Watch the Riverdale Virtual Onward and Upward Ceremony in the form of a Google Slides presentation. After you open it, be sure to review the first slide on how to watch it in "Present" mode with the volume on. This will make sure you get the full experience!! Special thank you goes out to Ms. Jessica Ranahan who collected all of the pieces of this presentation and produced what is truly a special show for our students and families. Another special thank you goes to Ms. Barbara Kelly for being our guest speaker!
Information emailed on March 18 from all Dedham Principals - on the District’s plan to support academic enrichment and review while school is closed. These are unprecedented times and we are working closely with our colleagues across the district to prepare resources to help maintain learning while we are not in session. The following paragraphs provide a detailed overview of the materials we are preparing and how you can access them.
Today - June 25th - the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released its Initial Fall School Reopening Guidance. This work is based upon the current available research available at this time, and this guidance will be updated in late July. It is very comprehensive and includes a goal of safely returning as many students as possible for in-school learning in the fall. Read more by clicking the link above.
Congratulations to the Dedham Students in Grades 4-8 who were honored as High Achievers in 2020 by the New England Math League. Well Done!
Avery Elementary School faculty members Wendy Garland (Library) and Sara Santos (Music) would like to extend an invitation to Avery's digital musical Cinderella...If the Shoe Fits. This production began on the stage in January with over 70 students participating and has now turned into a digital version with over 50 students participating.
Wednesday evening the Dedham School Committee approved a revised FY21 School budget proposal. The revisions incorporated guidance provided by the Town, which requested a $500,000 reduction from the original proposal approved by the School Committee on January 29, 2020, in order to accommodate anticipated shortfalls resulting from the current pandemic crisis. The revised FY21 proposed budget request is now $42,576,992. Learn more here!
To support the social and emotional wellbeing of teens, Boston University Wheelock College of Education and Human Development created a self-guided course designed for middle and high school students. This is a fantastic resource for teens to learn about stress and coping mechanisms in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be available throughout the summer for students and parents/caregivers to access. Please check it out!
During the COVID-19 outbreak, registrars will not be taking in person appointments. Once you have completed your online registration and compiled all necessary documentation, please contact the appropriate student registrars.
For Kindergarten and Preschool contact:
For Grades 1 through 8 contact:
For Grades 9 through 12 contact:
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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.
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.