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Spotlight News

  • DPS Summer Eco-Explorers Enrichment Program Updates

    Dedham Public Schools has revised plans for their new summer enrichment program, Eco-Explorers, now offering interested students greater schedule flexibility, lower pricing and extending registration to four neighboring towns. The program, which will shift from a full 4-week July program, will now be available on a weekly session basis, providing the ability to choose individual weeks, rather than commit to the full month of July.  In addition to shifting Eco-Explorers to a weekly format, Dedham is also adjusting the pricing to align with current Avery Institute programming costs, making each weekly afternoon session now $80 per week.   Students who register and refer a friend to join them at Eco-Explorers can also benefit from a 10% discount. 

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  • Welcome! Dr. Sara Stetson - Appointed Assistant Superintendent for Student Services

    Dedham Public Schools announced the appointment of Dr. Sara Stetson as the Dedham Public Schools Assistant Superintendent for Student Services, effective July 1, 2022.  Sara was the consensus top choice from a talented field of candidates during her finalist interviews and site visit. We are thrilled that Sara will be able to work with DPS Special Education Director Liza O’Connell in the next few months to coordinate a smooth transition and entry into our district. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Sara Stetson to the Dedham Public Schools community! 

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  • FY2023 School Budget Book Now Available

    On Monday, March 28, Dedham Public School administration and School Committee members will present to the Dedham Finance and Warrant Committee an overview of the District's FY23 Budget Book. The book summarizes the FY23 Budget request as voted by the School Committee on February 2, 2022 . This is an opportunity for FinCom members to pose questions about our budget before they begin their deliberations and vote for what FinCom will support as a final Town Meeting recommendation.

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  • Lit With Words: DHS & Greenlodge Students Connect Via Culturally Diverse Read-Aloud Program

    Learn more about The Lit with Words: Read Aloud Program bringing DHS students to Greenlodge Elementary for a new DEI&J program running from February until April vacation.

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District COVID News & Updates

  • ESSR III: Implementation Plan

    The purpose of the ESSER III fund is to support the safe reopening and sustaining safe operations of schools while meeting students' academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about DPS plans for utilizing these funds.

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  • NEW At-Home COVID Rapid Testing Program

    This new at-home testing opportunity is voluntary.   To participate and receive tests, you MUST complete the form and opt-in.  Only those who opt-in will receive tests.  We strongly encourage you to fill out the form by February 2nd to opt-in.  Student tests will be distributed for the first time the week of February 7th.  Each school has a separate opt-in form for organization purposes, so please be sure to complete the correct form for each of your students. Click here for form links and to learn more.

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  • 2022 Latest Quarantine Guidelines

    On Thursday, December 30 the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) revised their guidance for isolation and quarantine for COVID-19.

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  • Can My Student Go To School? COVID Symptom Checker

    Winter is coming! Please refer to the COVID-19 symptom list and keep students home if they are sick. Click here for a symptom checklist for Vaccinated and Unvaccinated students.

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  • CDC now recommends that children between the ages of 5 and 11 years receive the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine.

    On November 2, the CDC recommendation that children 5 to 11 years old be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine. DPS encourages all eligible students to register and get vaccinated.

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  • Our Mission: 

    The mission of the Dedham Public Schools, in partnership with the community, is to promote excellence in learning, self-discipline, and motivation.

    The Dedham School System does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin or handicap in its educational activities or employment practices.

    Vision Statement:

    Each graduate of the Dedham Public Schools (DPS) will confidently pursue personal excellence through continued independent inquiry and learning and exhibit socially responsible decision-making within a dynamic and diverse global community.