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Mrs. Cheryl Watson-Harris' Weekly Newsletter.
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Progress Report Card

Greetings Columbia Elementary School Family, 

9-Week Student Progress Grades:

As of 10/29/2020, schools have posted 9-week student progress grades. When logged into Campus Portal, you can view the grades by clicking on "Grades" in the menu and then selecting Term 1-1 at the top of the page.

If you wish to download and view or print a formal progress report, please click on the following link for instructions

Accessing Grade Report Directions  

If you need access to Infinite Campus please use the following link: Infinite Campus (Parent Portal) Registration Form  to request account creation. If you have any questions regarding Infinite Campus please contact Ms. Weems @ 404-624-6573. 

Book of the Month Club

Greetings Columbia Elementary School Family,

October 30th is the kickoff for the Book of the Month Club! All CES students (Pre-k through 5th) students who read a book in the month of October are encouraged to draw a picture or write a brief summary about the book. Please bring the drawing to the school on October 30th between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. The first 60 students will receive a pumpkin filled with treats, arts & crafts supplies, and a book. Each parent will receive a fresh pumpkin with a craving kit to enjoy with the family. Please pull in the bus lane and we will bring items to your car. 

Parent & Family Engagement Information
Please, complete the Columbia Elementary School-Family Compact 2020-2021 Signature Form by clicking HERE.

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

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. In an effort to accommodate the many schools within the district and our new virtual environment, the Assessment Administration Department for the DeKalb County School District, has set the Fall MAP testing window to open on Monday, September 21, 2020 and closes on Friday, November 11, 2020. Click HERE for MAP Resources and information.
Infinite Campus Parent Portal (Grades)
Parents stay informed and connected with Infinite Campus. This portal allows you to access your child's grades, assignments, attendance and/or schedule. Create an Infinite Campus Parent Portal Account or Sign in to Infinite CampusContact Ms. Weems our Parent Liaison @ 404-624-6573 if you have any questions.
Chromebook Information
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Parents, a User Agreement must be submitted for each child prior to a student receiving a Chromebook. Please complete the Digital Dreamers Device User Agreement online if you have access to a device or on site. Call the school at 678-874-0702 or email Ms. Dupree @ Deborah_Dupree@dekalbschoolsga.org to make an appointment to pick up a Chromebook.

How to Log in to the DCSD Chromebook

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. 
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.
Teams and Zoom Information

 Please note: Live sessions occur every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday on Teams or Zoom starting @ 8:30 am. On Wednesday, the students will not meet on Teams or Zoom; however, they will complete their assigned work on Google Classroom or Verge.
Registration Information
Returning students entering kindergarten through fifth grade please register at the school. New student registration is done online.  
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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District Events
Early Release Day
Tue Nov 3 2020
Thanksgiving Holiday
Mon Nov 23 2020
to Fri Nov 27 2020

Winter Break
Mon Dec 21 2020
to Fri Jan 1 2021

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