Dacula Middle School
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- Dacula MS
Back to School Information
Mrs. Bussey's Back to School Welcome Message
July 14, 2023
Hello Falcon Families.
I certainly hope that you are enjoying your summer and taking the opportunity to spend time with family and friends while also finding time for some rest and relaxation.
As the very proud principal of Dacula Middle School, it is with great enthusiasm that I welcome you to the 2023-2024 school year. I am looking forward to welcoming students and families back into the building to engage in teaching, learning, and developing strong and positive relationships.
Open House is scheduled for Friday, July 28. Please access the Back to School document that is linked below for an outline and timeline in preparation for Open House. Please see the assigned times to attend based on your child’s last name. Please abide by the assigned times for Open House in an effort to accommodate parking and relief from overcrowding.
A-G: 12:00 – 1:00
H-M: 1:00 – 2:00
N-Z: 2:00 – 3:00
In order to provide you with a smooth Back to School/Open House experience, we ask that you please do the following:
- On the morning of Open House, parents (and students) should access their (child’s) schedule via the parent portal, ParentVUE app, StudentVUE app, and/or eCLASS. Students will report to their first period teacher upon arrival to Open House at their designated time.
Our first day of school for ALL students is Wednesday, August 2.
Just as last year, all Gwinnett County Public School students will be issued a Chromebook for instructional use. Students will have no reason to rely on a personal device for instruction at school. For our 7th and 8th graders, Chromebooks will be issued during Open House. Sixth grade students will receive their devices on their first day at school on August 2.
Please be sure to visit the Back to School section on the homepage of our website. There you will find information regarding your child’s return including the documents referenced in this letter. While on our homepage, scroll all the way to the bottom where you have the opportunity to follow us on Facebook and Instagram, which is also updated regularly with information.
As a welcome back, we invite each of our Falcon Families to join us for the Dacula Cluster Night at Coolray Field on August 5 at 6:05 pm. This will be a cluster event for each of our schools in the Dacula Cluster including Alcova Elementary, Dacula Elementary, Mulberry Elementary, Dacula Middle, and Dacula High. Tickets are available for purchase from our website or by using the link below.
Don’t forget to access MyPaymentsPlus from our website on July 15 to take care of tasks prior to Open House. Until then, enjoy the rest of your summer and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Kimberly J. Bussey
Student Password Resets
** IMPORTANT ~ Free & Reduced Lunch Applications **
Children need healthy meals to learn. Gwinnett County Public Schools offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast costs $1.50; lunch costs $2.25 for elementary and $2.50 at middle and high schools. Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced-price meals. The reduced price is $.30 for breakfast and $.40 for lunch. This packet includes an application for free or reduced-price meal benefits and a set of detailed instructions. Below are some common questions and answers to help you with the application process.
WHO CAN GET FREE OR REDUCED-PRICE MEALS?
- All children in households receiving benefits from SNAP or TANF are eligible for free.
- Foster children that are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court are eligible for free.
- Children participating in their school’s Head Start program are eligible for free.
- Children who meet the definition of homeless, runaway, or migrant are eligible for free.
- Children may receive free or reduced-price meals if your household’s income is within the limits on the Federal Income Eligibility Chart.
The 2023-2024 Supply List can be accessed below. This document includes all three grade levels as well as items requested by homeroom teachers.
Student Bus Information
Bus Information including bus route numbers, bus stop locations, & bus stop times can be found in the Parent Portal.
New Student Registration