Druid Hills High School

Red Devil Reflections - August 30

No School Monday! Enjoy the long weekend!!

Congratulations Mr. Ellis

Congratulations to Gregory Ellis, who has been promoted to the Food Service Assistant Manager position at Barack H. Obama Elementary!

Save the Dates

  • Pep Rally: Friday, September 8 (4th period)
  • 9th-11th Grade Picture Day: Thursday, September 7

Thank You - From Ms. Cunningham

Thank you for your vigilance and efforts over the past two weeks. While we have had an overall smooth start to the school year, I know the recent potential threats to school safety has been tough on us all. While I am crossing my fingers that these incidents are now behind us, I want to remind everyone to stay cognizant of the fact that our first responsibility is to ensure for the safety of our students.

Food Friday - Action Required Today if Participating Tomorrow

A DH tradition is Food Friday - we're fortunate to have a bunch of restaurants in our area, and this is a delicious way of supporting our community. The Friday after payday, we select a restaurant to place a mass order. The food can be picked up during your lunch in the Main Office.

Friday's restaurant is Fortune Cookie.

Please place your order using this Google Doc by Thursday at 4pm. You'll then pay Ms. Huffman by 9am Friday.

ESOL Endorsement

The EL Studies Program announces the open enrollment for the ESOL Endorsement Program. Registration for the 2017-2018 school year will close on Friday, September 1, 2017. Participants will be notified via e-mail of acceptance to the ESOL endorsement program Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Space is limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.

To complete registration procedures, refer to attached information and access link below:


If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Evelyn Hall, EL Coordinator at ext. 6-6602 or via email at Evelyn_G_Hall@dekalbschoolsga.org.

Eid - from Ms. Salivia

This coming Friday, September 1st, will mark the beginning of "Eid," a religious celebration period for all our Muslim students and their families. Most Muslim students will be absent for the entire day but should return to school the following week with an excused absence note. Their absences will be excused, so please allow students to make up work. Thank you for all you do for our ELLs.

ISS Daily Student Listing

A request from yesterday’s CLG was to provide a listing of the next day’s students assigned to In School Suspension the afternoon before. Ms. Ford has agreed to begin sending the list immediately. Please email her if you did not receive her email from yesterday.

Please note that the list may not be exhaustive – if that is the case, Ms. Ford will send a revised listing in the morning.

It is extremely important that you review the listing DAILY to determine if any of your students will be serving ISS. Do not assume your classes do not have students eligible for suspensions – ISS is earned for a variety of reasons. If you have a student in ISS, please send work to the ISS room (or email Ms. Portia Houze) as quickly as possible.

Note: We reverted from the above method two years ago because teachers were not sending work to the ISS room. As a result, I began sending more tailored messages the day of suspension. I am happy to have one less email to create; however, the responsibility falls back to you to ensure our students have access to work missed during suspension in a timely fashion.

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