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Dogwood Elementary

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Dogwood's Veterans Day Programs

On Monday, November 12, Dogwood Elementary presented two Veterans Day Programs for relatives and friends of Dogwood Students.  Students sang patriotic songs, quoted poems, read letters, and presented videos to our esteemed guests.  Nearly 150 Veterans were in attendance in the two programs.  We APPRECIATE our Veterans!!!
 

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GMSD District News

A grandmother plays bingo with her grandson at Dogwood Elementary School.

Grandparents invade the district: Bingo at Dogwood, Breakfast for Grandparents at Riverdale, and Games with Grandparents at Farmington Elementary School

Germantown, Tennessee--September 12, 2018--“Grandparents are important,” said Dogwood Bingo with Grandparents Night organizer Diane Perry.  “It’s wonderful to see different age groups coming together,” she said.  Hosting a bingo night was something that Dogwood wanted to do this year, and Perry brought the idea to fruition.  The sign-ups for the bingo night were very popular and the evening was a huge hit for all ages.  With a few celebrity Dolphin bingo callers, some pizza and great family, students and their grandparents competed for candy prizes for an hour last Friday evening.
 
 
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Two girls from the girls cross country team at Dogwood stretch out before a race.

Dogwood Cross Country Team zooms into the fall season with two first place team wins

Germantown, Tennessee--September 10, 2018--The Dogwood Cross Country team participates in many races throughout the season.  They practice three times a week and participates in fun team building activities like cross country camp in the preseason, movie nights, and team dinners and outings. The team is participating in Memphis Youth Athletic league where they run in five to six one-mile races against other elementary schools at Shelby Farms during September and October.   More +
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BREAKING NEWS--The Germantown Board of Education votes to adopt new school attendance zones in 2019-2020

Germantown, Tennessee--August 21, 2018--On Monday evening at the August School Board Meeting, the school board unanimously voted to adopt "Proposal C" as the new attendance zones that will take effect in the Fall of 2019.   More +

Dogwood's Mission Statement

 
 
8945 Dogwood Road
Germantown, TN 38139
Phone (901) 756-2310
Fax (901) 751-7852
 
Grades K-5
Enrollment 900+
Hours: 8:45am - 3:45pm
Mascot: Dolphin 
Webmaster: Peter Simons

Message from Our Principal

Welcome Home Dogwood Families! I hope everyone had a wonderful summer and enjoyed the time off. We have been extremely busy this summer with new furniture for the library, paint in the cafeteria and hiring new teachers. We also attended professional development in Las Vegas, Chicago and Boston. Even our teachers go to school! continue

Week at a Glance:

Nov. 16 Volleyball (5th)
& Newcomb Ball (4th)
Tournaments 
Nov. 19-23: Thanksgiving Break 

Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of severe weather during dismissal, we will hold students in the building until it is safe to be outside.  If parents are waiting outside you will be invited to come inside and wait in the library or cafeteria.  We will not dismiss students under any type of weather warning, severe wind, lightening or heavy rain.  Please remain patient so that we can keep our students safe.  We are not recommending early check outs.  If you do need to check your student out for any other reason, please remember we will not release any students after 3:15 pm.  

Thank you DES Admin

 

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Parents may track their students' buses in the Durham Bus Tracker Application below: 

http://www.gmsdk12.org/DurhamTrackerInstructions.aspx 

 

Section 504 Links

 

Section 504 and ADA Grievance Procedures

504 Coordinator:  joye.phipps@gmsdk12.org

Important Car Rider and Parking Information

Helpful Tips
- Morning drop-off will begin at 8:30 a.m. when the school door opens and staff is present to receive students. Therefore, the car line will not begin to move until 8:30.
- Afternoon car line begins moving at 3:45 p.m.

Title 1 Provisions for Parents

Dogwood now qualifies for Title 1 status.  Parent provisions are stated in the following letter.
 

Dogwood Student Handbook 2017-2018

Scan here to read the 2017-2018 Handbook.  Be sure to sign and date after reading and turn in to the school office.  
 
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