DMS Weekly Update

Week of November 9th

Second Semester Declaration!

The first day of the second semester is January 20, 2021, and now it is time to prepare for it. We need a Second Semester Declaration of Intent for every student. It is due by Monday, November 23 at noon.

Click here to submit a Second Semester Declaration of Intent for each student.

During the summer, SDPC said each family would have the option of choosing between traditional (face-to-face & remote) instruction at a school or virtual instruction at Pickens County Virtual Academy (PCVA) for the second semester.

  • The timeframe for making this choice started on Monday, 11/2 and ends on Monday, 11/23 at noon.
  • Access to the Second Semester Declaration of Intent will not be available after the deadline on Monday, 11/23 at noon.
  • The Second Semester Declaration of Intent is only for grades 5K-12. Virtual options are not available for pre-K.
  • If you do not respond, your students will stay in the same placement as the first semester. However, we request to have a declaration for all students.
  • If you submit and then change your mind, you can resubmit before the deadline. The most recent response will be used to determine placement.
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Continuing to be Safe!

Please remember to review COVID-19 safety guidelines with your child. Masks are required to be worn by staff and students upon arrival to campus, during all transitions, in classrooms when up and moving around, in hallways, at dismissal, and in classrooms when proper social distancing of at least 6ft. isn't possible. All students who wish to wear their masks even when social distancing is possible, may certainly do so. Thank you for reviewing these guidelines with your child.


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