Students & Parents
Policies and Procedures
If you need to report that your child will be absent, please call the Attendance Office at (937) 542-6766. Also, please send in a note with your student the day they return to school.
Students who need to leave school before the end of the school day must be signed out by a parent or guardian in the Main Office.
Each student is required to take and pass the Ohio Graduation Tests. Below are some helpful links.
Many students participate in extracurricular sports.
Each student must have a yearly physical prior to participating. The physical form and athletic handbook can be found here.
Student Information can be found in the Student Handbook. This book will be sent home with each student at the beginning of the year. Please read and review the contents. You will need to sign the back page and return it to the school.
Preparing for College
You can also find information on colleges and universities at www.collegeboard.com
School Closing Procedures
With the winter season quickly approaching, the Dayton Public Schools would like to alert staff, students, and parents to the school closing procedures for the school year. The decision to close school due to inclement weather is a very difficult and serious undertaking. When deciding whether to close schools, factors that are taken into consideration include:
- Amount and type of snow;
- When the snow falls, and when the snowfall is expected to end;
- Ability to clear parking lots and sidewalks around schools;
- Condition of all streets (thoroughfare and residential), and bus stops;
- Freezing rain and the effect on roads, power lines, and tree limbs;
- Wind and wind chill;
- Temperature (watched closely when predicted near 0Âº)
Members of the DPS weather team closely monitor local forecasts at first announcement of a storm front. At all times the safety of students and staff is the basis for determining the cancellation of school.
The condition of all roads is also considered. There will be times when the regular buses cannot travel on all roads because of large accumulations of snow, or because of certain drifting patterns in some areas of the district. Main roads, over time, may be cleared after a morning snowfall, but our residential streets often remain hazardous beyond those early hours when buses deliver our children to school.
In most situations, the decision to close schools will be made by 4:30 a.m. When schools are closed for the day, all extra-curricular activities, interscholastic athletics, practices, and field trips are canceled. Notification of school closings because of inclement weather will be will posted to the Dayton Public Schools Facebook page as well as sent to the following radio and TV stations:
â€¢ WHIO â€“ 1290, WDAO â€“ 1210, WING â€“ 1410
â€¢ WDPS â€“ 89.5, WRNB â€“ 92.1, WDKF â€“ 94.5, WLQT â€“ 99.9, WROU 92.5, WMMX â€“ 107.7, WTUE â€“ 104.7, WYSO â€“ 91.3, WGTZ â€“ 92.9, WDHT â€“ 102.9, WMUB â€“ 88.5
â€¢ DPS TV â€“ Channel 21 (Time Warner Cable subscribers), WDTN â€“ Channel 2, WHIO â€“ Channel 7, WKEF â€“Channel 22, FOX TV â€“ Channel 45
Dayton Public Schools Website
We ask that you do not call the school or the media concerning cancellations. Please listen to the above stations or check our website for information about school closings. If you have any questions or concerns regarding these procedures, please contact the Office of Safety and Security, 542-7000.
We appreciate your cooperation and understanding when school cancellations occur.