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Superintendent's Newsletter

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

DeKalb Early College Academy Application

DECA's Application Acceptance starts on January 15th.  The Application window is January 15th- February 15th.  Please click HERE to begin your application.  Please click HERE for the Application Check List.  Thank you for your interest.

Bus Transportation for MAP Testing

Parents: if your scholar needs bus transportation for MAP Testing Feb. 2nd, please CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT THE FORM.

DECA's Schedule

DECA's Weekly Schedules

  • Week of January 19th we will have 4 Instructional days (Tuesday - Friday) due to the MLK Holiday.
  • The bell schedule will be our traditional 90-minute, four block format.
  • Week of January 25th, we will return to our regular schedule of 4 Instructional Days and 1 Enrichment/Support/Counseling Day schedule (see attachment)
  • We will have class for 90 minutes Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. 
  • Wednesday's schedule will allow teachers to hold small group help, enrichment activities, student conferences and more.  
  • Wednesdays will also be utilized by counselors for instructional and other supports. 

College Wall

Congratulations Jovita Bell and Christina Brown

On Wed., Jan 6th - the Posse Foundation honored its 52 scholarship recipients from the metro Atlanta area. We are thrilled to announce that Jovita Bell and Christina Brown are Posse Scholars for 2021! These dynamic young women are the first scholars ever in DECA's history to earn these prestigious scholarships. Congratulations to you both!  We are so proud. Christina will make such an impact at Bard College and Brandeis University is lucky to have Jovita join their Fall '21 incoming class. 

DeKalb Regional Science and Engineering Virtual Fair

Science Fair
While worldwide events have been cancelled due to Covid-19, DCSD's future scientists and engineers will “Defy the Odds and Create Endless Possibilities” this school year by participating in the virtual DeKalb Regional Science and Engineering Fair. During this premier event, students will have an opportunity to apply science and engineering skills by designing and constructing solutions and models to solve authentic, relevant, and real-world problems. This competitive learning experience will cultivate opportunities for students to become inspired to explore careers in science, engineering, or related fields.   

The DeKalb Regional Science & Engineering Fair is scheduled to take place virtually from February 1-6, 2021.

Internet HotSpot

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.

FY21 Parent and Family Engagement Plan

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

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                                         

Ashley Miller (Head Counselor)   
9th and 11th Grade Schedules, Support Needs          

Freddie Pankey (Counselor)  
10th and 12th Grade Schedules, Support Needs        

Kirsten Scott (Assistant Principal)   
Schedules and School Operations                              

Michael Costa (Assistant Principal) 
Chromebooks and School Operations                       

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 [ ].
We are looking forward to the start of 2020-21!  We are here for you.
~~ Principal Conner

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

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

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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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