• 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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  • Temporary Virtual Learning: Sept. 7-15

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 9/3/2021

    Dorchester District Two adopts a plan to move to a 7 day temporary virtual learning model

    With the growing number of COVID-related situations in our schools and the community, Dorchester District Two school operations are increasingly being impacted. The primary concern is for the health and safety of our students and staff. But also, the increased number of positive and quarantined employees has presented a challenge to safely and adequately staff positions critical to school operations.

    Therefore, the Dorchester School District Two School Board has adopted a plan to move to a district-wide temporary virtual learning model beginning Tuesday, Sept. 7th through Wednesday, Sept. 15th with classes resuming Thursday, Sept. 16th. Extracurricular activities, including athletic events and practices as well as extended day will also be suspended to protect the health of students and staff. This will allow a pause to enable many of the students and staff currently out of school due to COVID situations to safely return. In addition, deep cleaning will be performed in schools and on buses, and additional mitigation measures will be implemented.

    Your child’s school will provide important information on the daily instructional schedule and expectations for students during the temporary virtual learning period.

    Adjusted 2021-2022 Bell Schedule to begin on September 16th
    The School Board also approved an adjustment to the current bell schedule for start and ending times for the school day to help with bus schedules and to allow cleaning of buses between routes. The schedule will be as follows:
    • elementary: 7:15 am to 2:00 pm
    • middle schools: 8:30 am-3:00 pm
    • high schools, Givhans and Rollings Middle School of the Arts 9:30 am-4:00 pm
    This schedule will begin on Sept.16th when students return, and will be followed for the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year. 

    Spanish Recorded Message

    Food Service for Students During Temporary Virtual Learning, Sept. 7-15
    Food service will be available for all students enrolled in Dorchester School District Two, including Virtual Academy students, during the temporary virtual learning (September 7-15, 2021) at no charge. Meal service will be as follows:

    • Breakfast and lunch for six days will be available for pick up on Wednesday, September 8th from 4 to 6 p.m. while supplies last

    • Pick-up will be curbside at 4 schools:
    1. Alston Middle 500 Bryan St., Summerville
    2. Dubose Middle 1005 DuBose School Rd., Summerville
    3. Fort Dorchester High 8500 Patriot Blvd., North Charleston
    4. Oakbrook Middle 286 Old Fort Dr., Ladson

    • At the time of pick-up, individuals will need to self-identify but will not be required to register or have a placard. It is unnecessary for students to be present for meal pick-up.

    Spanish Translation: Food Service for Students During Temporary Virtual Learning and Other Information.

    Technology
    Reminder that students needing assistance with technology questions should contact the Cantey help desk number at 843-896-0777. The hours of operation are 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Students can also contact technology support.

    Transportation
    The bus transportation department is working on schedule adjustments as a result of changes in the school bell schedules starting on September 16th. Bus schedule changes will be posted by the end of next week on the transportation page.

    Please visit the district website for regular information updates

    Download & Print:
    Virtual Learning: Food Service & Other Information

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  • Dorchester School District Two Announces GATEWAY Registration Plans

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 8/11/2021

    GATEWAY (Gifted and Talented Education with Artistic Youth) is a Dorchester School District Two fine arts program for artistically gifted students within the school district.

    GATEWAY offers DD2 students in grades 3-8 the opportunity to work with professional artists and district fine arts teachers in the areas of creative writing, dance, theater, visual art, vocal, and instrumental music. The program consists of multiple Super Saturday events during the school year and a summer workshop which concludes with an open house and festival.

    Please note that GATEWAY is not a Rollings Middle School of the Arts program. Participation in the GATEWAY program does not guarantee acceptance to RMSA.

    Auditions for the GATEWAY Program will be held on September 25, 2021. Students who have registered will be notified of auditions dates/times as soon as those become available. All students in grades 3 through 8 who currently reside in Dorchester School District Two attendance area are eligible for the program.

    Due to circumstances relating to Covid-19, we will be working to ensure the safety of all students before scheduling auditions, or the in person event. Registration is online at https://tinyurl.com/DD2GATEWAY2021App, or if you would like further information, please call the Gifted and Fine Arts Center at 843.832.5532.

    The deadline for registration is August 27, 2021 @ 11:59pm. 

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