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For all the latest district information on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), please consult the DCSD's official webpage

 

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Watch Our Weekly Virtual Announcements
While we may be going to school separately right now, we can still get together to watch the afternoon announcements right before spring break.  Tune in HERE at 1:45 Friday, April 3rd, to watch our virtual DSA announcements.  And be sure to share content during spring break so we can continue to do this after break too!   
Free eBooks and Audio Books!
The library is closed, but there are millions of free ebooks and audio books being made available to our students during this time! 
Keep Up to Date with Mr. Greene

Mr. Greene has a blog that he updates regularly.  During the school closure you can find lots of good information there.  Check it out!

 
School Social Worker

Contact your School Social Worker to address your family being displaced, and/ or any social, behavioral or emotional needs. DeKalb County School Social Workers function as a link between the home, school and community. School Social Workers assist DeKalb County families who are experiencing social, familial and/or economic challenges that impacts the learning process of students.

 

Need help with the Virtual Learning Tools?  Call the Dekalb County School District Help Desk at 678-676-1188. 
Free Wifi During the School Closure
Comcast officials has announced that the company taking steps to implement new policies for the next 60 days to help ensure people stay connected to the Internet during COVID-19 (coronavirus) closures. One of those steps includes free Xfinity WiFi.

Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free—including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers.

For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi.

Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser.

 
If You Have Chromebook Problems During the Shutdown

The IT Department has recognized it is vital to have employees continuing to work during the shutdown, so there will be a skeleton crew working out of the Center for Technology. The helpdesk main line will also be operational from 8am until 4pm daily. If you have a problem, the following procedures apply to student password resets and other student technology issues:  

  1. Fill out a help desk ticket by either clicking on the red phone icon on the Chromebook or going to https://dekalb.incidentiq.com and log in with your school email address (sxxxxxxxx@dekalbschoolsga.org) and school password
  2. Call the helpdesk main line - (678) 676-1188
  3. If the student is still unable to access IncidentIQ or to reach the Helpdesk by phone, please email Ms. Roohi at the email address in the Staff Directory. She can submit a Helpdesk ticket on the student’s behalf.
 
Suspension of State Testing and Accountability Requirements
According to a press release notification received Monday from the Georgia Department of Education, due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the closure of many public schools, State Superintendent Richard Woods is suspending the following until further notice.  Read more HERE. 
Chromebook Accessories
Have you lost your Chromebook charger or bag?  Remember you are responsible for turning it in at the end of the year!  If you need to order a replacement, you may do so HERE.   
 
DSA Earns a Silver from the Governor's Office!
On December 19th, the Governor's Office of Student Achievement released their annual list of schools in the state that were the highest performing on the CCRPI assessment.  DSA earned a silver award!  You can see the results HERE. 
Right to Know Professional Qualifications of Teachers and Paraprofessionals
In compliance with the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act, DeKalb School of the Arts would like to inform you that you may request information about the professional qualifications of your student’s teacher(s) and/ or paraprofessional(s).   Read the entire letter HERE. 
Need help accessing Infinite Campus?!
This guide will assist you.  CLICK HERE!
 
DSA #8 High School in Georgia, #262 Nationally ranked by US News and World Report
Read more about it HERE and HERE  
 
DSA Earns 3 Advanced Placement Honors from the Georgia Department of Education
The Georgia Department of Education released the listing of Advanced Placment (AP) Honors schools and DSA earned three of the six honors: AP ACCESS AND SUPPORT SCHOOLS, AP  MERIT SCHOOLS, and AP CHALLENGE. For a full description and listing, click HERE.  Bravo to our hard working students and teachers for tackling the rigorous AP curriculum!  
 
DSA Leads the Way in Arts Advocacy
Click HERE to see DSA staff members and students featured in a national spot for National Arts Action Summit. #artswillsavetheworld  
 
Two ways to support DSA through linked partners - Amazon Smiles and Publix
Want to earn free money for DeKalb School of the Arts? Amazon Smiles donates a portion of every purchase from Amazon a charity/program of your choice. Log into Amazaon Smiles HERE. You will select DeKalb School of the Arts, then start shopping. Shoppers do have to go through this site for donations to be collected. It will allow you access to your regular Amazon account. Publix Partners now requires shoppers to go to their website, register a phone number, and select the receiving organization. Click HERE to sign-up. Every time you shop at Publix, enter your phone number to register purchases which generates a donation to DSA. Thanks to these great partners - every dollar helps!  
 
Dress Code, Cell Phone, Tardy, Attendance Policy and Other Information
Click HERE for imporant information for back to school and to reference throughout the school year. 
 
Pay DSA PTSA Dues and Fees On-line!
New for 2019-2020, DSA families may now join PTSA through the GA PTSA MemberHub. Click HERE to pay membership dues, enrichment fee and teacher appreciation fee. Many new features for communication and PTSA business will be accessible through MemberHub. Save time at Open House by joining now!
 
Georgia SLDS Parent Portal Now Available
The Georgia Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) is a free online tool developed by the Georgia Department of Education that helps States, Districts, Schools, and Teachers make data-driven decisions to improve student learning. Parents now have access to their children’s SLDS data through the SLDS Parent Portal. The SLDS Parent Portal is accessible to parents directly through their district’s student information system—that means no additional logins and passwords to remember! Click HERE for more information. 
 
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Spring Break/No School
Mon Apr 6 2020
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Tue Apr 7 2020
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Wed Apr 8 2020
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Thu Apr 9 2020
Spring Break/No School
Fri Apr 10 2020
Progress Reports
Mon May 4 2020
AP Exams
Fri May 8 2020
Finals
Mon May 18 2020
Finals
Tue May 19 2020
Finals
Wed May 20 2020
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