State of the Union District Newsletter recently released. You may view a copy of it here: https://5il.co/gtzy
Class of 2020 Top Ten. Congratulations! Matthew Nelson, Nicole Whan, Jossalyn Rogalski, Rebecca Franklin, Cristian Wilson, Jenna Davis, Jose Carrillo, Kylee Cromer, Alexis Ross, William Craft
Each spring, school districts try to develop an accurate picture of the coming year’s enrollment. This year we have the time and staff to do so via calling each family. Therefore, in the next few weeks we will reach out to your family about your plans for the 2020-21 school year. Your cooperation in this process will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Hello Dowagiac. We have been asked, “What happens to the Bridge cards money if we do not use it? Does DUS get it?” The answer is no; the cards are provided by Michigan using Federal money. If you do not use the funds, they go back to the State/US Govt. We hope you are well.
Seniors-see the following link to a document that gives some information on graduation and the plans for moving forward. https://5il.co/fos8
Dowagiac Schools has added WiFi in our parking lots. Both lots at Union High School, the east parking lot at DMS, the west parking lot at Patrick Hamilton, the front parking lot at Sister Lakes, and at Kincheloe and Justus Gage's lots . Connect to DUS Public
Need help with technology? We have training videos for parents and students in the Documents section of the website! To access, direct your browser to: https://www.dowagiacschools.org/o/district/browse/93626
Check our News Feed for the district, primary and secondary grade level plans for online learning as set forth by the governor.
Enjoy today's Read Aloud from Mrs. Lillie, second grade teacher at Kincheloe, as she reads Rubia and the Three Osos, written by Susan Middleton Elya and illustrated by Michelle Sweet. Permission granted by Scholastic Books. https://youtu.be/NzcxrXG137Q
Happy Friday, here's a Read Aloud from Mrs. Daiga. Enjoy Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day written by Judith Viorst, illustrated by Ray Cruz, with permission from Scholastic books. https://youtu.be/LJmVnwE4nI8
Enjoy today's Read Aloud by Ms. Robinson, principal at Patrick Hamilton, as she reads Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey. Permission granted by the author. https://youtu.be/R_zwMACnlyg
Enjoy today's Read Aloud from Mrs. Aursa, Kindergarten teacher from Justus Gage, reading A read aloud for Dowagiac Families. A Little Bit Brave by Nicola Kinner with permission from Scholastic. https://youtu.be/KKJtQ9f71Q8
Enjoy our daily Read Aloud...Ms. Moore, second grade teacher from Patrick Hamilton, reads Turkey's Eggcellent Easter by Wendi Silvano. Permission granted from Wendi Silvano. https://youtu.be/34v3TRQRL0k
Enjoy our Read Aloud today brought to you by Mrs. Siegel, our elementary Literacy Coach. She will read "The Pirate Jamboree" By Mark Teague with permission for Scholastic books. https://youtu.be/CYmdtDVkX9I
"Meet up to Eat up" program IS STILL A GO! This service is approved as an essential program, and is on the exemption list. Families will be able to pickup the breakfast/lunch packages at the same locations as last week. The list of sites can be found on the district website.
We want to thank the community for your support of the efforts of the DUS staff providing learning packets and the "meet-up and eat-up" program. In these challenging times let's continue keeping a strong and healthy mindset, supporting our neighbors, and treasuring our families.
Here is our very first read along brought to you by Mrs. Daiga! She will be reading "There's Lots that I Can Do!" Look out for more coming soon! https://youtu.be/lsDbN6wXi2E
We have made our learning packets available online, the link is below. You can also pick up a hard copy at the building your child attends this Wednesday through Friday (3/18/20 -3/20/20) from 8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. http://bit.ly/DUSlearning
March 16, 2020 Update from Dowagiac Union Schools We are still getting mixed messages from the state regarding if schools are required to move spring break. Due to the confusion, we have made the decision to declare that spring break will stay as our calendar shows. Therefore, DUS spring break will begin Friday, April 3 and last until Sunday, April 12. We are planning and hoping that students can return to school on Monday, April 13. If the Governor or Legislators were to mandate that schools must change spring break or face significant consequences, we will cross that bridge at that time. We wish you good health and safety in these uncertain times. #Chieftains United!!
Hello Dowagiac!! During our school closure (March 16-April 3) we will be providing meals (breakfast and lunch). These meals are available for all children 18 years and under. Click on the link to access the dates and locations: https://5il.co/dp5s
Parents - as many of you know, Governor Whitmer made an announcement last night declaring the closure of ALL K-12 public schools beginning on March 16 and going through April 5th. We WILL be closed per her proclamation. We are working to get more information out to you.
Sub Custodian needed. Please see job posting here or on our Human Resources page. https://5il.co/djk4
Due to drifting and icy back roads, Dowagiac Unions Schools are closed today, February 27th.
No School February 28th - Mid-Winter Break
Have you seen our new website yet? It rolled out today! We will be highlighting different features in the coming days!