DCS Weekly Update
March 1, 2021
Josh Ingle

Character Theme: COUNSEL
Word of the Week: Counsel
Aila is always willing to help those in need whether it is a friend at school, an elder at the local nursing home, or the city's homeless. Aila has helped pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, fed the homeless in downtown Chattanooga with her church, and gathered gifts for the residents at Dade Health and Rehab facility. 
DES Hosts Virtual S.T.E.M. Night With Families
Dade Elementary School recently hosted a virtual event for students and their families. To see more pictures from the event, you can follow DES S.T.E.A.M. on Twitter or click HERE.
E-SPLOST VI Information Available HERE
For information about E-SPLOST VI, please click HERE.
Davis Celebrating Read Across America Week
Davis Elementary is celebrating Read Across America Week March 1st - 5th! Students are encouraged to participate in the daily activities. To see a listing of the daily themes, click HERE.
Vaccine On The Way For Georgia Educators
Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods States the following:
“I am thrilled that, now that vaccine supply has increased, Georgia is expanding vaccine eligibility, meaning Georgia teachers and school staff are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine beginning March 8. This is an important step in ensuring all Georgia students have access to in-person instruction and ensuring the safety of students, staff, and families. It has been an incredibly challenging year for educators and families alike, but I believe we are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. As an educator, I am grateful for the hard work of the scientists who created and tested this vaccine. I appreciate Governor Kemp including teachers in the priority phases of vaccine administration and expanding eligibility as soon as healthcare workers, first responders, and seniors had the opportunity to be vaccinated.”
COVID-19 Weekly Update
Dade County Schools reported a total of 8 new positive cases and 75 quarantines on 02/26/2021.