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DGS Second Semester Information

Happy New Year!

We are looking forward to welcoming staff and students back to the building this week. Please read the information contained here (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.

Beginning with the second semester, we will follow the 2021 Hybrid schedule.  All schedules and information can be found on the “Guide for 2020-21” page. 

Arrival to and leaving from school

  • Here are the updated bus schedules.
  • Whether taking the bus to school or arriving on your own, please be wearing the appropriate PPE and have your self-certification slip ready. For this week only, those who do not have a self-certification slip and don’t have access to a printer can have a guardian write a note certifying that the student meets all requirements, and the student can pick up self-certification slips at the security desk when at school. 
  • 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. If you did not make those arrangements in October, please reach out to Dr. Heap in the Deans’ Office.
  • Students should not arrive prior to 7:30 a.m. for the morning session or before 12:00 p.m. for the afternoon session.
  • 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, are allowed to arrive late/leave early in lieu of attending those resource periods.
  • Students who have late arrival may only enter via the main entrance.
  • Students who have completed the form allowing them to stay in school should report to the cafeteria during that class period.  Students will be expected to work on school work during that time.
  • Students should double check their schedules in Home Access Center - use the schedule on the HAC landing page (as the schedule on the schedule tab still includes study hall and resources that will be used in a normal schedule).

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.  

Additionally, the school district has contracted with an online tutoring center that will operate 24/7 and have tutoring available in all subjects. Students should be on the lookout for an introductory email from Paper.co with the subject "Welcome to Paper!" It will include details about how to register for this service.

We look forward to welcoming our in-person learners this week.  Stay well!

Mr. Schwartz