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Need to Know Middle School News
DCMS Meet the Teacher Event - Monday, August 5th
New Transportation Policy for Bus Passes
For the 2019-2020 school year, our transportation department will be adopting a new end of day destination policy. Moving forward, families with students riding the bus at the end of the day will be asked to designate two possible addresses to which their child may be dropped off. These two addresses will be the only ones that can be used throughout the year for afternoon drop off.
This policy change can be attributed to safety, capacity and funding. Ensuring the safety of each child in the transportation process is important to us. When a student has fewer changes in their schedule, our building staff can better monitor and safeguard that students are heading to the right place. It also allows our bus drivers to make connections with their riders and to verify that they have delivered them safely.
Additionally, when students change routes often it can cause capacity issues on buses that serve some of our more heavily populated areas. Overcrowding on a school bus may cause safety and behavioral issues.
State funding changes and reduced operational costs have made this policy necessary for our transportation department. If this trend continues, additional measures may include an implemented walking radius, longer drive times or elimination of certain routes.
SCHOOL DISTINCTIONS AND TRADITIONS
School Colors - Crimson and Gray
School Newsletter- The War Cry
School Yearbook - The Tribe
Accessing the DCMS Office
Door 2 will close for entrance at 9 A.M. and reopen for student exit at 3 P.M.
Students' First Day
Doors Open 8:15 A.M.
Classes Begin 8:33 A.M.
Dismissal (Bus Riders) 3:24 P.M.
Dismissal (Walkers) 3:30 P.M