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Lakeside Cluster Summit Liaison

Please nominate a LCS liaison to represent our school, Pleasantdale Elementary School.

This person should be someone who is willing to communicate with the principal, our PAC, our PT(S)A/PTO, and foundation if applicable, but should not be a current chair of any of these organizations. Parents who have rolled off leadership roles may be very suitable for this liaison role.

Their commitment for the LCS is to participate in, or otherwise stay informed about your school's PAC, PT(S)A/PTO, or foundation meetings, and to participate in a 1-hour planning meeting prior to each summit (currently virtual, may be in person or by phone in the future). 

To nominate a liaison use this form: Lakeside Cluster Summit Liaison Nomination Form

Stress LESS

A family framework guide to identify and manage stress Facilitators: Alva Archibald, Ph.D.; Lead School Psychologist Alanna Works, Ed.S.; School Psychologist Sponsored by DeKalb County School District’s Department of Psychological Services

Una gui´a de marco familiar para identificar y manejar el estre´s
Presentadoras: Alva Archibald, Ph.D.; Lead School Psychologist Alanna Works, Ed.S.; School Psychologist Auspiciado por el DeKalb County School District’s Departamento de Servicios Psicolo´gicos

PANDEMIC EBT (P-EBT) NOW AVAILABLE! DEADLINE TO APPLY FRIDAY, SEPT. 25

P-EBT is a newly available benefit available for children who were receiving free or reduced price lunch at school in March 2020. The benefit is $256 per eligible child. Children who are already receiving SNAP automatically received the benefit without applying. Eligible children who are not on SNAP must apply for P-EBT by September 25, 2020 to receive the benefit. A P-EBT Hotline is available to families having any problems determining eligibility: 855-501-4636.

P-EBT es un beneficio recientemente disponible para los niños que recibían almuerzo gratis o a precio reducido en la escuela en el año escolar 2019-2020. El beneficio es de $256 por cada niño elegible. Los niños que ya reciben beneficios de SNAP automáticamente reciben el beneficio de P-EBT sin tener que solicitarlo. Los niños elegibles que no reciben SNAP deben solicitar PEBT antes del 25 de septiembre de 2020 para recibir el beneficio. Hay una línea directa de PEBT disponible para las familias que tienen problemas para determinar su elegibilidad: 855-501- 4636. Para obtener más información, puede visitar la página de P-EBT de la División de Servicios para Familias y Niños o leer la información que sigue.

Meal Pick-Up Support and School Cafe Application for Parents

*Free meals for all children 18 and under! Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 11:00 am -1:00 pm

Have you submitted your SY 2020-2021 Free/Reduced Meal Application? 
Visit www.schoolcafe.com to submit your application today!  
SY 2019-2020 Applications will expire on September 29, 2020.


Early Bird Meal Pick-Up Support for Parents
To further support parents and students during virtual learning, early-bird pick-up for meals will be available.  Please see the following flyer for more information:

IT Help Desk and Ticket Link

If you need assistance with: 
  1. Resetting a password
  2. Logging in to Clever/Launchpad
  3. Logging in to Verge
Please use either the IT Help Desk Phone Number 678-676-1188
or the following link:

PTO


The PTO of Pleasantdale is a vital link in the operation of the school’s program. Monthly meetings provide opportunities for parents and teachers to meet and get to know one another. Monthly meetings provide information and programs on a variety of topics. All parents and teachers are encouraged to not only join the PTO, but also actively participate by volunteering to work on committees. We really appreciate all the parents who have helped Pleasantdale this past semester.  

How to log in to your Chromebook

1. The first time you login in to a Chromebook, click Add Person at the bottom of the screen. If you don’t see Add Person and instead see a Sign in screen, go to Step 2. 
2. On the sign in screen, enter S and your student number replacing S# with your actual student number. Example: s1234567 then Click Next.
3. Enter your password.  Passwords are determined by the student's grade level. Password problems? Call the DCSD Help Desk at 678-676-1188

Meal Distribution

Meal Distribution Plan Overview
Starting Date: Monday, August 17, 2020
Meal Service: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Meals Service Times:  11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Monday  - 2 Breakfast & 2 Lunch Meals

Wednesday -  2 Breakfast & 2 Lunch Meals

Friday -  Breakfast & 1 Lunch and weekend snacks.

Pleasantdale Pick-up site - Tucker HS

Registration

Registration for NEW STUDENTS, click here!

Registration  - Returning Students 
  • Complete the one-page returning students document on the district website AFFIDAVIT
  • Once the form is completed, send the form to pleasantdaleoffice@dekalbschoolsga.org 
  • You will be able to update the student record utilizing Parent Portal/Infinite Campus
  • Our registrar, Ms. Brown, will update the information for the returning student in Infinite Campus. 
  • The following information is needed for returning students to complete registration: 
    • Proof of Residency (current lease/mortgage/utility bill) 
    • Media Release form
    • Student Health Services forms:
      • Valid Georgia certificate of immunization (GA Form #3231) 
      • Evidence of Vision, Hearing, Dental, and Nutrition Screening (GA Form #3300-Rev. 2013) 
Transfer Students
  • Students transferring in the district will register at the receiving (new) school. 
  • The new school will assist facilitate the process, which will require the completion of registration, proof of residency and other local school required documents for the 2020- 2021 school year. 
Parent/Guardian Annual Verification of Existing Student Census Data via Parent Portal
Parents/Guardians can now complete their annual verification of existing student census information via the parent portal.

Student Chromebook/Instructional Materials Pick-up Information: 

4th & 5th Grade - Wednesday, August 12, 2020 

2nd & 3rd Grade - Thursday, August 13, 2020  

Pre-K, K, & 1st Grade - Friday, August 14, 2020   

 

Students will be permitted to pick up during the following times each day: 

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

 

If a family has more than one child, they may pick-up for all children on one day.  

 

Families will stay in their vehicle.  We will use a "drive-thru" system.  Families need to post the name of their child, teacher name, and grade level on the window when they arrive. We will bring all materials out to the car.   

 

If they have books (library) or other items to drop off at the school, we will have boxes available to drop these items off. 

 

There will be seven (7) stations at the pick-up location.  Please follow all signs and stop at each station.  Please stay in your car and stay in line. 

 

DCSD Family Engagement Newsletter

Virtual Cafe


Join us for training sessions for parents and caregivers. We will show you how to use online tools to teach and engage with your students virtually.
Session 1: 8/13 @6:00PM DCSD Digital Ecosystem Overview 
Session 2: 8/20 @6:00PM Connect with Verge 
Session 3: 8/27 @6:00PM Plugging into Parent Portal (Infinite Campus)  
Session 4: 9/3 @6:00PM   Navigating the Resources in Launchpad 
Session 5: 9/10 @6:00PM Teaming Up with Microsoft Teams  
Session 6: 9/17 @6:00PM Google Smart: Docs, Classroom and more  
Session 7: 9/24 @6:00PM Staying Connected and Cyber Wise  
Session 8: 10/22 @6:00PM  Plugging into Parent Portal (Infinite Campus)
These webinar s are presented in collaboration between The Division of Student Support and Intervention and The Division of Information Technology.

Supply List 2020-2021

Click the link below for the 2020-2021 Supply List

Farewell Video

Students, Parents, Teachers, and Community Members please follow the link below to view the farewell video!

Checking Your Student(s) Out

Be aware that the names written on a student's registration form will be the only people who will be allowed to check out a student. If it becomes necessary for a student to leave school prior to the normal dismissal time, the parent/guardian MUST come to the office and sign the child out. All students must be checked out prior to 1:45 p.m.  No student will be allowed to be checked out after the 1:45 p.m. cut off.
Student check-out procedures are:

· The person must identify himself/herself and school personnel will verify that he/she is listed on the student's registration form.

· The person must provide photo identification (for the safety of our students, exceptions cannot be made).

· The person must sign out the student.

Dismissal

2:15 p.m. Bus Riders

2:20 p.m. Walker/Car Riders

2:25 p.m. YMCA Program

Note: If there is going to be a change with your child’s transportation for a day or permanently, you must put it in writing and send it to school or come to the office and make the change.

Observing Classrooms (Parent or Guardian)

1. The DeKalb County School System is an open system and encourages parent participation and involvement.

2. To maintain an optimal learning environment, parents should arrange classroom visits with the principal in order to avoid testing days, field trips, or other similar preplanned group activity.

3. To assure safety of all students, parents are requested to sign in at the office upon arrival at school.

4. While visiting in the classroom, parents should avoid activity, which would distract students.

5. Parental visits should not be for the purpose of “monitoring” a teacher and generally should not exceed one hour in length.

6. When appropriate, the principal may choose to sit with the parent during the visit.

Device Help Videos

How to Login to your Chromebook:
How to login to Clever/Launchpad
How to login to VERGE:

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