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News from Principal Mark Joyner

September 7, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

DHHS will host our Fall 2021 Virtual Curriculum Night this Thursday, 9.9.21, 6:00 - 7:35.  Curriculum night is an opportunity for parents/guardians to meet their student's teachers and learn about the curriculum and classroom expectations.

Parents and guardians will attend virtual meetings with their student's teachers - following their student's daily schedule.

Schedule:

1st Pd: 6:00 - 6:20 (A Day 6:00 - 6:10; B Day 6:10 - 6:20)

2nd Pd: 6:25 - 6:45 (A Day 6:25 - 6:35; B Day 6:25 - 6:45)

3rd Pd: 6:50 - 7:10 (A Day 6:50 - 7:00; B Day 7:00 - 7:10)

4th Pd: 7:15- 7:35 ( A Day 7:15 - 7:25; B Day 7:25 - 7:35)

Teachers with A / B Day schedules will provide links for additional information as their meeting times have been condensed.

Teachers will be emailing parents meeting links (and passwords if needed).  I will email you a comprehensive meeting links spreadsheet on Thursday prior to Curriculum Night.

Teachers will be recording their meetings and posting on virtual classroom sites for parents to view at a later time if needed.

We look forward to seeing you (virtually) this Thursday!!

August 5, 2021

Dear Druid Hills High School Parents and Guardians:

 

Our first week at DHHS has been fantastic. The students, faculty and staff have had a great week so far. 

 

Please read and take action on the following items -

 

COVID SAFETY - Our number one mitigation strategy to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is proper MASKing. Please speak with your student about the importance of properly wearing their mask while indoors and on the school bus. We are consistently reminding students to properly wear masks and your support is greatly appreciated. Please check-out the DCSD policy and procedure re: Progressive Discipline-Mask Wearing.

 

Ill Students - Do NOT send your child(ren) to school if they are experiencing any symptoms of illness including, but not limited to - sore throat, runny nose, cough, headache, fever, recent loss of sense of smell or taste. Please keep your child(ren) home and have them tested for COVID prior to returning to school. 

 

TECHNOLOGY - All students will be required to use a DCSD Chromebook or personal laptop or personal Chromebook. Cell phones and tablets are NOT to be used in place of a Chromebook or computer. All students and parents need to complete the following form.

 

DHHS is receiving new Chromebooks for all students. The first shipment arrives this week and will be distributed to 9th and 10th graders on Monday and Tuesday. 11th and 12th graders are encouraged to BYOT (bring your own technology). 11th and 12th graders will receive their DCSD Chromebooks as soon as they are delivered to DHHS. All students have access to DCSD WIFI for district and personal devices.

 

MEDIA RELEASE - Parents, please click this link and fill out the form to give permission to photograph and record your students for our website and Red Devil TV morning show program.

 

FREE & REDUCED LUNCH - Please complete this form for Free and Reduced Lunch. This form is an important part of funding for DHHS. Our Title I budget - money used for tutorial, credit recovery, summer bridge, technology etc. is based on our Free and Reduced Lunch percentages.

 

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT - Please read and sign the acknowledgment or receipt and agreement HERE (3rd page in Code of Conduct PDF).

July 30, 2021

DCSD Visitor Policy

 

Out of an abundance of caution and due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, we will continue the visitor protocol that was in place for the 2020-2021 school year.

 

                     Visitors and volunteers will not be permitted in buildings until further notice.  We will continue to monitor conditions and data provided by the Department of Public Health(DPH), the DeKalb County Board of Health (DBOH) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).  It is our sincere hope that conditions will improve, and we will be able to reopen our doors and benefit from the value that our committed volunteers add to our schools and centers.  

 

                     We appreciate each of our volunteers and community partners.  In the interim, we will look for and we invite you to help us identify opportunities for volunteers to support our school community virtually.

July 30, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are excited to welcome our students back for the first day of school this Monday, August 2nd.

 

Per DCSD Mask Policy - ALL STUDENTS, FACULTY, STAFF, AND VISITORS MUST PROPERLY WEAR A MASK AT ALL TIMES INDOORS AND ON BUSES.

 

All students will receive class schedules in homeroom/advisement first thing Monday morning.  Students will attend homeroom/advisement every day the first week of school.

 

Advisement DHHS Bell Schedule 2021 - IB (1) (2).docx    

 

20-21 Advisement Assignment (1).xlsx 

 

Druid Hills HS 2021-22 Routes Stops (2).pdf 

July 19, 2021

We are excited to get the school year started soon. The first day of school is Monday, August 2nd.

 

We will host 9th grade and new student orientation at the school on Thursday, July 29th from 4:00 - 5:00 PM.

 

Red Devil Day will be Thursday, July 29th from 5:00 - 6:30PM at the school.

 

During Orientation and Red Devil Day you will find back to school info, like 

  • bus routes

  • free and reduced meal applications

  • supply lists

  • clubs

  • sports

  • join the PTO

  • donate to the Enrichment Fund

  • purchase spirit wear

  • and much more!

 

We look forward to seeing you and your students at these activities on July 29th.

 

Stay tuned for more emails from me about the first days of school.

 

DCSD Updated Mask Wearing Policy

 

DCSD Back-To-School Central

July 6, 2021

Dear Druid Hills High School Parents and Guardians:

 

It is with a heavy heart of sadness that I am sending this letter to you.

 

This weekend we were informed that a Druid Hills High School student passed away, and we extend our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of this student.

 

As your child may hear of this loss from classmates or on social media, you may want to talk to your child about death because it impacts each of us in a different way.

 

How children will react will depend on the relationship they had with the person who died, their age, and their prior experience with death. Your child may:

  • Appear unaffected

  • Ask questions about the death repeatedly

  • Be angry or aggressive

  • Be withdrawn or moody

  • Be sad or depressed

  • Become afraid

  • Have difficulty sleeping or eating

 

We ask that you listen to your children.

 

If they want to talk, answer their questions simply, honestly, and be prepared to answer the same questions repeatedly.

 

Although it is summer break, if needed, members of the District’s crisis intervention team are available to speak with your child. Please do not hesitate to let me know if your child needs support.

 

I ask that you keep the family in your thoughts and prayers during this time.

 

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

June 3, 2021

Dear Credit Recovery Parents and Guardians,

 

Please see bus routes for credit recovery: DRUID HILLS HS CREDIT REC (6.7 THRU 7.1) M-TH (STOPS).pdf 

Reminder - Credit Recovery runs Monday - Thursday; 8:00 - 4:00; June 7 - July 1.