From cyberbullying to social networking, Cyber Safety Day aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and to encourage students and staff to use the internet and social media more safely. In an effort to create a culture of cyber safety awareness, there will be a district-wide Cyber Safety Day on February 7, 2017.
Join the DeKalb Schools Twitter Chat on Cyber Safety Day! Follow us @DeKalbSchools and use the hashtag #CyberSafeDeKalb to join in on the conversation.
More details are to come via https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/cyber-safety/ #CyberSafeDeKalb
Teacher’s Workday/Professional Development Day (Students Do Not Report)
**Twelve-month employees only should report to work.**
The collapse of a portion Interstate 85 northbound near Georgia 400 on Thursday evening is expected to significantly impair travel in DeKalb County and for DCSD school buses, leading to traffic delays. By taking its buses off the road, the district hopes to reduce its impact on the roads on a day where many drivers will be forced to take alternate routes.
“After careful evaluation, the district has determined that it will not be able to transport students to and from school efficiently given the transportation event this evening,” said Superintendent R. Stephen Green. “With one day before Spring Break begins, the prudent decision is to keep students at home, and not contribute to difficult travel conditions.”
DCSD will be on Spring Break on April 3-7. For updates related to DCSD, families are encouraged to visit www.dekalbschoolsga.org.
Schools Closed. School District will be closed on the 6th and 7th of April.
Post-Planning Day: Teacher’s Workday/Professional Development Day (Students Do Not Report.
Parents or guardians of students who are new to DeKalb County School District (DCSD) should visit www.dekalbschoolsga.org/online-registration/ to register and ensure accurate school assignments and support services for their student. This safe and secure system will make registration available on most internet-enabled devices, reducing the probability of a trip to a school or registration center.
At this point, online registration is available to NEW students only. Students transferred within DCSD must withdraw from their current school and register at their new school.
Online registration requires proof of residency, including:
- Parent or guardianship
- Proof of residence in the DeKalb County School District – current utility bill (gas, water, electric) or rent/lease agreement (or mortgage) in the parents’ name, or an affidavit will be needed
- Certified copy of birth certificate, Passport, or I-94
- Immunization Certificate – form 3231
- Hearing, Vision, and Dental – form 3300
- Social Security card (you may complete a waiver)
- School transcripts (if applicable)
Contact theRegional Support Center at 678-676-0990 for additional information, or if a dispute arises over Proof of Residency.
“Safety is key. Right now, there are several challenges that present a potential threat to our students such as buildings and homes without power, and fallen power lines and trees. We remain hopeful to reopen our schools and offices soon, but not at the expense of our students and staff,” said R. Stephen Green, DCSD superintendent/CEO. “We are thankful to the numerous DCSD staff members that have worked tirelessly to remove debris, secure our campuses and restore our capacity.”
Progress is being made in preparing to reopen schools. Approximately 32 DCSD campuses remain without power as of noon today. By comparison, 62 campuses were without power at a similar time Tuesday. Also, significant issues such as fallen trees on school roofs and fallen trees persist.
In the meantime, a state of emergency has been declared across DeKalb County. Teams of DCSD employees have been assessing the status of schools and working with appropriate organizations to reopen schools as quickly and safely as possible.
DCSD will continue to announce updates via its website at www.dekalbschoolsga.org and through its mobile app and accounts on Facebook and Twitter.