Cairo-Durham High School News
Today at CDMS, right before afternoon dismissal, you or your student may have noticed an increased police presence on campus. We worked with local law enforcement to address a parent situation, and at no point did law enforcement or the district feel there was an immediate danger to our school community.
Regular attendance often leads to greater academic success and lower dropout rates. Therefore, we are increasing our efforts to prevent chronic absenteeism at Cairo-Durham. Over the summer, we evaluated our recent attendance data and began developing a plan to improve student attendance.
In the September 2018: Welcome Back letter, Superintendent Taibi shares news about school safety initiatives, changes to district attendance and transportation policies, and ongoing traffic safety efforts.
Cairo-Durham CSD and Questar III BOCES were recognized by the National School Public Relations Association for excellence in communications. Our traffic safety public service announcement, “Wait, Look and Drive 45,” received a 2018 NSPRA Golden Achievement Award.
If any students & parents/guardians (Grades 7-12) missed the Chromebook Distribution Nights in August, the last opportunity to receive school-issued Chromebook laptops is Monday September 10, 2018, at 6 p.m. Please note that a parent or guardian MUST attend the Chromebook Distribution Night with their child. Students will not be able to take their Chromebooks home unless a parent/guardian is present.
We are pleased to welcome two School Resource Officers (SROs) to our campuses this year. Deputies Joanne Rivera and Steven Espel from the Greene County Sheriff’s Department will be present in Cairo-Durham schools five days a week during the upcoming school year.
New safety measures are coming to Cairo-Durham CSD this fall. Effective September 2018, our schools will implement the Raptor Visitor Management System, which requires all school visitors to show photo ID.