Bulldog Drool Newsletter

December 17, 2021

In This Issue

Calendar
News to Know
  • Vaccination Clinic
  • Ski School Registration closes Dec 19th! (NOT AFFILIATED WITH OR SPONSORED BY THE DIERINGER SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • 8th Grade High School Information Night
  • Highly Capable Nomination Timeline
Student Spotlight
  • Mr. Spring's Band Concert
  • Mr. Koosmann's Robotics Team Nutz N' Voltz
Food Services
  • January Menus
Message from the District Nurse
  • Test To Stay
  • When Does My Child Need To Stay Home From School?
Community Resources
NTMS Contact Information

CALENDAR

January

* FOR SPORTS PLEASE SEE NTMS WEBSITE CALENDAR**

3: Return to School!

4: Future Scientists Club Rm 155 @ 7a

5: ACE DAY Late start 9:45am! / Homework Club in the Commons 2:20 - 4p

6: Morning Homework Club Rm 158 (France) @ 7a / Homework Club in the Commons 2:20 - 4p

6: 8th Grade High School Information Night 6pm (8th Grade only - must fill out form for attendance)

NEWS TO KNOW

Vaccination Clinic

LTES will host a clinic on Monday, December 20, from 9:00am-1:00pm in the gym. There will also be a clinic on Monday, January 10, from 4:00-7:00pm.

Ski School Information - Registration Ends Dec 19th!

NOT AFFILIATED WITH OR SPONSORED BY THE DIERINGER SCHOOL DISTRICT


2021-22 LAKE TAPPS SKI SCHOOL


PROMO CODE: 2122LAKETAPPS


*REGISTRATION IS ONLINE ONLY. THEY ARE NOT ACCEPTING PAPER REGISTRATIONS. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Information

  • The Ski bus will run every Friday Jan 14 - Feb 11th leaving from NTMS & Dieringer Heights but all buses return to NTMS each evening.
  • Bus & Lessons only: $425 (PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE LIFT TICKET -you must purchase a daily lift ticket or season pass to ski *see season pass info below*)
  • Rental equipment (only lesson dates): $140 (includes helmet)
  • Promotional season pass (Crystal Mt only, no blackout dates): $249 (5-12 years) $499 (13-22 years)


Registration Instructions:

  • Select Dec 1 & Dec 2 as arrival/departure dates
  • Change number of adults to 1
  • Click “check availability”
  • Click “change” button & select ski or snowboard


Please do NOT call the schools. Crystal Mountain can answer any further questions about registration: 360-663-3036

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8th Grade High School Information Night (8th Grade Families Only)

8th Grade Families,

North Tapps Middle School is hosting its annual High School Information Night on January 6th, 2022, starting at 6:00 pm. This event is meant to help you decide which high school to attend and/or to give you more information about the high school you have already decided to attend. As you know, the Dieringer School District doesn’t have a high school which means each student gets to decide where to go. Our students may choose any school district in the state of Washington. The four local schools that provide bus transportation services are:

  • Auburn Riverside High School
  • Bonney Lake High School
  • Sumner High School
  • White River High School

We are running our High School Information Night differently this year. We will have the 4 local high schools presenting information about their academics, clubs, sports, transportation, and programs. Each presentation will last 25 minutes. You may attend one, two or up to three presentations. It depends on how many schools you want learn more about.

If you plan to attend our High School Information night, masks are required to be worn at all times, we ask that you limit the amount of people that attend per family, we require that you fill out the Google form below, please complete and submit the form no later than Tuesday January 4th. This will help us prepare each area for Covid safety protocols.

Highly Capable Nomination Timeline

Nomination window opens: December 6, 2021.

Nomination window closes: January 14, 2022.

Evaluation for nominated students will begin the week of January 31, 2022.

Nomination packets are being reworked and will be provided as soon as completed.

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Mr. Spring's Winter Band Concert

5:30pm Concert Program:
7:30pm Concert Program:

Koosmann's Robotics Team - Nutz N' Voltz

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JANUARY FOOD MENUS

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From the District Nurse

Test To Stay Program

We are making some changes to follow the most recent guidance from the state department of health and quarantine periods. As usual the timing wasn’t the best. Right after we sent information home with students about the Test to Stay program, the state guidance changed. The new required quarantine time is seven days for students or staff who are symptom free and can produce a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result taken on day 5, 6, or 7 after exposure (students or staff with symptoms are still required to get a PCR Covid test).


In the end, this news shortens the quarantine time for students and staff who are close contacts. Students who are identified as a close contact with another student at school can participate in Test to Stay and this process is now seven days instead of ten days. Students exposed outside of school can return to school after seven days, too, as long as they are symptom free and produce a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result taken on day 5, 6, or 7 after exposure. Anyone who is a close contact who does not participate in Test to Stay or refuses to get tested, must still stay quarantined for ten days and can return to school after that window of time has passed as long as the individual is symptom free.


This new time frame above combined with the recent eligibility to get vaccinated for students ages 5-11 will combine to keep more kids in school as we progress through the school year.

COVID Testing for Students with Symptoms

If your child is out sick or sent home due to COVID like symptoms they will need a negative PCR COVID Test to return to school. It must be a PCR test. The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department will not let us accept a negative antigen test (sometimes called a rapid antigen test) for students with symptoms to return to school, nor will they let us accept a home COVID test.


*Exception: If your student has tested positive for COVID in the last 90 days, please call the school for testing directions.


We have had fast results and excellent reviews from this site in Auburn:

Health Commons Project


And here are other testing sites in Pierce County: Testing Information

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The Washington State Department of Health does not recommend the use of masks with loosely woven fabric, exhalation valves or vents, or single layer bandanas or gaiters. Please be sure your student is not wearing these. Cloth face coverings should be constructed of two or more tightly woven layers. We have cloth and disposable masks available on request!


Make sure your child's mask has two or more tightly woven layers, fits snugly against the face, and covers both the nose and the mouth.


CDC Information about effective mask use

Weekly Attendance

Weekly Attendance Average: 94%

Community Resources

Teenlink - 1-866-833-6546 (For youth and teens open daily 6:00-10:00pm)


Text Support Line - 741741


Pierce County Crisis Line 1-800-576-776 (24 hours)


National Suicide Prevention - 1-800-273-8255

Sumner Food Bank

If you and your family are in need of food assistance:


NO appointment is needed at this time.

"That's right, no appointment needed and no identification needed. Just show up and shop like any grocery store... and we'll take care of the rest. We serve all... EVERY address, EVERY city, EVERY zip code."


Food Distribution Hours:

  • Mon-Fri : 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Thurs: 5:00pm-7:00pm

Client Information Link: 253-863-3793

Food Bank Address: 15625 Maine Street E. Sumner, WA

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Contact Information

School Hours: 7:30 - 3:30pm


Principal: David Uberti, duberti@dieringer.wednet.edu

Asst. Principal: Tyler Borden, tborden@dieringer.wednet.edu


Counselor: Jennifer Roscoe, jroscoe@dieringer.wednet.edu

Tech Coach: Dietrich Baker, dbaker@dieringer.wednet.edu