Denton Dolphin News

April 8, 2021

Upcoming Events

Dear DES Families,

I hope this finds you well and enjoying spring!

The DES School Improvement Plan has been posted to the DES webpage. This document outlines the areas of focus for improvement this school year.

Make-up Picture Day has been scheduled for May 7. Please use the link below to sign up for a time if your child did not have a picture taken or if your child's picture needs to be retaken. If it is a retake, please be sure to contact Strawbridge Studios to let them know prior to signing up.


April 14: End of Quarter 3

April 20: Report Cards Home

April 22: 5th Grade Parent Night @ 6:30 PM

May 5: PreK/K Registration; 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Thank you for all your support of Denton Elementary!

Susan R. McCandless

Proud Principal of Denton Elementary School

Last Day of School Announced

April 6, 2021 - The last day of school has been set for June 11 for all students. Monday, June 14 is the last day for teachers.

School calendars are approved by the Board of Education before the start of the school year. However, state law dictates that at least three (3) inclement weather days be built into the calendar which factors into determining the last day of school. The last day is normally announced once the potential for inclement weather has reasonably passed.

This school year, students were able to learn virtually when they could not be safety transported for in-person learning. As a result, no inclement weather days were used and the school year is ending earlier than indicated the approved calendar.

Vaccines Available Around Caroline

Denton Moderna clinic for 18 and older, advanced registration required:

• Friday, April 9:

Ridgely Johnson & Johnson clinics for 18 and older. Advanced registration required.

• Thursday, April 8:

• Friday, April 9:

• Saturday, April 10:

• Sunday, April 11:

The following update is for Maryland residents age 16 and older:

Through a partnership between University of Maryland Shore Regional Health (UM SRH) and Chesapeake College, COVID-19 vaccinations will be offered by appointment on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in the College’s Eastern Shore Higher Education Center on the Wye Mills campus, beginning Wednesday, April 7, 2021.

*Anyone 16+ is eligible to register*

To register for a vaccine appointment at Chesapeake College, visit and follow the instructions to complete the registration form. Vaccine appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first served basis. No walk-ins will be allowed.

Denton Elementary is a Title I School

Vision of Excellence

The Denton Elementary School Family will promote our core values

of S.W.I.M. by supporting a challenging curriculum,

honoring individuality, and working collaboratively.

S: Stay Safe

W: Work Hard

I: Include Everyone

M: Make responsible Choices