Denton Dolphin News

March 6, 2022

Vision and Hearing Screening Begins at DES

Vision and hearing screenings are scheduled to take place beginning 3/10/22. All new entrants and 1st graders will be screened as required by Maryland regulations. If your child has had a vision and/or hearing exam outside of school within the prior 12 months, and you do not wish your child to be re-screened, please provide the school nurse with written verification of that visit prior to the school screening dates.
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Upcoming Dates

**Spring Picture Day is scheduled for March 28, 2022. Flyers coming home or see the link below.**

**Yearbooks need to be ordered by April 1, 2022 (see DES webpage for the flyer).****

March 8: PTA Meeting @ 6:00 PM

March 9-10: MISA Testing for Grade 5 Only

March 10: Interims Home

March 14: No School; Inservice Day

March 16: 5th Grade Parent Night @ 6:00 PM

March 28: Spring Portrait Day

April 1: End of Q3; Early Dismissal; Last day to order a 2022 yearbook!

April 12: Q3 Report Cards Home; PTA Meeting @ 6:00 PM

April 13: Half-day

April 14 - 18: Spring Break

April 19: Welcome Back!

April 20: 5th Grade Parent Night @ 6:00 PM

May 6: PreK Registration

May 18: 5th Grade Parent Night @ 6:00 PM

May 26: Field Day

Udated Contact Tracing

Based on updated guidance from the CDC and the Maryland Department of Health, universal contact tracing is no longer needed in settings such as schools. Positive individuals in any setting are advised to notify their close contacts. CCPS will continue to implement isolation and quarantine protocols as outlined by the local health department. We will also continue to notify the local health department when a student or staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. When an outbreak is identified, as with any infectious illness, we will follow our usual processes of contact tracing and quarantine accordingly.

For more information, please visit COVID-19 Info & Dashboard on the CCPS website.

Covid Testing

The COVID-19 screening testing program through 20/20 GeneSystems has been discontinued at this time. Should the need arise to resume this program in the future, sign up information will be shared with staff and families.

For information about testing and vaccine availability in Caroline County, please visit the Caroline COVID-19 website.

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After-School Online Tutoring Available

Caroline County Public Schools partners with an online provider to offer after school tutoring to students. Students receive tutoring in Math, Reading and Language Arts using an online program called Exact Path, which is offered through Edmentum.

Parents interested in learning more about the program and whether it would be a good fit for their child are encouraged to contact Elizabeth Anthony (, Karin Miller ( or email or email

Denton Elementary School 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 Others

M: Make Responsible Choices

Caroline County Public Schools prohibits discrimination in its educational programs, and in employment, on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or disability.