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    School Supply List 2020-2021

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  • Principal's Update August 4th, 2020:

    DHMS is a Title I school this year for the first time in nearly a decade!  This means we are receiving additional federal funds that support programs for all of our students.  Title I status is determined by the number of Free and Reduced Lunch students we have each year.  We highly encourage our families to apply for Free and Reduced Lunch status each year so we can maintain our Title I programs.  Even though all students will receive free breakfast and lunch this school year, we need our families to continue to demonstrate the need so we can continue to receive funding. You can apply now at https://www.myschoolapps.com .

    On Thursday, July 30, a transportation survey was sent directly to families who have selected the traditional learning option AND who receive transportation to/from school to gauge whether students will be utilizing this service during the first quarter of school. Your responses will support route planning and allocation. If you did not receive the link, you can access it here: Transportation 2020-21 Survey .  The survey closes August 5th at 11:59pm.

    DHMS has part-time openings in the cafeteria.  If you know someone who would be interested in joining our team, have them call Jim Renner at 727-492-6997.

    Backpacks are highly recommended this year for all students. See these opportunities from the City of Dunedin & Clearwater:

    Dunedin Parks & Recreation is proud to offer a back to school backpack and school supply giveaway for the families in our community.  The giveaway will be held at the Martin Luther King Jr, Recreation Center, beginning on Monday, August 10th and run through Thursday, August 13th. A ticket/reservation is required for each school-age child and space is limited.

    Reservations: An online ticket/reservation must be made for each school-age child through Eventbrite and we ask that families limit themselves to three ticket/reservations per household.

    Available Reservation Dates:

    • Monday, August 10th,  5:15-6:15 pm
    • Tuesday, August 11th,  5:15-6:15 pm
    • Wednesday, August 12th,  5:15-6:15 pm
    • Thursday, August 13th,  5:15-6:15 pm

    ­­Backpack and School Supply Pick-up: Please arrive between 5:15-6:15 pm at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center, (550 Laura Lane, Dunedin) on your ticket/reservation date. Staff will assist you in our drive-thru pick-up. Please have your school-age child in attendance.

    For more information regarding the Back to School Backpack and School Supply Giveaway, please call (727) 738-2920.  www.dunedingov.com

     

    Clearwater Public Library Offering Free Backpacks; While Supplies Last

    The Clearwater Public Library System will offer free backpacks, books and school supplies for students in grades kindergarten through 12. Stop by any of the library’s five locations Aug. 3 through Aug. 9 during open hours. Limited to one backpack per child if the child is present. If the child(ren) is not present, limited to two backpacks per family. With generous support from the Clearwater Library Foundation.

    Library locations:

    • Clearwater Beach Library, 69 Bay Esplanade
    • Clearwater Main Library, 100 N. Osceola Ave.
    • Clearwater East Community Library, 2465 Drew St.
    • Countryside Library, 2642 Sabal Springs Dr.
    • North Greenwood Library, 905 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

    For more information and library hours, call (727) 562-4970 or visit myclearwaterlibrary.com.

    Principal's Update July 30th, 2020:

    The Pinellas County School Board voted to push back our start date for the first day of school.  The first day of school is now Monday, August 24th.

    I want to thank our families for responding the PCS Fall Learning Options selection process.  We still have a number of students who have not made a selection.  We want all of our families to make a selection so we can accurately schedule our students and teachers for August 24th.  If you were unable to make a selection please call us or email us to let us know your child’s learning choice.

    Next week we will be open Monday through Friday 8:30-3:30pm.  Due to the PCS COVID-19 protocols, we are unable to receive walk-in visitors.  Most of our processes for registration and information gathering can be handled via phone, email, or through instructions on our website.  If you need to visit the school, please contact Mrs. Fox, the school secretary at 469-4112 ext. 2005 if you need to make an appointment.

    We know parents would like to start back to school shopping, so we have published an updated school supply list to reflect our new procedures during the COVID-19 Pandemic. If you chose Traditional instruction for your student school supplies will be essential as students will not be able to share materials or borrow pens and pencils.  Some teachers will have additional requirements that you will receive in the course syllabus on the first day of school.  Students will not have lockers, so they will need a backpack this year, preferably with a compartment for a laptop.  We also highly recommend students have their own masks, personal hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes, and a water bottle, as water fountains will be turned off in the building.  You can view the entire school supply list on our website.

    We are excited to let all of our families know that all of our students will receive a brand new Dell laptop shortly after the start of the school year.  For now students enrolled in the Traditional and MyPCSOnline option should keep their laptops that they checked out in the Spring.  We will swap them out for the new laptops when they arrive.  Students who chose the Pinellas Virtual School option need to return their laptops to DHMS, as Pinellas Virtual School will be working with its new families regarding devices.

    At DHMS we follow the Pinellas County Dress Code.  You can see the PCSB Dress Code on our website at: https://www.pcsb.org/Page/8990 .  You will also see a weekly “Dress for Success” flyer, however those dress up days are completely optional.

    6th grade families should mark their calendars for August 19th, as we plan to hold a virtual 6th grade open house.  More details will follow.

    7th grade immunizations are still required no matter which learning option you have chosen for your child.  Information on 7th grade immunization requirements is available under the site shortcuts on our website: https://www.pcsb.org/cms/lib/FL01903687/Centricity/Domain/88/TDAP%20flyer%20Bilingual.pdf

     

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  • New Student Registration Process

    Out of State / Out of District / From Private or Home Education Setting

    Parents must have a Portal user id and password.  If you do not have a user name or password please email Mrs. Fox at foxd@pcsb.org with a copy of your photo id.  Staff will email you your user name and password.

    Once you have your user name and password you can log into the Student Reservation System (SRS) at https://reservation.pcsb.org . Follow the directions within SRS to complete the reservation process for your student(s).

    Next you need to complete the registration packet.  On the first page of the packet is a list of all of the required documents necessary to register you student(s).  You will need to email the completed packet and the required registration documentation to Mrs. Fox at foxd@pcsb.org to complete the enrollment process. 

    Registration packet for out-of-state, out-of-district, private, or home education students

    Transfer within Pinellas County Traditional/Magnet Program/Charter School

    Parents must have a Portal user id and password.  If you do not have a user name or password please email Mrs. Fox at foxd@pcsb.org with a copy of your photo id.  Staffwill email you your user name and password.

    Once you have your user name and password you can log into the Student Reservation System (SRS) at https://reservation.pcsb.org . Follow the directions within SRS to complete the reservation process for your student(s).

    Next you need to complete the K-12 registration form and provide 2 proofs of address (ex: lease, utility bill, State ID with proper address).

    You will need to email the completed form and the proof of address documentation to Mrs. Fox at foxd@pcsb.org to complete the enrollment process. 

    There may be times that there is additional documentation needed.  If the school determines additional information necessary, our staff will reach out to you via email.

     K-12 registration form for in-district transfers



    Proceso de registro de nuevos estudiantes

    Fuera del estado / Fuera del distrito / Educación privada o en el hogar

    Los padres deben tener una identificación de usuario y contraseña. Si no tiene un nombre de usuario o contraseña, envíe un correo electrónico a la Mrs. Fox at foxd@pcsb.org con una copia de su identificación con foto. Ella le enviará un correo electrónico con su nombre de usuario y contraseña. Una vez que tenga su nombre de usuario y contraseña, puede iniciar sesión en el sistema de reserva de estudiantes (SRS) en https://reservation.pcsb.org y siga las instrucciones dentro de (SRS) para completar el proceso de reserva para su(s) estudiante(s).

    A continuación, debe completar el paquete de registro. En la primera página del paquete hay una lista de todos los documentos necesarios para registrar a su(s) estudiante(s). Deberá enviar por correo electrónico el paquete completo y la documentación de registro requerida a la Mrs. Fox at foxd@pcsb.org para completar el proceso de inscripción.

     Requisistos de Registro para Fuera del estado, Fuera del distrito, y Educación privada o en el hogar

    Transferencia dentro del Condado de Pinellas Tradicional / Programa Magnet / Escuela Charter

    Los padres deben tener una identificación de usuario y contraseña. Si no tiene un nombre de usuario o contraseña, envíe un correo electrónico a la Mrs. Fox at foxd@pcsb.org una copia de su identificación con foto. Ella le enviará un correo electrónico con su nombre de usuario y contraseña. Una vez que tenga su nombre de usuario y contraseña, puede iniciar sesión en el Sistema de reserva de estudiantes (SRS) en https://reservation.pcsb.org y siga las instrucciones dentro de (SRS) para completar el proceso de reserva para su(s) estudiante(s). A continuación, debe completar el formulario de registro K-12 y proporcionar 2 comprobantes de domicilio (contrato de arrendamiento, factura de servicios públicos, identificación estatal con la dirección adecuada).

    Deberá enviar por correo electrónico el formulario completado y la documentación del comprobante de domicilio a la Mrs. Fox at foxd@pcsb.org para completar el proceso de inscripción. Puede haber ocasiones en que se necesite documentación adicional. Cuando se reciben los documentos de registro hay información adicional necesaria, la Sra. Nash se comunicará con usted por correo electrónico.

    Formulario de Registro K-12

     

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  • 7th Grade Parents

    Pinellas County Schools officials want to remind parents of seventh-graders to provide their children's schools with documentation that their children have received the Tdap vaccine.

    The Florida Department of Health requires that all students entering seventh grade must receive the Tdap vaccine, which protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough). All seventh-grade students need to show proof of Tdap immunization before starting school. This requirement is in addition to other immunization requirements that are grade-appropriate.
     
    Health care providers should document the Tdap vaccine on the Florida Certificate of Immunization. Parents of seventh-grade students should make sure to bring this form to their children's school before the first day of school. Seventh-graders will not be allowed to attend class if schools do not have this form on file. Many students have already received the Tdap vaccine and simply need to supply proof to their schools. The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County provides free vaccines for children. For more information, please call the district's Health Services department at (727) 588-6320.

    Click here for more information regarding Tdap Immunization.


     

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    Dunedin Highland Middle School will establish a close working relationship with our neighboring community, demonstrating pride and respect for diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, striving for 100% student success. We look to be a leader in cutting-edge technology, research-based learning strategies, and professionally developed educators. 

    School Mission

    Dunedin Highland Middle School will close the achievement gap and open new learning opportunities to ensure that all of our scholars are prepared for college and career success by providing a safe and respectful environment, inspiring excellence in educational practices and student achievement, and demonstrating pride in our school community.

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