Duniway Community Update

Posted by Sarah Erickson on 4/2/2021

April 2, 2021

Dear Families,

It has been wonderful to welcome back our Kindergarten and First grade students over the last two days.  For many of our kindergarten students, this is the first time they have been inside Duniway!  The overall mood has been bright and relaxed, focused on making sure our students feel comfortable, safe, and are ready to learn and have fun.

We know none of this would be possible without our teachers, support staff, and families working together. Again, a big thank you to everyone who continues to support our students, our families, and our school community.

On Monday, April 5th we are excited to have our 2nd-5th graders join our K/1 students for our first full day of hybrid instruction.  As you know, there are many moving parts and we truly appreciate your help in making the day go smoothly.  Here are some reminders:

  • Please do not arrive at school early.  Teachers will be at their designated meeting spots at 7:55 AM and 12:10 PM.  We do not have any supervision prior to this time.  We are using multiple entrances/exits - Please Consult this MAP  for all the necessary details.

  • If you plan to drop off your child, and stay in your car, please use SE Lambert.  Your child can walk across the field and make their way to the designated location.  We will have a Duniway staff member on the playground/blacktop to help guide any student.  If you drive and plan to walk your child to their drop off location, that is great.  However, please consider parking a block away from school and enjoying a short walk.  This information is detailed ON THIS MAP .

  • It is critically important that your child knows how they are getting home.  Please make sure your child knows this information, and if it is a change from the “normal” plan please email your child’s teacher and the office.

Duniway has an online spirit gear store until April 12th. You can order youth and adult T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, and masks all with the Duniway logo! You will receive the orders by the end of April. If you cannot afford to purchase gear for your child please let the office know and we can make sure all students have Duniway spirit. 
GO TO: Shop Spirit Gear

The third quarter ends on April 8th.  There is no school on Friday, April 9th as teachers will be working on progress reports.  

As always, if you have any questions about buses, attendance, enrollment, or just about anything else, please reach out to our office staff, Lynn (lterhaar@pps.net) and Sarah (serickson@pps.net).  And of course please feel free to reach out to me as well!  Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.  Looking forward to seeing many of you on Monday!