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In the early fall we feared the spread of COVID-19, a deadly disease for which there is no vaccine. It began as an enemy to humans then became more invasive to United States citizens beginning in January 2020.  To survive and protect the health and safety of our community and those around us, we unified our efforts, we worked together to heed the advice of our public health officials and we took every precaution to prevent further infection.  Over the last three months we have endured a virtual education world that none of us have ever been a part of.…
DCPS 21st Century S.T.E.A.M. Virtual Summer Learning Program “S.T.E.A.M. helping to build and implement students’ dreams” “Collaboration for Great Imaginations…Quest for Success” June 15, 2020 Dear Parent/Guardian: It is with great excitement that I present to you a fun, new, summer learning opportunity as we adapt to the changing environment and consider the safety of all students. Dorchester County Public Schools is offering the 21st Century Virtual Summer Learning Program; an opportunity to keep students and families connected with teachers and community members through an online learning experience with a focus in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and…
Friday, 12 June 2020 12:27

NOTICE OF BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

NOTICE OF BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING DATE:        Thursday, June 18, 2020           TIME:         4:00 p.m. PLACE:      Livestream Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this Board of Education meeting will be livestreamed only and there will be no public access to the Dorchester County Board of Education, 700 Glasgow Street, Cambridge, MD 21613. The agenda and related documents can be accessed online via BoardDocs on the Dorchester County Public Schools website at www.dcps.k12.md.us. The meeting will be open to the public by livestreaming only: https://townhallstreams.com/towns/dorchesterboe Due to COVID-19 Board Meetings are being held virtually and Public Comments can be emailed to Mrs. Chris Dayton, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,…
Friday, 15 May 2020 09:00

NOTICE OF BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

NOTICE OF BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING DATE:        Thursday, May 21, 2020           TIME:         4:00 p.m. PLACE:      Teleconference Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this Board of Education meeting will be conducted entirely via teleconference and there will be no public access to the Dorchester County Board of Education, 700 Glasgow Street, Cambridge, MD 21613. Board members and presenters will participate via conference call.  The agenda and related documents can be accessed online via BoardDocs on the Dorchester County Public Schools website at www.dcps.k12.md.us. Agenda items have been condensed to include only those items that require Board action at this time.  The meeting…
DCPS Teacher of the Year and First-Class Teacher of the Year Announced Cherie Robinson  Dorchester County’s 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year Cherie Robinson, a 30-year teaching veteran, has been named Dorchester County Public Schools Teacher of the Year for the 2020-2021 school year.  Ms. Robinson, who teaches 11th and 12th grade aspiring educators at the Teacher Academy of Maryland at Dorchester Career and Technology Center, was one of 12 finalists nominated for the award.  This is the second year in a row that a CTE (Career and Technical Education) teacher has been named Teacher of the Year. “The talent and…
Friday, 10 April 2020 14:51

NOTICE OF BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

NOTICE OF BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING DATE:        Thursday, April 16, 2020          TIME:         4:00 p.m. PLACE:      Teleconference Due to COVID-19 pandemic, this Board of Education meeting will be conducted entirely via teleconference and there will be no public access to the Dorchester County Board of Education, 700 Glasgow Street, Cambridge, MD 21613. Board members and presenters will participate via conference call.  The agenda and related documents can be accessed online via BoardDocs on the Dorchester County Public website at www.dcps.k12.md.us. Agenda items have been condensed to include only those items that require Board action at this time.  The meeting will  be open…
Friday, 13 March 2020 09:35

NOTICE OF BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

NOTICE OF BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING DATE: Thursday, March 19, 2020 TIME: 4:00 p.m. PLACE: The Board Room Central Office of the Board of Education 700 Glasgow Street Cambridge, MD 21613 Due to COVID-19 the Board of Education of Dorchester County will still be having their regular monthly Board meeting at the date, time, and location indicated above to address business as indicated on the agenda. The meeting will be open to the public by livestreaming only: https://townhallstreams.com/towns/dorchesterboe After the start of the Open session, the Board will meet in closed Session in accordance with Section 3-305 of the General…
Thursday, 12 March 2020 15:13

Coronavirus Update

July 23, 2020 - DCPS Reopening Plan DCPS Reopening Plan July 20, 2020 - DCPS Reopening Plan Draft as of 7-14-2020 DCPS Reopening Plan Draft 7-14-2020 July 14, 2020 - Check out these "Good Reads" from our Dorchester County Health Department.  Why and How Masks Do Work: Challenge the Myths UM Shore Regional Health included an article in their weekly newsletter regarding face coverings.  ???? Yes, yes, yes to all of the points listed. Covid-19 cases are rising, but deaths are falling. What’s going on? I think this hits on our recent discussion points.  And it makes me think of our discussion…
Although as of now no cases have been reported in Dorchester County, Dorchester County Public Schools is closely monitoring the situation around COVID-19. Out-of-state travel on behalf of DCPS, such as field trips and professional development, is cancelled for the time being. Out-of-county field trips within Maryland are being considered on a case-by-case basis. Here is some important information about the virus. What is coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)? Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into…
Tuesday, 10 March 2020 11:27

Mental Health First Aid Training

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Mental Health First Aid is a FREE 8-hour course that teaches how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. “Mental Health First Aid skills can be applied anytime, anywhere, and to anyone in distress, be it a neighbor exhibiting symptoms of PTSD, an unemployed friend displaying signs of severe depression, or a teenage family member presenting evidence of self-injury” Past Participant When: March 21, 2020 Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.…
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