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Superintendent's Newsletter

Please click here to access Superintendent, 
Mrs. Cheryl Watson-Harris' Weekly Newsletter.

PSAT RESCHEDULED

Due to the approach of Hurricane Zeta, the PSAT originally scheduled for Thursday, October 29 has been rescheduled for January 26, 2021More information concerning the rescheduled testing date will be sent at a later date. 

Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences

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DECA will be holding Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences during the 1st week of November.  Conference availability will be Nov. 2nd from 8:00 am - 9:15 am, Nov. 4th from 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm, Nov. 5th from 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm, and Nov. 6th from 8:00 am - 9:15 am. Parents will sign-up for teachers via a Sign-up Genius link. 

 Conferences will last 10 minutes from the assigned time so be sure to be on time to get the full conference time.  Due to this being virtual teachers will have to start promptly and end promptly to meet with the next parent.  If additional time is needed following a conference, please email the teacher.

Look for an email with more information about our upcoming conferences!

Internet HotSpot

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If your family is having difficulties with internet connectivity, your family may be able to acquire an internet HotSpot from the DeKalb County School District. To begin the process, please complete the attached User Agreement form, and send it to Assistant Principal Costa. The User Agreement is required prior to the issuing of a device. The User Agreement is also available in multiple languages upon request. 


Please let us know if we can assist you in this process.

Scholar Advice on Flipgrid

Scholars were given the opportunity to respond to Mr. Pankey's Flipgrid request of "How have you been successful during the pandemic, and what advice would you give underclassmen enrolling into Georgia State University?"  Watch the Flipgrisd videos:

Nutritional Services Information

On behalf of Dr. Connie Walker and DCSD's School Nutrition Services, please see attached informational flyer:

  • Free Meals Flyer 
    • A federal waiver was approved by the USDA which allows schools to provide meals at no cost to children 18 years of age or under through December 31, 2020, or until funds run out.  Click here for the Free Meals Flyer

Title I Survey

As a Title I school, we are always seeking your feedback for better parent and family engagement.  All parents and scholars are invited to provide input into DeKalb Early College's parent and family engagement program!  We are asking that you share your thoughts on a brief survey available by clicking here.

The survey will be open through October 30th.

FY21 Parent and Family Engagement Plan

Code of Conduct Modules and Confirm Receipt

Students, please complete the 6 Code of Conduct Modules and confirm receipt of the Code of Conduct by September 4.  See Assistant Principal Costa for questions.

Senior Portraits

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Seniors-  Please schedule your senior portrait by clicking here.  The deadline to have your Senior Portraits taken is Nov. 20th.

Important Information Concerning the Infinite Campus Parent Portal

Infinite Campus Parent Portal
•Parents/Guardians must have an Infinite Campus Parent Portal account to verify/update their student(s) information.
•Parents/Guardians who do not already have a portal account should click here for instructions.
•Parents/Guardians who have forgotten their portal username and/or password should click on the Forgot username? or Forgot password? link as appropriate on the portal login page, which you can access by clicking here

Contact for Assistance

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Hello DECA Scholars and Families ~
Due to COVID, faculty and staff are not on campus.  If you need assistance, please contact us at the emails below.

Edward Conner (Principal)  
Any and all Things DECA                                                  
Edward_Conner@dekalbschoolsga.org

Ashley Miller (Head Counselor)   
9th and 11th Grade Schedules, Support Needs                   
Ashley_Miller@dekalbschoolsga.org

Freddie Pankey (Counselor)  
10th and 12th Grade Schedules, Support Needs                 
Freddie_Pankey@dekalbschoolsga.org

Kirsten Scott (Assistant Principal)   
Schedules and School Operations                                       
Kirsten_Scott@dekalbschoolsga.org

Michael Costa (Assistant Principal) 
Chromebooks and School Operations                                
Michael_Costa@dekalbschoolsga.org

Please feel free to email the whole administrative team (AP Costa, AP Scott, and Principal Conner).  Remember that GSU treats our scholars like adult learners; so, think self-advocacy.  Junior and senior scholars with questions should contact a DECA representative above and Ms. Kathy Hall (GSU Coordinator) at [ khenry1@gsu.edu ].
We are looking forward to the start of 2020-21!  We are here for you.
~~ Principal Conner

Parent and Family Input Survey

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As a Title I school, we are always seeking your feedback for better parent and family engagement.  All parents and scholars are invited to provide input into DeKalb Early College's parent and family engagement program!  The survey will be open through October 30th.  We are asking that you share your thoughts on a brief survey available here

ChromeBook Information

ChromeBook Information
Need a Chromebook? Complete the 2020-2021 Digital Dreamers User Agreement by clicking here
Have a Chromebook? Please perform a Chromebook Device Wellness Check by August 10. Detailed steps can be found by clicking here 
If you have any questions concerning Chromebooks, please contact Assistant Principal Costa. 

Virtual Learning Support for Students

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DECA Scholars and Parents-- if you need virtual learning support or need to change your password, please click here or call 678-676-1188.

GALE Database Available!

Need to do some research? Find a primary source, picture, or video?  Click here for the GALE database. Scroll about halfway down the page to "Enhance Instructions" and then click on "Access the Resources."

Register to Vote Online

Register to Vote Online  Register online to vote: click here
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Need help with the Virtual Learning Tools?  Call the Dekalb County School District Help Desk at 678-676-1188. 
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