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Superintendent's Press Release

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An Open Letter to the Dorchester County Public Schools Community 6-2-2021

02 June 2021

An Open Letter to the Dorchester County Public Schools Community

Good afternoon Dorchester County Public Schools Community,   

Last week it was my great honor to join our families and community in celebrating Cambridge-South Dorchester High School and North Dorchester High School graduating students who were determined not to let a pandemic stand between them and their high school diplomas.  Graduations are always happy events, but there was a particular atmosphere of triumph this year as these resilient students put the challenges of this school year behind them.  Their diplomas are a testament to their determination, and to the hard work and support of their teachers and others.  Thank you, all.

This past weekend was the first weekend in which it appeared to me that our community is noticeably returning to normal, a welcome situation for everyone.  In schools, we are still under a state mandate regarding the wearing of masks, which will continue at least through the end of the school year.  There have been questions about masks for next school year; all I can say at this time is that we will follow state and federal rules when we return for next school year.

We are happy to be working in conjunction with the Dorchester County Health Department on vaccine clinics which are being set up to distribute the COVID vaccine to youngsters aged 12 and over during this summer.  Stay tuned as there will be more information coming about this soon.

As I stated last week, we have over 1,200 students signed up for our summer academies throughout the district.  Please contact your home school for more information.

We will continue to stay the course between now and the last day of the school year, June 11.  In-person students will remain learning in school buildings and virtual students will remain online.  Next Monday will be asynchronous as usual and Tuesday through Friday will be early dismissal days. 

W. David Bromwell

  Superintendent

  Dorchester County Public Schools