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Superintendent's Newsletter

Please click here to access Superintendent, 
Mrs. Cheryl Watson-Harris' Weekly Newsletter.

Title I Stakeholder's Input Meeting

Greetings Eagle Families! Below is flyer detailing the information about the virtual  Title I Stakeholder's Input Meeting. For a clearer view, please click the file below the flyer.

Parent Guide on Appropriate Support for Virtual Map Testing

For a clearer view of this poster, please click the file below.

Principal's Advisory Council Results

Voting for Fall 2020 Principal Advisory Council (PAC) elections ended Tuesday, September 22nd at 5:00pm EST. The School Innovation Department would like to thank all candidates for their participation in the elections process and their desire to take a leadership role in continuous school improvement. Newly elected Council members and full election results can be found on the county's website
https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/principal-advisory-councils/


Note: Some races will require a runoff for the final seat(s) on the PAC. Electronic voting for runoffs will be one day only–Friday, September 25th (8:00am-5:00pm EST). Ballots for the runoff will be sent to the email address on file in Infinite Campus. Ballots are sent through a third party, Big Pulse, Inc. Email providers’ Spam filters are becoming more restrictive. Depending on the sensitivity of your email provider’s Spam filter, the email from Big Pulse may go to your Spam folder.

If you have difficulty voting, email schoolgovernance@dekalbschoolsga.org or call (404) 664.8192.


Title I Parent Engagement Survey

Greeting Obama Eagles,
We need you!!! We value your thoughts and opinions.  As a parent of a child attending a Title I school, you are an important part of the Title I Team.  Your input is vital in planning and implementing parent and family engagement program and activities in our school.  Our goal is to meet the needs of all our students.  We would appreciate if you take time to complete the Parent Family Engagement Survey.

Please click on this link for the survey:


Curriculum Night Recordings

Greetings Obama Families,
Attached below is a PDF containing the grade level Curriculum Night presentations. 

Principal Advisory Council 2020-2021

Principal Advisory Council 

The purpose of this council is bring parents, school employees, students and community members together to create a better understanding of and mutual respect for each other’s perspectives and share ideas for increasing student achievement and performance. 


 

FALL 2020 Principal Advisory Council Election 

The candidate declaration window will be open Monday, May 4th - Friday, August 21st. Electronic voting will be held from 8:00am on Tuesday, September 15th through 5:00pm on Tuesday, September 22nd.  

 

Please click on FALL 2020 Elections for more information!


Parent Candidates:
Jocelyn Curry
Willisha Davidson
Yasmin Watts

Teacher Candidates:
Alvia Edwards

Virtual Learning Support

Greetings Obama Families,

Students should use the Virtual Learning Support site at

https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/virtual-learning-support-ticket/

for assistance with the following issues until further notice:

  • Campus Student password reset
  • Launchpad login issues
  • Verge login issues

Meal Pick Up Information

Please be advised that on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, you may pick up free lunch and breakfast in the bus lane at our school between the hours of 11 am and 1 pm. You will need to put in your child’s student number to receive the meals. On Mondays, you’ll get the meals for Monday and Tuesday and on Wednesdays, you’ll receive enough food for Wednesday and Thursday.

Some of our larger apartment complexes (Eagles Run, Summit Hills (formerly known as Paradise East), and Thornberry will have buses sent to their parking lots between 10 am and 10:45 a.m. and will remain there for a while for students to pick up their meals.

Other pick-up locations are McNair Middle and McNair High. Please go to the location most convenient for you. Again, students/parents must put in the student numbers to pick up the meals from the different sites.

Virtual Open House Recordings

Greetings Obama Families!
Please click on the file below to access links to the Virtual Open House Meetings from August 14, 2020. 

Annual Verification Guidance

Parent/Guardian Annual Verification of Existing Student Census Data via Parent Portal
We are pleased to announce the opening of the Annual Verification function within the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Parents/Guardians can now complete their annual verification of existing student Census information via the portal.

Local School Responsibilities:

 School registrars and other school staff who perform registration duties should be processing applications and enrolling students daily. The steps for processing Annual Verification applications are the same as for processing New Student Registration applications. To see your school’s applications, log into Infinite Campus, and go to Staff Processing. Once there, ensure your school is selected, and click the “Search Applications” button. When the results appear, you will be able to differentiate between existing and new student applications by looking at the “Status” and “Type” columns:  

  •  Annual Verification (existing student) applications will have a status of Submitted-Existing and a type of Portal - Annual Update. 
  •  New Student Registration applications of will have a status of Submitted-New and a type of New.

 If a parent/guardian contacts your school with registration concerns, you can check the application status in Infinite Campus and also check the comments section for any relevant information. 

 Support Tickets: For timely resolutions to registration application issues, please submit a Help Desk Ticket in Incident IQ so that it can be routed to the appropriate team/person for handling.  

 OLR Call Center: During peak registration times, please be patient, as call wait times can be extreme. Thank you for your understanding! 

Click the link below to access the How to Guide on how to complete exisiting student verification  

http://filecabinet3.eschoolview.com/6471460F-92DD-47CC-897C-4A853C198E42/ExistingStudentRegistration_ParentHowtoGuide.pdf

 

2020-2021 School Year Calendar

 

Pandemic EBT Application

Greetings Obama Families! For those parents/guardians who have inquired...

The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT application) is OPEN! Students that receive free & reduced lunch can now apply. All students at our school receive free lunch, which means all Obama Elementary students are eligible for this benefit. 
Please apply if you’re interested.
 
Please click the link below for the application.
 
 

Registration For 2020-2021 School Year

Click HERE to register your student for the 2020-2021 school year 

 

 

Registration and Chromebook Update

Greetings, Obama Family! Due to the global pandemic, all DeKalb County buildings are still closed to the public. As a result, all students new to the DeKalb County School District must complete registration online and upload all required documentation to Infinite Campus (our Student Information System).

I have provided a link for your convenience to get started with registration:


If you have already completed this process, we thank you in advance.

Additionally, the district is still developing the plan to distribute chromebooks to students who need them. We should be able to provide additional information about the chromebook distribution in August. Please continue to stay safe and be patient with us as we journey through this uncharted territory.

Angela Thomas-Bethea, Principal
 

Virtual GED Program

If you are a parent or guardian of a current DCSD student and seeking to obtain your GED, you are invited to participate in the DCSD Virtual GED Program.  You will need access to a digital device that has a webcam for this virtual learning opportunity.  To RSVP, register at https://bit.ly/DCSDParentEd2020  during the open registration period of June 1 - 12, 2020. The virtual learning classes will be held on Monday and Wednesday from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and/or 6:00 PM -8:00 PM. This FREE program will provide test-prep classes and post-secondary support.  For additional information, please refer to the Virtual GED Program flyer below.

 

Staying Connected During COVID-19

HOW TO HELP FAMILIES CONNECT?


As our country continues to manage the COVID-19 emergency, Comcast is taking immediate steps to make it easier to connect low-income families to home Internet.

  • Free for Two Months to New Customers Now Through June 30: We are extending our offer of 60 days of complimentary service for new customers through June 30. Internet Essentials usually is available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month. 
    • For all new and existing Internet Essentials customers, the speed of the program's Internet service has increased to 25 Mbps downstream and 3 Mbps upstream.
    • Households with outstanding debt owed to Comcast may be eligible for Internet Essentials. We are waiving this qualification if you apply and are approved by 6/30/20. After 6/30/20, standard eligibility rules apply. Click here for all details. 
  • Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots in business and outdoor locations are available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit http://wifi.xfinity.com/#find-a-hotspot
  • Pausing Our Data Plan: With so many people working and educating at home, we want our customers to access the Internet without thinking about data plans. While the vast majority of our customers do not come close to using 1TB of data in a month, we are pausing our data plans for 60 days giving all customers Unlimited data for no additional charge. 
  • No Disconnects or Late Fees: We will not disconnect a customer's internet service or assess late fees if they contact us and let us know that they can't pay their bills during this period. Our care teams will be available to offer flexible payment options and can help find other solutions.
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