Dear DCSD Parents:

All students will be scheduled for in-person instruction beginning August 2, 2021. The District will offer family virtual learning options, which means the student will not participate in in-person instruction. The virtual learning options allow students to learn from virtual teachers through FLEX Academy , Georgia Virtual School , or designated virtual teachers throughout the school district.

Parents should consider the following before making a decision for each child:

  • If you choose for your child to enroll in a virtual learning option, the decision is a semester-long commitment. There will be an opportunity to change your child’s learning option to in-person learning for second semester in November 2021.
  • Parents should consider how their child engaged and performed in the virtual learning environment before making a decision for the 2021-2022 school year. School Administrative Staff and Counselors are available to support you with thinking through the best option.
  • Middle and high school students may take courses through FLEX Academy, Georgia Virtual School, or a designated FLEX teacher at their local schools or throughout the school district. Note: Students may be taught by teachers from other schools.
  • Elementary school students will participate in school-based virtual learning courses offered by designated teachers at their schools and throughout the school district.
  • Virtual course offerings may be more limited than those available for students attending school in-person. For example, International Baccalaureate, Montessori, Dual Language Immersion, Scientific Tools and Techniques (STT), Advanced Studies, some Advanced Placement, some world language courses, and some performance-based courses will not be offered virtually.
  • If a family chooses virtual learning, the students must fully engage in synchronous (live direct instruction led by a teacher) and asynchronous (online without real-time teacher-led instruction) learning. Daily attendance will be monitored.

Only families choosing to enroll students in virtual learning must complete the online declaration available in Infinite Campus (parent portal).

The deadline to submit the opt-out form is July 2, 2021, by 11:59 p.m.

How to Complete the Opt-Out Process

  1. Log into the Parent Portal via the web ( or your Infinite Campus Parent Portal Mobile App.virtual opt in virtual learning screenshot on infinite campus
  2. On the Message Center screen, select Surveys tab.
  3. Select the survey option: 21-22 School Year Participation Plan (Child’s Name). You must complete a survey for each child separately.
  4. Select your option in the one-question survey. If you are opting out of in-person learning, select Virtual.
  5. Click Complete. You will receive a confirmation message.

Important Notes:

  • Please note that you cannot change your option via the survey. Additional assistance will be required.
  • If you don’t have an Infinite Campus Parent Portal account, you can use the self-service portal to set it up.

Self-Service Portal Set-Up Instructions

  1. Go to:
  2. Click on FAQs.
  3. Scroll down and click on “How do I create an account for Campus Portal”?
    You will be prompted to enter the 7-digit DCSD student number, student 9-digit social security number, and student date of birth.

If you require further assistance with creating a parent portal account in Infinite Campus, you may call the local school during business hours. You may also email or call at 678-676-0384 for support during business hours as well.

Thank you.