Dahlstrom Middle School

May 23, 2021

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Hello DMS students, teachers, and families!!!!

WOW!! It is the last week of school!!! It has been such a unique year and we are so excited to celebrate the end of the year with awards and field days for each grade level!!!

6th Grade Field Day is Wednesday 5/26 and the End of Year Awards will be at 11:30. Parents may join via zoom. (link below)

7th Grade Field Day is Thursday 5/27 and the End of the Year Awards will be at 8:15. Parents may join via zoom. (link below)

8th Grade Field Day is Friday 5/28 and the End of the Year Awards will be at 8:15. Parents may join via zoom. (link below)

Hays CISD is requiring all devices to be returned to campus by May 28th. For our in-person learners, they will be collected during the school day through designated dates and classes.

For our virtual learners:

  • device and charger drop-off as well as yearbook pick-up, awards pick-up, Algebra book drop-off, and 8th-grade t-shirt/mask pick-up (for those who haven't picked theirs up yet) will be May 25th from 1-3pm and on May 26th from 5-7pm. This will look similar to the device pick-up at the beginning of the year. You will remain in your car and drive through the front loop (bus loop) and stop at the various stations to pick up and drop off items.
  • Virtual students will need to continue to log in to Schoology each day for attendance and to check in with their teachers for any work and/or assignments that need to be completed.
  • Virtual learners are invited to attend Field Day if they would like to do so! If you come to campus on your Field Day, you will report to your Advisory teacher in the morning.

End of Year Awards Zoom Link:

Dedrah Ginn is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: DMS Assembly

Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

Join Zoom Meeting


Upcoming Dates

May 24th 8th Grade Science In-person and Virtual students STAAR test on campus

May 25th 8th Grade Social Studies In-person and Virtual students STAAR test on campus

May 25th Virtual learner device drop off and item pick-up (1-3pm) in the front of DMS

May 26th Virtual learner device drop off and item pick-up (5-7pm) in the front of DMS

May 26th 6th Grade End of Year Awards and Field Day

May 27th 7th Grade End of Year Awards and Field Day

May 28th 8th Grade End of Year Awards and Field Day

May 28th Last Day of School and early release at 2:45pm

Marquee shout-outs are still available, please see the link below to place your order!

"A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work." ~ Colin Powell, former U.S. Defense Secretary

Let's work hard and follow our dreams!

Mrs. Ginn


Reminders for our DMS safety protocols:

  • Do not send student(s) to school if they have a pending COVID test of COVID like illness
  • masks must be work in the building
  • spacing in the classrooms has been relaxed, students are no longer 3 feet apart in all classrooms due to the number of students we will have on-campus
  • please bring a refillable water bottle with you every day
  • please bring an extra mask in your backpack in case your mask breaks or gets misplaced
  • we will continue to offer mask breaks during passing periods. Any time a student's mask is off, they are to be 6 feet away from others.
  • if students do not comply with the proper wearing of masks and safety protocols put in place, disciplinary actions may be taken

I hope everyone has a great week!!!


Mrs. Ginn

Follow us on Facebook @DMS. Mustangs to see pictures of all the fun and amazing things students, teachers, and staff are doing at DMS!!!

New Links/Reminder Links:

DMS Weekly Overview

Highlights of Hays CISD Updated Secondary Grading Policy

Here are some previously shared resources:

Updated DMS COVID Campus Safety Plan

Dahlstrom Middle School 2020-2021 Bell Schedules

New Illness Policies and Procedures

My Virtual Schedule Tool

Classlink and Schoology Video

Updated Hays CISD Secondary Virtual Learning Schedule for the first three weeks

Hays CISD "The Plan"

Hays CISD Student Code of Conduct

Dahlstrom Middle School Student Handbook

DMS COVID Campus Safety Plan

6th Grade School Supplies

7th Grade School Supplies

8th Grade School Supplies

Hays CISD Nutrition Services

free and reduced lunch

Parent Schoology Info and Resources

Parent Schoology Video

Late Bus Sign-Up

DMS PTA Art Competition flyer

In-Person Learning Request for January 15th

JHS Navigate your future night January 7th

January 14th, all 8th-grade students will take the PSAT.

JHS Course Selection Information
JHS Rosettes Try-Outs Info

Virtual Learner Picture Retake Sign-Up

2021 Academic UIL Competition Information
2021 Spelling Bee Information

DMS Weekly Overview

Updated DMS Safe Start Plan

DMS PTA Meeting

DMS Cheer Try-Outs Form

Marquee Shout Outs

Order your Marquee shout-outs here. Please do not order for any Sundays. Click here, then click on monetary donation. The cost for the marquee shout-outs is $25.


Please click here to learn more about PTA, purchase DMS spirit gear and become a member!


COVID-19 Information The district has created a special webpage with information, answers to frequently asked questions, and the latest notices about how the district is responding to COVID-19.

Thank You!!!

Thank you once again to Monica Martinez and Monica's Home Team for providing breakfast for our staff!!!!

Thank you to Moser Family and Cosmetic Dentistry and Monica Martinez for creating magnetic school year calendars for our students!

Thank you DMS PTA for all of your support and hard work!! Thank you for providing breakfast for our staff as well!

Thank you Richard Leininger-The Horace Mann Companies for providing breakfast for our staff!!!

If you would like to help out and donate, please reach out to Michelle.Silva@hayscisd.net or Dedrah.Ginn@hayscisd.net