Welcome to Dogwood Elementary

Welcome to Dogwood Elementary School

       The mission of Dogwood Elementary School is to provide a meaningful, diverse foundation where our students become academically and socially driven lifelong learners through the effective use of 21st century technology and tools. To carry out our mission, we will create and maintain a safe, caring, supportive, and productive educational community where as partners we work toward our shared goal of "Success for All Students." All of our teachers at Dogwood Elementary School are highly qualified and with their help we will ensure that all children meet the challenging state academic standards.

Our shared vision guides the Dogwood Elementary School community learning journey. Recognizing the power of human potential in a school culture that is characterized by mutual respect, we seek to develop and provide an atmosphere that nurtures productive and effective learners. Adults model positive attitudes fundamental to lifelong learning, civil responsibility, and the development of healthy social relationships.

Recent News

Dogwood ES Reopening Parent Meeting Open SessionsStarting Wed. Feb. 10, 2021 – Wed. March 24, 2021

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As stated in the BCPS Reopening plan, families who have selected virtual learning or not responded to the return to school survey, will have ongoing opportunities to update their choices and choose in-person hybrid learning. Our staff will be able to accommodate requests, make necessary arrangements and work with transportation (if applicable) to ensure a smooth transition back to school. The schedule below is in alignment with the phased re-entry to school.
If you would like to return to hybrid in-person learning, please submit your request at:  


Parent Hybrid Selection

Form 

 

Please use the schedule below to identify request date windows and hybrid learning start dates for students.  The specific start dates will be cohort dependent (Cohort A- Mondays and Cohort B- Thursdays). Families will receive a cohort assignment message before the first day of school.

 

Audience

Request Date Window

(Window closes at 5:00 pm on Fridays)

Start Dates

(Start dates applicable to the start day ofthe individual phases)

Phase 1 - Public Separate Day Schools and

Phase 2- Pre- School through

Grade 2

Survey window- February 5

Week of March 1

February 6- February 19

Week of March 8

February 20 – March 5

Week of March 22

March 6 – March 12

Week of April 6

Phase 3 – OGE Special Education programs Grades 3 -5 and Select CTE programs

Survey window- February 12

Week of March 15

February 13- February 26

Week of March 22

February 27 – March 12

Week of April 6

Phase 4- Grades 3 through 12

Survey window – March 12

Week of March 22 (Grades 6 & 9 only)

Week of April 6

ALL

March 13 – March 26

Week of April 19

March 27- April 9

Week of May 3

April 10 – April 23

Week of May 17

April 24 – May 7

Week of May 31

 

Families must fill out a separate form for each student returning to hybrid learning using the school-specific form. Return to learning form links can be found on school websites. A member of our staff will contact you if we have any questions. Thank you and we look forward to your return!

 

Ms. Johari Toe  
jtoe@bcps.org
410-887-6808

COVID -19 Health Screening Form-

Mandatory for Hybrid Learning 



Dogwood Reentry Snapshot


  Bus Routes and Times


Report Card Information

  • Starting February 11, 2021 at 4 p.m., report cards for the first and second quarter will be in ourFocus system.
  • Students and families can log in to Focus using the student’s login information in the student portal. 
  • Directions are available and the process can be viewed in a video with words or without words.
  • Parents may also request a paper copy of the report card mailed to their home by contacting their child’s school. 
      

 Troubleshooting tips:

  • Ensure user is adding @bcps.org at the end of the username.
  • Ensure the user is in CHROME.
  • Ensure the user has clicked the grey Sign-in with Microsoft button.
  • If problem continues to persist, go to portal.office.com and log out – close all browser windows.
  • Open a new CHROME browser and go to: https://baltimore.focusschoolsoftware.com/focus/
  • Click sign in with Microsoft button
  • Enter bcps credentials
  • Ensure school employees are not signing into their own instances of Focus but using their student’s credentials.
  • Clear cache in browser.



Device Issues-
Breaks, Key Malfunctions, Cracked Screen, or Blank Screens

  • If you are experiencing any technical difficulties with your BCPS issued device, please contact the help desk by doing the following:
  • The Help Desk will direct you on how to swap out your child's device if needed. 





                             
Parent Overview of Math and ELA


      
School Progress Plan


All BCPS schools are still closed due to COVID-19. Therefore, only a limited amount of staff are available in the building. The phones will be answered between 8:30am-3:30pm. Registration, withdrawals, and all other matters will be handled virtually unless expressly directed by an administrator. 


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Need to fill out a bullying or intimidation form, please click below.
BCPS Bullying Harassment or Intimidation Form




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