Wednesday Weekly

August 31, 2022

Back to School Night is Tonight!

We hope to see you at tonight. The event is from 5-6:30pm. This is an opportunity to meet staff, turn in medications to the school nurse, see the building, join the PTO and more. We will be available to make copies of birth certificates or address verification information to complete your registration as well.
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Parking Lot Reminders

We have an amazing new parking lot, actually two lots. When school begins on September 6th, the lot closest to the building will be for buses only until after 9am and beginning at 3:00pm. Parents who wish to drive their student in a personal vehicle can only enter the lot farthest from the building. The two lots are NOT connected.


Parent Drop-off and Pick-up Procedures

Please be patient in the parking lot. We anticipate a large amount of car traffic, and may experience longer wait times to drop off/pick up students, especially with the new system.


Remember:

  • School doors do not open until 8:35 (M, T, TR, F) and 9:35 on Wednesdays. Students cannot be dropped off before this time.
  • Parents may walk their students to the door ,but they cannot walk them to classes
  • Dismissal is 3:20pm each day.
  • If you have an older student you may find it more efficient to arrive a little bit after dismissal has occurred to allow some of the traffic to clear. Students have a covered area where they wait to be picked up.
  • Parents may park their car and walk-up to the Pick-up Area to get their child. Students are NOT allowed to walk unescorted to an awaiting or parked vehicle.
  • Cars may NOT block the street on 232nd. If you cannot enter the drive up line, you will need to enter the lot and park. This is for the safety of all drivers.

News from the PTO

We're getting ready to roll out our new website for the 2022-23 school year! We're still working on getting it to 100%, but in the meantime, please check it out, give us feedback, register with the directory (and even download the directory app!), and sign up for a committee or two.


https://dcdk-8pto.membershiptoolkit.com/directory


Thanks so much and we look forward to seeing you on Back to School Night next Wednesday, August 31st at 5:00 p.m.

Menstrual Dignity Act

New legislation was passed in Oregon that requires all schools to place dispensers for menstrual products in all restrooms in the building. These dispensers may seem unusual and unfamiliar to students. They have a few buttons that are really tempting to push and play with. Please remind. your student to not play with or damage dispensers and that menstrual products should NEVER be placed into toilets.


Middle school students will receive a brief lesson in their Advisory class to discuss the expectations for leaving these dispensers alone and ensuring that products are available for those who might truly need them. Thank you connecting with your child about this topic in a manner that is appropriate for their age and grade level.


Here is a link to view the legislation that was passed in Oregon.



Menstrual Dignity Act

  • Menstrual Dignity for Students means that all menstruating students, regardless of gender, age, ability, socioeconomic status have the opportunity for safe, dignified self-care. This program offers an antidote to the common narratives that say menstruation is something deserving of embarrassment and shame.

  • Requires for education providers to provide free menstrual products for all students in all public school buildings in Oregon.

  • Research shows that one in four teens have missed class due to a lack of access to menstrual products. Similarly, one in five students has struggled to afford menstrual products. This disproportionately impacts students of color, students experiencing disabilities, and students experiencing poverty.

Student Medications

Our School Nurse will be available to collect student medications. Please remember that all medications must remain in the office ; this includes items such as inhalers, cough drops, eye drops, over-the-counter pain medications and others. Students are not allowed to carry or possess medications at school without written permission from the school nurse and the principal.

Are You Interested in Volunteering?

  • Volunteer - How do I become a volunteer?



  • DCD loves our Volunteers! Please remember that all volunteers must complete an Online Volunteer Application every two years. If you are not sure that your application is up to date, please call the Office at (503)658-3171




The Online Volunteer application can be found HERE.


Reminders:


  • All Volunteers must sign in AND out in the front office
  • All Volunteers must wear a Volunteer Badge
  • All volunteer opportunities must be pre-arranged with the school or teacher



Thank you for your interest in supporting a quality education for the children in our community!