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January 15, 2021

January 15, 2021 Friday Message

Dear Families,


I’m sure you’re aware that the school board voted last evening to continue having all K-12 students learning remotely through mid-February.  They did not determine a specific return date and will reevaluate the first few weeks in Feb and then determine which grades, if any, would return to on-site learning.


Most of our students will continue being taught by the same teacher(s) that they have been working with for the first semester. However, there are a few circumstances that require us to move forward with changes. Please see the info below. Remember, these changes are only for students who are switching to Virtual Academy or switching to on-campus instruction when we re-open.


Kindergarten- Students will begin with their new teacher on Jan. 20th due to a new Kindergarten teacher joining our team to reduce class sizes.

1st Grade- Students have met their new teachers and will continue in their new classes on Jan. 20th.

2nd Grade- Students will begin with their new teachers on Jan. 20th.

3rd Grade- Students will remain with their current teachers until we return to on-campus learning due to class sizes.

4th Grade- Students will switch to their new teachers on Jan. 20th.

5th Grade- Students will remain with their current teachers until we return to on-campus learning.


Yearbook Message from Mrs. Clark:


Families can now submit portrait photos to be included in class page sections of the yearbook. If your child was NOT photographed by Lifetouch and you would like to submit their portrait, please use the following link.


NOTE: photos must meet the following specifications in order to maintain quality printing and be included in the yearbook.

-Must be at least a 640px by 800px

-Must be a JPG or TIF Image format.


**If there is a problem with any images, I will contact families directly.**




As always please let me know if you have any questions! I am more than happy to help! :) Ms. Clark (


Attendance/Engagement Feedback Needed:

Hello Dillard Drive Elementary School families!


The Attendance Team would like to get your input regarding your student's attendance. Parents and caregivers know their students best and have valuable information and ideas; we would love to hear them!


Please complete this optional survey if you have any information you would like to share regarding attendance and engagement!


Thank you!


-Callie Caudill, School Social Worker



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Thank you for your continued support during this time. Remember that although our building is closed, school is still very much in session! Our staff and the students are doing amazing things and we are here to support one another.

~Dr. Sykes


  • January 18th-No School ( in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday)
  • January 19th-Teacher Workday (no school for students)
  • January 20th-2nd semester begins (all students in Remote Learning)