This Week at DSA, September 8, 2014

This Week at DSA

9/11 Posting for 4.5 Week Progress Report


9/15 Distribute 4.5 Progress Reports
PTSA Executive Board Meeting 5 pm
PTSA General Meeting and Curriculum Night 7 pm – Theater
9/17 6 pm DSA School Council Parent Elections: 2 seats open. Self-nominate or send name to Mrs. McCauley
Senior Portrait Day – All seniors sit for yearbook portrait – Sitting fee if (TBA) you want proofs
Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences 4-6 pm: 10 minutes slots are available to meet with teachers
9/19 PSAT Payment ($15) Deadline for 8th and 9th Grade
9/24 GHSGT – Writing 11th Grade 8-11 a.m.
Be here on rested, fed, and on time!

Working copy of Production Schedule

Staffing Update

Mr. Cale Golden, ELA/Creative Writing, has accepted a position with the College Board. His last day at DSA will be Sept. 12. He has been an incredible member of the DSA staff for 12 years – he will be missed.

Dr. Jacinta Hightower, DSA Bookkeeper, has received a promotion to position at the district offices. She has been a vital member of our school team for 8 years.

We wish both Mr. Golden and Dr. Hightower all the best in their future endeavors. As they are both experts in their fields, a true replacement will be hard to find. Please wish them well on their journeys beyond DSA.

Reminders and updates

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

Check-out: 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.

PSAT: Students in 8th and 9th grade may sign up for the PSAT Oct 15 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.

When a student returns to school after an absence, please have him/her submit their excuse to the front office. Teachers are not able to mark excused absences. An admit slip will allow students to gather missed work. Thank you!

NEW: Infinite Campus Parent Portal

DCSD’s new student management information system is here.

What is it? A Campus Portal which will allow parents the opportunity to be engaged in their child(ren)’s education through direct access to grades, assignments, and teachers.
Details and sign-up info here.

Looking for a volunteer opportunity?

Mrs. Hill, DSA’s teacher/librarian, would welcome parents to serve on the DSA Media Center Committee. If you are interested, please email Mrs. Hill.

PTSA Meeting

PTSA Board of Directors meeting at 5:30 pm on Monday, September 15. All Committee Chairs are encouraged to attend! PTSA General Meeting is at 7 pm.

DCSD Technology Opportunities

Microsoft Student Advantage Program
Free access to Office 365 Pro Plus for students currently enrolled in the DeKalb County Student District.
Printable Flyer

Comcast Essentials Program
Home Internet service for only $9.95 a month for families in the Comcast service area who also quality for Free or Reduced Lunch.
Printable Flyer

District App
The app provides access to districts and local school news, calendars, notifications, social media, lunch, and much more! Printable Directions