Dear Dogwood Families,

I hope you're doing well and enjoying the final weeks of summer. 

Below you will find important information about the start of the new school year. Included with this back to school information is information about state mandated forms that you will need to complete. There are three mandatory forms that can be done online and are due by September 1st. Please read through this email for an explanation on each.

School Calendar and Back to School Letter

The calendar and back to school letter were sent out in June. They are both on our website  under "Parent Dashboard". They can also be viewed below.

Extended Day Programs

If you are interested in extending your child's day by adding Lunch Bunch, Enrichment or Extended Play, you can access that information HERE. 
Back to School Night

Back to School Night is for families who are new to Dogwood. Back to School Night is scheduled for Tuesday, September 3rd at 7:00 PM. This is for adults only and will last approximately one hour. 
School Visitation

School Visitation Day is Wednesday, September 4th. You may stop in with your child for a brief visit any time between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM. It can get very busy during Visitation Day, which can be overwhelming for some children, so we ask that you keep your visit brief. School visitation is optional and for those children who would be more comfortable meeting their teachers and seeing their classroom prior to the first day of school, Thursday, September 5th. 
Parent Handbook and Signatures for the State

Our Parent Handbook can be found HERE and includes state mandated information. The state requires most of this information and also requires parents to sign off that they have received this handbook along with some of our policies and procedures (all in the handbook). The form to sign off can be filled out HERE.
Authorization for Pick Up

We will not release your child to anyone other than the custodial parents (this includes grandparents, best friends, siblings) without permission from you that day unless they are on your Authorization for Pick Up list.  Please take a moment to fill out this form which will state that you are the only pick up unless we are notified OR that you are giving permission for someone to pick up any time they come. This is often used in the case where there is a babysitter or nanny picking up on a daily basis. This form can be accessed HERE.
Emergency Contacts Form

As part of our school wide emergency plan we have a file in each classroom folder with emergency contact phone numbers. While some of this information may seem repetitive, we ask that you please take a moment to fill out this very important online form HERE.
Medical Forms

Please be sure to submit medical forms along with immunization records prior to the first day of school. If your child has an allergy which requires an Epi Pen we will need a form filled out by the allergist along with a twin pack Epi Pen and Benadryl.

Enjoy the last few weeks of summer!


Lisa Robbins
The Dogwood School
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