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Principal's Message

Good afternoon, Parents and Guardians of DES Students!


Thursday, October 8, 2020 is a scheduled Early Release day for all SAU 4 schools. All DES students will be dismissed at 12:00pm on that day. Project Promise will be CLOSED on all Early Release days. Please be sure to contact Mrs. Campisi (ncampisi@sau4.org) in the DES Main Office if you need to change your child's dismissal plan for that day.
School will be closed on Friday October 9th for a scheduled Teacher Workshop Day.
School will be closed on Monday, October 12th in observance of Columbus Day.
In Your Child's Backpack
Today, your child is being sent home with a bunch of important papers! Please be sure to check your child's backpack for the following documents:

Next Week's Lunch Menu - Please select next week's lunches for / with your child and return the lunch menu to DES on Monday. This ordering process helps to ensure efficient and more accurate meal planning for your child. Please contact Jennifer Brown (jbrown@sau4.org) if you have any questions about breakfast or lunch at DES.
Big Yellow Envelope - Please open this envelope to learn more about your child's literacy skills. You will find a 1/2 sheet of green paper stapled to a print-out of your child's most recent Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) assessment score. Please contact Mrs. Lauren Moran (lmoran@sau4.org) if you have questions about the assessment or your child's score. Kindergarten and first grade families may also receive another important letter from Mrs. Moran explaining the NH Dyslexia Law and a process for planning intervention opportunities. Please be sure to connect with her if you have ANY questions regarding either document.

From your DES School Nurse Memo - Please review the full page of important information from the AMAZING DES school nurse, Mrs. Stacy MacLean, RN. Please contact Nurse MacLean if you have any questions or would like more information about 'anything wellness' (smaclean@sau4.org). You may also find a pdf version of the Nurse's memo attached to this email
Medical / Emergency Information Annual Screening Form - If your child comes home with a SAU #4 Medical / Emergency Information & Annual Screening Form (pink paper), this means that DES does not yet have an updated 2020-2021 form from you. Nurse MacLean gave a form to each student that needs one. Please complete it and return it to DES as soon as possible.
Thank you!

Thank you for sharing your amazing children with DES!
Thank you for your continued patience and flexibility as we continue to adjust to 2020-2021!
From everybody at DES and SAU#4....We hope you and your families have a WONDERFUL weekend!