DGS Royal Decree
October 19th, 2023
DGS Parent Newsletter - December 2023
December 1 - DGS Spirit Day (popcorn at lunch)
December 7 - DGS Restaurant Night at Potbelly (5:00-8:00 pm)
December 15 -
- St. Jude Pajamas for a Purpose (Bring $1 to Donate and Wear Your Pajamas)
- DHS Madrigals and Jazz Band at DGS
December 20 - DGS Restaurant Night at Double A's (11:00 am-9:00 pm)
December 21 - Board of Education Meeting at DHS (6:00 pm)
December 22 -
- DGS Winter Class Parties
- ECE Family Fun Day at DGS (9:15-10:00 am)
- Early Dismissal (1:45 pm)
December 23-January 7 - Winter Break
January 8 - School Resumes
December Staff Birthdays
December 2 - Ms. Long
December 27 - Mr. Carter
Winter Break Countdown: December 18-22
On time attendance is important and necessary for learning. If your child will be absent due to an appointment or is ill, please notify the office by 8:00 a.m. each day.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 7:39 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
Wednesday - 7:39 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
What's for Lunch?
Click here for the December Lunch Menu.
To promote a positive, safe, and healthy lifestyle and classroom learning community; birthday celebrations at school will not include treats or favors from home. Teachers will choose to celebrate students in their classroom in grade and age appropriate ways.
DGS Food Drive
Thank you to our Royal Families! We appreciate your support of the PUMC food drive. Our students surpassed our goal of 1,000 food items and brought in an impressive 1,992 food items! Mrs. Gunter, Mrs. Bremer, and Mrs. Schneider's classes loaded and delivered the items to PUMC the week of Thanksgiving.
Please make sure your child is prepared and dressed appropriately for outside recess. Students will go outside for recess anytime the temperature is 15 degrees or above (including wind chill). If your family or child is in need of winter coats or warm clothing, please let us know, and we can assist you.
Parents cannot request that students stay inside based solely on the temperature. It is important for the students to get outside and play when possible during the winter months.
Any child who is exempt from physical education for medical reasons will not be allowed to participate in outdoor recess activities. Re-injury on the playground could occur. Arrangements for indoor recess in the main office or a supervised classroom will be made.
There may be times when the weather is such that delaying the start of school by two hours would provide for a safer environment for our students and staff. This decision will be announced no later than 6:30 am on the day of the delayed start via School Messenger system as well as local TV stations.
On these days, buses will run and morning pick up times will be two hours later than normal. Classes will begin two hours later than their regularly scheduled time. There will be no morning Early Childhood or Bright Futures classes, but the afternoon classes will run at the normal time. School will still dismiss at the regular time. If the district decides to implement a delayed start for the school day, all notifications will be sent in the same manner as the closing of school.
Weather conditions and events are unpredictable. In general, school will not be canceled or dismissed early solely on a weather forecast. Weather events must be occurring and deteriorating for school to be cancelled or for us to dismiss early.
- Snow: Snow is not a primary reason for closing school. As long as roads are not drifting shut, it’s possible we would have school even with a sizable snowfall.
- Road Conditions: As referenced above, road conditions dictate many of our decisions. Due to the fact the district is widely spread out, we have an early morning process (before 5:00 a.m.) of checking our rural and city roads.
- Cold: Wind chill and air temperature will also be considered when making a decision relating to cold weather. However, 0-degree temperatures are not uncommon for our area.
As a reminder, teachers are unable to prepare homework prior to an absence. If your child will be absent for more than 10 consecutive days for travel he/she will be dropped from PowerSchool. Your child's class spot will be saved for 30 school days as long as a return date is provided.
The district does not offer a remote learning option. 4th/5th grade chromebooks should be turned in to the office prior to leaving. They will be re-issued upon return. Please make sure to let the classroom teacher as well as the office know of any planned absences.
Winter Holiday Parties
Parents Club Meeting
The Parents Club does NOT meet in December, so our next meeting will be on Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at 7:00 pm.
The Carnival Planning Committee is already planning and working on the 2024 Carnival. Mark your calendars because you won’t want to miss it! Carnival will be on Saturday, February 24 from 3:00-7:00 pm. Information on raffle tickets, food order forms, basket donations and volunteering for the carnival will be sent home after winter break.
Our Carnival is our biggest fundraiser that the Parents Club sponsors each year with all profits going back to the school for designated projects. If you are interested in helping us plan the Carnival events for this year, please send us an email at: email@example.com Working on this committee is a great way to meet a lot of other parents. It’s fun and really rewarding when the event all comes together!
Dunlap Gives Back
It is our mission to serve Every Student, Each Day!
Dunlap Gives Back serves to supply students and families with resources to meet their basic needs to ensure that all children are equipped with the resources they need to be prepared to learn.
If you are a staff member, family member, or student, please use this form to request resources. Items that can be requested include, but are not limited to food, clothing, school supplies, hygiene supplies, ect. If further support or resources are required, please email Director of Student Services, Mandy Ellis, at firstname.lastname@example.org
All requests will be confidential and protect the privacy of the student and family.