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School Choice Info Interested in Applying for DESA? DCSD School Choice Open Enrollment Opens Jan. 7, 2021 & Closes Feb. 5, 2021
We are a K-8 Special Interest Magnet School. All students participate in the arts (dance, drama, music, & visual arts).
Visit our website often for updates regarding applying to DESA!  

Click the link below to access the School Choice website & to complete the School Choice application (be sure to click the 3 lines in the upper right hand corner of the website to expand the webpage) DCSD School Choice Website

Click the documents below for application and audition information:
DESA Audition Support Videos & Links (helpful hint: open each resource in a new tab)

Click the videos and article below to learn more about our school:
Student passwords will change for students in grades K-6 on Tuesday, March 9th at 8:00 PM. New passwords will be distributed on Wednesday, March 10th by 12:00 PM. After 12:00 Noon sign in with the new password. Once you have logged in successfully, complete the confirmation survey that will be sent with the new password. Original passwords will no longer work after 8:00 PM on March 9th.
Need help? Click and refer to our who to contact list below!
DESA Online Resources - Click the document below
DESA Right to Know Letter - Click document below
2020-2021 District Calendars, DESA Parent Student Handbook, Powerful Word & School Chant, & Uniform Policy (click each document)
District Calendar (Board-Approved-Calendar)
District Grade Reporting Calendar (Grade Reporting Dates)
Parent and Student Handbook (Handbook)
Powerful Words & School Chant (Powerful Words and Chant)
Uniform Policy (Uniform Policy)
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Instagram: desa_dreamsbig!!! www.instagram.com/desa_dreamsbig (click here) You  do not need an account to see out page. Stay informed through Instagram.
The Governor's Office of Student Achievement - Georgia School Grades Reports
Click HERE for DESA's 2018-2019 report
Click HERE for DESA's 2017-2018 report
Click HERE for the Georgia DOE Beating the Odds Analysis!  DESA is a 2019 Beating the Odds School! 
DESA Winter MAP Face-To-Face Testing Schedule
Grades 6-8
Feb. 10thBus Riders: Grades 6, 7, & 8
Car Riders: Grade 6 ONLY
ReadingAM Session: 8:30-11:00
Feb. 10th Car Riders: Grades 7 & 8 ONLYReading PM Session: 12:30-3:00
Feb. 11thBus Riders: Grades 6, 7, & 8 
Car Riders: Grade 6 ONLY
Math AM Session: 8:30-11:00
Feb. 11thCar Riders: Grade 7 & 8 ONLYMath PM Session: 12:30-3:00
Grades K-5 Car Riders
Feb. 18thGrades: K, 1, 2ReadingAM Session: 8:30-11:00
Feb. 18thGrades: 3, 4, 5Reading PM Session: 12:30-3:00
Feb. 19thGrades: K, 1, 2MathAM Session: 8:30-11:00
Feb. 19thGrades: 3, 4, 5MathPM Session: 12:30-3:00

Grades K-5 Bus Riders
Feb. 19th K-5 ReadingAM Session: 8:30-11:00
Feb. 22nd K-5 MathAM Session: 8:30-11:00
Chromebook not working?  Call the DeKalb County School District Help Desk at 678-676-1188  OR use this online form: 

Click the rocket below to access Clever. Then click active directory, log in, & access Verge and other platforms.

DCSD Clever Launchpad / VERGE / Infinite Campus / Office 365

DeKalb County Schools presents the Clever Launchpad, a student portal that provides access to the VERGE online classroom, the Infinite Campus gradebook, and the student Office365/Outlook accounts, as well as a multitude of digital academic resources which are provided by the district. With the Clever Launchpad, students are able to integrate technology in the classroom while maximizing instructional time. The Clever Launchpad is dynamic tool that changes resources as the needs of the students change. It is easily accessible from any mobile device. 

For more information on the DCSD Clever Launchpad, please click here. For more information about Office365, please click here.

The student’s username is:
“S” + Student ID Number
For example: s1234567
Please note that the student number is listed on all progress reports and in Parent Assistant.

The student’s password :
Please see student password information provided by teacher for grades K-5. Students (Grades 6-8) use the same password that they created to log onto a DCSD computer or Chromebook. If a student has never logged in, please click to visit the Virtual Learning Student Tech Support website at https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/virtual-learning-support/. The password will be the same for the Clever Launchpad, VERGE, Office365/Outlook, Google Drive, and Infinite Campus.
The student’s email address (for Office365 and Google Drive) is:
“S” + Student Number @ dekalbschoolsga.org
For example: s1234567@dekalbschoolsga.org
Please note that students only have email access through Office365/Outlook. While students will use their DCSD email address to login to Google Drive, Gmail has been disabled. All email will filter through Office365/Outlook.
District Events
Upcoming Events
8th Grade PSAT
Mon Mar 8 2021
Early Release Day 11:30 AM
Fri Mar 12 2021
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