Denton Dolphin News

November 6, 2021

DES Spirit Wear Now Available!

The DES PTA is selling Denton Elementary attire with some great new designs this year--including, GLITTER letters!

Go to to view the many options available from sweatshirts to football jersey's to sweatpants. When you place your order between now and November 15, you get free shipping!

Vaccine Clinics Open

The Caroline County Health Department, in partnership with Choptank Community Health and Caroline County Public Schools, is now offering COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5-11.

Children in this age range may receive the Pfizer vaccine, which is administered as a two-dose primary series, 3 weeks apart. The children’s vaccine is a lower dose (10 micrograms) than that used for individuals 12 years of age and older (30 micrograms).

Vaccine clinics will be held at schools and at the Health Department’s vaccine center. A parent or legal guardian must be present and must sign a consent authorization at the time of vaccination. Click the school names below or visit our vaccine page to register your child for a vaccine. Future clinics will be added to the vaccine page on an ongoing basis.

Friday, November 12, 2021 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM at

Greensboro Elementary School, 627 N. Main Street, Greensboro

Denton Elementary School, 303 Sharp Road, Denton

Federalsburg Elementary School, 302 S. University Avenue, Federalsburg

Saturday, November 20, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Caroline County Vaccine Center, 18 Denton Plaza, Denton

Many pediatricians also have received vaccines, and your child may be able to be vaccinated at their doctor’s office. Have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for children? Check out this helpful Frequently Asked Questions post from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Upcoming Dates

November 8: Quarter 2 Begins

November 9: PTA Meeting @ 6:00 PM

November 11-12: No PreK; Conference Day

November 12: No School for K-5; Conference Day

November 12: PTA Raffle Funds/Tickets due

November 16: Make-up Picture Day

November 16: Report Cards Home

November 24-28: Thanksgiving Break

December 6: Concert Reheasal @ NCHS Auditorium, 6:15 PM

December 9: Holiday Concert @ NCHS Auditorium, 6:30 PM

December 10: Cookies and Cocoa (Outside @ DES)

December 22: Early Dismissal

December 23-January 2: Winter Break

Voluntary Covid Testing Now Available

Voluntary COVID-19 testing will be available one day a week in all schools, beginning the week of November 8, 2021.

CCPS has contracted with 20/20 GeneSystems in Rockville, Maryland to provide this service. Registration is required prior to participation in the testing program. Parents will be able to register students online with a one-time enrollment, which grants permission for once a week testing for the remainder of the school year.

Testing schedule:

  • Mondays beginning Nov. 8 - Federalsburg and Preston Elementary Schools, Colonel Richardson Middle and Colonel Richardson High Schools

  • Wednesdays beginning Nov. 10 - Denton, Greensboro and Ridgely Elementary Schools, Lockerman Middle and North Caroline High Schools

20/20 GeneSystems has developed a Frequently Asked Questions sheet for parents which includes information about the registration process.

Denton Elementary School is a Title I School

Vision of Excellence

The Denton Elementary School Family will 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