Announcement Regarding Ms. Dacia Gordon
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of one of our beloved teachers, Ms Dacia Gordon. Ms Gordon passed on Sunday, December 2, 2018. Ms Gordon was a wonderful teacher and we will miss her greatly. Her commitment to students and love for learning has touched us all.
A Crisis Intervention Team—consisting of DeKalb County School District counselors, social workers, and psychologists—was at the school to provide emotional support to students. We also encourage you to talk with your child. It is important that they know they are loved and supported as they talk about their feelings.
How we, as adults, manage ourselves during tragedies such as this one, also serves as an important model for helping children.
Please join us as we send our prayers and condolences to Ms Gordon’s family.
Janice L. Boger
Last Day of 1st Semester is December 21st
Effective today, all DCSD schools may now use the SMS (text) messaging feature on School Messenger.
To register, send a text message of “Y” or “Yes” (without the quotation marks) to our school district's short code number, 67587. They can also opt out of these messages at any time by simply replying to one of our messages with “Stop.”
Parents & students may subscribe to the RSS feeds for any or all the news & announcements. You may also set your smartphone to receive the latest news & announcements from the DeKalb County School District mobile app. Please click here for more information on the DCSD app.
As a pilot program for the district your feedback will be important. We hope all high school students use this service, and if you don’t find it helpful you may cancel future messages at any time.
DeKalb County School District will be using a text message tool, Signal Vine, to assist high school students with the college-going process. We believe by texting students with pertinent college readiness information and ‘nudge’ them on key tasks throughout their high school career, will result in more students successfully attending college. Texting is an easy, low-cost way to reach students in a timely manner with reminders of financial aid and other important college preparation deadlines, particularly those that are first generation or lack the parental engagement.
One of Signal Vine's unique functions is the ability to send scheduled mass messages, have one-on-one conversations, and to set up automated replies based on machine logic - all in one conversation thread. It's our Blended Messaging® trademarked approach that administrators and counselors use to communicate with students with personalized messages at scale.
1. One-to-one communication
These messages will come directly from the district or your Postsecondary Transition Specialist assigned to your school. This tool will not only provide students with important information, it will also capture data to help us target students who may need individualize support.