August 11, 2020
UPCOMING DATES
July 27-August 14 -- School Supplies Drive
August 10-14 -- Chromebook& Hot Spot Distribution Period
August 13 -- Teachers' Virtual Open House Meetings
August 13-28 -- Red Devil Days virtual back-to-school open house
August 17 -- FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!
Help TO Hospitality Committee Celebrate Our Teachers & Staff
Please help us collect funds to purchase $10 Starbucks Gift Cards for each teacher/staff member AND provide hand-written notes of gratitude to go along with the cards.

These items will be mailed to arrive next week, the first week of virtual instruction.

Sign up HERE for more information and instructions. 


Thank you for participating! 

Your PTO Hospitality Committee
Free Backpack Offer
Local non-profit the Empty Stocking Fund is offering free back-to-school backpacks to students in need throughout DeKalb County.

To request one, please fill out THIS FORM by Wednesday, August 12th.
Chromebook & Hot Spot Distribution
Chromebooks will be distributed at the school the week of August 10th in a drive-thru setting. A schedule for pick-up will be shared once Chromebooks arrive on campus and are ready for distribution. 
If you are in need of a Chromebook, hot spot, or Chromebook repair, please complete this form (No need to complete if you already submitted info last week).
Class Schedule Information
Yesterday, Monday, August 10th was the officiall release of DCSD student schedules in Infinite Campus. 

The window for schedule change requests is August 10- 21.

Information on how to access Infinite Campus is located here. If you need additional assistance you may email registrar, Ms. Swanson.
Last Week for School Supplies Donations
Please join us in supporting ALL our students so they can put their best foot forward. Although we are not starting the year in-person, we would like to provide our students with school supplies in order for virtual learning to go smoothly.

In these challenging times, it is important that we come together as a community and help our students succeed. 

Drop off school supplies at the DHHS front porch BETWEEN 8:00 AM & 2:00 PM, through 8/14.
DHHS Art Department Appeal
DHHS art teacher Ms. Staci Allen has a Donors Choose campaign specifically to acquire 3D materials for her classes. These materials will assist our advanced-level 3D students at home with completing online assignments and allowing them to further develop their portfolios for college and/or the AP College Board exam.

To those of you who have already generously contributed to the DHHS
Art Department's Donors Choose campaigns: THANK YOU!
CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND DONATE!

Thank you!!

Last Week for Yearbook Survey

Dear Parents/Students,

We are excited to bring you a one-of-a kind historical yearbook this year! Please take this quick 3-question survey so we can get started with your ideas in mind.

Please complete by August 15th. Thanks so much for your feedback!

-- The Druid Hills High School Yearbook Staff/Committee
Opportunity for Parent Volunteering
The candidate declaration window for our school’s Principal Advisory Council will be open through Friday, August 21st. Complete the form below to run for an elected parent/guardian position on the school’s Council. If you are a current PAC parent/guardian representative with a term ending September 30, 2021, you do not need to reapply. 
 
 
Principal Advisory Councils bring parents, school employees, students and community members together to create a better understanding of and mutual respect for each other's perspectives and share ideas for increasing student achievement and performance. 
 
What is the role of the Principal Advisory Council?

  • Act as a link between the school and the community
  • Encourage the engagement of parents and other stakeholders within the school community
  • Work to increase student achievement through transparent operations and shared best practices
  • Review the Continuous School Improvement Plan and monitor progress toward goals
  • Participate in the selection of the school principal
 
To learn more about the work of Principal Advisory Councils, click HERE
Click HERE to download the Board-approved 2020-2021 School Year calendar.
Click HERE to join the DHHS PTO!
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Druid Hills High School
1790 Haygood Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

MAIN: 678-874-6302