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Welcome to Dawson

Welcome to the Dawson family! We're excited for your family to join us. This page provides important information, links and resources to help answer your pertinent questions while you acclimate to our community.

Required Forms

In June 2024, all Dawson families will receive the updated list of the required forms and documents for the 2024-2025 school year.

For details about immunization requirements, annual physicals, and medication forms for the current school year, visit the Nurse's Corner in the Family Portal.

General Information

MyDawson & Canvas

MyDawson is our school portal and student information system. It will be your main resource for accessing school calendars and other important details such as schedule and rosters. New families will receive your MyDawson login information in the summer or upon enrollment for those entering mid-year.

Canvas is our learning management system. It is your K-8 student's one-stop shop for their assignments, lessons, and classroom-related information.

Dennis Uniforms Reminder

Middle School Electives

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Explore the Fall 2024 electives, clubs & voice groups catalog.

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Bear Summer Experience

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Register for the Bear Summer Experience.

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Summer Reading

As a Challenge Success school, we encourage students to use their summer break to rest and rejuvenate. Ideally, summer is a gift of time when children can explore new hobbies and interests, enjoy the outdoors, read for fun, and foster deeper connections with family and friends. The learning that happens through these experiences is as important as the skills and content learned during the school year.

We invite students to participate in our “Legendary Landscapes” showcase over the summer. Students can email pictures of themselves enjoying various books in creative places during the break, such as a treehouse, at the beach, or any exciting location around the globe! This initiative challenges students to enjoy a variety of authors and illustrators across different genres, and the photos will be shared within our community when students return to school in the fall. Please email photos to:

A voracious love of reading is always a major priority for Dawson, and our summer reading assignments include diverse literature and choice options. Below is the required summer reading by grade level.

Questions? Please contact Ivette Garcia-Gonzalez for rising grades 1-4 and Jen Dermer for rising grades 5-8. We encourage our students to read daily over the summer break and allow diverse book selections to take them on interesting journeys and adventures.