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Become a Big Sibling
Seniors and Juniors, the form is now open to become a big sibling to a new-to-DSA student.  Spots are limited, so sign up ASAP!  The deadline for signing up is midnight October 4th.  You can sign up HERE.
 
Club Proposal Forms Are Now Available
If you want to form a new club, club proposal forms are due to the SGA by midnight October 4th. You can find the form HERE. New this year: If you are an existing club, this year the SGA is asking you to renew your club.  This will help them keep track of clubs in this virtual environment.  It's a very simple form.  Please fill the renewal form out before midnight October 4th HERE.
 
Register Now to Take the PSAT
During the 2020-2021 school year, The DeKalb County School District will administer the PSAT to all interested 10th grade students and paid 11th grade students, with parental consent. The Georgia Department of Education will pay for all 10th grade students in the state of Georgia to take the PSAT/NMSQT on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. Read more...
 
Student Absences
We may be online, but students still need to attend every virtual class every day, and remain the whole time, otherwise they will be marked absent or tardy. Teachers will take attendance each class period. If the student signs in after attendance is taken, then that student may be marked tardy-unexcused. However, if the student has a valid tardy excuse, then please email Ms. Howard as soon as possible. 

All absence emails and medical excuses must come from a parent's email and go to Ms. Howard. You can view the complete Attendance Protocol HERE.  We also have a new ATTENDANCE page in the Quick Links column to the right.
 
Morning Announcements
You can tune into the morning ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings at 8:45 on the Teams app, or you can call in at 470/440-4499 Conference ID: 575 188 49#  Stay informed!  And if you missed the morning announcements and want to watch them later, or you want to find a link that was mentioned, be sure to visit our archived announcement site, bit.ly/DSAnnounce.  Also be sure to keep up with Mr. Greene on his Blog.
 
Yearbook Photos for Grades 8-11
The yearbook team is starting to create the yearbook for the 20-21 school year. It is unknown whether we will be in physical school soon, so the yearbook team has created an alternative for the yearbook pictures for grades 8-11. There is a google FORM for all students where you can upload your picture. There is also a detailed message stating what is needed for the picture (good lighting and the colored shirt according to their grade) and what should not be in the picture (no tongue, no hands, and no filters). If there any any questions you can email Ms. Shaffer.
 
Library Curbside Checkout
DSA will have curbside checkout of library books every Wednesday from 10:00-2:00.  This is also a time to enlist Ms. Roohi’s help in answering questions you may have on finding resources or small technology challenges.  To access this service, email Ms. Roohi your questions or book requests before 10:00 am each Wednesday.  You may also reach her at 678/676-2521 during those hours.  To learn more click HERE.  If you need help putting a book on hold, watch this short VIDEO.
 
The Beta Club Newsletter is Back!
You can find the weekly Beta Club News HERE.
 
Virtual Learning Support
Having problems with virtual learning?  There is a whole WEBSITE dedicated to what to do and how to get started.  The site covers such things as how to get started with your Chromebook (including a very important wellness check if you have a DCSD Chromebook), how to log onto Launchpad, Verge and Infinite Campus.  Not to mention who to contact when something doesn't work!  Be sure to bookmark this SITE!  You can always contact the IT desk at 678/676-1188 or fill in a HELP TICKET.

If you're looking for DSA's back to school connectivity guide, you can find it HERE.
 
Updating Student Information
Parents can now update their student's information in Infinite Campus Parent Portal. The instructions are listed below:
  • Log into your parent portal account
  • Click on the 3 lines in the top left corner
  • Click on the "More" tab located at the bottom left of that page
  • Click on Annual Verification
  • Click on Existing Student Registration
  • The data for your child should populate
  • You should be able to update / change / enter your child's new information 
  • When you are done, click submit
 
Who to Contact
Welcome back DSA!
 
Due to the COVID-19 school closure, faculty and staff will be working remotely. If you need assistance with anything please reach out to staff via THESE EMAILS:
 
Back to School Information
If you missed our back to school gatherings, or just want to review some of the information that Mr. Greene presented, you can see his slideshow HERE.  And you can meet our wonderful staff in this PRESENTATION.  Both of these slideshow presentations are large, so give them time to open. If you are trying to find staff email, you can find them HERE.  Remember, all you need to do is leave the fields empty, and just click search.
 
Registrar page

Do you have registration, Infinite Campus or Parent Portal questions?  Be sure to check out Ms. McClary's new Registrar page!  You can find it under the Academics tab on the left, or click HERE.  If you just need instructions on how to access Infinite Campus, you can find them HERE.

 
The PTSA Needs Your Support!
Prior PTSA meeting minutes and treasurer reports can be found at the official WEBSITE.  The PTSA supports the school and last year the PTSA did the following: 1) gave out over $5000 in grants to teachers to pay for art supplies, SmartMusic subscriptions for the entire music department, Horton dance instruction, Reading Bowl books, transportation for Drama Ensemble 2) paid for the Parchment subscription so our students can get their official transcripts, 3) paid for TimeCenter to schedule counselor appointments, 4) paid for program printing for Premiere Weekend, 5) supported farewell gifts for our seniors, 6) purchased pizza for SPA Dance and student auditions, 7) provided meals during Teacher/Staff Appreciation week and tokens of appreciation for faculty/staff, 8) supported a back to school picnic, plus many other things.  READ MORE...
 
DCSD Virtual Tech Cafe
Join DCSD for training sessions for training sessions about online learning for parents and caregivers.  They will show you how to use online tools to teach and engage with your students virtually.  These webinars are presented in collaboration between the Division of Student Support and Intervention and the Division of Information Technology.  See the flyer with times and subjects HERE
 
Free eBooks and Audio Books!
The library is closed, but there are millions of free ebooks and audio books being made available to our students during this time! 
DSA Is Number 4 in the State!
Congratulations to DSA students and teachers who were recently named the fourth best high school in all of Georgia by US News & World Reports. Schools are ranked on their performance on state-required tests, graduation and how well they prepare students for college.  In addition DSA was number two in the metro area, first in the county, and #168 in the country.  DSA was 8th in the state and 262nd in the country last year.  Way to move up ants!! 
Chromebook Accessories
Have you lost your Chromebook charger or bag?  Remember you are responsible for turning it in at the end of the year!  If you need to order a replacement, you may do so HERE.   
 
Student Code of Conduct
You can find the Student Code of Conduct HERE
 
District Events
Upcoming Events
Columbus Day--No School
Mon Oct 12 2020
Early Release Day--11:25
Tue Nov 3 2020
Thanksgiving Break
Mon Nov 23 2020
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Tue Nov 24 2020
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Wed Nov 25 2020
Thanksgiving Break
Thu Nov 26 2020
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Fri Nov 27 2020
Winter Break
Mon Dec 21 2020
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Tue Dec 22 2020
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Wed Dec 23 2020
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