CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County Public Schools is continuing to follow its re-opening plan. Staff members returned to their buildings this week, and D-group students return the week of Feb. 8.

D-group consists of 12th grade and other notified Dorchester Career and Technology Center students, small groups of special needs students, those with connectivity issues, identified struggling learners, and children of DCPS staff learning in-person.

All A, B and C group students will continue learning online with hopes of returning the following week. Individual schools should have notified parents and students regarding student group assignments. Families should contact student’s school with questions.

“The metrics have been decreasing daily, giving us hope on increasing student numbers attending school in the near future,” said Superintendent of Schools Dave Bromwell.

“On another positive note, DCPS has moved towards two weeks of in-person winter sports activity at the secondary level and the Bayside Conference has unanimously approved a Fall and Spring sports schedule to finish out the school year,” Bromwell added.

As of Wednesday, Feb. 3, Dorchester County’s seven-day positivity rate was 7.46% with an infection rate of 42.95 people per 100,000. Since the pandemic began, there have been 2,284 cases confirmed locally; 89 cases are active; 39 Dorchester residents have died from COVID-19. Five patients are currently hospitalized.

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