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Need to Know Middle School News

DCMS Meet the Teacher Event - Monday, August 5th

Meet the Teacher will occur from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. The Meet the Teacher event is an informal, drop by activity that allows both parents, students, and teachers to meet the one another. The goal is to begin building a positive relationship in order to help our students best succeed. The DCMS staff will be excited to meet you!

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 Mascot - Warrior

School Colors - Crimson and Gray

School Newsletter- The War Cry

School Yearbook - The Tribe

Accessing the DCMS Office

For all school-related business, such as picking up your student for an appointment, dropping off supplies, meeting with a teacher, counselor, or administrator, please enter the school using door 1. Door 2 is now designated for the school corporation Student Services Department. Students may still enter and exit the building using door 2 to start and finish the day; however, the office is dedicated to Student Services specifically.

Door 2 will close for entrance at 9 A.M. and reopen for student exit at 3 P.M.

Students' First Day

The students' first day of school will be on Wednesday, August 7th.


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

Danville Community Middle School

Serving students grades 5 - 8

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