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On August 17, 2020 we began a new school year! Each school years brings another opportunity for us to positively impact our students so that they are college and/or career ready when they graduate from Dunwoody HS. Though this year will begin with remote teaching and learning, we will continue to collaborate to strengthen and improve our instructional practices. As educators and support staff, we know that we have a significant lifelong impact on the lives of the students we encounter. We are committed to supporting the whole child by providing engaging & relevant instruction and social & emotional support to our students.
Today would normally be our face to face Open House/Registration Day. This is normally a huge event for DHS! However, we are unable to host our traditional Open House/Registration Day. Therefore, we have created a virtual Open House webpage. Please click on the following link DHS Open House to view our virtual Open House, which includes a video from me!
I know that the start of this school year is unlike any school year we have seen in the past. However, I do know that we, the Dunwoody Wildcats are resilient and dedicated to teaching and learning! I am inspired and proud of the collaborative work of our teachers who continue to find creative ways to engage students via remote learning. I can’t wait to engage in learning with our new and returning students as I participate in some of our remote classrooms. I am aware that there will be some technology challenges due to the number of students throughout DCSD that will be accessing VERGE through Clever/Launchpad. However, the faculty & staff of DHS will provide support to our students and parents throughout this process. Some of our newly enrolled students are having difficulty logging into VERGE through Clever/Launchpad. Please note that DCSD IT department is working to fix the issue. I will continue to use School Messenger to send notifications to parents of any new information or updates concerning remote learning.
Speaking of notifications, here, at DHS, we value open and reciprocal communication between the school and home. Therefore, parents, it is imperative that your contact information, including phone number and email address is up to date in Infinite Campus Parent Portal. This will ensure you receive communication from your child’s teachers and information from the principal via School Messenger. Also, consider joining our amazing PTSO and subscribing to the DHS News E-Blast. To join the PTSO and subscribe to the e-blast click here. Additionally, you can follow me on Twitter @DunwoodyHS to receive quick announcements, highlights, and updates throughout the school year. As the school year progresses, there will be various opportunities for us to collaborate and communicate. An upcoming opportunity is our virtual Curriculum Night which will be Thursday, September 10, 2020. During our virtual Curriculum Night, you will have an opportunity to meet your child’s teachers and hear the State of the School Address. So please mark your calendars.
Lastly, as we embark on the first day of school, please check Infinite Campus Parent Portal over the weekend for any changes to your child’s schedule. The counselors have been processing schedule change requests, and Mr. Jameson has been re-balancing classes in order to keep the numbers in each section as low as possible. Attached you will find the remote learning instructional schedule for the early release days as well as our full-day remote learning instructional schedule.
English-DHS Remote Learning Schedule (Students).pdf | Spanish-DHS Remote Learning Schedule (Students).pdf
As stated before, the beginning of this school year is unlike any school year we’ve experienced in the past. Nonetheless, I am still excited about the new school year and all the promise and unlimited possibilities of success it will bring! With an extraordinary faculty & staff and supportive parents & community, our students are poised to be lifelong learners and productive members of an increasingly diverse society.
Priscilla Cole, Proud Principal