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Georgia Milestones Testing Begins Tuesday, April 20 
Daily Schedule is in the Announcements Section Below
Updated News on Students Returning to Face to Face Instruction

Salem Middle Re-Entry Plan,  click on the next line
If you elected to change your student's status from Virtual to Face to Face by the April 2 deadline,  the school start date is April 29, 2021.  If a parent wants to change from Face to Face back to virtual, parents can make that change at any time.   Parents should email Kimberly Johnson with the student's name, grade, and reason for the change.   To make a change, contact Kimberly Johnson at

Superintendent Watson-Harris's Letter to Parents on Students Returning to School. 

 Superintendent and Regional Superintendent News
Virtual Town Hall,  Thursday, April 22 at 6-7 PM.  For more information and access,
Mrs. Cheryl Watson-Harris' Weekly Newsletter.

Region V Stakeholders Message from Dr. Weaver
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April is Random Act of Kindness Month
Click Here for Anti-Bullying Message and More Info
Click Here april_2021.pdf For April Calendar of Anti-Bullying Actions for Happiness

Click On Link Below to View New Class Schedule Effective Tuesday, January 19

Georgia Milestones Testing Dates 
April 20 - May 7
Tuesday April 20 -  ELA Section 1
Thursday April 22 - ELA Section 2
Friday April 23 - ELA Section 3
Monday April 26 - Math Section 1
Tuesday April 27 - Math Section 2
Thursday April 29 - Science Section 1 -  8th Grade Only
Friday April 30 - Science Section 2 -  8th Grade Only
Monday May 3 - Make-Up Day
Tuesday May 4 - Social Studies Section 1 -  8th Grade Only
Thursday May 6 - Social Studies Section 2 - 8th Grade Only
Friday May 7 - Make-Up Day

MAP Testing Dates May 10 - May 27

Meal Distribution Overview

Students Returning Face to Face will receive FREE meals during their schedule meal times.

Students remaining virtual can receive curbside meals on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  
Two breakfasts and two lunches will be given out on Mondays and Wednesdays. 
 Three breakfasts and three lunches will be give out on Fridays. 
For parents of virtual students, it is recommended that parents complete a curbside pre-order form at:

Community Food Banks

New Birth Missionary Baptist Church  Every Saturday 10 AM - 12 noon

South Dekalb Family YMCA, 2565 Snapfinger Rd., Decatur GA 30034
Drive Through Dinner &Snack, 2 - 4 PM, Monday - Friday

Wade Walker Park Family YMCA, 5605 Rockbridge Rd., St. Mountain, GA 30088
Drive Through Dinner & Snack, Monday - Friday 1PM - 3 PM

Poet of the Week - Langston Hughes (1902-1967)
Click on the words Langston Hughes above for more information.
Poem of the Week 
Mother to Son
Well, son, I’ll tell you:
Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.
It’s had tacks in it,
And splinters,
And boards torn up,
And places with no carpet on the floor—
But all the time
I’se been a-climbin’ on,
And reachin’ landin’s,
And turnin’ corners,
And sometimes goin’ in the dark
Where there ain’t been no light.
So boy, don’t you turn back.
Don’t you set down on the steps
’Cause you finds it’s kinder hard.
Don’t you fall now—
For I’se still goin’, honey,
I’se still climbin’,
And life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.

Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year Is Open

 Returning Students:
For questions about registration or enrollment, please email or contact the Salem MS registrar at 678-453-8704. 

New Student Registration:

1. Click here or click the Blue Registration Button to the left or click here.

2. Once your application is completed and you have received an "Application Approved" email, Complete the Fillable Student Registration Packet and email the packet to

1.  Click here  (Withdrawal Request)   to submit your withdrawal request.  Please allow 24-48 hours after submission for the withdrawal to become effective. 
2.  For Questions, please email

  DeKalb County School District 2020-2021 Calendar  

Chromebook Check    

Device update to date? Do you need connectivity?
Click here to take the Family Connectivity Needs Survey.
Click here to perform your Device Wellness Check.
Click here to sign your Device User Agreement Form. *
*User Agreement forms must be signed in order to receive a device.

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Virtual Learning Technical Support Request 

DCSD Students – Use this form to submit a request to reset your password or to receive other virtual learning technical support.
Please note, email will be the primary method of communication for a support request. Be sure to monitor your email inbox and clutter/junk closely for our support response.
To Submit a Help Request, Click Here

Virtual Learning Support for Students
This link (click here) will take you to general information about Student Virtual Learning.  Topics include:
News & Update
Getting Started with The Device
Chromebook Device Wellness Check
Logging Into Launchpad
All About Verge
Teams & Communications Tools
Infinite Campus Information
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Technical Support
Digital Dreamers

Need help with Virtual Learning Tools? 
Call the DeKalb County School District Help Desk at 678-676-1188. 


 Accessing Student Email

Click Here  Directions to student email    
For video directions to Verge, click on the Verge icon 
in the District Events box in the upper right. 




 Click Here to create new Infinite Campus account 

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678-676-9402 (Main Office)
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