Dewey Middle School Update

Two Weeks Into Distance Learning

We're still here, but we miss our students!

Dear DMS Families,


After two weeks of providing distance learning, I can safely say that all of us at DMS miss the daily, in-person interactions with students and families. My favorite times during this experience have been the phone calls with students, visitors to the school (although not many) and video chats with teachers. Education is a people profession, and the idea of social distancing goes against that very nature. However, I am proud of the efforts of our staff, students, and families as they adjust to this new reality.


If you haven't received this information, Dewey Public Schools will end distance learning on May 8. This is a week earlier than the original school calendar, but this will give us the opportunity to work on finalizing grades, returning school materials, and working with teachers to get the school closed down for the year.


DMS Office Hours will be Wednesdays from 10-2 in order to allow students to gather belongings that were left in the building, bring back library books/materials. Please call/text Mr. Massey at 918-633-6674 if you need to make arrangements outside these times.


One of my favorite events at DMS is our end of the year Academic Awards Assembly, typically held the week before semester exams. We still want to recognize these students and their accomplishments, and are working on a virtual method to do that. We are also working on a plan for yearbook purchases.


We are appreciative of all those families who are working with their students at home on educational activities. As a father of 3 school age kids, I can tell you this has been a challenge for us (and my wife and I are both educators). They miss their school, teachers, and friends. If we can be of service to you IN ANY WAY, please reach out to us.


Thank you, our thoughts and prayers are with you all!


Please call, text, or email me anytime with questions or concerns.


Brent Massey

Principal

Dewey Middle School


918-534-2241 ext 3001 (office)

918-633-6674 (cell)

bmmassey@deweyk12.org



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Distance Learning Resources


DMS Teacher Hours and Contact Information


For important updates, we will notify you in the following ways:

Dewey Schools Facebook Page

Dewey Schools Twitter Account

Remind App (if you aren't currently receiving these texts, see below for instructions)

Dewey Schools Website (deweyk12.org)

Email/messages to students from teachers via their school Gmail account and Google Classroom

REMIND APP INSTRUCTIONS

1. If you are not receiving text messages from Mr. Massey via the Remind App, go to the following link. https://www.remind.com/join/42chb7h


2. Click "Join a class"


3. Enter the class code for your student's grade level.

6th Grade: 42chb7h

7th Grade: 3497de7

8th Grade: 77e8ek3

Educational Resources for Home

Links to resources gathered by DMS staff for assistance during distance learning.

CDC Guidelines on Coronavirus Prevention

This site is available in English, Spanish, and Chinese. Just click the button and it will take you to the website.

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