DCMS School Weekly Newsletter
July 28, 2021
The administration, faculty, and staff of DeSoto Central Middle School welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year. Below is our school handbook which provides you with the guidelines followed here at DeSoto Central Middle School. Every member of the staff is here to help you have a successful and enjoyable school year. Read this handbook carefully, as it will answer many questions about your needs and what will be expected of you at DeSoto Central Middle School. All procedures and policies in the student handbook can be changed at the Principal’s discretion due to the pandemic and ensuring the safety and well-being of students and staff.
The first day of school is quickly approaching! All students' schedules will be available for
viewing on August 2nd through Parent Portal/Power School. Power School log-in information
can be found on your child's 2020-2021 final report card. Your child will need his or her
-6th grade orientation (August 3rd from 4:30 to 6:00)
-and/or the first day of school (August 5th).
If you misplaced your child's report card, do not have access to Parent Portal, or if you have
forgotten your child's previous log-in information, please email a copy of your photo ID and
Please note that any new students that have registered over the summer may also access their schedules through Parent Portal and can email the address above for new log-in information. Students that do not have a copy of their schedule before the first day of school may also receive one in the commons area on August 5th.
- August 3rd - 6th Grade Orientation
- August 5th - Students' First Day
- August 13th - Last day for schedule changes (Electives only)
- August 17th - 7th & 8th Grade Open House
School hours are from 8:00 A.M. to 3:40 P.M. Office hours are from 8:10 A.M. to 3:40 P.M. Doors open at 7:40 A.M. Parents will be responsible for students arriving prior to 7:40 A.M. or students still on campus after 4:00 P.M. unless the students are involved in a school sponsored activity. Students will go directly to their 1st period class upon arrival.
School Supply Lists and Summer Reading
Sixth Grade Orientation
Lockers will not be assigned for the 2021-2022 school year. Students will be allowed to carry a backpack if they deem necessary. There will be a place in each classroom for students to place their backpack. This location will vary from room to room. The teacher will go over this information on the first day of school in their classroom procedures.
The school will administer prescription drugs only. Parents need to complete an Authorization to Administer Medicine Form and return it before medicine can be administered. Students will be allowed to keep a daily dose of non-prescription medicine and take as needed. The school will not administer non-prescription medicine. If you have any questions please contact our school nurse, Jennifer Youngblood. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
7th & 8th Grade Girls' Basketball Tryouts
Parents- For access to your child's schedule, attendance, and grades please make sure you have access to Parent Portal. If you need your password reset or a new account set up, please email a copy of your photo ID to email@example.com. Student login and passwords for PowerSchool are also printed on all report cards.