Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information & Updates

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information & Updates2020-04-01T23:02:07+00:00

UPDATE #25 | Governor Kemp’s Executive Order

From: Mrs. Ramona Tyson, Interim Superintendent

April 1, 2020

I am trusting that you and your families are safe and healthy. As we continue to combat the COVID-19 health crisis, it is necessary to make tough decisions that are in the best interest of our students and staff. One of those tough decisions was announced during Governor Kemp’s 4:00 pm news conference. The Governor presented a new executive order that includes the closure of Georgia K-12 schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

This is a major shift from all previous announcements. However, the nature of our current public health crisis requires that we take extreme measures. The health, safety, and well-being of our students and staff continues to be a top priority.

This executive order will have major implications on our school district. In the coming weeks, I will share more information with you as to the specific impact on the DeKalb County School District. I commit to you that we will continue working for our students and staff and will do right by them. We will have our traditional spring break next week. There will be no digital learning or meal service during spring break. On Friday, April 3, 2020, students will receive five (5) days of meals in addition to their Friday meal. This will ensure that our students have food during the week of April 6-10, 2020. Our teachers have planned for instruction this week and will be ready to resume with digital learning on April 13, 2020. Again, more information will be provided in the very near future.

Thank you for your continued support of the DeKalb County School District!

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UPDATE #24 | Information for DeKalb County School District Students, Employees, and Families

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UPDATE #23 | Governor Kemp’s School Closure Announcement

To: DeKalb County School District Employees & Stakeholders From: Ramona Tyson, Interim Superintendent Date: March 26, 2020 03.26.2020 - Governor Kemp's School Closure Announcement Today, March 26, 2020, Governor Kemp issued an Executive Order closing ALL Georgia public schools until April 24, 2020. Therefore, DeKalb County Schools will be closed through April 24, 2020 and will [...]

UPDATE #22 | Instructional and Related Services for Students with IEP’s and 504 Plans

To: DeKalb County School District Families From: Mrs. Ramona Tyson, Interim Superintendent Subject: Instructional and Related Services for Students with IEP’s and 504 Plans Date: March 24, 2020 03.24.2020 - Instructional & Related Services for Students with IEP’s and 504 Plans Due to the serious nature of the current COVID-19 outbreak, the DeKalb County [...]

UPDATE #21 | Confirmed COVID-19 Case

To: DeKalb County School District Employees, Parents, Community Stakeholders From: Ramona Tyson, Interim Superintendent Date: March 23, 2020 03.23.2020 - Confirmed COVID-19 Case Today, March 23, 2020, the DeKalb County Board of Health (DBOH) notified the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) of its first confirmed case of COVID-19. However, in this case, there is no exposure to students. [...]

UPDATE #20 | COVID-19 CDC Update

To: DeKalb County School District Families From: Ramona Tyson, Interim Superintendent Date: March 23, 2020 (updated 03-30-2020) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released updated tips for keeping our students healthy while out of school.This resource for parents and guardians can be accessed by clicking the link below. CDC: Children and Coronavirus Disease 2019 Tips to [...]

UPDATE #19 | COVID-19 Update Message from the Interim Supt.

To: DeKalb County School District Families From: Ramona Tyson, Interim Superintendent Date: March 20, 2020 Subject: COVID-19 Update 03.20.2020 - COVID-19 Update Mrs. Ramona Tyson Thank you for your patience as we navigate these first-time experiences and this period of uncertainty for all Georgia school districts. Know that we do not [...]

UPDATE #17 | Suspension of State Testing and Accountability Requirements

March 16, 2020 – Suspension of State Testing and Accountability Requirements 03.16.2020 - Fact Sheet: Impact of COVID-19 on Assessments and Accountability under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act According to a press release notification received today from the Georgia Department of Education, due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the closure of many public schools, State Superintendent Richard Woods [...]

UPDATE #16 | Xfinity Free WIFI for Everyone

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 [...]