Deer Lakes

School District

Principals' Message

Hello Middle School Students and Families, 

We are so excited to welcome everyone back for the 2020-2021 school year.  2020 is proving to be a year like no other.  In order to best meet the needs of all of our middle school students there are 3 learning tracks we are offering.  Whether you are learning with us through our DL[email protected] track at home, our in-person hybrid model, or the Lancer Academy we want you to know that we are here to support you.  If at any time you choose to change learning tracks, please contact us and we can discuss how the transition process works.  

Important things to know about the DLMS 2020-2021 school year:

  • New start and end to our day: Tardy bell at 10:30 am- 3:30 dismissal

    • Students in the Green group will have in person classes on Monday and Tuesday.

    • Students in the Gold group will have in person classes on Thursday and Friday.

    • All students will have remote learning classes on Wednesday’s. 

  • 3 week period rotation, with 2 classes offered remote each week

  • Students are cohorted.  Teachers move from classroom to classroom.

  • Students will be socially distanced in classrooms and the cafeteria. 

  • No lockers will be used at this time.  This will be re-evaluated when cold weather returns. 
    Students are allowed to bring a book bag to carry items to school and can be left in the classroom. 

  • A daily wellness check should be completed each day through the use of the Skyward system. 

We realize there are a lot of changes occurring for this school year. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact DLMS.


Dr. Samantha Abate
Asst. Principal and Transportation Director,
Deer Lakes Middle School
[email protected]
724.265.5300 Ext. 3622
David T. Campos
 Principal, Deer Lakes Middle School
[email protected]
724.265.5300 Ext. 3621