News From the Nest

Evansdale Elementary Newsletter - September 27th Edition

UPDATE: Hurricane Irma Make-Up Days

DeKalb County School District (DCSD) will adjust its make-up schedule for four days of lost instructional time due to Hurricane Irma, following both continuing collaboration between the Board of Education and Superintendent/CEO R. Stephen Green, and focused outreach to stakeholder groups.

DCSD will take the following steps to recover two of the lost instructional days:
• The school day will be extended by 20 minutes from Monday, Oct. 2 to Tuesday, Oct. 31
• Election Day (Tuesday, Nov. 7) will become an instructional day.

The district is now considering the most effective method to recover one or both of the remaining instructional days. To accomplish this, DCSD will seek input directly from its principals, parent groups and community stakeholder groups through Friday, Oct. 13.

That input will be strongly considered by Dr. Green in his final decision, to be announced on Monday, Oct. 16. Per Board policy, Dr. Green is empowered to make “scheduling changes to the school day because of inclement weather or other emergency conditions.”

“Throughout this process, I have been continually working with our Board to distill our various options into the best solution for our students and families. We considered various input and thoughts from across the board. The identification of two make-up opportunities thus far is a good starting point,” said Green. “The final decision will be filtered through a collaborative process driven by one shared desire for both the Board and myself: to protect and recover instructional time, especially for those students most at risk.”

DCSD will embark on an aggressive communications campaign to keep students, parents and the community informed about how this temporary schedule change will impact student transportation, after school programs, and athletics. Those updates will be available via its website at and through its mobile app and accounts on Facebook and Twitter.

A note from Mr. Clayton...


If you have a child that is currently enrolled in the Gifted program at Evansdale, please be on the lookout for the continuation policy form and a copy of the eligibility report. These will come home in the courier next Wednesday, October 4th before we head out for fall break.

Please read over the continuation policy form with your child, sign, and return the form back to school with your child. The eligibility report can be kept for your records. A copy is maintained in their file at school and they are also maintained in the DeKalb County database. Contact me if you have any questions at 678-874-2712.


Robert Clayton

Assistant Principal

Evansdale Elementary

Eagle Trek Update


There has been an exciting prize added to our Eagle Trek competition. Our 2 neighborhood pools - Nottaway and Northumberland have each donated an annual swim club membership to our top donation earners. The top student earner will have their choice of membership for the 2018 summer season! The #2 student earner will receive a membership to the other pool for the 2018 season. Thank you to our wonderful local sponsors. Don't forget Friday is prize day. Any donations received online or presented on Friday mornings at our Eagle Trek table receive a prize! Let's paint the town blue with our ribbons. Every dollar counts!

Congratulations to the New Members of Robotics Team II

Congratulations to the following students for making Robotics Team II.

Jaelana Berry

Samuel Hershner

Austin Allen

Grayson Lauterbach

They will meet beginning this Thursday in Mr. Vo's room from 2:45-4:30 p.m. The Coaches for this team is Ms. Lane, Ms. Reaves, and Parent Rowana Allen

Last Chance To Nominate an Educator for Atlanta Families Awards! see below ....

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Spend Your Fall Friday, Family & Friends Night Watching Football!

Join the Viking Nation tomorrow night at Adams Stadium to watch Lakeside Vikings vs. Central Gwinnett, 7:30 p.m. Avoid the lines by purchasing your tickets online at the GoFan DeKalb County site .
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Save the Date

10/03 Bus to School Day

10/04 International Walk to School Day

10/05-10/06 - Fall Break ... No School

10/09 Columbus Day ... No School

10/12 Eagle Trek

10/13 PTA Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

10/16 Eagle Trek Rain Date

10/19 AR Prize Day

10/19 Title 1 Literacy Night

10/23 Peace Week

10/25 Parent-Teacher Conferences

10/27 Fantastic Friday