This week, as we prepare for even more buses to be on the road, we urge you to be more aware of school bus and pedestrian safety during your morning and afternoon travels. Let’s work together for a great start to the 2022-2023 school year! #WeAreCaddo
APPROVED! This afternoon the Caddo Parish School Board unanimously approved an increase in the daily rate of pay for substitute teachers, substitute office clerks, and substitute secretaries. We are grateful to the Board for their continued commitment to our students and staff and efforts to remain competitive in recruiting and retaining the highest quality staff across our district.
SPARTAN CAMP IS TODAY AT 3:30 PM! Check. in starts at 3:00 PM so we can start promptly at 3:30 PM. This event is for incoming 6th graders. If you did not pre-register online, there will be late registration available. Please arrive at 3:00 PM and the $25 registration fee must be paid in cash. We are excited to meet our future Spartans!
We have a new app! In your App Store, search “Caddo Schools, LA” and download the app. Once downloaded, allow notifications if you would like to receive notifications of posts. In the bottom right corner, click My Schools. Add Youree Drive and any other schools that you are involved in. Then click the school name to see information. You’re all set! Here are the links to download. Apple/iOS https://apps.apple.com/us/app/caddo-schools-la/id1598975876 Android/Google https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.apptegy.caddoparish The images posted are from an iPhone.
YDMS faculty and staff had a great professional development session focused on teamwork with Dr. Perry Daniel! We are excited to start this year as one team, one dream.
Breakfast & Lunch There is not cost to students for breakfast or lunch. Nutritious, well-balanced meals are important for proper growth and development. Students are encouraged to eat a school lunch in the cafeteria or bring one from home. Fast foods such as Sonic, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, etc., are not allowed in the school cafeteria.
School Supply List! https://www.youreedrive.com/o/ydmapm/page/school-supply-list Reminder: As stated on the school supply list, students need to have inexpensive earbuds/earphones that are compatible with Chromebooks. Students will frequently utilize this school supply in their classes. Students may not wear Airpods or Airpod-like earbuds when not in use for class. We encourage students to leave expensive belongings at home.
YDMS Spirit Store is open until Sept. 4th! https://ydms2022.itemorder.com If you don’t receive an email from Cayenne with your order confirmation, your order did not go through. All purchases are made to order. All sales are final. If you have a size question, we recommend ordering a larger size for your child to grow in to. There are no extra sizes made for exchanges.
YDMS Spirit Store is open until Sept. 4th! https://ydms2022.itemorder.com If you don’t get an email from Cayenne with your order confirmation, your order did not go through. All purchases are made to order. All sales are final. If you have a size question, we recommend ordering a larger size for your child to grow in to. There are no extra sizes made for exchanges.
This Saturday || 9-11 AM -Pick up online spirit order -Purchase new spirit wear -Get refund for hoodie purchased at open house -Find out who your homeroom teacher is! (through Tuesday)
Uniform Policy (Click link below) https://www.youreedrive.com/o/ydmapm/article/787363 Reminder of changes for this year: No hoodies, no Crocs and belts are optional.
Join our fabulous PTSA! https://thrillshare.com/s/news-ydmapm/articles/join-ptsa-ydmapm
Homeroom Teachers: A list of homeroom teachers will be posted Saturday, July 30th - Tuesday, August 2nd at the front of the school. This will list your student’s first hour teacher. On the first day of school, students will report to their homeroom and receive their complete schedule. There will be student helpers to assist students find their classes throughout the day. *Incoming 6th Graders who are attending Spartan Camp can get this information during that time.
Incoming 6th Graders, don't forget to sign up for Spartan Camp! Online registration closes Tuesday, August 2nd at 8 AM. Welcome aboard new Spartans! The Spartan Camp Cruise will be your voyage into the new school year! Your new adventure awaits. Check in begins promptly at 3 PM. Activities will starts at 3:30 PM. This event is brought to you by YDMS Student Council! https://www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/21013
YDMS Arrival & Departure Info School Hours First Bell 7:55 AM (tardy bell: 8:00 AM) Dismissal 3:25 PM Earliest Arrival is 7:40 AM. (No student should arrive at school before this time.) Latest Departure is 3:45 PM. (All students should be picked up by this time. Bus riders will be dropped off in the front circle area of the school. This area is reserved for buses between 7:30 a.m. – 7:50 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. Cars are not permitted in this area during these times. Car riders should be dropped off in the north parking lot by the Carroll St. entrance between 7:40 a.m. – 7:55 a.m. and students should walk to the front of the school to enter the building. The Carroll Street entrances are reserved for faculty and staff. Car riders should be picked up between 3:25 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Students should exit and enter cars by the “Drop off Zone” signs only. Walkers can enter and exit the campus through the front doors of the school.
Go to www.caddoschools.org and click on find my bus stop. Your bus number, time of pickup and time of drop off will be provided.
Water Bottles: All water fountains have been converted to water bottle refill stations. Students need to bring a water bottle each day. Reusable drink containers are allowed provided that they have a lid. No glass bottles allowed.
If you would like to sign your student up for COVID testing this school year, please visit https://lsu-covidsafe-prod-web.azurewebsites.net/register/participant-splash
Click the link below to view the school supply list. https://www.youreedrive.com/o/ydmapm/page/school-supply-list
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