Our School is a Community of Learners
We define a community as a place where each individual is important and has something valuable to contribute to others in the community. We believe that learning is a lifelong activity. We are all learners. We respect parents, staff members, and volunteers to model this belief for students.
We Care About Our Students
We believe that each student should be given the opportunity to be educated in a physically and emotionally safe, personalized, and caring environment.
One of Our Highest Priorities is Keeping Class Sizes Small
Working with students in smaller groups increases opportunities for learning, personal attention, a sense of belonging, and the development of a supportive classroom community.
We Are Committed to Fiscal Responsibility
We are entrusted with using public resources to provide a quality education for our students. We carefully develop priorities based on student needs, legal responsibilities, and cost-effective methods.
We Are Responsible to Our Local Community
Our schools are the centers of the community. We actively seek community involvement. And, we respond to community needs.
We Respect Parents and Their Values
We operate on the behalf of parents. It is our responsibility to assist parents In the education of their children. We value parental involvement, and we make every reasonable effort to response to parental concerns.
We Believe Learning Extends Beyond the Classroom
Our educational program is enriched and extended with opportunities such as: fieldtrips, recreational activities, academic competitions, and club activities.
We Uphold Traditional Values
We model socially responsible behavior, expect it from each student and make it part of our curriculum. We believe these traditional values have served our society well in the past, are cherished by our community, and are important to our future.
We Are Continually Improving
We are never content with the status quo in our operations or in our curriculum methods. We recognize that we live in a changing world and we respond to those changes. And, we are constantly looking for better and more efficient ways of accomplishing our mission.
We Value Our Employees
We specifically and carefully select our staff on the basis of their ability to carry out the mission and guiding principles described above. We hire the best people suited for the task. We respect their expertise and depend on them to work with parents to make our vision for a community of learners a reality.
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Dear THES Familes:
There have been a few concerns with virtual learning as we are completing our 3rd week of school. To help with some of these concerns, we are working on eliminating unnecessary zoom links and will be making some adjustments with our teacher grade level assignments. Beginning Tuesday, September 8, 2020 the following grade levels from both Dzil Libei Elementary and Tsinaabaas Habitiin Elementary will be assigned to the following teacher:
- Kindergarten – Mrs. Diana Saganey
- 1st grade/ 2nd grade – Mrs. Teresa Nez
- 3rd grade – Mrs. Lucy LaMesa
- 4th grade/ 5th grade – Mrs. Natalie Tsinnijinnie/ Ms. Kayla Hanks (pending board approval)
In addition, Reteach will begin on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 from 8:30-9:00 daily. The following teachers will be assigned to grade level reteach:
- Kindergarten-Ms. Mariah Billy
- 1st grade-Mrs. Diana Saganey
- 2nd grade-Mrs. Teresa Nez
- 3rd grade-Mrs. Lucy LaMesa
- 4th grade-Mrs. Natalie Tsinnijinnie/ Ms. Kayla Hanks (pending board approval)
- 5th grade-Ms. Lola Begay
Teachers will be reaching out to their new class list of students and parents to share their zoom meeting links with you. Please ensure you have Class Dojo, this is where majority of communication is shared. I am sharing their email addresses if you would like to directly contact them.
- Mrs. Diana Saganey firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mrs. Teresa Nez email@example.com
- Mrs. Lucy LaMesa LLaMesa@tcusd.org
- Mrs. Natalie Tsinnijinnie firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ms. Kayla Hanks (pending board approval)
- Ms. Lola Begay email@example.com
- Ms. Mariah Billy firstname.lastname@example.org
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.Kindly,
Sophia Begody, principal
Welcome to a New School Year!!
I would like to welcome you and thank you for choosing DLES for school-year 2020-2021. If you have not enrolled your child, registration forms are found at https://tcusd.org/registration/ or you may call the school to arrange a time to pick-up a packet.
Although our world has turned upside down and we are not opening our doors as we normally do, we are,humbled and empathetic, understanding the effects of this pandemic. We are being as flexible as,possible to give your child our very best. I would like to assure you that we are eager to begin the school,year with the intentions to deliver the best quality education that your children deserve for the upcoming,school year 2020-2021.
On July 8, 2020 the TCUSD School Board approved 100% virtual learning for the first quarter because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was in the best interest of student and staff safety. On July 29, 2020, TCUSD School Board approved an amended calendar to begin school for students on August 17, 2020 and end the school year for students on May 27, 2021.
TCUSD School Board approved a 1:1 technology initiative on June 15, 2020. Every child in the TCUSD schools will receive an iPad, protective case, and a connective keyboard in order to complete online learning assignments on our newly learning management system, Schoology. Schoology enables our students, parents and teachers to engage with learning materials and their school community from the classroom. With Schoology, students can digitally submit homework assignments, review grades, participate in interactive discussions, receive announcements and feedback, take tests, write academic blogs, and more. As a parent, you will be able to view your child’s activity within the platform. Our teachers, students, and parents will be receiving training to utilize the components of this platform. We look forward to a new year. Our hopes is that this new platform will not only ensure a quality education during virtual learning, but that we will be able to carry it over when our students come back to the building, with the same collaboration and communication between the school, parents, and students.
You will be directly contacted when iPads are ready for pick-up by One Call Now and/or direct phone calls, so to update any phone numbers, please call the school at 928.283.1080.
Please continue to be safe by wearing your face masks in public, social distance, and wash your hands. The greatest act of humanity is love, please continue to check on your families and neighbors and always be kind, helpful, and compassionate. If you have any questions, you may email me at email@example.com or call my office at 928.283.1082.
Sophia Begody, Principal