WELCOME TO DILLON MIDDLE SCHOOL

                                                        
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1803 Joan Drive
Dillon, S.C. 29536            
(843)774-1212 phone        
(843)841-3616 fax            
Mr. Rodney Cook, Principal  
 

Dear Parent,

 My hope is that you and your family are well and have been safe during this pandemic.  As you are fully aware, this school year will be distinctly different than any other in years past.  However, I am confident in saying that the beginning of school may not be “normal,” but our learning will not only continue, it will thrive. 

 In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been some major restructuring of the school schedule to include different modalities of instruction. We have planned for two different opportunities for students to learn during the 2020-2021 school year- Virtual or Hybrid. Your child’s schedule, Virtual or Hybrid, was based upon your preference. All students will begin classes this school year on Tuesday, September 8 with both Virtual and Hybrid beginning at 7:50 am each day.   

 Students who opted for virtual classes will begin promptly at 7:50 each morning. Students will complete four content classes, one elective class and a lunch period each day. Students are required to login each class during the day, at the assigned time, and complete the daily assignment(s), or they will be marked absent for that particular day/class. Again, students will be required to stay logged in for the duration of the period and complete the daily lesson, or they will be marked absent. Classes will end each day at 2:45.

 Students who opted for Hybrid classes will also begin promptly at 7:50 each morning. Students will complete Success For All (SFA) reading program, four content classes, one elective and a lunch period. There will be two cohorts offered for our hybrid students, Cohort A and Cohort B.  Cohort A students are required to attend school on Monday and Wednesday and will have assignments to complete at home on Tuesday and Thursday. Cohort B will attend school on Tuesday and Thursday and have assignments to complete at home on Monday and Wednesday. All hybrid students, Cohort A and B, will be required to log in virtually on Fridays at home. Friday’s schedule is consistent with the in-school schedule except SFA will not be offered virtually. Cohort A and B will be required to log on their tablet every morning at 7:50 am. Once logged on students will complete four content classes, an elective and a lunch period throughout the day.  These students are required to stayed logged in for the duration of the period and complete all daily assignments or they will be marked absent.

 Students whose last name begins with the following letter will be required to attend school on the following days:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Cohort A- (Students with last names A-J)

Attend school at DMS


Cohort B- (Students with last names K-Z)

Complete at home assignments

Cohort B- (Students with last names K-Z)

Attend school at DMS


Cohort A- (Students with last names A-J)

Complete at home assignments

Cohort A- (Students with last names A-J)

Attend school at DMS


Cohort B- (Students with last names K-Z)

Complete at home assignments

Cohort B- (Students with last names K-Z)

Attend school at DMS


Cohort A- (Students with last names A-J)

Complete at home assignments

Cohort A and B-

All students attend classes virtually on their tablet from home


Dillon Middle School is committed to ensuring your child’s safety on a daily basis. Students and staff will complete a daily temperature check before entering the school building. Anyone that enters the building will be required to wear a mask. Classrooms will operate on half capacity to ensure compliance with social distancing. Classrooms will be disinfected every day after school to ensure the well being of your child. We are confident we can provide your child with a safe and welcoming learning environment. 

 Sincerely,
Rodney Cook

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Click here for a link to access a handout on
Coping Strategies for Youth During COVID19 Crisis


DILLON MIDDLE SCHOOL
MISSION AND BELIEFS

Mission Statement:
The mission of Dillon Middle School is to involve students, parents, faculty, and community in the promotion of lifelong learning, by providing a meaningful, innovative educational experience, while requiring a respectful and safe atmosphere, so that as productive members of society learners may achieve their maximum potential.

Statement of Beliefs:
We believe that:

  • All individuals have value
  • Everyone can contribute
  • Respect for each other is necessary for learning
  • The family is the foundation of society
  • Learning is a life-long process
  • Individuals are accountable for their actions
  • Individuals have the potential to achieve success through effort

           **Important Dates to Remember** 
October 7............Progress Reports
October 29...........Parent Conferences 3-6 PM

                                       Peachjar                        


   
Congratulations to Mr. Kevin McLellan for being 
Dillon Middle School's Teacher of the Year
for the 2020-2021 school year.

       

Mr. Kevin McLellan has been selected as Teacher of the Year at Dillon Middle School for the 2020-2021 school year. 

 Mr. Kevin McLellan is from Dillon, South Carolina. He is a 2001 graduate of Dillon High School. Mr. McLellan attended Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Performance. With fifteen years of teaching experience, currently Mr. McLellan teaches 6th, 7th, and 8th grade band at Dillon Middle School

 Mr. McLellan believes that all students are teachable, no matter their abilities. Mr. McLellan states, “I am humbled and honored to have been chosen as Teacher of the Year for Dillon Middle School, but it is not without having stood on the shoulders of excellent educators.”

 Dillon Middle School is proud to have Mr. Kevin McLellan represent our school as Teacher of the Year for the 2020-2021 school year.

               
                

DILLON MIDDLE SCHOOL HAPPENINGS

               
Title IX Coordinator for Dillon Middle School
Mr. Rodney Cook
843-774-1212
cookr@dillon.k12.sc.us


If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's health, please call or email our school nurse, Mrs. Melanie Smith at 843-774-1212 or smithme@dillon.k12.sc.us              


Links

2020-2021 School Calendar
DMS Student Handbook
PowerSchool Parent Portal Log In
PowerSchool Student Portal Log In

Dillon Middle School is grateful to have support from the following businesses and community-based organizations:

First Citizens Bank
Harbor Freight
The Schafer Foundation


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