District News

HealthPoint Family Care, Hours of Operation

The School-Based Health Center days have changed this year. During the 2018-2019 school year, the School-Based Health Center will be open Monday and Thursday 7:30am - 4:00pm.

The School-Based Dental Center will be on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:00am - 3:30pm.  Please note that this service will roate to other districts every two months.  Please call 859-655-6104 for availability.


Dayton Independent - HealthPoint Family Care flyer

Vocational School Orientation Night! Thursday, August 9th, at 6:00pm

Parents and students!  Vocational school orientation night is on Thursday, August 9th, from 6:00-7:00pm If you have questions or you'd like to get more information, contact Mrs. Embry at rian.embry@dayton.kyschools.us. 

7th Grade Orientation Night, Monday, August 6th, 6:00-7:00pm

Parents and students!  7th grade orientation night is on Monday, August 6th, from 6:00-7:00pm If you have questions or you'd like to get more information, contact Mrs. Embry at rian.embry@dayton.kyschools.us. 

Grades 9-12 MacBook Pickup & Information Sessions with Freshman Orientation

All 2018/2019 Dayton High School students in grades 9-12 can receive a MacBook laptop to use at school and at home!  Follow these two steps...

Student MacBook, pickup dates

All 2018/2019 Dayton High School students can receive a new MacBook laptop to use at school and at home!  Follow these two steps to receive your MacBook...

1. Register for one of the training sessions at this Signupgenius link.  Students MUST attend with a parent/guardian.  Sign up today.  Some sessions have limited seating so sign up today. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c44afa92ca7fa7-dayton 

2. Sign the responsible use agreement and pay the technology fee during your training session when you pick up your MacBook. The technology fee will be set during the July 25th board of education meeting and is not expected to exceed $25 per student.

Available Sessions:

     July 31st… 6:00pm (special session – receive $5 toward your technology fee!)

     August 1st… 11:00am, 2:00pm or 4:00pm

     August 7th… 10:00am, 1:00pm, 4:00pm or 6:00pm


What's special about the July 31st session?  The first session on July 31st will include a social media safety presentation. Students and parents will learn which apps are safe, which ones are not and how to stay safe online. Students in attendance at the first session will earn a voucher from Mrs. Chan for $5 off their technology fee!  Register today.  The first session will be limited to the first 45 students.

Hep A and Meningococcal Letters

New Kentucky requirements for Elementary School students - please download the Letter Here

New Kentucky requirements for middle school students - please download the Letter Here

Regulation requirements for High School students - please download the Letter Here

Dayton Middle and High School, Supply Lists

Click Here to download the full list of school supplies. 

Lincoln Elementary, 2018-2019 School Supply Lists

Lincoln Elementary School's supply lists now available.  Click Here to download all supply lists (K-6) in one file.

Dayton Preschool Supply Lists - Click Here to download

Student Issued Laptops, Grades 9 thru 12

Parents and Guardians,

Our district will be starting a Digital Conversion initiative, in the 2018-2019 school year, by issuing each student in grades 9 through 12 an Apple MacBook Air computer that they will be able to take home each night.  We see the need to better prepare our students for the 21st century and provide them the necessary tools to be successful. Students may have far less to carry back and forth to and from school each day. Perhaps more importantly, having technology available to each student in each classroom where learning is taking place will enable us to more effectively utilize it as a real-time instructional tool, providing students with the most up-to-date information and learning opportunities that would not be available otherwise.

Please take a moment complete this survey:



Dishwasher Machine - Invitation for Bid

Dayton High School serves a community of 400 students grades 7-12 for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, serving meals through School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Program, and At Risk Supper through Child Adult Care Food Program, or CACFP. Dayton is accepting Bid Proposals for Dishwashing machine, with a bid opening date of June 22, 2018. Please find Dishwashing Bid Specifications attached here.

RFP - Energy Management Project

RFP Proposal Request

The Dayton Independent Schools Board of Education will receive Proposals from Qualified Providers for services to be provided under KRS 45A.352 – Guaranteed energy savings contracts involving local public agencies.

The intended Project is for the identification, design and implementation of energy conservation measures on a guaranteed energy savings contract basis. 

Click Here for the Full RFP

Summer Food Program

Dayton Independent Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis, at the sites and times as follows:

Dayton High School: June 4 – August 2

Breakfast 8:00 – 8:45 Monday – Friday; Lunch 11:15-12:15 Monday – Friday

Lincoln Elementary School: June 4 – August 2

Breakfast 8:45- 9:30 Monday – Friday; Lunch 11:45-12:45 Monday - Friday

Summer Learning Program

Dayton High School's Summer Learning Program is titled the "Globetrotter's Club".  Students in upcoming grades 7th - 11th were invited by special invitation during the last week of school (spaces are limited). The Globetrotter's Club is a free program that will run from June 11 through July 6, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 11:15 a.m.  During this summer's learning opportunity students will be immersed into a new cultural experience through exciting activities and field trips.  There will also be three interactive presentations called the Global Classroom, which are provided by the World Affairs Council (WAC) of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.  The WAC will bring native experts from three different world regions to discuss life in their countries and to complete crafts native to the area the speaker is from.  Then students will have the amazing opportunity to compete for one of the top three prizes by presenting their culminating activity to judges from the WAC, which provides an authentic audience for Dayton's students. 

Graduating Class of 2018

We would like to congratulate the Class of 2018 for their hard work and determination.


Congratulations Class of 2018

Dayton High School Class of 2018 - 18 photo Dayton High School Class of 2018 - Group photo

We want to congratulate our students and staff on a wonderful 128th Commencement Program last night at Davis Field.

The achievements of this group are impressive! Here are just a few of the accomplishments this class has achieved since arriving at DHS:

* 9 Conference Athletic Team Titles
* ACT average of 20.3 (State average 19.3)
* Progressed District from a state ranking of 171/173 to 70/173
*From a Needs Improvement to a Proficient to a Distinguished Middle School
*From a Needs Improvement to a Proficient to a Distinguished High School
*From a Needs Improvement to a Proficient to a Distinguished District
*The earning of Gateway College Dual Credit has become the standard many students are striving towards.
*Paying it forward by being One to One Reading Coaches for Lincoln Elementary Students.
*Record number of students enrolled in Drug Free Clubs of America (nearly 50% of school)
*DHS being recognized as a Bronze Medal U.S. News and World Report High School (Top 30% in Nation)

We greatly appreciate our Seniors living out our mission to be Inspired, to be Engaged, and to be willing to always Grow!

We wish you the very best along life's journey! And as the Dayton High School Alma Mater says:

After we leave your halls,
Pass from your sheltering walls,
Still, while the warm world calls,
We'll think of you.

Keep Growing!

Cross Country Sign-ups

Cross Country sign-ups - see Coach Clifton for questions. For sign-up forms:

Lincoln Elementary Form: Click Here

Dayton MS/HS Form:  Click Here

School Closure - April 13, 2018

Dayton Independent Schools will be closed on Friday, April 13, 2018 due to a lack of sufficient substitute teachers.

Stay Engaged.

10th Annual Fine Arts Festival

Dayton High School will host the 10th Annual Fine Arts Festival on Thursday, April 12th from 5:30 - 7:30.  There will be Student Art Gallery and Sale, Band Concert and Color Guard, Drama Skits, Poetry, and Guitar.  You will be able to make and take art activities.  We will also provide a free dinner with proceeds going to St. Bernard's Food Pantry.  We hope to see you there!

Teachers Holding Walk-In before School, Friday March 30th

Show your love for your public school! This Friday, March 30th, Dayton Independent Schools teachers will be holding a walk-in before school to rally support for public education in Kentucky.

What is a walk-in? A walk-in is a peaceful gathering where people can express their ideas and concerns to their community. A walk-in allows teachers and staff to show support for public education without interrupting your students’ instruction.

Current budget proposals in the Kentucky legislature could have serious negative effects on YOUR school and YOUR students. Programs and staff will likely be cut if these proposals go through.

We are asking parents, students, and community members to join us if they would like to express their support for public education. We will meet outside both Lincoln Elementary and Dayton High School this Friday morning at 7:20am. We hope to line Greendevil Lane all the way from Lincoln to Dayton High School. Please wear RED to show support for public education, and you are welcome to bring a simple poster or sign (I love my public school, Honk if you support public ed, etc.). Please consider joining us and standing in solidarity as we fight for our schools and our students!

You can also voice your concerns to your legislators by calling the legislative message line at 800-372-7181.

NKCES and Northern Ky Superintendents, Op-Ed

The included Op-Ed was written collaboratively, and printed in Sunday’s Enquirer, by the 17 Northern Kentucky School Superintendents and the Executive Director of NKCES to support our great public schools in Kentucky.


NKCES OpEd Article - Graphic

Author Kristen Simmons visits Dayton HS

Special guest Ms. Kristen Simmons spoke to Dayton Middle/High School Students about her path to becoming an author. After, she did a book signing for those that purchased a book.

Author Kristen Simmons with Students

Author Kristen Simmons speaks to students

8th Grade Rapping PI - 2018

Dayton Middle School students rapping about PI on PI Day - Happy PI Day! 

Family Fun Night, Amazing Race

Family Fun Night, Amazing Race Flyer

RSVP Form with link

"What's So Cool About Manufacturing?"

Dayton Middle School GoPro Club

Dayton MS Go Pro Club PosterThe Dayton Middle School GoPro Club students spent a day with our business partner Armor.  Armor manufactures ink ribbon technology - the kind used to print expiration dates on food packaging like chip bags. Our students and Mrs. Boyers visited Armor, shot video and interviewed employees before editing the video for Dream it Do it.  Please take the time to vote on their video at the link below.  You can vote once a day.

Voting is March 5-7th please Click Read More below

"What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?"
Video Contest Awards Celebration

Thursday March 8, 2018, 6:00PM – 7:30PM
Northern Kentucky University Votruba Student Union Ballroom

Please join us as fifteen Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati Middle school teams and their Advanced Manufacturing partners will be recognized for their outstanding work creating profile videos answering the question, “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?”  

WLWT Channel 5 News Anchor Courtis Fuller will serve as the Master of Ceremony. Light refreshments will be provided and parking is free in the Kenton Garage on Kenton Drive.

Office 365 Email Migration

Teachers, Staff, Administrators, and Students:

The email migration is finishing up with the OneDrive content.  Email service has been restored.  Please follow the Post Migration steps in the directions website 

Click Here for Progress and directionshttp://www.dayton.kyschools.us/Content2/324

Meet Author Kristen Simmons

Author visit - Kristen Simmons photoStudents may purchase her book(s) at a discounted price and then have her sign them in the school library after her presentation.  All books must be preordered so that we can get them in before her visit.  Order forms and payment are due to Ms. Boyers, the school librarian, by Friday, Feb. 23.  There will be no extra books for sale the day of the event.  All books MUST be preordered.  [click here for order form]

Make-Up Days

Good afternoon! This message is to inform you that Dayton Independent Schools will be in school this Friday Feb. 16th and Monday Feb. 19th. These are two of the makeup days that we will be using this year. School will also now be in session on March 16th as well.

Thank you and have a great day.

Ron Kinmon, Director of Student Services
Dayton Independent Schools.

Spelling Bee Winners - 2018

School Spelling Bee Winner - C. Chambers

 C. Chambers - School Spelling Bee Winner - 2018

Class Spelling Bee Winners:

Group Photo - Spelling Bee classroom winners


The following students participated in the 2018 Spelling Bee on February 6: 

4th Grader from Mrs. Sceifres class... Emily Hall
4th Grader from Mrs Schwierjohann's class... Hailey McVey
4th Grader from Miss Anderson's class... Lavery Hollingsworth

5th grader from Miss Centers' class... Rielee Chokie
5th grader from Mrs. Clayton's class... Kevin Buemi
5th grader from Mr. Clifton's class...Charlie Chambers

6th grader from Mrs. Burnette's class... Kayla Butcher
6th grader from Mrs. Ellison's class... Sammy Garcia
6th grader from Mrs. Hagaman's class... Illijah Maines

Congratulations goes to 5th grader Charlie Chambers  who won the 2018 Spelling Bee held at Lincoln Elementary. Charlie moves on to the final local Spelling Bee on March 17, 2018 at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy at 2 pm.

Schools - Closed today February 7th

Dayton Independent Schools will be closed today, Wednesday, February 7, due to icy conditions.

Yearbooks, Now on Sale

The 2017-2018 yearbooks are now on sale!  The starting cost is $45 for each yearbook.  There are extras that you can order that will increase the cost, such as having your name printed on it.  Sales will end on April 27, 2018.


Click here to purchase your yearbook:   https://yearbookforever.com/#


Yearbook Flyer - Click Here

Dayton Independent Schools, closed today

Due to inclement weather, Dayton Independent Schools will be closed on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.  Be safe and stay warm.

Schools Closed Today, January 8th

Dayton Independent Schools will be closed today due to icy roads and hazardous sidewalks.

School is Back in Session, January 5th

Good news!  Good news!  Good news!  We are excited to announce that Dayton Independent Schools will be open tomorrow (Friday, January 5).

We greatly appreciate everyone's understanding during this time period.

We look forward to Inspiring, Engaging, and Growing together in the New Year!

Dayton Schools to be closed for Staff and Students

Dayton Independent Schools will be closed for students and staff on Thursday, January 4th due to continued complications caused by a water main break.  All high school evening athletic activities will continue as scheduled.  This school day will be made up on Friday, February 16th, as this is the first make-up day in the school calendar.

School Closed for Students, Teachers and Staff to report

Dayton Independent Schools will be closed for students on Wednesday, January 3rd due to a water main break.  Teachers and staff are to report for a work day on this day.

Holiday Celebration - 2017

Watch us Live - 12/15/2017 at 1:00pm 


STOP Tipline - Online/Offline - Bullying, Violence, Risky Behavior

Open House & Fall Festival Thursday, Sept 6th, 5:30-7:30
Parents, guardians and students in grades 7-12, please join us on Thursday, September 6th, for our open house and fall festival from 5:30-7:30. Enter through the cafeteria for light snacks, refreshments and a welcome from Mr. Kellinghaus between 5:30 and 6:00.  Visit teachers in classrooms and discover clubs, sports and extracurricular opportunities for students at booths throughout the hallways of our school between 6:00 and 7:30! We'll have a drawing for Chic-fil-a gift cards for students who visit all seven of their teachers with their parent/guardian!
Parent Survey/Feedback - Fall 2018

“Our Mission Statement is to Inspire, Engage, and Grow each of our Students. We need your feedback to help us Grow! Please click on the link and complete the Parent Survey so we can continue to improve Dayton Schools.”

Please complete the survey at the link provided below:


Parent Survey

If you haven't yet had the opportunity, please take a minute and take the Parent Survey.





eSports at Dayton HS

Dayton High School kicks off the eSports Tryouts, headed by Mr. Laufmann - eSports Coach


Dayton HS tryouts - eSports


Dayton HS eSports Tryouts

Dayton HS Practical Living Students, Supporting Others

Dayton High School Practical Living students are requesting donations of toiletry items to help those in need. As part of our hygiene unit, students learned that good personal hygiene is essential to maintaining a healthy self - both emotionally and physically.

Practical Living Students are requesting toiletry items such as deodorant, soap, tooth-paste / tooth-bush / floss, shampoo,  cosmetic bags, etc... Once donations arrive, students will create toiletry kits to distribute throughout the district as well as to homeless shelters in the NKY community (this depends on how many kits we can create). Students are also asking for donations of fast food gift cards to place in the toiletry kits. If you prefer to make a monetary donation, the students can purchase the items.  

If you are able to help, please contact April Brown at 859-292-7486. You may send donations to the attention of April Brown, 200 Green Devil Lane, Dayton, KY 41016. All checks should be payable to Dayton High School.  

8th Grade Chromebooks


8th Grade Students - learning on their Chromebooks

Mr. Mears, Digital Learning Coach, helping 8th grade students with their new Chromebooks. This group is piloting these tools as they are taking high school courses.

Lincoln Elementary - Picture Day - Sept. 25th

Parents, Guardians, and Students:

Picture day is coming to Lincoln Elementary School, Tuesday September 25, 2018! Look your best and smile for the camera!

You can order your pictures before picture day, see attached flyer for details.

Lincoln Elementary Picture Day Flyer

Infinite Campus - Meet your new Apps

Subject: Delay...Campus Student and Campus Parent Apps

Thank you for your interest in the new Campus Student and Campus Parent apps for iOS and Android. The new apps will not be available today (Monday, September 17) as planned. We regret this delay and apologize if you are fielding inquiries from parents and students who desire the apps.

Two issues were identified this weekend that would have caused your parents and students to have a poor experience if they came across them. Both issues have been addressed and new versions of the apps are in the release process..

When will the new apps be available?

We expect the new apps to be available in the app stores later this week. Both the Apple App Store and Google Play have release processes outside our control. As soon as the stores complete their release processes, the new apps will appear for download by your students and parents. At that time, we will email you and make an announcement on Campus Community.

- Infinite Campus Product Manager

Releasing September 17, 2018

Parents and students,

We are excited to inform you Infinite Campus has two new and improved mobile apps: Campus Student (for students) and Campus Parent (for parents). Download your free app for real-time access to grades, assignments, attendance, schedules, announcements and more.

If you are using the old Infinite Campus app, please download the new app. The old app will no longer be supported.

Click Read More to see download links

Dayton HS Picture Day - Sept 28th

Parents, Guardians, and Students:

Picture day is coming to Dayton High School, Friday September 28, 2018! Look your best and smile for the camera!

You can order your pictures before picture day, see attached flyer for details.

Picture Day Flyer