Dieringer District News
January 17, 2022
Educating every child for confidence today and contribution tomorrow.
The Dieringer School District will provide all students with appropriate high-quality programs in a safe, challenging and inclusive school environment. This mission will be undertaken with respect for and in partnership with families and the community.
New Test to Stay Forms
The parent consent form will also be utilized for students who test positive for Covid and are returning to school after 5 full days (from the date symptoms began), or after the date of testing if no symptoms develop. Your child must meet the health criteria described in the Test-to-Stay Program as well as have the signed consent form on file to participate and return to school on day 6.
Our current forms on file will suffice if you have already turned one in. Please take a moment to review the changes on the new form regarding student eligibility for Test-to-Stay. The consent to test section is the same.
Thoughts on In-Person and Remote Board Meetings
The Dieringer School District Board of Directors is considering a return to in-person meetings and would like to hear from you. The convenience of remote meetings has drastically increased community attendance at our board meetings and it is important that we maintain convenient access to board meetings for the community. Please share your thoughts by completing this short survey. https://forms.gle/Uknp2yWoct938VCK6
Going Above and Beyond
Keeping kids in school has been the priority as she, and other district staff, have developed policies and procedures to do just that. The district was successful in implementing its Test-to-Stay program, which includes schoolwide procedures, as well as hiring and training new staff. The district has also created a respiratory protection program, which includes fit-testing of N95 masks for staff considered at high risk for contracting Covid. These past three school years have been challenging, but Terry—and many other specialists in the district—have gone above and beyond to support the many people who spend their days in the schools.
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January & February School Board Meetings
Meeting schedule, public comment, and minutes information can be found on the website.
- Monday, January 31st : Regular Board Meeting
- Friday February 4th : Special Board Meeting - Board Retreat
- Monday, February 28th : Regular Board Meeting
District Office Hours : 7:30am - 4:30pm (Mon-Fri)
Fax : 253-862-8472
Superintendent : Michael Farmer, firstname.lastname@example.org