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DRMS' Principal Message

Hello Dolphins!  This is Kristen Faircloth, proud principal at Durant Road Middle School, with your November 22, 2020 Family Message.


We truly hope you had a wonderful weekend and are ready for the holiday break.  Please keep yourself and your families safe in the coming days.  Last week was another successful week at DRMS with having Cohort 1-A students on campus and the continuation of remote learning and Virtual Academy.  Our students and staff are resilient in the face of adversity this year!  We do have two more days of school (remote learning) this week so please read the details in the Family Message below.


If there is anything we can do for you or your family, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  We want you to feel as comfortable as possible with all things Durant Road Middle School.  And it's always best to reach-out and ask clarifying questions rather than be frustrated.  We are in this together as a school community.  We hope you have a wonderful week!


Monday 11/23 & Tuesday 11/24:  This is a friendly reminder that Monday and Tuesday of this week are Remote Learning Days.  No students will be on campus and all students will be learning remotely.  Teachers will be posting asynchronous assignment in google classrooms for students to engage in.  Attendance will be taken through submitted assignments.  


WCPSS is Turning PINK:  WCPSS is turning PINK the week of November 30 - December 4 in the fight against cancer!  Collectively, we will raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society.  The campaign runs the week after Thanksgiving.  DRMS will "Wear Pink" on Friday, December 4, 2020.  Please consider making a donation.   If we all give a little, we can make a big impact: 


DRMS Families: The DRMS Family Engagement Committee wants to support you as we continue through the 2020-2021 school year. Please help us plan and meet your needs for the spring of 2021 by completing this short three question survey at your earliest convenience. Thank you! 
Familias de DRMS: El Comité de Participación Familiar quiere apoyarlos a medida que continuamos durante el año escolar 2020-2021. Ayúdenos a planificar sus necesidades para la primavera de 2021 completando esta breve encuesta de tres preguntas lo antes posible. ¡Gracias!
DRMS Yearbook:  Yearbook needs your help! Do you have pictures of playing sports, enjoying the outdoors, and participating in your favorite fall activities? How about pictures of your pets, your artwork, or your hobbies? Do you have a picture of something that you cannot live without? Please submit any and all photos you have to be used in the yearbook! Use this link to submit photos and don’t forget to include a description/caption:

What is something that you can’t live without? Think outside the box! Is there a book you can't live without, a movie, an app, a place, a person, an animal, a food etc? We need 60 total and have 7 already, so get yours in as soon as possible! Submit your answers and photos here:

Do you have an 8th grader at DRMS? Treat your 8th grader to something special by purchasing an ad for them in our DRMS 2020-2021 yearbook. Congratulate them on their successes, wish them luck for their future, or tell them how proud you are! Purchase your ad for your 8th grader here:

We have created a website for the DRMS 2020-2021 Yearbook! The link for the DRMS yearbook website is: Please follow the DRMS Yearbook on our social media platforms! We are @DrmsYearbook on Twitter and drms_yearbook on Instagram! This is a great way to stay up to date with yearbook information and tag us in any photos you’d like to see in the yearbook!


Wellness Training:  WCPSS is supporting educators, parents, and caretakers by exploring the concept of resiliency.  Please click on the link to learn additional information.  


Restorative Practice and Community Building Circles:  This opportunity is designed to expose you to one of the tools of Restorative Practices, the Circle Process. The Circle is a facilitated dialogue process that is INVITATIONAL. It allows participants to share openly and encourages connections and deepening relationships.  This training is inclusive to all who have an interest in learning ways to better support children and families during these uncertain times through authentic connections.  Please click on the link for additional information.  


On behalf of the faculty and staff at DRMS, we wish you a wonderful holiday and are very thankful for each of you.


Thank you for supporting DRMS,

Kristen Faircloth