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Mrs. Cheryl Watson-Harris' Weekly Newsletter.
Welcome Back to In-Person Learning

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Welcome to DHMS, Home of the Dragons!

Return to School
Students have the option to return to school starting on March 9 for 6th grade and March 15 for 7th and 8th grades. 
Return to School (District Website)

Click above for all you need to succeed for the 2020-2021 school year including information about student passwords, VERGE, and the Clever Launchpad. 

We are now following our school's Regular Bell Schedule.  




DHMS Virtual Learning starts in VERGEUse the Clever Launchpad to get to DCSD online resources
Your school email is called Outlook. It's part of Office365. 

Use Infinite Campus to view Student Progress Online. Check grades, assignment details, schedules and attendance.

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YouScience
From DHMS Counseling: Exciting news! Over the next few weeks, Druid Hills Middle School students will begin YouScience, the science of YOU! We believe YouScience is a great way for students to learn more about themselves, explore high-demand careers that are a good fit for them, and gain a better understanding of how their unique talents are needed in the economy. YouScience is not an assessment. Click here to learn more about what it is and what it means for your student. Counselors will provide more information soon. Students should complete the inventory independently, by March 31st, after their grade level counselor has helped them get started.
 
State of the Region
In case you missed Region 2 Superintendent Trenton Arnold's "State of the Region" message on Feb. 23, 2021, it can be viewed online on YouTube
 
Energy Assistance Program
Community Notification from Partnership for Community Action, Inc. 
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance program is available to qualifying families. Please see the Partnership for Community Action Flyer for information on eligibility and scheduling an appointment.
 
sidewalk library logo Sidewalk Library
Each Wednesday from 12-1 the library is moving out onto the sidewalk in front of DHMS for students to come check out books. Ms. Kochel will be there with carts of books and she is happy to go into the school to get any books you ask for as well. Don't forget to wear a mask and keep your distance. We can't wait to see you at the Sidewalk Library. 
 
Nutrition Newsletter
Take a look at the March Family Newsletter from our Nutrition Department. 

 
Daily Dragon Logo The Daily Dragon
Students and parents—take a look at The Daily Dragon each school day to get all the news you need during our digital learning days. The password is our school mascot. 
 
 
Dragons Picking Up Books
We are checking out books to students and making them available in the book tubs in front of the school. Find out how to place a hold on specific books or request a "personal shopper" experience at our D-Pub Book Tub Hub
 
Ebooks and Audiobooks
Quarantine is hard, but a good book can help get you through. Click Here to find FREE audiobooks and ebooks for your reading pleasure.
 
Contacting Your School Counselors

Do you need to talk to a school counselor? Use these links to get in contact. Click here for more information. Counselors will reply to you using school email at http://outlook.dekalbschoolsga.org
R. Henning - 6th Grade Counselor
K. Johnson - 7th Grade Counselor
S. Woodson - 8th Grade Counselor
 
Meal Service
Meals are available for pickup at Druid Hills Middle School and other school locations. 

Meal Service Days: Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Meals Service Times:  11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Monday: 2 Breakfast and 2 Lunch Meals
Wednesday: 2 Breakfast and 2 Lunch Meals
Friday: Breakfast and 1 Lunch and weekend snacks

Menus: Posted on the District web page under Meal Distribution
Details:
A bus will be near the cafeteria from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at DHMS (and other DCSD schools).
Parents and students may pick up meals at any DCSD location.
Student ID numbers are required for meal pick-up.
Only DCSD enrolled students are eligible to receive meals.
Parents are approved to pick up meals.
 

Sora Audiobooks and eBooks

DCSD students can read ebooks and listen to audiobooks with the Sora by Overdrive app! Download the free app for iPhone or android, or go to Clever and click on the Sora icon. Choose Dekalb County Schools and log on with your s number and password. The setup code is "dekalbga". You can also add Dekalb County Public Library to Sora using your school student number (no public library card number required!) and read thousands more free ebooks and audiobooks.
 

DHMS Parent Community Page

Learn all about how to get involved with DHMS at our PTSA Parent Community Page
 
 
The mission of Druid Hills Middle School is to develop engaged critical thinkers, with an intercultural view of the world, who are responsible, understanding, compassionate and free of stereotypes. By strengthening their foundation of reading, writing and problem solving, students will become self-motivated lifelong learners.
 

Druid Hills Middle School

3100 Mt. Olive Dr.
Decatur, GA  30033
678-874-7602
Mrs. Jacqueline Taylor, Principal 

 

DHMS Regular Bell Schedule


District Events
Upcoming Events
6th Graders Return to School This Week
Tue Mar 9 2021
to Fri Mar 12 2021

7th & 8th Graders Return to School This Week
Mon Mar 15 2021
to Sat Mar 20 2021

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