The National Weather Service and Dorchester County Emergency Preparedness have issued severe weather warnings for our area on Thursday, March 18th with heavy winds and large hail possible in the afternoon. The school district is closely monitoring weather forecasts for severe weather conditions and the possible impact on school operations. At this time all extracurricular activities and extended day have been cancelled for Thursday, March 18th. As we monitor weather updates throughout the afternoon, an announcement of tomorrow’s schedule will be made later today based on the latest weather predictions for Thursday. Please be assured that all district decisions are based on the safety and welfare of our students and staff.
After the Governor’s announcement on Tuesday regarding COVID-19 vaccinations for educators, Dorchester School District Two has been notified by our Health care partner Fetter that they can administer the vaccine to school district employees on Monday, March 8th and Wednesday, March 10th. In order to administer the vaccine to our employees in the two-day time frame, an Emergency Vaccination eLearning day will be scheduled as follows:
Monday, March 8th will be an Emergency eLearning Day for middle and high school students, including middle and high school students enrolled in the Virtual Academy
Elementary schools, including elementary students enrolled in the Virtual Academy, will operate on a normal schedule including the Extended Day program
Wednesday, March 10th will be an Emergency eLearning Day for elementary school students, including elementary students enrolled in the Virtual Academy. As with any Elementary Emergency eLearning Day schedule, the Extended Day program will not operate on March 10th
Middle and high schools, including middle and high school students enrolled in the Virtual Academy, will operate on a normal schedule March 10th
We appreciate your understanding and flexibility as this important plan to vaccinate school staff members in a timely manner will allow our teachers to stay healthy and in the classroom to provide quality instruction to our students.