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School WIGsDo You Have A WIG? We Do!

We're not talking about hair! A WIG is a "Wildly Important Goal". Each of our students, teachers, and classrooms are creating their own WIGs for the 2020-2021 school year. The schoolwide WIGs include goals for academics, community service, and family involvement. Check them out in the graphic here and then take a stab at creating your own Wildly Important Goals. Watch the website for examples from our classrooms.

 

Enter the Pumpkin Contest

Check out the Media Center page to enter the Pumpkin contest and explore all the resources offered for our students and families!

 

Save the date for Space Night

Friday, January 22nd
6:00 p.m. -8:45 p.m.

We will host a virtual Space Night for our 16th Annual Space Night with special guest Janet Ivey from Janet's Planet! You will be able to sign up for interactive sessions with Janet on Zoom. We will give away our 23rd student scholarship to Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. You will be able to participate in a virtual silent auction to support Space Night and our Space Camp Scholarship. All ages welcome to attend! Check out Janet's Planet here.

It will be Out of this World!

PCSB Ap logoPCSB: There's an App for That!

The free Polk County Public Schools app is available for download from both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. Users can download the app by searching for “Polk County Public Schools” in their app store and following their device’s prompts for installation.

After downloading the app, users will be prompted to log into their Parent Portal account. Instructions for setting up a Parent Portal account can be found here: polkschoolsfl.com/parentportal

Once users log in, they will be able to access their student’s grades, attendance, upcoming assignments, test scores, school messages, the district calendar and more.

Yearbook Ads Available Now

It is time to advertise the yearbook dedications. These are the Ads that go in the back of the book for parents to showcase their child or group of friends. Last year the Police Department purchased a page. It is for everyone and the ideas are limitless. These will be the ads for the NEW 2020-2021 Yearbook. Download the flyer with all information HERE.

Congratulations to the following students...

...for having their artwork accepted into the Polk Museum of Art K-2 show. 

Allyson Coulombe
Hayden Locker
Olivia Banks
Kaleb Carpenter
Kailyn Keyes
Andrew McGuiness

Their artwork is featured on the ART Page.

 

Mrs. Mosley, scientistspacerMrs. Mosley

Teacher of the Year 2020-21

Mrs. Mosley is the 2020-21 Teacher of the Year. She has been teaching middle school science at DSA for 11 years. She loves DSA because “…it is really like a family. We care about each other” but her favorite thing about teaching is the students.
Mrs. Mosley likes to play disc golf and walk on nature trails. She says, “I would like to thank my co-workers for always helping when I need them, my admin for all they do for us, my family for supporting and encouraging me, but above all, I thank God for the blessings in my life! Any good that is found in me is an extension of His grace and my Mission Statement to “Honor God and Bless Others”.

 

Weekly Yearbook Photo Contest

We will be hosting a weekly themed photo contest every Monday for elearning students and for face to face students to participate in. Students have until Friday of each week to upload their picture. On Mondays, during announcements we will announce the winner of that week and they will recieve a coupon to get $5 off of last years yearbook. We will be using the photos turned in for this years yearbook! Use the link below to submit your photo:

Submit to the Weekly Photo Contest

 

Car Riders

We would like to announce a CHANGE OF PROCEDURE for late car rider pick up.

If you arrive after the car rider line has finished, you may pick your child up in the front office. Please park your car and ring the doorbell.

Download the PDF that outlines the Car Rider procedures for Morning Drop Off and Afternoon Dismissal. 

Car Riders must have a car rider number (Tag). To purchase ADDITIONAL car tags, fill out the google form: ADDITIONAL CAR TAG FORM

 

Face Coverings

The District has clarified the requirements for wearing masks at school: "Face coverings are recommended for students in PK.. Students in K through twelfth grade will be required to wear face coverings." For detailed information from the school district, watch this video.

Mrs. Carmen MorospacerMrs. Moro

Employee of the Year 2020-21

"This is my 3rd school year at DSA. I started as a volunteer with 2 out of 3 children enrolled. I helped wherever was needed, the library, PTO, bookfair, teachers, and the office. My volunteer work did not last long, since Mr. Kier presented me with the opportunity to cover the ESOL department while the teacher was on maternity leave. I was so excited and honored to join this amazing family officially. The following year when asked to join Mrs. Stamper in the media center, I jumped at the opportunity. I absolutely love our library and the atmosphere that it creates for the students. To see a child, start out reserved and unsure, to enthusiastic about a hold that came in, or if they can take an AR test for a book they recently finished. It truly is heartwarming to think that I get to help nurture a love for reading in these children, regardless of what level. Ms. Stamper and I are truly blessed to have administrators who trust, support, and encourage us to make our space welcoming to all our students. With their support and countless volunteer hours from students' loved ones, we strive to make our library a magical place where all can come and get lost in a book."

 

Open Enrollment Information

Open Enrollment dates for the 21/22 school year will be November 10 – January 12, 2021. 

If you are a parent interested in applying for your student, please make sure your Parent Portal is set up and your information is accurate with addresses, etc. If it is not, your current school can update it for you. This will make the application process easier. Incoming KG, and new students to Polk County will need to wait until the window opens to add a student to the portal. More instructions will be available closer to the enrollment dates.

 

Continue to Support DSA

Continue to clip box tops and Tyson labels while you are home. See the links below for more instructions.

Box Top Collections

Tyson Chicken Labels

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Parents

Get important nformation for parents including enrollment, and parent portal.

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Elementary

Links for lessons, communication, and resources.

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Middle School

Links for lessons, communication, and resources.

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