Dragon Digest

2021-2022 Parent Edition January 2022

A Message from DOES Administration

January Updates

Happy New Year to all of our DOES Families! We are excited to kick off 2022 with your and your children! School resumes for students on January 4, 2022.

Our daily school schedule will change beginning on Tuesday, January 4th. Students will be able to arrive on campus beginning at 9:50am and the tardy bell will ring at 10:10am. Please have your child at school BY 10:05am every day so they are in their classroom on time. All classes will begin their morning meeting at 10:10am daily and it is very important your child is there for that. Dismissal will begin at 4:20pm daily. We are hoping to see in positive trend in busses being here and leaving on time each day with this new dismissal time. There may be some bus route changes, so we will be tagging all bus riders on January 4th. If your child has a bus change, we will let you know as soon as we find out. We ask for your patience as we navigate this new schedule mid year.

Student protocols will be posted on the district and school websites on Monday. I will also post the links on the DOES Bloomz page when they are available.

Please check Bloomz often as we will post announcements throughout the week. This is our daily means of communications with families at DOES. IF you are not on your child's class page or the school page, please email your teacher so they can get your their code and you can stay in the know.


Kelly Wisneski, Principal


Chasity Vento, Assistant Principal


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At Denham Oaks, we provide an inclusive and collaborative community that delivers high impact instruction to ensure achievement for ALL.

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Upcoming Dates in January

Upcoming Events for January

1/3- Teacher Planning Day

1/4- Students return- school starts at 10:10am

1/6- PTA Meeting 6pm

1/10- Fire Drill

1/11- Report Cards are published on myStudent families to view

1/12- Early Release Day- Dismissal is at 2:20pm

1/17- No School for MLK Day

1/19- PTA Meeting 6pm

1/20- SAC Meeting

1/20- Active Threat Drill (video only)

Spirit Days for January

1/7- Color Team Day- wear your color team shirts

1/14- Bucs Day- wear your favorite Bucs gear or red

1/21- Color Team Day- wear your color team shirts

1/28- Wear your favorite hat day because it's fun :)


Students MUST do the Student Self Screener DAILY. IF they have ANY symptoms- you MUST keep them at home and call the office to let administration know. Do not send your child to school assuming it is allergies, just a cold or something minor. Please don't give them medicine to reduce symptoms and send them to school. If students have any of the symptoms at school, they will be sent home and may not return until they are cleared by a doctor or have a negative COVID test. We need to take care of our school community and stay home when we have symptoms. I know as parents it is easy to think it's nothing, give them some cold medicine and send them to school- we can no longer ignore minor symptoms that are actually students/adults who are positive for COVID. We don't want to instill panic by any means but we do need all families to be extra cautious and keep their children home if they have ANY symptoms at all. I have posted a picture of the Student Screener above and it is on our website. Thank you for your help in helping to keep all students and staff safe at Denham Oaks.




We will begin receiving students at 9:50am, so they have time to go get breakfast. All students should be at school by 10:05am daily so they are in their class when the bells rings at 10:10am. You can access your child's new bus passes on their myStudent account and you should have received an email with their information as well.

Social Media and Internet Safety

Our children have access to so much information at their finger tips on the computers, phones, tablets, ipads, etc... Unfortunately, many sites are not appropriate for our young students in elementary school. We have seen a increase in issues with this at school ranging from language, inappropriate conversations about violence and topics our young students should not be discussing, so we wanted to bring this to all families attention. Many students spend time on YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, and the list goes on and on. Some are even hidden apps on your child's phone so adults think they are something else. Most of theses social media platforms are not intended for or always safe for elementary students. They can quickly get into content that is explicit, violent and scary. Parents should always monitor their child's social history and web browsers to ensure their children are safe on line at all times. You should know all of your child's log in and passwords for all social media and other accounts and spot check them often. They should NEVER have their names, school, phone number or any personal information on their social media. Be cautious because many social media apps will track your child's location and others on the app can see them too. Scary... right? We as parents have to protect our children from inappropriate things that are out there at the click of a button for them to access. We want to teach them when they are young to use the internet as the wealth of good information it can be and how to use it safely.

This is a great resource for parents and has information about all things social media and safety to help your children. I hope you take the time to read through it and find it helpful and eye opening.


Check your child's Bloomz page for important information from your teachers!

Important Information- UPDATED!!!!!

School Bell Hours

It is very important that students are in school bell to bell to maximize their learning.

~9:50 am Campus open, breakfast served

~10:10 am Tardy Bell

~4:20 pm Dismissal Bell

**Students must be in their classroom by 10:10am- please be sure they are here at 10:00 am so they have time to get breakfast and get to their classroom.

**Please do not sign your child out of school early unless it is an emergency. We have academic instruction until the end of the school day. Students leaving early are missing valuable instruction and time with their teacher. Without a doctors note, this will be marked as unexcused.

We ask that you make school and your child's education a priority by having them here on time and not signing them out early!

Health and Safety:

Our goal is to create an environment that provides an opportunity for students to return to the

traditional school experience, while providing effective safeguards to protect the health and safety of students and staff.

  • Practice safe social distancing to the greatest extent possible.
  • Post signage and provide lessons to strongly encourage frequent hand washing and hygiene
  • practices.
  • Ensure hand sanitizer is available throughout the campus.
  • Increase cleaning protocols throughout each campus, including replacing air filters more
  • frequently.
  • Limit group gatherings.
  • Students can wears masks to school. Face coverings are optional for students and recommended for all district staff memebers.
  • Self Screener for symptoms is required for all staff and students daily prior to arriving on campus or on the school bus.
  • Ensure any staff or students who exhibit symptoms are not at school or in the workplace.
School Bus Safety:
  • Students can to wear face coverings on the bus.
  • Clean high touch areas between runs.
  • Ensure hand sanitizer is available on each bus.
  • Disinfect each bus thoroughly at the end of each day.

Dismissal is an important time to show grace and patience to other parents and school staff. We are going to ensure that we know how every child got home each day. Please be kind in the carline and at the walker area. This takes time and we appreciate your understanding. Any changes in dismissal must be communicated in writing to your child's teacher and we ask that you send an email to Sandy Amaral at samaral@pasco.k12.fl.us to let the front office know of this change as well. If you email or Bloomz the teacher during the day, they may not see it prior to dismissal because they are busy teaching. This will help ensure that your child goes home the correct way.

Stay Connected with Us!

We have many avenues of communication to stay connected with families. Keep an eye out!


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