Reading Resources

MyDestiny eBook Library

Dayton Public Schools students, faculty, and staff have access to a growing collection of 800+ eBooks and resources. Follett MyDestiny is the perfect supplemental content source for teachers. Students can immerse themselves in materials on topics that interest them with easy-to-use search features. For educators, MyDestiny reimagines learning by pairing an expansive content library with the ability to quickly build lessons using standards-aligned resources.

The DPS MyDestiny eBook library contains titles for all reading levels and ages and genres spanning from:

  • Fiction and Literature
  • Biographies
  • Picture Books
  • Classics
  • Instructional Materials
  • Nonfiction and Textbooks
  • and more

Some titles can even be checked out by an infinite number of students!

  1. Go to www.destinydiscover.com
  2. Enter Location by accessing the dropdown menu and choosing "Ohio (OH)"
  3. Enter School by typing "DAYTON BOARD OF EDUCATION - 45402, Dayton, OH". (Steps 2 & 3 will only need to be completed once per device)
  4. Click "Go!"
  5. Log in when the window appears or Click "Login" at the top right corner
  6. Students
    1. Login ID: first initial  last initial  ID number (ALL LOWERCASE, e.g.: John Smith = js123456)
    2. Password: dps123
  7. Teachers
    1. Login ID: DPS Username
    2. Password: DPS1234

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GRADUATION

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STUDENT SERVICES

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Student Services
WEATHER PROCEDURES

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ATTENDANCE

Student Services works with students, families and school personnel on improving the attendance of students.

Attendance
FORMS

Find any and all forms you may need in one handy place.

Forms
STUDENT HEALTH

Guidelines for when to keep your student home due to illness or other personal reasons.

STUDENT HEALTH

Students & Parents

IMPORTANT STUDENT & PARENT INFORMATION

YEAR-ROUND REFERENCE ITEMS TO KEEP YOU UPDATED

Life is busy, and often times, it’s more than a struggle just to fish all of the necessary papers out of your student’s book bag. That’s why we’ve redesigned our website’s Students & Parents menu to better serve you. Get what you’re looking for, and bookmark these pages for future use.

BACK TO SCHOOL, YEAR-ROUND

Want to know what school supplies are needed at your child’s school? Different schools have different requirements, but we gather together that information in one location for you at the beginning of each school year. How about whether or not he will wear a uniform, or what that uniform will be? We have that information, also, separated by elementary and high schools (along with the Ponitz Career Tech Center).

ENROLL TODAYSTUDENT HANDBOOK

Calendar Of Student Events

STAY UP TO DATE. STAY SUCCESSFUL.

TRANSPORTATION

Learn more about your busing schedule and transportation options.

Transportation
LUNCH MENU

Get information about your lunch options at your school.

Lunch menu
GRADUATION

Learn what you need to do to graduate, as well as get important dates and more.

Graduation
STUDENT SERVICES

Learn more about our various programs created to help students succeed.

Student Services
WEATHER PROCEDURES

Learn more about the conditions under which schools may close.

Weather procedures
ATTENDANCE

Student Services works with students, families and school personnel on improving the attendance of students.

Attendance
FORMS

Find any and all forms you may need in one handy place.

Forms
STUDENT HEALTH

Guidelines for when to keep your student home due to illness or other personal reasons.

STUDENT HEALTH

ATTENDANCE

TRUANCY

STUDENT SERVICES
DPS Administration Building
115 S. Ludlow St.
Dayton OH 45402

TRUANCY HOTLINE: 542-3324
Delvin Terry, Director of Truancy (937) 542-3324
Tobette Brown, Truancy Officer (937) 542-3320

Student Services works with students, families and school personnel on improving the attendance of students. The staff provides assistance for families with challenges prohibiting their child from attending school on a regular basis. Student Services also collaborate with other community agencies when intervention is needed. Student Services assists the school staff in developing truancy intervention plans including incentives to improve the district’s overall attendance.

Student Services partners with the Montgomery County Juvenile Court to prevent and reduce student truancy. The Student Service staff also works daily with the Dayton Police Department in operating a truancy center for students who are not in attendance at their respective schools.

MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission is to address the legal issues of the Dayton Public Schools concerning attendance of students by providing intervention and prevention services for students and families that increase student attendance.

The goals of the program are:

  • To monitor students’ attendance and report to the building administrators the needs for interventions.
  • To refer identified students to outreach community-based agencies and/or programs.
  • To transition chronically truant students back into the school system.

TRUANCY LAW

Senate Bill 181
Expands the definition of delinquent child to also include any child who meets one of the following criteria:

  1. Habitual Truant
    • 5 consecutive unexcused absences
    • 7 unexcused absences in one month
    • 12 unexcused absences in one school year
  2. Chronic Truant
    • 7 consecutive unexcused absences
    • 10 unexcused absences in one month
    • 15 unexcused absences in one school year

NOTE: Any youths found unruly are subject to intervention, treatment and community service sanctions. Youths found delinquent are subject to tougher sanctions including detention in the case of a violation of a valid court.

CITY OF DAYTON DAYTIME ORDINANCE

On October 2, 2002, the city commission of Dayton ordained 137.13 School Attendance and Parental Supervision:

No child between the age of six and seventeen, inclusive, who is required to be in attendance at either a public, chartered, or private school or work or an alternative placement program, or who is under supervision or expulsion from a public, chartered, or private school or an alternative placement program, shall be on or about any public place or commercial premises within the City between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. or a regular school day.