Doby's Mill

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  • 9/24/2018

    Corn Dog Nuggets, Baked Beans, Tater Tots, Very Cherry Fruit Cocktail, Red Apple Slices

    Fresh Express Option: PBJ Uncrustable Sandwich

  • 9/25/2018

    Minh's Sweet and Sour Chicken, Steamed Rice, Steamed Broccoli, Veggie Egg Roll, Mandarin Oranges, Seedless Grapes

    Fresh Express Option: Fruit Salad Bowl w/ Yogurt w/ Pretzel


  • Please note that the 2nd and 3rd grade grandparents' lunch will be rescheduled to a later date due to our two-hour delay on Monday, September 17th. We will announce a new date soon.

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  • Early Dismissal

    Just a reminder that on Friday, August 24th, students will be dismissed at 11:30am. Please make sure your children are aware of how they will be going home that day! 

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  • August 15, 2018 at 6pm - 5-Year-Old Kindergarten Parent Orientation

    If you have a rising 5-year-old kindergartener, please plan on attending the parent orientation to receive important information from the kindergarten teachers on having a successful school year. Please plan on bringing your child with you on Open House night for teacher introductions!

    August 16, 2018 from 6-7:30pm - Open House

    This is a wonderful opportunity to meet your child's teacher and receive information for the upcoming school year! 

    PTA will be selling Chick-Fil-A sandwiches and chips for $5. For dessert, Pelicans will be selling snocones! PTA will also be selling car tags and PTA memberships. PTA will accept cash/checks only.

    On Open House night, you have an opportunity to win a FREE DME school shirt. Just bring in school supplies to donate to DME, and you'll have your name entered to win the 2018-2019 school year shirt!



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  • Registration for Returning Students

    Families of students returning to Doby's Mill Elementary School, including those who completed their kindergarten students' initial enrollment this spring, should attend registration on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or from 3 to 6 p.m.

    All families will be required to provide a current (two months or less) utility bill (electric or water) that contains the student's address on Registration Day.

    Families will receive a student "Snapcode" to complete the online registration process. This may be done at home prior to registration, or completed at the school on Registration Day.

    If a family has a student who is new to the school district, they should contact the school to set up an appointment. 

    Please wait until you receive your student's school supply list on Registration Day before purchasing supplies.

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  • Please Help Us Rustle Up Some Kindergartners!

    Know any rising kindergartners?  Please help us spread the word that registration is still happening!

    Students registering for 5 year old kindergarten must be 5 on or before September 1, 2018.  Complete your paperwork online at to get started. You will need to provide your child’s birth certificate, certificate of immunization, a parent’s photo ID with current and correct address, current and correct address on a tax document, check stub with current and correct address and a mortgage or lease agreement or legally notarized document from landlord verifying current address.  

    Thanks for your help!


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  • Message from our new principal…

    Hello Dolphin Family, 

    I am so excited and blessed to write to you as an official member of your wonderful school community. Doby’s Mill is a wonderful example of what can happen when school and community work together to create a collaborative learning environment to build up the whole child.  I am a great believer in the old saying, “it takes a village to raise a child,” and the faculty, staff, and community of DME has proven year after year they believe that, too.  It is because of this environment that has been well established by the administration before me that I am truly humbled and honored to be named your principal for the upcoming school year and beyond.

    I have been blessed to know and be a part of the Camden Elementary School community over the past few years, and I look forward to making DME my new home. My husband and I moved to the Elgin area a little over six years ago to raise our children after spending several years living in the city. We love the area and Kershaw County as a whole, and I am excited to lead a school in the community I call home.

     I cannot wait to officially meet everyone in the very near future and make the official move to Doby's Mill. It is my hope to develop a personal relationship with each student, family, and staff member to foster the positive “village” every child needs to be their best! Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

     Dr. Allison Hepfner

    Dr. Hephfner

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