Weekly Update

February 11, 2021

Mr. Rodriguez's Class Rocks!

Students, staff, and parents all agree that Mr. Rodriquez is a real life Superman. Being the first class back on campus last Fall gave Mr. Rodriquez and his students lots of creative freedom to showcase just how wonderful they are. With one group of students distance learning from home and another in person at Dartmouth, Mr. Rodriquez and his amazing support aides have provided energetic and personalized learning experiences every step of the way. Carefully crafted opportunities for student engagement have provided rich levels of critical thinking and social interaction for his captivated class. Dartmouth thanks Mr. Rodriguez for the loving enrichment, challenge, and structure he delivers every single day.

Reopening Schools Presentation with Stanford Children's Health

Our school district recently broadcasted an informational community presentation discussing the science behind school reopening with panelists from the Union School District, Stanford Children's Health Center, and Dr. Roshni Mathew, Associate Medical Director, Infection Prevention & Control at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.

If you haven't had the opportunity to watch this highly informative presentation, you may do so now by clicking this link: Informational Night with Stanford Children's Health

After-School Friends and Fun

Our After-School Activities have kicked off with great success. Groups of students have been enjoying being outside together on campus, playing games, making friends, and having fun. Sign-ups for our next session of activities will take place the week of February 22nd with offerings which include Sport Activities with Mindfulness, Kickball and Other Blacktop Games, Art, and Field Hockey. We are so excited to see the happy faces of students interacting with one another back on campus. Thank you for supporting our return to campus!

Mental Health Mondays Student Newsletter

The next edition of Mental Health Mondays has arrived and covers the topic of healthy relationships. Socializing and connecting with others is a huge part of life, and very beneficial to our mental health - especially right now, when it is so easy to isolate and just keep to ourselves. That being said, it is equally as important to ensure that these relationships are healthy and make us feel good.

Relationships are supposed to add joy to our lives - that's what makes them so awesome! They are not supposed to take away our energy and make us feel emotionally depleted, or drained. In this week's newsletter, you will learn about the qualities of healthy relationships, as well as explore some tips for how to navigate through unhealthy relationships. You can click here to read the newsletter.

Technology Research Project

Students in Ms. Rissmann's Project MakerSpace class created some fabulous posters for their Technology Research Project. Students picked an object, researched its history and evolution, and then designed an original poster about the object. What a fantastic way to blend research, creativity, and history! Click the image on the left to check out some student creativity.

Return To School Updates

The most recent information about the Reopening of Schools, Wellness Resources, Distance Learning, and COVID-19 can be found by clicking this Link.

Chromebook Care Over Vacation

The Dartmouth Tech Department has asked that all students power off their Chromebooks when not in use during vacation break. Also, students should fully charge their Chromebooks before returning on February 22nd.

Important Dates

HSC Mtg 2/11 @ 6:00 pm

President's Week-No School 2/15 to 2/19

E-Waste Day @ DMS 2/27 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm