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Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 8:20-2:49

Wednesday 8:20-1:09

Minimum Days 8:20-11:59

Office Hours M-F 7:30-4:00

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Attention Parents and Students,

If any links are not working properly, a feature on your login page is not working, or you are unable to get to your teacher's page, please send an email to maxbridges@antioch.k12.ca.us and we will work to get it corrected.

Thank you for your patience.

High School Pathway Information

 

 

 

High School Pathway Information Nights have been scheduled. Please selected the link below for event nights. Students and Parents may attended more than one information night and do not have to attend the event at their middle school.

pathway flyer english 2013.pdf

Pathway Parent Flyer 2013-2014 Spanish.pdf

DRMS...Where the sky is NOT the limit!

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DRMS New Phone # 779-7485

More information regarding the change click here.

8th Grade End of Year Activities

The link below is the letter send home with students March 25th about upcoming End of Year Activities for 8th grade students.

Please access the link for information about activities, dates, and times.

2014 8th Grade End of Year Activities - English

20104 8th Grade End of Year Activities - Spanish

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School Calendar Change

Dear Parents,

In the original 2013/2014 school calendar provided in the student planner, five shortened “Testing Days” were included April 28-May2 to accommodate for CST State testing. With the elimination of CST testing and implementation of SBAC (Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium), these shortened days are no longer needed.

Please note to following changes to our school calendar for this school year, 2013/2014.

April 28 – May 2 will be regular school days (8:20-2:49 M, T, Th, F & 8:20-1:09 W).

A minimum day is being added to the end of the school year on May 30 (8:20-11:59).

 

Asunto: Cambio al calendario escolar

Estimados padres,

En el calendario escolar original del  2013/2014 proporcionado en el planificador, cinco días acortados para pruebas ("Testing Days") fueron incluidos del 28 de abril- 2 de mayo para los exámenes del estado CST. Con la eliminación de las pruebas CST e implementación de SBAC (Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium), estos días cortos ya no son necesarios.

Tenga en cuenta los siguientes cambios a nuestro calendario escolar para este año escolar 2013/2014.

28 de abril – 2 de mayo serán días regulares escolares (8:20-2:49 lunes, martes, jueves, viernes & 8:20-1:09 miércoles).

Se añade un día mínimo al final del año escolar el 30 de mayo (8:20-11:59).

Thank you,

Ed Dacus, Principal

 

Stay Healthy

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Being a Good Neighbor

Dear Parents,

I have received numerous phone calls from our neighbors in the community with concerns about some Dallas Ranch students’ behavior walking to and from school. Concerns have included loud and disruptive behavior (profanity, fighting, walking in the street blocking traffic), walking through yards damaging landscape, vandalism, and litter. We realize that these issues are not being caused by all DRMS student, but there are enough and the frequency is such that our community neighbors are voicing concerns. Much of this behavior is happening in the neighborhood away from the school. Additionally, many students are congregating around the ice cream truck that stops along Mt. Hamilton on the east side of Dallas Ranch Rd. after dismissal. After purchasing ice cream, students are not continuing on their way home but rather loitering around the intersection and participating in the behaviors noted above.

Police have been notified and additional patrols have been requested during our dismissal time. Some community members have reported they will begin taking photos of students behaving badly to report to police.

I am asking for parent help in addressing these behaviors with your children and reminding students about proper and respectful citizenship. Such behaviors make our community look bad; and therefore, poorly reflect on Dallas Ranch and our community as a whole. Please talk with your children about the importance of proper public behavior and positive character. Citizenship is a foundational Pillar of Character. Positive citizenship is what strengthens our community and makes for positive schools. I appreciate your help.  

Sincerely,

Ed Dacus, Principal

Important Dates

 

Click here for important dates and upcoming school events.

Student Body events

Progress Reports/Report Card Dates

DRMS Bully Box

Our school counselor, Dulce Ramirez, is presenting information to the 6th grade students at DRMS about bullying.  Help create a bully-free environment on our campus by reporting any incident that may involve bullying.  Read the link on "Bullying Tips" to help prevent or avoid being bullied.

Click here  to complete a form. 

Bullying Tips form, click here .

Donate to DRMS by Shopping

Ways to Contribute to Dallas Ranch Middle School

Use your Save Mart SHARES card whenever you shop at

Save Mart, Lucky, or FoodMaxx stores. 3% of your purchase is donated to DRMS.

 

Cards are available in the DRMS office.

Use your Safeway Club Card and sign-up on www.eScrip.com to specify Dallas Ranch Middle School ID 500045055 to receive 1.5% of your purchases.

 Use your

 

Raley’s Something Extra Reward Card. Sign-up

at the Raley’s web site under "Extra Credit" where you may select your organization as Dallas Ranch Middle School. 1.5% of your purchases are donated to DRMS.

www.raleys.com/somethingextra

Once enrolled, follow these steps:

- Visit raleys.com/extra credit

- Click on the green "Get Started" button

- Select Dallas Ranch Middle School from the list

- Designate the percentage of scrip to donate

 

Tyson A+ Program

PTSA collects Tyson Project A+ labels to make money for DRMS. Please bring all your box tops to homeroom, or turn in to the office. 2 plane tickets for every 5 Tyson Project A+ labels.

Tyson Letter

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Extra Curricular Activities

We want students to be involved at Dallas Ranch!  However, participation in extra-curricular activities is a privilege and is given as a reward to students who demonstrate proper conduct and academic achievement.  For students to participate in extra-curricular activities including sports, they must have:

  1. A GPA of 2.0 or above on the report card issued prior to the activity.
  2. No more than one disciplinary referral in a semester reporting period.
  3. No more than one day On-Campus Suspension and no days of school suspension in the activity semester.

 

Many school activities are considered extensions of the classroom activities and are designed to enrich the knowledge of our students.  When involved in these activities, students must meet all the school or team criteria and present a signed permission slip from parents to participate.  This includes all end-of-the-year 8th grade activities.

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Donors Choose

Make a donation based on the needs of a teacher.  Visit the DonorsChoose website and search for needs of DRMS teachers.  You can provide a small or large donation toward the item needed.

http://www.donorschoose.org/ 

DRMS Uniform Policy

Dallas Ranch will require all students to wear a uniform during the 2013-2014 school year.   Detailed information regarding the uniforms can be found by clicking on the links below.

Acceptable uniform clothing and colors

FAQ's (Frequently asked questions about what is acceptable)

Dress Code Enforcement/Consequence

Search:

Ed Dacus

Principal

Mark Hemauer

Paula McEvoy

Kai Montgomery 

Vice Principals

Leslie Scudero, Administrative Assistant

925-779-7485

925-706-1933 Fax

DRMS Mission

DallasRanch Middle School Mission:

Dallas Ranch Middle School has a unique school culture that embraces-

Character

The six pillars of character: respect, caring, fairness, trustworthiness, responsibility, citizenship

Community

We are a place that values diversity, where students are active participants and feel a sense of belonging and pride. Aviators learn to be responsible for the success for themselves and others.

Academics

Students understand the importance of learning and have a desire to achieve to the best of their ability.  They receive support in their academic endeavors and learn to be critical thinkers.

Future

We prepare students for success in high school, college, careers, and to make positive contributions to society.

Whole Child

Aviators are well-rounded individuals with opportunities to develop their bodies and minds through sports, clubs, electives, and other extra-curricular activities.