Dear DMP Community,

It was very nice to see many of you on Monday when you picked up your children’s work. Everyone seems to be making the best of our current situation and most importantly, staying healthy and safe!

Tomorrow, Saturday, May 16 from 2:00 – 2:30 – I hope your family will be able to join us for the DMP Community Drive Thru Parade on Torrington Street. Many of our teachers will come wearing masks and practicing social distancing all along the street! We will have balloons and fun music playing to add to the festivities. Families can drive by, wave, shout, and see their teachers and campus. We hope this will be a fun way to see each other in a safe way. It would add to the community spirit if we all wear our DMP uniform shirts

As the end of this crazy school year approaches, the teachers and I have been busy planning how to finish the year, get report cards and narratives written, create year-end student portfolios, and find ways to complete the year with some fun activities. Here is the schedule for the last five days of school.

End of School Schedule 2020

Regular classroom/group teaching schedule will continue through Wednesday, June 3. In order for teachers to assess their students, we are asking parents to come and drop off all work on Thursday, June 4 between 8:00 and 3:00. Teachers will be writing report cards and summative reviews and completing student portfolios on Friday, June 5 and Monday, June 8. There will be no live teaching or assignments on these days. Students can work on any ancillary assignments that they were not able to finish or participate in other online activities (ie. Epic books, IXL, Prodigy, Achieve 3000, SmartyAnts, etc.).

On Tuesday, June 9  teachers will be emailing parents their child’s report cards for the third trimester. Since the online school format is so different from in-person school, the report cards for this trimester will be different. Students in kindergarten and first grade will be getting narratives instead of the standards based report card. Students in second through sixth grade will be getting report cards with EE, ME, and WME for both Progress and Effort in as many grade categories as possible that teachers were able to assess. The most valuable information for parents and students to know is where your child has finished in the grade-level curriculum and that they are prepared for next year. Please see the attached letter from our ancillary team about how they have viewed this last trimester with your children.

Also on Tuesday, June 9 between 8:00 and 3:00, parents are invited to come and collect their children’s portfolios with work from September through March, our DMP Yearbook, year-end gifts from their teachers, and clean out their child’s desk.

We are hoping to be able to have a very small Graduation ceremony outside on the field for our sixth grade graduates and their immediate family only on Wednesday, June 10 from 10:00 – 10:30.

Summer School

I know many of you are curious about what options you have for your children this summer. As of today, the  first session of our Summer Discoveries program will have online classes only.


Summer School Session 1 – June 22 – July 9 – Online Only

Morning Classes: 9:00 – 12:00

  • Jumpstart Readers for incoming first and second graders
  • Reading/Writing Explorations for incoming DMP second graders only
  • Reading/Writing Workshop for incoming third and fourth graders
  • Response to Literature for incoming fifth/sixth grades as well as a middle school class
  • America at School for incoming fourth through seventh graders


Afternoon Classes:

  • Google Coding
  • Chess
  • Math Classes
  • Possibly MonArt and Dance

Summer School Session 2 – July 13 – 30 – On Campus

If at all possible, we are planning on having Session 2 on campus, while following San Diego County guidelines and restrictions. All classes listed in the brochure and on our website will be offered.  Some new classes may be added as well. Please check our website for the most up to date information coming soon. Class sizes will be limited so sign up today!

Marci McCord