DeKalb County School District Releases Mask Campaign Video

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – DeKalb County School District (DCSD) and DeKalb Schools TV wants its community to mask it up and stay safe during the pandemic.

The District’s “Wave Them Bows” video features DCSD students, staff members, Superintendent Cheryl Watson-Harris and School Board members encouraging the community to wear masks, wash their hands and wave their elbows in greeting. The video was created to inspire students to stay safe and to be uplifted during this challenging season.

Kingsley Elementary School fifth grade special education teacher Sheldon Strickland and Rayshun Casey, who works in the district’s instructional technology department, wrote the lyrics to “Wave Them Bows” and performed the song in the video.

“The whole safety guidelines of the CDC and marketing that piece was just a way the students could feel inspired to continue to do these things,” Strickland said.

The District is enthusiastic about the safe return to a “face-to-face” learning environment and we are encouraging our students to practice safety protocols before we enter face-to-face instruction.

“It’s not just about just shaking hands anymore,” said Superintendent Cheryl Watson-Harris. “It’s about how can you show the same love to your friends, not by shaking hands or giving them a hug but in a way that keeps us safe.”

“Wave Them Bows” is a parody of Ludacris’ hit song “Throw Them ‘Bows.” To view the “Wave Them Bows” video, please visit: