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
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
- May Menus
** FOR SPORTS PLEASE SEE NTMS WEBSITE ATHLETICS CALENDAR**
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
24: TACOMA RAINIERS ALL STAR TRIP
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 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
Dieringer Education Foundation Pat Keaton Community Scholarship Semi-Finalists
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.
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:
Updated Department of Health Guidance
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
Dieringer School District
Lake Tapps, WA
Kindergarten registration for the 2022-23 school year is now open!
Please call the Dieringer Heights office for registration details at (253) 826-4937.
Text Support Line - 741741
Pierce County Crisis Line 1-800-576-776 (24 hours)
National Suicide Prevention - 1-800-273-8255
Sumner Food Bank
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
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.
Principal: David Uberti, firstname.lastname@example.org
Counselor: Jennifer Roscoe, email@example.com
Tech Coach: Dietrich Baker, firstname.lastname@example.org