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DESA Tours Grades K-7 and Audition Application Support Grades 4-7
DESA will conduct tours on Mondays from 9:00 am - 10:00 am from 12/3/18 to 3/25/19.  Please call 678-874-1302 to schedule an appointment for a tour.  Please click here for our Audition Application Support Meetings for grades 4-7.  Please click here for our 2019 Audition Application for grades 4-7.   (upadated 1.17.19)Revised audition dates
 
DESA Open Enrollment and Audition Application Process
All families who want to enroll thier child into DESA must apply through the DCSD School Choice application process which begins 1/7/19 and end 2/8/19 www.dekalbschoolsga.org/school-choice/.  Click "Read More...." for details about DESA's admission process and our audition application.
 
 
 
Dates to Remember!

January - MAP Assessment throughout the month

14    DESA Spelling Bee @ 8:30 a.m.

15    DESA Application Support Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.

16    ACCESS testing for English Language Learners thru 3/8

18    Honor’s Day - Gr. 4-5 at 8:15 a.m. / Gr. 6-7 at 9:15 a.m. / Gr. 1-3 at 1:45 p.m.  

        1st Semester Report Card will be sent home

21    No School Dr. MLK Jr. Holiday

23    Field Trip – Grade 3 Fernbank In-House 

24   Field Trip – Grades 6 & 7 - Cobb Energy Center Acrobats of Hebei China and PTA Meeting @ 6:00 p.m.

25   Field Trip –  Select vocal students grades 6 & 7 – The State Capitol

26   DESA Audition Workshop @ 10:00 a.m. and Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl @ 8:00 a.m. 

29   Field Trip –  Grade 5 Art History Museum  & Grade 6 Code Experience at Fernbank

        
 
Region 7 Family Engagement Center
Please click here to view flyer. 
DESA Principal Advisory Council (PAC) Meeting Dates
Click "About Us" for more infomation about the PAC
 
September 17, 2018 DESA Room 601 at 4:15 p.m.

October 22, 2018 DESA Room 601 at 4:15 p.m. 

November 8, 2018: Construction Advisory Committee Meeting DESA Room 601 at 5:00 p.m.

December 17, 2018 DESA Room 601 at 4:15 p.m. 

February 25, 2019 DESA Room 601 at 4:15 p.m.

April 29, 2019 DESA Room 601 at 4:15 p.m. 

 
Parent Right to Know 2018-2019
Click here for DESA's Parent Right to Know 2018-2019 letter.  Click "Read more..." for details. 
Follow DESA on Instagram & Sign up for Remind Messages
Instagram: desa_dreamsbig!!! www.instagram.com/desa_dreamsbig (click here)
Remind Messages: Text @desap to 81010 (visual directions)
 
2018-2019 DESA Parent Student Handbook
Click here for the DESA Parent Student Handbook. Examples of some of the important information contained in the handbook: 1) Revised Uniform Policy; 2) Arts Program and Expectations; 3) Attendance; 4) Magnet Fees; and 5) School/Classroom Parties 
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