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Open House August 2, 2017
Open House for DESA is Wed., Aug. 2nd!
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Grades K-3 and 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Grades 4-7  
Click "Read more....." for a link for forms that can be completed and brought with you to Open House to save you time and for more information!
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 
School Start and End Times
The school day at DESA begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 3:05 p.m. Car riders may be dropped off beginning at 7:10 a.m.  School buses begin arriving by 7:20 a.m. ALL students MUST in thier classroom, seated, and ready for instruction which will begin at 8:00 a.m.  Dismissal will begin at 3:00 p.m. 
DESA New Student Registration
Parents must contact our school to set up a registration appointment, 678-874-1302.  Our second round of students must be registered by July 27th, 2017.  No exceptions. 
Follow DESA on Instagram & Sign up for Remind Messages
Instagram: desa_dreamsbig!!! www.instagram.com/desa_dreamsbig (no account needed)
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). 
Summer Reading Lists
Click "Read More..." for the list for each grade 
Continuous Improvement Plan Community Input Meetings
You are invited to our Continuous Improvement Plan Community Input Meetings!
Date #1 - May 15, 2017 at 12 noon and 1:00 p.m.
Date #2 - May 25, 2017 from 12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
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.
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