Principal Update 8/4

Good afternoon Doss parents and families.  

We are anxiously preparing for the return of all of our staff on Monday, August 8th!  We have so many fun activities for our staff to collaborate and build community.  Our goal is to continue to build a strong foundation of community and culture for our students.  Our new staff made their way to campus this week to begin setting up their rooms and are learning all of the Doss traditions and expectations.  I am excited for you and your students to meet them.

Today I met with our CAC to finalize new membership and to review much of our campus-wide data.  It was a fruitful conversation and was a great way to set the tone for the year.  I am thankful for their time.  At this meeting, I indicated our commitment to school safety and general plans.  I informed everyone that, while we will allow parents to visit classrooms to drop off students on the first day of school, parents will have to drop their children off outside as we did last year after the first day of instruction.  Any parent/visitor that wishes to enter the school must do so by scanning their drivers license in the front office.  Please know that we are looking for ways to engage our teachers and parents to build strong and collaborative relationships.  If you have questions about this, please let me know.

Lastly, our school day hours will remain the same as this year.  Drop off and pick up will be the same as well.  More detailed information will be shared by your classroom teacher (including first day of school procedures) and by me next week.

  • 7:00:  Doors open to students to go to the cafe (either eat breakfast or wait on the learning stairs)
  • 7:30:  Students go to class.
  • 7:40:  Instruction begins (Tardy Bell)
  • 3:10:  Dismissal.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Back to School Schedule

  • Classroom Lists Posted
    • Wednesday, August 10 (online and on café/front doors) @ 5:00 P.M.
  • Meet the Teacher
    • Thursday, August 11 from 11:00-12:30
    • Meet the teacher is a quick, come and go event where parents and students can drop off supplies, say a quick hello to friends and the teacher, and walk through the school.  It gives parents and students a chance to orient themselves with the school and classrooms.
      • Two sessions:
        • 11:00-11:40 A-M
        • 11:40-11:50  Transition
        • 11:50-12:30:  N-Z
  • Back to School Night
    • Back to School Night is when teachers invite parents only to the classroom to learn about procedures, expectations, and to ask questions.  We provide two sessions so families with multiple children can attend different grade levels.  ​
      • Wednesday, August 24:  Pre-k, Kinder, 1st, and 2nd Grade
        • Session 1:  5:30-6:10
        • Transition:  6:10-6:20
        • Session 2:  6:20-7:00
      • Thursday, September 1:  3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade
        • Session 1:  5:30-6:10
        • Transition:  6:10-6:20
        • Session 2:  6:20-7:00
  • First Day of Instruction
    • Monday, August 15th
    • More information about the first day of school will be shared soon.

UPDATES

  • Important Nurse Updates
  • Parent Volunteers Needed for In-Person Meet the Teacher
    • If you are planning to attend Meet the Teacher on Thursday, August 11, please consider signing up to volunteer to help at the informational booths as well as serve as Welcome Greeters. You can meet your teachers AND help out at the event – all volunteers will be inside this year!  Please consider signing for 1 (or more) shifts to help make our first official school event a success!
      • Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com
      • Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
      • Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com
  • Bus Route Information
    • Students’ bus route info were emailed to all families on Monday August 1st and the “Bus Stop Finder Utility” will be turned on our website. We highly recommend families check Bus Stop Finder periodically as routes and stops may change especially for the first 2-3 weeks of the school year.
  • Student Meals for 2022-2023
    • If you are interested in your child eating breakfast or lunch at Doss this year, please read the following message for our food service team. 
    • Please note that breakfast and lunch will no longer be free for all students but rather for those who qualify.  I encourage everyone to apply just in case.  It’s quick, easy, and confidential.
    • Doss Breakfast/Lunch Flyer

Kids.Reg.Form.Austin.Doss.2022.pdf