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Lend Your Voice to
Dawson County Schools’ Future!
The Dawson County School System is initiating a strategic planning process and invites you to participate! It is vital that we hear from our stakeholders on the future direction of the school district before the plan is developed.
What: A Community Engagement Session to gather input from parents, citizens, district employees and students.
When: Thursday, October 2, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Who: All Dawson County School System stakeholders are invited to participate.
To Attend: All parents, citizens, district employees and high school students are encouraged to attend. If you need an interpreter in order to participate, please notify us of your specific needs. (706-265-3246)
An on-line survey will be available for those who can’t attend the meeting. A link to the survey will appear on the district’s website immediately following the meeting.
New 7th Grade Immunization Requirements
Georgia's immunization requirements for children attending 7th grade have been revised to align with the current recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Academy of Family Physician (AAFP).
Effective July 1, 2014
All students born on or after January 1, 2002 and entering, advancing or transferring into 7th grade in Georgia need proof of an adolescent pertussis (whooping cough) booster vaccination (Tdap) and an adolescent meningococcal vaccination(MCV4).
All new entrants transferring into the 8th through 12th grades are also subject to the new requirements.
The Parents' Guide to New Tests in Georgia!
In 2010, Georgia adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English language arts and mathematics and incorporated them into the existing Georgia Performance Standards (GPS). Georgia's new state-mandated set of standards is called the College and Career Ready Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS). CCGPS provides a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn in English and mathematics as they progress through grades K-12.
For the 2014-2015 school year, Georgia will begin rolling out new assessments aligned to the CCGPS. These new assessments will be used to gauge how well students are mastering the standards and, ultimately, how ready students are to succeed in college and careers.
View Larger Map Please Note: The front office/main entrance into building is located on Allen Street.
This Week at DCMS
Please note school start and
end times for the
2014 - 2015 school year!
Homeroom: 7:15 - 7:30 AM
1st Period: 7:35 AM
(Tardy after 7:30 AM)
Announcements at 7:30 AM
End of day: 2:45 PM
No Check-outs after 2:30 PM
Mrs. Kim Dutton!
DCMS Teacher of the Year!