A Message from the Superintendent

To Our Dorchester School District Four Family:
We would like to share with you a heartfelt thank you for how you have embraced the recent school closure.  As you know, Governor McMaster issued an executive order closing all schools beginning on Monday, March 16, 2020, until at least March 31, 2020.  For the past two weeks, district and school staff had been preparing for such an order to be issued which allowed for us to have a smooth transitional process to an at-home/eLearning information packets and directions.  This overwhelming stakeholder's response was made possible via our district's commitment to transparent and effective avenues of communication.  As of March 17, 2020, Dorchester School District Four has enacted our Summer Feeding Program protocol to ensure that our students continue to have an opportunity for a free nutritious breakfast and lunch.  
We ask that as our DD4 family, you remain safe and heed all information being shared by medical and elected officials.  Remember to ensure that your students complete their assignments.  Please note that we will continue to utilize the district's website, Alert Now phone blasts, social media and the Eagle Record to make relevant information readily available to our stakeholders.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call 843-563-4535.
Continue to Imagine Greatness!
Dr. Kelvin Wymbs, Superintendent

Dorchester School District Four


Covid-19 School Closure

A Positive Message from Dr. Wymbs

Coronavirus Safety Tips


For the concern of our Dorchester School District Four parents, students, staff and community partners, the District is closely monitoring the Coronavirus and working closely with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as far as guidelines and recommendations. 

Our main area of concern is for the safety and protection of our students, faculty and staff members. 


Therefore, the following guidelines will be followed as recommended from DHEC:


  • Staying home when sick
  • Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth
  • No hugging or shaking hands 
  • Cough or sneeze into the elbow or use a tissue and discard in the trash 
  • Clean and disinfect classrooms, hallways, office areas and restrooms daily  
  • If a student or staff member becomes ill with flu-like symptoms, go to the school nurse. The nurse will execute standard medical procedures. 
  • Parents are reminded that if your child has a fever, do not send him or her to school. 


    Dorchester School District Four will continue to update this information as more information becomes available. 


    Thanks for helping to keep our students and staff safe and healthy. The District is equipped with the necessary sanitizing materials. 




    Joyce Washington Davis, Ed. D.

    Director Student Support Services

    Dorchester School District Four

    843 563 4535

Important Notice
Pre-K Registration Documents

Pre-Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year will be held from 9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. from May 25th - June 25th for all students who will be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2020. The documents listed below should be submitted at the time of registration.



Child's STATE Birth Certificate

Child's Up-to-Date Immunization Record

Child's Social Security Card

Proof of Residency (Lease or Utility Bill with Current Address)

Your Driver's License or Identification Card (with Current Address that Matches Proof of Residence)

Verification of Income (Your Pay Stub or Child's Medicaid Card)

Legal Documents Concerning Custody or Guardianship (If applicable)


School Fees of $20.00 are requested to be paid after August 1, 2020 for the 2020-2021 School Year. 

You may download the Registration Packet from the files below. Return the completed packet to your child's school only. 

Registration Packet_English 

Registration Packet_Spanish

breakfast & lunch

Due to Governor McMaster’s mandated cancellation of school, Dorchester School District Four's Food Service Department will provide breakfast and lunch for Dorchester Four students. These meals will be provided throughout the schools’ closure and may be picked up Mondays through Thursdays from 10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. at the locations listed below.  


  • Clay Hill Elementary
  • Four Holes Indian Reservation
  • Sampson Road Carter Station
  • Saint George Middle
  • Saint Mark United Methodist Church
  • Shady Grove United Methodist Church
  • Saint Matthews Baptist Church
  • Williams Memorial Elementary
  • New Grace United Methodist Church
  • Bethel #1 Church
  • Jerusalem Baptist Church
  • Saint Mark Baptist Church
  • Cedarwood Apartments
  • Harleyville Elementary School
  • Odyssey Educational Center
  • Winfield Apartments

Dorchester District Four buses are providing WiFi access for students to complete online assignments. Please click here to access more information.

**If needed, click here to access a listing of home Internet service providers.**

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Congratulations to Our 2020-2021 DD4 Teachers and Employees of the Year!

Teachers of the Year

Clay Hill Elementary-Chaquain Boone

Harleyville Elementary–Jennafer Easterlin

Williams Memorial Elementary-Jocelyn Fludd

St. George Middle-Marie Gladfelter

Harleyville-Ridgeville Middle-Tamara Washington

Woodland High-Brittany Sibert 

Rookie Teachers of the Year

Clay Hill Elementary-Nicole Mitchell

Harleyville Elementary-Rachel Chapiesky

Williams Memorial Elementary-Kaelah Primus

Woodland High-Andrew Chariker 

District Level

Classified Employee of the Year

Yulonda Rivers 


Classified Employee of the Year

Clay Hill Elementary-Gail Pinckney

Harleyville Elementary-Garrett Smith

Williams Memorial Elementary-Jessica Stickles

St. George Middle-Wendy Judy

Harleyville-Ridgeville Middle-Autumn Hart

Woodland High-LaTresha Davidson 

Bus Drivers of the Year

St. George Middle/Woodland High School: Ned Berry

Williams Memorial Elementary School: Annie R Johnson

Harleyville Elementary/Clay Hill Elementary/Harleyville-Ridgeville Middle: Vickie Carson