•  A Message from the Principal:

    Dear Parents/Guardians

    I hope that everyone has had a great start to the new school year.  We are fortunate to have terrific teachers and staff that make Dexter Elementary an outstanding place for students to learn.  As principal, my primary goals are to ensure student achievement and to promote a safe and positive school experience for each child.  Please help me reach these goals with your support and assistance.

    Our District has once again partnered with PIVOT, formerly Alcohol and Substance Abuse Council of Jefferson County, to provide our students with a Character Education program.  Our students will learn social skills and communication skills, along with other strategies, to help them make safe and practical decisions.  Embedded in this program are strategies to prevent and deal with bullying.  Please feel comfortable to contact teachers, staff or administration if you ever feel the need for us to investigate and deal with a bullying situation. 

    Our annual Halloween parade will be held on Wednesday, October 31.  The time of the parade will be 9:45 AM.  It will be held outside in the front loop if the weather cooperates.  Our plan the rest of the day will include a balance of educational activities and the traditional Halloween festivities in the classrooms.   We will conduct a normal dismissal that day.

    Parent conferences are scheduled for Thursday, November 15 (4:00-8:10 PM) and Friday, November 16 (11:50 AM – 4:00 PM).  Both days will be ½ days for students with walker/student pick-ups being dismissed at 11:05 AM and bus students released at 11:15 AM.   AM Pre-K students should be picked up at 10:45 AM on these two days.  Information about conferences will be sent out in the next couple of weeks.

    Please contact me if you ever have any concerns, suggestions, or ideas.  We truly are partners in education.

    Dave Ramie

    Dear Parents/Guardians





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