Please visit the DUS Covid Page to read the memo from Superintendent Whan on cases at DMS. http://bit.ly/duscovid
Covid 19 informational letter to families: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gPCNDRVEgsrNTMFZKIxOCDTQJ1NHzUIW/view?usp=drivesdk
Covid-19 Informational letter: https://drive.google.com/file/d/14GGN9xvpiR8We59VtZrBgOPuwe0YYZp2/view?usp=sharing
The BOE will hold its regular monthly meeting , Monday, October 19, in the PAC at Dowagiac Middle School at 7:00 p.m. Meeting is open to the public. The meeting will also be live-streamed on our YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/letsgochiefs
Hello Dowagiac Union Schools community. There is false information being shared, that needs to be corrected. NO students were sent home yesterday from any building in the district, for having tested positive for COVID-19. We are required to post information regarding students or staff that the Health Department reports to us. Additionally, we would contact anyone who may have been in contact with someone who is positive for C-19 at school and needs to quarantine.
The Board of Education last Monday made the decision to return to in-person instruction on Monday, October 12, 2020. Click this link to see School Building Times. https://5il.co/lrd0
Certified Teachers needed. We currently have job openings for certified teachers. Information and application online at: https://www.applitrack.com/dowagiacschools/onlineapp/
New posting: Kindergarten Aide - Justus Gage Elementary https://5il.co/lei7
Information on Chieftain High School Fall Sports can be view by clicking on this link. https://5il.co/kvua
Greetings to all of the parents, grand-parents, guardians and care givers. On behalf of the staff I want to say thank you for a very good start to the school year. With any new adventure, there can be bumps along the way. We appreciate your cooperation, patience, and support with the Distance Learning start of this school year.
School Transportation Request! Parents, please click on the link for important information regarding transportation. If you will require transportation this school year a Transportation Request Form must be completed by September 14, 2020. The link is here: https://5il.co/knri
The Dowagiac Union Schools announces the sponsorship of the Extended Summer Food Service Program for children. Free meals will be made available to children 18 years of age and under or persons up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled that is recognized by a State or local public educational agency. The meals will be provided without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. For times and locations click here: https://5il.co/kmgo
K-5 Virtual Learning families, please check your email for important information sent from firstname.lastname@example.org.
DUS Daily Schedule for Distance or Virtual Learning You can see the information and examples to help you choose your students learning path by clicking the link: https://5il.co/jyur
Dowagiac Union Schools Covid-19 Preparedness and Response Plan can be reviewed here: https://5il.co/jt87
The notification that was issued today referencing Distant Learning and In-person instruction, the Board determined at last Wednesday's meeting that we will use distance learning during the first five (5) weeks for students in kindergarten - 12 grade being that we are in Phase 4 of the governor's system. After three weeks, the district will reassess and determine if we will extend distance-learning beyond the five weeks and consider In-Person Instruction. If our region is moved into Phase 5 during the first five weeks, we will assess moving to in-person instruction. If this transition happens, it will not happen overnight. We believe it will take a least one (1) week but no more than two (2) weeks to make the shift.
Please read the Superintendent's update regarding school opening this Fall. The link is here - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MNWUbqQcNSp3immQ5nNZA79sFdvP9gzR/view?usp=sharing
If you have visited Chris Taylor Field lately, you would have seen the new “walk of fame” sidewalk with the inlaid bricks. Unfortunately, due to an issue with the process, cracking has started taking place and the project has to be redone. This will begin soon and the cost is being covered by the contractor and project management company, with no expense to the district. This delay is unfortunate, but the Board and administration felt this part of the whole project could not be accepted in its current condition.
State of the Union District Newsletter recently released. You may view a copy of it here: https://5il.co/gtzy