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Knightly News Summer Issues

July 27, 2016

The DCS Knightly News is a communication letter to our school families in order to keep them informed of upcoming Dominion Christian news and events.
New Student/Family Orientation

Thursday, August 4, 6-7 PM
This will be an opportunity for students to
  • Get your class schedule
  • Meet teachers
  • Try out locker
  • Meet new friends
Parents will find out information on
  • First day procedures
  • How to contact teachers or staff
  • Drop off & Pickup procedures
  • School security information
  • All school retreat
There will also be a time to get your questions answered. We look forward to a great start of the school year.
Lunch Procedures

Lunch Lunch order forms are available on the website and have already been emailed to the parents.  Please print and fill out the form.  The form and money-cash or check--need to be turned in to the front office (typically by the 15th of the month before the month you are ordering). Be sure to make yourself a copy so you know which days you have ordered lunch for your child.  
August lunch forms are due Monday, August 1st.


First Day of School, Friday, August 5

Welcome Back! Can you believe school is finally upon us? Friday, August 5th, is a half day of school for all students. Although only a half day, don't miss this very important day. We are looking forward to a great year.  
 
Schedule for Friday, August 5:
 


BEGIN
END
MIN
HOMEROOM
8:00 AM
8:25 AM
25
PERIOD 1
8:28 AM
8:50 AM
22
PERIOD 2
8:53 AM
9:15 AM
22
BREAK
9:18 AM
9:28 AM
10
PERIOD 3
9:31 AM
9:53 AM
22
PERIOD 4
9:56 AM
10:18 AM
22
PERIOD 5
10:21 AM
10:43 AM
22
PERIOD 6
10:46 AM
11:08 AM
22
PERIOD 7
11:11 AM
11:33 AM
22
PERIOD 8
11:36 AM
11:58 AM
22
  • Middle school students enter the middle school entrance to check in. High school students enter the main lobby for check in.
  • Students will receive locker assignments and a copy of their schedule.
  • Students will be directed to the gymnasium.

Reminder -- 6th Grade Picnic (noon-1pm on Friday) 

 

Just a reminder for 6th grade students and their parents: Picnic cookout. This is a great time to get acquainted and make connections.  6th grade will be dismissed at 11:30.   

 

Friday dress ...



Friday, the first day of school, is a non-uniform day for all students. Please adhere to DCS dress policy for "jeans days." Haircuts and clean shaven for the boys. 
 
Monday is a full day of school. Khaki or navy Docker-style pants (no outside pockets) and DCS uniform polo. If your uniform order has not come in, please adhere to the uniform standard as closely as possible.
 
Uniforms are ordered through our DCS Lands End Portal. Please order online. For more information, please reference our
"Uniform Ordering Instructions" page.



BONUS: Option for bow ties on chapel days??? There have been requests ... so we said, "sure ... we could do that." Here's the link to the approved bow tie (please order the "navy/green"):



School Supply Lists for HS & MS

Please reference our supply lists for class-specific resources.
Student Schedules

Student schedules are now available on RenWeb. Please log into your ParentsWeb account and click on Student Information > Schedules.
 
Change requests can be made through the first week of school. Drop/add deadline is Friday, August 12. You may contact Mr. Lightner (mlightner@dominionmail.org) or Mrs. Hirschler (mhirschler@dominionmail.org) with your questions/requests.    
 
If you are getting an error "This parent is not configured for ParentsWeb access, " typically this indicates some unsettled issue with the business office. If you will contact Jodie von Kamecke, she will be happy to assist you in clearing any issue.



PSST ... Don't forget your summer reading


All new and returning students are required to complete summer reading prior to first day of school . For the list of summer reading, please link to the following page: http://dominionchristian.org/summer-reading




Middle School Drop Off & Pick Up

Please follow the traffic pattern (shown in the diagram) when dropping off or picking up your child. Upon entering the main drive for the school, please take your first right onto the gravel drive and proceed to the middle school entrance. Cars will line up in two lanes in front of the middle school entrance. To ensure a safe and efficient process, please follow the directions of the assigned staff as they will aid in these procedures.

  • Please do not drop your child off before 7:30 am
  • Students are released at 3:05 pm
For Friday August 5, please pick up your child at noon.



Spirit Wear Store

Spirit Wear may be purchased online at our web store.



Please visit dcsknights.com OR dominion.deco-apparel.com to order spirit wear apparel and support your Knights!
Quick Links

Upcoming Events

Aug 1: New faculty orientation

Aug 2-4: Faculty pre-planning

Aug 4: New student orientation

Aug 5: 1/2 all students

Aug 8: Full day classes

Aug 11: Back to School Night

DCS Athletic Forms

Quick Reference

Headmaster

  
David Raines

   draines@dominionmail.org



Principal, Academics

    Michael Lightner

    mlightner@dominionmail.org




Admissions & Enrollment
   Lisa Stansel

   lstansel@dominionmail.org



Financial & Accounts

   Jodie Von Kamecke

   jmannion@dominionmail.org



Scheduling & Class Information

   Michael Lightner

   mlightner@dominionmail.org



  Melanie Hirschler

  mhirschler@dominionmail.org 




Transcripts & Report Cards


    Lisa Stansel

    lstansel@dominionmail.org

 

Counseling, Accommodations

    Jeff Peeples

    jpeeples@dominionmail.org



Discipline   

   Javier Jenkins

   jjenkins@dominionmail.org



Athletics


    Mike Gold

    mgold@dominionmail.org



Events & Special Days

    Suzanne Huff

    shuff@dominionmail.org



Chapel, Spiritual Development

   Chuck Whittaker

   cwhittaker@dominionmail.org


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