You are just a spot to fill in a classroom. Focus School is a school which has a 3-year average of CCRPI Achievement Gap scores in the lowest 10%. Are teachers supposed to walk into a classroom they haven’t been in since March and start teaching at 7:30 am on Jan. 4th? What accounts for the difference in grad rates between DHS & CCHS? Teachers, the police have left Atlanta due to lack of respect. When does it switch to the four days per week of face to face, which is listed right below the two days per week? How will the days be structured to allow for teachers to handle F2F instruction AND virtual? We’d rather be safe than sorry. DeKalb County School Enrollment; Archived News; Superintendents Message; Home; Calendar . I have a big concern about having enough substitute teachers to cover when staff members are out. *eats popcorn*, You have to go into the County indicator reports to find the 14 day % positive rate Fall 2020 Parent Survey- Please click below. The principals ordered the teachers to pass everyone regardless of performance (or even participation). We love our daycare, but it’s a far cry from F2F learning. I have filled out my ADA accommodation form and sent it along to my doctors/midwives. As others have said, this plan brings up more questions than answers. What will the contact hours be when the schools are re-opened? Good question. DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. (WAFF) - Due to a high absence of faculty and staff, DeKalb County Schools will finish their fall semester virtually. We are obviously dealing with narcissists. It makes no sense to change and state the metric threshold is test positivity rate <10%, and then give a date. Hasta La Vista CRCT and EOCT Has DCSD learned how to predict the future? No, they don’t care if you have supplies to teach. Phase three will begin Jan. 25, 2021. It is essential for children to be able to return to school. On ... for parents and students returning in Fall 2020. Please explain the logic? I’ve seen pictures of schools in Europe during COVID learning. The AIC building is NOT equipped to help prevent the spread of COVID. Do these rates factor in students who move to other schools for magnet programs, etc? What are the procedures for resigning under these circumstances, and will it have a negative impact on our certifications? ADA documentation can also be accessed through the following link: https://dcsd.sharepoint.com/hr/Pages/Forms.aspx Employees may use the email to make requests: ADArequests@dekalbschoolsga.org. Stan, thank you for this great information. DeKalb Schools has more “Chronically Failing Schools” than any other school district in Georgia. This is ridiculous! In other testing news, MS teachers are now being asked to burn more scarce class time with unnecessary Benchmark Tests. Although the number of COVID-19 cases is increasing, DCSD’s leadership, with guidance from the COVID-19 Task Force, CDC, and DeKalb County Board of Health, agrees that we must be vigilant and focus on the mitigation strategies to reduce transmission and prepare for re-opening schools in January 2021. Crisp County Holds Off Cedar Grove 16-13 to End Saints’ Season Mark Brock 2020-12-13T16:37:12-05:00 December 13th, 2020 | football | Cedar Grove cornerback Montego Johnson (21) and teammates wrap up Crisp County's AJ Lofton (1) for a short gain. Not sure why you’re being so aggressive…. 2020-2021 Approved Calendar I’m changing my profession. Michelle has ridden mommy’s name from a math classroom at Redan to Interim HR. Thank you. It’s sick time/FMLA/or be fired. Our principal disputes these dates being posted here. Even if the students come in our rooms, we have a lot of cleaning and disinfecting to do every day with so much change. Don’t forget to do your hall duty, lunch duty, bus duty, and morning duty. DCSD Leadership is in contact with neighboring districts to discuss what has worked well and some of the areas of concern so that our district can proactively prepare for re-entry. Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) DeKalb County Schools | 2020-2021 CALENDAR 3-7 Employee Work/PD Days 10-13 Staggered Entry for Students First Day 16 Student Days 5 Employee PD Days AUGUST ‘20 S M T W Th F S DeKalb Schools has announced they will begin its re-opening process on a staggered schedule Jan. 4, 2021 with staff returning to school buildings. Does any teacher in DCSS think giving these tests, just weeks after MAP tests, is what we should be subjecting our students to? I’m not sure why you’d say that except to further this belief that online works. Are we getting an adequately educated population by any objective measure?  Facility Condition Assessments, stanjester@gmail.com https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-daily-status-report. From what I’ve seen, DCSD is not providing accommodations for pregnant teachers, who are considered high risk. *eats popcorn* It’s inevitable some of you and your homes will get it. I would expect the same- only worse- after Christmas. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them.” — Frederick Douglass, “Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. But it is equally undeniable that less education is being delivered to our children measured by time, or sooner or later by results on nationally normed tests.  2018-2019 Calendar. Graduation Rates By School in DeKalb Schools. I’m trying to find out more about the 10% criteria figures the administration is using. It’s ok “teachers.” We’ve accepted you’re not going to return to work f2f, will continue to “teach” a non-accredited DeKalb distant learning program until fall 2021 or 2022. At my daughter’s school, f2f sit on a chromebook all day and learn via Zoom just like the virtual students. So the numbers are on the rise yet we are going back to the building. You’ll be teaching some kids virtually, and some in-person, so make sure you understand how to use MS Teams*. @Mary Harris And here we are in DeKalb, where 10.1% is less than 10%. Schools districts across north Georgia are beginning to release plans for returning to school this fall. Stop acting surprised everybody. We are nothing to them, just robots that do what they need us to do. 2020 Fall Remote MAP GROWTH Parent Information & Resources As the DeKalb County School District begins the school year virtually, the 2020 Fall MAP Growth assessment will be administered remotely. Do you have a job, family, hobby….anything? The buildings are incapable of supporting healthy air quality or surface decontamination. That means the high school teachers that are forced to set up on the 4th will have very little time to prepare their computers and set up for the exams to take place teaching from the schools vs. from their home work stations. Many countries are hybrid and windows are open. This includes marching bands and auxiliary groups. Newt Gingrich communications director Susan Meyers, Atlanta Pediatrician Little Five Points Pediatrics, String Tennis Racket – Dunwoody, Chamblee, Brookhaven, Sandy Springs, Million staffing covid Jackson Healthcare, Jackson Healthcare connect state contract connect insider Governor Brian Kemp political staffing, Jackson Healthcare connect million staffing, Jackson Healthcare COVID insider connection Geoff Duncan Kemp million, DeKalb Schools Maps I don’t need poorly written Benchmark Tests to know how my students are doing. Stone Mountain, GA — About 250 DeKalb County School District teachers and parents lined the sidewalks along Mountain Industrial Parkway in front of DeKalb County School District offices Dec. 22. Virtual learning may not be going well, but there are things in place to make sure Seniors aren’t ignorant of their requirements even with COVID. Regarding whether there will be a smaller number in the class doesn’t matter. What a idiotic central office. Not only because we are having to find out on your blog, but because we are NOT ready. 3. On March 12-15, 2017 DeKalb County School District (DCSD) engaged in an AdvancED External Review. Hello @Region 1. We know that teachers in every other hybrid district have made it very clear that teaching virtual and F2F at the same time is the most ridiculous and horrendous thing they have ever been asked to do, but don’t worry! On Monday, March 30, 2015, Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 91 into law, thereby creating a new code section, O.C.G.A. Are these dates firm Stan? Students who enroll in a new school don’t count against their first school. Carry on. The DeKalb County Board of Education amended the district’s calendar for the 2020-2021 school year, delaying the start of the upcoming school year as the district opts to start the year virtually. Not related to reopening, but I can no longer comment on the Gold v. DeKalb post: Staff have started receiving the first of five settlement checks for the Gold v. DeKalb lawsuit. Two similar schools. Even with these conservative estimates, Dunwoody HS (DHS) enrollment is expected to exceed 2,300 by 2021. I can promise that my 4th grader is no where near grade level right now. Full disclosure: my window doesn’t open, the HVAC at my school breaks down every other day, and you will need to bring your own PPE and sanitizing equipment (my “two month supply” of 2 cans of Clorox wipes will probably have already been used). ... reopening schools in the fall. 2020-2021 School Calendar; Students. The bar is so low in DeKalb – I cannot understand it. That’s not representative of the majority of the world. Even more amazing when considering the District’s rate for graduating special education students is 46.4. It’s not just Dekalb, it’s everywhere. Can you ask about this? Even if the windows could open here, would teachers be allowed? All this work we have done, all the sacrifices we have made, and now this?!?! I don’t think DCSD has thought this through enough how classes will be covered. That is scary. It's been increasing, and is currently above 10% as of December 8th. Since you’re worried about burning “more scarce class time” tell me something. DeKalb School of the Arts presents "Dance for Film" DeKalb School of the Arts 1192 Clarendon Ave, Avondale Estates, GA 30002, USA BEST MAN Bible Fellowship with Guest Speaker Scott Steiner from City … I guess, that explains why Dr. Linda Frazer was pushed out as well. Assuming they don’t drop out and would like to graduate, they can stay in high school, get a GED, go to a credit recovery high school, etc … it depends on the student and their circumstance. Illiteracy in our schools is so chronic and so epidemic that evaluation and reporting has been squelched over the last decade as if even looking would be like a nausea inducing glance at fresh vomit. Stan here are some thoughts on how parents can help the opening process and work to keep it open: 4. They are not set up for teaching. Superintendent Jason Barnett made the announcement on Facebook Monday afternoon that students and staff will transition to virtual learning December 18th through January 8th, 2021. It’s not a matter of if we get Covid, but when in these circumstances. Will teachers with young school-aged children be required to teach from the classroom for 5 days while the kids only go back 1 day or will there be an option to send the kids 5 days? So many kids are doing dismally poor with distance learning. DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Board member Stan Jester explained the possibilities for re-opening for the 2020-2021 school year. Is almost one in four NOT graduating adequate? When DCSD imposes further restrictions on our ability to teach class we get annoyed. We will get good medical care if admitted to the ICU and sympathy. 02/14/2016 – Cross Keys Over Crowding – The Plan Required fields are marked *. All my stuff is at my house. Will this model prevent that? I don’t know her name though anymore. DeKalb County School District’s (DCSD) four-year graduation rate for the Class of 2020 is 75.97%. Nor will they put their own families at risk. What a terrible plan! So now I’m just going to sit back and watch the comments come up about you and your families testing positive. I understand that being the prevailing sentiment early on in the pandemic, but to still feel that way now just boggles my mind. @abcdefg 10, 11, and 12-month Staff Return to Work, January 14, 2021 This on top of constant changes in protocol, computer systems, testing, non-teaching responsibilities, professional development etc. AKAs are already winning and being promoted heavily into positions for which they are not qualified; and someone in her ear obviously had an axe to grind with the Chamblee community. Do these rates factor in students who move to other schools for magnet programs, etc? That’s not really realistic for a lot of people who have purchased homes and invested their hard earned money and are close to paying off and like their communities. That’s called K-A-R-M-A. From the social media posts to the talking points used by CWH — it’s like DCSD is living in some alternate universe that the rest of us don’t understand. If so, they might want to re-survey parents to gain their interest for two reasons. Forsyth high schools went all-virtual this week. I obviously am very interested in this as well. Thanks for all you’ve done as our rep, Stan. Europe has already adopted school as a priority/essential despite spiking numbers and are opting to keep schools open. That’s when I decided to permanently move on from teaching. The rapid testing data doesn’t seem to be extremely accurate. Students may return to face-to-face instruction or continue in the virtual learning space. Marietta 83.7% https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-daily-status-report. Ask your principal. Standardized testing had the brakes put on with COVID. Watson-Harris gives a lot of lip service to “Over-communication” and “transparency” with nothing at all to back it up. What parameters determine if a student “graduates” high school? Nobody likes online learning, but it’s better than dying and it’s better than this . I know my school is not the only disaster waiting to happen. Wednesdays will be reserved for small group instruction, tutoring, appointments for student conferencing, parent conferencing, services, professional learning, collaborative planning and instructional planning.”. 2. Who on earth approves the tone death communications coming from the County? @anonymous-doctors/nurses will have sympathy for teachers because it’s work f2f or be fired for us. Selected grade levels will begin in-person learning on Jan. 19, 2021. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday, Aug. 6. Also, does the county have any information on when teachers will be offered the vaccine? 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