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Principal Note - November 20, 2020

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Derfelt Families,

Next week is a short school week.  School days next week are Monday and Tuesday.  There is no school for students on November 25, 26, and 27.  Thank you for your patience during these unprecedented times.  CCSD is supporting the Governor’s Stay-at-Home 2.0. The Stay-at-Home 2.0 means that the Derfelt staff will be working from home/telecommuting until December 18, 2020.  Please know your child’s schedule will not change.  Derfelt is providing telecommuting services and full-time distance education for our students and families.  Food distribution services will remain open next week (Monday and Tuesday 7:00 am to 10:00 am). On Tuesday, there will be a three-day bag of food (breakfasts and lunches) available.  Food Services will resume normal services on November 30 (Monday – Friday 7:00 am to 10:00 am). Please remember breakfast and lunch are provided free of charge.  If you need assistance, please contact us at (702) 799 – 4370 ext. 4100 or ext. 4006. If you need technology assistance during school hours (8:00 am to 2:11 pm), please join the google meet ( code 465help), and assistance will be provided.  Click here for an updated FAQ.

Stay Safe and Healthy,

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District Survey

Thank you to those of you that have completed the district survey.  If you have not completed the survey, please answer the short questionnaire at by November 20, 2020 for the cohort selection(s) for your children. If the District transitions to the hybrid instructional model, this information will guide the District's implementation of the proposed transition to the hybrid instructional model.  At this time, we cannot give a date for opening, as we will only open in the hybrid model when the numbers indicate it would be safe to do so.  If more information is needed about the hybrid plan, please visit and the hybrid plan is posted on the front page.  Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the survey.



Welcome Derfelt Dolphins & Families to the

2020-2021 School Year! 

We are looking forward to an amazing year!  

Derfelt Students!

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!  It's going to be a great year.  Mr. Yost and I just wanted to give you a few reminders and some well wishes.  We are able to monitor your Chromebook so use it only for school activities.  Please remember to dress appropriately during your live sessions (like you were at school), participate in your class activities, complete your work, and do your best.  We believe in you.  Believe in yourself. It's all about the Dolphin Mindset!

Learn Like a Champion,

Ms. Howard and Mr. Yost

Derfelt Families,
We are excited for the 2020 – 2021 school year.  Distance learning and the Canvas platform are new. While there may be challenges, Derfelt is ready to engage students and families and make learning meaningful, relevant, and standards based. We appreciate your patience as we work through the distance learning process. Please know we are working diligently to address any concern or need.  Please read over our most current Fast Facts (FAQ). click here.  Thank you for sending us such

great kids.  We look forward to working together to make the

2020 – 2021 school year great at Derfelt

Thank you,

Ms. Howard


Important Upcoming Dates

Friday, December 18 - End of First Semester (88 days)

Friday, December 18 - Winter Break Begins - End of Day

No School December 21 - January 1

Monday, January 4 - Classes Resume & Second Semester Begins

Wednesday, January 6 - No School 

Wednesday, January 13 - No School

Monday, January 18 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No School)

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School Organizational Team

Welcome and congratulations to our 2020-2021 School Organizational Team (SOT).  

Maria Gonzalez – Herrera (Parent)
Tiffany Carlo – (Parent)
Helen Furnis – (Parent)
Mary Giguere – (Teacher)
Barbara Lees – (Teacher)
Catherine Drenth – (Support Staff)

The School Organizational Team is responsible for:
Providing assistance and advice to the principal regarding the development of the school plan of operation
Providing continued assistance and advice to the principal in carrying out the school plan of operation.
Assisting in the discussion of any additional authority to be transferred to the school to carry out responsibilities
Assisting with the selection of the next principal when a principal vacancy occurs.
Team meetings must be held outside employee contract hours.
Meetings must be held at least once a month while school is in session.
The Team may only take action when a majority of its voting members are present.
Team members serve until September 30 of the following year and may serve additional terms as long as they are eligible and continue to receive the highest number of votes.
Members of the Team serve without compensation.
If there is a vacancy on the Team, new members must be elected following the same procedures as initial elections; vacancies must be filled within 30 days



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