11:50 AM - 12:00 PM Elementary Early Dismissal
12:50 PM - 1:00 PM Middle & High Early Dismissal
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!
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.
Every year, one student from each of our five middle schools is selected as a REACH (Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen) Scholar. These scholars, upon completion of the program, will receive up to a $10,000 ($2,500/year) scholarship for postsecondary education... Read more at the link above.
Beginning with the Winter 2019 Georgia Milestones End-of-Course administration, the calculators for Georgia Milestones assessments are changing to Desmos calculators. For a description of the differences in standard and testing calculators or to practice with the testing version of these calculators, click the link above.
Join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of Sesame Street! The free community celebration will take place Saturday, October 5 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Burr Performing Arts Park. There will be games, giveaways and a Sesame Street character appearance! For more information, please click the link above.