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Principal's Message

Welcome Dexter Hornets and Parents:

I would like to welcome all of you to the 2020 - 2021 school year!  I look forward to meeting and supporting our incoming 6th graders, as well as seeing all of our great returning students. We had a busy summer preparing for whatever the upcoming year would look like as we transition through different phases.  We are prepared for your return and look forward to welcoming you back to campus in person, when we can do so safely.  

I know this year may look and feel different, but it will be the same in many ways. Our students will receive an iPad for distance learning.  We will be utilizing Google Classroom as our learning platform as well as Google Meets or Zoom for daily virtually learning.  Teachers will communicate with students regularly, assignments and grades will be given and tracked through our new student information system AERIES.  Even though you aren’t on campus, you are expected to participate and learn as if you were here.  

We will also have activities throughout the year to help you feel connected to school.  ASB will be sending out weekly newscasts and fun activities for you to participate in virtually.  We will also have themed days and Friday will be our Dexter gear day.  We will still follow our PBIS norms and students will have the opportunity to earn academic awards.    

I know things are different, but we will work together to make this year special and rewarding.  I am excited to serve you and I know you will do great things.  


Dr. Robert Allard