E-Mail Newsletters

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 October:

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.


October 9-11 - 7th & 8th Girls Basketball Tryouts
October 10 - Picture Re-takes
October 10 - Jog A Thon pledges due
October 12 - Jog A Thon prize assembly
October 13 - End of 1st Quarter at DIS
October 20 - 1st Quarter Report Cards sent home
October 25-31 - Red Ribbon Dress Up Days
October 26-28 - Panther Girls Basketball Tournament
October 31 - 8th Grade Field trip to CSUC - Pumpkin Drop
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.

Health Office Alert

Alert for parents of current 6th grade students for

 7th grade entry commencing August 2017

California state law requires all entering 7th grade students provide proof of a Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) booster immunization by the FIRST DAY of 2017-18 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 2017-18 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


Nicky McKinney-Brown,Health Aide

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