Back to School

Pencils? Binder? Calculator? Keys to the Ferrari? No, wait...to help relieve a little of that first-day back at school anxiety here are a few friendly reminders from each of our school divisions.

Elementary School Notes

Welcome to the 2023-24 school year! I am so excited to be launching a new school year and beginning my first year as part of the Dalat community. The teachers, TAs, staff, and faculty have been busy preparing for school to begin next Wednesday. I hope that your family experienced some valuable rest and relaxation over the summer holiday. I look forward to getting to know our elementary families more this year.

As your family prepares for school again, please note the following information:

Students need to bring:

  • A spare uniform
  • Refillable water bottle
  • An umbrella

Please make sure your child’s uniforms still fit well, including the PE uniform, and are neat and tidy. If you need to order new uniforms, please schedule an appointment with our uniform store.

Students must wear sports shoes or sandals with straps.

The campus will open at 8 am and close by 5 pm. Students may enter their classrooms at 8:15. Students who arrive later than 8:20 will be marked tardy. Please kindly move away from classroom windows following the morning bell so that students can give their full attention to starting the school day.

Students are dismissed by 3:10 pm and parents are expected to pick up their children on time.

Our playgrounds are only open after school now that our preschool is a full-day program. Students must be within sight of a parent or other designated adult while playing. They may not play on the playground until you arrive. Older siblings are not allowed to supervise younger children. The library is open after school; however, elementary students are not allowed to be in the library without adult/parent supervision

Please pay close attention to the emails from your child’s teacher. They will communicate specific information for the first day/week of school. Next week, look out for our Kid Interest Club (KICs) sign-ups for children in Grades 1-4. Your child’s homeroom teacher and next week’s Dalat News will provide more information and a sign-up form.

Preschool parents are required to physically drop off and pick up their children at their classrooms. Preschool parents may park on the lower campus.

Parents of children in Kindergarten to Grade 2 are encouraged to use the lower campus drop-off/pick-up area. Parents of Grade 3-4 students are encouraged to use the upper field drop/off pick-up area.

Preschool parents and children may enjoy our playgrounds and outside spaces from 12 until 1 pm.

If your child is unable (due to illness, etc.) to come to school, please email attendance@dalat.org. Your child’s attendance will be marked as a parent excused absence.

If you have questions, please contact me. I am looking forward to meeting you!

Lizzy Neiger
Elementary Principal

Middle School Notes

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! I hope you all have had a lovely summer holiday. For those of you who were here last year, don’t forget to submit your summer duck photo here.

Our middle school staff are busy planning and preparing for the first day of school on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2023. Schedules are found on Powerschool, and students may look ahead of time at their class schedules.

To be fully prepared, please take note of the following items:

  • Stationary – pencil case, pens, pencils, highlighters (Grade 7 students will need yellow, orange, pink, green, and blue colors), eraser, ruler, colored pencils, glue stick, scissors.
  • Reusable Water Bottle – no glass water bottles, plastic or metal only.

The school will provide class notebooks and an expandable folder for organization.

If you need a paper copy of your schedule, please go to the tables outside the MS Principals Office to collect your schedule. We will start the day by going to SAT groups at 8:20 on Wednesday morning. Your SAT teacher will email you an introductory letter and where your meetings will take place. Locker assignments are attached to this email; please take the time to find your locker number for the school year.

Below is the schedule for the first day of school:

  • Parents, please notify the school of your child’s absence by emailing attendance@dalat.org if they are going to be away from school.
  • Uniforms are to be worn on the first day of school.  If you need to purchase more uniforms, please refer to the Dalat News for access to the appointment scheduler.

if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me . Enjoy the last few days of summer break! We are looking forward to a wonderful year together!

Warm Regards,

Beverly Stevens
Middle School Principal

High School Notes

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year!  I hope you all have had a lovely summer holiday. 

  • Expandable – for class document organization.  The school will provide class notebooks.
  • Reusable Water Bottle – no glass water bottles, plastic only.
  • Stationary – pens, pencils, eraser, ruler, etc.
  • Device – laptop/iPad/tablet (make sure it meets the minimum Dalat technology requirements)

We will begin the first day of school with an all high school assembly.  Report to the Harbor Hall no later than 8:20 on Wednesday morning.  You will receive your schedule and other pertinent information to begin the school year.  Locker assignments are attached to this email, please take the time to find your locker number for the school year. 

Below is the schedule for the first day of school.

  • Parents, please notify the school of your child’s absence by emailing attendance@dalat.org if they are going to be away from school.
  • Uniforms are to be worn on the first day of school.  If you need to purchase more uniforms, please refer to the Dalat News for access to the appointment scheduler.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.  Students, enjoy the last few days of summer break. The teachers and I are looking forward to a wonderful year, full of learning, spiritual growth, and building memories that will last a lifetime!

Warm Regards,

Scott Uzzle
High School Principal

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