Bulldog Drool Newsletter
September 16, 2022
In This Issue
News to Know
- Reminder: Annual Student Information Update Needed
- NTMS 6th Grade Outdoor Education Camp
- PTSA Color Run
- Student Drop Off/Pick Up
- Character Dare
- Set your email notifications for grade reports in Schoology
- A Note From Your NTMS Counselors
Message from the District Nurse
- Department of Health Guidance
- Free Covid Home Tests
Substitute Teachers and Paras Needed
21: ACE Day Late Start! School begins at 9:45a!
23: PTSA Color Run!
26: School Board Meeting 6pm
3-4: NTMS 6th Grade Outdoor Education Camp
17: NO SCHOOL, Teacher Collaboration Day
20: Picture Retakes
Reminder: Annual Student Information Update Needed
If you have not yet updated your child's Annual Student Information, please complete these forms as soon as possible. This process is required annually and replaces the paper forms that were sent home in the past.
These steps must be completed separately for each child.
Log in to Skyward Family Access using this link, or by clicking the Skyward button on the upper right side of the Dieringer website. The Skyward URL has changed since last school year. If you previously bookmarked the site, you will need to update it to the URL linked above. NOTE: This process cannot be completed in the Skyward Mobile App. You must use the link above.
**If you don’t know or have forgotten your user name or password, click here.**
Using the blue menu on the left, select Annual Student Information Update.
Read and follow the detailed instructions there to:
Step 1. Verify or update your student and family information
Step 2. Verify your family’s military status (required by state legislature)
Step 3. Verify your student’s race/ethnicity fields (required by WA state)
Steps 4 - 11: Complete the online forms regarding technology, health, housing, transportation, parent handbooks, and picture consent.
Step 12. Submit to complete the process.
This process replaces many of the required paper forms used in the past and must completed for each child. If you need assistance, please contact the school office.
NTMS 6th Grade Outdoor Education Camp
Camp is here once again and as always, we are anxious to get to know your child and provide a safe and fun atmosphere. We would like to welcome you to the NTMS Outdoor Education Camp and provide you with some information that will help make this program a success. If there is an issue and you need to get a hold of someone right away, please call our office at 253-862-2587. Camp will be October 3rd – 4th and will not be an overnight camp this year.
PTSA Color Run
Our fall Fundraiser, “The Color Run” is under way! The run will take place on Friday, September 23rd and we would like to get all donations in by September 20th to qualify for a shirt and prizes. Packets went home last week, you may need to fish it out of your child's backpack :-) Please sign up your child TODAY by using the link below.
This is our only fundraiser of the year! We are already planning some fun for these students and need your support to make that happen!
For Color Run information and details please click on the link below.
Student Drop Off/Pick Up
Student Drop off & Pick Up: When picking up and dropping off your student, please pull all the way forward. We are having long back ups at times due to parents stopping at the front doors rather than pulling all the way forward. Please make sure your student is ready to get out of the car right away when you are in the drop off line. If they are not ready, you can always pull around and park in our parking lot or in our gravel parking near the gym.
This Week's Character Dare
Set your email notifications for grade reports in Schoology
In your Schoology parent account, you can customize how often you would like to receive an email grade report from Schoology. You can choose weekly or daily and select a time to receive a "Parent Email Digest." The Email Digest includes overall course grades, recent assignment grades, overdue submissions, upcoming events, and other recent activity.
You can also turn on/off Overdue Submission Emails. These overdue emails only include assignments that the teachers require to be submitted to Schoology. It does not include emails for overdue assignments that are turned in by hand to the teacher.
New parent account login credentials were emailed to parents the first week of school. If you did not receive your account information or you’re having trouble accessing your Schoology account, complete this Schoology Parent Account Help Form. Existing users will not be affected and did not receive an email.
A Note From Your NTMS Counselors
Message From the District Nurse
Updated Covid Guidelines
Free Covid Home Test
Did you know that you can order free Covid home tests from Washington State? Here is the website to order your free test for your family:
Washington State: https://sayyescovidhometest.org/
Terry Woodall, BSN, RN
Dieringer School District
Lake Tapps, WA
Substitute Teachers & Paras Needed!
Call Jade Hughes (253-862-2537) or stop by the District Office for more information. Applications can be found on our website under Employment!
**If you have a 4 year degree, you are eligible to be a substitute teacher!
Text Support Line - 741741
Pierce County Crisis Line 1-800-576-776 (24 hours)
National Suicide Prevention - 1-800-273-8255
Principal: David Uberti, email@example.com
Counselor: Jennifer Roscoe, firstname.lastname@example.org
Counselor: Kristine Brubaker, email@example.com
Tech Coach: Dietrich Baker, firstname.lastname@example.org