• First Grade

  • Student Daily Schedule for Virtual Learning

    Daily Schedule

    Student Expectations: 

    *Work daily in online virtual assignments

    *Meet instructional expectations

    *Participate in online lessons and communicate with the teacher via Canvas and Video conferencing

    *Participate in activities as required by PCSD and Dallas Elementary 

  • District Sets Dates for Fall 2019 Open House Nights – Aldine ISD

    Please click the link or watch the video below for Ms. Matthews' Virtual Open House! 


    Virtual Open House

  • Spring Return

    Posted by Cassie Backus on 12/16/2020

    Hello, all! 

    I wanted to stop in and update you. I will be leaving on maternity leave on December 18th, 2020. My anticipated return date is in April of 2021. Students will have a supply teacher beginning in January of 2021. If you are new to our virtual classroom, please take a moment to view the Virtual Open House video and the general schedule on the class home page. I can always be reached via email at cbackus@paulding.k12.ga.us and on ClassDojo. 

    I hope everyone enjoys their holiday and has a merry Christmas! See you soon! 

    -Mrs. Backus (formerly Matthews)

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  • Important Information for this Year

    Posted by Cassie Matthews on 7/28/2020 11:00:00 AM

    Hello, all! 

    Please know the staff and administration at Dallas Elementary values the involvement of parents, but at this time there are no visitors allowed past the office. Please be aware; we hope this will change, but until then we will miss you! 

    We will not be taking any form of cash this school year. We are going to try to only collect funds through Revtrak. This is the system used to order yearbooks and some PTA items in the past. The link to Revtrak is located on the right side of this webpage. 

    For face-to-face students, lunch money can be put onto their student account by using MySchoolBucks (myschoolbucks.com). There is no outside food allowed on campus. 

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  • I am so excited to be a part of your child's life this year! We have a great year of academics and adventure ahead of us. Along with those, I also want to guide students to gaining responsibility, ownership, and independence in their work. We will also work torwards building a virtual classroom community where each of us feel safe and happy! We will develop a classroom contract that is student led and student created.  My door is always open. Please feel free to contact me via ClassDojo, email, or call Dallas Elementary extention 13307. Thank you in advance for all of your support during this year of new beginnings. 


    Mrs. Backus (formerly Matthews)



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Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Backus

Hello! This will be my 7th year teaching and my 4th year teaching first grade. This will be my first year as a fully virtual teacher!  I am a Paulding County native who graduated from Paulding County High School. I graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education with an emphasis on reading, and from Piedmont College graduate program for Curriculum and Instruction with an endorsement in gifted education with graduation December 2020. Teaching is my passion, and I am so proud to be a Dallas Bulldog! 

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  • Virtual Classroom Procedures and Expectations:

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