For Parents

  DES Parent Handbook 2017-18

The following link shares information about the placement of students in classes for the next school year.   



 School Policies

The following link shares information on student technology responsibilities. 

Student User Responsibilities for Computer Systems, Electronic Information, and Network Security


The following link shares information on the DES homework policy.

Homework Policy

The following link shares information on the MCPS weather policy.
Weather policy 2016

Diamond ES Discipline Plan

 Behavior policy 2018-19
Learn about the standards and expectations of behavior for DES students.

A Students Guide to Rights and Responsibilities:

Student Code of Conduct:


Health Room 

The following is information about Diamond Elementary's Health Room.

 Health Room Information


  Crisis Plan 

Diamond Elementary uses a comprehensive crisis plan that is specific to our school, staff, and students. MCPS has established several processes to ensure all schools follow specific safety measures.

  School emergency crisis procedures 2018-19

 Read more about how MCPS is prepared to respond in emergency/crisis situations that impact students, staff, and parents/guardians.

Emergency Preparedness



Parent Guide to MCPS
Understanding End of the Year Reading Benchmarks: A Parent's Guide

This parent’s guide will help you develop a better understanding of the end of the year reading benchmark for each grade level.


MSA Data 
Take a look at our most recent results from the Maryland State Assessment(MSA) tests


Cafeteria Information 
Keep track of your student's lunch account and the breakfast and lunch choices served at school everyday.


Northwest Cluster Information 
Find out information about our cluster

Quince Orchard Cluster Infromation 
Find out information about our cluster


Inclement Weather
Find out what happens when inclement weather occurs during the school year.


Parents Guide to Maryland Standards and State Assessments
What do parents need to know? Use this guide to help you learn more about the standards and assessments your child(ren) are taking.


Report a Student Absence
You can submit this form, in place of a phone call, to let us know that your child will be absent.



 MCPS Curriculum 2.0
Read about this exciting new curriculum! 



Parent Guide to Special Education





Reading Presentation at Principal’s Coffee

Understand your child's reading level

Reading questions

Informational BCR stems

Literary BCR stems



Volunteer Information 



Diamond Elementary School has created a school-wide volunteer training program that is aligned with the Montgomery County Public Schools volunteer visitor policies and regulations.  Every volunteer will need to complete this training.


The training is completed online (the link to the training is below) by reviewing the power point presentation, reading over the volunteer statement of commitment, and then verifying that you have reviewed the training information.   You can complete it at home or at school.  We appreciate you taking the time to complete this training.



 Volunteer training 2017-18


Click on the link below to begin the Volunteer Training:




Volunteer Training on how to use school equipment including the copier machine and cutting equipment will be provided to parents and volunteers who volunteer at school and are interested in learning proper ways to use equipment.






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