Principal's Message

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    Dear DPE Family,


    As we continue to embrace Virtual Learning, we are excited to welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year! Our school theme this year is "Rise Up and Blast Off into Success."

    Despite many challenges and obstacles, our staff is dedicated to making this an outstanding school year for all our students. When our students return to campus, you will notice various safety protocols in place. Signs to emphasize social distancing and posters of enhanced safety measures will be posted throughout our school.  During the school year, you will be informed of new initiatives in academics, social/emotional learning, and school safety.  We look forward to your continuous collaboration this year to ensure that your child receives the best education possible.

    We are committed to providing a rich academic environment to ensure that all our students are college and career ready. Parents, it is extremely important that your child arrives on time to school each day. Our gates open at 8:15am. Free breakfast is provided for all students between 8:20am – 8:50am. After 8:50am, students must consume outside breakfast items (McDonald’s, Dunkin Donut, etc.) prior to entering the building.

    As a Magnet School of Visual and Performing Arts, we are dedicated to providing your child with an educational experience designed to develop their unique talents. We need the continued cooperation of our parents, community partners, and stakeholders to ensure that our school continues to shine. We encourage parents to participate in our School Advisory Council (SAC) Meetings, join our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), or serve as a volunteer.

    We are looking forward to having an amazing year for our wonderful students!




    Jocelyn Reid

    Proud Principal