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Mrs. Bussey's Back to School Informational Video

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.

Dacula MS Open House Procedures July 28, 2023 

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:

  1. Beginning, Saturday, July 15, parents/guardians should log on to our school website and click on the Back to School Icon. From there, you will be linked to MyPaymentsPlus to access and complete the essential Back to School documents. All parents/guardians should have this paperwork completed prior to Open House. Documents include: Student/Parent Handbook, “Away For the Day” Cell Phone Expectations, Car Rider Information, Permission slips, Lunch forms, etc.
  2. 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.

Kindest regards,

Kimberly J. Bussey


Student Password Resets 

All student passwords will be reset on the evening of Monday, July 17. 


For students in grades 6-12, passwords will be reset to the student’s birthday using the numerical format of MMDDYYYY. Students must reset their passwords and activate their accounts using the activate process.


Reference this link for directions: 


Students will need to have taken care of this task in order to get their schedule on the morning of Open House.  

** 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.


  • 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.

SY23-24 Free and Reduced Price Meal Application

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Additional information can also be found on the GCPS School Nutrition webpage.

Supply Lists

The 2023-2024 Supply List can be accessed below. This document includes all three grade levels as well as items requested by homeroom teachers.

2023-2024 DMS Supply Lists

Student Bus Information

Bus Information including bus route numbers, bus stop locations, & bus stop times can be found in the Parent Portal. 

Accessing Bus Information on Parent Portal

New Student Registration

DMS Registration Information

Click here for detailed registration information.