Transportation changes will be accepted in writing via fax using the form below or via email to email@example.com by 12:30p.m. on the day of the change. Last minute changes will not be accepted. If you have questions regarding the changes, please contact the front office. Click here for Transportation Change Form.
As a reminder, Dunwoody Springs ES has a modified school calendar this year as we have professional learning days specific for our staff embedded throughout the school year where students DO NOT attend school. Friday, November 18, 2016, Tuesday, January 17, 2017, and Tuesday, March 14, 2017 in addition to the FCS professional development days and holidays. You can find Fulton County's student calendar for 2016-2017 here.
What is the Dunwoody Springs School Governance Council??
Have you heard of the School Governance Council and wondered what it was all about? Do you want to have your voice heard in the decision making here at DSES? Can you give yourself one 45 minute meeting a month to find out?
It is time for the election of new members to our School Governance Council. Parents or guardians of students who will be attending our school during both the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years are eligible for the parent/guardian SGC positions. Please click on the link below to declare your intent to run for office.
Please click here to fill out the application. Our School Governance Council (SGC) plays a critical role in the success of our school. The SGC works with school leadership and the community to help determine the long-term direction of the school, design innovative solutions to increase academic achievement, and serve as school ambassadors to the local community. Specifically, the School Governance Council has the following powers:
Approve the school strategic plan and updates
Manage the Request for Flexibility process
Manage Seed Fund requests
Approve the annual budget recommendations and related allocations
Participate in the hiring of the principal, in the case of a vacancy
Provide annual feedback to the Area Superintendent on principal performance
We are very excited about the work and value-add of our SGC. Please consider adding your name to our growing list of possible parent candidates. More information will be posted both on our school website and the Dunwoody Dispatch. Any other questions please, contact Richard DiBartolo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every year, the state rates schools based on several data points. One of these data points is a survey that all staff, students, and parents complete about our school. You may complete the survey using your personal computer, smartphone or tablet. If you do not have access to the Internet, you are welcome to take the survey at DSES. We encourage all parents to take the survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. No parent participation or low parent participation will negatively impact our school's School Climate Star Rating from the state. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. Results from the survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online. We greatly appreciate your time and effort!
CLICK BELOW FOR THE GEORGIA PARENT SURVEY LINK:
Dunwoody Springs Elementary has just been approved as a Common Sense Certified School! This certification recognizes our efforts in teaching digital literacy and citizenship to our students from Common Sense Education
, part of a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.
We are one of the more than 100,000 schools across the country that use Common Sense Education's groundbreaking education resources. As a result, our students are better equipped to navigate the digital world and use devices for learning.
2016-17 School Year Calendar
School starts August 8th for all Dunwoody Springs students! We have a modified school calendar next year as we have 4 days of professional learning specific for our staff embedded throughout the school year.
Those dates are: Friday, September 2, 2016, Friday, November 18, 2016, Tuesday, January 17, 2017, and Tuesday, March 14, 2017.
Fulton County’s student calendar for 2016-2017 is available here.
Fulton County's testing schedule for 2016-17 is available here.
Personalized Learning Devices
At our recent School Governance Council meeting, our SGC approved our recommendation for the Dell Latitude 11 laptop. Our Personalized Learning team, comprised of teachers several grade levels and support staff, compared each of the four available devices (click here for Device Q&A) to see which best supported our instructional model. Click here to see Dunwoody Springs' Instructional Model.
As part of our current SPLOST and Fulton County's Personalized Learning initiative, we will be receiving 10 of these devices for every 30 students enrolled. We expect to receive these devices in the fall! This is very exciting for Dunwoody Springs and we are looking forward to utilizing these new tools to challenge and engage our students.
All volunteers are required to complete the entire Mandated Reporter's online training every year at least 72 hours prior to coming in to volunteer in the classroom or with students at our school. Parents/community members that do not complete this mandatory training will not be allowed to volunteer in classrooms! Visit the FCS site directly to complete your Volunteer requirements: http://enduserssolutions.net/fcsvolunteers/story.html
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