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Summer Update #1 -New Student Orientation and Return to School

Here are a few announcements from Principal Lindsey
  • Due to COVID-19, our new student orientation scheduled for July 31 has been cancelled.  
  • Our proposed Middle School plan to return in the Fall will be voted by the School Board on July 14th.  Below is the proposed plan:
    • All 6th grade students will return to the classroom 4 days per week and participate in eLearning at home 1 day per week on Wednesdays (this is the same eLearning day as the high school students).
    • All 7th and 8th grade students will return on a hybrid schedule which will include 2 days per week with in-class instruction at DMJ and 3 days per week of eLearning at home.   Students will be assigned for in-class instruction at DMJ on either a Monday/Thursday or a Tuesday/Friday schedule.
    • Students in self-contained classrooms will return full-time.
    • Students whose parents opted for eLearning Manatee will complete all work from home. 
  • We are starting to purchase the equipment we will need to support a safe learning environment for the 20-21 school year.   We are purchasing reusable face masks and face shields for each staff member and student.  Students may also wear their own face protection mask.  We will have more details coming soon.
  • Our school office is closed now for summer cleaning and will re-open on July 8th. As a reminder, our summer hours are 9am - 3pm daily, but closed on Fridays.
We will keep you updated with more information as we get closer to returning.
Please enjoy the rest of your summer and be safe.