Panther News

Saturday August 20, 2022

Principal Maclin's Corner

I am so excited to welcome back all students and family members!

I hope you enjoyed your summer break. This year is already off to a great start! This year we are focused on making sure each of our students receives the tools they need to succeed. You may be aware that Covid-19 continues to have an impact on our society. I have received multiple reports of Covid-19 cases at Pine Ridge already during the first two weeks of school. I want to assure you that Pine Ridge continues to be committed to maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students and staff. I am asking for your support by encouraging your student to wear a mask at school and keeping your child at home when they are sick.

Masks are strongly recommended this year at Pine Ridge.

Engaging our school community will be more important than ever. Please join us via Microsoft Teams, Infinite Campus, Facebook, ClassDojo, email and school agenda as we work to keep you informed and involved.

As always, thank you for allowing Pine Ridge to partner with you this year.

Principal Annette Maclin

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Curriculum Night 2022

Thursday, Aug. 25th, 6-7:15pm

750 Pine Ridge Drive

Stone Mountain, GA

Join us for Curriculum Night!

Meet your child's teacher

Find out how you can support student success

Familiarize yourself with your teacher's expectations for students

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Have you completed the registration process?

Students new to the school district are required to begin the registration process online. Click the link to begin or complete new student registration. Students transferring from another DCSD school asked to update their information online by completing the Transferring Student annual verification process online. Click the link to get started on your annual verification.

Registration documents - after completing the online registration and/or annual verification process - there is still more to do. Read on to find out about documents your school/classroom teacher needs you to complete. for your convenience - several of the Open House documents are included below. Consider it a virtual Open House for those that were unable to attend th ein person Open House event on August 4th. You may download the documents from this newsletter and then send them in with your student. You may also come to the school to complete the documents and get assistance with new student registration and/or annual verification.

Pine Ridge Virtual Open House!

School Uniforms

Pine Ridge is a mandatory uniform school

Monday - Friday

Male & Female


Red, Black, White, or Navy Blue polo shirts/Plain T-shirts


Khaki, Navy, or Black Uniform Pants

Solid Blue/Black Jeans with belt

(no rips/holes/designs)

Jumpers/Skirts - Khaki, Navy

No Open-Toed shoes/flip flops/slides/etc.

Spirit days are announced in advance and all students can participate

Students must follow the fingertip rule for skirts, shorts, etc.

(Fingertip rule: stand with arms straight down on the side, clothing should

fall past the middle finger)

Infinite Campus Parent Portal

If you are new to Dekalb's Parent Portal: please email

for your Activation Key.

  • Include student name, Date of Birth, and grade level in the Subject Line of your email
  • Attach a copy of Parent / Legal Guardian official photo ID to the email request
  • You must provide a personal email when registering for Parent Portal.
  • The Student Information page with the Activation Key will be returned to you via email

Once you have the Activation key...

  • Android and IOS Users: Go to the App Store / Lookup Campus Portal / Download App / Enter District Name: Dekalb / Enter State Name: Georgia / Click Search District / Setup User Name & Password.