Concerns on Coronavirus

5/4/20

Good afternoon parents,

               As your afterschool and summer program partner, we know how difficult this time is, and how critical the need is for quality educational activities. Like you, we are anxiously waiting on word from the Governor to determine what type of summer program we will be able to offer. Please know that it is our sincere desire to provide a quality RASP program this summer.

               In optimistic anticipation of holding summer RASP, we are conducting an online pre-registration for those who plan to participate in RASP in the event that the Governor gives us the green light. Please note that this preregistration is for planning purposes only. We will not require any payment at this time.

               Once we receive a final confirmation that the RASP program will run, you will be required to make a payment in full prior to your child being allowed to attend. If you attended the program in March, please message Jessica japricio@dpsnd.org to find out about your credit. Please watch for more information to come on our announcements page on our website. We appreciate your patience during this confusing and trying time and look forward to working with you this summer!

 

 

3/16/20

*Currently Closed* 

 

3/12/20

Dear DPS Families,
At Dickinson Public Schools, the health, safety, and well-being of our students and staff are our top priorities. With the recently elevated discussion regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the news, we want to reassure you that we are closely monitoring the ever-changing situation and are in constant communication with our local and state health officials. Governor Burgum held a press conference today and is recommending that decisions be made on fact, not fear. Our local and state health officials have not recommended closing schools at this point in time. We will continue to monitor this fluid situation hour-by-hour and will communicate with students, staff, parents, and the entire DPS community if the situation changes. I am hopeful that if we do need to close the schools, we will be able to provide advanced notice to all DPS families so that they have time to make arrangements for their children’s care.
If as a parent, you decide to keep your child(ren) home at this time, please know that we will make any and all accommodations possible to allow your child to make up essential work at a later date.
We encourage our students, staff, and families to be mindful of key preventive measures. The CDC offers some tips on its website that can be useful in avoiding the spread of this and other illnesses. We all play a role in reducing the likelihood of a coronavirus outbreak in our school district community. We encourage everyone to practice good habits, including:
1.Wash your hands often for 20 seconds with soap and warm water;
2.Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands;
3.If your child is experiencing cold or flu symptoms, please have them stay at home.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Central Administration Office at 701.456.0002.
Sincerely,
Dr. Shon Hocker
Superintendent

Here is the public hotline number if you have questions

The Public hotline number is 1-866-207-2880