Cougar News

Back to School Information 2022-2023

Greetings Cougar Families,

We hope everyone is enjoying their summer break. Our team spent time resting, traveling and spending quality time with our family and friends. We are now back on campus preparing for the next school year. Below you will find some back to school information and upcoming events.

Our first major event will be Cougar Camp. This is an opportunity for incoming 7th graders and 8th graders who are new to Dobie to tour the campus, learn about our clubs, get to know one another and review their course selections. Parents are also welcome to attend as we will have some informational session that review frequently asked questions. If you are not able to attend Cougar Camp, don't stress :) we will send another newsletter containing some of the information that was shared.

Dobie Administrators, Counselors, Teachers and Staff are excited about the 2022-2023 school year.

Welcome to Cougar Country,

Dobie Team

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Mr. Simmons- Campus Principal

Assistant Principals


Welcome to the Dobie Counseling Department! We are looking forward to working with you and your student during their middle school career! As your school counselors, we have a lot of great things planned for families and students. We are here to help your student gain success in middle school and beyond!

Please welcome our two new Counselors: Ruby Bible and Jessica Stackhouse.

Our Counseling team consists of 3 professional school counselors. We see students by Alpha: A-Gl, Go-O, and P-Z. We also have a Communities in School Social Worker and a Military Student Transition Consultant.

School counselors take on many different roles within a school. Our duties include classroom guidance lessons, small group and individual counseling, as well as consultation with parents, teachers, and administrators. While counselors do not discipline students, we can assist with positive behavior strategies. Our goal is for each student to develop socially, emotionally, and academically, and we strive to create a safe and positive environment in which each child can accomplish this.

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Cougar Camp - Tuesday, August 2

Audience: Incoming 7th graders, new to Dobie 8th graders. Parents are also welcome to join.

2 sessions available- Morning and Afternoon (divided by alpha due to parking & building space)

**See flyer below for more information.

School Drop-off and Pick-up


  • No cars allowed in/through the Bus Loop
  • Parent pick-up entrance starts at the light near Borgfeld and Dietz
  • Drop off and pick up only through the line - students can load from the sidewalk
  • No picking up students by the Portable Buildings or the Field (this is the bus loop entrance/exit)
  • Be patient and be cautious
  • See traffic flow map below
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Save the Date

August 2- Cougar Camp - See PDF Flyer at the top of this Newsletter

August 11- First Day of School

September 2 - Early Release 12:50pm

September 5- Campus Holiday

September 6- Open House

September 16- Early Release Day 12:50pm



Doors open at 7:45am

Breakfast is available at cost or free and/or reduced for eligible families.

Students not eating breakfast will be directed to their grade level holding area.


Walkers and car riders are released to the front of the building at 3:20pm

Bus riders are released over the intercom as the busses arrive. Students are to remain in 7th period classroom until your bus is called.

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Immunization Requirements

Please send updated vaccination records to our school nurse.

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Drop off in the front office.

Not sure if your student is registered?

Please check your Ascender account using the steps outlined below:
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Bell Schedule

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The link for bus routes will be sent to your email on file directly from transportation. There will also be a Google form to sign up your student for their bus route.

For day-to-day updates, check the Transportation Facebook page. You can also check the Transportation Web Page.

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SCUC ISD uses MySchoolBucks (MSB) to sell merchandise, invoices for fees, and lunch money.

Back to school will also mean back to student meal rates. Schools will transition back to requiring family applications for free and reduced-price meals to meet USDA requirements. For further information, please see the Child Nutrition webpage. To apply for free/reduced meals, complete the application.

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To fund your lunch account, click "Make a Payment" and select the amount you would like to add to your student(s) cafeteria account balance.

Dobie Spirit gear, athletics and PE uniforms are now available! Be sure to click "view all" at the bottom right of "featured items" in the school store to see available items. Click "next" to see multiple pages.

Cougar tip: Check your account to ensure your student(s) are linked and show at the correct campus

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2022 Volleyball Tryout Dates: Aug. 17-19

7th grade (before school) 6:00-7:45am

8th grade (after school) 3:45-5:30pm

All athletes MUST have the following to tryout:

-A Physical & Medical History form: This may be handed to a coach on day 1 of tryouts or have already been sent to a coach prior to day 1. This is mandatory for tryouts. If you do not have one, you will NOT be allowed to tryout.
-Athletics clothes: Proper gym clothes please. A gray or black shirt and black school length shorts will work if you have not purchased Dobie Athletic clothes. NO Volleyball shorts/ tights allowed at practice!!!

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2022 Cross-Country

A student interest meeting will be held on August 12th at 7:45am in the Breezeway. Any student that hasn't already completed the Google form should attend. Practice will start August 17th. Prior to August 16th, an athletic physical and Rankone forms must be completed.

A mandatory parent meeting will be held on August 15th in the cafeteria to discuss expectations, procedures, standards and season overview.

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2022 Football

All boys who signed up for athletics are on the football team. Equipment will be distributed after school on August 11th. Practice schedules and other information will be provided to the athletes at that time.

You can order your athletics shirt and shorts on MySchoolBucks.

To participate, an athletic physical and Rankone forms must be completed.

Our district call to action

Through high quality and student-centered leaning experiences, students will leave SCUC confident, empowered, and prepared with the skills to pursue their individual passions.