Back to School Information 2022-2023
Greetings Cougar Families,
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,
Mr. Simmons- Campus Principal
Counselor for Alpha A-Gl
Counselor for Alpha Go-O
Counselor for Alpha P-Z
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.
Cougar Camp - Tuesday, August 2
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
Save the Date
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.
Not sure if your student is registered?
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.
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
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!!!
A mandatory parent meeting will be held on August 15th in the cafeteria to discuss expectations, procedures, standards and season overview.
To participate, an athletic physical and Rankone forms must be completed.