Hello DES Families,

As the opening of school fast approaches, I wanted to share a few things with you.  First of all, I am so excited to welcome all our returning families, and our new families as well.  I know that our interactions and students’ learning opportunities will look different, but the staff and I are super excited to begin the 2020-21 school year. The teachers have been hard at work to plan lessons, create Google Classrooms, and prepare materials to best support our student’s learning.  Please ensure that you read all communications your teacher sends to you in the coming weeks to help you stay informed.   

  1. Each grade level has a posted schedule in their Google Classroom, and on our web page.
  2. Teachers will reach out to you to sign up for a Meet and Greet.  This 1:1 meeting will explain to you and your child the expectations, how to log on to the computer, and provide you with all necessary materials needed for Distance Learning.  (Chromebook, hot spot if needed, and other materials to complete classwork.)  Teachers will be able to answer any questions you may have.

I look forward to a positive and productive school year.  Please feel free to call me if you have any questions or a concern.  I am always grateful for the strong home/school partnerships in Durham.  Together we will do great things for our students.  

Lisa Atlas
Principal, Durham Elementary School

Durham Elementary Distance Learning Schedules