August 28, 2022 - AlertNow Message
Good Evening Students and Parents! This is Lauryn Duncan, Principal at Douglass Elementary School calling with a few announcements for the week. First, I want to officially welcome you to the start of the 2022-2023 school year. Our staff is excited to welcome our students back!
As you know, the first day of school is tomorrow, Monday, August 29th. Doors will open for all students 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. 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.
As you arrive, parents are encouraged to use our morning car line for easy drop off but are allowed to park in the front lot and walk their student across our crosswalk to the front door. Parents will be allowed to walk their student to the classroom the first day of school. After the first day of school, all families will follow our normal morning drop-off procedures. Please be patient with school staff during the first few weeks of school as we will do our best to make morning arrival a speedy process.
As we dismiss school each afternoon, we ask all parents to use our drive through line. Walk-ups will not be allowed at afternoon dismissal. School staff will safely load students into cars. Please place a sign with your child’s name in the front windshield for easy dismissal. We appreciate your support with afternoon dismissal procedures.
Parents, breakfast and lunch are no longer free of charge this year. The cost of breakfast is $2.25 and the cost of lunch is $3.25. If you are interested in completing a lunch form please visit our school website at douglasselementary.org and click on the lunch form link located on the homepage. Lunch accounts can be created and updated by visiting k12paymentcenter.com.
Kindergarten parents, please join us this Thursday, September 1st from 5pm-7pm for our Kindergarten Only Open House. Students and families will be able to enjoy popsicles with the kindergarten teachers, view classroom rosters, meet your child’s teacher and access volunteer training provided by our school counselor, Mrs. Thackston. All kindergarten staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
Parents, we will practice several school wide safety drills over the next two weeks at Douglass. Please know that our number one priority is the safety of our students and we will always make every effort to prepare for crisis situations. Although these situations are most often unpredictable, practicing with our students is very important.
We hope you enjoy the last night of Summer Break and we look forward to seeing you bright and early tomorrow morning for the first day of school!