Update #25 from DCSD Interim Superintendent Ramona Tyson: Gov. Kemp’s Executive Order, April 1, 2020

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I am trusting that you and your families are safe and healthy. As we continue to combat the COVID-19 health crisis, it is necessary to make tough decisions that are in the best interest of our students and staff. One of those tough decisions was announced during Governor Kemp’s 4:00 pm news conference. The Governor presented a new executive order that includes the closure of Georgia K-12 schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

This is a major shift from all previous announcements. However, the nature of our current public health crisis requires that we take extreme measures. The health, safety, and well-being of our students and staff continues to be a top priority.

This executive order will have major implications on our school district. In the coming weeks, I will share more information with you as to the specific impact on the DeKalb County School District. I commit to you that we will continue working for our students and staff and will do right by them. We will have our traditional spring break next week. There will be no digital learning or meal service during spring break. On Friday, April 3, 2020, students will receive five (5) days of meals in addition to their Friday meal. This will ensure that our students have food during the week of April 6-10, 2020. Our teachers have planned for instruction this week and will be ready to resume with digital learning on April 13, 2020. Again, more information will be provided in the very near future.

Thank you for your continued support of the DeKalb County School District!

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