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Principal’s Message- August 16, 2019

Student and families in front of Dooley School wtih Dudley the Dragon

Thank you for attending our Back to School event last night. It was so exciting to see all of our Dooley students! We enjoyed visiting with families and talking to kids about their summer adventures. Our Dooley staff is thankful for our strong partnership with families and all of the support you provide each day.  We are looking forward to another great year together!

Please see below for information about arrival on our first day of school and daily arrival/dismissal procedures.


We are excited to share that Dooley School will be welcoming two college age students from Waseda University in Japan.  Both internships will take place September 1st – September 28th.  Oyanokai Parent group is seeking host families for each of the students.  Student interns would spend the school day at Dooley and would stay with their host family during the evenings and weekends.  Both students are advanced in their English language.  This opportunity is open to our dual language and base school families.  There is a stipend available through Oyanokai.  Please contact the office or respond to this email if you are interested in helping in any way.  Thank you to the families who have reached out!


Dooley Schoolでは、9月1日〜9月28日まで、早稲田大学より2名の大学生をインターンとして迎える事になりました。 その為シャンバーグ親の会では、それぞれの学生のためのホストファミリーを探しています。両名とも英語が堪能な学生です。親の会からの金銭的なサポートも検討しております。


Upcoming Events

Monday, August 19:  First Day of School, Grades 1-6

  • 8:25 – Students begin meeting teachers in the parking lot
  • 8:40 – Class begins
  • 11:15-12:00 – Lunch for Kindergarten –  2nd grade
  • 11:45-12:30 – Lunch for grades 3rd-6th
  • 3:00 – Student dismissal (with the exception of Wednesdays, dismissal at 2:30)

Monday, August 26: First Day of School for Kindergarten Students

All kindergarteners will have the same arrival and dismissal times as students in grades 1-6.  On August 26, teachers will meet kindergarten students in the gym.  Parents are welcome to take pictures before students head into classrooms.

Daily School Hours

  • 8:25 – Doors Open
  • 8:40 – Class begins
  • 11:15-12:00 Lunch for Kindergarten –  2nd grade
  • 11:45-12:30 Lunch for grades 3rd-6th
  • 3:00 – Student dismissal (with the exception of Wednesdays, dismissal at 2:30)

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures


After the first day of school, all students will be able to enter the building through the front door or door #3 (Drop and Go Zone Doors). In order to ensure the safety of our students, the parking lot will be “closed” from 8:20–8:40 a.m.  Children should not arrive at school any earlier than 8:25 a.m. because there will be no adult supervision until that time. Additionally, for safety precautions teachers will not be opening car doors at the drop and go zone, please have your child ready to safely exit the car when dropped off. Thank you for your understanding!


The parking lot is “closed” again during dismissal between 2:55–3:05 p.m. to ensure the safety of our students. Grade levels will be exiting at their corresponding doors noted below:

  • Door #10: Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grade walkers
  • Door #6: 3rd & 4th Grade walkers
  • Door #3: 5th& 6th Grade walkers along with PM Bussers
  • Front Door: PM Bussers

Childcare Arrangements

It is important to notify the school office, as well as your child’s teacher of permanent daycare arrangements.  This information must be put in writing by the first day of school, and must be updated if your childcare arrangements change throughout the school year.  We want to make sure that we have a clear understanding of where our students are going when they leave us at the end of the day.