On March 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., we are partnering with Hilliard City Schools for a combined event titled “Be Well: A Parent University Event by Dublin and Hilliard City Schools” that is focused on student mental health and well-being. We will be offering a series of 50-minute sessions at our new Emerald Campus presented by experts from our staff and our partner agencies. Sessions will include topics such as substance abuse, bullying, coping strategies, academic and social pressure, and many more. On the same day during the same time frame, Hilliard will be hosting sessions at Hilliard Darby. Members of both communities may attend sessions at whichever location best suits their schedule. Please consider joining us for the day, or a for a session or two.
The event is free and you can register at this link.
There are multiple ways that we communicate from school in
order to share valuable information.
Although it can feel overwhelming, each method serves a different
purpose. Knowing the information that
you can get from each method or tool will help you stay informed about school
news, PTO events and opportunities, classroom updates, and individual student
School Weekly Newsletter – The school emails a weekly newsletter every Friday with school events, information, procedures, schoolwide dates, and reminders. The information in this newsletter will help with your daily interaction and needs between home and school.
PTO Weekly Newsletter – The PTO sends a weekly newsletter every Monday through the school email system. The PTO newsletter contains information about upcoming events and dates, sign ups and volunteer opportunities, fundraisers, and PTO updates.
If you are not receiving these weekly schoolwide sources of
information, please contact the school office.
Teacher Emails – Some teachers use email as the primary method for classroom communication. Teachers provide classroom updates, important dates, and instructional information. This is sent directly from the teacher to the class email group.
Bloomz Classroom App – Many teachers uses the classroom app for communication for whole class information. The purpose of Bloomz is to give families a glimpse into classroom instruction and activities. It is not always possible to include pictures of every student. If your child’s teacher uses the Bloomz app, you need to make sure you use the provided code to join the class group. The Bloomz app can be used for whole class notification or individual private communication. The teacher will often use the Bloomz app to post pictures of activities and events in the classroom. Some additional staff (related arts or counselor) may also have Bloomz groups for their communication. If your child is a member of those groups, you will receive an invite from that teacher.
Twitter – Many teachers use Twitter to provide information about their instruction and activities.
Individual Student Information:
ProgressBook – ProgressBook is an online gradebook where teachers post grades, progress information, and grade cards (at the end of each semester). If you are looking for individual feedback or information on your child’s specific progress in the classroom, ProgressBook is the first place to start. You will need a registration key to establish an account if you have not set one up yet. If you need assistance with setting up an account or accessing an existing account, you can contact the school office.
Family/Teacher Conferences – These are opportunities for the families to communicate directly with the teacher about the individual needs and progress of your child. Conferences occur twice per year – usually in the fall and winter. If you have specific questions about your child, conferences are a good opportunity to get them answered and understand how to best support the needs of your child. It is perfectly acceptable to conference with the teacher at both conference sessions. Some grade levels also offer opportunities for students to showcase their goals or student work at the winter conference.