DHS Weekly Update

Thursday, April 29, 2021


DHS Families,

A HUGE congratulations to our spring sports teams!

  • Baseball is in the State playoffs! Going to the 2nd round!
  • Boys LaCrosse is in the State playoffs! Going to the 2nd round!
  • Girls Lacrosse are playing today in the state playoffs - 1st round!
  • Boys and Girls Soccer finished their season by going to the 2nd round of the State playoffs!
  • Track finished their region meet with boys in 1st place and girls in 3rd place!
  • Girl Tennis went to the 1st round of State playoffs and boys went to the 2nd round!
  • Boys and Girls Golf went to the 1st round of State playoffs!
  • Literary and eSports are participating in State competitions this year!

We have an amazing group of students here at DHS!

Rochelle Lofstrand

Principal, Decatur High School

DHS Virtual Book Fair

Our virtual book fair is here! See information below with a purchase code to use with orders from Little Shop of Stories. Proceeds go to purchasing books for the Decatur High School Library Collection. Thank you for your support!

Make sure you include "DHS" in the comments section in order to credit for the sale. You may choose home delivery or contact-free pickup at Little Shop of Stories. All orders over $25 automatically qualify for free shipping. Orders will be processed as quickly as possible. If you choose in-store pick-up, Little Shop will notify you via email that your order is ready. At that time, you can swing by the shop and retrieve your order safely.

Click here to order

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Adjunct Certified Nursing Assistant Instructor

Georgia Piedmont Technical College is seeking an Adjunct Certified Nursing Assistant Instructor for Decatur High School/Decatur Career Academy. The position will start in August 2021. If you are interested, please contact Duane Sprull (dsprull@csdecatur.net).

Car Wash!

The Career Association Club is sponsoring a car wash Saturday, May 8th.

Where: DHS Upper Parking Lot

When: 10am - 1pm

Cars - $6

SUV/Trucks - $8

Come out and get your car washed!

Class of 2022 Senior Pictures

Congratulations Class of 2022! You are on your way to being a senior in less than 6 weeks and we have some information regarding your senior portraits. Please click on the link for a 90-second video from our school’s exclusive photographer, CADY. Be sure to watch the entire video and fill out the contact form, so you will receive information on how to schedule your senior portraits.cady.com/classof2022.

In order to be included in the Decatur High School yearbook you must have your picture taken by CADY by October 2021.

DBB Needs You

Decatur Bulldog Boosters has two open board positions for the 2021-2022 school year — treasurer and concessions. Please contact Stephanie Clark (stephaniemclark@att.net) to learn more if you're interested in being part of an amazing group of parent volunteers who support our student athletes. There also are tons of other ways to support DBB through fundraisers, spirit wear and special events, so consider getting involved for next year. And, follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see all the latest in Bulldog sports.

Renfroe, Junior Varsity & Varsity Volleyball Tryouts

We are excited to announced the dates for Renfroe, JV, and Varsity Volleyball Tryouts for the 2021 season.

Renfroe Middle School tryouts will be held on August 11th and 12th from 430pm - 630pm at DHS gym. More information on Renfroe tryouts is coming soon.

JV and Varsity tryouts will be held on May 20th and 21st from 4:30pm - 6pm and 6:30pm - 8pm at DHS gym. High School tryouts are open to Rising 9-12th graders. Any rising 8th graders interested in trying out for the JV team are also welcome.

Due to continuing COVID-19 protocols, tryouts will be split into two cohorts.

JV/Varsity Tryout Schedule


4:30p-6p - COHORT 1: Rising 11th and 12th graders will tryout

6:30p-8p - CHOORT 2: Rising 8th, 9th, and 10th graders will try out

At the end of each Cohort's tryout, we will make cuts. Players who are not cut will come back on May 21st for the second day of tryouts.


4:30pm - 6:30pm - JV and Varsity teams will be announced by 7:00pm.

More information regarding tryouts, what to bring, and how to prepare will be forthcoming, but until then, MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

If you have any questions, please email me directly at mdenard@gmail.com.


Coach Miriam

DEI End of Year Book Chat

gusto! Spirit Night - May 18, 2021, 5pm-8pm

Come out and support your school during Spirit Night at gusto! Decatur. Make sure you mention "DHS" when you make your purchase. Delicious food for a great cause!
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City Schools of Decatur Summer Program

CSD is delighted to share that we will offer an in-person summer program for students that qualify in grades K through 12. The program will run June 7-June 25 from 8:30 to 11:30am. Students will be invited to participate in the summer program based on eligibility criteria described below. Participation in the summer program is not required or mandated for any student. However, we highly encourage students who qualify to engage in this opportunity as it will set them up for success in the next grade level. For the summer program, which will be held at Talley Street Elementary and Decatur High School, availability of student transportation is limited.

Students who receive services from support programs such as Title 1, EIP, ESOL, and special education (via an IEP) will also be considered for the summer program per the criteria described below. Please note that the summer program is not the same as IEP service models, and do not use the same criteria as provided during the school year or Extended School Year (ESY). For a student with an IEP, the IEP team will determine ESY based on IDEA required considerations.

Invitations for participation in the summer program will be sent out by May 1. For students that qualify for the summer program but cannot attend in person, a virtual option will be provided. The Special Education Department will send out information regarding ESY directly to the parents of students who will be receiving those services at a future date.


The summer program will be held at Talley Street Upper Elementary.

K-5 students must qualify in 2 of these 3 areas to be eligible for the summer program:

1) Class Performance: The student is not meeting standards in Language Arts or Math as evidenced by 1s on the report card and/or classroom assessments.

2) Reading Level: Based on a standardized measure, the student scored below the 49th percentile or at least one level below grade level

3) Math Level: Based on a standardized measure, the student scored below the 49th percentile or at least one level below grade level


Students who have not yet met the standards in their Math or Language Arts class will be invited to attend. The students in 6th through 8th grade will meet at Decatur HIgh School.


In addition to the June session, Decatur High School will also offer a second session July 8-27, also 8:30-11:30am. Students who have not yet met the standards in a core class will be invited to attend. For credit recovery, students will engage in blended learning in a course delivered through Apex with live support from a teacher.

Don’t qualify for Summer School but need a summer learning boost to get ready for fall?

All K-12 students will have access to a virtual personalized learning pathway to boost their understanding of content and skills and get a jump start to preparing for the next grade level. These activities would be optional learning activities for students that connect to grade level standards. These activities will be made available in addition to the summer enrichment activities available on the CSD Enrichment Website.

For students with Individualized Educational Plans

Click HERE for more information about Extended school Year (ESY) for students with IEPs. ESY serves students in grades PreK-12+ as determined by each student’s IEP team. ESY will be provided both in a virtual and in-person model, June 7-25, 8:30-11:30am. ESY will take place at ECLC for PreK students, Talley Street Upper Elementary for elementary students, and Decatur High School for our middle and high school students.