February 27, 2020
Greetings Clairemont CREW:
Rise Up (Black History Program)
Our theme this year is “Rise Up,” embracing our ability as individuals to face challenges head on, rise to the occasion, and experience the utmost growth as a result.
News From The Decatur Education Foundation
Nurse Huff-Cox Update
Dear Clairemont Families,
The CSD Student Health Program is committed to providing information to help keep you and your family healthy and safe. The following General Information on Illness provides guidance on identifying and decreasing the spread of illness:
Signs and Symptoms of Communicable Illness
Any of the signs or symptoms below may indicate the beginning of an acute illness. Isolate your child and follow up with his/her healthcare provider.
Flushed face, not related to exercise or other physical activity
Runny nose, excessive sneezing or coughing, sore throat, earache, swollen glands
Watery or glassy appearance of eyes
Unexpected sweating, pallor, blueness of lips or fingernails
Rash, “bumps” or other skin changes, including discharge such as pus
Body temperature above 100 degrees F orally on repeated checks
Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
Pain on urination
Swelling of any part of the body
Sudden onset of severe headache
Most communicable diseases can be prevented through basic infection control measures. Please review the Dekalb County Board of Health guidelines on decreasing the spread of illness:
Regular hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds if readily available or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer
Practice respiratory etiquette (covering coughs and sneezes)
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Stay home when you are sick
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
If your child has symptoms such as fever, diarrhea, vomiting, headache, flu-like symptoms or has been diagnosed with conjunctivitis “pink eye”, strep throat, influenza “flu” or stomach virus, please keep him/her home until symptoms have subsided, is fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medications and/or has been on antibiotic therapy for 24 hours.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Nurse Cox at email@example.com
Resource-Common Communicable Diseases of Children- Dekalb County Board of Health
Medications, including over the counter medication, can be administered to students with parental permission. All medication should be taken directly to the office/clinic by the parent. Prescription medications must be brought to school in the original container labeled with the student’s name, date, name of medication, name of prescribing physician, dosage, time(s) the medication is to be given, and name of pharmacy filling the prescription. OTC medications must be brought to school in a new, original sealed manufacturer’s container. The manufacturer’s label must include the name of medication (brand or generic), strength of medication, instructions for use, and name of student written legibly.
CSD K-12 District Handbook 2019-2020
National Bike Month
TOUR Decatur 5k
Are you planning to run the Tour deCatur 5K or one-mile Fun Run? Early-bird pricing ends THIS Friday (2/28). After tomorrow your can still register but T-shirts are no longer guaranteed. Don’t miss out—Register today at www.tourdecatur.com! Proceeds from the Tour benefit many of DEF’s initiatives impacting teacher innovation, racial and economic inequity, and student mental health. So you are doing SO much more than running a race. Together we make a difference for #ourkids #ourschools and #ourcommunity in #decaturga
Georgia Parent Survey
The Georgia Parent Survey was developed to measure the school climate at your child’s school. Your opinion is very important to us. The survey link is listed here and below. We are asking that all students, parents, and staff complete this survey. Your survey responses are confidential and will be combined with the survey responses of other parents at your child’s school to identify areas in need of improvement. It should only take ten or fifteen minutes to complete the survey. The survey has 24 questions. We encourage all parents to complete this survey because the data is used as a piece of the calculation for our school climate rating score. The answers are anonymous they are reported directly to the Georgia Department of Education. The survey is translated into Spanish for those who need the Spanish version, please select the Spanish version with in the survey. If you don't have internet access at home, then you can come to the school to complete the survey in the media center.Thank you for the support in getting this task done for our school.
Clairemont Elementary Yearbook Sale
Yearbooks are on sale, don't miss out on this great collector's item. This memory can be saved for a lifetime. All yearbooks will be in full color and it will only cost $15. If you would like to purchase a yearbook, please visit this website using the school's code 17410:
Book Fair March 23-27 2020
IDEA Parent Survey
The IDEA Parent Survey will be open from January 15, 2020 – May 31, 2020.
The IDEA Parent Survey helps the state to determine parents’ perception of the success of parent engagement between the local school and themselves. The information is gathered as a component of the State Performance Plan, Indicator 8: Percent of parents with a student receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving results for children with disabilities. The data collected is reported in the Annual Performance Report and on the system profile about each system. Each state is required to conduct a parent survey collection process to measure parent/family needs and perceptions.
Georgia’s parent survey is available to all families of students with disabilities. The survey will be administered through an online link and can be found on the websites listed below.
Direct link to the parent survey: www.gadoe.org/Parent-Survey
Websites: GaDOE http://www.gadoe.org/ci_exceptional.aspx or
Ga Parent Mentor Partnership www.parentmentors.org or
Parent to Parent of Georgia www.p2pga.org
For Technical Assistance with the survey:
Problems with the online survey:
Submit a firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-869-1011.
Questions about the Parent Survey:
Families want to answer the survey by phone:
Contact the Special Education Help Desk at 404-657-9968.
Questions about Parent Survey Dashboard data:Contact Linda Castellanos at email@example.com.
Digital Citizenship- Parent Engagement Tool
College and Career Ready Week April 20-24, 2020
Spring Break Week April 6-10 2020
March 21st 9-3. Community day
March 27th 6-8 pm Talent Show
Please put these on your calendar and we looks forward to seeing everyone there!
Time: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Rehearsals: March 5th and 17th from 2:45-4:30 p.m.