Dear Dayton Christian Families,

It’s my honor to be one of the first to welcome you back to DC for the 2022-2023 school year. Our faculty, staff, students, and families have been in my thoughts and prayers throughout the summer.
God made this year’s theme clear to me before our summer break even began. I have spent the past two months praying over 2 Timothy 3:16-17 which says, “All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.”
God’s word is perhaps one of the most important tools a Christian has at their disposal. Timothy tells us that God’s word equips, teaches, trains, and prepares us for every good work. This includes work done in the classroom, on the athletic field, on a stage, and in the world.
It’s my privilege to join with you in the battle to prepare students to stand for Christ. The foundation for our victory must be rooted in His inerrant, authoritative, and infallible Word.
As we prepare for our return to campus for the upcoming school year, please take some time to read through our annual Back-to-School Letter. It includes important dates, procedures, and information to help you plan for this busy season.


Dr. John Gredy
DC Head of School
Back-to-School Events
Mark your calendar! These events will help you transition to the new school year.
August 1
K-5 homeroom teacher letters sent home 
August 1
OHSAA pre-season meeting, Grades 7-12 fall athletes & parents
Warrior Center, 7:30 pm 
August 3
Grades 7-12 schedules available on DC Connect 
August 3-5
Grades 7-12 schedule changes made in person in guidance office 1 pm – 3 pm 

August 5
PreK homeroom teacher letters sent home
August 8-9
Grades 7-12 schedule changes made in person in guidance office 9 am – 11 am 
*Drop/adds resume first day of school 
August 15
New Student Orientation: Grades PreK-12
  • Last names A-I 9 am – 11 am 
  • Last names J-Z 12 pm – 2:00 pm 
August 15
Returning Student Back-to-School Event: Grades PreK-12 

Last names A-F 2:00 – 2:30 pm 
Last names G-L 2:30 – 3:00 pm 
Last names M-R 3:00 – 3:30 pm 
Last names S-Z 3:30 – 4:00 pm 
Drop-in 4:00 – 5:00 pm *
*For those who can't make an earlier session
 August 17: First Day of School 
August 17: First Day Event
Warrior Center - Parents are invited!

Parent arrival, 8:15 am
Students arrive from classes, 8:45 am  

August 17
Fall Athletic Photos, 3:15 pm 
August 19
School Picture Day 
August 22
Meet the Teacher Night (Grades PreK-4) 

PreK 5:30 – 6:00 pm 
Kindergarten 5:30 – 5:45 pm 
Grade 1 5:50 – 6:05 pm 
Grade 2 6:10 – 6:25 pm 
Grade 3 6:30 – 6:45 pm 
Grade 4 6:50 – 7:05 pm 
August 25
Meet the Teacher Night (Grades 5-12), 6:30 – 8:30 pm 

The DC 2022-2023 School Calendar may be found on the “Parents and Students” drop down on the top right side of the DCS website homepage.
Back-to-School Savings
Ohio Sales Tax Holiday
Ohio's back-to-school sales tax holiday will take place August 5-7. The following items will be exempt from sales tax:

  • Clothing priced at $75 per item or less
  • School supplies priced at $20 per item or less
Cost Savings on Uniforms
You can find or sell pre-owned uniforms by joining the Dayton Christian Uniform Exchange Facebook group.

Lands' End, one of DC's official uniform providers, is currently having a back-to-school sale of 20% off all uniforms until August 24. Use the code BREEZE and the pin 7193.