Our mission is to empower all students for the choices and challenges of the twenty-first century. We believe that we should teach students to respect themselves, others, and the environment, that we should teach students to participate productively and responsibly in a rapidly changing society, that we should teach them to communicate effectively, that we should teach them to use cooperative and independent learning strategies, that we should teach them to apply problem solving processes, and that we should teach them to set and meet high standards.
For news on individual schools, please check out School News on this page...or visit the school websites.
Check with your child's school to see what is planned for Red Ribbon/Bully Prevention Week
Since its beginning in 1985, the Red Ribbon has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. In response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, angered parents and youth in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction cause by drugs in America. Enrique (Kiki) Camarena was a Drug Enforcement Administration Agent who was tortured and killed in Mexico in 1985. In honor of Camarena's memory and his battle against illegal drugs, friends and neighbors began to wear red badges of satin. These coalitions also adopted the symbol of Camarena's memory, the red ribbon. The Red Ribbon campaign helps to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. (redribbon.org)
Bullying Prevention Awareness month was initiated by PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center in October 2006. The event has grown to an entire month of education and awareness activities, and is being recognized by schools and communities throughout the world. Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose. There are many roles that kids can play. Kids can bully others, they can be bullied, or they may witness bullying. When kids are involved in bullying, they often play more than one role. It is important to understand the multiple roles kids play in order to effectively prevent and respond to bullying. (stopbullying.gov)
Do you know the law when it applies to you, your child, and your child's attendance in school? Here is what you need to know...
In 2011, Dothan City Schools began offering the use of Parent Portal to all of their students and parents. Over the past few years, there have been over 5,000 logins assigned to both parents and students. Through Parent Portal, you can view student attendance, discipline, and grades. If you have more than one student in Dothan City Schools, you can view all students through one login. This is an excellent way for both students and parents to stay updated with student information. If you would like to know how to get a parent portal login, please visit this link... Parent Portal Login.
How to Apply for Free and Reduced-Price School Meals
Please use these instructions to help you complete applications for free or reduced price school meals. You only need to submit 1 application per household, even if your children attend different schools within Dothan City Schools. Please fill out applications completely to certify your children for free or reduced price school meals.
Students or parents in the school community can anonymously submit any suspicious activity, bullying or other student related issues to a school administrator(s). We encourage you to report important issues. Once you complete the contact form below, you will receive a confirmation that your information has been submitted to the school district. False reporting will be taken seriously to the full extent of the law. Click ANONYMOUS ALERTS to make a report.
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