Weekly Parent & Community Newsletter (8/21/22)
At DMS every student's best interests comes first, every single day!
At Decker Middle School we will build a community of lifelong learners who have a sense of pride and integrity, in a safe, welcoming, creative, and inclusive environment in order to be college and career-ready in today’s society.
On Time, On Task, and On a Mission!
We would like to thank our DMS families and scholars for a successful first week of school! We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work out the kinks with transportation, schedules, etc. Most of our scholars are doing a great job of coming to school in their grade level uniform, keeping phones out of sight, ready to learn . Please encourage your scholar to continue to come to school with their clear backpack containing the materials needed for class each day.
Decker Middle School Admin Team
Parents MUST Sign and Return Technology Device Use Agreement Prior To Scholars Receiving Their Technology
Many scholars have made schedule change requests. The requests may or may not be granted depending on class size and if the change request fits in your scholar's schedule. This is the last week that schedule change requests will be accepted. Please be patient with us as we continue to balance classes and honor schedule change requests. We do not change core schedules by request (i.e. math, science, social studies, ELA).
Standard Mode of Dress
- Shirts must be short or long-sleeved polo-style collared shirts.
- 6th Graders will wear Gray and White
- 7th Graders will wear Maroon
- 8th Graders will wear Black
- Spirit shirts can be worn on Fridays
- Pants, jeans, shorts, skirts, and skorts must be worn on the scholar's natural waist at all times
- Sweatpants and Joggers are not allowed
- Hoodies are allowed in the respective grade level colors. However, we will not allow hoods to be worn inside the building. Hoodies may not have images or language depicting violence, drugs, alcohol, any illegal item or activity, or any other prohibited substance
- For safety reasons, athletic shoes featuring closed toes plus rubber soles with no cleats, elevation, or wheels, are suitable for Physical Education classes at all levels
- Student IDs must be worn on a lanyard around the neck and visible at all times
Tardies begin Monday, 8/22
Students identified as skipping or having excessive tardies will be placed in In -School Suspension (ISS) to reflect and create an "On Time, On Task, and On a Mission" action plan. We love all of our scholars and want them to be successful.
Parents--we need you!
Manor ISD is Committed to Educating the Whole Child--Survey Data Needed
LifeWorks Community Needs Assessment
LifeWorks is conducting a Community Needs Assessment in Austin/Travis County for the Department of Family and Protective Services Family and Youth Success Program (DFPS-FAYS). The goal of this assessment is to better understand current youth and family needs for mental health services and other supports in our community.
As part of this effort, we are collecting information from community groups and service providers, as well as (potential) service recipients. We would greatly appreciate it if you could complete this survey and circulate the relevant link(s) to your network and/or clients.
The following link is for service providers and other community stakeholders:
The following link is for parents/guardians of youth under age 18 and youth age 16–18:
The survey will close 8/24.
We appreciate your assistance! Do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.
Liz Schoenfeld, Ph.D. | Chief Research & Evaluation Officer
LifeWorks, Empowering Self-Sufficiency
p. (512) 735-2130 c. (210) 867-7171 f. (512) 735-2452
Breakfast and Lunch
Reminder that Manor ISD Food Service will be providing FREE breakfast and lunch to ALL scholars for the 22-23 school year.
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