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DeLong Elementary School

First Day of Pre-school

September 18th


Please be mindful and do not block driveways

in the neighborhood while dropping off or picking up. Thank you!


Working Together for School Success​ - Conversations about School

When you think of parent involvement, do you picture moms and dads volunteering in classrooms?  That is one way to help but research shows that supporting your child's education at home is even more important.  Below are suggested conversation starters that will help you stay involved.

  • ​"Let's see what you brought home." - Look at completed work to find out what your youngster is learning and how well they are doing.  You could comment on their math or social studies work.  For instance, "You know a lot about our state's history!" Also, respond to notes from their teacher, and sign the weekly folder or daily planner if required.

  • "Show me what you have for homework." - It's your child's job to do their homework, but you play a role, too.  Make sure they know what they are supposed to do by having them explain the assignments to you.  After they finish their homework, glance over the work to see that it is complete.

  • "Describe a book you enjoyed today." - This gives you an idea of what your youngster prefers to read.  Then, build a daily reading habit by asking your child what they would like to read that evening.  Encourage reading and listening skills by reading aloud and letting them read to you.​​​

  • "Tell me what you learned that you would like to know more about." - Use your childs interests as a jumping-off point for activities to share.  If they like geometry, you might hunt for shapes together.  If they are fascinated by how animals adapt to winter, take them to the library to research the subject or to the zoo to see live animals.
Excellent Attendance - Being in school every day means your child won't miss out on learning.  Try to schedule appointments and family trips outside of school hours.  If they ask to stay home "just because",
remind them of what they will miss, such as reading groups or PE class.  Explain that they can be absent only if they are sick or if there is a family emergency.

​Celebrate Progress - Suggest that your youngster create a fun reminder of all the things they have accomplished.  Let them cover a box with construction paper and label it "I did it!" Then they can write each success, ("I learned to add fractions") on a slip of paper and put it in the box. If they feel discouraged have them read the slips.

DeLong Elementary School is a community that works together in a supportive and caring family atmosphere where high expectations, effort and individuality are encouraged, respected, and celebrated. Delong has five special programs for students needing support and encouragement beyond the regular classroom setting: Learning Resource Center, Learning Assistance Program (LAP), Therapeutic Learning Center, English as a Second Language and Gifted and Talented E​ducation (GATE)​.​​


How we're doing

To measure progress toward meeting the School Board’s strategic goals, we use a set of benchmarks that let parents and community members track our progress. It’s like a report card for our school and the whole district.