DRMS' Principal Message
Happy Sunday, Dolphins! This is Kristen Faircloth, proud principal at Durant Road Middle School, with your September 11, 2022 Family Message.
It has been a rainy but relaxing weekend. I would like to take a moment to honor and remember the events and people impacted on September 11, 2001 and beyond. Our students and staff participated in a moment of silence on Friday, September 9, 2022. It is hard to believe that we are 21 years removed from this day. I have no doubt we can all remember that horrific day like it was yesterday. Let us continue to allow these events to shape us to be the best versions of ourselves.
Please take a moment to read through the Family Message below, as well as the grade level newsletters, and do not hesitate to reach out if there is any way we can support you.
Lock Down Drill: Safety is a top priority at DRMS. Therefore, it is imperative that we practice in the event of an emergency. DRMS engaged in our first Lock Down Drill on Wednesday, September 7, 2022. The students and staff did a great job taking the drill seriously and following the established protocols.
Important Message for ALL Parents: Unfortunately, we have seen an increase in vapes being present in our school, particularly among our 8th grade students. This issue not only causes a huge disruption to the learning environment, large amounts of time taken away from instruction, but also a danger to student's health. After spending time researching ways to help support this concern, I found a text that I encourage ALL our parents to read. We are here to partner with you and to create a village to ensure your child is safe and successful.
Athletic Updates: Congratulations to all of our Dolphins that tried out for our fall athletic teams and to those students that made their respective teams. We had well over 150 students try out for the 4 fall teams. Students received an email thanking them for trying out and the outcome of the tryouts.
Practices begin this week. Be on the lookout for information from the fall coaches, including athlete expectations and a possible fall coach's event. If you have any questions, please contact Gianni Esposito (Athletic Director) or Tim Capel (First Responder) at the following emails listed below:
Gianni Esposito - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Breakfast - $1.75
- Lunch - $3.25
DRMS PTA Updates: There are so many ways for parents to get involved with the DRMS PTA and support their child and Durant Road Middle School!
- We are in need of approved WCPSS volunteers to help during the Day of Awesomeness on September 23, 2022. An official signup sheet will be sent via email.
- If you are not an approved WCPSS volunteer, please email Karen Bograd, data manager, at email@example.com
- Mark your calendars! DRMS PTA will hold their first PTA General Session on September 20. The meeting will take place virtually. See below for details on logging in.
Mark your calendars! DRMS PTA will be hosting a Schoolyard Cleanup on Saturday, November 5, 2022, from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM at DRMS. An official signup sheet will be sent out via email.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email the PTA at firstname.lastname@example.org
Time: Sep 20, 2022 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Thank you for supporting DRMS,
Kristen J Faircloth