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  • DDTwo Second Semester Instructional Model Update

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 1/21/2021

    Dorchester District Two Board of Trustees held a Board workshop on January 20th to discuss tentative plans for instructional models to be followed in second semester that will begin on February 2nd.

    No formal decisions were made at that workshop. The School Board will revisit and approve a comprehensive plan for the second semester at the Monday, January 25th board meeting at 6:00 p.m.

    Dorchester District Two families will be informed immediately of the approved plans following Monday’s Board meeting.

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  • DDTwo Virtual Academy updated mid-year requests information

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 1/16/2021 5:00:00 PM
    Please be advised of the updated information on mid-year requests for the Dorchester School District Two Virtual Academy. The deadline for submission of intent forms for students wishing to enroll in or withdraw from the District Virtual Academy for 2nd semester is Thursday, January 21st at 5:00 p.m. This deadline is firm due to any necessary class schedule changes that must be completed before second semester on February 2, 2021. You may view the complete details in the document below.
     
    Please note the School Board has scheduled a workshop on Wednesday, January 20th at 5:00 p.m. to review and discuss plans for school operations during second semester. The meeting will be livestreamed at www.ddtwo.org/live.
     
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  • Expanded January eLearning Meal Service

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 1/15/2021 3:00:00 PM

    Meal service during the January eLearning schedule (January 19-29) for Dorchester District Two students, including special education and Virtual Academy students has been expanded to better serve our families. 

    Meals for breakfast and lunch are being distributed at no cost two days a week through curbside pick-up at 5 school sites and through school bus deliveries at 55 designated locations on:

    • Tuesdays, with meals provided for Wednesday-Friday and
    • Fridays, with meals provided for Saturday-Tuesday

    Curbside pick up at school sites is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

    Students must be present or a registered placard should be displayed at the time of meal pick up.

    School bus meal delivery locations have been increased to 55 locations and the delivery times have been adjusted for later afternoon meal pick up after the instructional day. 

    A listing of school pick up sites, and bus delivery locations and delivery times is attached and is also posted at ddtwo.org/backtoschool

    School Bus Delivery Locations & Times

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  • DDTwo VA Enroll/Withdrawal Deadline: January 20

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 1/13/2021 6:00:00 PM

    Dorchester School District Two is planning to transition to a face to face traditional instructional model at some point during second semester (second semester begins Feb. 2nd). To the extent possible, health and safety measures will be followed, but cannot be guaranteed. In an effort to assist students and families as we make this transition to a district-wide face-to-face instructional model, students will have the opportunity to request mid-year placement into the District Virtual Academy pending available space in the student’s home school.  Students may also request a mid-year withdrawal from the District Virtual Academy, indicating a desire to attend school in the face-to-face model. If students would like to request placement in or withdraw from the District Virtual Academy, families should email your request to the Virtual Academy at DDTwoVA@dorchester2.k12.sc.us to receive an intent form to complete. Intent forms will be available on January 13, 2021 and the deadline to submit the forms will be January 20, 2021. Please note that this deadline WILL NOT BE EXTENDED. Availability of classroom space and teachers will be considered in placement decisions. As a last resort, new classes may need to be formed and/ or classes balanced that could necessitate a student being with a different teacher.

    Please note that if you have already completed the intent to withdraw or intent to enroll in Virtual Academy you do not need to complete this process again.

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  • Dorchester School District Two will continue eLearning virtual instruction model until January 29th

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 1/12/2021 6:30:00 PM

    Dorchester School District Two students will continue eLearning virtual instruction from January 19 – 29, 2021. Available data shows that disease activity has spiked to very high levels after holiday traveling and gatherings. As a result, the decision was made to continue eLearning instruction for two weeks (Jan. 19-29) to protect the health and safety of students and staff. Virtual Academy students will follow their current online learning schedules. Free food service will continue to be provided for students at school sites and by school bus delivery at designated locations which is posted on this page.

    The school district will continue to review school and community data while working with principals, school board members and health officials to advance plans for full face to face instruction for students. Families will be updated regularly.

    We encourage our families to visit ddtwo.org/backtoschool for updated information.

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  • Meal Service for Dorchester District Two students during January eLearning model and for District Virtual Academy

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 12/30/2020

    During the January eLearning model (January 4, 2021-January 15, 2021), Dorchester School District Two students will be provided meals at no cost through curbside pickup at 5 school sites and school bus delivery service in designated locations. This will include special education and district Virtual Academy students.

    Meals for breakfast and lunch will be served two days a week as follows:

    - Tuesdays (beginning Jan. 5th) with meals provided for Wednesday-Friday
    - Fridays with meals provided for Saturday-Tuesday

    Curbside meal service at the following school sites will be 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Tuesday and Friday:
    - Alston Middle School, 500 Bryan Street, Summerville
    - Fort Dorchester High School, 8500 Patriot Blvd., N. Charleston
    - Summerville High School, 1101 Boone Hill Rd., Summerville
    - Oakbrook Middle School, 286 Old Fort Drive, Ladson
    - Dubose Middle School, 1005 Dubose School Rd., Summerville

    School bus delivery areas on Tuesday and Friday are as follows:

    Designated Area / Delivery Location / Delivery Times

    - Greenhurst @ Miles Rd. Baptist Church, 10:30 a.m.
    - Evergreen @ Heber & Wanda, 11:15 a.m.
    - Creekside MHP: By swimming pool, 11:35 a.m.
    - Canebrake Apts.: In front of office, 10:30 a.m.
    - Cedar Key Apts. @ Front driveway, 11:00 a.m.
    - Knightsville Elementary @ Bus loop, 10:30 a.m.
    - Whippoorwill @ Whippoorwill & Rafter, 11:15 a.m.
    - Twin Lakes: Convenience Store @Twin Lakes, 10:30 a.m.
    - Scotch Range @ Peachtree & Scotch Range, 11:15 a.m.
    - Givhans Fire Dept. on Hwy. #61, 10:45 a.m.
    - Stratton Capers @ 112 Osburn Ave., 10:30 a.m.
    - Windsor Hill Elementary @ Bus loop, 11:00 a.m.
    - Kilnsea Apts.: Driveway loop @Gerald’s Entrance, 10:30 a.m.
    - Plantation Ridge @ Hummingbird & Nightengale, 11:00 a.m.
    - Old Fort Baptist Church @ Pre-school driveway, 11:30 a.m.
    - Oakbrook Movie Theater @ Ladson Rd. Parking Lot, 10:30 a.m.
    - Fairlawn @ Lantern & Mickler, 11:15 a.m.

    Please note that school bus meal deliveries at designated locations will be for approximately 20 minutes. Students must be present or a registered placard should be displayed at the time of meal pick up.
    For more information on our meal program, please call 843-695-4920.

    Printable Flyer

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  • DDTwo Operational Details for Schools During January eLearning

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 12/17/2020

    Dorchester School District Two will follow the eLearning instructional model from January 4th through January 15th after the holiday break. All students will be on the eLearning model including students with disabilities. To protect the health and safety of students and staff as well as deter possible disease spread, schools and buildings will be closed to the greatest extent possible during this two-week period. Below is information on operational details for district schools during the January eLearning to assist families in planning during this time.

    As a reminder, families were sent a survey for student meal service needs during January eLearning earlier today. Please take a few minutes to complete this short survey at https://bit.ly/3mqEfHP to assist in finalizing plans for meal pick up locations. Families will be informed of the district's eLearning meal distribution plans as soon as possible.

    January eLearning Information for Families

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  • DDTwo eLearning Meal Distribution Survey

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 12/17/2020

    The Dorchester District Two Food Nutrition Department needs your feedback as we plan food service options for families during E-Learning instruction starting January 4, 2021. Meals will be available for pick up at no cost for students on Tuesdays and Fridays during this time.  Your information is necessary in planning for eLearning meal distribution. Deadline to submit your response is Monday, Dec. 21st. All families will be notified of the district’s meal distribution plan including pick up locations upon review of these survey results. Thank you for your participation in this short survey that can be accessed by email, text or the link below.

    E-Learning Food Service Survey

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  • Dorchester School District Two will transition to eLearning virtual instruction model after the winter break on January 4th

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 12/14/2020

    Dorchester School District Two students will transition to the eLearning virtual instruction model upon returning from the winter break on January 4th for two weeks through January 18th. Based on all of the available data; disease activity continuing to rise at very high levels; and increased traveling and gatherings during the holidays, this decision was made with the health and safety of students and staff as a priority. Teachers will livestream instruction virtually during the eLearning instruction model. Virtual Academy students will continue to follow their online learning schedules. The anticipated return to the Hybrid Model would be January 19th based on the disease activity at that time, and continue through the end of 1st semester (February 1st). 

    The school district continues to monitor DHEC’s Dorchester County Disease Activity data released weekly in addition to school data of reported COVID-19 cases and quarantined students and staff daily. We encourage our families to visit www.ddtwo.org/backtoschool for updated information.

    Over the holidays, district food service will offer all students a Home for the Holidays Meal Pack that contains breakfast and lunch for 13 days with milk and a variety of fruits and vegetables included. Holiday Meal Packs will be distributed on December 22nd from 9:00 a.m. until noon at Oakbrook Middle School and Dubose Middle School, while supplies last. Students must be present or the registered placard should be displayed at the time of pick up.

    We wish our district families a safe and happy holiday.

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  • Dorchester School District Two Board of Trustees to hold board workshop

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 12/9/2020

    Dorchester School District Two Board of Trustees has scheduled a Board workshop at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at the Dorchester Adult Learning Center, 1325 Boone Hill Road, Summerville. The purpose of the workshop is for the presentation of data and information related to instructional model decisions. No formal board action or public comments can occur during a Board workshop; however, a summary of the workshop along with a time for public comments will be included on the agenda for the December 14th meeting of the Board of Trustees. This meeting will be held on Monday at the Dorchester Adult Learning Center at 6:00 p.m.


    Public access to the workshop and the board meeting will be via livestream accessible on the district website at www.ddtwo.org/live. Limited seating will be available in accordance with social distancing guidelines.

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