Spotlight News from Around the District

  • DHS Welcomes Guest Speaker - Jennifer De Leon

    On Thursday, Oct. 14, the World Language, Library and English departments welcomed author and guest speaker, Jennifer De Leon. She spoke with a large group of World Language students about the importance of recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month and the many influences Latinos and Hispanics have had on our country.

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  • DPS Hosts COVID Webinar at Greenlodge Elementary

    Dedham Superintendent Mike Welch hosted a live Zoom webinar to provide the latest insight into how the District is managing COVID cases and how the testing programs worked as they were rolled out at Greenlodge Elementary.

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  • COVID Testing Update

    On September 15th, the Dedham School Committee approved the district’s participation in the DPH/DESE “Test and Stay” program which will allow students who are determined to be close contacts to take a rapid antigen test in school to confirm they are safe before returning to class. Learn More Here.

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  • Questions About COVID Safety Checks/Testing?

    DPS District COVID Testing Coordinator and Superintendent Mike Welch hosted an online parent seminar on Dedham's approach to COVID Safety Checks and Testing. Watch the recorded session here. Passcode: 1B=dVBPn

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  • Congratulations to our Award Winners!

    Dedham Public Schools honored three of it’s educators. Congratulations to the three award winners - Caroline Roy, DHS Chemistry Teacher; Steve Traister, Dedham Athletic Director; and Cindy McGrann, DHS Guidance Counselor.

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  • DPS COVID Testing Consent Form

    These are FREE, voluntary programs for DPS students and staff. We strongly encourage participation, especially for those who cannot yet be vaccinated. Please complete the consent form linked above.

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  • New! Books & Bites - Free Books for Students

    Dedham Public Schools today launched a new 4-week program designed to provide Dedham students of all ages with new, free reading books this summer. The program, developed by Dedham school librarians and coordinated in partnership with the DPS Food Services department, will provide families with the opportunity to pick up free books each week during weekly free meal distribution times.

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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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  • NEW: Pooled COVID Testing Program

    Thanks to our staff and students in 1st & 5th grade at Greenlodge Elementary for helping us launch the new COVID-19 Pooled Testing Program. Last week 75 staff and students participated in the testing program. Testing will be rolled out to all Dedham Schools - expanding at Greenlodge this week, then into other schools over the next couple of weeks. See some photos from our first testing participants in action!

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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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