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Dekalb Elementary School of the Arts Receives 2017 Best of Avondale Estates Award
We are proud to recieve this award from Avondale Estates!! Click here for the press release!  We were also acknowledged by the district, click here to read more! 
School Start and End Times
REVISED:  The school day at DESA begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. Car riders may be dropped off beginning at 7:15 a.m.  School buses begin arriving by 7:20 a.m. ALL students MUST in their classroom, seated, and ready for instruction which will begin at 8:00 a.m.  Dismissal will begin at 3:00 p.m. Early check out ends at 2:30 p.m.  Please click "Read more..." about the tardy check-in process. 
2017-2018 DESA Parent Student Handbook
Click here for the DESA Parent Student Handbook. Some of the important information contained in the handbook: 1) Uniform Policy; 2) Arts Program and Expectations; 3) Attendance; 4) Magnet Fees; and 5) School/Classroom Parties 
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)
 
Arts Integration: A Two-Way Street
Click here for our presentation made as part of The Fourth Annual Woodruff Arts Center Educator Conference "Building Community Through the Arts"!  Learn more about our arts integration efforts.  Please note the videos will not play in the PDF format (edited 6.20.17). 
DESA Parent Conference Protocol
In addition to our parent conference nights, parents are always welcomed to conference with teachers!  Please click "Read more..." for our Parent Conference Protocol 
DESA Lead in Water Testing Results
A comprehensive evaluation of drinking water sources at DESA has been completed. No issues of lead in the drinking water were discovered at DESA.  Click here for letter (in English and Amharic) regarding our testing results and are available online at www.dekalbschoolsga.org/lead-testing.
 
Vision, Mission, Core Values/Beliefs, & Motto

Thank you to all of our parents and stakeholders who came and supported our Relocation Ribbon Cutting, Thursday, 3/17/16!
Thank you for reviewing and accepting our new vision, mission, core values/beliefs, and motto! Click read more to see our statements!

 
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