For the Staff
Angela Richards K-12 Building Principal
Nurturing Young Minds: From the moment your child steps into our classrooms, we will nurture and support their individual learning needs. Every child learns in different ways and every child needs different supports to achieve academic excellence. Dodson Schools blend strong academic programs with caring staff to ensure all students believe in their talents, heritage, academic aptitude, and success in reaching their full potential.
Parent Engagement: You were your child’s first teacher and your continued engagement is vital to student success.
Talk to your child about what is happening in school. At the end of the school day, ask your child open-ended questions about the day. You can ask general questions like, “What was the best part of your day, today?” or you can ask specific questions about subjects or lessons.
Attendance. Being in school is one key to success. Limit absences, utilize Fridays for appointments and vacations. Plan family outings for the summer and holiday breaks.
Make sure your child gets enough sleep. Research shows, elementary-aged children need nine to eleven hours of sleep each night for optimal learning.
Stay connected with the school. Engage with your child’s teacher when you have questions. Attend conferences. Make sure the school has your current contact information so you receive all emails, text messages, and phone calls. Check the website, app, and Facebook for timely updates. Participate and volunteer for field trips and parent organizations. Get involved! We would love to have you be a part of our day!
Read, Read, and Read Some More. As a parent, it is important to read and encourage reading at home. Reading and language is all around us. When we think of reading, we think books. There is more to reading than books; reading is all around us. Be creative and ask your child to read road signs, food labels, anything with words and letters to encourage the basics is a great start and continue to read. Find a book, and read it as a role model of reading.