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  • Dorchester School District Two announces the school-based hybrid instructional model will continue October 5th for an additional two-week cycle

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 9/23/2020

    Message translated into Spanish

     

    Good evening DDTwo families and staff:

    COVID-19 data metrics for Dorchester County released by DHEC on September 21st show that the county continues to be classified as having “medium recent disease activity” based on an average of incidence rate, trend in incident rate, and percent positive rate. Following the Dorchester School District Two disease monitoring plan shared with staff and parents in August, schools will continue to follow the school-based hybrid instructional model on Monday, October 5 for an additional two-week cycle.

    The school district will continue to monitor the level of disease activity in our county for any shifts that may occur in the current metrics that would require changes in the learning models in order to protect the health and safety of our students, staff, and community. We will make future announcements as needed.

    Please be reminded that any shift in the school-based instructional model does not affect students enrolled in the Virtual Academy. Virtual Academy students will continue to follow their online learning schedules. 

    The school district encourages families to visit https://www.ddtwo.org/backtoschool for information on district instructional models, including the hybrid model along with other important information on school operations.

    We invite you to also follow us on facebook @TeamDD2 to stay connected as we continue to learn safely together.

    Have a good evening.

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  • Medicaid Consent Form for Completion for Each DDTwo Student

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 9/22/2020
    Good evening parents and guardians:
     
    Each year the school district is required to send the Medicaid Consent Form for Non-IEP Nursing Services for parents/guardians to complete. This year the form may be completed electronically and the link is below for your convenience. Forms must be submitted by Friday, September 25th, 2020.
     
    Please click the link below to complete the Medicaid Consent Form for Non-IEP Nursing Services
     
    If you have any questions concerning the form you can contact Christie Bailey, Medicaid Administrator for Dorchester District Two Schools at chrbailey@dorchester2.k12.sc.us or 843-875-4161 ext. 64032.
     
    Thank you and have a good evening.
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  • Message to Families: Meal Service Update

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 9/17/2020

    Good evening Dorchester District Two Families. We wanted to provide updated information on meal service for students beginning on Monday, Sept. 21st.

    Dorchester School District Two students in the school based hybrid learning model and in the district Virtual Academy will receive meals at no cost in school or by curbside pickup through December 31, 2020. The USDA has extended the summer meals program amid COVID-19. Meals will be served Monday through Friday, and menus are available at ddtwo.org/backtoschool > Food and Nutrition tab.

    Meal service for students participating in the school based hybrid learning model will receive meals at school during in person instructional days. On eLearning days when students are at home, meals will be available for curbside pickup.

    District Virtual Academy students will have access to meals through curbside pickup Monday through Friday.  Onsite registration will be required at the selected school on the first day of participation in the program. Existing registrations will be honored at the nearest replacement location. 

     

    Hours of curbside meal service will be 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Monday-Friday.

    Site locations for curbside service have been adjusted for more efficient and convenient pickup of meals.  These sites are as follows: 

    • Alston Middle School, 500 Bryan Street, Summerville
    • Dr. Eugene Sires Elementary, 301 Chandler Creek Rd., Summerville
    • Fort Dorchester High School, 8500 Patriot Blvd., N. Charleston
    • Ashley Ridge High School, 9800 Delemar Hwy., Summerville
    • Summerville High School, 1101 Boone Hill Rd., Summerville
    • Oakbrook Middle School, 286 Old Fort Drive, Ladson
    • Dubose Middle School 1005 Dubose School Rd., Summerville

    Attached to your email is additional information on meal service by grade levels.  This information is also available at https://www.ddtwo.org/backtoschool.  Thank you and have a good evening.

     

    Attached File:

    Meal Service for Dorchester District Two Students

    Dorchester School District Two students in the school based hybrid learning model and in the district Virtual Academy will all receive meals at no cost in school or by curbside pickup through December 31, 2020.   The USDA has extended the summer meals program amid COVID-19.   Meals will be served Monday through Friday, and menus are available at ddtwo.org/backtoschool > food and nutrition tab.

     

    Meal Service for School based hybrid learning model (in person)

    (4K-2nd grade) Students will attend in person classes 5 days a week in morning or afternoon sessions each day.

    • Students in the morning session (7:15-10:00 a.m.) will receive breakfast
    • Students in the afternoon session (11:00 a.m.-1:45 p.m.) will receive lunch

    (3rd – 12 grade) Students will attend in person classes Monday/Tuesday or Wednesday/Thursday and will receive breakfast and lunch.

     

    Curbside Meal Service for eLearning Days and District Virtual Academy Students

    On eLearning days in the school based hybrid learning model, students may receive meals in curbside pickup.

    District Virtual Academy students will have access to meals through curbside pickup Monday through Friday.  Onsite registration will be required at the selected school on the first day of participation in the program.  Existing registrations will be honored at the nearest replacement location. 

     

    Hours of curbside meal service will be 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Monday-Friday.

    Site locations for curbside service have been adjusted for more efficient and convenient pickup of meals.  These sites are as follows:  

     

    • Alston Middle School 500 Bryan Street, Summerville
    • Eugene Sires Elementary, 301 Chandler Creek Rd., Summerville
    • Fort Dorchester High School, 8500 Patriot Blvd., N. Charleston
    • Ashley Ridge High School, 9800 Delemar Hwy., Summerville
    • Summerville High School, 1101 Boone Hill Rd., Summerville
    • Oakbrook Middle School, 286 Old Fort Drive, Ladson
    • Dubose Middle School 1005 Dubose School Rd., Summerville

     

     IMPORTANT NOTE: 

    There is a possibility that the USDA will not receive enough funding from Congress to cover free meals for the entire period through December 31st.  Therefore, we encourage our Dorchester School District Two families to complete an online application to determine whether they qualify for free or reduced price meals.  Visit ddtwo.schoollunchapp.com and follow the instructions.

    For more information on our meal program, please call 843-695-4920.

     

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  • Families & Staff Message: DDTwo Announces Instructional Model for Students Beginning on Sept. 21

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 9/9/2020

    Good evening DDTwo families & staff:

    COVID-19 data metrics for Dorchester County released by DHEC on September 7th show there has been a consistent decline in our incidence rate, trend in incident rate, and percent positive rate. For the last two weeks, Dorchester County has been classified as having “medium recent disease activity” based on an average of these three metrics. Therefore, following the Dorchester School District Two disease monitoring plan shared with staff and families in August, the district has made the decision to transition to the school-based hybrid instructional model beginning Monday, September 21st. 

    The school district will continue to monitor the level of disease activity in our county for any shifts that may occur in the current metrics that would require changes in the learning models in order to protect the health and safety of our students, staff, and community. We will make future announcements as needed.

    Please note that any shift in the school-based instructional model does not affect students enrolled in the Virtual Academy. Virtual Academy students will continue to follow their online learning schedules.

    We appreciate the support and patience of our families and staff as we plan to safely learn together.

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  • DD2 Families & Staff Message: Meal Service Program

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 9/4/2020

    Dorchester School District Two will offer the curbside meal service program while students are eLearning from home beginning September 8th. All students, including those enrolled in the district’s Virtual Academy, are eligible to participate in the curbside meal service program. Due to the USDA extending its summer meals program amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, students will receive meals free of charge as long as federal funds are available.

    All meals will be served Monday through Friday between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. On-Site registration will be required at your selected school site on the first day that you participate in the program.

    Meal pickup will be available at seven sites that include:

    Alston Bailey Elementary: 820 West 5th North St., Summerville, SC

    Dr. Eugene Sires Elementary: 301 Chandler Creek Rd., Summerville, SC

    Fort Dorchester High 8500 Patriot Blvd., Summerville, SC

    Flowertown Elementary 20 King Charles Circle, Summerville, SC

    Oakbrook Elementary 306 Old Fort Drive, Ladson, SC

    Sand Hill Elementary: 324 Gnarly Oak Lane, Summerville, SC

    William Reeves, Jr. Elementary: 1003 Dubose School Rd., Summerville, SC

    Please visit the district website at ddtwo.org/backtoschool > Food and Nutrition for more information about this program

    There is a possibility that the USDA will not receive enough funding from Congress to cover free meals for the entire period through December 31st.  Therefore, we encourage our Dorchester Two families to complete the online meal benefit application to determine whether they qualify for free or reduced price meals. For more information on our meal program, please call 843-695-4920.

    We look forward to learning safely together as we prepare for the start of the new school year on Tuesday, September 8th. Thank you and have an enjoyable holiday weekend.

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  • DD2 Families & Staff Message

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 8/28/2020

    Dorchester School District Two would like to provide important updates for the week of August 31st.

    The last day of the Dorchester School District Two’s Summer Food Service Program will be Monday, August 31, 2020. This program provides meals to children, ages 18 and younger without charge. The meal curbside pick-up schedule on Monday will be adjusted to 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. due to LEAP Day programming at all elementary and middle schools. Please check your email or visit the district website for the six locations for food pick-up.

    LEAP programs will begin on Monday for participating elementary and middle school students. Please remember that face coverings are required for all students, staff and visitors while in our schools in order to protect the health and safety of students and staff.

    DHEC recently released guidelines for notification to those impacted by COVID-19 situations, involving exposure to or testing positive for the disease. The notification process that the district will follow in these situations is below and posted to Important Links on this page. A COVID-19 Reference Guide with guidance for students and staff members experiencing a COVID-19 related situation is also posted below.

    Dorchester District Two will continue to keep our families and staff informed as we prepare for the beginning of the new school year on Sept. 8th. Have a good evening and enjoyable weekend.

    DDTwo Notification Process for COVID-19 Situations

    DDTWo COVID-19 Reference Guide

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  • Summer Food Service Program

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 8/28/2020

    The last day of the Dorchester School District Two’s Summer Food Service Program will be Monday, August 31, 2020.

    This curbside program provides meals to all children, ages 18 and younger without charge. The meal pick-up schedule on Monday will be adjusted to 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. due to LEAP Day programming at all elementary and middle schools.

    Site locations are listed below.

    Alston Bailey Elementary 820 West 5th North St., Summerville, SC

    Fort Dorchester High 8500 Patriot Blvd., Summerville, SC

    Flowertown Elementary 20 King Charles Circle, Summerville, SC

    Oakbrook Elementary 306 Old Fort Drive, Ladson, SC

    Summerville High 1101 Boone Hill Rd., Summerville, SC

    William Reeves, Jr. Elementary 1003 Dubose School Rd., Summerville, SC

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  • Free COVID-19 Testing Tomorrow & Friday

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 8/26/2020
    Free COVID-19 Mobile Testing Clinic hosted by DHEC and Family Health Centers, Inc. tomorrow and Friday. The mobile clinic will offer drive-thru testing. Prescreening is not required, and the cost is free to patients. If you’re under 18 years of age, please bring your parent or legal guardian with you. They’ll need to give their consent before you can be tested.
     
    You’ll receive your test results quickly. Residents will be contacted within 48-72 hours with the results of their test.
     
    Thursday, August 27, 2020: 8am- 1pm, Harleyville Community Center, 163 South Railroad Avenue, Harleyville, SC 29448 Flyer
     
    Friday, August 28, 2020: 8am- 1pm, Bethel AME Church, 5585 Memorial Boulevard, St. George, SC 29477 Flyer
     
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  • Back to School Update (8/24)

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 8/24/2020

    After receiving the DHEC Disease Activity Report for our community today (August 24), the decision has been finalized to start the school year on September 8th with the School-Based eLearning instructional model. This decision is based on the current level of disease spread, and this model will be followed for a minimum of two weeks through Friday, September 18th. All students will be learning from home through Microsoft Teams.

    Students will receive their district electronic devices before September 8th. Virtual Academy students will also begin their classes on September 8th.

    Please review the Schedule for Instructional Model Decisions that is posted under Important Links. Also posted on the Back to School website is the update on opening of school presented at the August 24th school board meeting with details of the School-Based eLearning model and information on the LEAP Day Program scheduled for August 31 – September 4th for K-8th grade.

    Dorchester School District Two looks forward to safely learning together as we welcome students for the new school year. We appreciate parent support and flexibility during these uncertain times.

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  • Board of Trustees Meeting Today

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 8/24/2020

    Join us today, August 24th, via livestream for the Board of Trustees meeting at 6:00 pm. The agenda is posted here and the meeting can be viewed online at https://www.ddtwo.org/live. Agenda

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