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End of Year Student Equipment Collection

All virtual students will need to return the equipment checked out from the district (Chromebooks, chargers, bags, and hot spots). Devices can be returned to the school during the following days/times:

Monday, May 24th - 9am - 2:30pm
Tuesday, May 25th - 9am - 2:30pm
Wednesday, May 26th - 9am - 2:30pm

Thank you!

MOSAIC of Summer Learning Programs 2021

Click below for the MOSAIC of Summer Learning Programs for 2021:

My Life's Dream Challenge


Letter from the Superintendent

Mrs. Cheryl Watson-Harris, Superintendent


Dear DeKalb County School District Families: 


I hope that you are continuing to stay safe, healthy, and warm. Thank you for your flexibility as we finalize our plans for the reopening of our schools. I know this year has been unlike any other and I admire the resilience and flexibility of our families and employees. I am proud of how well we have all worked together during these challenging times. Thank you for attending our virtual town hall meetings and providing your voice, insight, and passion for our district and its families. 


Today, we will announce our plan to safely reopen schools. In Phase Two and Phase Three, cohorts of students will participate in hybrid, in-person learning based on their choice to attend school. Pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, sixth grade, and ninth-grade students will begin in-person learning on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Grade levels third, fourth, fifth, seventh, eighth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth will start on Monday, March 15, 2021, during Phase Three.


We acknowledge that, while each school within the DeKalb County School District is unique, we have a collective commitment to protect the health and safety of our staff, students, visitors, and their families. As we plan to reopen schools, it will take the cooperation and commitment from our entire district to continue to be successful and safe while also mitigating the risk of COVID-19. 


I’m certain the questions that come to mind include what a day in the classroom looks like and what to expect. 

Some of these videos can be found on our YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/c/DeKalbSchools/videos

Attached you will also find more information on how we are keeping DCSD safe and how we can all work together for a successful transition. Please continue to visit our Reopening webpage for up-to-date information on https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/school-reopening/ .


While many of us would like nothing more than to return to “normal”, we must remember to keep safety first in all decisions, especially when returning to the classroom. It is important for all of us to remember that this is an ongoing process. The reopening of our schools is a collaborative effort of many, and we will only be successful together. It is essential that we regularly review, practice, and revise our plans as we progress to ensure the highest level of support and response during reopening.


Stay tuned as we provide updates and resources to successfully prepare for each school day upon our return! Thank you for your commitment.


Sincerely,

Mrs. Cheryl Watson-Harris


 - Click below for pdf of this letter in English:
 -Click below for pdf of this letter in Spanish:
 Click on the image below to watch a video with information about reentry procedures for the International Student Center. 
 
 

Superintendent's Newsletter

Please click here to access Superintendent, 
Mrs. Cheryl Watson-Harris' Weekly Newsletter.

A Message from Your Superintendent

  


Keeping our Staff and Students Safe

Virtual Class Schedule

 
The Dekalb County School District (DCSD) will begin phasing in the regular DSCD instructional schedule for all schools as listed in Infinite Campus.  The transition to the regular DSCD schedule is to consistently allow for more instructional time for all students.  All teachers and students will be expected to begin implementing the regular daily schedule on January 19, 2021.  Face-to-Face classes will continue to take place Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday with Wednesday continuing as an instructional support day.  The new schedules will allow for breakfast, lunch, and technology breaks. The updated schedule is attached to this email and can also be located on the school's website and in the VERGE platform. Students will spend a minimum of __30_ minutes per course in a synchronous (virtual face-to-face) environment.  For the remainder of the period, students will engage in independent learning while teachers remain online to assist students as needed. We appreciate your support and are here to help everyone transition into our new virtual learning space.  Please stay safe! 
 

International Student Center

Bell Schedule for Virtual Learning

January 19, 2021

Time Class Period

8:00 am – 8:30 am

Breakfast

8:35 am – 8:45 am

Technology Check/Prepare for Class

8:50 am – 9:35 am

1st Period Synchronous and Independent Learning

9:35 am – 9:45 am

Break Technology Check

9:45 am – 10:30 am

2nd Period Synchronous and Independent Learning

10:30 am – 10:40 am

Break Technology Check

10:40 am – 11:25 am

3rd Period Synchronous and Independent Learning

11:25 am – 12:10 pm

Lunch Elementary and High School Students

4th PERIOD FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS/Synchronous and Independent Learning

12:15 pm – 1:00pm

LUNCH FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS (6th ,7th , and 8th grade)

4th Period Synchronous and Independent Learning for HIGH SCHOOL and ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

1:00 pm – 1:10 pm

Break Technology Check

1:10 pm – 1:55 pm

5th Period Synchronous and Independent Learning

1:55 pm – 2:05 pm

Break Technology Check

2:05 pm – 2:50 pm

6th Period Synchronous and Independent Learning

2:50 pm – 3:00 pm

Break Technology Check

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

7th Period Synchronous and Independent Learning

3:45 pm – 3:50 pm

Daily Close out and wrap up


Parent Intent to Return Survey

Parent Intent to Return Survey 
Dear Parent/Guardian,  
Our school uses the Parent Intent to Return form completion data to gather information about families wishing to return in a hybrid model or remain in a distance/remote setting. 
 
Hybrid Learning (Combination of Face-to-Face and Distance/Remote Learning): The hybrid learning model is designed for families who feel comfortable with returning their children to a face-to-face, in-school environment blended with distance/remote learning. 
 
Distance/Remote Learning Model: The distance/remote learning model is designed for families who do not feel comfortable with their children returning to school in a face-to-face format at this time. The students will continue learning from home in a virtual format provided by the school. 
 
We need all parents to submit the survey form for every child attending our school, so we can prepare for all learners. If we do not receive a survey response for your child, we will assume that your child is returning to learn in a hybrid setting whenever the District transitions to the next phase. 
 

 Please be prepared to answer the following questions on the Parent Intent to Return survey (linked below):

  1. Student name - enter the student's first name and last name
  2. Student ID number - enter the student's 7 digit ID number
  3. Which grade is your student in? - select the grade-level for the student
  4. My child will return to school in a hybrid learning model
  • select YES if you want your student to attend school face-to-face and virtually
  • select NO if you want your student to continue with the distance/remote learning model

*If you selected NO to question #4, you will see question #5: 

5. My child will continue with the distance/remote learning model

  • select YES if you want your student to continue with the distance/remote learning model
  • select NO if you want your student to attend school face-to-face and virtually

 
Click below to fill out the survey:
 

COVID data and up-to-date information

Use the links below to stay informed about current COVID-19 data for the state of Georgia and DeKalb County:

COVID-19 Status Report - Georgia Department of Public Health

DeKalb County, Georgia COVID-19 Cases - DeKalb County Board of Health


Free and Reduced Applications

Please click on the image below to apply online. Paper applications can also be obtained at one of the curbside meal production sites and returned to any site.

Community Resources

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Meal Sites during COVID-19 School Closure

Click on the image above for current meal distribution announcements and plans during the COVID-19 school closure.



DeKalb County School Nutrition Services will serve healthy, nutritious and safe meals for students during virtual learning. 

Parents and students will need a student ID number to pick up meals from and DeKalb County School. The Nutrition Express Grab and GO Model will be used at all school sites throughout the District. Bus arrival times are posted under the Bus Distribution Points. 






 Meal Distribution Days

 Distribution Times

 Number of Meals

 Monday11:00am – 1:00pm2 Breakfast  & 2 Lunch Meals
 Wednesday11:00am – 1:00pm2 Breakfast  & 2 Lunch Meals
 Friday11:00am – 1:00pm1 Breakfast  & 1 Lunch and weekend snacks


 
Registration Information
CONTACT DeKalb International Welcome Center TO R E G I S T E R 
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Virtual Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Virtual Registration Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
 
Click on the flyers below for student registration information from the Welcome Center.
 
 
 
Virtual Learning Tools - Support
Need help with the Virtual Learning Tools?  Call the Dekalb County School District Help Desk at 678-676-1188.
 
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