Transportation changes will only be accepted in writing via fax or the form below by 12 noon on the day of the change. Last minute changes will not be accepted. Transportation changes will no longer be accepted via phone, email or text. 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 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.
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 Reads - Frindle
Dunwoody Springs Elementary is proud to present a unique opportunity to our students and families. After the winter break, we will ALL be invited to participate in reading and sharing copies of the same story. Our school community will be reading the book Frindle by Andrew Clements.
What is it? In short, all families and staff will be given a copy of the same book. The schedule listed below will guide your family as you read the book over the coming weeks. Daily events here at school will have students discussing the book, including but not limited to, a kick-off assembly, trivia, and classroom/school activities. We will also have special events and other ways for families to go beyond just reading the book! More information to come!
What does this mean for me as a parent? Our school is asking that whether your child is a kindergartner or a fifth grader that you read every word out loud as a family. For a few short weeks we will ask you to make reading this book an extra special nightly event in your home.
Why? Readtothem.org shares that, “The benefits of reading aloud are remarkable! Studies have shown that reading to children helps them to listen better and longer, build better vocabularies, understand concepts better, feel positive about both books and learning, and more. When an entire school reads the same book, the buzz and excitement around the book being read increases these benefits, and there is the added joy of building community in the school family” This is not to mention the added benefit of spending real quality time with your children while simultaneously promoting the benefits of reading and school!
The big question! How can a fifth grader and kindergartner read the same book? The simple truth – they can’t all read it – but if it is read to them, they can all enjoy a good story. We look forward to sharing in this fun and educational program with our families and students.
1/11 Wednesday - Introduction and kick-off activities
1/12 Thursday - Read chapters 1 & 2
1/13 Friday - Lesson/activity & Frindle Friday - Dress in tropical clothing
1/16 Monday - Martin Luther King JR. Holiday - No school
1/17 Tuesday - Read chapters 3 & 4
1/18 Wednesday - Lesson/activity
1/19 Thursday - Read chapters 5 & 6
1/20 Friday - Lesson/activity & Frindle Friday Special Surprise
1/23 Monday - Read chapters 7 & 8
1/24 Tuesday - Lesson/activity
1/25 Wednesday - Read chapters 9 & 10
1/26 Thursday - Lesson/activity
1/27 Friday - Read chapters 11 & 12 & Frindle Friday - New Word Contest
1/30 Monday - Read chapters 13 & 14
1/31 Tuesday - Lesson/activity
2/1 Wednesday - Read chapter 15
2/2 Thursday - Culminating activity
2/3 Friday - Make-up reading time if needed & Frindle Friday - Dress For Your Future Career
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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