2017-2018 Back to School Information

Textbooks: Grades 5-12

MBS Direct is our exclusive online supplier for all of your textbooks in grades 5-12. MBS Direct for offers competitive pricing, superior customer service, reliability, and inventory. MBS maintains its own warehouse with over seven million books. Here is how the online program works:

  • MBS will maintain a current list of our courses and the books required for those courses.
  • You can have access through the Virtual Bookstore through this link.
  • Be sure to log in with your user ID/password to get your loyalty bonus.
  • You may pay by Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express. Pay by check using mail order form.
  • Orders will be shipped within 24 hours.

Upper School Students

Upper School students should receive their schedules in June. Please have your schedule handy when ordering texts.

Middle School Students

Middle School students will receive their schedules at end of May or during the summer. It will be available in "My Backpack" for returning families and will be mailed home to new families. When ordering your books for a foreign language, please do not open the packaging or write in them if you are new to Duchesne. It is important to make sure that you are in the correct foreign language so that if there is a change you can return your books. Fine arts supplies may be purchased after school has begun. If you have any questions, please contact Sara Molina in the Middle School office at 713-468-8211 ext. 118.

School Supply Information

All basic supplies will be provided for girls in grades Pre-Kindergarten thru eighth grade and will be delivered to the classroom and available the first day of school.

Students in fifth through eighth grade are expected to bring certain supplies on the first day of school. A printable supply list for each grade can be accessed by clicking here.

All eighth Grade Math students must have a TI 84 Silver Edition calculator.

There is no school supply list for Upper School. Each instructor will indicate what is needed for the course.

Uniform Information

Duchesne Academy uniforms must be purchased through the official school uniform supplier, Parker School Uniform. There are five locations in Houston and surrounding areas: 1110 N. Post Oak Road #140, Houston, Texas 77055, 713-681-4045; 12524 Memorial Drive (Lantern Lane Shopping Center), Houston, Texas 77024, 713-465-1635; 4630 Highway 6 South, Sugar Land, TX 77478, 281-494-6789; and 3817 Bellaire Blvd. Houston, Texas 77025, 713-661-6110. Please check the Parker Uniform website for store hours, and call for uniform availability. You may also order uniforms online at the website.

Parker Uniform Duchesne Price Guide

The Duchesne Academy Parents' Association also holds a used uniform sale every year before school starts. There will be a used uniform sale on Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Annex on campus.

Lower School Uniform Requirements

Required Uniforms

The Lower School required uniform consists of the following:

Petite Hearts Students (PK3 and PK4)
  • Navy blue toddler dress with Duchesne monogram
  • Navy blue monkey bar buddies or navy bloomers
  • Navy blue cardigan sweater
  • Navy blue apron with Duchesne monogram
  • Navy blue Mary Janes purchased from Parker Uniform
Kindergarten - Fourth Grade Students
  • Duchesne plaid jumper (kindergarten - fourth grade students)
  • White cotton short sleeve blouse with Peter Pan collar (kindergarten - fourth grade students)
  • Navy blue Mary Janes purchased from Parker Uniform
  • White cotton sailor blouse to be worn with plaid shorts or pants only (kindergarten - fourth grade students)
All Lower School Students
  • White knee-socks, or crew socks (no golf socks or anklets)
  • White tights or Duchesne navy leggings purchased in the Spirit Store may be worn in cold weather

Dress Uniform (to be worn at designated times)

  • Navy blue toddler dress with Duchesne monogram (PK3 and PK4 students)
  • Duchesne jumper/short sleeve white blouse with Peter Pan Collar (kindergarten - fourth grade students)
  • White bobby socks or white knee socks
  • Navy blue Mary Janes purchased from Parker Uniforms

Optional Uniforms

Petite Hearts Students (PK3 and PK4)
  • French blue toddler dress with Duchesne monogram
Kindergarten - Fourth Grade Students
  • French blue culottes (white cotton middy blouse with navy tie must be worn with culottes)
  • Navy blue pants (white cotton middy blouse with navy tie must be worn with navy pants)
  • White short sleeve middy blouse (worn only with culottes or slacks; not to be worn with jumper)
  • White long sleeve middy blouse (worn only with culottes or slacks; not to be worn with jumper)
  • Navy blue tie with Duchesne monogram (must be worn with middy blouse)
  • Navy blue cardigan sweater
Second - Fourth Grade Students
  • Keds White and navy blue saddle athletic shoes

PE Uniform

  • Kindergarten - fourth grade PE shorts: Any type of athletic navy short is acceptable. Nike shorts should only have a white stripe. MUST BE WORN UNDER THE UNIFORM JUMPER EVERYDAY.
  • PK3 and PK4 must wear “monkey bar buddy” shorts or bloomers from Parker Uniform everyday underneath their dresses.
  • PK3 through first grade may wear any type of velcro tennis shoe (that does not light up) for PE class.
  • Second through fourth grade may wear any type of athletic tennis shoe/cross trainer (lace up is fine) that does not light up for PE class.
  • If a student wears the French blue culotte or navy blue pants with middy blouse and tie to school, she may wear this for PE class and does not need to change into regular PE shorts.

Relaxed Dress
Students may wear jeans, a Duchesne t-shirt, tennis shoes, and hair ribbons or accessories to match. Jeans worn on a relaxed dress day may not have holes or tears.

Free Dress
Students may wear an appropriate outfit of their choice. Skirts, shorts, and dresses should be of an appropriate length. Shirts or dresses with spaghetti straps should not be worn. Shirts worn with leggings must be long enough that the child's bottom is completely covered.

Hair Accessories
Ribbons, bows, and headbands must be of colors found in the Duchesne plaid or French blue.

ALL ITEMS OF CLOTHING MUST BE MARKED WITH YOUR DAUGHTER’S FIRST AND LAST NAME (SHOES, GYM SHORTS, SHORTS, JUMPERS, OUTER WEAR). UNCLAIMED ITEMS WILL BE SENT TO THE UNIFORM RESALE.

Nail polish is not permitted. The only jewelry allowed is a watch and stud earrings for pierced ears. Other designs are not acceptable.

PK3, PK4, and kindergarten use only the required tote bags that are distributed at new student orientation. First grade through fourth grade may use backpacks. Due to space limitations, backpacks on wheels must be of a size that will fit into the cubbies. If they are too large, they will not be permitted. This will be at the teacher’s discretion.

Middle School Uniform Requirements

Required Items

  • Navy blazer, monogrammed
  • Plaid skirt (skirt length must be no shorter than 2 inches from the top of the knee)
  • Navy flat front pants (worn on Social Awareness days)
  • White, long-sleeve monogrammed Oxford shirt
  • White socks (no show, ankle, crew, or knee-high)
  • Navy Sperry or white and blue saddle shoes or blue and white saddle Keds tennis shoes (must be purchased through Parker Uniform)

Optional Items

  • French blue kilt (skirt length must be no shorter than 2 inches from the top of the knee)
  • White 3/4 sleeve monogrammed blouse
  • Navy 3/4 sleeve monogrammed blouse
  • White cap sleeve monogrammed polo shirt
  • Navy cap sleeve monogrammed polo shirt
  • White long sleeve monogrammed polo shirt
  • Navy long sleeve monogrammed polo shirt
  • Only approved outerwear or leggings sold at the Spirit Store are to be worn on campus. Shirts worn with leggings must be long enough that the child's bottom is completely covered.
  • Athletic shoes. Only the following athletic shoes, plus any of the shoes provided at Parker Uniform will be allowed:

    Girls may wear any navy and/or white athletic shoe. That means, they may buy and wear a white with navy shoe, navy with white, a solid white, or a solid navy; any brand is fine. That said, the shoes may not have any other color on them. This includes accent colors, stitching, logos, etc. Shoes with any other color, even a small accent color, will be considered out of uniform.

Purses and Accessories: In order to reduce competition on a material plane, we ask that expensive designer purses and accessories not be brought to school. Expensive designer purses and accessories are contradictory to the philosophy of the School and will not be allowed. Students who choose to bring expensive designer purses and accessories to school will be subject to disciplinary action. Appropriate small purses and accessories may be carried.

Book bags: No book bags or backpacks should be taken to classes during the school day. Students will be given the opportunity to go to their lockers between classes. Book bags may be used going between school and home.

Hair: Natural highlighted hair in good taste is acceptable. Students may not have strips of color added in their hair. Students may not have feathers or other items sewn into their hair.

Headwear: No hats may be worn in school. Headbands and bows must be conservative in nature.

Jewelry: A limited amount of jewelry may be worn at school. All jewelry must be conservative in nature. No chokers may be worn.

Make-up: No make-up may be worn.

Signature Clothing and Accessories: Signature clothing (i.e. Juicy, Coach, Polo, etc.), hats, scarves, jackets, over-sized blouses, non-uniform sweatshirts, and personalized monograms are not part of the uniform and may not be worn in school.

Dress Uniform

Dress uniform is required on Holy Days, on special occasions designated on the monthly calendar, and on most school trips. The students are notified of dress uniform days well in advance, and if they forget to wear it, will be required to serve a silent lunch on that day. They will stay in dress uniform all day, unless otherwise instructed differently by the Middle School Dean of Students. Dress uniform consists of:

Long sleeve, white, button-down embroidered Oxford shirt, navy blue blazer with proper monogram, plaid skirt, and white socks with navy Sperry's, Keds, or saddle shoes. White tights may be worn with or without socks during colder months.

Relaxed Dress

On relaxed dress days, students may wear jeans and a Duchesne T-shirt with tennis shoes or school shoes. Students must wear socks. Jeans worn on a relaxed dress day may not have holes or tears.

PE Uniform

Middle School PE uniform requirements include the following:

  • T Shirt: White with Duchesne logo, or any shirt issued by Duchesne. Examples include Field Day shirts, Extravaganza shirts, Heart of the Summer shirts.
  • Shorts: Any navy blue athletic shorts.
  • Shoes: Athletic sneakers. No slip-ons.
  • Spandex shorts, black, white, or navy blue may be worn under the required PE short.

Upper School Uniform Requirements

Required Items

  • Navy blazer, monogrammed
  • Plaid skirt
  • Navy flat front pants (Required for 11th and 12th grade for off campus social awareness work. Optional for grades 9 and 10.)
  • White, long-sleeve, dress shirt with navy monogram. Dress shirts must be tucked in the skirt at all times.
  • White socks (no show, ankle, crew, or knee-high)
  • Navy Sperry OR white and navy saddle shoes (must be purchased through Parker Uniform)

Optional Items

  • Navy or French blue contour skirt
  • White 3/4 sleeve monogrammed blouse
  • Navy 3/4 sleeve monogrammed blouse
  • White cap sleeve monogramed polo shirt
  • Navy cap sleeve monogrammed polo shirt
  • White long sleeve monogrammed polo shirt
  • Navy long sleeve monogrammed polo shirt
  • White and navy Keds-style saddle shoe (must be purchased through Parker Uniforms)
  • Only approved outerwear or leggings sold at the Spirit Store are to be worn on campus. Shirts worn with leggings must be long enough that the child's bottom is completely covered.
  • Athletic shoes. Only the following athletic shoes, plus any of the shoes provided at Parker Uniform will be allowed:

Girls may wear any navy and/or white athletic shoe. That means, they may buy and wear a white with navy shoe, navy with white, a solid white, or a solid navy; any brand is fine. That said, the shoes may not have any other color on them. This includes accent colors, stitching, logos, etc. Shoes with any other color, even a small accent color, will be considered out of uniform.

  • Jeans worn on a relaxed dress day may not have holes or tears.
  • Duchesne athletics letter jackets may be worn in class, but team uniforms and sweats may not be worn during school hours without permission.
  • If a students is in violation of our uniform policy, including inappropriate skirt length, she may receive a detention.

Dress Uniform

Dress uniform is required on Holy Days, on special occasions designated on the monthly calendar, and on most school trips. Dress uniform consists of:

Long sleeve, white, button-down monogrammed dress shirt, navy blue blazer with proper monogram, plaid skirt with white socks. White tights may be worn with or without white socks during colder months.

On the days that the dress uniform is required, dress uniform must be worn all day. If dress uniform is not worn for a required function, the student may receive a detention.

PE Uniform

Upper School PE uniform requirements include the following:

  • T-Shirt: White with Duchesne logo or any shirt issued by Duchesne. Examples include Field Day shirts, Extravaganza shirts, Heart of the Summer shirts.
  • Shoes: Athletic sneakers. No slip-ons.
  • Spandex shorts, black, white, or navy blue may be worn under the required PE short.
  • Tennis shoes and sneakers for PE classes must have non-marking soles for use in the gym.

Note: Signature clothing, hats, and excessive jewelry are not part of the uniform and may not be worn in school. Outer gear (coats, jackets) may not be worn to class except in unusual circumstances with faculty/administrative approval. Hair dyed an unnatural color, tattoos, and/or body piercing are not allowed.

Graduation Attire

Graduation attire at Duchesne is part of one of our most cherished traditions dating back from the first graduation in 1964. Our seniors are required to wear full-length or tea-length white dresses with white lace crowns and white dress shoes. The white lace crowns are provided by the School. The following are specific guidelines for this event:

  • Dresses must be a pure white, which we call Xerox paper white. No cream, ivory, or ecru dresses are allowed.
  • Since it is a high school graduation, low necklines, backless, or off the shoulder dresses are inappropriate. Dresses must have two inch or wider straps or sleeves. The dress needs to fit in a way that allows your daughter to curtsy, walk up and down stairs, and sit comfortably. The skirt should not be too slim.
  • No shawls, wraps or jackets.
  • Ornamentation on the dress should be minimal; please see that beading is white and does not sparkle. Lace should be simple.
  • Dresses may not have trains. We recommend that the dresses be hemmed so that the skirt does not drag the ground since the girls do have to process in the gowns and curtsy during the course of graduation.
  • Jewelry should be minimal.
  • Dress shoes must be white and should be comfortable and not excessively high. No sandals or sneakers are allowed, but shoes with peep-toe or heel straps may be worn.
  • Since this is an outdoor ceremony and very sunny, if necessary, please see that the dress is lined and that undergarments do not show through.
  • Since it is hot and humid outside, bridal fabrics are often inappropriate in style for high school students and usually are made of hot and heavy fabrics such as stain and crepe. A dress made from a dress pattern in a light weight, but opaque fabric might be more suitable for the day and age of your daughter.
  • All dresses must be approved in advance of graduation by the Upper School Dean of Students by mid-April 2018. Students may bring the dress in to be approved or email photos with front and back views of the student wearing the dress to jill.hess@duchesne.org. Students who are having a dress made for graduation should bring in fabric swatches and pattern choice for approval before dress construction begins.

Required Summer Work

Lower School Summer Work Instructions - Grades PK3 through 4th

Incoming Petite Hearts (Pre-Kindergarten 3 and 4) are required to read (or have read to them) a minimum of 20 picture books.

Incoming kindergarten students are required to read (or have read to them) a minimum of 25 picture books.

Incoming first grade students are required to read 30 picture books or 200 pages.

In math, first graders should be proficient with addition facts of doubles to 5+5, +0, and +1 to 10.

Incoming second grade students are required to read a minimum of 225 pages.

In math, second grade students should be proficient with addition facts through 9+9.

Incoming third grade students are required to read a minimum of 250 pages.

In math, third grade students should be proficient with addition facts through 9+9 and subtraction facts through 18-9.

Incoming Fourth Grade Step One: You are asked to read two books over the summer. One book is required to read, Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper. The second book will be your choice from the list of Newbery or honor winning novels.

Step Two: Write a poem for each of the books you read. It can be a free verse, rhyming or not rhyming, acrostic, shape poem or haiku. It is your choice!

You may use your best CURSIVE handwriting or you may type it.

Step Three: Bring your poem with you on the first day of school.

In math, fourth grade students should be proficient with addition facts through 9+9, subtraction facts through 18-9, and multiplication facts through 10+10.

Links to Materials
Please click here for the summer reading log (PK3 - third grade). PK3 through third grade students, please return the reading log to your homeroom teacher on the first day of classes.

Please click here for the list of Newbery winner/honor novels.

For reviewing math facts, please use flashcards or the following apps or websites:

http://www.learningplanet.com/sam/sm/index.asp
www.mathplayground.com
www.funbrain.com
www.coolmathgames.com
www.multiplication.com
www.playkidsgames.com
http://www.tcea.org/documents/PD/Free%20Must-Have%20Apps%20for%20Elementary%20Math.pdf

Middle School Summer Work Instructions - Grades 5 through 8

Summer Reading

Fifth Grade: The Island of the Blue Dolphins ISBN 9780547328614

Sixth Grade: The Witch of Blackbird Pond ISBN 9780547550299

Seventh Grade: I Am Malala (Young Reader Edition) ISBN 9780316327916

Eighth Grade: Between Shades of Gray ISBN 978014242059

Students are also encouraged to read books from the HAISLN reading list over the summer.

Summer Math IXL Assignments

Rising 5th Grade IXL Assignments

Rising 6th Grade IXL Assignments

Rising 7th Grade IXL Assignments

Rising 8th Grade IXL Assignments

Upper School Summer Reading Assignments - Grades 9 through 12

Medical Forms and Information

All medical information and forms are managed through MAGNUS.

To access MAGNUS, please log in to DuchesneConnect and click on the link to MAGNUS within the Parent Portal.

Physicals
Physicals are required for all new students and each year for athletes in grades 6–12. To print the current Duchesne Physical Form, click here. If your daughter will be participating in our grade 6-12 athletic program, please also have your child's physician fill out the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) Physical Form.

Immunization Policy
Current immunization records are required for all students. Every student enrolled in a Catholic school in the state of Texas must be immunized against vaccine preventable diseases caused by infectious agents in accordance with the immunization schedule adopted by the Texas Department of State Health Services. A student who fails to present the required evidence will not be accepted for enrollment. The only exemption to this requirement is a medical exemption stating the medical reason for exemption and signed by a licensed physician (M.D. or D.O) authorized to practice in the state of Texas. It must include the physician's license number.

Medications
Only over-the-counter medications you have approved through MAGNUS can be dispensed to your child. These medications must be provided by the parents as the clinic does not have stock medications. All medication sent to the clinic must come in its unopened original container. For daily prescription medication to be given during the school day, you must complete the daily prescription form on MAGNUS, and the medication must come with the current prescription intact.

Athletics

Welcome to Charger Athletics! Duchesne offers team sport opportunities for all ages.

Pre-season for Upper School fall sports begins Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Fall sport offerings at Varsity and Junior Varsity levels include cross country, volleyball, and field hockey. Upper School students interested in trying out for fall sports should plan on attending all pre-season sessions.

Further information for Upper School Varsity and Junior Varsity Fall sports team tryouts will be available in July 2017 on the Teams and Schedules page of the website. Select the team your daughter is interested in and please be sure to select the 2017-2018 school year schedule for that team.

Physicals are required each year for all students in grades 6-12 who compete on a school team. Log into MAGNUS and print the TAPPS Athletics Yearly Physical Form. Follow these directions:

  1. Log in to DuchesneConnect, and click on the MAGNUS link.
  2. From your MAGNUS front desk, click "Student Health Tracker."
  3. Scroll down to the requirement labeled "Athletics: Yearly Physical Form."
  4. Click on the paper icon to download or print the Athletics: Yearly Physical Form.

Please note that athletic physicals will expire one year from the date of the exam. A May or June appointment will keep your daughter eligible for athletics for the entire school year.

Duchesne also offers Summer Sport Camps for Upper School and Middle School students. Click here for information on our Summer Sport Camps along with links to the registration forms for each camp.

Upper School athletics also offers soccer, basketball, swimming, golf, tennis, softball, and track and field. Upper School students compete in the Texas Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) league.

Middle School team sports for girls in grades 7 and 8 include cross country, volleyball, field hockey, soccer, basketball, swimming, golf, tennis, softball, and track and field. Tryouts and practices are held daily after school, and for swimmers, practice will be held mornings before school. Girls in sixth grade have the opportunity to compete in volleyball, cross country, basketball, soccer, swimming, softball, and track and field. Practice for girls in class will be during PE. Middle School teams compete in the Houston Junior Preparatory Conference (HJPC).

For grades K through 5, our Junior Sports Program offers a variety of sports. In the fall, we offer the girls soccer; basketball in the winter; and softball and volleyball in the spring. Volleyball is offered through Chapelwood and is only open to grades 4 and 5. You will be notified via email when registration opens for each season. Jr. Sports is a member of the West Houston Christian Sports Association.

If your daughter is a member of a team or your family attends Duchesne games, please sign up for athletic alerts for those teams in DuchesneConnect. Signing up for these alerts, which can be delivered via email and/or text message, are the best way to stay informed of schedule changes due to weather or other reasons.

Handbooks

Please visit the Parent Portal in DuchesneConnect for printable versions of each division's Student-Parent Handbook.

Technology

Duchesne’s 1:1 Tablet Computer Program

All incoming 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th, 10th, or 11th graders will receive her new Tablet PC on her Out of the Box day, as follows:

  • New students entering 6th, 7th, and 8th grade will meet on August 16, 12:30 – 3:30 pm
  • All 9th graders and new students entering 10th – 12th grade will meet on August 17, 12:30 – 3:30 pm
  • 5th graders will receive their computers during class prior to Labor Day.

Students entering Duchesne in 8th or 12th grade will be issued a Toshiba Portege Z10t rental computer that matches the rest of her classmates. (This is policy so that all 9th graders are able to get a new computer with a 4-year warranty for Upper School.)

The Duchesne Laptop Bundle (or rental fee) will be charged to your student account by the Business Office in August.

The student bundle fee covers the computer, stylus, one replacement battery, 4-year manufacturer warranty with accidental damage coverage, Safeguard protection for loss or theft, laptop case, and access to our on-site CAVE helpdesk with loaner availability. Your daughter will have all computer supplies that she will need for her classes. Additional or replacement stylus or power cords can be purchased in the CAVE helpdesk on campus and will be charged to your student account.

Software on student laptops is licensed by the school, at great discount, for student and faculty use and is not purchased with the computer. These applications are available to Duchesne students as long as they are enrolled at Duchesne.

It is vital to your daughter’s first few weeks of school that she attend her Out of Box orientation. During that workshop, she will be introduced to essential information that she will use for the next several years. She will learn to login and navigate the Duchesne network, setup her Microsoft OneDrive for cloud storage of her files, learn best practices to organize her schoolwork into folders, be introduced to some of the applications that she will use in her classes, customize her computer, and log into her email. She will also learn how to access her DuchesneConnect class pages to manage her assignments, her “My Backpack” page for schedules and grades, and learn how to use the online directory to connect with friends. She will also be introduced to the Duchesne iPhone app, which we hope she will familiarize you with when she gets home that day.

Above all, it is our goal that your daughter has a positive experience with technology at Duchesne. We encourage her to let us know as soon as she has any problems and to reach out to us with any questions or frustrations that she might experience.

We are very excited about the 2017-2018 school year and look forward to working with her!

Janet Thorson
Technology Director
janet.thorson@duchesne.org
713-468-8211, ext. 128

Eileen Ford
Educational Technology Support Manager
eileen.ford@duchesne.org
713-468-8211, ext. 197

Mary Harvey
Educational Technology Coordinator
mary.harvey@duchesne.org
713-468-8211, ext. 182

School Communications

Duchesne Academy uses two main methods to communicate with our parents: The eNotify Email System and the Notifications System.

The eNotify Email System is used to send out emails to our constituents using mailing lists created from our database. We do try to be sensitive to overloading your email inbox with emails. The eNotify system is our main method of communicating with parents. You can expect to receive a weekly email from your daughter's Head of School containing information about events that have occurred, along with information about upcoming events and links to forms you may need to complete.

Our Head of School, Patricia Swenson, typically sends out a monthly email entitled "Heartfelt...from the Head of School" in which she includes information about school-wide accomplishments and happenings. In addition, depending on circumstances and the information which needs to be conveyed, she will send out emails to the community at large.

You can also expect to receive periodic eNotify emails from our athletics department, college placement department, the various Deans, the school Nurse, our Parents' Association, and our Advancement Office. If you are not receiving emails from Duchesne, please contact our Registrar/Database Manager, Lydia Cruz at lydia.cruz@duchesne.org or 713-468-8211, ext. 155. She will be able to help troubleshoot any issues you may be having and can let you know if the issue is our system or an issue that needs to be addressed with your email provider. Please note: We have known issues with AOL blocking emails sent via eNotify. If you have an AOL address, we recommend that you consider switching to Gmail or Yahoo.

The Notifications System is used to send our Emergency Alerts via email and/or text message. You may also use this system to sign up for notifications on a variety of communications, such as notifications on changes to our team schedules or when a News item is published to our website. We strongly urge every parent to sign up to receive Emergency Alerts through the Notifications System. This is how you will be notified in the event of a school closing or an emergency situation at the school.

Click here for directions on how to sign up for Emergency Alerts and all other alerts sent via this system.