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Back to School Information and Dates from School Director
Crystal Lock
Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Dear Choctaw Nation and Supporters,

Thank you for your patience and support during the COVID-19 crisis.
This crisis has created a new normal for each of us, and I am proud of
the way that Dyer County Schools rose to the occasion.
While this
is a time of uncertainty, I find comfort in knowing that in many ways we
are united in our adjustments. Life has shifted and days are
different. The administrative staff has worked many hours to prepare
plans for the upcoming school year. The safety of students and staff is
our top priority. Please know the plans may have to change if the
COVID-19 cases increase in Dyer County. We will follow the guidance set
forth by government agencies. Dyer County Schools strives to achieve
academic excellence, so we are committed to provide the most meaningful
learning experience for our students.
The current plan for Dyer
County Schools is to open with precautions in place. Rest assured that
our student and staff safety is the top priority. If they do not feel
safe, then learning cannot take place. We want a safe learning
environment for all. The first week of school looks different than it
has in years’ past. August 3rd is registration day. Tuesday, August
4th through Friday, August 7th is a staggered schedule that will allow
smaller groups to attend in order for our students to learn new
procedures that incorporate social distancing. You will be contacted
regarding how the first week will look for your child. At this time all
students in grades 1-12 are starting school full days on August 10th.
Pre-K and Kindergarten will have staggered schedules for the first 2
weeks.
We know that the community is as concerned about the plans
for educating our students as we are; therefore, we ask you to remain
receptive to new possibilities as we move forward. Dyer County Schools
values your input and suggestions as we embark on this journey. Please
email us at dcreopening@dyercs.net with questions or concerns that you
may have as we plan for these new challenges. We are working hard each
day to be as prepared as possible for school reopening while protecting
our most valuable assets. The love of our community and students
compels us to move forward during these uncertain times to strive for
academic excellence while providing the safest learning environment
possible.

We are all in this together.

Cheryl Mathis
Director
Dyer County Schools