APRIL 16, 2021

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MAP Testing for Spring 20-21

All students will be completing MAP Testing this upcoming week. ELA MAP Testing will be on Thursday, April 22nd and Math MAP Testing will be on Friday, April 23rd.

SC Department of Education Parent Opinion Survey

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"Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it." - Greg Anderson

We Want To Hear From You

Your feedback is important to us and drives a lot of the actions that we take for the betterment of all of our students. Please take a moment to complete our brief survey if you have something to share or something you may want to bring to our attention.

Please click here to complete the Silver Fox Feedback Form.


School & District Updates and Reminders
  • School District Five COVID-19 Dashboard
  • COVID-19 Safeguards
  • New Season Dress Clothing Check
  • Dress Code Reminders
  • Reminders

Calendar & Events

  • Upcoming Dates
  • SC READY/SCPASS Testing Schedule
  • Late Start Wednesday

Instruction & Support

Extracurricular Activities

  • C-Team Football Info
  • Inaugural Golf Tournament
  • Voluntary Weightlifting
  • FCA

Additional Announcements



Lexington-Richland School District Five has launched a COVID-19 dashboard.

During a special-called meeting on Nov. 30, the Board approved a motion to have the district create a webpage “dashboard” for reporting active COVID-19 positive cases and quarantine cases in schools. The motion requires the district to “Reallocate resources that we currently have to create a weekly data dashboard / website to reflect numbers by school, to include active COVID-19 cases and quarantine numbers for students and staff, separately recording numbers for FIVE (virtual program) teachers and students.”

The dashboard, which will be updated each Friday, can be found on the district website homepage and at the following link: For more information on the district’s COVID-19 response, click the "20-21 COVID-19 Information" tab on our district website or visit


Safety is a top priority. School District Five of Lexington & Richland Counties has worked in collaboration with health officials to establish health protocols for the 2020-21 school year, in response to COVID-19. Students and staff will be asked to complete daily self-screenings before reporting to school/district campuses. District schools will follow DHEC guidance regarding the management of suspected and confirmed COVID-19 cases.

  • Click the following link to see the district’s self-screening checklist:

Self-Screening Checklist

  • Click the following link to see the district’s COVID-19 Exposure Flowchart:

COVID-19 Exposure Flowchart

  • For DHEC guidelines regarding the management of suspected and confirmed COVID-19 cases, click the following link:

School Exclusion

  • View our COVID-19 Communications Guide:

Communications Guide

  • View DHEC's School COVID-19 Report:

For more information on health and safety protocols, click the "20-21 COVID-19 Information" tab on our district website or visit

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With the warmer weather, please remember to check your child's dress before they leave for school.


  • Shorts should be fingertip length or longer.
  • Shirts need to cover your midriff and have straps that are at least ID width. (No bellies showing)
  • Pants should be worn at the waistline, not sagging, no pajama pants are allowed unless on approved days.
  • We will try to work with students on correcting dress code issues, but please be aware that you may be contacted to bring alternative outfits if the solutions don't work out.

Please see the full dress code below.


1. Clothing and/or hair should not be so extreme or inappropriate to the school setting as to disrupt the educational process. Therefore, clothing deemed distracting, revealing, overly suggestive, or otherwise disruptive shall not be permitted. This includes bare midriffs, halter/tank tops, see-through shirts/tops/blouses, and bike shorts.

2. No vulgar, obscene, or otherwise inappropriate symbols, language, or wording will be permitted on clothing or accessories.

3. Clothing or accessories, i.e., book bags, jewelry, hats, etc., that display alcohol, tobacco, or other drug symbols are not permitted.

4. Gang attire, gang colors, or gang symbols are also not permitted to be worn or displayed on accessories.

5. Hats, head stockings, pajamas, or kerchiefs may only be worn during the school day for special occasions when approved by the principal.

6. Proper shoes must be worn at all times.

7. Special dress or costume may be worn during the school day for special occasions when approved by the principal.

8. Wearing accessories or clothing that could pose a safety threat to one’s self or others is not allowed. This includes heavy chains, not made as jewelry, fishhooks, multiple-finger rings, studded bracelets or collars, nose/lip to ear chains, etc. Unusual body piercing that is disruptive to the order of the school or is a distraction to the learning environment will not be allowed.

9. Pants must be worn at the natural waistline and undergarments are not to be visible.

10. Hats may be worn at the school bus stop or while on the bus during periods of cold weather. Hats must conform to all of the above requirements and must be removed before entering the building.


  • All students cellphones should be placed in bookbags when released from the gym or cafeteria in the mornings and should not be in use again until the bell rings for dismissal at 3:30 PM

  • All students must wear a mask covering their mouth and nose, and practice social distancing while at school.

  • Visitors will not be allowed to enter the school at this time.

  • It is recommended that students bring their own water bottle which can be filled at water bottle stations as needed. Parents that bring lunch to students need to have food in a lunch box for students.

  • Upon arrival students needing to eat breakfast will report to the cafeteria. All other students will report to the gym.

  • IDs must be worn around the neck for all students when on school campus. Students will be charged $1 for every day that they need a temporary ID. If an ID is missing, a replacement is $5 and a lanyard is $1.

  • Students can arrive at school between 7:50 am and 8:25 am. Adequate supervision is not available until this time for all students.

  • All students need to be dropped off in the car rider line in the morning up until 8:25 am

  • School ends at 3:30 pm. Please make sure your student knows their bus number in the afternoon or how they will be getting home each day.

  • Parking to pick up students in the car rider line is prohibited.




  • Boys Tennis vs Lexington @ Lexington 4:00 pm
  • Boys Baseball vs Blythewood @ Blythewood 6:00 pm

  • Boys Soccer vs River Bluff @ DFHS 7:00 pm
  • Girls Soccer vs River Bluff @ RB 7:00 pm



  • Boys Baseball vs Blythewood @ DFHS 6:00 pm


  • Boys Soccer vs Lexington @ DFHS 5:30 pm
  • Girls Soccer vs Lexington @ LHS 5:30 pm


SCREADY and SCPASS must be administered in person. There is no remote administration option. The following dates have selected to administer the tests. May 19 late start (middle school) is canceled and will not be rescheduled.

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Late Start Wednesday

Our next Late Start Wednesday is scheduled for Wednesday, April 28, 2021.


On Late Start Wednesdays, students should report to school no earlier than 9:00am. School begins at 9:30am. Bus transportation will pick up one hour later than the usual pick up time. Dismissal remains at the regular time of 3:30pm.



Students participating in the hybrid model have onsite instructional days combined with virtual instructional days. Teachers have addressed attendance for students during the distance learning, instructional days. Remind your students to check their Google Classrooms for assignments and attendance on their distance learning days.

If there is a technology issue that results in your student missing the class, the parent must submit an email to the teacher of the class missed for the class to be excused. If a student is unable to attend for any medical reason, the excuse must be submitted by the parent to the teacher and to Interim Attendance Clerk Melinda Morris at



  • **NEW** We now have a D5 Student Self Help Service Portal. This is a portal to assist the student in fixing their issue(s) without having to put in a trouble ticket.

  • Hybrid (In Person) Students: Take Broken Chromebook to Media Center M/T/TH/F - 8am-3pm (closed Wednesdays)


  • The Student Knowledge Base

  • Student Technology Knowledge Base (How-Tos and Troubleshooting)

  • Instructional Technology (Software and How-Tos)

  • Our main Technology Webpage also has additional information about hotspots, wifi business partners and much, much more!
  • Distance Learning Site



It's Book Fair time! Please support your DFMS Library's online Spring Book Fair! All proceeds benefit our school library. Orders are due May 8th. All orders will ship to the school and then be delivered to Dens. Thanks for your support!

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Voluntary Weightlifting

Weightlifting for football has started.

*Please note at this time this is voluntary, and players will not be penalized for not attending.

Weightlifting will take place on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 3:50 to 4:30pm. There will be no weight lifting on Wednesday. Players wishing to participate will be dismissed with the walkers, and will walk to the high school. Players will not be dismissed from weightlifting early. Students MUST be picked up at 4:30.

Please make sure your player brings a mask and a water bottle clearly labeled with their name.

Go Foxes!!!!


Dutch Fork High JROTC is looking for students that would like to join a family of cadets on a journey to become better leaders and citizens in their community and nation. JROTC is much more than marching and military-related activities; our program will develop and prepare students for life after graduation! Joining our family does not come with any military service obligations and must be the voluntary choice of the student. Please take a few minutes to view the videos by clicking on the links below. We would also appreciate you following us on Instagram by clicking here.

AFJROTC Pilot Scholarship

JROTC Motivational Story


FCA continues to have fun and fellowship and would love to have you be a part of our group! We meet on Fridays in Room 409 on the Purple Hall. We begin at 7:50 (or when you arrive) and end at 8:20. Student-led devotions, guest speakers via Google Meet, games, and awesome fellowship await you! We look forward to you joining us this week!



D5 is looking for substitute teachers along with other sub positions if you are interested please apply at the link below:


Did you know that breakfast and lunch are both FREE all year? This is an opportunity we may not have again, to feed EVERY student for Free the Entire school year. So take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to save money and allow your student to eat with us.
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Thank you to everyone who purchased an Attractions Book to support our fundraising event. We would like to sell an additional 100 books and need your help to meet this goal. If your family and friends have not yet ordered an Attractions Book, you can order by clicking on the below link or sending $20.00 to the school.

Every book sold will help provide funds to support our students, teachers, and staff! Thank you to all of our Dutch Fork families for your continued support of the PTSA.

Make a difference for your school every time you shop with Box Tops for Education. Download the App, Scan Your Receipt and Earn Cash for your School! It’s that easy!

Please visit our Spirit Wear Store on Member Hub for all spirit wear items such as masks, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and more.

School District Five 2021 Graduation Dates

School District Five announces location change, new details for 2021 graduation ceremonies.

Lexington-Richland School District Five is announcing important updates and details about its in-person 2021 graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2021. Please click this link for more detailed information.

  • IHS Graduation - Friday, June 18: 8 a.m. @ Irmo High School Stadium

  • SHHS Graduation - Friday, June 18: 7 p.m. @ Irmo High School Stadium

  • CHS Graduation - Saturday, June 19: 8 a.m. @ Chapin High School Stadium

  • DFHS Graduation - Saturday, June 19: 7 p.m. @ Dutch Fork High School Stadium