Newsletter2021-11-02T10:02:42-04:00

Superintendent Newsletter

Volume 56

Greetings DeKalb County School District (DCSD) Family, I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable weekend. Last week was filled with good news for the district. The week began with a press conference to roll out the district’s comprehensive master plan outlining district-wide school and infrastructure improvements funded by the recently approved E-SPLOST (Education- Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax). Read More

November 16th, 2021|

Volume 55

Translations: Amharic | Arabic | Bengali | Burmese | Chinese | French | Hindi | Karen | Nepali | Somali | Spanish | Swahili | Telugu | Tigrinya | Vietnamese Greetings DeKalb County School District (DCSD) Family, I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable weekend. Last Tuesday night was victorious as not only did the Atlanta Braves win the World Series, but DeKalb County voters approved the district’s Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (E-SPLOST) referendum. Read More

November 8th, 2021|

Volume 54

Translations: Amharic | Arabic | Bengali | Burmese | Chinese | French | Hindi | Karen | Nepali | Somali | Spanish | Swahili | Telugu | Tigrinya | Vietnamese Greetings DeKalb County School District (DCSD) Family, I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable weekend. Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, is Election Day. DeKalb County voters will be asked to consider an E-SPLOST (Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax), which would impose a one percent sales and use tax on goods and services purchased in DeKalb County. Every five years, DCSD reassess its needs as part of the state-mandated [...]

November 2nd, 2021|

Volume 53

Translations: Amharic | Arabic | Bengali | Burmese | Chinese | French | Hindi | Karen | Nepali | Somali | Spanish | Swahili | Telugu | Tigrinya | Vietnamese | Greetings DeKalb County School District (DCSD) Family, I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable weekend. We have much to celebrate as our scholars, teachers, and administrators continue to make strides during these unprecedented times. I am proud to announce that the district’s four-year graduation rate for the Class of 2021 remained steady during the pandemic. Read More

October 26th, 2021|

Volume 52

Translations: Amharic | Arabic | Bengali | Burmese | Chinese | French | Hindi | Karen | Nepali | Somali | Spanish | Swahili | Telugu | Tigrinya | Vietnamese | Greetings DeKalb County School District (DCSD) Family, I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable weekend. I want to start this week’s newsletter by uplifting the recognitions brought forth during today’s board meeting. This week, DCSD and the Board of Education are celebrating National School Bus Safety Week and Bus Driver Appreciation week. We thank and appreciate our bus drivers for their commitment to our scholars. Read More [...]

October 26th, 2021|

Volume 51

Amharic | Arabic | Bengali | Burmese | Chinese | French | Hindi | Karen | Nepali | Somali | Spanish | Swahili | Telugu | Tigrinya | Vietnamese Greetings DeKalb County School District (DCSD) Family, I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Fall break. I want to thank Education Week for featuring DCSD’s COVID-19 Medical Advisory Committee in a recent article. Education Week highlighted last month’s roundtable with the committee, and the great work the committee and district leadership has done as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety and well-being of our scholars, [...]

October 11th, 2021|

Volume 50

Amharic | Arabic | Bengali | Burmese | Chinese | French | Hindi | Karen | Nepali | Somali | Spanish | Swahili | Telugu | Tigrinya | Vietnamese Greetings DeKalb County School District (DCSD) Family, I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable weekend. The district is starting the month of October with good news as DCSD was accepted into the League of Innovative Schools, a national coalition of forward-thinking K-12 school districts organized by Digital Promise, a nonprofit organization with the mission to accelerate innovation in education and improve the opportunity to learn for all through technology and research. [...]

October 5th, 2021|

Volume 49

Amharic | Arabic | Bengali | Burmese | Chinese | French | Hindi | Karen | Nepali | Somali | Spanish | Swahili | Telugu | Tigrinya | Vietnamese Greetings DeKalb County School District (DCSD) Family, I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable weekend. The district had a lot to celebrate last week after we launched the Mobile Impact Learning Hub, a mobile classroom equipped with resources, supplies, and staff to allow students and adults to pursue education goals by removing the barrier of getting to a school campus. The mobile classroom allows the district to meet families where they [...]

September 28th, 2021|

Volume 48

Amharic | Arabic | Bengali | Burmese | Chinese | French | Hindi | Karen | Nepali | Somali | Spanish | Swahili | Telugu | Tigrinya | Vietnamese Greetings DeKalb County School District (DCSD) Family, I hope everyone had a great weekend. I want to take this time to thank all of our teachers, school administrators, counselors, bus drivers, custodians, nutrition staff and all of our DCSD employees for their hard work and dedication in educating and serving our scholars. We understand that we are in challenging times with this global pandemic, and some of our employees have had to [...]

September 21st, 2021|

Volume 47

Amharic | Arabic | Bengali | Burmese | Chinese | French | Hindi | Karen | Nepali | Somali | Spanish | Swahili | Telugu | Tigrinya | Vietnamese Greetings DeKalb County School District (DCSD) Family, I hope everyone had a great weekend. I hope everyone is continuing to do everything that they can to lower the spread of COVID-19 in our community. DCSD’s partner, DeKalb Board of Health, is offering free COVID-19 vaccines at its mobile clinics. The last day to get a vaccine at the mobile clinic is on Sept. 15, 2021, at Exchange Recreation and Intergenerational Center in [...]

September 13th, 2021|

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