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Introducing Reignite!
Introducing DeKalb School of the Arts’ (DSA) new initiative for the 2021-2022 school year: Reignite! 
 
During the pandemic, students have fallen behind on not only their academics but also with their social interaction skills, connection to their support system of peers/teachers, and passion for learning. To remediate these losses, DSA's bold new initiative, Reignite!, combines arts and academics into integrated and collaborative lessons that culminate in a district wide project.  You can read more about it HERE.
 
Yearbooks and Senior Pictures
Now is the chance to order your yearbook at the lowest price you'll find all year! ORDER a yearbook by August 31st and it's only $60! Seniors, don't forget to book your senior class portraits with Clix! Studios!


 
DSA Ranks Sixth in State
US News & World Report once again RANKS DSA in the top ten high schools in Georgia for the 2020-2021 school year.  According to the rankings, we're first in the district, third in Metro Atlanta, sixth in the state and #254 in the country.  Even during a pandemic DSA has managed to keep academics up and once again place in the top ten.  In its inaugural year of ranking middle schools, they also ranked DSA 10th in Georgia middle schools, and 1st in the district.  You can see the middle school rankings HERE.
 
DSA Gets Top Marks from the College Board
Congratulations to DSA for being named an AP Access and Support School, an AP Challenge School, an AP School of Distinction, and an AP Expansion School by the College Board as announced by the Georgia Department of Education. We literally qualified in every AP category we were eligible for!  The ones we didn't make were because we don't offer the required AP courses.  Great work students and teachers! You can read the full story in the AJC or HERE.
 
DSA Earns a Silver from the Governor's Office!
On December 19th, the Governor's Office of Student Achievement released their annual list of schools in the state that were the highest performing on the CCRPI assessment.  DSA earned a silver award!  You can see the results HERE.
 
DSA Leads the Way in Arts Advocacy
Click HERE to see DSA staff members and students featured in a national spot for National Arts Action Summit. #artswillsavetheworld  
 
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. If you're ordering a replacement charger, choose the one for $21.
 
Quarantine Guidance
Please visit this DCSD website if you have questions about the district's guidance on Covid and quarantine.
 
Subscribe to DSA's YouTube Channel!
Subscribe to DSA's YouTube channel at bit.ly/DSAvideos.  It's a great way to keep up with our latest performances, video announcements, and class projects.
 
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.

 
Information Regarding Obtaining Supporting School Documents for Driving and Working
Driving Permits
Students seeking to obtain a driving permit should obtain a Certificate of School Enrollment form. This form can be obtained from Ms. Howard. Please email her HERE. These forms are only valid for thirty days, so do not request it more than a month in advance.
Driver's License
Students seeking to obtain their driver's license need to request a Certificate of School Enrollment and their ADAP Certificate. The school will only have the ADAP if the student took ninth grade health at DSA. If the student attended another school in ninth grade, then the ADAP form must be obtained from that specific school. Please EMAIL Ms. Howard to obtain these forms. Keep in mind that requests should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the DDS appointment date. Due to the pandemic, in-person document pick-up is limited and must be scheduled. All pick-ups will be scheduled via email with Ms. Howard. 
Work Permits
Students in need of a work permit must follow the Georgia Department of Labor guidelines. Please visit this SITE and follow these instructions. Keep in mind that employment must be secured before a work permit can be processed. Please EMAIL Ms. Howard once these steps have been followed or if there are any questions regarding the process.

 
Student Code of Conduct and Social Media Guidelines
If you're looking for the Student Code of Conduct or the Social Media Guidelines you can find them on our About Us page.  You can find DCSD's Virtual Learning Support for Students 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...
 
Two ways to support DSA through linked partners - Amazon Smiles and Publix
Want to earn free money for DeKalb School of the Arts? Amazon Smiles donates a portion of every purchase from Amazon a charity/program of your choice. Log into Amazaon Smiles HERE. You will select DeKalb School of the Arts, then start shopping. Shoppers do have to go through this site for donations to be collected. It will allow you access to your regular Amazon account. Publix Partners now requires shoppers to go to their website, register a phone number, and select the receiving organization. Click HERE to sign-up. Every time you shop at Publix, enter your phone number to register purchases which generates a donation to DSA. Thanks to these great partners - every dollar helps!  
 
Library Wish List
If you want to donate a book to the DSA library so we’ll have some fresh titles available when we reopen, please see our library wish list HERE!  If you have any questions EMAIL Ms. Roohi.
 
Right to Know Professional Qualifications of Teachers and Paraprofessionals
In compliance with the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act, DeKalb School of the Arts would like to inform you that you may request information about the professional qualifications of your student’s teacher(s) and/ or paraprofessional(s).   Read the entire letter HERE.
 

Superintendent's Newsletter

Please click HERE to access Superintendent Cheryl Watson-Harris' Weekly Newsletter.
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