• Dorchester School District Two statement on Legislative Proviso 1.108 on Face Coverings

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 7/13/2021

    In accordance with the state budget Proviso 1.108 recently passed by the South Carolina Legislature and effective immediately, Dorchester School District Two will no longer require that face coverings be worn by students or staff on district property or school buses. The wearing of face coverings by students and staff within district facilities and on school buses remains a recommendation of state and federal health officials and is strongly encouraged by the school district.

    The Board of Trustees will be reviewing and modifying current Board Policy ADD on Face Coverings to be in compliance with Proviso 1.108. All district health and safety measures related to COVID-19 will be updated, and will be incorporated in the district’s reopening of school plans for 2021-2022. These plans will be posted on the district web site following upcoming public input meetings.

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  • Facts & Fees 2021-2022

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 6/12/2021

    Dorchester School District Two has scheduled in person Facts & Fees at all schools for the upcoming year as follows:
    Tuesday, August 3, 2021
    Wednesday, August 4, 2021

    Hours for both days
    7:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m.
    3:00 p.m. –7:00 p.m.

    Detailed information regarding registration and Facts & Fees will be sent to parents and staff before the end of school.

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  • Summer Meal Service 2021

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 6/11/2021

    Dorchester School District Two is participating in the Summer Food Service Program beginning June 21, 2021 and continuing through August 13, 2021 for face-to-face summer program participants. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. District schools participating in face-to-face learning during summer programs will provide breakfast and lunch to all students at no charge. For students not enrolled in face-to-face summer programs, breakfast and lunch meal packs will be provided curbside, on a first come, first serve basis, at the times and locations listed below. All children ages 18 and younger will be served at no charge on Thursdays beginning June 24, 2021 and ending July 29, 2021. For more information, please call 843-695-4920.

    • Alston Bailey Elementary School , 820 W. 5th N. Street, Summerville Thursdays from 4 pm – 6 pm
    • Fort Dorchester Elementary School, 5201 Old Glory Lane, Summerville Thursdays from 4 pm – 6 pm
    • Gregg Middle School, 500 Green Wave Blvd., Summerville Thursdays from 4 pm – 6 pm
    • Newington Elementary School, 10 King Charles Circle, Summerville Thursdays from 10 am – 12 Noon
    • Oakbrook Elem/Middle School, 306 Old Fort Dr., Ladson Thursdays from 10 am – 12 Noon
    • Sand Hill Elementary School, 324 Gnarly Oak Rd., Summerville Thursdays from 10 am – 12 Noon

    In accordance with Federal civil rights law and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, employees and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

    Persons with disabilities who require alternate means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the Agency (State or Local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

    To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA PROGRAM DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINT FORM (AD-3027) found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint filing cust.html and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call 866-632-9992.
    Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
    1. Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of Assistant Secretary of Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Ave., SW
    Washington, DC 20250-9410;
    2. Fax: 202-690-7442; or
    3. Email: program.intake@usda.gov
    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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  • Last Week of School Reminders

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 6/10/2021

    Early Dismissal Schedule for Last Day of School for Students
    Wednesday, June 16, 2021
    Elementary Schools 11:00 a.m.
    Middle Schools 12:00 p.m.
    High Schools 1:00 p.m.
    Givhans Alternative Program
    Rollings Middle School of the Arts


    Food Service
    Last day for in school dining for the 2020-2021 school year will be Wednesday, June 16th, Breakfast and lunch service will be provided.

    Last day for curbside meal pick-up for the 2020 -2021 school year will be Tuesday, June 15th (3 days of meals, breakfast & lunch, will be distributed).

    The schedule for Summer Meal Service will be announced this week.

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  • Update on Face Covering Policy ADD

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 5/27/2021

    At the May 24th meeting of the Dorchester School District Two Board of Trustees, revised Board Policy ADD: Face Coverings was on the agenda for second reading having passed the first reading at the May 10th meeting. The original Policy ADD was adopted by the School Board in August 2020. The major revision of this policy is an update to the use of face coverings connected to student outdoor activities.

    In accordance with the Governor McMaster’s Executive Order 2021-23 issued on May 11th, the school district immediately implemented the mandated directive to allow the parent/guardian of a student to complete a consent waiver (standardized form created and distributed by DHEC) to opt out of any face covering requirement imposed by school districts. This directive to offer opt out waivers for wearing of face coverings does not apply to adults in schools. In addition, it does not apply to the wearing of face coverings on school buses as that is a federal directive.

    At this meeting, the School Board determined that at this time it was in the best interest of students and school operations to refer the revised Policy ADD back to the Board Policy Committee for a thorough review for future circumstances. Therefore, the current Policy ADD would be in effect as adopted in August 2020 for those students whose families have not completed the waiver to opt out of face covering requirements.

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  • New Middle School Under Construction in Beech Hill Area

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 5/17/2021

    Dorchester School District Two will open its seventh middle school in the Beech Hill area in August 2022. The school is located in one of the fastest growing areas of the district, and will alleviate overcrowding in several of the district’s middle schools.

    This New Middle School Fact Sheet will be updated regularly as future decisions are made regarding the new school.

     

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  • Proposed Revisions to Board Policy ADD Face Coverings

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 5/11/2021

    Proposed revisions to Board Policy ADD Face Coverings had First Reading at the May 10, 2021 meeting of the Board of Trustees.

    The Second Reading will be at the May 24, 2021 Board meeting. 

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  • Board of Trustees May 10, 2021 Meeting Agenda

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 5/7/2021
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  • DDTwo Bus Driver Job Fairs: May 13 & 20

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 5/6/2021

    DDTwo Bus Driver Job Fairs
    Thursday, May 13 & 20
    9:00 am to 12:00 noon
    at the Dorchester District 2 Transportation Office
    1325 Boone Hill Road, Summerville, SC
    Drop by & talk to our Transportation Dept. Staff!

    To apply visit https://www.ddtwo.org/Page/20053

    For further information contact the transportation office at
    tramsey@dorchester2.k12.sc.us or (843) 873-6196.
    - Starting pay is $14.per hour
    - Guaranteed 30 hours per week
    - Complete Health Benefits package
    - South Carolina Retirement System enrollment
    - Sick and Personal Leave allocations
    - Training Provided

    Candidates must possess a current CDL license and bus certificate from SCDE, or be willing to obtain these. Must have a good driving record with no more than four points charged against their license. Dorchester District Two will conduct pre-employment criminal background screening and motor vehicle records checks.

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  • Board of Trustees Called Meeting May 6th

    Posted by Jennifer Passmore on 5/5/2021

    The Dorchester District Two Board of Trustees will hold a called board meeting on Thursday, May 6th at 5:00 p.m. in the Adult Education Center, 1325 Boone Hill Road. The purpose of the meeting is to vote on the district operating budget. The proposed 2021-2022 operating budget will be presented to Dorchester County Council on May 10th.  

    Public access to the budget 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. 

    May 6 Called Meeting Agenda

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