Superintendent Monthly Message (English)


Dear Dayton Families,                                                                                            August 11, 2022

The 2022-2023 school year is just around the corner. I hope everyone is having a great summer and is eager for the return to school. I know many of our students took advantage of our summer school offerings and staff was happy and excited to spend time helping students learn.

Our staff have been hard at work all summer cleaning the buildings and getting them ready for staff and students to return in just a few short weeks. In order to smooth the transition from the grade school to the junior high school and the junior high school to the high school we are having the 6th and 9th grade students begin school on Tuesday September 6, 2022. This means that students in grades 7 through 8 and grades 10 through 12 will start school on Wednesday September 7, 2022. This will give the 6th and 9th grade students a day to orient themselves and get acquainted with their new teachers and buildings.

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome some new team members to Pirate Nation. Richard Ceder, DHS/DJH Principal; Jeff Taylor, DHS/DJH Assistant Principal – Athletic Director; Sarah Crocker, DGS Teacher; Jeremy Bione, DJH Science Teacher; TR McShane, DJH PE/Health; Frank Baumholtz, DHS PE; Bobby Nylen, DHS Science; Shelly Galusha, DHS Science; Ashley Brown, District Office Secretary; We do still have some additional positions to hire.

Kindergarten Kickstart August 22-25, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at Dayton Grade School

Student Registration at the JH/HS will take place on Thursday August 25, from 8 am to 8 pm and on Friday August 26, from 8 am to 8 pm.

Dayton Grade School School Supply Drop Off will take place from 3:30 to 5:30 on Thursday September 1, 2022 at Dayton Grade School.

Masks will continue to be optional for staff and students in our buildings and on our campus. We do expect everyone's individual choice to wear a mask or not to be respected and welcomed. We will continue to monitor the CDC website and work with the Yamhill County Health Department on our responses as conditions change. You can find our COVID-19 management plan on the right side of the district website.

We are looking forward to a very exciting and successful school year filled with learning. We look forward to seeing the amazing things our students will accomplish this school year. We are extremely thankful to the community for your continued support. Go Pirates!


Steven Sugg


Dayton School District

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