This Week at DSA, August 24, 2014

This week at DSA

8/25 Infinite Campus Parent/Student Portal goes live. See flyer sent home on Friday or visit DCSD website
8/29 Application for Free and Reduced meals due. Parents may obtain application in the DSA main office or apply/renew through the district’s website. Families must re-qualify each year.


9/1 Labor Day – Schools and Offices Closed
9/3 Picture Day – All student take photos for student ID. Grades 8-11 year book photo. Smile and look your best! To purchase picture packet, return payment in Lifetouch envelope.

Reminders and updates

Infinite Campus: Please be patient as we are transition to the new student information system “Infinite Campus.” Teachers are working diligently to enter grades accurately from the start. While you may not see many grades right how, more will be entered shortly as staff grow more familiar with the system. Also, remember, students have only seen teachers 5 times in the past two weeks. See the flyer sent home on Friday or visit the district’s website for assistance.

Cell phones should be off and out of sight during the day unless being used with teacher permission for instructional purposes.

Latest time to check out a student is 2:45. This protects the instructional time for all students at the end of the day. Please plan accordingly.

DSA Student and Parent handbook available on the DSA website; production credit handbook coming soon!

PSAT: Students in 8th and 9th grade students can sign up for the PSAT in Oct pay $15 fee by Sept 19. Cash or check (payable to DSA), turn in to the front office. See information sent home with your student.

Full 2014-2015 production calendar will be ready this week! We have a busy and exciting arts calendar planned for the amazing talent in all areas at DSA.

Emory LaVista Parent Council Meeting: Get the Facts About the Druid Hills Charter Cluster

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 @ 9am
Sagamore Hills Elementary School
1865 Alderbrook Road, Atlanta, GA 30345
(Program at 9:15 am, refreshments at 8:45am)

Please join the ELPC to hear the facts about the Druid Hills Charter Cluster. The Charter petition will probably be reconsidered by the Dekalb School Board in September. The City of Atlanta is considering annexing the Historic Druid Hills neighborhood, which would have major consequences for Dekalb County Schools. Because this issue impacts ALL Dekalb students it is important for parents to be informed. Please plan to attend the meeting.
more information

Microsoft Student Advantage Program

This program provides free access to Office 365 Pro Plus for students currently enrolled in the DeKalb County Student District. DCSD students may download and install Office 365 Pro applications on up to 5 devices (PC, MAC, and/or mobile device). For more information:
Printable Flyer

Comcast Essentials Program

This program offers home Internet service for only $9.95 a month for families living within the Comcast service area. To qualify for this program, student must quality for Free or Reduced Lunch. For more information:
Printable Flyer

District App

Parents are encouraged to download the district’s app for their mobile devices. The app provides access to districts and local school news, calendars, notifications, social media, lunch, and much more! Printable Directions

District Public Hearing

Mark your calendars for the Region 2 Charter District Public Hearing at 6:00 PM on August 27th at Lakeside High School. Details and full schedule.

Volunteer Time

Don’t forget to submit your volunteer hours using the online form.