Denmark-Olar Middle School

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    Hybrid Schedule

    The hybrid schedule begins Monday, September 21, 2020.  If your student is scheduled to be at school either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday, they must arrive at school on their respective days by 8:00 AM.  If your child is a car rider he or she should be dropped off at the front of the new elementary school.  Upon entering, each person will have their temperature checked and recorded.  After entering, your student will be directed to the cafeteria for breakfast.  Social distancing will be required for each student.  If your student will be riding the bus, he or she will be picked up at their normal time.  The bus will drop them off at school at the bus loop where they will enter the commons area of the school and have their temperature taken.  These student will then be escorted to the cafeteria.  School dismisses at 3:00.  Bus riders will arrive home at their regularly scheduled time.  Please remember to have your student wear their mask on the bus and during school.  


     

  • Staff arrives               7:30

    Students arrive           7:30 - 7:55

    1st period                   8:00 - 9:00

    2nd period                 9:04 - 10:04

    3rd period                 10:08 - 11:08

    4th period                 11:12 - 12:12

    Lunch/Recess            12:16 - 12:50

    5th period                 12:54 - 1:54

    6th period                   1:58 - 2:58

    Announcement            2:58 - 3:00

    Teacher Dismissal        3:30

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    Mitch Baker, Principal

    Dr. Betty Benjamin, Guidance Counselor

    Edrie Breeland, Administrative Assistant



     

    Mitch and Meredith Baker

    Welcome to Denmark-Olar Middle School: (DOMS)

     

    During my 20-year career in education, I have been involved with a number of school districts throughout South Carolina. My prior assignments and my DOMS experience — first as a teacher and now as principal — have made it clear to me that our students are as capable as any group of middle schoolers in our state.

    As in other districts, successfully preparing students to overcome the challenges they will face in higher education and as a part of the workforce depends on open communication, supportive relationships, and strong commitment. To maximize our students’ success DOMS has implemented:

    • Interim Report Cards
      • Timely information about grades, work completion, and behavior gives parents the opportunity to reinforce positives and counteract negatives.
    • Standardized tests 
      • Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) and benchmark tests are given throughout the school year. DOMS uses the scores to determine what concepts have been mastered and what areas need to be revisited. DOMS looks at individual scores and trends to determine enrichment activities.(MAP) and benchmark are given throughout the school year. DOMS uses the scores to determine what concepts have been mastered and what areas need to be revisited. DOMS looks at individual scores and trends to determine enrichment activities
    • Monthly Newsletter
      • The DOMS newsletter is a way to communicate upcoming events and report on past ones of interest.
    • Academic Nights
      • Our academic nights provide an opportunity for parents to get to know teachers, experience classes that their students are taking, and learn something new!Standardized tests like Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) and benchmark are given throughout the school year. DOMS uses the scores to determine what concepts have been mastered and what areas need to be revisited. DOMS looks at individual scores and trends to determine enrichment activities. 
    • Parent Portal
      • This tool allows parents to check students’ progress easily and often.
    • Phone Calls
      • Besides individual calls made by parents, teachers, and administrators, DOMS has the ability to call groups. These “robo-calls” make circulating accurate information to large groups easy.
    • DOMS students can compete with any others on any stage, but each of us have our part to play. Please help your student and my devoted faculty and staff by:
      • Ensuring your child gets a good night’s sleep.
      • Taking an active interest in the work your child is doing at school.
      • Encouraging your student read for pleasure for at least twenty minutes each night.
      • Communicating often with your child’s teacher.

    It is a pleasure to be part of you and your child's life.  If you need to get in touch with me or anyone on the DOMS staff, please call (803) 793-3383.

     

    Mitch Baker,

    Principal

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    sharing - To partake of, use, experience, occupy, or enjoy with others

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  • education is life itself. John Dewey quote at DailyLearners.com

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