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DES Families, 

School pictures are coming soon! This year to accommodate our blended and remote schedules, we will hold school pictures on Monday, Sept. 28 and Tuesday, Sept. 29 at Du Quoin Elementary School. Full time remote learners with last names A-L may come for pictures on Mon., Sept. 28 between 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM. Full time remote learners with last names M-Z may come Tues., Sept. 29 from 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM. All students will have their picture made as these are the photos used for our yearbook. Students will remove their mask after being set up for the photo. If you would rather they not remove their mask, please contact your teacher with the request to keep the mask on for the photo. If your student or family is in isolation or quarantine during our school pictures days, do not come to school. We will have make-up pictures later in the school year. If ordering pictures, the student order forms were sent home and are available in the office. If you need another order form, just call the office and we will send it home with your student. If you would like to order pictures online, navigate to and enter our Picture Day ID: EVTDMRF8Q  

With fall weather coming soon we have a few reminders about jackets and other outerwear. Please write your student's name in everything they will wear or bring to school. This greatly reduces the lost and found items and helps us return belongings to students more quickly when found. 

As a reminder, we did reach midterm of the 1st quarter last Friday, Sept. 11. We encourage all 1st-4th grade families to login to your TeacherEase account and check your child's grades. Click on each grade listed by subject to review assignments. Please contact your teacher if missing assignments are listed to get those on the completed list. 

Finally, if you haven't already registered your student for the PTO fundraiser, we encourage you to do that this week. A video explanation of how to register on a computer or a phone are included below.  The fundraiser runs through Sept. 28 and all orders are online with shipping to the buyer's homes. 

How to Register on Computer

How to Register on Phone

With Papoose Pride, 

Diana Rea, Principal