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Community: Join Our Family

Time and again, our students, staff and parents say one of the best parts of DCIS is the feeling of family here. The school’s small size no doubt contributes to that feeling, but it’s more than that. 

It’s that everyone has a voice. That we all matter regardless of where we come from, the color of our skin, the language we speak, how much we have in our bank accounts, the clothes we wear, what we believe, whom we love, or what we can and can’t do. It’s the sense that we’re all in this together, come what may. 

It’s not always a smooth ride — we’ve shared both monumental successes and heartbreaking tragedies and have had plenty of squabbles and scares along the way … just as all families do. But in the end, we’ll all fight with unrivaled passion for our beloved school — because that’s what we’d do to lift up our own families.

So many of those battles are to retain the special character of our school in the face of perpetually tight budgets — which would be impossible without the support of our parents/families and community partners.

That support comes in different forms, and we so appreciate all of them:

  • Financial (via our Phoenix Fund or event-/activity-specific donations)
  • Volunteers (wide-ranging opportunities with a one-time or ongoing commitment via Parent Connections and Raise Your Hand)
  • Community Partner sponsorships, in-kind donations, internships, shadowing opportunities and more

More important than how much you give is that you contribute something. Whether you can afford $5 or $5,000, whether you can contribute one hour a month or 10 hours a week, whether you’re new to DCIS or a longtime veteran … you are part of this family. And we hope you’ll help us care for it by contributing in whatever way(s) work best for you.

Our school — our family — thanks you … from the bottom of our hearts.