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Important letter about plans to make up Calamity days

3/12/15

Until further notice, PDY Schools will not be using the option of extending school days due to cancellations.

Previously, parents were notified of a possible make up plan. While the teachers, administrators, and staff of PDY Local Schools are committed to maintaining a strong educational program, it has been determined to not implement a make up plan at this point. As previously stated, the PDY district calendar far exceeds the state requirements for hours that students attend school.

Again, there will be no change to the length of the school day at this time.

Thank you,

Jay LeFevre

Ohio New State Assessments letter to Parent/Guardian

Dear Parents/Guardians,                                                                                                    February 3, 2015

 

We are approaching a very important and busy time of the year for our students.  This important time of the year is the upcoming state testing dates.  Regular attendance and showing up to school on time is always important.  The mandated time constraints for administering these state tests makes attendance and showing up on time even more crucial.  The backside of this letter is a list of all the upcoming state testing dates.  Please review the dates and help us ensure your student is here on time.  Please avoid all appointments on these days.  Our only hope and expectation is that your student gives his or her best effort.

In addition to being here on time, below are some other strategies to help your students do their very best.

Tell your student “do the best you can”

Make sure your child gets a good night's sleep before a test, and make sure your child eats properly the day of a test.
Maintain a pleasant home environment and avoid unnecessary conflicts. Try to make the morning of the test a pleasant one. Do not add to your child’s stress.
Make sure your child has taken any needed medication.
Ensure that your child is present during testing (children generally perform better when

taking tests in their groups rather than at a make-up time).

Get your child to school on time the day of the test.
Wish your child good luck each morning of the test. Tell your child that he/she is special and that you believe in him/her!
Remind your child the test is important. Encourage him/her to do his/her best.
If your child is too ill to attend, please call the school office.
Remind your child to listen carefully to the instructions from the teacher and to read the directions and each question carefully.
Explain to your child the importance of using time wisely. If your child gets stuck on a question, encourage him or her to make the best guess and move on.
Tell your child to attempt to answer all of the questions and not to leave any blank.
Encourage your child to stay focused on the test, even if other students finish early.
If your child is disappointed after taking a test, reassure him or her that there will be plenty of opportunities to improve and succeed.

 

Yours in Education,

Douglas J. Ford

DMS Principal

Delta Middle School 2014/2015 Information

Delta Middle School welcomes our new principal, Mr. Doug Ford, for  2014/15 school year.

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 teh 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.

Science Club information is available on our website under the Organizations tab.  Science Club starts September 25   from  3:05 - 4:00 pm.

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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.

 

2014/15

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

Lost and Found is piling up on the table please look for your lost items

March 18   Starts "Bowling Wednesdays", see Mr Kina or take a flyer from outside the office on the cart

March 23 - 27  SLO testing

March 26 Band fundraiser at Pisenello's pizza

March 26  Science Club

March 30 - April 3  PDY Spring Break

March 31  Science Club fundraiser at Pisenello's pizza shop

April 10 State DI competition

April 11 Band Garage sale at the High School

April 11  Solo and Ensemble concert for selected students

April 14  End of year Math Unit 1 for grades 5 - 8

April 16  End of year Math Unit 2 for grades 5 - 8

April 17 DI Lock In  7pm - 7am

April 21  End of year ELA Unit 1 for grades 5 - 8

April 23  End of year ELA Unit 2 for grades 6 - 8

 

May 6  End of year test Science for grade 5 and 8

May 6  End of year test Social Studies test for grade 6

May 12   DMS Spring Fling

May 15  Grade 5 field trip Imagination Station

May 18 Kalahari magazine reward trip

May 19  6th grade Mudhens field trip

May 21  Talent Show

May 22 8th grade trip

May 27 DMS Awards day

May 29 Last day of school for students

Bell schedule DMS

 Regular School day:   2014/15 first day of classes  August 20, 2014

     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

          lunch Grade 7 & 8  11:10 - 11:40

          class Grade 7 & 8  11:43 - 12:23

          class Grade 5 & 6  11:12 - 11:52

          lunch Grade 5 & 6  11:53 - 12:23

     Period 6    12:26 - 1:06

     Period 7     1:09 - 1:49

     Period 8     1:52 - 2:32

     Period 9     2:35 - **3:05

     *Announcements

      **2:55 p.m. Dismissal Begins

Delta Middle School

1101 Panther Pride Drive

Delta, OH  43515

419-822-9118 office

419-822-8490 fax

 

 

Douglas J. Ford

Middle School Principal


419.822.9118 ext. 1104                                                          

dford2@pdys.org

 

 

Debra Patterson                                                                      

Secretary

419.822.9118 ext. 1102                                                          

dpatterson@pdys.org

 

 

Wendy Nyquist                                                                        

Guidance Secretary                                                                

419.822.9118 ext. 1106                                                          

wnyquist@pdys.org

 

 

Mrs. Karen Milek                                                                      

Guidance Counselor                                                                

419.822.9118 ext 5179                                                            

kmilek@pdys.org

 

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

Physical

23 in 2012 – 2013

40 in 2013 - 2014

Social/Emotional

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 utilizes 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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