•  A Message from the Principal:

    September 2019


    Dear Parents/Guardians,

    We would like to officially welcome all of you to the 2019-2020 school year! I hope summer was relaxing and enjoyable for everyone.  It is an exciting time to be part of reconfiguration and the transition of Dexter Elementary to a Pre-K - 2nd grade building.  We have worked extremely hard to make the transition a smooth process, but please be patient as we work out all of the new details. 

    I’d like to invite you to visit our District and schools’ websites. These will serve as a resource for all upcoming events, important reminders and you can catch up with our quarterly newsletter.

    September is the time of year we reconnect with old friends and welcome new friends. To those students and parents who are new to Dexter Elementary, I would like to extend a warm welcome for an exciting and productive year in your new school. I hope that you will quickly feel at home and become involved in the activities of our school through the PTO and your child’s classroom program.

    I am privileged to be the Principal at Dexter Elementary, and I feel honored to work with our highly qualified and dedicated staff, our wonderful students, and all of the supportive parents/guardians. The elementary years are critical times of development for students and families, and I look forward to working with all of you to make this school year successful. We are lifelong educators, and are committed to students and families as well as a love for learning.

    Student safety is our top priority and the Administrative team meets on a regular basis to assess our current practices.  We will continue with the procedure introduced last year having doors locked in all of our District buildings.  Anyone wishing to enter a building will use the main entrance buzzer system and will be permitted to enter by a main office staff member.  Please be patient as we continue to refine this procedure and understand we are trying to create a safe environment for our children.

    The home is a child’s primary environment of learning and we are here to assist you in any way we can so your child will develop to his/her full potential. It is our sincere hope that all of us, parent/guardians, teachers, and staff will work together to foster our student’s enthusiasm for learning and appreciation for a quality education. As co-instructors of your children, our faculty, staff and Principal appreciate and depend on your assistance and cooperation with us in nurturing all aspects of their development. None of us can do it alone. It takes teamwork.

    In closing, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to our teachers who spent many hours over the summer in trainings and preparing before school opened and to Mrs. Scordo who has done so many behind the scenes organizational tasks. We would also like to thank Mr. John Hulbert and our maintenance and cleaning staff for their hard work cleaning and preparing our building for the new school year.

    As your Principal, my door is always open and I welcome your input.  I encourage you to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas that you may have as we make Dexter Elementary Schools the best it can be.

    Our vision of success has begun and we look forward to seeing all of you!




    David Ramie

    Dexter Elementary Principal




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