Approaching The End Of The School Year Together

Posted May 18, 2021

Hello Marie L. Greenwood Families, 

We are quickly approaching the end of the 20-21 School Year. Please know that as we approach the end of our school year together, we are still prefacing learning each and every day. It is vitally important that your child attend school daily through May 28. 

I must sincerely say that I am proud of the progress we have made this school year as we have worked to accomplish the following:

  • Offering high-quality learning options for students (Virtual & In-Person) for every grade level throughout our school
  • Focusing on celebrating our students each day through the sharing of Lion Love, students of the week opportunities, and daily classroom recognition processes. 
  • Increased the achievement of all of your students in every grade level despite the challenges presented by COVID-19
  • Limited classroom closures this school year due to COVID-19. Our MLG Team worked daily to ensure that we met all COVID-19 procedures in order to ensure a safe learning environment for our students and staff. 

All of these major accomplishments were made possible based on our Marie L. Greenwood family working together! We appreciate your continued support. 

I am writing to provide you with some important information in regard to COVID-19 vaccine availability for students, dates for continuations, and end of year celebrations. 

Last Day Of School – Dismissal at 12:00pm

  • Our last day of school is on Friday, May 28. We will dismiss students at 12:00pm. 

End Of Year Celebrations

  • We are allowing end of year celebrations in classrooms on the last day of school. Teachers will communicate with families directly in regard to these plans and what items can be brought with students. 

Virtual Continuations For 5th & 8th Grade 

  • We will be hosting virtual continuations this school year. 
    • 5th Grade Continuation will be on Thursday, May 27 at 1:30pm
    • 8th Grade Continuation will be on Thursday May 27 at 4:00pm

Social Media Concerns

  • Recently, we have seen a significant increase in concerns over student engagement on social media apps after school hours. We have not seen very many issues during school hours concerning social media due to our no cell phone policy. However, after school social media concerns are becoming alarming. Please ensure that you monitor your child’s phone to determine whether or not they have apps such as Tik Tok, Instagram or Facebook. The messaging capabilities within these apps should be monitored by parents. Also, we have learned that several students have apps that their parents are unaware of that they engage in at home. Monitoring is the key of these apps. We need your support with the monitoring of cell phones and apps by parents. 

COVID-19 Vaccines Available For DPS Students (Ages 12 and Above)

Thank you again for your continued support. We are Marie L. Greenwood!

Blake Hammond


Marie L. Greenwood