delinquencies, I apologize in advance if you receive another letter. If you need to file an exemption affidavit, you can do so here. They need to be renewed every 2 years. If you need resources for vaccines, or have any questions regarding compliance, please reach out to me. There are many free immunization clinics around the metroplex. You can find the DISD immunization policy and requirements here.
PLEASE KEEP YOUR KIDS HOME IF THEY ARE SICK. Threw up this morning before school and doesn’t feel better after? Keep them home. Headache, cough, and sore throat? Keep them home. Fever and/or diarrhea? Keep them home, and they can’t return until fever/diarrhea free for at least 24 hours without the use of medication.
Office hours - My office hours are Monday through Friday 7:45am - 3:45pm. That being said, it is a small miracle when I am able to leave the office on time. Please do not block the entrances to the staff parking lot in the carpool lane.
Updates and Information
Students in grades 3-8 will be completing and SEL survey this week.
Virtual High School Night for 7th and 8th graders
Teachers will share information on how to schedule virtual conferences the week of October 18th
We have had 4 cases of COVID at Dealey since school started. Here is the district's COVID 19 Handbook if you need information about protocols. https://www.dallasisd.org/Page/77415
Please see list of updates from SBDM SBDM Principal’s Report
Instructional Expectations for quarantined students
The district has published expectations for providing instruction for students in quarantine. Please review this document.
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 Community Dates (George Bannerman Dealey) are here
Oct 15 Staff Development Day/ No school for students
Oct 18 Parent Conferences scheduled virtually this week
Oct 18 GT Testing begins
Oct 21 PSAT for 8th graders
Oct 21 Virtual High School Night for 7th and 8th graders
Oc 22 Picture Day Individual/ Group
If you would like to send some love to a staff member, please complete this form.
Mr. Mitchel, Ms. Soto for taking care of our building so we are safe and well.
Ms. Simmons for engaging our students in the library
Ms. Wekewa for the amazing YAG calendar
Ms. Chandler for quick data analysis and starting tutoring
Ms. Davila and the science students for lots of garden work last week
Ms. Knoll for covering on Friday when I was in training
All staff for going above and beyond to make sure our students are safe, loved and learning
From our Community
Ms. Gurtowski helped Violet every day when she was in her wheelchair. She met us in the parking lot each morning to wheel her to class. We appreciate her so much! Sonya Hebert
Ms. Medrano does it all with a smile on her face. Thank you! Sonya Hebert
All Teachers, Administration and Staff over this last year and a half, you have faced significantly increased daily distractions and challenges outside of teaching and yet you still persevere and keep our school positive and safe for our students and each other. Thank you for your tireless support and incredible efforts!
Alicia Koo, a grateful mom
Mr Mazur helps to inspire imagination and creativity. He is fun, kind, and supportive. Thank you Mr Mazur for caring so much and being the best art teacher ever!Lily Zhu