• Classes
    Your child will switch 9 times a day and have 4 core classes: Language Arts (LA), Math, Science & Social Studies (SS) in which they will receive a number grade.
  • Locker Locks
    DIS recommends the traditional Master Lock.  Other locks do not fit or are difficult to remove.
  • Backpacks
    Starting the 2019-2020 school year, backpacks are allowed in the classroom
  • Parents Stay Connected – DIS Mail Call
        You can sign up to receive the Principal’s DIS Mail Call, a once a week e-newsletter CLICK HERE to Sign Up
  • Most teachers are easily accessible by e-mail and will answer all questions or concerns within 24 hours.
  • Grades
    Initially check Skyward Family Access several times a week to see if your child is turning in his/her assignments.  You can easily identify their weak subjects by regularly checking his/her's recorded grades.   CLICK HERE
    Parents will not be able to view your student's grades on Skyward if a student has an overdue library book or an outstanding lunch balance. Parents will only receive one paper report card at the end of the year. Parents are expected to view each 9 weeks grades on Skyward Family Access
  • Teacher Conferences
    If you would like to speak to your child's teacher you MUST e-mail the teacher for an appointment time during school hours. You cannot see the teacher prior to the school day. Entire team meetings can be arranged giving you the opportunity to talk with all of your student's core teachers.
  • Teacher Canvas Page
    Each teacher has a canvas page they are required to maintain and keep updated. Periodically check when homework and projects are due.
  • Extended Day
    The school offers "Extended Hours" on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This is a great time for students to complete a majority of their homework in a quiet environment with a teacher in each subject to assist with assignments. Pick up is in front of the school at 4:45 pm.
  • Gym Shoes
    It is wise for your child to keep a pair of gym shoes/sneakers in their locker.
  • Extracurricular Activities
    Hesitate to get involved in too many activities at the beginning of the year. Let the new schedule settle before making commitments. Your child will have many extracurricular and in-school opportunities.
  • Daily Classroom Supplies
    Each teacher has a bulletin or white board outside their classroom listing what their child is expected to bring to class that day. Students MUST review the board and return to their lockers for the needed materials.
  • Dress Code
    Girls will be asked to change clothes if they wear shorts that do not come down to their fingertips or halter tops that have straps less than 3 fingers wide. The nurse has a lovely collection of lost and found items for students to change into if their clothing does not meet the district-wide dress code.
  • Decorating Lockers
    Don't stress or go overboard on the locker decor. The lockers fill up fast. The lockers can accommodate one shelf. The lockers must fit all their books, bags, coats and a pair of gym shoes.
  • Khan Academy
    Khan Academy is a free website that can aid students in learning a new subject, topic or lesson.  
  • Parent Tip
    Do you have a parent tip you think might be helpful to other parents?  Please share.