Principal's Message

  • 2021-2022 School Year

    Dear Dorena Students, Guardians, and our Dorena Community,

    I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all students and families to Dorena School. I hope you have all had a wonderful summer and are feeling as excited and motivated as we are to enter into the 2021-2022 school year. I know that as we enter another year in a Pandemic there might be more questions than answers and that things can change along the way, but we are in this together.

    As we have navigated last year’s obstacles and this year’s challenges, we have learned a lot and created amazing partnerships with you all to ensure that our students get the education that they deserve. We strive for all of our families to feel welcome and heard as we plan together for our student’s success. Part of this success is having open communication between the home and school. Some opportunities for families to be a vital member of their student’s educational team is to communicate regularly with your child’s teacher (email, class dojo, REMIND, or phone calls). Also be sure to ask questions when you have them or voice concerns as they come up. Families can show their support by attending school functions or joining our parent club. If you want more hands-on involvement, be sure to ask about requirements to volunteer at our school.

    As it is our goal to ensure that all families feel welcome and heard, as is our goal for our students. Our passionate staff here at Dorena work hard together to help students feel safe, cared for, and know that they all belong. We focus on building strong school and classroom communities where we are all kind to one another and accepting of each other’s differences.  We focus on relationships based on care and trust to foster healthy social and emotional learning. We also focus on a belief that it is our main job, to always do, what is best for kids. We want all of our students to achieve at high levels in all areas such as Math, Reading, Writing, but also Social and Emotional growth.  To do this we will meet all students where they are at, give them the evidence-based instruction that they need, routinely monitor their progress, and celebrate their individual growth.

    Thank you all for your continued partnerships and support. We welcome you all to the new school year, together we can make it a great one! 



    Devin Pixton

    Dorena School Principal