AlertNow Message: October 16, 2022
Good Evening students and parents! This is Lauryn Duncan, Principal at Douglass Elementary School calling with a few announcements for the week.
Doors will again open for all students this week at 7:20am and they may report directly to their classroom. Students wishing to eat breakfast in our cafeteria will do so before heading to their classroom. Parents, please remember that our cafeteria stops serving breakfast at 7:45am. Our tardy bell rings at 7:50am each morning. Students arriving late to school must be signed in by a parent at our front desk. Parents, please remember to use the front crosswalk in the mornings to ensure the safety of you and your child.
Our Fall Picture Day is tomorrow, October 17. Information about fall pictures was sent home with your child last week.
Parents, Rockingham County Schools will continue to require approved background checks for any chaperone or volunteer within our school that has unsupervised contact with students. All background checks are handled online, including payment, no money is sent to school. More information about background checks can be found on our district’s website under the parents & students tab. On this page you will find a section titled “Volunteer Resources.” Please click on the links located in this section to learn about the background check process.
We will continue our Kindness Challenge in honor of Bully Prevention month this week. Ways in which your child can show kindness this week includes asking someone how they are on Monday, working with someone new on Tuesday, holding the door open for someone on Wednesday, doing an extra chore on Thursday, and forgiving someone who makes a mistake on Friday.
Our PTO met last week to finalize the plans for our Trunk or Treat Read With Me night on October 28 from 5:00-7:00 at Douglass Elementary. If you are interested in decorating your car and passing out candy that night, please complete the form that will be sent home with your child this week. Please be sure to turn in the completed form to your child’s teacher by October 25th. More information about this event will be coming home soon.
We hope you enjoy the rest of your evening and we look forward to seeing you tomorrow morning.