Homeschool Newsletter
Posted on 08/29/2018

DSIS Homeschool Newsletter


September 4, 2019

Here is our first DSIS Homeschool newsletter for the year.  Hopefully this, and future newsletters, serve to inform you about upcoming DSIS activities.  We plan to send out subsequent newsletters at the beginning and middle of each month. This information will be posted on our school website.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

Upcoming Dates:


  • 3rd – Workshops and Classes Begin at DSIS this week

  • 14 and 15 - ELP Training for Adult Volunteers 

  • 17th - Tomales Bay Miwok ELP trip - permission slips and driving forms due date

  • 17th - Back to School Night 

5-6PM Homeschool in North Wing and 6-7PM Secondary in Library

School Garden Thank You!

Thank you to the Joyce family, the Guardado family, the Baas family, the Boutin Olotka family, the Rejmanek(ova) family, Cathy Bucher, the Forcella York family, Amy Thomson, Shaney Whitbeck, Diane Rubin, and Rob Kinder for all of your help in our school garden this summer! If you have not already done so also check out the new decomposed granite covered area. We are looking forward to using this space as an outdoor classroonm and as a space homeschool families can work together when you are here. The garden is such a wonderful place for learning, growing food and connecting with one another and nature. It is so nice to start our school year off with the garden area in such nice shape and ready for planting.

Site Council New Members Needed

Please consider becoming a member of our school site council.  Our council consists of members of staff, parents, and students who meet about once a month to help guide our school. You can get information about the DSIS School Site Council on our school website  If you are interested in becoming a member please talk to the DSIS office staff or send an email.  Cathy and Amy are happy to help. 

Bike To School Program – DSIS participates in the Bike/Walk/Skateboard program. Our kiosk, where students check in each time they ride their bike to school (or arrive other than by car), is the same one in the main office, used to sign in when you first enter our school. We have information about how to sign up on our website.  In addition, Shaney in the DSIS main office, can help you with signing up and/or answer your questions.

Tomales Bay State Park ELP 

We are thrilled about getting ready for our Environmental Living Program (ELP) to learn about the Miwok people.  The overnight field trip will take place on October 10-11th. Please be sure to talk to your DSIS teacher to learn more. Our field trip paperwork is all due on September 17th for this trip.  We hope you can join us on our adventure. 

Driver Forms Online

Davis Joint Unified School District has moved the field trip driving forms to online.  We are all then able to input our insurance information as needed. Below is the link to the website:

Fun Friday Calendar

  • Sept. 6 - Getting to Know one another games

  • Sept. 13 - Chromebooks - Intro. and activities 

  • Sept. 20 - Gardening 

Save These November Dates

DSIS has a tradition of holding two school-wide events we hope your family will be able to join us for.  Please mark your calendars for November 14th: Apple Pie Day and November 21st: Thanksgivng Potluck Feast Lunch.  More information to come as we get closer to the dates.

We apologize if you have received this email by mistake. Please let us know and we will remove you from the list.


Thank You,

Cathy Bucher and Amy Thomson