DD2 closing in on the start of school with fact, fee days and registration
The final Fact and Fee day in Dorchester District Two is today. It was the second day DD2 students could register at the school they’ll attend during the 2017-2018 school year.
“They're just excited to be back and it's so good to see them,” said Harolyn Hess, principal of Fort Dorchester Elementary. “Because this is their school, it belongs to them. That's what it's all about.”
While some will likely miss out on the excitement of the day, there are still ways students can register for the school year.
The following documentation is needed for new students:
- Certified birth certificate
- South Carolina Immunization Form that is available from the Dorchester County Health Department or any physician's office
- If available, withdrawal paperwork/report card from previous school attended
- A proof of residency in the form of a utility bill in the name of the parent/guardian that includes the current service address
Students who have attended a DD2 school in a previous school year may be able to register online. Parents and students should check their specific schools for exact protocol. Any students who have never attended a Dorchester County school before need to go to the school they’ll attend and register in person.
“Right now we're gearing up for a fun filled year,” said Mandy Rogers, PTA President at Fort Dorchester Elementary and parent of a DD2 student. “We have a whole bunch of programs."
There’s a $20 registration fee. Officials say that helps pay for classroom materials and resources. Class schedules are also available during registration.
“Kids are finding out their teachers,” Principal Hess added. "They’re anxious to go to classrooms. Meet the teachers coming up soon, so yeah, they're thrilled. We're ready to get this thing going.”
Registration is from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., then again from 3 pm. to 7 p.m.