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from Principal Joyner

May 21, 2021

Parents and Guardians,

All students (virtual and F2F) need to return all school-issued supplies and resources including Chromebooks, textbooks, team uniforms, band and orchestra instruments, hot spots, and any other supplies or devices which are property of DCSD. There will be several opportunities for students and families to return these items.

 

VIRTUAL STUDENTS
●    Drive-Thru Returns: 
-    Wednesday, May 26th: 2:00 - 5:00 PM
-    Tuesday, June 1st: 1:00 - 7:00 PM
-    Wednesday, June 2nd: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
●    Yearbooks will be distributed at drive-thru on Wednesday May 26th

 

F2F STUDENTS
●    Return Textbooks to teachers now - May 28th
●    Chromebook and device return: 
-    Tuesday, May 25th - science atrium
-    Friday, May 28th - science atrium
-    All call announcements will notify students when to report to return items
●    Yearbooks may be picked up in room 200A now - May 28th

April 22, 2021

Parents and Guardians,

Please see flyer for virtual link - Region II - Parent Town Hall flyer - April 28.pdf and join us next Wednesday for our Region II Town Hall Meeting.

April 12, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians of students currently enrolled in Coordinate Algebra, Biology, US History and or American Literature,

EOC Testing Survey – If your student is currently enrolled in Coordinate Algebra, Biology, US History and or American Literature, please complete this survey by Wednesday, April 14, 2021

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeSO91KTdXH-3f72MGL4j_nvIiBGqWH-5m_hGe0CURzqV5RIg/viewform?usp=pp_url 

 

Please read through all of this information pertaining to the upcoming End of Course (EOC) tests.

 

State EOC letter.docx 

 

DCSD EOC Letter.docx 

 

Testing Schedule

 

Georgia Milestones:  End of Course (EOC) SPRING  

 

Day of Testing  

 

EOC Content 

 

Mon/April 19  

US History Part I (11), Biology Part I (9)  

 

Tues/April 20  

US History Part II (11), Biology Part II (9)  

 

Thurs/April 22  

Coordinate Algebra Part I (9)/Algebra Part I (9)  

 

Fri/April 23  

Coordinate Algebra Part II (9)/Algebra Part II (9)  

 

Mon/April 26  

MAKE-UP DAY  

 

Tues/April 27  

American Literature Part I (11)   

 

Thurs/April 29  

American Literature Part II (11)  

 

Fri/April 30  

American Literature Part III (11)  

 

Mon/May 3  

MAKE-UP DAY  

 

Tues/May 4  

MATERIAL CHECK-IN DAY  

As you may be aware, GADOE Superintendent Woods has worked to reduce the high-stakes nature of testing this year, including the State Board of Education approving his recommendation to reduce the weight of Georgia Milestones EOCs to 0.01% of students’ final grades and by directing school districts with flexibility contracts to use input from teachers and parents, placement committees, class performance, and formative tools instead of Georgia Milestones to make student promotion/retention decisions.   

 

The 0.01% End-of-Course (EOC) grading weight approved by the State Board of Education for the 2020-2021 school year will be in effect through the end of the school year, including summer (through July 31, 2021). This will allow students in summer school environments to take EOCs through the EOC summer main administration window for the purpose of course completion, makeup from a previous administration, validation of credit, test out, and retest. 

 

Guidelines for any SENIOR student enrolled in an EOC course

  • Provide all seniors an opportunity to participate in the 2020 – 2021 Spring EOC test administration

  • If students do not participate in the End of Course administration during the Spring EOC test administration window (April 19 – May 3, 3021), the student will have an opportunity to test by May 14, 2021

  • If students do not participate in the Spring End of Course administration by May 14, 2021, the school should enter a “0” in the EOC category at 0.01% and final grades calculated


Guidelines for any NON-SENIOR student enrolled in an EOC course

  • Provide all students an opportunity to participate in the 2020 – 2021 Spring EOC test administration

  • If students do not participate in the End of Course administration during the Spring EOC test administration window (April 19 – May 3, 2021), the student should be issued an “I” for Incomplete

  • The student should be offered the opportunity to participate in the Summer End of Course administration (June 24 – 30, 2021)

  • If students do not participate in the Summer End of Course administration, a “0” should be entered in the EOC category at 0.01% during the week of July 26 – 30, 2021 and final grades calculated

 

OPTING-OUT

  • According to the current rule adopted by the State Board of Education, rule 160-3-1-.07 states that "each local system shall assess all students using SBOE – designated assessment instruments, as required."

  • According to the current rule adopted by the State Board of Education, rule 160-3-1-.07 states that "each local system shall assess all students using SBOE – designated assessment instruments, as required."

  • It is a parent's right to refuse testing for their student.

  • If a parent chooses to exercise their right, whether the child is face to face or virtual, and not allow their child to sit for any state mandated assessment, parents must do the following:

March 31, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

If you wish for your student to return to Face2Face (F2F) instruction on April 29, 2021, OR if you wish for your student to continue with F2F - please complete this Intent to Return April 29th Survey 

May 26, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

We are quickly wrapping up our school year. A few last-minute updates - 

 

Early Dismissal

Thursday and Friday -- Students will be released at 12:15. Bus riders, walkers and car riders will all be dismissed at 12:15.  

  • Thursday -- students attend 2nd and 4th periods 

  • Friday -- students attend 1st and 3rd periods 

All students are expected to report to all classes on Thursday and Friday.  

Drive-thru Returns

Chromebooks, chargers, hot spots, textbooks, uniforms, etc. 

  • Wednesday, May 26th: 2:00 - 5:00 PM

  • Tuesday, June 1st: 1:00 - 7:00 PM --Media Center

  • Wednesday, June 2nd: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM --Media Center

 

Students should only return Chromebooks on 5/26 if they have another device to use for class on Thursday and Friday.

AP Testing

  • All AP tests are digital in format - no paper and pencil tests. 

  • AP students should receive instructions from their AP teachers about when and where to test. 

  • All AP students - F2F and virtual MAY take the tests from home if they choose. 

  • Students testing on campus beyond the school day (12:15 PM) need to provide their own transportation for pick-up. 

  • Testing rosters will be shared with the attendance office, so testing students will be excused from any class they may miss due to testing.

Graduation stream

https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/graduation/ 

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.