Our first few days are underway and we are so excited for a great year at Dorothy Fox.
Our student handbook has been updated and we encourage you to take a look!
We are so excited to welcome our new kindergarten foxes to our community in August. Below are some resources to share and prepare you for a great year!
Here is our district video to learn about our approach to Kindergarten at Camas School District.
Here are some slides to learn more about our Kindergarten program at Dorothy Fox.
MEET OUR KINDERGARTEN TEACHERS
Save the date for our Kindergarten Orientation on campus at Dorothy Fox.
August 20, 10am-11am
We are fortunate at Dorothy Fox to have amazing teachers to support all our learners each day. We are serving students both in person and remotely. Click on the link below to get to know our teachers and learn about our program this year.
We had a great first day!
Please check out the updated student handbook for the 2020-2021 school year which can also be found in your planners.
WHAT DO I DO TO GET ONTO MY ZOOM CLASS AT 8:00am?
When students log into their Chromebook, a screen will automatically show with some easy links. At Fox, you should look for a link for your morning ZOOM meeting on this first page. Then you will see a button for the On Demand Activities you will do during the day. Some students will be ready to click on the Seesaw App (K-2) or the Google Classroom App (3-5) which will also have links.
WHAT IF THAT DOES NOT WORK?
Dorothy Fox wants to build on success and flexibility during the first week but we have to build an on ramp to get everyone up to speed these first few days. If the district device is not working correctly or there is confusion, we have sent the links to each parent in ParentSquare. To help your student participate in the first days, you can log on with a private phone, tablet, or computer as a back up. This will help the student to access the material and buy some time for the family to ask for help or get instruction from the teacher. By the second week of school, we want to have all the bumps smoothed out and students fully using their district device.
HOW DO I GET TO THE ON DEMAND LEARNING THE FIRST WEEK?
Click on this button to get to the Orientation Activities and Specialist Blocks the first three days of school. This button is also available on the screen right when the student logs into their district Chromebook. This will give time for us to work out the bugs. Starting week two, students will be logging into Seesaw and Google Classroom to get their links and assignments.
Did you Here?
The Dorothy Fox Staff will be coming to your neighborhood in a Car Caravan tomorrow, Friday, April 17th.
It will start at 2:00pm from the school and follow the map attached.
We can’t wait to wave and smile at our students. We have missed you!
We want everyone to be safe and show the Fox Four:
- Stay 6 feet apart from others. Only be close to people in your family.
- All social distancing rules apply.
- Stay out of the road at all times.
- Do not approach the cars
- If it is not coming down your street, you can come to a nearby street in your car and wave from your window.
- If you walk up to the parade route, you must stay away from others.
- Stay home if you feel sick. We will take lots of photos/videos and you will still be able to see it.
We would love to collect your photos of the event to put in our video for all the other families. Please send videos or clips of the caravan to firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you soon!
This website is kept up to date and has links to their weekly newsflash of information. A good spot to bookmark for all Fox Families!
This is a Kindness “Beegins” with Me community project to support the pollinators in the area sponsored by the PTA. We are looking for Dorothy Fox kids to plant the bee friendly flower seeds that were sent home on Friday 9/6/19. We are applying for a Disney grant for our auction and we need to send them photos of students Beeing Kind to the Bees in action!
Please email the pictures to the PTA at email@example.com. The deadline to send in pictures is September 21st.
Thank you to our local Lowe’s Home Improvement for picking the Dorothy Fox Elementary Garden as their heroes project. They brought many employees over two days to upgrade and enrich our school garden. Here is a list of all of the amazing things they did for our school.
- Removed and replaced all the weed barrier, cedar bark chips and edging.
- Built and installed two new beautifully crafted 4’x12’ cedar garden beds and filled them with soil.
- Topped off the soil in our open raised beds.
- Assembled a garden shed and portable hand wash station.
- Donated all the materials, supplies and tools they used.
- Donated two boxes of kid sized garden gloves.
- Donating an information/art board to display education materials and feature interchangeable student artwork.
Shout out to Fox Families of Amelia, Andrea, Beth, Bryce, Cali, Jackie, Jennifer, Kristen, Tachel, Rachelle, Shayna, and Tejal for putting in time to maintain the garden during the summer months.
It’s garden discovery time! This Friday, students will have a chance to discover plants, fruits, vegetables, herbs and insects while doing a scavenger hunt. They will see plants in various stages of their lifecycles including the formation of new strawberry plants, nasturtium flowers dropping seeds, tomatoes ripening, ears of corn growing, etc. Please sign up to volunteer at