Feb. 16 marked the 100th day of the school year, the most unusual and challenging of my 32 years in education. However, it also began the week that we all hope is the turning point.
By the end of the week, every Dorchester County Public Schools student who wanted in-person instruction had started a schedule in which they have at least a day in their school building with their teachers. Many of our students will have more than one day.
We are excited to have welcomed all grades of Group A into the classroom Feb. 16 and 17. Feb. 18 and 19 was the return of all grades in Group B. This was, in fact, the second week of in-person instruction for Group D.
At present, we are balancing bringing as many students into our buildings as possible while ensuring that we are able to maintain health protocols and keeping everyone safe. While the Dorchester County COVID metrics continue to improve, we are taking nothing for granted. Your continued support in following health and safety protocols at home, in the community, and at school will allow us to continue moving towards bringing our students back for more in-person learning opportunities.
Stay safe and healthy,
W. David Bromwell
Dorchester County Public Schools