On behalf of the DGH staff office staff, thank you DGH families for listening to our request for as few late students as possible. Compared to any other year, we have FAR fewer late students arriving each morning. Aside from the reduced disruption for office staff, it has had the additional benefit of far less disruptions for classrooms too. While it may not seem like a big deal, every time a late student enters a classroom it DOES disrupt the classroom (the teacher and students inevitably stop the lesson to say high and the teacher has to catch the student up to speed on what is happening in the lesson); staff have commented on the reduced number of disruptions each day.
Another benefit this year has been the much reduced number of items being dropped off each day for students. In past years, many lunches, coats, books, and Edwins were dropped off each day. This has been a pretty rare event so far this year – which also means fewer disruptions to the classroom.
If you are picking up your child early from school, please remember to only call the school when you are in the parking lot. Rather than calling your child down early (where they have to wait in the foyer until you arrive), it is better to just call when you arrive and we can usually have your child out to the car in a couple of minutes.