DES Family News

01/01/2023

Happy New Year DES Families,

We hope you had a wonderful winter break! Please take a moment to carefully read the updates coming in January (be sure to click on all links for detailed information). We look forward to continuing our DES adventures together in 2023!


Sincerely,


Sarah Crebs

Principal of Denton Elementary School

CCPS Inclement Weather Plan

Inclement Weather Day Plan for Students


The Maryland Department of Education is allowing districts to use three (3) asynchronous inclement weather days as virtual learning days. This limits the number of days that would normally have to be added on to the end of the school year.


Elementary: Folders with brief Math and/or English Language Arts assignments will be sent home in preparation for an inclement weather day. Internet/Wi-Fi will not be required to complete assignments. Assignments will be due shortly after school is back in session and will count as attendance for the virtual day.


Secondary: Students will be able to access their assignments offline without the need for Internet/Wi-Fi access using their school-issued device. Assignments will be brief and a review of material already covered in the classroom. Work will be due shortly after school is back in session and will count as attendance for the virtual day.

Community Resource Day in January

This opportunity offers community resources to assist DES Families, and it's being hosted locally at St. Luke's UMC! Please consider attending if you'd like to gain access to a wealth of family resources.
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IMPORTANT LINKS AND UPDATES

DES Volunteering

Please review the link and/or contact Mrs. Barnes (DES front office)

DES ATTENDANCE Policy

PLEASE READ FOR A DETAILED EXPLANATION OF THE CCPS ATTENDANCE POLICY

CCPS School Lunch Updates

22-23 Free/Reduced lunch Application included

CCPS Communication Updates (Apptegy Information)

Please make sure you are connected through the APP-this will get you DES updates ASAP.

LUNCH MENU

This link will automatically update weekly

Important Updates/Events

DES Office HOURS: 8:00 am-4:15 pm


January

Jan. 2nd, Back to School

Jan. 3rd, Board of Education Meeting, 6:00 PM

Jan. 10th, PTA Meeting, 6:00 PM

Jan. 16th, No School - MLK Jr. Day

Jan. 24th, Early Dismissal Day for Students (DES begins dismissal @12:40pm) - End of Quarter 2/Grades

Jan. 25th, No School for Students


February

Feb. 3rd, Early Dismissal Day for Students (DES begins dismissal @12:40pm)

Feb. 7th, Board of Education Meeting, 6:00 PM

Feb. 17th, Early Dismissal Day for Students (DES begins dismissal @12:40pm)

Feb. 20th, No School, President's Day


As changes and or more updates arise we will keep families informed on Apptegy.

DES Title I

DES is a Title I School receiving federal funds to improve instruction in math and reading.

Parents of students attending Title 1 schools may request information about the professional qualifications of their child's teachers. Parents of elementary students may request in writing to the school principal information about their child's teacher including:

* Any college or university degree or certification held.

* The subject area of the teacher's degree or certification.

* Whether the teacher is certified by the State of Maryland to teach a grade level or subject area.

* Whether the teacher holds a provisional certificate.

* Whether the child is served by paraprofessionals and, if so, parents may request their professional qualifications.

DISMISSAL CHANGES

All DES dismissal changes must be made by 12:00pm each day. This allows time to ensure that the teacher, student, and dismissal staff are all aware of the changes.

NON DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

Caroline County Public Schools prohibits discrimination in its educational programs, and in employment, on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or disability.