DGS Reminders for Hybrid Learning Next Week


I am looking forward to next week with a level of excitement that I haven’t felt in months.  After meeting some of the freshmen in person last week, and then seeing the seniors on the SAT testing day this week, the level of anticipation of seeing our in-person learners continues to grow.  Please read the information in this email (and the corresponding links) carefully. 

We have established strict guidelines for participating in in-person learning.  We have done so to do our part in keeping all members of our community healthy and safe.  It is imperative that everyone reviews, understands, and follows these guidelines at all times.  The opportunity to continue to attend school in person is also dependent on the health metrics of our larger community.  Students are encouraged to take the recommended precautions even when they are not in school...so that we can continue to return to school.

Next week, the week of October 19th, we will follow week one of the Modified Hybrid Schedule (group A and group B schedules).  During the week of October 26th, we will follow week two of the Modified Hybrid Schedule (group A and group B schedules).  All schedules and information can be found on the “Guide for 2020-21” page. 

Arrival to and leaving from school

  • Whether taking the bus to school or arriving on your own, please be wearing the appropriate PPE and have your self-certification slip ready.
  • The new Dunham street drop off is now open. Cars using that drop off location should enter the drive on the north end to drop students off. Exiting cars must turn right onto Dunham and proceed Southbound. Students can also be dropped off near the West Events Entrance.
  • Students need to have a parking pass to park on campus or in the Z-lot along Springside. 
  • Students should not arrive prior to 7:30 a.m. during Modified Hybrid Week One and 11:55 during Modified Hybrid Week Two.
  • Only doors 1, 2, 27 (Dunham drop off) and the West Events Entrance are open for students to enter the building.
  • Students are not using lockers at this time.

Lunches and Study Hall

  • Students who have study halls or certain resource center assignments that replaced, or were typically paired with lunches, may opt out of those study halls and resource assignments if their parents/guardians fill out the appropriate form(s) linked below. 
    • Mustang Corral, Academic Resource Center, Study Hall, Freshman Study Hall, Virtual Learning Resource should complete this form.
    • Marching Band Lunch, 4a Math S/4b Study Hall, 2a Study Hall/2b Math S or 6a Study Hall/6b Math-S classes should complete this formPlease note, a student may arrive late or leave early for the study hall portion of the Math-S class split only.  Students must attend the ½ period portion of the math class
  • Students who have late arrival may only enter via the main entrance.
  • Students who do not have their own transportation and/or their parents have not completed the release form should report to the resource room on their schedule during that class period.  Students will be expected to work on school work.
  • Students should double check their schedules for the locations of their study halls and resource classes as some of those have recently changed.

Finally, we want to remind everyone that peer tutoring is available for students in a wide variety of content areas.  Students may request an appointment or ask for immediate help.  A calendar of availability and the sign-up form can be found on the peer tutoring website.  Students can also access that site from the student tab on the DGS homepage, the CSSS web page and the Library page.  

Have a great weekend and we look forward to welcoming our in-person learners next week. Thank you!

Mr. Schwartz

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