Latest School News
December 31, 2021
DUE TO THE PROFOUND SURGE IN COVID-19, STUDENTS WILL LEARN VIRTUALLY JAN. 5TH - 7TH
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 the 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 from 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.
August 1, 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.
1st week of school: Students report to their homeroom first thing in the morning
Click here for downloadable PDF of homeroom assignments (aka "advisement")
Click here for downloadable PDF of 2021 Fall bell schedule.
Masks are required for all students and staff inside school buildings and buses.
Click here for DCSD Mask Wearing Protocols
School bus schedules are here.
June 30, 2021
Attention Seniors and Parents!
Our official school photographer, CADY, says: It is now time to schedule your senior portraits through CADY. You must have your portrait taken by CADY to be in your yearbook. Please go to cady.com/schedule.
DHHS says: Here is the REAL DEAL on Senior Portraits! These are real questions asked by Senior parents online and we've hunted down answers for you!
Q: Is there a day scheduled for photo sessions at school so Seniors can get yearbook photos taken without traveling to CADY's studios?
A: YES! Friday, September 17, 2021 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on the DHHS Gym stage! Reservations are REQUIRED. Make your appointment with CADY Studios online.
Q: Do you have to buy a special outfit for the photos?
A: NO! CADY provides girls with the same top to change into and the boys with a tuxedo top too. Pro tip: Girls wear strapless bras if possible and boys wear or bring a plain white undershirt.
Q: Can families arrange for their own Senior photos with other photographers and use those as the yearbook photos or does everyone have to do the CADY sitting even if they don't want to buy any CADY photos? Will the yearbook allow other photo submissions?
A: The DHHS Saga Yearbook will not use any other Senior photos besides CADY's official ones. Families absolutely can arrange to have their own Senior photo sessions with any photographer of their choice and they are not bound to purchase any extra CADY images. However, ONLY CADY PHOTOS WILL BE USED IN THE YEARBOOK. So, ALL SENIORS should plan to sit for CADY photos, regardless of any other arrangements they may have made.
Q: For parents who don't want or can't afford the CADY Senior photos, they make it sound like you have to buy photos from them. You do not have to buy any extra photos from CADY.
A: You DO have to sit for at least a CADY yearbook portrait. The sitting fee for the yearbook photo is $30 and this will include a cap & gown photo, a yearbook photo, and one casual pose. IF ANY FAMILY CANNOT AFFORD THE $30 SITTING FEE, please email yearbook sponsor, Ms. Emily Robinson. There is financial help available!
BOTTOM LINE: Go ahead and schedule your CADY yearbook photo sitting asap and remember they are also coming to school on September 16th!