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

First Day of School

We are excited to see you again Tuesday, September 8th at 8:30. If you need your students google meet nickname please look at the staff directory or your student's Schoology page. Special area google meet nicknames can be found with their schedule.  Please remember that all students should be logging in with their BCPS credentials. Check out the tech tricks and tips if you need help.

Virtual Back to School Night- Tues. Sept. 15th 5:00 PM-6:30 PM

 The general session will be hosted on Microsoft Teams. After the general session all families will be encouraged to log out of Microsoft Teams and log into your child's classroom on Google Meets (remember you will have to log in with BCPS username). All teacher Google Meet nicknames can be found in the staff directory. 

 5:00pm-5:35pm – Principal’s Message/General Session 

  • Introduction of Staff
  • Overview of School Day/Expectations
  • Update on Devices
  • Title I Budget
  • Support Opportunities Available for Families 
+1 301-960-8406   United States, Silver Spring (Toll)
Conference ID: 311 170 966#
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5:40pm- 6:00pm- Rotation #1 (log off from Microsoft Teams and log onto your child's BCPS One using the teacher nickname for Google Meet session)·      

6:10pm-6:30pm Rotation #2 (make sure you are still signed into bcps account and log into the teachers Google Meet using their nickname)

Tuesday Talk Sessions

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- Starting Tuesday, August 4, 2020- Tuesday, September 22, 2020

o   These Microsoft Teams sessions will be facilitated by one of Dogwood's administrators.

o   The purpose of the Teams is for parents to ask questions, share input about what virtual structures are working, request any needed supports, and share any other concerns. 

o   There will be a consistent 9 am and 3 pm Microsoft Team meeting held of each Tuesday starting on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. - Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020.


Important Information
for the 2020-2021
Virtual School Year


 Reminder: Weeks where there are no holidays (ex. Labor Day) students will log onto Google Meets for instruction on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Wednesday's are reserved for targeted small groups (special educator, ESOL, etc.) and teacher professional development. Students will be responsible for completing independent school work assigned by their teacher on Wednesdays. 

 Provided School Supplies

Kindergarten Gradual Entry Schedule

Kindergarten Gradual Entry Letter


Tech Tips and Tricks for Parents


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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Stop Bullying Stop Sign

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

Inclement Weather Policy Picture

***Please check BCPS website to check out school closings and delays for inclement weather. ***

BCPS One Picture

Don't forget to sign up for BCPS One

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