District Newsletter

Greetings Dekalb County School District Family, I hope that you had a great week. Thank you to everyone for their feedback as we prepare for returning face-to-face. The District is following the guidance from the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), the Georgia Department of Education, and the DeKalb County [...]

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Druid Hills HS Teacher Wins Teach on Project Grant

Druid Hills High School Teacher Wins Teach on Project Grant By Carla Parker Druid Hills High School will have a brand new student-led morning show thanks to a $7,500 grant. Druid Hills teacher Mr. Matthew Ruben was the recipient of the Teach on Project’s $7,500 grant award. Teach On Project [...]

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DeKalb Early College Academy Named A National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – DeKalb Early College Academy (DECA) was one of 367 schools nationwide recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2020, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced yesterday. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student [...]

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Arabia Mountain Teacher’s Intervention Tool to Assist Students

Arabia Mountain High School teacher uses effective intervention tool to assist students. By Carla Parker During this new way of learning in the virtual space, many teachers are creatively developing instructional methods to make sure their students are still receiving the best education possible. Arabia Mountain [...]

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DCSD Announces Re-opening Plan

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – DeKalb County School District Superintendent Cheryl Watson-Harris and her team presented the District’s updated re-opening plan during the Sept. 14 Board of Education meeting. Decisions have been carefully considered given the magnitude of COVID-19 and school closures since March 16, 2020. The District previously delayed start [...]

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Fifteen DCSD Alums Make NFL Rosters

DeKalb County School District (DCSD) well represented in the National Football League this season. By Carla Parker DCSD has 15 alums on NFL rosters when games kickoff on Sunday, Sept. 13. Six schools will former players on 13 NFL teams. Those former players are Arabia Mountain [...]

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DCSD Announces Re-opening Plan

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – DeKalb County School District Superintendent Cheryl Watson-Harris and her team presented the District’s updated re-opening plan during the Sept. 14 Board of Education meeting. Decisions have been carefully considered given the magnitude of COVID-19 and school closures since March 16, 2020. The District previously delayed start [...]

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DCSD, NAACP Win Major Victory in CARES Act Lawsuit

Judge Ruled DeVos and the U.S. Department of Education Violated Language of the CARES Act STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in NAACP v. DeVos, striking down a rule that imposed unlawful conditions on federal emergency aid [...]

Food Safety Tips for Curbside Pick-up Meal Distribution

As DeKalb County School District students continue its virtual learning experience, School Nutrition Services continue to provide meals. The District has different meal delivery models to ensure access for all students. While 30 schools have been designated as production sites, meals are offered at 123 sites and transported to 167 [...]

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