STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – DeKalb County School District (DCSD) actively reviews the health data and Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidance. We also consult with the Department of Public Health and the Medical Advisory Committee to inform decision-making pertaining to the health and safety of staff and students. Due to the rising number of positive cases within DeKalb County and Metro-Atlanta area, students will engage in virtual instruction on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, through Friday, January 7, 2022.

All 12-month and 11-month employees, and 10-month assistant principals will report to work on Monday, January 3, 2022. COVID-19 testing will be available for employees at the Administrative & Instructional Complex in Stone Mountain on January 3 and January 4, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Students will return to face-to-face instruction on Monday, January 10, 2022.

For students who did not bring devices home in advance of winter break, parents and guardians will be permitted to pick up learning devices for students on Monday, January 3 and Tuesday, January 4, 2022. Principals will provide the distribution times. Breakfast and lunch can be picked up curbside January 5-7, 2022.

DCSD has updated the Readiness Response Guide 2021 (Revised on December 30, 2021) to align with the CDC’s guidance published on December 29, 2021. DCSD continues to implement the CDC’s mitigation strategies and other strategies to lower the risk of transmission of COVID-19 in schools. You are encouraged to review this information and encourage your family to adhere to the guidelines and protocols shared.