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Spotlight Headlines & Features from DMS

  • Principal Hillman Email Update: April 26th

    Looking back at the last few weeks of messages to you, it’s apparent that we have had rainy days for the start of the last three weeks. I don’t know about you but Saturday’s weather was a definite welcome addition to the weekend! Cold and rainy days aside, our week is off to a strong start. DMS teachers are reporting that students are completing more work each week which I recognize is in part to all that you are doing at home. Thank you for your efforts, parents! Click above to read the whole email and learn more about what’s going on (remotely) this week:

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  • Principal Hillman Student Email Update: April 21st

    I’m not sure if you’ve heard the news but today the Governor made the decision to keep schools closed through the end of the school year. While many other states had decided this already, it still is so shocking that we won’t be back together this school year! All of you are the best part of DMS and your teachers and I miss you so much! There’s still lots to figure out for the rest of the year (locker clean out!) but for now, please focus on getting your work done and taking care of yourself and your family. Click the link above to see all the updates sent:

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  • DMS Guidance Video

    Are you taking the best care of yourself during this crisis? Watch this video from our DMS Guidance Team for some friendly reminders and great ways to make sure you are taking care of yourself!

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  • Principal Hillman Email to Students: April 6th

    Happy Monday! Did all of you complete my gratitude challenge last week? I loved your emails telling me how you expressed thanks to your families. If you haven’t already done something nice yet, don’t worry - there’s always time to show you are grateful. :) Click the link above for the whole student email, including notes for our week ahead:

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Spotlight News from Around the District

  • Free, virtual event titled "If They Had Known" - August 20th

    Newton-Wellesley Hospital Child Psychiatry and Substance Use Service Teams are offering a free, virtual event titled "If They Had Known" on August 20th at 7:00pm. This event features a documentary screening, via Zoom, followed by presentations and Q & A with expert panelists including clinicians from the NWH Child Psychiatry and Substance Use Services Teams, a Recovery Coach, and a Pharmacist/Parent. Registration information can be found here.

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    Plan receives unanimous approval of School Committee; Students will begin with remote learning and shift to a hybrid model over time. View the full news release by clicking the title above.

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  • Fall Plan: Live Webinar with Q&A Hosted by Supt. Welch

    Dedham is hosting a live Q & A Zoom EVENING webinar tonight (7/30) from 7:00 - 8:00 PM. Faculty, Staff, and Students are welcome to join. Participants will be able to type and submit questions to Supt Welch directly via the Q & A zoom function, and he will do his best to answer them live with information we currently have. This webinar will be recorded and posted on the DPS website for those unable to join live.

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  • FALL PLAN UPDATE: New Website & Superintendent Virtual Q&A

    New information is now available regarding Dedham Public School plans for re-opening in the fall. Click above to read more about the new dedicated Fall 2020 website, and mark your calendars to join one of the live virtual Q&A sessions with Supt. Welch this Thursday.

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  • Update on Fall Athletics

    Dedham Atheletic Director Steve Traister shared an update with DHS families and coaches this week regarding fall sports, after the MIAA Board of Directors meeting.

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  • Dedham Public Schools Family Engagement Initiative Summer 2020

    The Dedham Public Schools and Dedham Youth Commission have partnered to create a supportive forum for all PreK-12 parents and caregivers.This is an opportunity to share and receive support from two mental health professionals and other parents and caregivers in the community. RVSP by July 28th. Clique no título para obter informações traduzidas; Haga clic en el título para obtener información traducida; Klike sou tit pou enfòmasyon tradui; Нажмите на название для переведенной информацииانقر العنوان للمعلومات المترجمة

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  • UPDATE on Schools in Sept - Guidance from DESE

    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.

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New Student Registration

  • 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.

    Register Online Here


    For Kindergarten and Preschool contact:

    Carmel Kerrigan




    For Grades 1 through 8 contact:

    Katie Murray




    For Grades 9 through 12 contact:

    Stefanny Sun



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Mission and Vision

  • 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.