Spotlight News from Around the District

  • PK - 5 Student Placements Information Coming Soon

    All PreK-5 class placements will be sent to family emails on Monday, August 23rd. Please be sure to mark your calendars to check your emails that afternoon for your children's classroom assignments and teachers. Teachers and class placements will not be available before this date.

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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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  • Dedham Public Schools FY2022 Budget Book Now Available

    The Dedham School Committee unanimously voted to approve this budget request at their meeting on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. The proposed FY2022 budget request returns the focus of Dedham Public Schools operations to our mission of student engagement, inclusion and opportunity. We seek to recover some of the reductions made last year in order to balance the FY21 Budget. Specifically, we need to restart our efforts and commitments to high quality educator professional development, and the continued evolution of our district’s comprehensive investment in district-based special education programming.

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  • Student Spotlight: Jack Y 4th Grader at Greenlodge

    On March 18th, every third, fourth and fifth grade classroom across the Dedham School District got a new soccer ball for recess, thanks to the efforts of Jack Yandresevits, a 4th grader at Greenlodge.

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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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  • DMS Grade 8 Science Explore Gravity

    The 8th Grade Boylston Team completed their unit on gravity at the end of 2020 - and created some amazing ways to showcase what they learned. Working with teacher, Sean Bowles, instead of a test, students were asked to create a moving model to answer the question: How does gravity manipulate the universe? Take a look at a few examples of how this team creatively applied their knowledge of Gravity:

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  • DPS Students Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Included in this year‘s special virtual community celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are personal statements from Dedham students. If you were unable to watch the Celebration on Monday, January 18th, you can watch them here as they share their experiences and their dreams for a future that honors Dr. King‘s vision of inclusion and personal freedom.

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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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  • Dedham Elementary Music Teachers Video

    Watch our amazing Elementary Music teachers celebrate the students in this video!

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  • Dedham Students Honored by New England Math League

    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!

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  • School Spotlight: Avery - Virtual Cinderella Production

    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.

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