Spotlight News from Around the District

  • DHS Senior Updates April 13, 2021

    View the lastest updates sent to the Class of 2021 regarding senior activities, including Prom, which will not be held. The decision regarding Prom was made after survey feedback from the Class of '21 indicated they did not want to hold the event under the required MA state guidelines. DHS will continue to support the Class of 2021 as the guidelines change and other opportunities arise.

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  • June 5th DHS Class of 2021 Graduation Plans

    DHS will hold the Class of 2021 Graduation at 11am on June 5th (June 6th rain date) outdoors at Memorial Field. The commencement ceremony will follow all safety guidelines issue by the State as of April 28th. Congrats DHS Class of 2021!

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  • Local College Scholarships

    The Dedham Local Scholarship application is due on Friday, April 30. All seniors are encouraged to apply through the universal application available in Naviance. The local scholarship program includes over 130 scholarships and students considering a trade, 2 year college or 4 year university qualify for consideration.

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  • NEW: COVID Quarantine Guidelines

    On Wednesday, March 3 the Dedham School Committee voted to approve revised COVID Quarantine Guidelines for the District. These guidelines allow the option (in non-household exposures) for people who are considered close contacts of a positive COVID-19 case to return from quarantine with testing after as few as 7 days. These revised guidelines follow CDC recommendations and will remain in effect for the District for all students and staff.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions re: COVID - School Notifications

    When it comes to notifying parents regarding students in classrooms or schools who have tested positive, our school nurses are following a strict set of protocols. There are often questions – especially around who was impacted, how family members ought to respond, and if school will need to shift back to fully remote learning. Get answers to the Frequently Asked Questions here!

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  • Welcoming our new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer Dr. Oneida Fox Roye

    Dr. Oneida Fox Roye joined Dedham Public Schools this week, starting in her new role as Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer. Learn more about the role and her background here. Welcome Dr. Fox Roye!

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  • Tech Tip: Accessing Google Classroom

    To sign into Google Classroom students must use their Dedham GSuite accounts The usernames are firstname.lastname@student.dedham.k12.ma.us Learn more Here

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  • NEW: Family Training and Support Office Hours

    Office hours will provide dedicated time for families to ask questions and hear answers from Dedham faculty on student use of Zoom and Google Classroom in the remote learning environment. These office hour sessions are intended to focus on the technical skills necessary to use the technologies effectively.

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  • Bus Application & Safety Information

    On September 2, 2020 the Dedham School Committee voted to waive all bus fees while school is in a Hybrid Learning model. All Dedham families with children registered to participate in the hybrid model are eligible to apply for busing. Families who wish to have students ride the bus on days when they are scheduled for in-person learning must complete BOTH a Bus Application form and sign a Code of Conduct statement. Learn more about Bus Safety and Download Forms Here.

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  • Fall News: How DPS is Managing Classroom Air Quality

    Learn more about how DPS has been working on adding new air quality filtration systems in preparation for staff and students return in the Fall.

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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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  • 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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  • FY21 School Budget Update

    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!

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  • This Week in History: Juneteenth

    June 19th is not only the last day of school in Dedham this year, it is also a prominent day in the history of our country known as "Juneteenth". Learn more!.

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  • Counseling Tip of the Week: June 15

    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!

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  • DEDHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS INTRODUCE MASSACHUSETTS SEAL OF BILITERACY DISTINCTION ON DIPLOMAS

    Dedham Public Schools joined 150 districts around Massachusetts in awarding a State Seal of Biliteracy distinction on Dedham High School diplomas this year. The Seal is awarded to students that demonstrate proficiency in two languages; English and one other language. Thirteen graduates in the Dedham High Class of 2020 earned the Seal of Biliteracy on their diplomas, two of those graduates earned a Seal with Distinction. Learn More Here.

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  • DEDHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS CELEBRATES STUDENT ARTWORK WITH VIRTUAL ART SHOW

    The Dedham Public Schools Department of Fine and Performing Arts is proud to present this year’s annual District Art Show in a virtual format. The beautiful work of many of our students PK-12 is now featured on school and district websites for the next three weeks. While we cannot celebrate this creative representation of Dedham culture and community in person, the Art teachers are proud to display their students’ work online for all to enjoy!

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  • Letter to our School Community

    Leadership and staff of the Dedham Public Schools, joined the many voices raised this past week, denouncing the deplorable actions, recent killings and injustices toward people of color in our country. Dedham Schools embrace our families of color and remain committed to honoring and protecting the rights and dignity of all members of our school community. The collective diversity of Dedham is one of our greatest assets. We ask that all members of the community stand with us in appreciating and affirming our commitment to the ethical and moral treatment of all people. Read the full letter from school leaders here.

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  • Student Work Spotlight: New ECHO Issue Now Online!

    The staff of ECHO Magazine happily announces this year's publication Special Stories featuring works by the following talented DHS writers, photographers, and artists: Ella Hartshorn ‘21, Lily Hyde ‘23, Anna Tsiar ‘20, Isabelle Salaun ‘23, Melody Lustgarten ‘23, Michael McDonough ‘23, Justin Reilly ‘23, Leila Smadi ‘22, Jonah Wolfe ‘23 , Carly Paul ‘20, Joe Iantosca ‘21, Mira Krikorian ‘23, Vivien Boudette ‘22, Mackenzie Woodbury ‘21, Finn Radner ‘23, and Alondra Msallem ‘20. We hope you enjoy this year's issue!

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