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Back to School

Here's your back to school guide to get prepared for another great year in Deer Creek! 

Residency Verification 

All students will need to successfully complete the residency verification process before they will be given their class assignment(s) for the school year. Residency Verification for 2024-2025 will open on July 25, 2024.

More information about Residency Verification

New Students

Do you have a new student coming to Deer Creek this year?

get enrolled 

Transportation

All parents/guardians of bus riders should download the My Ride K-12 app to view bus routes and tracking information. Parents/guardians will need to re-add their students to their My Ride K-12 account.

Routes will be ready to view on the My Ride K-12 app in August, before school starts. 

Information for car riders and walkers will be communicated by the principals of each school ahead of the first day. 

Learn More about Deer Creek Transportation

Class & Teacher Assignments

Deer Creek High School

DCHS Schedule pick up day is on August 7. Students will be able to view their classes at this time.

Deer Creek Middle School

DCMS Schedule pick up day is on August 6. Students will be able to view their classes at this time. 

Deer Creek Intermediate

DCIS Schedule pick up day is on August 12 beginning at 8 a.m. Students will be able to view their classes and meet their teachers at this time. 

deer creek 4th & 5th grade center

4th Grade Meet the Teacher: August 12 (8:00 - 11:00 a.m.)

5th Grade Meet the Teacher: August 12 (12:00 - 3:00 p.m.)

Elementary Schools

All elementary schools will host their Meet the Teacher events on August 12 from 3 - 6 p.m. This includes Pre-K. 

More information about these events will be communicated by the principals closer to August. 

School Supplies

Find your child's school supply list below: 

Deer Creek Middle School

Deer Creek Intermediate

Deer Creek 4th & 5th Grade Center

Deer Creek Elementary

Grove Valley Elementary

Prairie Vale Elementary

Rose Union Elementary

Spring Creek Elementary

Deer Creek High School does not have school supplies list, but your child will be notified of necessary classroom supplies during the first week of school. 

MySchoolBucks

MySchoolBucks is the Deer Creek Schools online payment system.

Create your free account today to easily pay for your student’s fees, dues, merchandise and more online or on-the-go with the mobile app.

Get Ready to Use MySchoolBucks:

  1. Go to myschoolbucks.com or download the mobile app

  2. Create your free account and add your students using their school name / student ID

  3. Add school items or invoices to your cart

  4. Check out using your credit / debit card or electronic check

 

Device Protection Plan

On August 1,  all students who receive Chromebooks (grades 5 - 12) will be automatically invoiced $35 for the Device Protection Plan (DPP) through MySchoolBucks. After September 1, the price of the DPP increases to $75.

Pre-K - 4th graders will be able to go into the MySchoolBucks school store to purchase protection for the iPads, if needed.  

If you choose not to purchase the Device Protection Plan, the invoice will stay on your account for the entirety of the school year. 

School Year Calendar

First Day of School: August 14
School starts one hour later than normal on this day!

Last Day of School: May 22

No School DAYS

  • September 2
  • October 17, 18 & 21
  • November 25 -29
  • December 23 - January 3
  • January 6 (No School for Students) 
  • January 20 
  • February 17
  • March 14 - 21
  • April 18 
Remote Learning Days
  • August 30
  • November 22
  • February 14 

View our district calendar online anytime. 

Free & Reduced Lunch Application

There are countless benefits to completing the Free & Reduced Lunch Application. We encourage all families to do so as soon as possible! 

Access the Form

Child Nutrition

Learn about meal prices, how to add money to your child's lunch account and view our menus online. 

Child Nutrition.

Student Health

Take a moment to review the following Student Health reminders: 

When to Keep Your Sick Child Home

Immunization Reminders & Exemption Form

Helpful District Contacts

Save this page to find who to contact for future questions you may have! 

Helpful District Contacts

School Hours

School Site Start and End Times

Site

Start Time
(M, T, TH. F)

End Time
 Rose Union Pre-K 8:35 a.m 3:25 p.m.
 Deer Creek Elementary Pre-K & Grove Valley Pre-K 8:55 a.m. 3:45 p.m.
 Elementary K-3 Grade 8:55 a.m. 3:45 p.m.
4th &5th Grade Center 7:30 a.m. 2:20 p.m.
 Intermediate School (6th Grade) 7:30 a.m.  2:20 p.m.
Middle & High School 8:15 a.m. 3:10 p.m.

*** Every Wednesday is Late Start. All students report to school 1 hour later than original start time.  Bus pick up times are 1 hour later. End times on Late Start Wednesdays remain the same. ***
 

Substitute in Deer Creek 

Substitutes are an integral and invaluable part of our school community. Consider making a difference today by supporting our students and faculty by becoming a Deer Creek substitute. 

Substitutes choose the jobs and the days they work, making it the perfect job for those looking for a flexible schedule. Learn More About Subbing in DC

Communication

Emails

Deer Creek administrators regularly email our parents/guardians, including a weekly newsletter sent from each school and the district. If you believe you are not receiving these messages once the school year starts, please double-check your contact preferences and information in Infinite Campus. If you continue to have issues, contact your school site.

Social Media

Be sure to follow us on social media to stay updated on the great things happening in our schools: 

Annual Reminders

Deer Creek School District utilizes a broadcast messaging and notification system to communicate with families. There are three channels within the system: phone call, email and text message. 

It is imperative that parents review their communication preferences in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal to ensure they opt-in to the various communication channels. In the event you believe you are not receiving our district or school emails, please double check the information on your Parent Portal and contact your child’s school site for assistance. 

Crisis communications are usually tiered; the first communication briefly summarizes the situation and follow-up communications provide more details, if necessary and/or appropriate. Communications are usually only sent to the school(s) affected. We will also use social media to communicate emergency messages if needed, only after and in addition to our mass notifications via phone call, text, and email. 

Communications do not share discipline details for the individuals involved, as we are obligated to protect the rights and privacy of our students and staff due to state and federal privacy laws.  

Generally, we do not send broadcast messages for student medical emergencies, fire/tornado drills, or other situations where there is no threat to student or staff safety. First responder presence at a building does not necessarily indicate an emergency. Our first responders visit our schools regularly for drills, training, classroom visits, and more.

Important Dates

School principals will send regular emails about important events to attend throughout the school year. This calendar outlines schedule pick up days, open houses, meet the teacher, and other back to school events. 

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat/Sun
Mon, Jul 1
Tue, Jul 2
Wed, Jul 3
Sat, Jul 6
Sun, Jul 7
Mon, Jul 8
Tue, Jul 9
Wed, Jul 10
Thu, Jul 11
Sat, Jul 13
Sun, Jul 14
Mon, Jul 15
Tue, Jul 16
Wed, Jul 17
Thu, Jul 18
Fri, Jul 19
Sat, Jul 20
Sun, Jul 21
Mon, Jul 22
Tue, Jul 23
Wed, Jul 24
Fri, Jul 26
Sat, Jul 27
Sun, Jul 28
Mon, Jul 29
Tue, Jul 30
Wed, Jul 31
Thu, Aug 1
Fri, Aug 2
Sat, Aug 3
Sun, Aug 4

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