Academic Session 2021-2022 Registration
DUNCANVILLE MIDDLE SCHOOL
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 3:00pm
Wednesday, July 28th 9am - 2pm (scheduled power outage)
INFOSNAP PORTAL IS OPEN - An email was sent on Tuesday, June 29th to the email address associated with your infosnap account. The email was sent from "TCSS_enroll" please check your inbox for this before emailing the school for your snapcode. The link in that email should already have you signed in.
A letter with your students infosnap code as well as lots of other information was mailed out (see below) on Monday, July12th. This mail out should answer all questions about infosnap and fees, as well as other items.
ALSO, If you have a returning 7th or 8th grader and have paid on MSF in the past, you will see your student already in your account. However, our new system does not use their S# anymore. You will NOT be able to see current fees. Please delete your student and add them to your account using the State ID number. Their numbers were sent out on a label on their infosnap letters that came in the mail. We CAN NOT email them to you. You will have to call the school during office hours if your student doesn't remember it. Please ask them... they refer to it as their "19#" and have used it many times in school.
Once you have signed in to MSF and can see your students fees, remember to check all categories. If you have past due fees you will see "show outstanding balances and fees", once added to the cart you will see "required registration items". Once those are added to your cart you will see "optional registration items" and add whatever you are interested in. THEN, be sure to look at "select from other categories" to see if you are interested in any other items. This is where PE uniforms, school t-shirts and other items are listed for purchase.
Once ALL current and past due fees are paid, infosnap is complete and 6th graders (11 and up) have turned in new immunization forms (or proof the shot has been received) you will receive your schedule via email. The email will be sent to the email associated with the my school fees account. Once the receipt is received from MSF the student schedule will be mailed within 24 hours.
Our building will be open for anyone that needs to pay cash, decorate a locker or just get familiar with their schedule on August 3rd from 3pm to 6pm only. The building will not be open after this date, however if you are out of town at this time keep in mind the schedule can be emailed and the teachers (especially the 6th grade teachers) will allow extra time in between classes at the beginning of the year.
We have missed our students and can't wait for their return!
SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENTS
6th grade book list
7th/8th grade book list
_______________________________________________________________BELOW ARE TWO EASY WAYS TO RAISE MONEY FOR YOUR SCHOOL WITHOUT SPENDING ANY EXTRA MONEY OUT OF POCKET!We receive $.10 for every box top turned in. This information is now able to be added on line, or you may turn these in to the library or office. All proceeds go to the DMS library. Students may also use boxtops to pay past due library fines.
Any student in a public school under the jurisdiction of a local board of education or in a nonpublic school may possess and apply federal Food and Drug Administration regulated over—the-counter sunscreen at school and at school—based events notwithstanding any other provision of law, including any rule of the State Board of Education or the State Board of Nursing.
Any student, parent, or guardian requesting a school board employee to apply sunscreen to a student shall present to the nurse a Parent Prescriber Authorization Form signed by the parent/ guardian. A Physician signature is not required.
IS YOUR CHILD CARRYING 20-30% OF THEIR BODY WEIGHT IN THEIR BACKPACK? According to Change.org (2017), it is medically proven that children carrying more than 10% of their body weight is damaging to their spine. "Just because you can’t see the internal damage, doesn’t mean it isn’t happening" (Sams, 2017).
BECOME AWARE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF ENSURING THAT YOUR CHILD IS CARRYING NO MORE THAN 10% OF THEIR WEIGHT IN THEIR BACKPACK. -VISIT www.bacsupport.com FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Immunization certificates, required by Alabama law, must be presented to the school before a child can enroll in public school. Certificates are available from local physicians or local health departments. Only students presenting a Certificate of Medical Exemption or a Certificate of Religious Exemption are excused from this requirement.
MENINGOCOCCAL DISEASE AND VACCINE:
Meningococcal disease is a serious illness caused by bacteria. It is the leading cause of bacterial meningitis in children 2-18 years old in the United States. The bacteria that cause meningococcal disease are very common. The disease is most common in children and people with certain medical conditions that affect their immune system. The disease is spread through exchange of respiratory droplets or saliva with an infected person including kissing, coughing, sneezing, and sharing drinking glasses and eating utensils. In a few people, the bacteria overcome the body’s immune system and pass through the lining of the nose and throat into the blood stream and cause meningitis. Meningitis is a term that describes inflammation of the tissues surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Symptoms of the disease include fever, headache, stiff neck, red rash, drowsiness, nausea and vomiting. The meningococcal vaccine MCV4 is recommended for all children 11-12 years of age and for unvaccinated adolescents at high school entry (15 years of age). High school seniors should also consider obtaining the vaccine prior to entering college, especially if they are planning on living in a dormitory. Parents should consult the family physician or the local health department for more information. Information on MCV4 and other vaccine recommendations may also be obtained at www.adph.org/immunization.
INFLUENZA (FLU) VACCINE (INACTIVATED OR RECOMBINANT): WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Influenza (“flu”) is a contagious disease that spreads around the United States every year, usually between October and May. Flu is caused by influenza viruses, and is spread mainly by coughing, sneezing, and close contact. Anyone can get flu. Flu strikes suddenly and can last several days.
Symptoms vary by age, but can include: fever/chills sore throat muscle aches fatigue cough headache runny or stuffy nose Flu can also lead to pneumonia and blood infections, and cause diarrhea and seizures in children. If you have a medical condition, such as heart or lung disease, flu can make it worse.
Flu is more dangerous for some people. Infants and young children, people 65 years of age and older, pregnant women, and people with certain health conditions or a weakened immune system are at greatest risk. Each year thousands of people in the United States die from flu, and many more are hospitalized. Flu vaccine can: keep you from getting flu make flu less severe if you do get it, and keep you from spreading flu to your family and other people.
A dose of flu vaccine is recommended every flu season. Children 6 months through 8 years of age may need two doses during the same flu season. Everyone else needs only one dose each flu season. Consult your child's Healthcare Provider/ Pediatrician for additional information and to discuss your child's need for the Flu Vaccine.
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