August 17, 2022

Welcome back to school!

Student Schedules and Home Access

We can’t stress this enough…PLEASE make sure to update all information in Home Access.  We need correct contact information (phone and email) for parents/guardians.

Reporting Absences

All student absences should be reported through the School Messenger Safe Arrival App. Same as last year, Safe Arrival is expected to be THE PRIMARY means parents report absences for ALL students.
Safe Arrival – Absence Reasons for Parents to Select:
1. Personal or Family Illness or Injury (MED)
2. Medical or Dental Appt (MED)
3. COVID-19 Positive (CVD)
4. COVID-19 Symptoms (CVD)
5. Religious Holiday (REL)
6. Bereavement (FUR)
7. Mental Health Day (MHD)
8. Quarantine (QUA)
9. Other Reason (UNX)

Yearbook Information

Back to School BEST YEARBOOK DEAL of the 22-23 year! If you intend to buy a 2022-2023 Darby yearbook, right now is the best (cheapest) time to do so. The current offer and pricing will change at the end of September. ***Jostens offers a payment plan option if needed.

We are a fall delivery yearbook. The 2021-2022 yearbooks will be distributed during Homecoming week. Details will be sent when we are closer to that date.

CLASS OF 23: Senior pictures are due to the yearbook by December 8, 2022. PLEASE check out our website with all the info you need.

PTO

Open House is Monday, August 22nd, stop by our table and say hello!

Our First Cookie Day is September 8th – Please consider donating cookies and for the first time since March 2022, we have no restrictions as to how many parents can attend cookie day.  So feel free to sign up and help at cookie day from 10 am – 1 pm.

Our first meeting is Monday, September 12th at 6 pm in the Media Center. More information will be available soon.

Athletics

The Athletic Department is using a new platform for online ticketing this year, GoFan!  All tickets will be done electronically, there are no cash sales at the gates. We are encouraging all families to take advantage of the family passes that we offer. These passes get families, adults, and/or students into all home athletic events at Darby/Heritage for the entire year. A student pass is $55 + fees and it’s good for the entire school year for all home events at Darby/Heritage. It’s a GREAT DEAL!  Please visit our website to purchase these passes . This is the same site where you can purchase individual tickets throughout the year for home events. There are step by step directions on the webpage if you need any extra help with the process. We appreciate your support and we hope to see you at our athletic events. Go Panthers!!!

Important Dates

August 22 – Darby Open House, 7-9 pm
September 5 – No School – Labor Day
September 24 – Homecoming Dance
October 14 – End 1st Nine Weeks
October 21 – No School
November 8th – No School – Prof Development Day for Staff
November 23-25 No School – Thanksgiving Break
December 8 – Senior Photos Due to Yearbook
December 19 – January 2nd Winter Break
January 15 – No School
February 17 – No School
February 20 – No School
March 31 – April 7 Spring Break
April 29 – Prom
May 2 – No School – Prof Development Day for Staff
May 24 – Darby Graduation
May 26 – Last Day of School