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1st Day of School: August 17, 2020

The safety of our students and employees is the top priority for DeKalb County School District, students will return to school using the distance/remote learning model. Given the substantial spread in our area right now, this option is our best choice, but it will be re-evaluated on a regular basis. Students, teachers. And employees will also be receiving more resources to support them in a remote setting.

The district is purchasing 1:1 Chromebooks to ensure students in grades Pre-K through 12 have access to a device. Students and parents will be able to view modules to learn how to successfully use software resources, including but not limited to Verge and Microsoft Teams. 

The district is planning a variety of healthy meals, which meet federal guidelines for each grade level for breakfast, lunch, and snack/supper (as applicable). The Nutrition Department will collaborate with the Transportation Department to deliver meals along school bus routes for families that lack access to transportation.  

The district will continuously monitor the current COVID-19 data and assess the level of spread to determine if and when the current learning model should be adjusted. The assessments will be presented during board meetings on September 14th, October 19th, November 9th, and December 7, 2020. 
Stay tuned for more information.
 
Dr. William J. Carter, Principal
 
Spring Break Spring Break (No School)

Greetings Allgood Parents and Guardians,

There will be no school next week, April 5-9 due to Spring Break. Parents, please note that all students in grades K-5 have been issued Spring Break packets to complete while on break. We encourage everyone to remain safe during this time. Have a fun and exciting Spring Break!


 
Face-to-Face GMAS Testing (April 20-April 30) Face-to-Face GMAS Testing (April 20-April 30)
Allgood Elementary will administer Face-to-Face GMAS Testing April 20-30, 2021 Please refer to the attached GMAS English letter
The letter which has been translated in additional languages, can be found on the Parent Padlet by clicking here.


 
Allgood Re-entry Plan and Bus Route Links Allgood Re-entry Plan and Bus Route Links

Greetings Allgood Parents and Guardians,

Please see attached the Allgood Re-entry Plan and the Bus Route Link for students returning to the building for hybrid learning beginning March 9th (Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students) and March 15th (3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students). Please find the following Information in the Re-entry plan: 1) Designated building entry locations for Bus, Van, Car Riders and Walkers. 2) The  Parent Request QR code (to be scanned using your smart phone) for parent requests and information from Allgood faculty and staff. 

Parents please note:

  • Breakfast and lunch is free, and will be offered to all students arriving for hybrid learning.
  • Breakfast and lunch will continue to be served from 11am-1pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for all distance remote learning students.
  • Parents will not be allowed to enter the building during arrival and dismissal.
  • Only parents dropping off or picking up students will be allowed to drive their vehicles onto the Allgood Campus.
  • Parents must contact the school ahead of time for early student pick-up.
  • There will be no parent parking in the Allgood Parking Lot.
  • Parents who have questions or requests should use the Parent Request QR code located in the Re-entry Plan.

We look forward to seeing all students returning for hybrid learning. Thank you for your support of Allgood Elementary.

Principal Carter

Bus routes can be found below:

https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/documents/bus-routes/allgood-es.pdf

 
School Reopening Video School Reopening Video
Click here to view the School Reopening video.
 
Technology Help Virtual Learning Guide and Parent Assistance
Allgood ES students and parents, faculty, staff, and administrators want you to be successful during virtual learning. We're here to support you. To that end, check out the resources listed at this link.

You can also access information regarding Testing, Registration, Withdrawals, Parent Liaison assistance, and Nutrition here.
 
Re-Opening Parent Letter and Staggered Schedule Re-Opening Parent Letter and Staggered Schedule
Please read the Re-Opening Parent Letter and Staggered Schedule in English and Amharic attached below.



 
Microsoft Teams LIVE meeting (Navigating Parent Portal) Monitoring Your Scholar’s Academic Progress Using Campus Parent Portal
Click here to attend this session, where trainers will engage parents and guardians in navigating the Campus Parent Portal and improving the home and school partnership.
 
Emergency Assistance Program flyer IRC in Atlanta's Emergency Assistance Program flyer
Click here for information about the Emergency Assistance Program.
 
COVID TESTING & FOOD BOXES FREE COVID TESTING AND FOOD BOXES
Clarkston First Baptist Church is providing FREE COVID-19 testing and FREE Food Boxes (Thursdays only from 11-1:30pm)
 
FREE WALK-UP COVID TESTING CORE COVID Testing
CORE is providing FREE Walk-Up COVID testing.
 
Infinite Campus Tutorials Infinite Campus Tutorial
Please click here to access Infinite Campus tutorials. 
 
Revised District Parent and Family Engagement Plan Revised District Parent and Family Engagement Plan
Please click here for the revised FY21 Parent and Family Engagement Plan.
 
Parent and Family Engagement Meeting 2020 – 2021 School Year Title I District-level Parent & Family Engagement Plan Input Meeting
DeKalb County School District’s (DCSD) Office of Federal Programs is requesting all parents, guardians, and community stakeholders join us in reviewing the draft Title I District Parent and Family Engagement Plan and provide input and feedback. Please click here for the flyer that contains the meeting link. 

Additional language versions of this flyer can be found on the Parent Padlet, which can be accessed by clicking here.
 
PAC meeting Principal Advisory Council meeting agenda
Principal Advisory Council meeting agenda:


 
PTA NEW PTA WEBSITE
CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR NEW PTA WEBSITE
 
Chat and Chew Allgood Parent Chat & Chew
Chatting up Allstars
Dear Parents,

Please join me on Monday evenings at 6:00 p.m. for a Chat and Chew. If you have any questions or ideas that you would like to share around Parent Engagement or just to chat please check in. Make sure to get your snacks and I will bring mine as well. We can encourage each other and build school capacity.

To join the Chat and Chew, please click on the link below:

From,

Ms. Edison
 
2020 Meal Application Flyer 2020 Meal Application Flyer
Have you submitted your SY 2020-2021 Free/Reduced Meal Application? Click here for the 2020 MEAL APPLICATION FLYER  for the Meal Application Flyer.
 
Free Meals Free Meals
Click on the Free Meals Flyer.pdf for more details. 
 
Virtual Rally Virtual Rally
Come join us for a FREE giveaway!
 
Mark Your Calendar MAP TESTING
Attention Parents: Please Mark Your Calendar
NWEA Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) - Fall Testing
Monday, September 28, 2020 - Friday, November 6, 2020
Kindergarten - Fifth Grade

 
Parent Resources Padlet Allgood Library Parent Resources Padlet
Click your desired MAP Testing Assistance link below or to find additional resources (such as versions in different languages), please visit the Parent Resources Padlet by clicking HERE OR by clicking on the picture or caption under the picture.

MAP ACCESS (DCSD Chromebook)
Spanish versions:



 

Greetings Allgood Parents and Guardians, 

 

We will have our Annual Title I Stakeholder input meeting this Thursday, September 17th beginning at 5pm on Microsoft Teams. Come see and hear the wonderful things that are happening at Allgood and learn more about the Title I program.  Please refer to the Title I Stakeholder input flyer, sent via email for the link to the meeting. 

 

We will have our Curriculum Night immediately following the Title I meeting. Thank you for your support of Allgood. I look forwarding to seeing everyone on September 17th for this important meeting.  


Please join us! Here is the link:


Dr. Carter~Principal



 
Early-Bird Meal Pick-up Early Meal Pick-up
To further support parents and students during virtual learning, early-bird pick-up meals will be available between the hours of 6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
 
 
Food Bank Food Bank
Dekalb County School District partners with Atlanta Community Food Bank.
 
The Department of Parent and Family Engagement The Department of Parent and Family Engagement
Click here to locate the catalog of services the Department of Parent and Family Engagement offers families. 

 
Admin Contact

Administration Contact & Virtual Office Hours (Monday-Thursday)

Name
Virtual office hours
Contact number
Principal 
Morning- 9-11am
Afternoon- 1-3pm
678-676-5103
Assistant Principal
Morning- 9-11am
Afternoon- 1-3pm
678-676-5106
Counselors
Morning- 9-11am
Afternoon- 1-3pm
678-676-5116
 

School Counselors office hours are: 

Franchis Cook     -  Mondays and Fridays  9:30 am -11:30 am

Charles Lightner -  Tuesdays 9:30 am - 11:30 am
 

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

Greetings Allgood Parents and Guardians,

Here are a few important announcements for the week of August 17th:
  • The First day of school is August 17, 2020. 
  • Students should be online for morning announcements by 8:45 am. 
  • August 17th   and 18th are Early Release days. Class ends at 11:25 am.
  • Breakfast and Lunch will be provided for students on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11 am to 1 pm. Parents can pick-up meals at Allgood in the bus loading area. 
  • Chromebook distribution will resume on August 17 and August 18 from 12 pm to 3pm for students in grades 3rd, 4th, and 5th.
  • Click on the link below for technology support for the Chromebooks.                                        https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/virtual-learning-support/
  • Steps for logging on to Verge using your laptop:

    Navigating Verge for Virtual Learning

    1. Log onto Clever (students.dekalbschoolsga.org)
    2. a. Username: s+lunch number
      b. Password:
      1. Kindergarten - dekalbkk
      2. First grade - dekalb01
      3. Second grade - dekalb02
      4. Third grade - dekalb03
      5. Fourth grade - dekalb04
      6. Fifth grade - dekalb05
    3. Select “DSCD Digital Learning Tools” on the side navigation bar
    4. Select “Verge”
    5. Select “Courses” on the top navigation bar
    6. Select a subject area
    7. Select “Resources”
    8. Select “VLA: Inclement Weather” under the folders on
      the side navigation bar
    9. Select “Virtual Learning Activities”
    10. Read and complete the assignments.
Students in grades Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade will receive Learning Activities from their teachers on Class Dojo. The Learning Activities will be provided to students through Class Dojo until students receive Chromebooks.
 
Please note that students do not need Chromebooks to complete the Learning Activities. Arrangements will be made to collect Learning Activity assignments from students.
 
Thank you,
 
Dr. Carter~Principal
 

Dekalb County Schools Back to School Information
Please click here for DCSD Back to School Information and Updates.

 
School Messenger
Opt-in to School Messenger!

Please click the link below to learn more about School Messenger and to opt-in!     
 
 

Need help with the Virtual Learning Tools?  Call the Dekalb County School District Help Desk at 678-676-1188. 
Virtual Learning Support Virtual Learning Support
Please see here on how to log in your school Chromebook at home.  Also, take a few minutes to view this video on how to take care of your Chromebook!  Check out the school's district Virtual Learning Support site for videos and tutorials.
 
Student Social Media Guidelines

Click here for Social Media Guidelines for students

 
Student Code of Conduct
Click here for Code of Conduct.
 
Open House
Greetings Allgood Parents/ Guardians,


Please find below the Zoom Links for the Virtual Open House scheduled for Wednesday, August 12, 2020. 

(Please click on the Grade level names highlighted in Yellow below for your child's grade level open house information) 


Virtual Orientation Schedule
Grade Level
Date
Time
Zoom Meeting Info
Wednesday, Aug 12th
9:30 am 
(US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting: www.zoom.us :  Meeting ID: 827 0031 7714
Wednesday, Aug 12th
10:30 am
(US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting: www.zoom.us :  Meeting ID: 814 5182 4650
Wednesday, Aug 12th
11:30 am
(US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting: www.zoom.us :  Meeting ID: 825 7009 3474
Wednesday, Aug 12th
12:30 pm
(US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting: www.zoom.us :  Meeting ID: 826 0963 8074
Wednesday, Aug 12th
1:30 pm
(US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting: www.zoom.us :  Meeting ID: 879 9184 7062
Wednesday, Aug 12th
2:30 pm
(US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting: www.zoom.us :  Meeting ID: 844 7744 5320
 
 

 
 
Remote learning FAQs
 
Device User Agreements
*Chromebook Device User Agreements should be completed online by parents or guardians.  For special circumstances, hard copies are also available.  
Digital Agreements:  Be advised that parents need their child's student number to complete the online form.  
Hard Copy Agreements:  The agreements can be printed from website and the parent and student will have to sign.  
Click the following link to access the Device User Agreement Form:
 
Does Your Child Need a Chromebook?
Need a device? Click here
 
Launchpad directions Remote Learning Platform (LaunchPad)
Click Launchpad directionsfor directions to access LaunchPad.
 

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