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Welcome back letter 2016-2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,                                                                                                                             August 5, 2016


Greetings from Delta Middle School, and welcome back!  It gives me great pleasure to welcome all of you and your children to the 2016-2017 school year at Delta Middle School.  This year promises to be an exciting and productive one together, as we strive to fulfill the School’s mission of providing…  “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”.  We look forward to working with you to promote your student’s overall well-being and academics.  Some important announcements and changes for this school year follow in this letter.


First, our late bell rings at 8:10am, this is a change from 8:15am in years past.  If the student is not in his or her 1st period classroom at that time they will be marked tardy.  Dismissal remains 2:55pm.  Next, our policy is for you to call the school if your student will be absent that day.  A hand written note must accompany the student upon return and turned into the office.  Third, please review the dress code in the student handbook located in the front of your student’s daily planner (agenda).


We have one new staff member to our building this year.  Mrs. Vicki Schaffner, formerly a teacher at Delta Elementary, will be our 5th grade Intervention Specialist.


Again this school year, Mr. Mignin (current 6th grade math teacher) will serve as Dean of Students here at the Delta Middle School.  Mr. Mignin’s primary role will be to promote a healthy student climate, handle discipline problems and handle attendance problems. 


Once again as a building this year, the math department will be using “Math Ascend”. This is an individualized, prescriptive math curriculum for your student.  This will help us fill in the “gaps” some students may have as well as “stretch” students that need the enrichment.  All students will be required to complete 100 minutes of Math Ascend each week and have a goal of 2 objectives to complete each week.   Your student will be on this computer program one day per week in math class, providing them up to 80 minutes of work time.  It will be their responsibility to complete the 100 minutes total outside of class if needed.  This is to make sure we get the recommended 100 minutes as suggested by the program.  Your student will be given the opportunity to complete the 100 minutes per week during AA using our technology at school if needed, or they can finish at home.


Exciting news to pass along is Delta Middle School applied for and has received a 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant that will allow us to provide before and after school programming to include tutoring.  This is anticipated to start sometime around October, stay tuned for details on how to sign up your student.


We look forward to our partnership as we promote the growth of your student both socially and educationally.  Please feel free to contact me personally with any questions or concerns you may have.


Yours in Education,

Douglas J. Ford, principal

Stomping Grounds

YAC and HC3

Presents Stomping Grounds

a place for friends, food, and fun

Sunday September 4th for Middle School Kids

7:00-8:30 PM

@ The Fulton County Fair (Small Sale Arena)

Parents / Guardians of 7th grade students for 2016-17

Delta Middle School Information 2016-17


Daily Announcements and 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).  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 8:10 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.

PowerSchool Parent Portal will be turned off for the summer.

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

Middle School Football Practice Schedule for August 2016

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.

ROX 5th grade girls program

Next Friday, 8/26 at 2:35, we will be having a ROX meeting for all 5th grade girls in the cafeteria.  Jaime Fogarty will be our ROX representative from the health department this year.  She will be meeting with all of the girls to talk to them about the program and hand out permission forms.  This year, she will only be meeting with one group of girls (approx 12-13 girls), on Wednesdays 2:00-2:55 in the family and consumer science room.  We will determine the group based on permission forms returned.  The weekly sessions will begin on 9/14. 

Fall 2016 Activity Photo Order Form

Click to download the Picture order form for Fall 2016 activities

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



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 so the School Messenger alert system will make


All parent/guardian of our current 6th grade students please note there is an informational immunization letter posted on our website from our school nurse.

All 7th grade students are required by the State of Ohio to have a booster dose of  the  Tdap and the Meningitis 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 for an immunization appointment.



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 13, 2017 will be a make up day (if available).
2. February 20, 2017 will be a make up day (if available).
3. April 17, 2017 will be a make up day (if available).
4. After April 17, 2017, an extended school day (30 minutes) will be implemented if necessary.
5. 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 activities.



PowerSchool Parent Portal will be turned off for the summer.

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

Assignments can be found on the PDYS.org website under school - Middle School - assignments   Choose the Tab that is your student's grade at the top

DMS Online Newsletter is available on our website under School  -Middle School  - newsletter



After School Detentions are from 3 - 4pm.

St Gov't meeting every Wednesday at 7:40am in Mrs. Juby's classroom 204

Dress for Success on Wednesday

Current 6th grade students should have received a letter from the school nurse regarding the immunization requirements for grade 7. Please provide the school nurse with a copy of the immunization. Don't forget to schedule your child's immunizations. This year students must have both the Tdap and the Meningitis vaccine before entering the seventh grade.   Turn in a copy of your results when completed to our office. 

Any left over cafeteria balance will follow the students to the next grade or building.



August 26 at 2:35 There will be a ROX meeting for all grade 5 girls.

August 29  Great American school wide fundraiser kick off

Aug 31 Reachout booklet turn in

Students who are going to be absent for attending the FC Fair, the Advance Absent form is available online or in the school office.  It needs to be filled out by parent/guardian and turned into the office for approval.

Sept 5   No School Labor Day

Sept 6  No School Jr Fair Day

Sept 8 Great American Fundraiser money and order turn in

Sept 14  ROX will meet every Wednesday  2 - 2:55pm

Sept 17th Fifth grade recycling day

Sept 21  FCA Bible Club 6:45-8:15pm, gymnasium, students are not to arrive early

Sept 25  FCA Bible Club 5 - 7pm gymnasium  SYATP Rally

Oct 3 Camp Storer meeting, 2:15 Students, 3:00 Staff, 6pm Parents

Oct 19 - 21 6th grade Camp Storer

Nov 17  Girl Scouts for grade 5 will start at 2pm.  It will be every Thursday until Jan 12.

Bell schedule DMS

 Regular School day:   2016/17 first day of classes  August 17, 2016

     8:00 am First Bell Rings (students dismissed to locker/class)

     8:10 am Tardy bell rings, students must be in the classroom seat

     Period 1   *8:10 - 8:53

     Period 2    8:56 - 9:36

     Period 3    9:39 - 10:22

     Period 4    10:25 - 11:05

     Period 5    11:07 - 12:18 

                       Grade 5  11:06 - 11:36 lunch/recess

                       Grade 5  11:38 - 12:18  class

                       Grade 6  11:06 - 11:36 lunch/recess

                       Grade 6  11:38 - 12:18  class

                       Grade 7  11:07 - 11:47 class

                       Grade 7  11:48 - 12:18 lunch/recess

                       Grade 8  11:07 - 11:47 class

                       Grade 8  11:48 - 12:18 lunch/recess

     Period 6    12:20 - 1:03

     Period 7     1:06 - 1:46

     Period 8     1:49 - 2:32

     Period 9     2:35 - 2:55


2 hour delay bell schedule

 School bell schedule for 2 hr delay

  10:05 Bell to dismiss to locker and class

  10:15 Tardy bell, students must be in classroom seats

    Period 1  10:10 - 10:45

    Period 2  10:48 - 11:16

    Period 5  11:19 - 12:19 

            Grade 5  11:16 - 11:46 lunch/recess

            Grade 5  11:49 - 12:19  class

            Grade 6  11:16 - 11:46  lunch/recess

            Grade 6  11:49 - 12:19 class

            Grade 7  11:19 - 11:49  class

            Grade 7  11:49 - 12:19  lunch/recess

            Grade 8  11:19 - 11:49 class

            Grade 8  11:49 - 12:19  lunch/recess

  Period 3  12:22 - 12:50

  Period 4  12 :53 - 1:21

  Period 6   1:24 - 1:52

  Period 7   1:55 - 2:23

  Period 8   2:26 - 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                                                          



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