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Lunch and Snack distribution will continue during June and July: Student Closure Meal Sites 
Outbreaks involving novel coronaviruses evolve quickly and recommendations from public health officials may change frequently as new information becomes available. Please check the following websites often for updated information.


launchpad logoStudents: Access your Virtual Learning Assignments using Launchpad. Sign in with your s number and your student password. 
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End-of-Year Celebrations
Congratulations Dragons on the end of a challenging school year! Please take the time to view our end-of-year videos (requires student sign in with school email address and password. Sample:  
2020 Dragon Quill
The Dragon Quill, our DHMS 2020 literary and art magazine is available now! 
Summer Reading Logo Summer Reading
Summer is a great time to relax and read a book! Take a look at the DHMS Summer Reading Website where you will find recommended books and optional summer reading assignments for rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. 
End of Year Closeout
The following activities will take place in June:
  • Returning items - textbooks, library books, and instruments. In preparation for these final plans, please have your student to gather these items and be ready when the time comes.
  • Locker cleanout – students will be given a scheduled day to clean out their locker.
  • Refund – all money received for field trips and activities will be refunded. 
  • Yearbooks – anyone who purchased a yearbook will receive it. You may still purchase online at
  • Medication – students with any medications on file with the school’s nurse will have the medications returned returned only to parents.
  • 8th Grade gift – with help from our PTSA, each 8th Grade student will receive a gift to commemorate their middle school years.

More information on when and how we will physically close out the school year will be shared as we receive it. We sincerely thank you for your patience and support as we navigate through these unprecedented times.
Below are a couple of updates on our end of year closeout.  
  • All students returning to DHMS or another DeKalb County school will be allowed to keep their Chromebook for the summer.  Please make sure that your student takes good care of the Chromebook through the summer months.  This will be the same Chromebook that they will use next school year. 
  • We have started the process for reimbursements of funds collected for activities.  In order to comply with social distancing, all funds will be sent via US Mail. Checks will be processed and mailed starting May 27th to the address on file in Infinite Campus.  Please check your profile information on your student's Infinite Campus account. If the address is not correct, please email our registrar, Corie Lynn Cloud.  Include in your email: your student's full name and student number along with a copy of your current proof of residence and a photo ID.
Reading from Home
Quarantine is hard, but a good book can help get you through. Click Here for some of the best sources of FREE audiobooks and ebooks selected by Ms. Kochel.  
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
R. Henning - 6th Grade Counselor
K. Johnson - 7th Grade Counselor
S. Woodson - 8th Grade Counselor

Need help with the Virtual Learning Tools?  Call the Dekalb County School District Help Desk at 678-676-1188. 
Accessing DCSD Student Email
There are two ways for students to access their DCSD school email accounts. 
  1. Go directly to
  2. Go to Launchpad (also known as Clever), then click on Office365, then choose Outlook from the waffle symbol
Students may email Ms. Kochel, Teacher Librarian, with questions at any time.
Resources for Online Learning

Many educational websites are now FREE during school closures. These lists of resources may help you find activities to enhance your digital learning. 

Resource Directory for Online Instruction

GLMA Online Resources

Amazing Educational Resources 

Live Online Children's Literature Events 



Sora Audiobooks and eBooks

New to Dekalb County Schools--read ebooks and listen to audiobooks with the free 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 and read thousands of 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
Mrs. Jacqueline Taylor, Principal 


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