DCMS School Weekly Newsletter

May 9th-13th

Math and ELA State Testing!!!

State Testing continues this week. We will be taking Math this Tuesday; and ELA this Wednesday and Thursday. This test in extremely important and we are encouraging all students to take their time, so they can do their best to get each answer correct. Please let your child know the importance of charging their device (laptop) each night. Also, each student needs to arrive to school before 8:00 A.M.

60% Days on May 23rd & 24th

May 23rd and 24th will be 60% days. We will begin dismissing students at 12:45 P.M. on those days.

Self-Care Activity of the Week

Life can be stressful for a middle schooler (and for parents of middle schoolers)! Try one of these activities with your child this week to practice recharging as a family. (Courtesy of our DCMS school counseling department)

May 9-13 Make homemade sundaes.

DCMS Volleyball Tryouts

Middle School Volleyball Tryouts will take place the following days: 7th Grade tryout dates are May 12th and 16th (5:30-8:00 P.M.). Students must attend both tryout days. Each student trying out must get a permission slip from Coach Collard, Coleman, or the front office.

Cross Country Tryouts

There are posters up in the commons and by the cafeteria about the Cross Country tryouts Thursday, May 12th, after school at the HS track. Students will only have to run 2 miles and the tryouts are open to all rising 6th - 8th graders and high school students. It is a coed team and students will have to bring a completed physical.

DCHS Boys Basketball Tryouts

Tryouts for the high school boy's basketball team will be May 16-17 for upcoming freshmen. It will be at the high school gym after school from 4:30-6:00.

DCMS 2022-2023 Yearbook Staff Applications

For any student interested in joining the 2022-2023 DCMS Yearbook Staff. Please pick up an application packet as soon as possible. Current 7th Graders, packets are outside Ms. Lewis’s door (B14). Current 6th Graders, packets are outside of Ms. Bailey’s room (A36). Last day to submit applications will be May 18th. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Lewis.

DCHS Boys Soccer Tryouts

DCHS Boys Soccer tryouts are May 19th and 20th from 4:-5:30 at the DCHS soccer field. Students must have a current physical in order to tryout.

COVID Information

If a student has a pending or positive COVID test, he/she should not attend school. If your child has been exposed to an individual who has tested positive, he or she should not attend school. If the parent is notified by a physician that the test is negative, the student can return to school. If the student has a positive test, the parent should provide documentation to the school and follow quarantine orders from the Mississippi State Department of Health. If a parent sends his/her child to school while waiting for COVID test results, the parent is knowingly risking the potential of COVID-19 transmission to staff members and other students. In addition, these actions could cause students and/or staff members to be quarantined by the Mississippi State Department of Health for 14 days. If your child says he/she does not fell well, please do not send them to school.

Covid Test and Quarantine Procedures

In an effort to make the process of notifying the school if your DCMS student tests positive for COVID-19 or if you are quarantining your child due to a household exposure, please use the links below. We hope this option helps to make this the process easier for our parents. Thank you for your continued support.

Positive COVID-19 Case Information Form

DCMS Student Quarantine Due To Exposure Form

Schoology Information

Instructions on how students can log into Schoology are attached below. Students will utilize Schoology if they are quarantined.
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Parent Portal

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 dawn.mulrooney@dcsms.org. Student login and passwords for PowerSchool are also printed on all report cards.

DCMS Social Media

Make sure you follow us on our official school Twitter site: @TweetDCS_DCMS