The last days of summer are quickly coming to an end, and Deerpark will soon be alive with the sounds of students and staff. This is my favorite time of the year. It is a time for hope and new beginnings. Everyone is truly excited to be returning to the campus, and everyone has great expectations for an excellent year. New student registration dates are posted on the school web page, and I look forward to welcoming our new families. All students will receive new IDs this year. Students will be required to wear their IDs while on campus and to purchase their lunch. Incoming 6th grade students will take their ID picture on Sunday, August 24th during Ranger Round-Up. Incoming 7th and 8th grade students will be able to take their ID picture on Thursday, August 21st from 5:00-7:00pm during schedule pick-up. We will also be open on Monday, August 25th from 8:30-3:30 for students to take their ID picture. Lastly, Open House for 7th and 8th grade parents will be on September 9th from 6:00-8:00pm. I look forward to seeing everyone in late August.