August 16 Students tested on Code of Conduct
August 23 Yearbook Pictures
August 26 Arts Major/Minor Students/Depts Meetings
*Student and parent signature page from DCSD Code of Conduct must be returned this week.
*DSA air conditioning is improving. The district continues to provide maintenance support to get all rooms up and running.
*Students are expected to bring all needed items to school each day. We will no longer be able to deliver items to students during the school day (assignments, instruments, paperwork, etc.).
*PSAT Update: October 19 is PSAT Day at DSA! The Georga Department of Education pays for all 10th grade students to take the test. 11th grade students will take the test provided by local school funds. New this year, DCSD will pay for all 8th grade students to take the PSAT 8. 9th grade students wishing to take the PSAT will pay $15. Details coming soon for payment information.
*Need to renew Free/Reduced Lunch application or set up an online payment account? Visit DCSD’s School Nutrition page HERE
VOLUNTEERS: Thank You for Making a Difference!
Some housekeeping notes for you:
*Please keep track of your volunteer hours by simply retaining either your confirmations or your assignment reminder from Signup.com. Keep them as a Record of Proof for volunteering.
*When you donate items such as food, drinks, etc, please send an email stating how much you spent on the purchase to the volunteer coordinator WITHIN TWO WEEKS after you have worked your assignment to receive credit hours towards your donation. A receipt snapshot is not necessary. Expect to receive a confirmation email for you to retain as a record of proof within a week,
The confirmation email will note the number of hours earned for your donation. Donations equate to 1 hour credit for each $5 increment you spend.
*DSA Volunteerism outside of the normal DSA PTSA scheduled events will be reviewed with the PTSA Board and/or DSA administration when necessary.
A confirmation email will be sent to you with how to receive ‘general’ credit hours for volunteering.
Your DSA Volunteer Coordinators
August 8 First Day of School – Classes Start at 8:10am Day 1
August 9 Day 2 Classes
August 13 DSA PTSA Picnic 10:00-2:00
*All students will report to the cafeteria to receive new schedules and wait for 8:00am dismissal to class.
*Students will follow schedule given on Monday. Any additional schedule change requests will be addressed after the first day of school.
*In order to provide a safe and secure environment, students arriving at school before 8:00am will wait in the cafeteria or media center. Students arriving before 7:30 am will wait in front lobby, then proceed to the cafeteria. All students will be dismissed to class at 8:00am. Students will need passes for tutoring/make-up tests to leave cafeteria/media center before 8:00am.
*Reminder – Cell phones must be off and put away during the school day.
*Dress Code – Please review guidelines posted on DSA website. General-no hats; sandals must have back strap; shorts, skirts, dresses must be fingertip length; no tummies showing; no tank tops/spaghetti straps.
*Dismissal 3:10pm. Parents: Please be patient when picking up your child. We have a large number of cars entering the parking lot after school. Watch out for students crossing the parking lot.
*Students will be signing up for Outlook 365 email. All students will be required to use this email for school business.
*Finally – to all students and parents – We are looking forward to a great school year filled with Purpose, Passion, and Performance!
Click the link to RSVP for the back to school picnic on August 13, and to see open volunteer opportunities.
May 23 Finals: Odd Day – Periods 1 and 5
DSA Commencement 6:30pm, Tickets Required
May 24 Finals: Even Day – Periods 2 and 6
Last Day for Students To Use Lockers
May 25 Finals: Odd Day – Periods 3 and 7
May 26 Finals: Even Day – Periods 4 and 8
May 27 Teachers Post-Planning
May 30 Memorial Day – Schools and Offices Closed
June 3 Second Semester Report Cards Mailed
*May 24-Local Election Day-for more information on DCSD eSPLOST-V, click HERE
* On May 26 (last day of school), another high school will host graduation at Avondale Stadium, so our campus needs to be cleared by 4:00pm.
*Finals are administered through the end of the day on May 26. No early check-outs.
*We are still awaiting End of Grade (8th) and End of Course (9th-11th) student score reports. We will distribute scores to students as soon as they arrive.
*During finals weeks, students need to to stay focused on doing their very best on end of the semester assessments and assignments. Expectations for student behavior, dress, and academic focus are still in place.
*Beginning June 6, DCSD schools and offices will operate on a compressed work week. All schools and offices will be closed on Friday’s. DSA summer office hours will be 8:00am-4:00pm, Monday – Thursday. Please call ahead for document requests as staff may not always be available due to vacation schedules.
*Click HERE for the 2016-2017 DCSD Board approved calendar.
May 16 SENIOR FINALS-Even Day Classes
May 17 SENIOR FINALS-Odd Day Classes
Honors Night 7:00pm, Gym
All Seniors and invited honorees grades 8-11
Seated by 6:30
If DSA parking lot is full, plan to park at Wal-Mart
May 18 AP US HISTORY EXAM am
AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE EXAM pm
May 19 AP CALCULUS EXAM am
May 20 AP PSYCHOLOGY EXAM am
May 21 SPA Banquet 5:30pm-Tickets $35 from Mr. Landes
Cash or Money Order ONLY
Double Tree Hotel, 4156 LaVista Road
Atlanta, GA 30084
May 23-26 Finals–Grades 8-11
May 23 DSA Commencement 6:30pm-Tickets Required
Schwartz Performing Arts Center, Emory University
May 24 Last Day for Students to Use Lockers
May 24 Local Elections
May 26 Last Day of School! Parents, please pick up students by
4:00pm. Another high school is holding
commencement at Avondale Stadium, so campus needs
to be cleared by 4:00pm. THANK YOU!
May 27 Staff Post-Planning
May 30 Memorial Day-Schools and Offices Closed
*DCSD E-SPLOST V VOTE is on the May 24th ballot. Click HERE for information on the local sales tax referendum.
*End of Course (EOC) and End of Grade (EOG) assessment scores are starting to arrive. Rosters and reports are being delivered to teachers as soon as they are accessible. ELA and math assessments which required student constructed responses take longer to score, as do the assessments taken via paper/pencil rather than online (DSA tested about 60% of EOC assessments online). Full student score report information is forthcoming.
*EOC scores will count as 20% of a student’s final grade for Spring Semester.
*Georgia Department of Education has waived the promotion requirement for students in grades 3, 5, & 8 due to online testing issues exeperienced. DSA 8th grade students all tested via paper/pencil. For more information on the waiver, click HERE
*From June 6 to July 29, DCSD schools and offices will operate on a compressed work week. All sites will be closed on Fridays. DSA summer office hours are 8:00am to 4:00pm. Schools and offices will be closed July 4.