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January 8, 2021

January 8, 2021 Friday Message


Hello Dragonfly Families!


Welcome back to learning! It has already been a difficult start to 2021, but I have been fortunate to visit virtual classrooms to see first hand the great things your students and teachers are doing! Please know that our staff take great care in providing safe spaces to allow students opportunities to process and share as they need. After the events unfolded in our nation’s Capitol, our school district provided resources for staff that help prepare us for difficult conversations ahead. Please feel free to reach out to me if you would like suggestions on how to support students at home. During this time it is important that we support and take care of each other.

~Dr. Sykes

New Teacher Assignment

On Monday, you will receive a letter from your child’s new teacher IF your child is switching from Virtual Academy to face to face instruction or switching from face to face instruction to Virtual Academy for 2nd semester (beginning January 20th). If you did not complete the Virtual Academy registration form in December and your student is enrolled in VA for the fall only, he or she will automatically be placed in a face to face classroom.


YMCA Afterschool Program

The YMCA will begin hosting an afterschool program at Dillard Drive Middle School that will serve both Middle School and Elementary students. Students at Dillard Drive Elementary will be picked up from our school by a YMCA staff member  and walked over to the Middle School. Please see the signup information here. Also, see the flyer with contact information here


Virtual Academy Third Grade Parents ONLY

Please see the following survey regarding upcoming 3rd Grade Assessments for Virtual Academy Students. State law requires these assessments to be taken on campus. Please help us plan for these assessments by completing this 



Final Picture Day/Retakes/Virtual Academy- February 11,2021

February 11, 2021 will be our final picture day for Dillard Drive ES. Retakes will also be taken that day. Those students who had their picture taken in December will get their pictures back when we return to campus on Jan. 20. There will be a virtual academy sign up available for families who would like to have their child’s picture taken. See the flyer here for ordering information. 

PTA Updates: 

  • The online store for DDMES families is open. Take a look at new spiritwear available and new looks will be updated soon! Anything you purchase will arrive directly to your house. Easy as 1, 2, 3! Check out the store using this link: 
  • Our Yearbook vendor has been chosen and all is moving forward. Thank Mrs. Clark (librarian) collecting pictures and organizing our yearbook this year!





  • Jan. 13-Remote Learning Day
  • Jan. 15-End of 2nd Quarter
  • Jan. 18-Holiday (Dr. Martin Luther King Birthday)
  • Jan. 19-Teacher Workday (no school)
  • Jan. 20-1st day of 2nd semester (3rd Quarter)