DeKalb County School District Reopening School Update #1
1st Day of School: August 17, 2020
The safety of our students and employees is the top priority for DeKalb County School District, students will return to school using the distance/remote learning model. “Given the substantial spread in our area right now, this option is our best choice, but it will be re-evaluated on a regular basis. Students, teachers, and employees will also be receiving more resources to support them in a remote setting.
The district is purchasing 1:1 Chromebooks to ensure students in grades Pre-K through 12 have access to a device. Students and parents will be able to view modules to learn how to successfully use software resources, including but not limited to VERGE and Microsoft TEAMS.
The district is planning a variety of healthy meals, which meet federal guidelines for each grade level, for breakfast, lunch, and snack/supper (as applicable). The Nutrition Department will collaborate with the Transportation Department to deliver meals along school bus routes for families that lack access to transportation.
The district will continuously monitor the current COVID-19 data and assess the level of spread to determine if and when the current learning model should be adjusted. The assessments will be presented during board meetings on Sept. 14, Oct. 19, Nov. 9, and Dec. 7, 2020.
Stay tuned for more information coming soon.