Welcome back!



Welcome Back, Hornet Families! 

On behalf of all the staff here at Dexter McCarty, I would like to welcome you back to another school year! We are looking forward to a great year of in person learning at Dexter McCarty. We have faced some challenging times over the past couple of years, and it has taken all of us coming together to make it all work. I want to thank our entire Dexter McCarty community; parents, guardians, and staff, for the tremendous support and dedication that you have, and continue to, put forward for our children. It has not gone unnoticed. We had an exciting year last year, as we returned to in-person learning, but we are looking forward to being able to bring back many more opportunities for our students to have fun and learn in engaging ways in the 2022-23 school year. 

Here are some important reminders as we gear up for the start of the school year: 

  • Registration is online and the registration link is available on the district website.

  • Students will be provided with a school supply bundle at the beginning of the school year. This will  include everything they need to start the school year. Students will receive this on the first day of school.

  • Dexter McCarty Middle School qualifies for free breakfast and lunch for all students under the USDA Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). If you only have children attending CEP schools, you should not apply for Free and Reduced-Price Meals (FARMS). If you have at least one child at a school that is not CEP, please submit an application for FARMS. See the district webpage for more information. AT ALL SCHOOLS, a la carte purchases have a cost to the family and must be pre-paid by account or in cash.  A la carte purchases include milk without a school meal, bottled water, chips, cookies, and other snack and beverage items that are not part of a school meal.

  • The DMMS office will be open for regular school business beginning on Wednesday, August 24th. The office hours are 8:00am-4:00pm daily.

  • The first day of school for 6th graders is Tuesday, September 6th. This is a 6th grade only day designed to ease the transition into a new school.

  • The first day of school for 7th and 8th graders will be Wednesday, September 7th. Note: This is a late start day. School starts at 10:05am.

  • School hours remain the same for the upcoming school year. The student day starts at 9:05am and ends at 3:35pm. On Wednesdays school starts an hour later, at 10:05am with the same dismissal time.

  • Our Back to School Open House and Ice Cream Social will be held before school starts on August 31st, 6:00-7:00pm. Please stop by and meet the Dexter McCarty staff and enjoy a treat. Please see the attached invitation.

  • We are using a new communication tool this year called Parent Square. This is a great tool to stay connected with your child’s school and teachers. If you haven’t already, please download the app and check it out. You can customize your communication experience (how and when you receive messages).

  • Please note that we are still working on finalizing student schedules and although they are visible in StudentVue and ParentVue, they may change prior to the first day of school.

With the start of the year fast approaching, we are diligently working to ensure a positive start for all students and staff.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. The office will be open and phones will be answered beginning August 24th.  

Have a great rest of the summer, and we will see you soon!

Amy Nimz