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Superintendent's Newsletter

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

Greetings Columbia Elementary Family, 

Please see the updates below. 

    • During Monday night's board meeting, DeKalb decided to delay the return to school for students. Students will not report to the building January 19th. All students will remain virtual until further notice.
    • When DeKalb has established a new return date parents will be provided with a two-week notification. 
    • Starting Tuesday, January 19th, all students will virtually return to our regular bell schedule (7:45 AM to 2:05 PM).
    • Students will be engaged in synchronous learning from 7:45 AM to 2:05 PM
    • Wednesdays will remain an independent learning day.
    •  Daily schedules were posted on Friday, January 15th via class dojo or virtual classroom. 
    • As a reminder, school will be closed on Monday for MLK observance.
    • The instructional schedule for the week of January 18th will be modified. Students will have synchronous learning on Tues. Jan 19th, Wed. Jan 20th, Thurs. Jan 21st, and Fri. Jan 22nd. 
  • As always, if you have questions do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher or a member of our administrative team.  Please continue to visit our school website http://www.columbiaes.dekalb.k12.ga.us/   for more information.  Thank you and stay safe!  

    Keeping Our Staff and Students Safe flyer 2021.pdf 

MAP/NWEA Information

The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) utilizes the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) as a universal screener three times a year - Fall, Winter, and Spring. DeKalb County School District, has set the Winter MAP testing window to open on Monday, January 4, 2021.

Digital Resources for Students
Our Digital Resources Page features a wealth of digital resources and printable from websites like iReady, Freckles, PebbleGo, Mobymax, Story Online and the GA Milestones Student Resource Guide. 
Infinite Campus (Gradebook)

Greetings Columbia Elementary School Family, 

DCSD is pleased to announce Single Sign On (SSO) for instant access to Infinite Campus (Gradebook).  

1. Sign in to Clever.
2. Click on Infinite Campus Portal for Student.
3. Click Campus Student.
4. Click on Student and Staff Single Sign-On (SSO).

Use the left menu to access grades, progress reports, report cards, assignments, attendance and more.
Parent & Family Engagement Information
Please take a moment to review our School Compact and electronically sign to confirm you have received it. Thank you!

Review Policy: Columbia Elementary Parent Compact 

Click here to sign: Compact Signature Page 

PTA Membership Drive

PTA Membership Drive is in full effect. The goal is to have 100% Membership in every classroom with each student represented. Become a member of a GREAT organization! 
Click Here to become a CES PTA Member.
COVID 19 Family Friendly School Parent Audit
Greetings Columbia Elementary Family, 

Our school has been selected to participate in our Covid-19 Family Friendly School Audit.  The Family Friendly Schools initiative has been developed by the DeKalb County School District's Parent and Family Engagement Department to help schools create and maintain a positive learning environment.

Please complete the COVID 19 Family Friendly School Parent Audit Form regarding your school's climate in four areas: physical environment, home-school connection, policies and procedures. We appreciate your time and consideration.
CES Virtual Art Gallery

Enter our digital Art Gallery to take a virtual tour.
COVID 19 Updates
COVID-19 Current Trend Data The DCSD COVID-19 Re-Opening Task Force checks the GDPH’s website daily after 3:00 p.m. to monitor the current trend data for DeKalb County and Georgia. The District does not calculate the data or make assumptions about the data being reported by GDPH. 

If you would like to access the information, the steps are as follows: 
1. Visit https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-daily-status-report after 3:00 p.m. daily to view the current information. 
2. Scroll to the section displaying the map of Georgia.

Dekalb County Cases by ZIPCODE: Website: https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-daily-status-report

How to Sign in to Clever

With Clever, everyone has a personalized portal with a single login for all of their online programs and resources. This portal provides access to all the apps available in the District. Students also have access to their Teacher's Page located in Clever.
Meals Distribution

Meals will be available for pickup from Columbia Elementary School Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between the hours of 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. In addition to our meal site, we will have 2 Meal Bus Distributions.
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