DMS Community Newsletter
August 11, 2022 ~ Week 1-Welcome Back
Welcome Back Letter from Principal Mr. Sousa
Link to letter or see below.
August 6, 2023
Dear DMS Community,
Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! We come to this new school year with a renewed passion and desire for growth and success. Our ongoing mission of One Heart/One Mind means working together to put others before self so that all the members care for each other. If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the parts are glad.
One of my greatest concerns as a middle school principal is the effect technology, specifically cell phones and social media, has had and continues to have on our children. To that end, I want to keep you informed so that you may effectively parent your child through this impressionable time of life. In past community S’more newsletters, I have shared links to articles documenting the potential harm unchecked technology can have on children and young adults (Click LINK to read). I recently read this article (LINK) that challenges all of us to be diligent in what we allow our children to experience through technology.
We are excited to begin the school year and are looking forward to partnering with you to provide the best education possible. In order to begin the year on a positive note, please read all the information in the Smore regarding office hours, school information, registration, and specific requirements for students to receive schedules.
We are here to serve, so feel free to contact the school if you have any questions or concerns.
Registration & Schedule Reminders
Student Schedule Notice
Reminder: Monday Modified Day & 1st Week Schedule
First Day Of School Info
Student Attire & TVUSD Dress & Grooming Policy
Here are some guidelines and tips from our TVUSD Dress and Grooming Policy (AR 5132)
Temecula Valley Unified School District believes that appropriate dress and grooming contribute to a productive learning environment. Student attire and grooming must permit your student to participate in learning without posing a risk to the health or safety of any student or school district personnel. The school district is responsible for seeing that student attire does not disrupt school activity or contribute to a hostile or intimidating atmosphere for any student.
Students must wear clothing including a shirt with pants or skirt, or the equivalent (e.g., dresses, leggings, or shorts) and shoes.
Clothing shall be sufficient to conceal undergarments and buttocks. No underwear, undergarments, or clothing that is comparable to undergarments (e.g., bathing suits that resemble the same coverage of an undergarment) may be visible at any time. Clothing may not be see-through or mesh if underwear is visible underneath.
Attire may not display images that are violent and/or depict drugs, drug paraphernalia, alcohol, or promote any unlawful act. Additionally, attire may not contain imagery, words or acronyms associated with hate speech, profanity, pornography, or any promotion and/or endorsement of violence, alcohol or drug use.
TVUSD is looking forward to inspiring, supporting, and fostering the learning experiences that your child will have this year. As always, we appreciate our partnership with you as we begin the 2023-2024 school year. (Reference: TVUSD AR 5132)
Buy Spirit Pack & PE Clothes Online
Purchase Your School Items Online - Delivery During Advisment
During Registration days, families often purchase DMS items such as:
Spirit Shirts (DMS Shirts)
See below for helpful purchasing tips.
Wired Headphones Required
Electronic Headphone Update
DMS Headphone/Earbuds This Year: All earbuds must be wired and able to plug into a chromebook. Bluetooth devices and non-wired earbuds/airpods will be confiscated! If students do not have wired headphones/earbuds, a set will be provided in the classroom as required by the teacher.