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Spring Break March 27th-31st
Have Fun & Be Safe!

District Announcements
School Year Extended

2016-17 School year extended
Days added due to emergency closures [More]
Welcoming & Safe Schools

Providing welcoming and safe school environments
Superintendent Schlachter's Community Message [More]
Dexter McCarty Middle School Announcements
Frenzi Fundraiser, Thursday, March 23!
Frenzi Frozen Yogurt is hosting a fundraiser benefiting Dexter McCarty!
Frenzi Frozen Yogurt, 234 N. Main Street
Thursday March 23rd
3:00-9:00 p.m.
Wear your McCarty gear and/or show your student ID card & a portion of the proceeds will be donated to our school! For more information, click here!
Track Season for All Students Begins April 3rd!
Track season is almost here! For our Hornets who have been waiting for the spring weather and track season, sign-up forms are ready for you! You may pick them up on the student information table in the commons, in the front office, or from Mr. Hickman. There are multiple forms that must be turned in by our first meeting on March 21st, so get started early. McCarty's track season begins April 3rd! For more information, contact Jeremiah Hickman ( or Darin Nelson (, or via the school office at 503.665.0148.
Track Season Info UPDATED
Spring SUN Program April 10 through June 8, 2017
Come join the fun! The Spring SUN program is offering many activities. Check out the links below for details!
SUN Spring Activity Guide ENG         
SUN Spring Activity Guide SP
SUN Registration Packet ENG
8th Grade Panoramic Photo, Tuesday April 18
8th Graders: Get your smiles ready! Our annual 8th Grade Panoramic photo will be taken Tuesday, April 18th! Order forms will be available soon.
Hornet's Buzz Newsletter
In-District Transfers Accepted March 1-31, 2017
The Gresham-Barlow School District will accept in-district transfer requests for the 2017-2018 school year during the month of March only.  If you live within the district and want your child to attend a Gresham-Barlow school outside of your attendance area, you need to request an in-district transfer.  If your student currently has an in-district transfer and is moving from elementary to middle or middle to high, please submit a new request.
Transfer request forms will be available:
1. The district website:
2. The main office at any GBSD school
3. The district office.

Your completed form can be dropped off at any GBSD school, faxed to 503.261.4553, mailed to the district office at 1331 NW Eastman Parkway, Gresham 97030, or emailed to in time to arrive by March 31, 2017.

You will be notified in writing after review of all requests.  Please note: kindergarten and first grade requests may not be decided upon until late summer after elementary registration. For further information, contact the Gresham-Barlow School District Office at 503-261-4550.
El Distrito Escolar Gresham-Barlow aceptará solicitudes para transferencias dentro del distrito para el año escolar 2017-2018 durante el mes de Marzo solamente.  Si ustedes viven adentro del distrito y quieren que su hijo(a) asista a una de las escuelas de Gresham-Barlow afuera del área de su vecindario, necesitan una solicitud de transferencia del distrito. Si su estudiante tiene una transferencia dentro del distrito corrientemente y pasará de primaria a secundaria o de secundaria a preparatoria ustedes deben entregar una nueva solicitud.  
Formularios de solicitud para transferencias estarán disponibles el Martes 1º de Marzo del 2017 (1) en la oficina principal de cualquier escuela de GBSD, (2) en la oficina del distrito o (3) el sitio web del distrito: vean “Recursos para padres”.  Su formulario completado puede ser dejado en cualquier escuela de GBSD, enviado por FAX al (503) 261-4553, o mandado por correo a la oficina del distrito 1331 NW Eastman Parkway, Gresham 97030 o a  para que llegue en la fecha del 31 de Marzo del 2017.
Ustedes serán notificados por escrito después de haber revisado todas las solicitudes.  Por favor noten:  Solicitudes para kindergarten y primer grado no serán decididos sino hasta finales del verano después de las inscripciones para primaria.  Para mas información por favor contacten a la oficina del Distrito Escolar Gresham-Barlow al 503-261-4550.
Sodexo Ala Carte Selections

Parents/Guardians – Is your student snacking during breakfast or lunch?  If so…is it a “Smart Snack”? At Dexter McCarty​ we ensure that all ala carte snacks and beverages are compliant with the Healthy Hungry Free Kids Act, which means that ala carte items sold during the school day must meet USDA nutritional standards.  During breakfast and lunch, students at our middle schools are offered and allowed to purchase a maximum of two ala carte items to enhance their school meal or their meal from home.   

By providing students additional options during meal service we hope to encourage students to make healthier choices that still provide the nutrition needed to be successful in the classroom.  


If you wish to limit your student from purchasing ala carte snacks, please contact your kitchen manager at


Padre(s)/Guardián(es) - ¿Su estudiante merienda durante el desayuno o el almuerzo? Si es así ... ¿es un Bocadillo Inteligente (Smart Snack?)

En Dexter McCarty, nos aseguramos de que todos los bocadillos y bebidas ala carte cumplan con la Ley de Niños Saludables y Libres de Hambre (Healthy Hungry Free Kids Act), cual significa que los artículos de comida, ala carte, que son vendidos durante el día escolar deben cumplir con los estándares nutricionales del USDA. Durante el desayuno y el almuerzo, nuestros estudiantes de la escuela secundaria se les permite comprar un máximo de dos artículos de comida de ala carta para mejorar su comida escolar o su comida que traen de casa. Al proveerles a nuestros estudiantes opciones adicionales durante el tiempo de comida, esperamos animarlos a tomar decisiones más saludables, cuales proporcionan la nutrición necesaria para tener éxito en clase.


Si desea limitar los bocadillos ala carte que compran su(s) estudiante(s), por favor comuníquese con su gerente de cocina al:


Si gusta asignar restricciones de compras personalizadas, basadas en sus especificaciones. Visite para más información sobre la cuenta de desayuno y almuerzo de su(s) estudiante(s) y el saldo actual en su cuenta.

Revised DMMS 16-17 School Year Calendar
Due to inclement weather closures, the GBSD School Board has added 5 days to our 2016-17 school year calendar. Clink on the links below for new copies.
2016-17 DMMS Revised Calendar - ENG
2016-17 DMMS Revised Calendar - SP
Scrip Program at McCarty
Gresham-Barlow's Scrip fundraising program is a way to help YOU pay student fees while your student is at McCarty! Click on the information below to learn how you can participate!
Scrip Program Info                                  
Scrip Order Forms                                
16-17 Scrip Order Calendar
Norovirus Prevention Tips
A Norovirus strain is expected to hit hard this year. Following is information from our school nurse to help prevent the spread of the Norovirus. The 'stomach bug' (an example; the Norovirus) can cause severe onset of vomiting, diarrhea episodes, dehydration & stomach pain/cramping. The Center for Disease Control recommends: 
  • WASH HANDS for 20 seconds, especially before preparing foods & after toileting
  • CLEAN SURFACES - Use bleach-based cleaner or other disinfectant
  • WASH LAUNDRY - Remove & wash soiled linens and clothes immediately
  • USE GLOVES to pick up soiled materials or when wiping down counters
  • STAY HOME WHEN SICK and stay home 2 days more after symptoms of nausea, vomiting,stomach pain stop.  Avoid contact directly with others, as the norovirus can be spread long after symptoms are gone, up to two weeks.
  • Norovirus Prevention Information
McCarty Students Attending High School Games/Events

We invite & encourage McCarty's students and families to support our high school sports, events, athletes, and artists! Please remember that middle school students must be accompanied by an adult when attending all high school athletic events and activities. In addition, students must be seated in the bleachers. Thank you for your compliance and understanding. GO GOPHERS!!

Student T-Shirt/Hoodie Orders
Show your Hornet Pride!! T-Shirt/Hoodie order forms are available at the Student Info Table in the Commons & HERE!
New Student Registration
Office hours for new student enrollment are 8:00 a.m. 2:30 p.m. 
New Student Checklist for Enrollment
- Completed Registration Packet
- Proof of residency for an address in the Dexter McCarty Middle School attendance area
- Birth Certificate or other acceptable proof of age document (passport, baptismal certificate, etc.)
- Proof of immunization. If student is coming from another state or country, a new form must be completed
   and signed.

Please be prepared to pay school fees prior to the student starting school.

Registration Letter         
New Student Enrollment Packet ENG
New Student Enrollment Packet SP
Free & Reduced Application Due Date Friday, October 21st
Notice to all parents/guardians – Free & Reduced applications from the 2015-2016 school year expired Friday October 21st. If you have not yet completed and submitted a new application for the 2016-2017 school year, please do so either via paper application or online submission at
DMMS Immunization Exemption Rates
Recent legislation now requires schools, including charter schools, to notify parents of their rates of exemption for each immunization required for the grade levels of their school twice a year. Please click the following link to access McCarty's immunization information:
DMMS Immunization Exemption Info 3-2017


Office DEPOT 5% Back to Schools Program - Help our school earn FREE SUPPLIES!
Our school will earn credits equal to 5% of your qualifying school or office supply purchases to use for FREE supplies. You can credit the school year round.
Give our school ID# 70083779 every time you shop at Office Depot.
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