• Feb. 24th Covid-19 Update

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 2/24/2022

    On Tuesday, February 22nd, DHEC issued updated Schools Guidance for Managing COVID-19 as an Endemic. This updated guidance provides school districts with additional options for quarantine depending on current disease activity levels within their schools. When/if a school has had two consecutive weeks with less than 10 percent of all students and staff having COVID-19, they may opt to suspend quarantine procedures and Test to Stay programs. The first two-week period for review ends on February 28th.

    Pending final review of COVID-19 levels in our schools on Monday, February 28th, and in accordance with these recommendations, Dorchester District Two will suspend quarantine/Test to Stay procedures on March 1st.

    Consistent with these new guidelines, the district will suspend contact tracing, quarantining of all individuals exposed to COVID-19, masking of close contacts, using the Test to Stay program and updating the dashboard on the district website. As a reminder, federal law requires that masks must still be worn on all school buses.

    Per the DHEC School and Childcare Exclusion List, isolation requirements for symptomatic or positive students and staff will remain unchanged. Individuals with symptoms and those who have tested positive should continue to report using the COVID19 Intake Form on the district website. The district will continue to report the number of positive cases to DHEC.  

    Any student or staff member currently under quarantine or with a Test to Stay window of 3/1 or later will end their quarantine on 3/1 and may return to school. Please note, the suspension of the Test to Stay program/quarantine has no impact on students who are positive for COVID19 and those students should remain home until their previously discussed release of isolation date.

    For more information on this updated guidance, please see the DHEC website.

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  • Dorchester District Two schools name 2022 Teachers of the Year

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 2/5/2022

    Dorchester District Two schools have announced their 2022 Teachers of the Year. Twenty-six teachers have been selected by their respective schools for this honor and will now participate in the annual District Teacher of the Year selection process. 

    Teachers of the Year include:  Lia Locklair, Adult Ed; Dr. Gary Seaboldt, Alston-Bailey Elementary; Ginny Stone, Alston Middle; Kristina White, Ashley Ridge High; Ivy Scott, Beech Hill Elementary; Denise Harrel, DuBose Middle; Lindsay Cooper, Dr. Eugene Sires Elementary; Elizabeth Rickel, Eagle Nest Elementary; Sarah Moser, Flowertown Elementary; Caroline Lawrimore, Fort Dorchester Elementary; William Schaufler, Fort Dorchester High; Richard Gallagher, Givhans Alternative Program; Julia Solustri, Gregg Middle; Lisa Baxter, Joseph R. Pye Elementary; Ariana Hodges, Knightsville Elementary; Jontai Mazyck, Newington Elementary; Cecilia Wilburn-Davis, Oakbrook Elementary; Katherine Lee, Oakbrook Middle; Janice Waters, River Oaks Middle; Angela Cantrell, Rollings Middle School of the Arts; Susan Farley, Sand Hill Elementary; Barbara Bassett, Spann Elementary; Sarah Cooke, Summerville Elementary; Ashley Jacobs, Summerville High; Shannon Marler, William M. Reeves, Jr. Elementary and West Cooper, Windsor Hill Arts Infused Elementary.                       

    “Congratulations to these Master Teachers for this extraordinary honor,” said Dorchester School District Two Superintendent Joe Pye.

    Each Teacher of the Year will submit nomination packets to the district, and five honor teachers will be chosen by a selection committee. A committee of community members and educators will select the Dorchester School District Two Teacher of the Year for 2022 from among the five honor teachers. All Teachers of the Year will be honored at a celebration tentatively planned for May. The highlight of this event will be the announcement of the 2022 Dorchester School District Two Teacher of the Year.

    The District Teacher of the Year will represent Dorchester School District Two in the South Carolina Teacher of the Year program in 2023.

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  • Trident United Way's Days of Caring Presentation to the Board of Trustees

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 11/23/2021
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  • Rollings Middle School of the Arts Accepting Applications Through Dec. 3

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 11/22/2021
    Dorchester School District Two is now accepting student applications for R.H. Rollings Middle School of the Arts for the 2022-2023 school year. Approximately 280 students will be accepted for next year’s sixth grade class. Applications will only be accepted from current fifth grade students who reside in the Dorchester School District Two attendance area.
     
    Rollings Middle School of the Arts is a school for the fine and performing arts for artistically inclined students in grades six, seven, and eight. The core arts areas offered are band, dance, piano, string orchestra, theatre arts, visual art, and vocal music. The acceptance process is based on audition. Students will not be allowed to register at RMSA without going through the audition process.
     
    The application is currently available online at https://tinyurl.com/RMSAApp2022. The deadline for completed applications is Friday, December 3, 2021 @ 11:59 PM. No applications will be accepted after this date. Auditions for RMSA will be held on Saturdays in the month of January. Audition times will be communicated at the close of the registration period.
     
    If you would like further information, please call the Gifted and Fine Arts Center at 843.832.5532.
     
    School district and DHEC guidelines and procedures will be followed to ensure the health and safety of all students during the audition process.
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  • S.C. Department of Education Invites the Public to Review Proposed Instructional Materials and Textbooks

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 11/10/2021

    The South Carolina Department of Education invites the public to review textbooks and instructional materials that have been proposed for use in South Carolina’s public schools. The materials will be on display at fifteen locations as well as online from November 9 to December 9 with instructions for submitting comments available at each site.


    "South Carolina students, families, educators, and communities are invited and strongly encouraged to review and provide feedback on the materials proposed for use in classrooms across our state," said State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman. "It is imperative that South Carolinians make their voices heard in this important process."

    The proposed materials are based off South Carolina College and Career Ready Standards and Career and Technical Education (CTE) course standards (CTE Course Standards) were chosen in accordance with State Board of Education (SBE) Regulation 43-70 which tasks Instructional Materials Review Panels to evaluate all items offered for adoption before putting them forth for a 30 day public review period. At the culmination of the review periods, the materials and textbook will be submitted to the SBE for consideration at their December 14, 2021 meeting along with public comments received from the review process. The SBE will then make a final determination on adopting the instructional materials.
     
    Subject Areas

    • Anatomy and Physiology, 9–12
    • Astronomy, 9–12
    • Earth Science, 9–12
    • Economics and Personal Finance, 9–12 and Advanced Placement
    • Environmental Science, 9–12 and Advanced Placement
    • Human Geography and Advanced Placement
    • Marine Science, 9–12
    • Psychology and Advanced Placement
    • Science 6–8
    • Science K–5
    • Social Studies, Grade 6
    • Social Studies, K–2 and 4–5
    • Sociology, 9–12
    • South Carolina History, Grade 8
    • U.S. Government and Advanced Placement
    • U.S. History and Constitution and Advanced Placement
    • Career and Technical Education Areas
    • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Courses
    • Advanced Computer Repair and Service
    • Advanced Principles of Public Health
    • Building Construction Cluster 1, 2, 3, 4
    • Business Data Application
    • Business Finance
    • Business Law and Advanced Business Law
    • Computer Forensics
    • Cyber Security Fundamentals and Advanced Cyber Security
    • Diesel Engine Technology 1, 2, 3, 4
    • Digital Literacy, 6–8
    • Digital Media Marketing
    • Discovering Computer Science, 9–12
    • Electricity 1, 2, 3, 4
    • Family and Consumer Sciences 1, 2
    • Foods and Nutrition 1, 2
    • Foundations and Advanced Animation
    • Foundations of Public Health
    • Fundamentals of Business, Marketing, and Finance
    • Fundamentals of Project Management
    • Game Design and Development
    • Global Business
    • Google Applications
    • HVAC Technology 1, 2, 3, 4
    • Interior Design 1, 2
    • Machine Tool Technology 1, 2, 3, 4
    • Marketing
    • Marketing Management
    • Masonry 1, 2, 3, 4
    • Parenting Education 1, 2
    • Pharmacology for Medical Careers
    • Plumbing 1, 2, 3, 4
    • Workplace Communications

    Virtual Public Review

    The SCDE will post the public the links to digitally access the instructional materials on our website beginning November 9, 2021.

    College or University Campus Locations for Public Review

    • Bob Jones University, Mack Library, 1700 Wade Hampton Blvd., Greenville, SC, 29614
    • Charleston Southern University, 9200 University Blvd., Wingo Hall 201, North Charleston, SC, 29406
    • Clemson University, Education Media Center, 212 Tillman Hall, Clemson, SC, 29634
    • Coastal Carolina University, 100 Tom Trout Drive, Conway, SC, 29526
    • Coker University, University Library, 300 E. College Ave., Hartsville, SC, 29550
    • Columbia College, Edens Library, 1301 Columbia College Drive, Columbia, SC, 29203
    • Columbia International University, 7435 Monticello Road, Columbia, SC, 29230
    • Converse University, Nickel Library, 580 E Main Street, Spartanburg, SC, 29302
    • Furman University, James B. Duke Library, Ground Floor, Technical Services-Cataloging, 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, SC, 29613
    • Lander University, Jackson Library, 320 Stanley Ave., Greenwood, SC, 29649
    • Limestone University, 1115 College Drive, Gaffney, SC, 29340
    • Newberry College, 1121 Speer Street, Newberry, SC, 29108
    • University of South Carolina Beaufort, Bluffton Campus Library, 8 East Campus Drive, Bluffton, SC, 29909
    • University of South Carolina-Aiken, 471 University Parkway, B&E Building 238D, Aiken, SC, 2980
    • Winthrop University, 611 Myrtle Drive, Withers Room 307, Rock Hill, SC, 29733
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  • DDTwo Recruitment Fair December 2nd

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 11/2/2021

    DDTwo Recruitment Fair Dec. 2

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  • Marching Band Celebration November 10th

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 11/1/2021

    Marching Band Celebration

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  • DDTwo Business Partners celebrated during the 10-25-21 board meeting.

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 10/25/2021
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  • Rollings Middle School of the Arts Accepting Applications Through Dec. 3rd

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 10/20/2021
    Dorchester School District Two is now accepting student applications for R.H. Rollings Middle School of the Arts for the 2022-2023 school year. Approximately 280 students will be accepted for next year’s sixth grade class. Applications will only be accepted from current fifth grade students who reside in the Dorchester School District Two attendance area.
     
    Rollings Middle School of the Arts is a school for the fine and performing arts for artistically inclined students in grades six, seven, and eight. The core arts areas offered are band, dance, piano, string orchestra, theatre arts, visual art, and vocal music. The acceptance process is based on audition. Students will not be allowed to register at RMSA without going through the audition process.
     
    The application is currently available online at https://tinyurl.com/RMSAApp2022. The deadline for completed applications is Friday, December 3, 2021 @ 11:59 PM. No applications will be accepted after this date. Auditions for RMSA will be held on Saturdays in the month of January. Audition times will be communicated at the close of the registration period.
     
    If you would like further information, please call the Gifted and Fine Arts Center at 843.832.5532.
     
    School district and DHEC guidelines and procedures will be followed to ensure the health and safety of all students during the audition process.
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  • Dorchester Soil & Water Conservation District 2021 Photo Contest

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 9/21/2021

    Dorchester Soil & Water Conservation District 2021 Photo Contest is open to all students attending: public, private or home school in Dorchester County; grades 9 thru 12.

    Deadline for the 2021 photo contest is Friday, November 5th, 2021.

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