September 26, 2021
UPCOMING DATES
SEPTEMBER 27 -- JV Softball vs. Tucker
SEPTEMBER 28 -- V Softball vs. Arabia Mountain, V Volleyball vs. Miller Grove
SEPTEMBER 29 -- V Softball vs. Southwest Dekalb
SEPTEMBER 30 -- PTO GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING, JV Cross Country Championships, JV & V Volleyball vs. Lakeside & Lithonia, V Softball vs. Hapeville Charter,
OCTOBER 2 -- V Cross Country
OCTOBER 4 -- V Softball vs. Hape4bille Charter
OCTOBER 5 -- V Cross Country Championships, V Volleyball vs. Arabia Mountain
OCTOBER 6 -- V Flag Football vs Chattahoochee
OCTOBER 8 -- V Football vs East Forsyth
OCTOBER 9 -- V Cross Country
OCTOBER 11 -- V Volleyball
OCTOBER 13 -- PSAT @ SCHOOL, V Flag Football vs Lakeside & Columbia
OCTOBER 14 -- V Football vs Clarkston
OCTOBER 18 -- V Flag Football vs Columbia & Redan
OCTOBER 21 -- V Flag Football vs Towers
OCTOBER 23 -- V Cross Country Region Championship
OCTOBER 27 -- V Flag Football vs Decatur & Tri-Cities
DCSD Calendar -- DHAA Calendar
Join us ONLINE on Thursday, September 30th at 6:30 pm for the first PTO General Meeting of the Year!

Feeling overwhelmed by the college application process? Our panel is here to help!

This PTO Parent Education Program virtual session will take place Thursday, Sept. 30 at 6:30 p.m.

Guests will include:
  • Brandi Beavers, M.Ed., Certified College Access Advisor, DCDS Post Secondary Transition Specialist, Region 2
  • Carla Brown, Head Counselor, Druid Hills High School
  • Rick Clark, Director, Undergraduate Admissions, Georgia Institute of Technology (and DHHS Alumn!)
  • Patti Ghezzi, Greater Good Communication
  • Michelle Hiskey, College Essay Writing Coach

Note: The meeting will start with a brief general PTO meeting.


HAVE QUESTIONS FOR THE PANEL?
SUBMIT THEM VIA THE FORM ABOVE!
DHHS PSAT REGISTRATION
Students taking the PSAT at DHHS on Wednesday - Oct 13, 2021 must register for exams HERE by 11:59 pm on October 1, 2021
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Mrs. Brandi Beavers, DCSD Postsecondary Transition Specialist. I have the honor of serving Druid Hills, Lakeside, and Tucker High Schools. 
 
Please review Mid-September's Newsletter. It is filled with college and career events, scholarship information, entrance exams dates, and so much more.
The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) is currently undergoing an accreditation renewal process. Part of this process is the collection of feedback from stakeholders. We invite you to participate in the Family and Community Stakeholder Survey. The results of this survey, along with other stakeholder artifacts, will be used in the district’s accreditation renewal process.
The Family and Community Stakeholder Survey is available in the following languages: Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese, English, French, Hindi, Napali, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Telugu, Tigrinya, and Vietnamese. The survey is confidential and will take approximately ten minutes to complete.

The DEADLINE to complete the survey is Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 5:00 pm.

Voting for Fall 2021 Principal Advisory Council elections will be open September 21, 2021 (8:00am EST) through September 28, 2021 (5:00pm EST). Parents/guardians can access the electronic ballot using a unique link sent via email to the email address on file in Infinite Campus. Cast your vote using any computer or mobile device with internet access. If you have difficulty voting, contact the School Innovation Department at (404) 664-8192 or schoolgovernance@dekalbschoolsga.org.
 
SY21-22 Principal Advisory Council Candidates
 
Note: Ballots are sent through a third party, Big Pulse, Inc. Email providers’ Spam filters are becoming more restrictive. Depending on the sensitivity of your email provider’s spam filter, the email from Big Pulse may go to your Spam folder.
 
Best Regards,
DCSD School Innovation Department
DCSD invites all community members to take part in one of the most important parts of education: tax dollar spending. The public is invited to apply for membership on the E-SPLOST (Education Special-Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) Advisory Committee. Applications can be submitted online until Monday, Sept. 20, 2021.
 
The E-SPLOST Advisory Committee provides citizen input, oversight, and a review of a voter-approved project list paid for with E-SPLOST revenue. The committee consists of members of the public who share the common goal of maintaining transparency and communication from DCSD to the DeKalb County community. Candidates must be residents who live within DCSD boundaries. Members may not be DeKalb County Board of Education members, DCSD employees, or have any economic interest in DCSD projects. Experience in accounting, architecture, auditing, construction, engineering, finance, K-12 education, law, planning, project management, and/or real estate is desired.
 
In addition, candidates must be able to provide two hours to attending monthly meetings. These meetings typically take place in the evening. If selected, members must also pass a background check and sign a non-disclosure agreement. To apply for the committee, please click here.
YOUR DHHS PTO IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS!

CLICK HERE TO LET US KNOW HOW YOU CAN HELP OUT!


Learn more about the District's policies here.

As always, if your child is not feeling well, please keep them at home. DO NOT SEND SICK STUDENTS IN TO SCHOOL.

Please IMMEDIATELY call the school at 678-874-6302 if your child tests positive for COVID-19, which will allow the school to initiate its procedures for notifying close contacts.
  • All people age 12+ are eligible for free vaccinations -- the single best way to prevent infection, sickness, and hospitalization. Find a vaccine here.


  • In accordance with CDC guidelines, wear a mask consistently and correctly.

  • Let's work together to keep our children, families, and community as safe as possible
Easy Ways to Make Easy Money for DHHS!
Publix has donated over $22,000 to DHHS through this program! Go to Publix Partners (create an account if you don't yet have one) and search for "Druid Hills High School PTO." Just give your phone number every time you check out at Publix!
Go to Kroger Community Rewards and (create an account if you don't yet have one) and search for "XL230" or "Druid Hills High School". DHHS will get a donation every time you use your card or phone number!
Shop through the AmazonSmile portal & Amazon donates a portion of your purchase to DHHS. Search "Druid Hills High School PTO" & set smile.amazon.com as your default page so all of your purchases count!
This DHHS PTO Newsletter is published weekly during the school year, usually on Sundays. To share school-related news or announcements, please EMAIL US. Any items sent by close of business Friday will be included in the following week's issue of the newsletter, unless you specify a different future publication date. The DHHS PTO reserves the right to decide whether submissions are appropriate for inclusion in the school newsletter. We also reserve the right to edit all submissions for clarity and brevity.
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