Dixon School District #9
dates to note:
05/16-05/20/22 8th grade field trip
05/27/22 Last day for Students
05/30/22 Memorial Day
05/31/22 PIR Day- Teacher Check out day
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It is our pleasure to welcome you to Dixon Elementary School ~ home of the Bison! Our entire staff is committed to academic excellence, as well as the social enrichment and emotional support of our students. Our daily goal is to establish a strong personal and academic foundation rooted in the Bison Be's –
and Be SAFE
Our Vision is to provide a quality education for all students. Our goal is to provide the necessary academic, behavioral, and creative thinking skills that will allow all students to be successful through their school career and life.
We promote teaching that challenges students to reach beyond merely knowing the course material. We believe students must be able to think critically, analyze information, respond effectively, apply their learning in real life situations, view the world as global citizens and use varied technologies to create, communicate and collaborate.
As a true community school, we take pride in the many opportunities we offer our students. Please visit our website often to stay abreast of all that goes on at Dixon Elementary.
Thanks for visiting, and I look forward to seeing you at Dixon!
On February 25th, CDC released new community guidelines to support local planning. These new CDC recommendations align precautions for educational settings with those for other community settings. Most importantly, they clarify and simplify the ability to gauge a community's metrics to enable informed decision-making regarding masking and testing. CDC now links to the most timely data for each county in the country. This tool utilizes the most current science to help identify if a community is at low, medium, or high levels and is determined by accounting for impact on hospitals and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. Sanders county is currently identified as “Low”.
The chart below describes the community levels and suggests practices for each county based on current data.
Based on our decreased amount of illness in the community and with this new guidance, Dixon School will transition back into Phase 3 (including masking optional) tomorrow, March 7th.
CDC has also lifted the mandate requiring masking on public transportation, including school buses. Masking on the school bus will also be optional at this time.
We will monitor the Sanders County level and our local situation and will update with any needed changes as we move forward. As always, thank you for your continued patience, understanding and support ❤️
Montana School District ARP ESSER PLAN
The US Department of Education required the Montana Office of Public Instruction to establish a process for district plans consistent with the ARP ESSER requirement for the use of ARP ESSER funds and to ensure plans are made available to the public prior to August 24, 2021.
The plan must include how districts will:
- Use funds to implement prevention and mitigation strategies;
- Use funds totaling not less than 20% to address lost instructional time;
- Spend its remaining 80% of ARP ESSER funds;
- Respond to needs of student populations disproportionally affected by the pandemic; and
- Meaningfully engage with and consult stakeholders in crafting their plans.
As with the Dixon School Safe Return to In-Person School and Continuity of Learning Plan, this plan provides another way for state and federal agencies to ensure responsible use of funding as we collaborate to meet district, goals of keeping student, staff, and community health and well-being a priority.
ARP ESSER PLAN Update - DecemberARP ESSER PLAN - June
ARP ESSER PLAN FEEDBACK AND QUESTIONS
On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 was signed into Law. The ARP Act provides funding to allow state and local education agencies to take additional steps for continued safe in-person instruction and to address unfinished teaching and learning to mitigate challenge through and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
Section 2001(i)(1) of the ARP Act requires each district to develop and make publicly available on their website a plan for the Safe Return to School and Continuity of Services Plan. We are currently seeking public comment on the Dixon School Safe Return Plan as we continue to draft our next steps.
Please take some time to review our plan and provide feedback.
Dixon School District #9 Safe Return to School and Continuity of Services Plan
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Please call if you have any questions.
~ Crista Anderson, Principal (406) - email@example.com
More information can be found at these resources:
Center for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/…/novel-coronavirus-2…/advice-for-public
Montana Department of Health and Human Resources:https://dphhs.mt.gov/publichea…/cdepi/diseases/coronavirusmt