Welcome To Deep Creek Middle School


Summer School Registration

Summer school information is now available.  Teachers are in the process of emailing the specific course information/registration link to parents of students who need to attend summer school based upon academic progress this school year.
Summer school enrichment opportunities are also available.  Complete the registration below and email the form to your child’s grade-level counselor.
Both repeat and enrichment course registration for Chesapeake Public Schools should be completed by May 14, 2021.   Please contact your grade level counselor with any registration questions!

Fall 2021 – Virtual Virginia Applications Now Available for Middle School Students

Dr. Cotton presented the instructional plan for the 2021-22 school year at the April 19, 2021 School Board Meeting. While the primary mode of instruction for ALL grade levels will be full-time in-person learning, Chesapeake will continue to offer virtual learning opportunities by application only. Families at the elementary and middle school levels who would like to apply for virtual learning will be required to make a full-year commitment to Virtual Virginia. Applications are now available on our website.

Completed applications should be submitted via email to Principal Cavanaugh at or returned to the school in person by May 21, 2021.. Hard copies of the application are available by request in our main office.

2020-2021 Teacher of the Year

TOY 2020-2021 Mx. Deb Ramos-Smiley teachingCongratulations to our Orchestra Director, Mx. Déb Ramos-Smiley! They are a lover of music, loyal to student benefits, and a role-model. Mx. Ramos-Smiley fell in love with music as a 5th grader. That love resulted in a dual enrollment in Chesapeake Public Schools and The Governor’s School for the Arts, East Carolina’s String Project teaching private lessons, playing in an Afro-Cuban music group, and performing professionally with the Tar River Symphony. Mx. Ramos-Smiley believes music is a “mosaic art form” that can be used to enrich learning.

Deep Creek Face Masks

two purple face masks - one with DC logo, the other with a hornetDeep Creek face masks now available!

Face masks have adjustable ear loops.  Two styles are available.  Cost is $6.00.  Students may purchase at school in the morning at the media center with cash or check – or  parents may pay with a credit card using the Online School Payments option under the Parent tab on the menu above.  If purchasing online, you may come to the DCM main office to pick up your mask any school day between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  There is a small fee when purchasing online.

Family Action Required Following Updates to Synergy Servers

Chesapeake Public Schools performed maintenance on the ParentVue and StudentVue servers on December 19, 2020.  Please ensure that you update your app or browser link access. If this link is not changed, parents and students will receive an error message. It is also important to note that if parents have not yet activated their ParentVUE account, they will need to contact the school to get an activation code.

Click here for instructions on how to update your app or browser link.

Remind App


Stay connected!

Sign up for DCMS remind messages for 2020-2021.

Enter 81010 and text @8ek82kh.


Important Safety Rule

no parking - fire lane signChesapeake Public Schools / NO PARKING IN FIRE LANES

Please do not leave vehicles parked or standing in fire lanes.  Visitors and staff are prohibited from parking in areas marked as fire lanes at all school buildings.  Parking or standing vehicles may prevent the timely arrival of first responders to the scene of a police, medical or fire emergency.  Leaving a vehicle unattended in a fire lanes may hamper emergency efforts.

In addition, simply parking the vehicle in fire lanes is against the law and may result in a $250.00 fine.  We ask that all visitors please park in spots especially designated for visitors at our school buildings.


Last Revision 5/3/2021