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Discovery Back to School 2019-20

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Welcome to the 2019-20 School Year!

Summer Office Hours

Hours for the month of August are Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm. Hours may vary depending on the day, please call the school at 734-416-2890 before stopping by.

First week of school schedule:

  • Tuesday, September 3: (First Day of School!) Half-Day (8:04-11:14 a.m.)

    • Sixth grade students report to the Auditeria
    • Seventh grade students report to the Gym
    • Eighth grade homeroom lists will be posted near the 8th grade wing.  8th grade students should report to their assigned homeroom.
    • Students not listed should report to the Counseling Offices.
  • Wednesday, September 4: Full Day of School (8:04- 2:59 p.m.)

  • Thursday, September 5: Full Day of School (8:04- 2:59 p.m.)

  • Friday, September 6: Full Day of School (8:04- 2:59 p.m.)

Suggested Supply Lists for the 2019/2020 School Year


School Pictures

This year you will Pre-Order/Pre-Pay for your picture packages online. A pictures order form is available in the front office,- -however, picture orders must still be placed online.

To order your picture packets online - please go to schoolpictures.com. Select the Orange "Order Now" Button located in the top right hand corner for the homepage.

  • When prompted, please enter our School Code: AA4610
  • On the Entry Screen that prompts you for your Teacher's Name and/or Homeroom name, Please Enter "Front Office".
  • Ordering online will assist greatly on Picture Day.
  • Students will receive a student ID card when their picture is taken. Please encourage your student to keep this ID card in a safe place as they will need to utilize this ID card throughout the school year.

 Yearbook Purchases

  • Please Note: You will NOT be ordering your yearbooks through schoolpictures.com. Yearbook ordering information will be provided once the school year begins.

 6th Grade WEB Orientation / Picture Day

  • Thursday, August 22, 2019, 9:00 am -12:00 pm

7th and 8th Grade Picture Day, Wednesday September 4

  • 7th and 8th Grade Students will have their school pictures taken today
  • 6th grade students unable to attend WEB Orientation will also have school pictures taken today


Student Class Schedule Distribution

Student schedules will be distributed in Homeroom on the first day of class, Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Homeroom assignments will be posted in the Hallways on the first day of school. Staff will be on hand to help students identify their homeroom teacher and direct them to the location where they will meet their homeroom teachers.

6th grade teachers will be highly visible in the hallways during the first few weeks of school. Time will be set aside during homeroom to work with our incoming 6th graders on opening their lockers. Our staff are always willing to help students locate their classrooms and assist with locker difficulties. 


Please Check your Contact information in MiStar Parent Portal
Email addresses and Phone Numbers

Please be sure your phone numbers and email addresses are up to date in MiStar. We utilize both phone message blasts and email as primary forms of communication into the Discovery community. Your diligence in assuring these items remain current will help facilitate the effectiveness of these communication channels.


2019 WEB Program
Thursday, August 22, 9 a.m.

  • WEB Leader Training - Wednesday, August 21, 8 -11 a.m.
  • WEB Leaders - Thursday, August 22nd, 8 am - 1 pm; Don't forget to wear your WEB Leader shirt. 

Once again this year, we will have the WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) Program for incoming sixth grade students. The sole purpose of this program is to help sixth grade students feel more comfortable at Discovery, as well as help them achieve success in their first year of middle school.

Students will experience a warm welcome to our school and be able to participate in a variety of planned activities (including time to practice opening lockers).

School Pics

School pictures will be taken during this event. We order picture packages online at Discovery, please click here to order your pics. Use School Code AA4610 when ordering.

Please Pre-Order your pictures online at schoolpictures.com. Select the Orange "Order Now" Button located in the top right hand corner for the homepage.

  • When prompted, please enter our School Code: AA4610
  • On the Entry Screen that prompts you for your Teacher's Name and/or Homeroom name, Please Enter "Front Office".

Ordering online will assist greatly on Picture Day.

Please note: You will NOT be ordering your yearbooks through schoolpictures.com. Yearbook ordering information will be provided once the school year begins.

Transportation Information

Transportation by school bus

  • Bus Pick Up Time at designated locations: 8:30 AM
  • Bus Departure Time from designated locations: 8:35 AM
  • Program Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Bus Departure Time from Discovery Middle School: 12:10 PM
  • Bus Arrival Time at designated locations: Between 12:20 PM & 12:35 PM

Discovery students will be picked up from:

  • Eriksson Elementary
  • Hoben Elementary
  • Miller Elementary

Students will be able to take a bus from their home elementary school to Discovery Middle School. These buses will arrive at the elementary schools at 8:30 a.m. The buses will leave the elementary schools at 8:35 a.m. Students will be returned via school bus to their home elementary school. 

Transportation by Parent

Parents may also drop their students off at the front doors of Discovery marked "Main Entrance" (look for the flag pole) starting at 8:45 a.m. and pick them up from the same location at 12:05 p.m.

Don't worry about your students! We've got you covered. They will have a great time!

We look forward to seeing all their eager smiling faces!


Medication at School

If your student will be taking any prescription or over-the-counter medication at school, a Medication Form must be filled out by you and your doctor and brought to school. Staff is unable to administer any form of medication to your student without the completion and return of this form.

This form is available on our Health & Safety Page.

If your student is capable of self-administering their medication (i.e. inhalers), a Self-Carry Medication Form must still be filled out by your and your doctor and brought to school. Students will be required to keep this form with their medication at all times.

Parents/caregivers are always welcome to come to Discovery and personally administer medication to their students at any time. We have cups and water available in our school clinic for your use.

Medication on School Trips

If your student does not have a Medication Form on file and medication (even over-the-counter medication) will be accompanying your student on a field trip, the Medication Form must be completed and submitted with medicaiton prior to the field trip. All unused medication will be available for pick up by an adult after the completion of the field trip.

This form is available on our Health & Safety Page.


2019-20 Yearbook Purchases

Yearbooks are to be purchased online ONLY - use a credit card, debit card or PayPal, go to yearbookforever.com and enter our school name.

Cost:

  • 2018-19 tbd

If you want to personalize the book, name stamping starts at $8 extra and must be purchased before Jan. 27! 


Suggested Supply Lists for the 2019/2020 School Year


Backpacks

Discovery does not allow you to carry backpacks from class to class. Your backpack must be kept in your locker until the end of the day. If you’ll be shopping for a new backpack soon, make sure you purchase a sturdy one that will protect your Chromebook. Please note that backpacks on wheels do not fit into our lockers. 


Curriculum Night
Thursday, September 12, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

The primary objective of our Curriculum Night is for parents to gain specific information about each of their child’s classes. Knowledge about course expectations, assignments and content will guide you in working with and supporting your child toward school success. In addition, Curriculum Night will be an opportunity for you to tour the building and meet the staff.

During Curriculum Night, parents will follow their child’s daily class schedule. The schedule will be available in your child’s homeroom. It is the parent’s “assignment” to learn from their child the name of the homeroom teacher and the classroom in which the child begins their day.

The Open House Event is intended for adults and will not be appropriate for children. 


Discovery School Spirit Wear

School Spirit Wear is now available for purchase. The last day to purchase is Tuesday October 1st, 2019 (11:59pm EDT).


Lunch Information

Lunch Menu information and Free or Reduced Lunch Applications are available on the website under Lunch Menus-Food Services.  A new application must be submitted every school year for Free or Reduced Lunches.  For questions, please contact the Food Service Department at 734-416-7702.   Free and Reduced Lunch Applications can be completed on-line beginning July 1, 2019.  Approval will be faster if you fill the form out on-line.

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