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Return to Buildings

Updated Return to Building Summary 3/10/2021

If you would like bus transportation for your child, we are asking that you notify us via the Transportation Registration form on the district website. This allows us to update routes and seat assignments prior to students arriving at the bus stop.  We also need this information to help balance bus routes and modify routes as needed in order to avoid overcrowding on buses.  

Anchor/Beacon  

  • Homeroom students will move to 5 days per week of in-person instruction starting Monday, March 15th.
  • School starts at 8:30a.m. with drop off between 8:15-8:30a.m.
  • The school day will end at 3:05p.m. with a rolling dismissal starting at 2:50p.m.
  • The schools will continue to use Driveline (the parent pickup system we’ve used this year).
  • Home-based students will remain home-based.

WYLIE & CREEKSIDE

  • Homeroom students will move to 5-days per week of in-person instruction starting Monday, March 22nd.
  • School starts at 8:30a.m. with drop off between 8:15-8:30a.m.
  • The school day will end at 3:05p.m. with staggered pickup times starting at 2:50p.m.
  • The schools will continue to use Driveline (the parent pickup system we’ve used this year).
  • Home-based students will remain home-based

 

MILL CREEK

  • Mill Creek Homeroom students will continue on their A/B Day hybrid schedule with new times beginning on March 15th as previously planned.
  • School will start at 8:30 a.m. Drop off will be from 8:15 - 8:30 a.m., and doors will open at 8:15 am. The school day will end at 3:05 p.m.
  • Starting on Wednesday, March 24th, Mill Creek students who would like to attend In-person Learning Labs can attend from 8:15- :05p.m. on Wednesdays. Bus transportation for Wednesdays will be provided through the same bus routes as the other days of the week. Parents will be asked to notify us if their child plans to attend via a building sign-up form that is being sent out tomorrow morning so we can plan accordingly. Lunch will be provided as it is on other days.
  • Sometime after April 12th or April 19th, we will likely be moving to more in-person days at Mill Creek with more students in the building at one time.  Currently, we have a significant number of Mill Creek students in quarantine due to extracurricular activity exposures. We will use the coming weeks to work through safety protocols for a safer return to more days of in-person learning. Please look forward to further information from the building in the coming days.

DEXTER HIGH SCHOOL

  • Dexter High School: Starting Monday, March 15th, DHS courses will run from 8:45 - 2:45 on the current A/B schedule.  Bus routes will be moved back to one run for all Dexter students instead of running the second AM bus run for high school students as we initially planned.  Routes times will be available on the DCS website by the end of this week.  
  • Starting Monday, March 22nd, DHS current home-based students will remain home-based in order to maintain class sizes that we are using to plan spacing based on current attendance. Another opportunity to move from Home-based to Homeroom will be made available in late April.
  • Only current homeroom students may choose to attend on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays or choose to zoom into the courses.  Classes will run from 8:45 - 2:45 on M/Tu/Th/F.  Wednesdays will remain used for office hours and asynchronous learning.
  • To be clear, the max class sizes look to be around 27 in some classes while most are 20 or lower. We will work to keep 3’ - 6’ spacing between students in classes. We will work to keep 6’ seat distance during lunches but this will include seating for lunch outside of the cafeteria as the space does not allow enough students in at one time. We have established alternate seating areas for lunches.
  • There will be a change to the schedule during the week of April 12th to accommodate SAT/PSAT9/PSAT10/WorkKeys/MStep Testing. The test regulations will require a change in spacing in order to space students and proctor the tests according to test regulations. This is important in order to not invalidate student SAT scores for college admissions. 
  • We also have a significant number of DHS students in quarantine tied to extracurricular activities. Please use extra diligence to keep everyone safe so we can continue to increase opportunities for in-person learning for students.  

visual representation of the Dexter Schools Profile of a Learner

STUDENT SCREENING

Parents and guardians must screen their students daily before school. 

STUDENT SCREENING FORM