Parent Handbook

The Parent Handbook is a compilation of material found throughout the website, but brought together for your convenience. It is essential that you take the time to review this Handbook and to understand its contents. But you will also need to watch for any changes in policy announced on the website or through the DMS Friday Bee. There is a separate High School Handbook.

The purpose of this Handbook is to acquaint you with the policies and detailed procedures of daily school life in order to make your participation as a parent and community member as enjoyable and productive as possible. It is organized according to the three areas parent engagement that are needed to forge a successful partnership between parents and the school:

  • Supporting the Education Process
  • Contributing to the Creation of Community
  • Providing Financial Support

If you have questions about any of the information presented, speak with the class parent for your child’s class, who will either have the information or be able to direct you as needed. Of course, you can always contact the office at 602-243-6909.

Parent Handbook

If you have recommendations regarding additional information that would be helpful to include in the Handbook, please let us know. It is our intention to continue to develop this document over time so that it can be as helpful as possible in orienting families to DMS.

To deepen your understanding of the curriculum you have chosen for your child, please visit the Curriculum Section of our website.