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

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Dillon Middle School is proud to have Mrs. Grossetti represent our school as Teacher of the Year for the 2022-2023 School Year. 

DMS Supply List 2022-2023

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2022-2023 Newsletter (English)
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2022-2023 Title 1 Compact
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2022-2023 Parent Involvement Policy
2022-2023 Parent Involvement Policy (Spanish)


Whooping Cough Vaccine Required for Rising 7th Graders

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is working to prevent the spread of pertussis, an illness that can be fatal to infants, by requiring older children to get vaccinated.


Rising seventh graders must be immunized for pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, with the Tdap vaccine.  The shot’s name is short for tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis.  Many children receive the Tdap vaccines during infancy.  The vaccines are designed to jointly boost immunity.


The centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommend that 11-year-olds receive the Tdap vaccine.  Students must present a certificate of immunization to schools obtained from county health departments or from their doctor’s office.


Whooping cough is especially contagious and symptoms include severe coughing that sounds like a high-pitched breathless gasp.  Teens and adults who catch pertussis can rupture blood vessels and get cracked lips.  Infants can die.


Dillon School District Four school officials and health professionals urge parents to get their children vaccinated as soon as possible.  Vaccination appointments should be made with the local health department or with a family physician. 


Once a student has had their vaccination, an updated South Carolina Immunization Record should be taken to the child’s school.  District nurses will maintain records denoting which students have had the vaccine and which students need the required vaccine.


All 7th grade students have 30 days from the beginning of school to get this immunization. If they have not had the vaccination by September 14, 2022, students will be excluded from school until the immunization is received and the updated record is on file.  The only exception is for those with a religious exemption.  Religious exemptions can only issued by the local health department.  If parents have questions about the vaccine, they should call and ask to speak to the nurse at their child’s school.  

Melanie Smith
School Nurse
(843) 774-1212


Mission Statement:
The mission of Dillon Middle School is to involve ALL students, parents, faculty, and community in the promotion of lifelong learning, by providing a meaningful, innovative, differentiated educational experience, while requiring a respectful and safe learning environment focused on the well-being of each student, 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**
January 20...........Teacher Inservice/No School for Students
February 14.........Progress Reports
February 17.........1/2 Day for Students (Only Breakfast Served)


    Title IX Coordinator for Dillon Middle School
Mr. Rodney Cook
[email protected]

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 [email protected]              


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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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