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Principal's Update 6/5

Good evening Githens Raiders.  This is Dr. Lanier with important reminders as we enter the last week of school!  Please listen carefully to all details.  

Friday, June 10 is the last day of school and it is an early release day.  Scholars will be dismissed at 12:20.  For scholars that ride buses, given our history with transportation, please have a strong plan B in the event a bus and/or a driver is missing on that day.

A reminder for 8th grade families that Credit by Demonstrated Mastery summer testing registration is open until Friday, June 10th.  Credit by Demonstrated Mastery is a two-phase process by which students can earn credit for a course by demonstrating a deep understanding and mastery of application of content standards prior to taking the course. Students who successfully complete CDM receive a pass/fail grade and course credit.  All DPS middle school students may request a CDM opportunity for any high school course offered at the middle school level.  For Githens, this would be Spanish I, Math I, and English I.

For more information on CDM, including the application process, testing windows, and deadlines, please use the link provided in the email that accompanies this phone message.

The promotion ceremony for 8th Grade Scholars will take place on Thursday, June 9th in the Githens Middle School gymnasium.  The following is a breakdown of the ceremony times by team:

  • 8:00am - 9:00am - Mountaineers 

  • 9:45am - 10:45am - Rams

  • 11:30am - 12:30pm - Seahawks

Due to safety precautions, entrance to the promotion ceremony will only be allowed through the bus loop.  Parking is available at the church across the street, the staff parking lot, and bus parking lot.  Parking in the bus lot will not be allowed until 7:30.  Admission to the event will not begin until 7:40.  All 8th grade scholars will receive three tickets for the event and each ticket will be numbered.  Tickets will be distributed to scholars on Monday, June 6.  Tickets will not be reissued if lost or stolen.  Any questions regarding the promotion ceremony should be directed to Ms. Major, 8th Grade Assistant Principal.


Credit by Demonstrated Mastery:

PDF: How to Set up a Parent Portal Account (Eng | Spa)

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Web: How to Create a Gmail Account

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PDF: How to Complete Returning Student Process (Eng | Spa)

Video: How to Complete Returning Student Process (Eng | Spa)

Immunization Link:

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