The Weekly Scoop

"The Scoop" from Mrs. VanDorn, Principal.

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😎The DCMS Summer Scoop!😎

DCMS Summer Office Hours:
Friday, May 31st--Wednesday, July 24th: CLOSED
Thursday, July 25th: Open daily for the 2019-2020 School Year, Hours 8:00am--3:00pm
District Office Open:  Monday--Thursday 8:00--3:00pm, all summer (except July 4) to assist you with any needs to prepare for the 2019-2020 school year.

Save those Utility Bills!
Info will be coming out soon from the District Office regarding the annual residency verification process required for all public schools.  Stay tuned and gather your latest bills!  More info to come.....

Save the Dates!
DCMS Schedule Pick-Up: Wednesday, Aug 7th
8:00--11:00:  8th Grade
12:00--3:00:  7th Grade
Also in our lobby on this day from 10:00am--12:00pm will be a Kendra Scott Pop-Up Shop! They will bring lots of DC colors for your school spirit shopping needs, and 20% of our proceeds from the event go directly to DCMS teachers for classroom supplies!
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DCMS Locker Move-In & Orientation: 
Thursday, Aug 8th 6:00--8:00pm, come and go
7:00pm Parent Meeting in Cafeteria (primarily for new families and incoming 7th grade parents)
Teachers will not be on campus, but our admin team will open the building so that students can practice walking through their schedules, move items into their lockers, etc. with parent help in the evening.
*If you are unable to attend either of these events, our office will be open daily to assist you with schedule and supply pick up from Friday, Aug 9th--Tuesday, Aug 13th.
Team/Teacher Requests:
Unfortunately we are not able to accept requests for your child to be placed with a specific teacher and/or on a team with his/her current friends.  If we opened that door we would be flooded, and with 1000+ students, there is no way we would ever be able to satisfy everyone's personal requests.  All middle school students want to be on a team with students they know.  They can have a lot of anxiety about this, and it is important that we, as the adults in their lives, model to them how to handle this type of situation and reassure them that it is going to be okay.  
We have 4 teams in 7th grade with 532 students, and 4 teams in 8th grade with 467 students.  With those kinds of numbers, they are going to see some familiar faces on their own team.  Every year we have some tears at schedule pick-up, but it always works out.  They make new friends that they never would have known otherwise!  I've been doing this for 20+ years.  It always works out.  Also, our elective classes are not "teamed" so many students who are on a different team from some of their friends still see their friends during their elective classes.  
As we get closer to schedule pick-up, please reassure your anxious middle schooler that it is all going to be okay!  ❤  If your child is begging you to email me with a personal request, please go ahead and explain why you will not be sending that email, and reassure your child that it is all going to work out for the best no matter what happens.
Required Athletic Physicals:
All athletes must have a current physical (dated after May 1st) in order to participate in any sport for the 2019-2020 school year.  All physicals are due to head coaches by the first day of practice.  If your child only participates in a winter or spring sport, physicals are due by September 1st to maintain eligibility for the year.  If you were unable to get your sport's Physical at the PAAC in May, the following options are available to you:
a. Your personal physician
b. McBride Clinic at Edmond and Broadway Ext - 405-230-9230 - Cost $25
c. Primary Health Partners NW - Cost $30 - 405-607-8855 ( A portion of this will go back to Deer Creek Schools.)
Questions?  Athletic Director Yohance Brown:  yohancebrown@dcsok.org
Supply Lists:
Want to get started on back-to-school shopping? See attached school supply lists.  (If you ordered a supply pack, they will be available for pick-up on Aug 7th during our schedule pick-up times listed above.)

Honors Summer Reading Assignments for 7th and 8th:
Honors English courses require a summer reading assignment in grades 7--12.  I have attached both assignments for 7th and 8th graders.  These assignments are due on the first day of school in August.

Honors Assignment for 8th Grade US History:

Honors U.S. History courses require a summer assignment.  I have attached the incoming 8th grade required assignment for any student enrolled to take Honor U.S. History next year.  These assignments are due on the first Friday of school in August. 

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DCMS Families:
Yesterday the district sent out information about residency verifications that begin next week.  Please read the attached flyer carefully for instructions.  Proof of residency is required for all public school students in order to receive your child's schedule for the 2019-2020 school year.  
You only need to prove residency at ONE of the sites that your student(s) attend.  The attached flyer explains the details that you need to know.
In order to accommodate working families, our district is following this schedule for residency verification at all sites:
Last Name A-M:
Wed, July 24th 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(closed 4:00--5:00 for dinner break)

Last Name N-Z:
Thurs, July 25th 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(closed 4:00--5:00 for dinner break)

Make-Up Day:
Fri, July 26th 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
(closed 11:00--12:00 for lunch break)

*Note---If you are out of town next week and unable to participate in Residency Verification, you can prove residency at any site after our offices re-open on August 1st.  This will need to be completed before we can give you your child's schedule at DCMS on Aug 7th.  Remember, you can prove residency at ANY DC school site.

Additional Important Dates for DCMS:
(NOTE--Some of these dates have changed from earlier emails)
August 1st: DCMS office re-opens, 8:00--3:00 daily
(sites are open July 24--26th for residency verification only)
August 8th: DCMS Office CLOSED (required training for all staff)
August 7th: Schedule pick-up in DCMS Cafeteria--
8th grade: 8:00-11:00am
7th grade 12:00-3:00pm
August 8th: Orientation and Locker Move-In (come and go) 6:00--8:00pm
7:00pm Parent Orientation (for new families and incoming 7th grade families) 
August 14th: 1st day of School(Late Start)

*Note---If you are unable to participate in our Schedule Pick-Up day, you can pick up your child's schedule in our DCMS office August 9th--August 13th between the hours of 8:00am--3:00pm.  We will NOT be able to distribute schedules during Orientation on the evening of Aug 8th.





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