Diley Middle School's 2021 Back to School Info

From supply lists to student handbooks, from school menus to easy ways to update your family's information online, this page is your one-stop shop with all the information you'll need to get your kids ready for school at Diley Middle School!
**Please note: Teacher videos are from last year.

Welcome

Information From The District

If you have not yet filled in your back-to-school forms and reviewed the important back-to-school information from the district, please visit the Pickerington Schools Back-To-School page for 2021.

Letter from the Principal

Hello, my name is Eric Koch. I am very excited to start my second year as Principal at Diley Middle School. I have worked in the district since 1999. That seems like an eternity ago! I am married and have three children. My kids attend Pickerington Schools and my wife works at Fairfield Elementary School. We are not only students and employees, but also community members like you. 🙂

Over the years, I have worked in the following positions within the district:

• 8th Grade Science Teacher

• Assistant Principal Pickerington High School Central

• Lead Assistant Principal Pickerington High School Central

• Head Principal Ridgeview STEM Junior High School

• 8th, 9th, and JV level boys basketball coach at Ridgeview and Central

• Athletic Supervisor for the Junior High level

 

Sincerely,

Eric Koch

 

Upcoming Events

August 13 – Open House

Last Names beginning with A-L   3-3:45 pm

Last Names beginning with M-Z  4-4:45 pm

August 14 – Back to school pool party

August 16 – 1st day of classes

September 1 –  2 Hour Delay

September 6 – No School Labor Day

September 20 – Picture Day

Welcome New Staff

We are excited to have the following staff added to our Diley family this year.

Kelly Jett- 6th grade ELA teacher

Megan Massingill- 6th grade ELA teacher

Lauren Tjaden- 6th grade Intervention Specialist

Ashleigh Jackson- Assistant Principal

 

 

 

 

Daily Schedule (Start/Stop Times)

Standard day

Start time: 8:40 a.m.

Dismissal time: 3:30 p.m.

Days with 2-hour delay

Start time: 10:40 a.m.

Dismissal time: 3:30 p.m.

2021/2022 School Fees

5th Grade

Digital Learning Fee $5.00

Science Supplies $6.00

Literacy Consumable $10.00

Total:  $21.00

Optional:  Technology Protection Plan

Take a look at this short video that shows you step by step on how to pay your fees.

https://youtu.be/4EkQI-0XAoo

6th Grade

Digital Learning Fee $5.00

Science Supplies $6.00

Springboard Book $17.00

Total:  $28.00

Optional:  Technology Protection Plan

Take a look at this short vide that shows you step by step on how to pay your fees.

https://youtu.be/4EkQI-0XAoo

Pick Up/ Drop Off Procedures
  • Parent drop off is in the front of the building at Door B (by the cafeteria).  There will be a staff member in front of the building to greet your child beginning at 8:25 am.  We do not open the building doors until 8:25 am so please do not arrive before then.
  • Please make sure your child is prepared to exit out of the vehicle in a timely fashion to prevent a delay in the drop-off line.
  • Parents, please remain in the drop-off/ pick-up line at all times and do not have students cross over into or from the parking lot. We value the safety of all our students.
  • Bus riders will enter the school in the back of the building.
  • Walkers and bike riders will follow the walking path and enter through Door B (by the cafeteria).

Reminder: We do not have supervision for your child prior to 8:25 am.  Please do not arrive prior to that time.  Thank you.

Breakfast and Lunch Information

For those that choose to purchase breakfast or lunch at our school, we are continuing to use the My Payments Plus Program.  Remember this gives you 24-hour access to student purchases and account balances. Did you know that you can receive an email that lets you know when your child’s balance reaches a certain dollar amount? How nice is that?!!

Login to the My Payments Plus website

Breakfast:  $1.50

Lunch:  $2.75

 

****For the 2021/2022 school year Breakfast and Lunch will be FREE for ALL students****

**You will still need money on your my payments plus account if your student purchases extra items from the cafeteria**

Quick and easy On-Line registration

We listened when you, our building staff and administrators told us you would prefer one login. We are delighted to share this convenient, easy upgrade with you, as we begin preparing for the 2021-22 school year.

We’re making it easier for PLSD parents to fill out back-to-school forms online with the launch of a new “one-stop shop.”

Watch this short video to see how!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxnBYRLKuNY

2021/2022 Middle School Handbook

Please take a moment to review our school handbook with your child before the start of the school.  You can view it HERE

 

 

From our PTO: Welcome and Volunteer Opportunities

Diley Middle School PTSO 2021 Information

 

Welcome Back New and Returning Students & Families!

The Diley Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) is excited to kick off a new school year.  We have many fun events planned for our students this year along with opportunities to support our amazing teachers and staff and show our appreciation for all they do for our students! 

Last year we were able to purchase and install a human foosball table at the playground, provide meals during conferences for teachers and staff, purchased $2,000 worth of books for the school library and lots more!

While there is no membership fee to be a member of the Diley PTSO, we can’t do it without your help and hope you will consider participating as much as you are able to join us in our mission. A tentative calendar of events and fundraisers is located below.

The PTSO will have a table set up at Back-to-School Night on August 12th with spirit wear for purchase and a sign-up sheet to collect contact information for anyone interested in volunteering with the PTSO this year. In addition, we will have directions on how to sign up for Kroger Community Awards and the Amazon Smile program that donates funds to our school based on purchases you make when you designate Diley Middle School as the recipient.

Please be sure to follow us on Facebook at DILEY MIDDLE SCHOOL PTSO to keep up with the latest info throughout the school year.  Our flyers will also be included in the weekly Diley newsletter that is emailed to all Diley families.

Hope to see you at Back-to-School Night. Looking forward to a great year!

 

Ashley Crawford, President, dileymiddleschoolptso2020@gmail.com 

 

2021-22 PTSO Calendar of Events & Fundraisers

AUGUST:

8/13 Diley Back to School Night

8/14 Back to School Pool Party (8-10pm @ Canal Winchester Pool)

TBD Spirit Wear Sale

8/24-9/6 Mum Sale 

SEPTEMBER:

9/23 Mums Delivered

TBD Color Wars Fun Run

OCTOBER:

10/15 Food Truck Festival

10/15-22 Fall Book Fair

NOVEMBER:

TBD Spirit Wear Sale

DECEMBER:

12/6-10 Bundt Cake Sale Accept Orders

12/13 Bundt Cake Orders Due to Vendor

12/22 Bundt Cake Delivery

MARCH:

3/9-16 Spring Book Fair

APRIL:

4/2 Father/Daughter Event

TBD Mother/Son Event

TBT Talent Show

MAY:

TBD Food Truck Festival

TBD Movie on the Lawn Night

TBD Color Run for 6th Graders last day of school

MAY/JUNE

TBD End of Year Pool Party (location TBD)

Also, make sure you follow us on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2085717574996931

 

School Year 2021-2022

President: Ashley Crawford
Vice President:  Hope Hill
Secretary:  Tami Finan
Treasurer:  Heather Edwards

Chromebooks and The Technology Protection Plan

All students at Diley Middle School will have their own Chromebook to use. They will take these to and from school daily. We HIGHLY recommend that you take advantage of our Technology Protection Plan. The fee is $40.00 and will automatically be added to your child’s infinite campus account. If do not pay the fee by the due date, the fee will be removed and you will have no coverage if your chromebook breaks. Please read the information below to see if this is a good program for your student.
Coverage and Benefit

This annual agreement covers the Chromebook or iPad (“device”) loaned to the student against any accidental damage and/or repair costs. This agreement costs $40 per device per school year for a total of $400 worth of repairs, replacement and/or labor costs. Any costs above and beyond $400 will the responsibility of the parents/guardians/student. The charger is NOT covered and is the sole responsibility of the student/parent. Coverage is 24 hours per day. Damage(s) due to intentional, reckless, willful, wanton and/or malicious conduct is not covered. Lost devices will not be covered by the technology protection plan. Stolen devices will be covered by the technology protection plan as long as the parent/guardian submits to PLSD a filed police report for the stolen device. The Technology Protection Plan will cover damage and repairs for loaner devices, but will count towards the total allowed for the TPP.

Effective Date and Expiration

Coverage is effective from the date this technology protection plan is purchased through Infinite Campus. Subject to immediate termination for the failure to timely pay the premium, the coverage shall end on the date that the device is required to be returned to the school, whether or not that device is returned to the school by that date. This is an annual plan.

Premium & How to Purchase the Technology Protection Plan

The premium cost is $40 for the 2019-20 school year, for this optional coverage, and the premium will not be prorated. This premium will be added to your child’s account at the start of the school year. Payment is due by September 13, 2019 for the plan to be in effect. Coverage will be removed for those students whose parents/guardians do not pay this premium by September 13, 2019. Payment may be made via the Infinite Campus Parent Portal, or at your child’s school.

The Technology Protection Plan is non-refundable. Administration, in its sole discretion, will determine if damages were due to intentional, reckless, willful, wanton and/or malicious conduct (please see PLSD Technology website for more specific information). This is an annual plan, previously purchased PLSD Technology Protection Plans will not cover the new school year. The Technology Protection Plan is not subject to waiver for free and reduced students as it is totally an optional fee; students/parents are not required to have this coverage.

Reminder this is an annual plan and does not extend from one school year to the next.

Student Enrolling After the Start of the School Year: Purchasing the TPP

If you are new to the District after September 13, 2019, log in your Infinite Campus Parent Portal and under the fees section, there is an optional purchase, Technology Protection Plan. Purchase and pay for the plan for it to be active. Reminder this is an annual plan and does not extend from one school year to the next.

If the Technology Protection Plan is not Purchased
All damages and replacement parts will be charged at the current market rate with a labor fine of $15-$50 determined by the repair. Damage fine without the Technology Protection Plan will range between $15 – $300. If the cost of the damage exceeds $300, then a new device will be issued at the cost of $300. All damage, replacement parts and labor costs will be applied through the parent portal in Infinite Campus. Additionally, when a student is provided a loaner device all of the regulations apply for proper care of loaner devices, any damage to the loaner device will be the responsibility of the parent/guardian/student.

If Your Device is Damaged (if you have the Technology Protection Plan or Not)
Take your device to the Media Center and inform the Media Center Specialist/Aide what the issue is with the device. A loaner device will be supplied during the time in which your issued device is being repaired. Loaner devices are only available to students that have submitted a damaged device to the Media Center.

6th Grade School Supply List

 

DMS – 6th Grade School supply list

 

 

6th grade School Supply List

1 pack of glue sticks

1 pack of lined note cards

1 pack of 24 pencils

1 box of 24 colored pencils

1 composition notebook

1 small pencil sharpener

4 hi-liters in multiple colors

1 earbuds.  Inexpensive and not bluetooth

1 pair of scissors

2 packs of college ruled paper

2 packs of dividers for binders-try to get ones with pockets

2 3 ring bingers with pockets that are 2 inches wide

1 book bag

Individual tissue packs

1 ruler

1 pack of multi colored dry eraser markers

1 large pencil pouch

1 non-glass water for our water filling stations

 

5th Grade School Supply List

 

 

5th Grade School Supply List

1 pack of glue sticks

1 pack of lined note cards

1 pack of 24 pencils

1 box of 24 colored pencils

1 composition notebook

1 small pencil sharpener

4 hi-liters in multiple colors

1 earbuds.  Inexpensive and not bluetooth

1 pair of scissors

2 packs of loose leaf paper

2 packs of dividers for binders-try to get ones with pockets

2 3 ring bingers with pockets that are 2 inches wide

1 book bag

Individual tissue packs

1 ruler

1 pack of multi colored dry eraser markers

1 large pencil pouch

1 non-glass water for our water filling stations

The Diley Digest

The Diley Digest is our electronic newsletter that will be sent out weekly with important information regarding PLSD and Diley specifically.  Please make sure your email address is correct in infinite campus so you can receive our newsletters.