6:30 PM School Board Meeting
11:50 AM - 12:00 PM Elementary Early Dismissal
12:50 PM - 1:00 PM Middle & High Early Dismissal
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Parent/Teacher Conferences
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Staff Professional Learning
Welcome to the Home of the Tigers! Please take some time to check out our family resources under the Resources tab at the top of the page and stay up to date on upcoming events with the Calendar tab. We look forward to getting to know you and your family as your children progress through their elementary years here at DES. Also, be sure to check us out on Facebook!
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Please click the link above to view the Elementary School Testing Calendar. The purposes of the Georgia Student Assessment Program are to: measure student achievement of the state mandated curriculum, identify students failing to achieve mastery of content, provide teachers with diagnostic information, and assist school systems in identifying strengths and weaknesses in order to establish priorities in planning educational programs.
The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) prepares Georgia’s State, Local, and School Annual Report Cards. The Annual Report Cards contain test results as well as other information relevant to school performance toward the goals of student achievement and school completion. The Report Card is in compliance with both state and federal laws with respect to reporting requirements. GOSA partners with the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) to produce the K-12 Public Schools Reports since much of the data comes from GaDOE.
Need to change how your child will get home from school? Click here to download a Change of Transportation form. Please send these with your child to let us know when there will be a change in the way that they typically get home. You may also fax this form to the school before 1:45pm. Thank you for working with us to keep students safe!
Whitfield County Schools is offering three different parent workshops at different locations and times. Each workshop is designed to help families be the best advocate for their children’s education. During these workshops, families will get tips, ideas and resources to help support their child’s education. Click the link above for the different workshops, times and locations.
Common Sense, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of media and technology, has recognized Cedar Ridge Elementary School and Crossroads Academy as Common Sense Schools. The recognition acknowledges these schools’ dedication to creating a culture of digital citizenship. Click the link above to learn more.
Valley Point Middle School art students took a once in a lifetime trip to Washington, D.C. to see on display the hand-painted ornaments they created for the National Christmas Tree Experience: America Celebrates Display. The ornaments were unveiled during the 97th Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, December 5 and will be on display throughout the month of December to over 250,000 guests.
The Georgia Parent Survey contains 24 questions. For parents who do not have access to the Internet, school administrators will allow parents to complete the Georgia Parent Survey at school. All parents are encouraged to participate in the survey, as the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish.