TWO SUMMER MAIL OUTS:
(There are a few errors on the mail out - please notice the green highlights for corrections)
2019-2020 YEARBOOKS ARE HERE - JUST STOP BY AND PICK IT UP
All 7th grade English students will need the book Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper for the upcoming year.
All 8th grade English students will need the books The Outsiders and Refugee for the upcoming year.
This will be available to order through the school when paying your student's fees on line.
UP COMING 7TH & 8TH GRADERS INTERESTED IN VOLLEYBALL
PLEASE CLICK THE LINK ABOVE & FILL OU THE FORM
UP COMING 7TH & 8TH GRADERS INTERESTED IN FOOTBALL
PLEASE CLICK THE LINK ABOVE & FILL OUT THE FORM FOR COACH MILLIGAN
2020-2021 Schedule Pick-Up
August 11, 2020 9am - 6pm
We encourage everyone to pick up your schedule virtually.
If 6th graders or new students need to come to the school to get acclimated the times listed below are firm!
Cash will be accepted at the school if necessary. However, on-line payment is preferred.
6th Grade Only
A-G - 9am-10am
H-O - 10am - 11am
P-Z - 11am - 12pm
7th Grade Only
A-O - 2pm - 3pm
P-Z - 3pm - 4pm
8th Grade Only
A-O - 4pm - 5pm
P-Z - 5pm - 6pm
(please watch video)
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ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES FOR STUDENTS
Links that provide virtual field trip experiences for FREE:
MATH ENRICHMENT IDEAS AND WEBSITES
ENGLISH ENRICHMENT IDEAS AND WEBSITES
Have your student create a journal (video or written) about what they experience each day they are home from school. These may be used in the future as primary sources (think The Diary Of Ann Frank)
LeVar Burton Presents 11 of the Most Beautiful Sentences in Literature
Audible - Free Stories Readstart-listen
Improving Reading Comprehension
Parents can create an account through the link below
History Enrichment Ideas and Websites
Science Enrichment ideas and Websites
Free Art Lessons
www.readworks.org (reading passages and questions on different reading levels)
www.math-aids.com (math worksheets on different topics and skills)
www.homeschoolmath.net (worksheets, lessons, articles, games, and more)
www.khanacademy.org (all content areas)
www.funbrain.com/ (games and activities)
www.starfall.com/h/ (phonics for reading)
https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/ (reading passages for kids who like animals)
www.storylineonline.net/ (kids books read by famous people – reading to a child is a research-based strategy!!)
www.arcademics.com/ (math and language games)
https://school.bighistoryproject.com/bhplive (history classes for those who like these topics)
www.ck12.org/student/ (science, math, and social studies)
www.commonlit.org/ (reading comprehension and discussion questions)
https://mysteryscience.com/ (science lessons)
www.carmensandiego.com/resources/ (videos, stories, and lessons in all content areas)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. Please cut on dotted lines and make sure they are not expired. Turn these in to the library, office or place in the box just inside the front doors. 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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