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  • Student Device Distribution Prep

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 8/11/2020

    Schools will be in contact with families soon with details on student device distribution. Are you interested in getting prepared?

    If so, carve out some time to review the available online resources.

    1. Select eLearning or Virtual Academy from the menu toolbar
    2. Select Student Device Information as imaged below

    You will have access to a digital copy of the Student Device Handbook, Recently Updated Technology Acceptable Use Policy, Parent Orientation videos and device dependent student orientation video learning path.

    Student Device Information

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  • DDTwo Virtual Academy Deadline: Aug. 10

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 8/9/2020

    The deadline to submit applications for the Dorchester School District Two Virtual Academy at www.ddtwo.org/va is tomorrow, August 10, 2020 at 11:59 pm. Students who have already applied or who were placed on the waiting list for the DDTwo Virtual Academy do not need to resubmit the application.

     Make sure to visit www.ddtwo.org/backtoschool for important updates including the adjusted and approved 2020-2021 calendar, health and safety procedures and Frequently Asked Questions regarding opening of schools.

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  • DDTwo Board of Trustees Workshop & Meeting: Aug. 10

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 8/8/2020

    Dorchester School District Two Board of Trustees has scheduled a board workshop at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, August 10, 2020. McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture will summarize the results of the comprehensive district facilities assessment study. This will include the physical conditions assessment in terms of short-term maintenance and capital improvements costs. The Facility Assessment Study findings, demographic forecasts, and District’s goals will be used to develop recommendations for a long-range Capital Improvements Plan for the district.

    Public access to the workshop will be via livestream accessible at https://www.ddtwo.org/live.

    The meeting will precede the regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees that begins at 6:00 p.m.

    Aug. 10 Agenda

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  • DDTwo Virtual Academy Application Deadline: Aug. 10

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 8/6/2020

    This is an important update on the reopening of the DDTwo Virtual Academy application process. We will be accepting Virtual Academy applications until 11:59 pm on Monday, August 10th. This deadline will allow us to meet the needs of your students by providing the time necessary to schedule their courses and assign teachers. If you have already completed the application or have been placed on the waiting list, you do not have to complete it again.

    Virtual Academy is a DDTwo program that is 100% virtual learning. Students who choose Virtual Academy are committing to an online learning experience taught by a DDTwo teacher.. Students will utilize district-issued devices at home to complete coursework and attend virtual class meetings. The Virtual Academy operations are not dependent on the level of disease activity.

    For additional information, please visit www.ddtwo.org/va or email us at DDTwoVA@dorchester2.k12.sc.us.

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  • Aug-4-6 Returning Student Registration Ends Today

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 8/6/2020

    August 4-6 returning student online registration ends today. This registration push provides administrators valuable information for planning including teacher and resource allocation. However, families may continue to register new and returning students after this time.

    Please keep in mind, families must complete the registration process before students are issued their district device. Once registered, students will be issued iPads or laptops prior to the start of school on September 8, 2020 for use in the classroom or at home. Schools will inform families of the distribution process.

    DDTwo has two learning models for families to choose from during registration: School Based Instruction (dependent on disease activity) and the DDTwo Virtual Academy (100% virtual, not dependent on disease activity). Below are the registration steps for each model:

    School Based Instruction (4K-12th)

    1. Complete either the new or returning student online registration at the zoned school of residence https://www.ddtwo.org/2020.
    a. New student registration fees may be mailed to the school or you can contact your school to schedule an appointment. A complete school listing can be found at https://www.ddtwo.org/contact.
    b. Returning student registration fees can be paid online or you can choose to pay in person. Checks should be mailed to the school or contact your school to schedule an appointment.

    DDTwo Virtual Academy (K-12th)

    1. Complete the DDTwo Virtual Academy application: https://bit.ly/30zAZlP
    a.

    DDTwo Virtual Academy (K-12th)

    1. Complete the DDTwo Virtual Academy application: https://bit.ly/30zAZlP
    a. If you have already completed the application or were placed on the waiting list, you do not need to complete it again. The deadline for the Virtual Academy application submission is 11:59 pm on Monday, August 10th. This will allow us to meet the needs of your students by providing the time needed to schedule their courses and assign teachers.

    2. Complete the new or returning student online registration at the zoned school of residence at https://www.ddtwo.org/2020.
    a. New student registration fees may be mailed to the school or you can contact your school to schedule an appointment. A complete school listing can be found at https://www.ddtwo.org/contact.
    b. Returning student registration fees can be paid online or you can choose to pay in person. Checks should be mailed to the school or contact your school to schedule an appointment.

    3. Complete the Parent/Guardian Contract (to be emailed this week).

    2. Complete the new or returning student online registration at the zoned school of residence at https://www.ddtwo.org/2020.
    a. New student registration fees may be mailed to the school or you can contact your school to schedule an appointment. A complete school listing can be found at https://www.ddtwo.org/contact.
    b. Returning student registration fees can be paid online or you can choose to pay in person. Checks should be mailed to the school or contact your school to schedule an appointment.

    3. Complete the Parent/Guardian Contract (to be emailed this week).

    Visit https://www.ddtwo.org/backtoschool for all the latest information.

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  • Back to School Update

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 8/5/2020

    Dorchester District Two schools will open on Tuesday, September 8 using the temporary eLearning model.  In this model, all students will begin the year learning from home.  It is our intent to transition to the hybrid model the week of September 14; however, if health conditions are not improved, the State Department of Education has indicated that we could ask for an extension of the eLearning model.  These decisions will be made and communicated in a timely manner allowing parents and staff to make necessary plans for students.  Visit the Back to School website

    Also, enrollment in the Dorchester School District Two Virtual Academy is now open for parents/guardians to apply online at the Virtual Academy webpage at www.ddtwo.org/va.   Enrollment is a 3-step process that includes completing the application form on the Virtual Academy webpage; registering your child for the zoned school of residence at www.ddtwo.org/2020; and signing the Virtual Academy Parent/Guardian Contract which will be emailed to parents applying to the academy. 

    Students who have already applied or who were placed on the waiting list for the virtual academy do not need to fill out the virtual academy application.

    A reminder that online registration for the 2020-2021 will continue on August 6th at www.ddtwo.org/2020.  

    Please visit the www.ddtwo/backtoschool website for updated information.

    State Department of Education Approves DDTwo's Reopening Plan

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  • DDTwo District Calendar for the 2020-2021 School Year

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 8/5/2020

    Last night, the Board of Trustees approved the adjusted district calendar (Option 1) for the 2020-2021 school year. Watch last night's meeting at https://ddtwo.org/live.

    DDTwo 2020-2021 School Calendar

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  • Called Board of Trustees Meeting Tonight (8/4)

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 8/4/2020

    Dorchester School District Two Board of Trustees has scheduled a called board meeting and Executive Session tonight (8/4) at 5:00 pm. The purpose of the called meeting is to consider and approve an adjusted calendar for the 2020-2021 school year.

    The Board meeting will be livestreamed via the District website at https://www.ddtwo.org/live and the recording of the meeting will be posted on that link at the meeting’s conclusion. The meeting's agenda is attached.

    Agenda

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  • Pre-Registration for the Dorchester School District Two Extended Day program for students in grades K-5 begins Tuesday, August 4th.

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 8/4/2020

    Extended Day/Wrap Around Care will be offered with our traditional and hybrid model as we return to school. Completing the pre-registration form will confirm your interest in attending our program but does not guarantee your acceptance. Space is limited to 150 students per site. Once you are accepted, registration fees and weekly payment can be made on-line. You will be notified within two weeks of your acceptance.

    Extended Day is offered to students enrolled in Dorchester School District Two School Based Instruction. School Based Instruction may include one of the three instructional models:

    Traditional- LOW RISK:
    - School Buildings Open. Students attend school five (5) days per week and receive face-to-face instruction. Preventative practices and health and safety guidelines will be followed.
    - Extended Day Open. Students attend after school until - 6:00pm

    Hybrid- MEDIUM RISK:
    - School Buildings Open. Students receive face-to-face, instruction two days/week (M/T or W/Th) & three days of eLearning at home. Preventative practices and health and safety guidelines will be followed.
    - Extended Day Open.
    AA Schedule open Monday and Tuesday, 1:40pm-6:00pm
    AA Schedule open Wednesday – Friday, 7:00am-6:00pm.
    BB Schedule open Wednesday and Thursday, 1:40pm-6:00pm
    BB Schedule open Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, 7:00am-6:00pm.

    eLearning - HIGH RISK:
    - School Buildings Closed for Students. Students receive eLearning at home until disease activity level allows a return to face-to-face or hybrid model. eLearning is the DDTwo instructional model used for COVID-19 and other emergencies. At a time when it is deemed safe, students will return to a physical classroom.
    - Extended Day Schedule to be determined.

    Click here to complete the Extended Day Pre-Registration Form

    We appreciate your interest in our program.

    Please contact your Extended Day Site Coordinator with questions.

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  • Online Registration for ALL RETURNING Students: Aug. 4-6

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 7/31/2020

    Online registration for all returning students for the upcoming school year will be August 4-6. The registration link and additional information can be found at ddtwo.org/2020.

    If you have not already done so, please set up a PowerSchool Parent Portal account at ddtwo.org/PS prior to registration. You may update your contact information in this account anytime during the school year.

    The online registration process for returning students connects each student to their school ensuring each family has access to their school’s resources, activities and regular communications. Registration includes the ability to pay the $20 registration and $20 technology fees. Families that need assistance with registration should contact their student’s school.

    Schools will inform families soon about the process for students to receive their electronic devices for use in the classroom and at home. The Back to School webpage has detailed information about the new student technology plan.

    For all of your back to school questions, please visit ddtwo.org/backtoschool to learn more about district announcements, PowerSchool Parent Portal & Registration, Instructional Models, Technology and Transportation.

    We look forward to the 2020-2021 school year and learning safely together.

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