Bulldog Drool Newsletter

May 20, 2022

In This Issue

News to Know
  • Mod Fundraiser
  • Congratulations DEF Semi-finalists
  • 8th Grade Laptop Buy Back
  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Highly Capable Testing

Student Spotlight

Message from the District Nurse

  • Updates to Covid Communication
  • Updated Department of Health Guidance

  • Covid Testing for Students with Symptoms-Updated

  • Free Covid Home Tests

Food Services
  • May Menus

Weekly Attendance

Community Resources

NTMS Contact Information




23: Math Club 7a Rm 157 / Robotics Club (if you've signed up) 2:20-4p Koosmann

23: NTMS Fundraiser Mod Pizza Lakeland Hills

23: Mental Health Awareness Event at Sumner High School 4p-7p

23: School Board Meeting 6p


25: ACE DAY LATE START 9:45AM! / Homework Club in the HUB 2:20 - 4p / ELA Help 2:20-3p rm 102 / Robotics (if you've signed up) 2:20-4p Koosmann

26: Morning Homework Club 7a rm 158 / Homework Club in the HUB 2:20 - 4p / MATH Help 2:20-3p rm 157

27: Happy Friday

30: Memorial Day - No School


6: Victory Tour - Former Dieringer Graduates visit NTMS

6 - 7: 6th Grade Camp

9 - 10: 7th Grade Camp

20: 8th Grade Graduation @ BLHS 6p

21: Last Day of School for 6th & 7th Grades early release

NTMS Mod Pizza Fundraiser May 23rd

If ordering online, please use the fundraiser code MODF7050.

If ordering in person, please tell them this code at the register or bring this flyer in.

Valid only at the Lakeland Hills MOD May 23rd

7060 Lakeland Hills Way

Auburn, WA 98092

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Dieringer Education Foundation Pat Keaton Community Scholarship Semi-Finalists

Congratulations to the following 8th graders who were selected as the top semi-finalists for the Dieringer Education Foundation's Pat Keaton Community Scholarship (no particular order):

Ella D.

Braylen M.

Connor S.

Cadence R.

Rayden H.

Neicko N.

Lauren W.

Kaitlyn S.

Jaslyn S.

Alston C.

Maylee S.

Cole M.

Sophia H.

Andrew M.

Hailey M.

Truman J.

Violet D.

Harrison C.

Lizzy Z.

John B.

Evelyn G.

Ignacio L.

8th Grade Laptop Buy Back

8th Graders can purchase their laptop, charger, and protective case, (not bag), for $20. Payments can be made between May 31st and June 10th online to the North Tapps website under the “Online Payments” tab (click here to pay online) or in the main office.

8th grade students still need to return their laptop, charger, protective case, and bag at the end of the school year with the other grades, so that the laptop can be inventoried and reformatted. All student data (files, images, videos) will be purged so that the laptop can be sold. Therefore, if students want to save any of their data, they need to save it to a thumb drive before they return it.

Purchased laptops will be available for pick up at 8th grade graduation.

Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Focusing on Mental Health for children and youth is essential. Please find relevant information at Pierce County Kids Mental Health or reach out to your school counselor for resources if you believe your child is in need of mental health support.

Where: Sumner High School

When: Monday, May 23rd 4p-7p

What: This community event will provide foundational knowledge

about mental health & mental health conditions and

information about what people can do if their mental health

is a cause for concern.

Mental Health Awareness Event Flyer

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Highly Capable Testing

There will be one more Highly Capable assessment opportunity this spring. The nomination window will be open from June 1st - June 10th.The links for parents are on the district website and will "go live" during the open window. All forms are completed electronically. Teachers and parents may nominate and submit documents during this window. Evaluations will take place June 13-17th for all students who have completed nomination packets.

Message From the District Nurse

Updates to Covid Communication

Since updated Department of Health guidance no longer requires contact tracing, we will send out a letter via email when students shared a space with someone who is Covid positive and may have been exposed. This will, in most cases, be a classroom space. See the link below for an example of the notification letter:

Exposure Notification Letter

Updated Department of Health Guidance

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Updated Covid Testing for Students with Symptoms

We can accept either a negative PCR test or negative antigen/home test for students with symptoms. If your child has just one of the following symptoms which resolves within 24 hours (stuffy nose, runny nose, headache, fatigue, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea) your child may return to school without a test. However if your student’s single symptom lasts >24 hours, they have two or more of these symptoms, or one of the following symptoms (fever of 100.4 or greater, chills, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell, cough), they will need a negative Covid test to return to school, and symptoms must have significantly improved (including no fever for 24 hours without taking fever-reducing medication). Please call the school and email a copy of your student’s negative test results to your school’s nurse or health technician. (Your child may not need testing if symptoms are from a documented, chronic health condition. Please check with your school’s nurse or health technician).

*If your student has tested positive for Covid in the past 90 days, please use the rapid antigen test option, as a PCR test may show positive for up to three months.

If your student develops any of the above symptoms while at school, rapid antigen testing may be available. A parent will be notified first, and a Test to Stay/Testing Permission form must be completed. If the test is negative, students are still required to go home and may return when symptoms have significantly Improved and no fever for 24 hours without taking fever reducing medication, per Department of Health guidance.

Free Covid Home Tests

Did you know that you can order free Covid home tests from the federal government and from Washington State? Here are the websites to order free tests for your family:

Federal Government: https://www.covidtests.gov/

Washington State: https://sayyescovidhometest.org/

Terry Woodall, BSN, RN

District Nurse

Dieringer School District

Lake Tapps, WA

Food Services

May Menus

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Weekly Attendance

Weekly Attendance Average: 92%
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Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2022-23 school year is now open!

Please call the Dieringer Heights office for registration details at (253) 826-4937.

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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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Set your email notifications for grade reports in Schoology

In your Schoology parent account, you can customize how often you would like to receive an email grade report from Schoology. You can choose weekly or daily and select a time to receive a "Parent Email Digest." The Email Digest includes overall course grade, recent assignment grades, overdue submissions, upcoming events, and othe recent activity.

You can also turn on/off Overdue Submission Emails. These overdue emails only include assignments that the teachers require to be submitted to Schoology. It does not include emails for overdue assignments that are turned in by hand to the teacher.

Parents, if you’re having trouble accessing your Schoology account or did not receive an email with account informaiton, complete this Schoology Parent Account Help Form.

Schoology for NTMS Families Video Tutorial Playlist

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

Parking Lot Safety

We have many before and after school club/activities and sports programs where kids and adults are walking through our parking lot. Please slow down and yield to them.