Keep up-to-date with news and events at Durham Intermediate School with our messages from Mrs. Fox. Click a link below to view current and back notices:
Week at a glance

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Make sure the school has your correct email address so you can receive the DIS Newsletter and notices electronically! We email it to you for your convenience. This will save postage for the school as well.

If you need a printed copy, they will be available in the DIS office.
Updates and Reminders for the month of January & February:
Every Monday will be a shortened day for collaborative meetings.  All Durham Intermediate students will be dismissed at 2:00pm every Monday.
Tuesday-Friday students will be released at 3:00pm.


January 11 - Quarter 2 Report Cards sent home
January 17-19 - 7/8 Boys Basketball to Maywood Tournament
January 21 - No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
January 24-26 - Rene Brandol Classic Basketball Tournament in Durham
February 14 - Quarter 3 Progress Reports
February 15-18 - No School - Presidents' Day Holiday
February 26 - Shady Creek 6th grade Parent Orientation - Room 1 @ 5:00pm
Durham Intermediate School does not have supervision for students before 7:45am.  Please do not drop off students at the DIS site before 7:45am.  If you must bring your child to school before that time, take them to the DES cafeteria where they can be supervised.  Durham Intermediate does not have supervision after school.  Please make sure students are picked up, ride the bus, or walk home when school is over.  Our regular school day ends at 3:00pm.

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Alert for parents of current 6th grade students for

 7th grade entry commencing August 2019

California state law requires all entering 7th grade students provide proof of a Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) booster immunization by the FIRST DAY of 2019-20 school year. In 2013 there were 29 confirmed cases of pertussis (whooping cough) in Butte County.  The vaccine is important to protect your child and also others in the community, especially infants under the age of 1 year who are too young to receive the vaccine. If you choose to exempt your child from the immunization requirement you will need to submit a parental waiver form signed by you and a health care provider.

Do ALL entering 7th grade students need to get the pertussis immunization?
Yes. Unless they have an exemption, all students going into 7th grade must have proof of having had the Tdap booster shot. This includes current students, new students and transfer students in both public and private schools. Many students have already received the vaccine and simply need to supply proof to the school, so check with your doctor or provider.  Under current law, schools do not have the option to provide a grace period. All entering 7th grade students will need to show proof of Tdap immunization or submit an exemption before starting the 2019-20 school year.

Please send a copy of the booster shot record to DIS office when it is completed.  Questions? Call the health office at 895-4697 ext 224, or check this website:


                        Shots for Schools


Micaela Mercado, Nurse