Kindergarten Returns Full Time Starting March 1

The Board of Education has approved two changes to the instructional model: 1) Kindergarten students will resume five days a week of in-person learning starting on Monday, March 1. The Full Remote Program is still available to families. 2) Live Virtual Wednesdays will be eliminated for students in grades 1-5 starting March 10 to provide one additional in-person school day every other week. March 10 will be an in-person school day for B Day students and A Day students will have a remote day. The schedule will alternate going forward.

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Students at DPS Moving Up CeremonyFifth grade students walked across the stage in the Donald P. Sutherland Elementary School gym on Tuesday to receive certificates, signifying their graduation from elementary school. The students will attend sixth grade at Howard L. Goff Middle School next year.

Principal Alvey addressing students, staff and families at the DPS Moving Up Ceremony

Principal Alvey addressing students, staff and families at the DPS Moving Up Ceremony.

One of the highlights of the ceremony was a beautiful photo slideshow produced by Mrs. Diane Dewey, a teaching assistant at DPS. It celebrated the fifth grade class, their activities throughout the school year and their future plans.

Principal Jack Alvey led the ceremony, and along with fifth grade teachers Mrs. Jennifer Adams and Mrs. Susan D’Amico, offered advice to the graduating class.

“As our school song goes, tomorrow will be your last day of school in the halls of Sutherland,” Mr. Alvey said. “Enjoy it and take pride in all you have accomplished as you walk down the red carpet and out to the bus for the last time. Best of luck in sixth grade and take pleasure in being a kid. Don’t grow up too fast!”

Congratulations to the graduates!