• Welcome to Diamond Elementary School
  • Home of the Gators
  • South Carolina/Fort Stewart School District
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  • Mailing Address
  • Diamond Elementary School
  • 482 Davis Ave
  • Fort Stewart, GA 31315
  • Principal: Brenda Gilchrist
  • Asst Principal: Christie Cook
  • Phone: (912) 876-5797
  • Fax: (912) 876-8350

DoDEA Mission Statement

Educate, Engage, and Empower Each student to succeed in a dynamic world.

Diamond Elementary School Vision Statement

Diamond Elementary School is a collaborative community committed to engaging students in purposeful learning while promoting student achievement.

CONUS Educational Options Assessment

The Department has initiated a study, CONUS Education Options Assessment (CEOA) by the National Defense Research Institute (RAND). The objective of the study is to recommend options that most effectively balance cost, quality and implementation considerations. Click here to learn more.

Universal Free Breakfast!

The Ft. Stewart Schools now offer Universal Free Breakfast. See the flyer for details.

GradeSpeed Parent Connection

GradeSpeed is the DoDEA adopted program for teachers grades 4 through 6 to submit grades into the School Information System. ParentConnection will provide parents/sponsors access to student grades anywhere in the world with Internet access. The GradeSpeed program has a variety of special features to facilitate teacher grade reporting and parent-to-teacher communication. Parents will need to self-enroll online, and then access will be granted by the school.

Click here to access the GradeSpeed Parent brochure online, then follow the directions to create an account. If you have questions please email our Education Technologist at michelle.myers@am.dodea.edu.

Diamond Elementary is a STEM School

STEM education is the intentional interdisciplinary approach to learning where the core curriculum is coupled with real-world, project-based learning using the Engineering Design Process to develop STEM Literacy. Please email Ms. Simons for further information regarding the STEM program at Diamond Elementary.

*Media Resources for Students and Parents

Click here for media, library and research links

Student Attendance Policy Implemented

DoDEA implemented a new student attendance policy. Please click here for more information. Student attendance will be designated according to the minutes they are in attendance, please click here for more information.

No Early Sign Outs Permitted - Dismissal Reminder

Parents, there will be no early sign outs permitted 30 minutes prior to dismissal. Please click here for more information.

Student's Rights and Responsibilities

DoDEA Administrative Instruction 2051.02, “Student Rights and Responsibilities,” effective SY 2012-13.  The link to the instruction on the DoDEA regulations website is provided here

Please note the rights retained by students listed in the policy section, which include the right to a safe school environment (free from bullying, harassment, etc.), the right to a public education of high quality, First Amendment rights, and right to fair and appropriate discipline.  There is also a mutual courtesy and respect requirement.

This Administrative Instruction incorporates the Equal Access policy pertaining to student-led, noncurriculum-related groups.  It also provides requirements for students such as; to comply with the standards for student behavior outlined in school policy and procedures, refrain from disruptive conduct, and respect the rights and human dignity of other students and school employees. Other areas covered include student dress code, freedom of expression, search and seizure, and student complaints.     

DoDEA Adopts Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics for K-12

Parents, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) has adopted the Common Core State Standards, which provides us with an opportunity to embark on bold pathways that will position our students for success in college and careers.

Please click here to view the memorandum for DoDEA Parents. To learn more about the Common Core State Standards, please visit http://www.corestandards.org/. The National Parent Teacher Association also has resources for parents on the Common Core State Standards, please visit http://www.pta.org/common_core_state_standards.asp.

Receiving Electronic Copies of the Weekly Diamond Gator Gram Parent Newsletter

Parents, our Gator Gram weekly newsletter is sent electronically via email to the primary parent email address we have in our student database. The primary parent email is NOT required to be the sponsor's military email address.

If you are not receiving an electronic copy of the Gator Gram via email, please contact our school registrar to update your family's email address, which could be a Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL, etc., email address.

Also, please add the Diamond Gator Gram to your email contact list so our weekly Diamond Gator Gram parent newsletter will not be sent to your Spam Folder.

Our Gator Gram is also posted to our school website by clicking on the Newsletter (PDF) link on this page.

DDESS Newsroom

Please click here to read up to date news releases from DDESS

PTO

The PTO needs parent volunteers! For Volunteer Forms, please click here.

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Mark Your Calendars!

   
1 - 30 Apr Month of the Military Child
4 Apr STEMposium
10 Apr Early Release - CSI
14-18 Apr NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
24 Apr
Early Release - PD
  Administrative Professional Appreciation Day
25 Apr Q4 Interim Progress Reports - K-6
  Star Student 8:30AM Cafeteria
1 May Early Release - PLC
5 - 9 May Teacher Appreciation Week
6 May Teacher Appreciation Day/National Nurses Day
6 - 12 May Nurse Appreciation Week
7 May Military Spouse Appreciation Day
8 May Early Release - CSI
  4th Grade Program 4PM
   
2013-14 Supply List
2013-14 School Calendar
2013-14 Handbook-Corrected Calendar

School Schedule

Grades K - 6

M-T-W-F
  • School Starts: 8:00
  • Tardy Bell: 8:01-8:10
  • Dismissal:  2:45
Thursdays **
  • School Starts: 8:00
  • Tardy Bell: 8:01-8:10
  • Dismissal: 1:30

PreK Schedule

M-T-W-F
  • AM: 8:00-10:35
  • PM: 12:10-2:45
Thursdays **
  • AM: 8:00-10:10
  • PM: 11:20-1:30

** Please note that Thursdays are Early Release days

Review the Student Attendance Designations for specific minutes missed by students and how these minutes are coded as a portion of the day absent or full day absence.

Bus Schedule

Parents, please click here for the updated Diamond Bus Schedule.

Gradespeed ParentConnect Info Available Now!

  • Parent Connection is for parents who have students in grades 4-6 only!
  • To enroll in Parent Connection to view your student or students grades go to http://dodea.gradespeed.net.

    Click on Parent, then at bottom right click here to sign up!

Note: The DoDEA Parent Connect Portal is an online tool that allows students, parents, and guardians to monitor DoDEA students progress. It will provide instant access to DoDEA student grades and other information anytime and anywhere.

Lunch Prepay

Parents, you may sign-up for Lunch Prepay to pay on your child/ren's meal account. Please see the school registrar or cafeteria cash clerk for your child/ren's 10-digit student number. Please click the LunchPrepay.com link to access website.

Click here to view the school lunch menu.

Military Child Education Coalition

Join us for informative workshops that helps you be the best advocate for your child/ren. Please click on the link for the MCEC Schedule for this school year. MCEC Parent to Parent Workshop Schedule

Spelling Bee Word Lists

Click on the links below, classroom spelling bees begin next week!

  • Class Level Word Lists
  • School Level Word Lists
  • Dr. Clifford Stanley's Blog
    Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness)

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