Superintendent News

February 13, 2018

Dear DCS Parents,

Like most of you, we’re looking forward to no snow this week and a full week of school (other than the half day on Friday).  Below are a few quick informational items regarding DCS:

  • DCS has contracted with PCI in partnership with the Dexter Alumni Association to facilitate an alumni search with the intent of updating our alumni database.  PCI provides this service to school districts, colleges, and universities throughout the country.  If you are a DHS alum, you may have received a postcard, email or phone call requesting updated contact information for the purposes of producing a directory.  Your assistance in this process is greatly appreciated.  We are hoping to find updated information on nearly 10,000 DHS alumni and are looking to PCI to assist us in this process.
  • DCS will be hosting a viewing and discussion of the film “Screenagers” on Monday, February 26th at 6:45 p.m. the high school CPA.  Please feel free to join us and please invite your child to attend.  The viewing is free to all who attend.  For more information, please visit the event post. 
  • Bond work is progressing as expected.  Last night, the DCS Board of Education approved a package of bids to construct the new elementary school on Dan Hoey.  The footings are poured and soon you’ll begin to see walls of the school being constructed.  Meanwhile, requests for bids are out for construction of the new fields at DHS and Creekside.  Thank you for your continued support.
  • Here’s a summary of the tweets (minus snow day chatter) describing the happenings at DCS so far in 2018: DCS January Storify
  • Young Five & Kindergarten Registration:  In response to inquiries about whether to enroll children in young five versus kindergarten, Cornerstone Principal Craig McCalla and Bates Principal Ryan Bruder will be sharing an overview of the programs on February 27th, 6:00pm at Cornerstone Elementary School.  Starting in 2018, we will not be doing the classic "roundup" that some parents may remember from years past. Parents and guardians of kindergarten and young five students will complete registration online using the link on the KGYF page.  On March 7thparents can tour the K-2 buildings at6pm and will meet at 7pm at Creekside to complete registration, turn in required paperwork, and hear more about the programs. A more detailed explanation can be found on the KGYF page. You may also find the Enrollment FAQ helpful.  Last but not least, here is a handy overview of the programs' registration process that outlines steps for new families, current young five families, and families with older siblings already enrolled in Dexter.

Thank you for your continued support and Go Dreads!


Christopher Timmis, Ed.D.

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