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Intent to Return Survey

Our school uses the Parent Intent to Return form completion data to gather information about families wishing to return in a hybrid model or remain in a distance/remote setting. 

 

Hybrid Learning (Combination of Face-to-Face and Distance/Remote Learning):

·       The hybrid learning model is designed for families who feel comfortable with returning their children to a face-to-face, in-school environment blended with distance/remote learning.

 

Distance/Remote Learning Model:

·       The distance/remote learning model is designed for families who do not feel comfortable with their children returning to school in a face-to-face format at this time. The students will continue learning from home in a virtual format provided by the school.

 

We need all parents to submit the survey form for every child attending our school, so we can prepare for all learners. If we do not receive a survey response for your child, we will assume that your child is returning to learn in a hybrid setting whenever the District transitions to the next phase.

The survey form will close on November 30, 2020, so please complete it today! If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.


Thank you and have a happy Thanksgiving!

We've Moved!

1st to 5th Parent Meeting 11/12/2020 @ 5:30

Meeting Flyer with details in English and Spanish:


School-Family Compact and Parent Family Engagement Policy

Dear Pleasantdale Panther Families,

Students participating in the Title I, Part A program, and their families, agree that this compact outlines how the parents, the entire school staff, and the students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement. It also describes how the school and parents will build and develop a partnership that will help children achieve the challenging state academic standards. Please review the attached School Family Compact and Parent Family Engagement Policy.

Please click on the link to complete/sign this form to acknowledge that you have read, received, and agree to this School-Family Compact. The School-Family Compact will be discussed with you throughout the year at different School-Family events as we work together to help your child succeed in school. We look forward to our School-Family partnership!

FY21 PES School Family Compact.pdf

Thank you,

School Compact Committee

Pleasantdale Elementary School
678-874-3502

The IRC in Atlanta's Emergency Assistance Program


The IRC in Atlanta’s Emergency Assistance Program

The IRC in Atlanta's Emergency Assistance Program provides up to three (3) months of financial assistance to DeKalb County residents who are having difficulty paying for housing, utilities and/or food due to COVID-19.

 

You may be eligible for assistance if:

  • You are a DeKalb County resident with a Social Security or Alien number AND
  • You have lost a job or wages after March 27, 2020 and have documentation to show this OR
  • You are behind on rent or mortgage payments and have documentation to show this OR
  • You have tested positive for COVID-19 and have documentation to show this

 

If you meet the eligibility criteria above, please contact:

ATLReferrals@Rescue.org (preferred method of contact – please provide client’s name, contact information, and indicate language/interpretation support, if needed)

Estella Brenneman +1 470-925-0031

Amal Warsama +1 404 454 1389

IRC Main Office +1 404 292-7731

IRC Atlanta Emergency Assistance Flyer.pdf

Virtual Town Hall for Parents

Virtual Town Hall for Parents with Superintendent Cheryl Watson-Harris, Thursday November 5th at 5:00 p.m.
Please submit your questions and/or comments to: parent_talk@dekalbschoolsga.org 
Join us via Facebook Live: https://bit.ly/DCSDparentstownhall 
Watch live on DSTV: https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/communications/dstv/ Virtual Town Hall For Parents  

Superintendent's Newsletter

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

2020-2021 Annual Title I Meeting Notice


The purpose of the meeting is to provide information for parents and stakeholders to: 
? Review 2020-2021 survey results for the School-Parent Compact, Parent and Family Engagement Policy, 1% Set-Aside Budget, and Building Capacity of School Staff 
? Explore the district and school Title I Parent and Family Engagement Policy 
? Understand the Title I School-Parent Compact for Student Achievement 
? Learn about the state standards, curriculum, and assessments 
? Ask questions regarding policies, programs, and activities 
Please Join Us Online! Contact Jeanette Scott at Jeanette_scott@dekalbschoolsga.org for more information on this important meeting.

Venga, vea, y escuche todas las cosas maravillosas que están sucediendo en nuestra escuela y aprenda más acerca de nuestro programa de Título I. 
El propósito de la reunión es proveerle información a padres y personas interesadas y: 
? Repasar los resultados de la encuesta 2020-2021 con respecto al Acuerdo de Escuela-Familia, la política de participación de padres y familiares, presupuesto para la reserva de 1%, y aumento de la capacitación de los empleados 
? Explorar la política de Título I de participación de padres y familiares a nivel distrito y escolar 
? Entender el acuerdo de Título I Escuela-Padres para Logro Estudiantil 
? Aprender acerca de los estándares estatales, currículo, y evaluaciones 
? Preguntar acerca de políticas, programas, y actividades ¡Por favor acompáñenos a través de Internet! Comuníquese con Jeanette Scott at Jeanette_scott@dekalbschoolsga.org para más información de esta reunión importante.

Exceptional Education Parent Info Session Flyer

Exceptional Education Parent Info Session Flyer click HERE.

Stakeholders Meeting Flyers

Please view the links below for the Title 1 Stakeholders Input Meeting:

Parent and Family Engagement

Click the following links for the Parent and Family Engagement Flyers:

MAP Testing

Please see the following flyer for MAP Testing Letters in English and Spanish.

Free Meals and Free/Reduced Meal Application

*Free meals for all children 18 and under! Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 11:00 am -1:00 pm

Have you submitted your SY 2020-2021 Free/Reduced Meal Application? 
Visit www.schoolcafe.com to submit your application today!  
SY 2019-2020 Applications will expire on September 29, 2020.

FALL 2020 PAC Voting Open

Fall 2020 Principal Advisory Council (PAC)

General Elections Voting Open  

September 15th (8:00am) – September 22nd (5:00pm) 

 

Cast your vote using any computer or mobile device with internet access.  Click on the voting link in the email sent to the email address on file in Infinite Campus.  Ballots are sent through a third party, Big Pulse, Inc.   

Note: Email providers’ Spam filters are becoming more restrictive.  Depending on the sensitivity of your email provider's Spam filter, the email from Big Pulse may go to your Spam folder.   

If you have difficulty voting, send an email to rajnish_singh@dekalbschoolsga.org

FY21 Title I Parent and Family Engagement Input for Stakeholders

Please use the following link for the Title 1 Parent and Family Engagement Input for Stakeholders

Early Bird Meal Pick-Up Support for Parents

Early Bird Meal Pick-Up Support for Parents
To further support parents and students during virtual learning, early-bird pick-up for meals will be available.  Please see the following flyer for more information:

School Re-Opening Survey

As we continue to monitor daily data reports received from the Department of Public Health and the CDC, we want to also ensure that we are monitoring feedback from our stakeholders.  We will capture stakeholder feedback through our School Re-Opening Survey.  

Please take a moment to access and complete the survey by clicking on the link below.  The survey will close on September 15, 2020.  However, we ask that you complete the survey as soon as possible.

                          The Survey Link: https://dekalb.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eWmgYlD2vghMk1n

IT Help Desk Phone Number and Ticket Link

If you need assistance with: 
  1. Resetting a password
  2. Logging in to Clever/Launchpad
  3. Logging in to Verge
Please use either the IT Help Desk Phone Number 678-676-1188
or the following link:

Parent & Family Engagement Seminar- Explore our DCSD

Digital Dreamers Link


The DCSD Digital Dreams link above will assist students and families with:
-submitting a ticket (device issues)
-videos on how to log in to your device, Launchpad help, and DCSD Tools

Students and families can also call the IT Help Desk at:
678-676-1188

How to login to your Chromebook

1. The first time you login in to a Chromebook, click Add Person at the bottom of the screen. If you don’t see Add Person and instead see a Sign in screen, go to Step 2. 
2. On the sign in screen, enter S and your student number replacing S# with your actual student number. Example: s1234567 then Click Next.
3. Enter your password.  Passwords are determined by the student's grade level. Password problems? Call the DCSD Help Desk at 678-676-1188

Meal Distribution

Meal Distribution Plan Overview
Starting Date: Monday, August 17, 2020
Meal Service: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Meals Service Times:  11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Monday  - 2 Breakfast & 2 Lunch Meals

Wednesday -  2 Breakfast & 2 Lunch Meals

Friday -  Breakfast & 1 Lunch and weekend snacks.

Pleasantdale Pick-up site - Tucker HS

Counselor Contact

Please see the link below for a note from the PES Counselors: 

First Day of School

First Day of School- Virtual
August 17, 2020 

Registration

Registration for NEW STUDENTS, click here.

Registration  - Returning Students 
  • Complete the one-page returning students document on the district website AFFIDAVIT
  • Once the form is completed, send the form to pleasantdaleoffice@dekalbschoolsga.org 
  • You will be able to update the student record utilizing Parent Portal/Infinite Campus
  • Our registrar, Ms. Brown, will update the information for the returning student in Infinite Campus. 
  • The following information is needed for returning students to complete registration: 
    • Proof of Residency (current lease/mortgage/utility bill)
    • Media Release form
    • and Student Health Services forms
      • Valid Georgia certificate of immunization (GA Form #3231)
      • Evidence of Vision, Hearing, Dental, and Nutrition Screening (GA Form #3300-Rev. 2013)
Transfer Students
  • Students transferring in the district will register at the receiving (new) school. 
  • The new school will assist facilitate the process, which will require the completion of registration, proof of residency and other local school required documents for the 2020- 2021 school year. 
Parent/Guardian Annual Verification of Existing Student Census Data via Parent Portal
Parents/Guardians can now complete their annual verification of existing student census information via the parent portal.


Chromebook Distribution

Chromebook Distribution:

2nd & 3rd - Tuesday, September 8th 2020  

4th & 5th - Wednesday, September 9th 2020
Can't make it on Tuesday or Wednesday? - Stop by on Thursday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

Students will be permitted to pick up during the following times: 

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.  

 

Families will stay in their vehicle.  We will use a "drive-thru" system.  Families need to post the name of their child, teacher name, and grade level on the window when they arrive. We will bring all materials out to the car.   

 

If they have books (library) or other items to drop off at the school, we will have boxes available to drop these items off. 


Distribución de Chromebooks:

2° y 3°- martes, 8 de septiembre

4° y 5°- miércoles, 9 de septiembre

Si no puede llegar ni el martes ni el miércoles, venga el jueves

 

Alumnos pueden recoger durante el siguiente horario: 

9 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

 

Al llegar a la escuela, permanezca en su vehículo. Implementaremos un sistema "drive-thru". Poner el nombre del niño(a), maestro(a), y número de grado en el parabrisas al llegar. Alguien de la escuela se acercará al vehículo para entregarles los materiales.   

 

Si tienen libros (de la biblioteca) u otros materiales que devolver a la escuela, habrá cajas disponibles para entregarlos.

DCSD Family Engagement Newsletter

Virtual Tech Cafe

Join us for training sessions for parents and caregivers. We will show you how to use online tools to teach and engage with your students virtually.
Session 1: 8/13 @6:00PM DCSD Digital Ecosystem Overview 
Session 2: 8/20 @6:00PM Connect with Verge 
Session 3: 8/27 @6:00PM Plugging into Parent Portal (Infinite Campus)  
Session 4: 9/3 @6:00PM   Navigating the Resources in Launchpad 
Session 5: 9/10 @6:00PM Teaming Up with Microsoft Teams  
Session 6: 9/17 @6:00PM Google Smart: Docs, Classroom and more  
Session 7: 9/24 @6:00PM Staying Connected and Cyber Wise  
Session 8: 10/22 @6:00PM  Plugging into Parent Portal (Infinite Campus)
These webinar s are presented in collaboration between The Division of Student Support and Intervention and The Division of Information Technology.

Georgia COVID-19 Emotional Support Line 866-399-8938

The Georgia COVID-19 Emotional Support Line provides free and confidential assistance to callers needing emotional support or resource information as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emotional Support Line is staffed by volunteers, including mental health professionals and others who have received training in crisis counseling.

 

Hours of operation: 8 am - 11 pm

Call 866.399.8938

2020-2021 Supply List

Click the link below for the 2020-2021 Supply List

Fall 2020 PAC Election Update

Fall 2020 PAC Elections Update
The District’s goal is for each school to have an active Principal Advisory Council with elected and appointed members who have the training and support needed to operate in accordance with the District’s standards of good governance. The candidate declaration window for Fall 2020 PAC elections opened on May 4, 2020 and will close on August 21, 2020.  The electronic voting window will be open from September 15th through September 22nd.  If necessary, revisions to this timeline will be made.  Click here for the Candidate declaration forms and other resources available on the Fall 2020 Elections tab of the District's PAC website. 
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DCSD is seeking stakeholder input on their preferences and perspectives for learning models and hybrid options that the school district is considering for the reopening of schools. This feedback includes stakeholders' level of comfort with social distancing and hygiene efforts, school bus transportation, serving meals, taking temperature, access to technology and internet at home, and the use of masks at school. The survey is open from Tues., June 9, until Sun., June 21, 2020. Click HERE to take the survey. Thank you for your time.   
 

Need help with the Virtual Learning Tools?  Call the Dekalb County School District Help Desk at 678-676-1188. 

PTO Teacher Appreciation Picture

DCSD Virtual Learning

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Title 1 Math Night

Math Title 1

The Title I Program office will be hosting its annual Math Carnival for Title I students and parents on Saturday, March 14, 2020, from 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM at Redan High School, located at 5247 Redan Road, Stone Mountain, GA 30088. This free carnival will have lots of fun-filled, hands-on teacher and student-created activities that will enhance your child's math skills and test taking strategies. We look forward to seeing you and your child there.

or call 404-664-4403  

For further information, please email Cleveland Dollison at:
cleveland_dollison@dekalbschoolsga.org 

PASS Night for 5th Grade

Parents join us for a night of information about Milestones, End of Grade tests, and study guides for 5th grade students! 

School Choice Tour Dates and Times

School Choice Tour Dates and Times:
1/10/2020  @ 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM
1/24/2020  @ 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM
2/7/2020    @ 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM

Pre-Kindergarten Online Lottery

Great news!  The 2020-2021 Pre-Kindergarten lottery will be online.  The application process will take place during February-March 2020 to ensure all interested families have ample time to apply through the online process.  Please check the District's website frequently for updates.  In the meantime, please learn more about the registration process through the following link:

Student Registration

Registration for new students will be completed online and at Avondale High School. 
1. Fill out paperwork online. Please click here.
2. Avondale High School
      1192 Clarendon Avenue 
      Avondale Estate, GA 30002 
      phone: 678-676-0098 

School Day

For those students who will be eating at school, breakfast is served from 7:00am -7:35am.
Students are to be at school by 7:40am. The school day ends at 2:15pm.

School Uniforms

Shirts - solid colors with collar (any color)
Pants - Pants/Jumpers/Skirts need to be brown, black, blue or khaki

Pleasantdale ES Construction Advisory Committee Call for Candidates

Please see the links below for additional information about the general CAC call 
Meeting:
December 17, 2020 @ 6:00 
Febraruy 4, 2020 @ 6:00 

2019-2020 Parent and Family Engagement Stakeholder's Input Survey

Please click here for the 2019-2020 Parent and Family Engagement Steakholder's Input Survey.
District Events
Upcoming Events
2nd grade CogAT Testing
Tue Dec 1 2020
2nd grade CogAT Testing
Thu Dec 3 2020
Computer Science Week
Mon Dec 7 2020
to Fri Dec 11 2020

3rd grade CogAT Testing
Tue Dec 8 2020
Progress Reports Go Home
Tue Dec 8 2020
3rd grade CogAT Testing
Thu Dec 10 2020
Calendar

Device Help Videos

Logging into the Chromebook:



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