July 19, 2016

Dear Dames Ferry Dragon,

     Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year!  I hope you have enjoyed your summer break and you are excited about starting back to school.  We are “WILD” about learning at DFE this year.  I have been selected to serve as your Principal.  I’m beginning my 20th year of educating the students of Jones County.  I am excited for you to meet your new Assistant Principal, Dena Smith.  Mrs. Smith comes to us from Gray Elementary School.  Mrs. Smith is beginning her 15th year in Jones County.  We are going to make a great team! 

     Open House will be on August 4, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  The first day of school will be August 5, 2016.  Classrooms will open at 7:30 a.m.  If you arrive before that time, you may wait in the gym.  As in the past, the gym will be open for student drop-off at 7:00 a.m.  The drive-thru curbside service will be available at 7:30 each morning.  Our school day will officially begin at     8:00 a.m., which means you must be in your classroom ready to learn by 8:00 a.m. 

     Student pick-ups will be dismissed at 3:00 each day from the gym.  Please remember that you must have your school issued pick-up card to enter the gym to pick up your child.  These cards will be given to you on Open House night.  Students will not be released from the office between 2:40-3:00 p.m.  Our bus riders will be dismissed each day beginning at 2:50 p.m.

     Jones County takes pride in its tradition of educational excellence.  We invite you to visit our school and become involved.  Please mark your calendar for Friday, August 12, 2016 at 7:30 a.m. for Coffee and Conversation with our administrative team.  We are looking forward to a great year!




Leigh Ann Knowles