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Lamplighter is a print publication sent to some 6,500 alumni, current parents and friends.

Newsroom provides online access to Dock Mennonite Academy news and events 24/7/365.

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The Window offers an inside look at the news and events of both the EC-8 and Grades 9-12 campuses.

Superintendent's Letter: August 10, 2020
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Dock Mennonite Academy Superintendent Dr. Conrad Swartzentruber has written a letter to Dock students and their families, the sixth in a series of communications the school has shared over the course of the summer. The August 10, 2020 Superintendent's Letter includes updated information about the 2020-21 school year, including:

  • a link to the school's updated and board-approved Health and Safety Plan
  • a link to a waiver protecting our students, parents and school community
  • an updated FAQ about the school's reopening plan

We urge Dock parents to read this information carefully!

Read the full text of the letter here

 

Photo: Dock Mennonite Academy Superintendent Dr. Conrad Swartzentruber and his assistant, Mrs. Cathy Schmidt

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Dock announces Fall Reopening Plan
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Dock Mennonite Academy's Pandemic Team hosted a Zoom presentation for parents this morning to more fully describe the school's plan to reopen this fall with both on-campus and remote learning options, as well as the rationale for their direction. They also provided some insight as to how these options might be experienced by students at both campuses. Parents were encouraged to ask questions through the Chat feature on Zoom. The presentation was recorded for those not able to join at that time. The archive recording of that presentation, as well as the Powerpoint used, are available at the link below.

Read about Dock's reopening plan for the fall

 

"I just want to take a moment to say thank you. It is obvious that Dock has spent time and prepared a plan that takes into account the many different thoughts, opinions, concerns, and frustrations of all families during this pandemic. While it is impossible to please everyone, it is clear the two options you have outlined have the biggest probability of satisfying the majority of your families. Providing two options is so refreshing and I realize this will be much extra work for your staff and teachers...thank you! This will be our oldest child's first year at the school, and we could not be more pleased with our choice of Dock!" ~ Dock Elementary Family

 

"I am very confident with the decisions that were made by administration, the board and the pandemic team. There are two options—on-campus learning or remote learning for Early Childhood through 12th grade. Thank you Dock administrators, teachers and board members for spending your summer planning for the fall. I know many families from other schools are concerned about the options available to them. Dock has a large facility with a smaller number of students, so safety, academics, and social interactions will not be compromised!"    ~ Dock high school parent

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Superintendent's Letter: July 27, 2020
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Dock Mennonite Academy Superintendent Dr. Conrad Swartzentruber has written a letter to Dock students and their families, the fifth in a series of communications the school is sharing over the course of the summer. The July 27, 2020 Superintendent's Letter includes some exciting news about the 2020-21 school year, including

  • a link to the school's Health and Safety Plan
  • details about our on-campus and learn-at-home options for the fall
  • announcement of a Zoom meeting for parents to learn more about their fall options
  • the opportunity to register your child for one of the fall options

We urge Dock parents to read this information carefully!

Read the full text of the letter here

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Summer 2020 Lamplighter
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The Summer 2020 issue of Dock's Lamplighter magazine is now available. It includes coverage of:

  • Dock's online learning experience during the second half of the 2019-20 school year
  • Stories of Dock alum serving on the front lines of the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Arts Day 2020
  • A story about Dock grad Jenny Chen ('20) giving back to her home community in China
  • Plus Alumni News and more!

In addition, the online version of Lamplighter includes extra content related to our alumni:

  • Erik Kratz ('98) Zooming with Dock students and reflecting on a 20-year major league baseball career
  • Food truck operator and aspiring cafe owner Janine Powis ('11)
  • Halle Putera ('16) rocking her senior year at Franklin & Marshall

Access the digital version of the Summer 2020 Lamplighter

 

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Superintendent's Letter: July 22, 2020
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Dock Mennonite Academy Superintendent Dr. Conrad Swartzentruber has written a letter to Dock students and their families, the fourth in a series of communications the school expects to share over the course of the summer. The July 22, 2020 Superintendent's Letter includes some exciting news about the 2020-21 school year, including on-campus and learn-at-home options.

Read the full text of the letter here

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