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Mr.  Scott  Stephens
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Welcome to J.D. Dickerson Primary School:

It is with great excitement that the Faculty and Staff of J. D. Dickerson Primarywelcome each and every student, parent, and community member to the 2015-2016 school year. We are honored and privileged to be a part of your child’s educational process. This is a big responsibility that we take seriously. It is our goal to encourage all of our students to reach the utmost of their abilities. We want to develop them academically, intellectually, socially, and physically while they are here at Dickerson. We believe that all, the school and community, must work together as an extended family in order to ensure the success for all of our students. We look forward to having you as part of a TEAM to help your child have a wonderful experience learning all of the basic skills necessary to become a successful person.

With this goal in mind the Faculty and Staff of J.D. Dickerson Primary ask you to be an active part in your child’s education. It is only through working together in cooperation with one another that we can meet the needs of all our children. “It takes a village to raise a child.”We encourageyou to be a part of the J. D. Dickerson family. We ask that all of our parents do what they can, through the PTO, volunteering, or helping on special occasions in order to enhance our educational environment.As a parent, your role in the overall success of our school and your student is very important. Recent research shows that high parent involvement results in high student success. We value our parents and their involvement both here and at home as an essential part of our continued growth.We believe that early childhood is the time to build a firm foundation of the basic skills while developing a love for reading. We encourage parents to help foster this love of learning.

All children learn and develop at different rates. We want to provide each child with the best early education possible. We monitor student progress continuously to guide the instruction of each of our young learners. We strongly encourage parents to go over daily work with their students as well as help with homework.

J.D. Dickerson Primary includes Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and First Grade. We expect a student body of approximately 590 and have a staff of 80. We all look forward to working with you and your children.

Please read this handbook and keep it to refer to throughout the school year. This handbook is a guide and does not include all guidelines or procedures. During the school year some adjustments may occur as new situations arise. We will keep you informed of changes as necessary.

If we can ever be of assistance to you, please call us at (912) 537-3421



Scott Stephens


J.D. Dickerson Primary School