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Upcoming Events
2/23/2016
- SEPAC Meeting
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
3/14/2016
- School Committee Meeting
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
3/28/2016
- School Committee Meeting
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
3/31/2016
- SEPAC Meeting
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 
District Announcements
A Message from our new Superintendent, Dr. Bonny Gifford:


Welcome to the Dartmouth Public School District! Our Mission is to provide a quality education for all learners.  As a high performing school district, we engage students in their education in ways that inspire curiosity and foster a powerful and long lasting yearn for knowledge.  Our shared belief in the power of individual potential promotes the creation of a culture of rigorous expectations and a strong commitment to providing opportunities for success for all members of this vibrant learning community.

The accomplishments of the Dartmouth District can be attributed to the efforts of talented and dedicated professionals, a supportive community, and a commitment to educating "the whole child". We are dedicated to establishing and sustaining standards of teaching practice at optimum levels of effectiveness at every grade level and across all content areas to ensure our students gain the skills and knowledge necessary to participate richly and fully in a dynamic 21st Century global economy.

This is an exciting yet complex time to be in education.  Social media, accountability, high stakes, rapidly changing technology tools, societal issues, state and federal mandates and financial concerns are just a few of the topics that impact the daily work of educators. To quote Eleanor Roosevelt, “this is no ordinary time.”  As a result, “It takes a village" has taken on enhanced significance, the concept becoming paramount to school and student success.  
As we look forward to a new school year, we invite you to join our village. Partner with us to ensure the Dartmouth Public School District continues as an exemplary place of learning for all!

 
Sincerely,

B. Gifford
Bonny L. Gifford, Ed.D.
 
District Announcements
Calendar
Proposed Draft 2016-2017 Calendar

This is the Proposed Draft Calendar for the 2016-2017 School Year.  If you have comments please email the School Department at calendar@dartmouthschools.org
Kindergarten Registration Dates
Full day kindergarten registration will be held as follows: 
 
CUSHMAN SCHOOL REGISTRATIONS
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 from 9:30 – 2:30 Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 9:30 – 2:30
746 Dartmouth Street, Dartmouth 746 Dartmouth Street, Dartmouth
 
POTTER SCHOOL REGISTRATIONS
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 from 9:30 – 2:30 Thursday, March 3, 2016 from 9:30 – 2:30
185 Cross Road, Dartmouth 185 Cross Road, Dartmouth
  
QUINN SCHOOL REGISTRATIONS
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 9:30 – 2:30 Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 9:30 – 2:30
529 Hawthorn Street, Dartmouth 529 Hawthorn Street, Dartmouth

Please complete all of the registration forms prior to registration day.  Please bring the completed forms with you to the registration.  We cannot accept incomplete registration and medical packets.  This will minimize the time it will take you to register your child.
 
To download the Registration Packet click here. Packets are also available at the Administration Building, 8 Bush Street. If you have any questions please call Mrs. Sousa, Registrar at 508-997-3391 Ext 1108.
 
 

Preschool Registration
Preschool registration will be held as follows: 
 
CUSHMAN SCHOOL
Monday, March 21, 2016 from 9:30 – 2:30 Tuesday, March 22, 2016 from 9:30 – 2:30
746 Dartmouth Street, Dartmouth 746 Dartmouth Street, Dartmouth
 
Please complete all of the registration forms prior to registration day.  Please bring the completed forms with you to the registration.  We cannot accept incomplete registration and medical packets.  This will minimize the time it will take you to register your child.
 
To download the Preschool  Registration Packet click here. Packets are also available at the Administration Building, 8 Bush Street and at Cushman School. If you have any questions please call Mrs. Sousa, Registrar at 508-997-3391 Ext 1108.
 
Screening dates are March 31st and April 7th. Screening appointments will only be given after we receive COMPLETED registration packets.

Information regarding preschool registration and screening will be mailed by February 13, 2016.
District Report Card
The federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requires districts to annually prepare and distribute district and school report cards to the parents/guardians of all children enrolled in district schools. These report cards must contain information about teacher quality, assessment, and accountability for the district and its schools, and are important tools for sharing district and school information with families and the general public.

To view the district/school report card, please click here.