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Important letter DMS 2015-16 letter

The Schedule Pick-Up date is Monday, August 17 from 12 – 5 p.m. 

Schedule Pick-up will be a one-day event that both parent/guardian and student need to attend. In order for students to receive their schedule for the upcoming school year, all necessary paperwork must be filled out and signed by the parent/guardian and student.  Paperwork for this event will be mailed the first week of August. Please complete all forms and return them signed on August 17th. Various stations will be set up for you to visit and school pictures will be taken that afternoon/evening.  Bussing information will be available. You may come at your convenience between the hours of 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

* Open House is on August 27, 2015 and will be at 6pm at the middle school.  Added new this year is an Internet Safety information assembly presented by the State Attorney General’s office.

*2015-2016 Supply List is online under the -Schools tab -By Grade.  Supplies can be brought to the Schedule Pick-up event and placed in the student’s locker or given to the first period teacher. 

*Events/Important dates that are happening at the middle school can be found on our website at www.pdys.org. Also, Daily Bulletin and the Parent Portal, our Powerschool student information system, is an excellent way to stay informed of your child’s grades, attendance and announcements. You can also have all this information set up in the parent preferences to be emailed to you.  If you currently do not have access to this system a station will be set up at our schedule pick up to assist you.  Please keep the school office aware of any changes of your addresses, phone numbers, emergency contacts and custody for your student.


Delta Middle School Information


Events that are happening at the Middle School can be found on the website at www.pdys.org. under Middle School Announcement Archives.   The new student information system is the Parent Portal, found on our website, is an excellent way to stay informed of your child’s grades, attendance, events and daily bulletins (announcements). You can also have all this information set up in the parent preferences to be emailed to you.  If you currently do not have access to this Parent Portal system please call the office for assistance.  Please keep all your parent and student address, cell phone number and home number updated in the school office.

Regular School Hours 8:15 am – 2:55 pm.  If your student is absent please call the MS attendance phone extension line #1 to leave a message that includes your student's name and absent reason.  A parent/guardian or doctor note is required to excuse the student for the day, 5 absences are allowed per semester.  If an Advanced Absence is needed the form can be printed off the "District Forms" on our website or they are available in the school's office.

Calamity day announcement information is available on all local television and radio stations.

Contact information:

Delta Middle School

1101 Panther Pride Drive

Delta, OH  43515

419.822.9118 office

419.822.8490 fax

PDY Middle School Mission Statement

The Pike-Delta-York Middle School provides a quality education focused on the needs of youth in transition from childhood to adolescence.  A partnership exists between parents, staff, and the community to ensure the academic and personal growth of our students.

All visitors must report to the office and get a visitors pass.

All doors lock when school starts.


DMS Important dates

The Daily Bulletin announcements can be sent to you email through the Powerschool Parent Portal parent preferences.  Please keep all cell phone, home phone and addresses up to date with the office.


All 7th grade students are required by the State of Ohio to have a booster dose of  the  Tdap immunization or waiver on file.  Please provide proof of your student having this immunization to the MS Nurses office.  If you have any questions about childhood immunizations, please contact your family physician or the local health department at 419.337.0915.


Calamity Make-Up Plans:  PDY Local Schools is committed to maintaining a strong education program.  Beginning with the 6th day the school buildings are closed, make up time will be attained in the following order:

1.         January 15, 2016 will be a make up day (if available).

2.         February 12, 2016 will be a make up day (if available).

3.         After February 12, 2016, an extended school day (30 minutes) will be   implemented if necessary.

4.         If needed, days may be added to the end of the school year.

*The calendar complies with the ORC and exceeds minimum hours requirements for Grade K-5 (910 hours) and Grades 6-12 (1001 hours). For purposes of Section 3313.48, school hours are calculated as the time Pike-Delta-York Schools are open for instruction with pupils in attendance, including scheduled classes, supervised activities, and approved education options but excluding lunch and breakfast periods and extracurricular.



Powerschool gradebook updates every Wednesday to view student grades. Powerschool grades, attendance and announcements can be viewed daily through the Parent Portal.




August 17, 2015  Schedule pick up from 12 - 5pm

August 19, 2015 First day of school

August 27, 2015 Open house at 6pm.  An informational presentation on "Internet safety" sponsored by the Attorney General's office will be offered all are welcome.

September 7 Labor day No school for PDY

September 8 Jr. Fair day No school for PDY

Bell schedule DMS

 Regular School day:   2014/15 first day of classes  August 19, 2015

     8:05 am First Bell Rings (students dismissed to locker/class)

     8:15 am Tardy bell rings, students must be in the classroom

     Period 1   *8:15 - 9:00

     Period 2    9:03 - 9:43

     Period 3    9:46 - 10:26

     Period 4    10:29 - 11:09

     Period 5    11:10 - 12:23

     Period 6    12:26 - 1:06

     Period 7     1:09 - 1:49

     Period 8     1:52 - 2:32

     Period 9     2:35 - 2:55


Delta Middle School

1101 Panther Pride Drive

Delta, OH  43515

419-822-9118 office

419-822-8490 fax



Mr. Douglas J. Ford

Middle School Principal

419.822.9118 ext. 1104                                                          




Mrs. Debra Patterson                                                                      


419.822.9118 ext. 1102                                                          




Mrs. Sarah Fuerstenau                                                                      

Guidance Counselor                                                                

419.822.9118 ext 1107                                                            




Mrs. Wendy Nyquist                                                                        

Guidance Secretary                                                                

419.822.9118 ext. 1106                                                          


Bullying Report

Delta Middle School Bullying Report ~ 2013 - 2014

            Most of the bullying incidents in the middle school have been social / emotional (name – calling, hurting others feelings, threatening behavior etc.) 63% of the time (34 out of 55 reported incidents during the first semester).  Other incidents have been physical (pushing, slapping, physical aggression) 37% of the time (20 out of 55 reported incidents).

            Similarly, bullying incidents have been more social / emotional, 61% (30 out of 49 reported incidents) during the 2nd semester.  Furthermore, physical incidents, 39% (19 out of 49 incidents) were also reported.



Reports of Bullying


23 in 2012 – 2013

40 in 2013 - 2014


76  in 2012 – 2013

64 in 2013 - 2014


            Action plan for 2014-2015

Delta Middle School is currently developing its Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS).  Bully prevention is part of this new system.  PBIS is a system that develops, explains and teaches all students the expectations for behavior in the different school settings (classroom, hallway, cafeteria, etc.).  Part of the program is to positively recognize the students that demonstrate those desired behaviors.  This will be in the form of weekly, quarterly and year-end incentives.  We are currently utilizing some of those positive recognition programs and the students and staff are responding very well to it.  We look forward to a complete roll out of PBIS to start the 2015-2016 school year.

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