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Dragon Nation News, 11/5

Greetings Dragon Nation.
We would like to say a thank you to our WatchDOG Dad DJ for bringing us Fun Music Friday.   We appreciate Mr. Eiland doing this.  We our encouraging other parents to volunteer and be a part of the WatchDOG program. 
We want to say congratulations to our Cheer Squad for performing during the halftime of this weekend’s TCU game.   Our Cheerleaders have done a great job of being ambassadors for our school .  We are proud of them and the PRIDE they bring to our school.  
Canvas information:
In order to have access to your child’s canvas account you will need your child to create a code to share with you.  Below is a link to information on how to generate the code. It can also be found on the Durham Middle school web page under parent resources.  
Please have your student bring their Ipad to school.  We will be doing Ipad checks this week. 
Starting Monday, Nov. 12 we will begin Ipad deployment.  Each student that has a district issued device will get a new updated Ipad.  Students will need to bring their Ipad and charger with them to school the week of Nov. 12th.  We will begin with 8thgrade and work our way to 6th grade.  Ipad deployment will be through your student’s Social Studies class. 
Fundraiser pick up will be Friday, Nov. 9th.
The next Coffee Talk with Mr. Holt will be Tuesday, Nov. 13th at 8:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.  in the Library. 
We will have a Veteran’s Day Assembly on Monday Nov. 12th.   We will be on a altered bell schedule for the assembly.
Late Bus Information:
We have added a 2nd late bus to get students home faster if they stay after school. The late bus routes will be divided in order to ensure students make it home in a timely manner.  
Here are some guidelines for students riding the late bus.
  1. Students must receive a late bus pass from their teacher.
  2. Late bus pass must be filled out with student’s name and address.
  3. Behavior issues on the late bus could cause student to lose late bus privileges. 
  4. The last bus is to be used for students staying for tutoring, enrichment opportunities or detentions.  
Late busses run Monday- Friday at 5:30 and Friday at 6:30.   
Note from the school nurse:
Spinal Screenings will be Thursday, Nov. 8th.  Please see attached information for details. 
Please check skyward for student grades.   Incomplete or missing work is typically the cause  for students to have failing grades.   
Thank you for all that you do to work with us in helping your child be successful.