News from the Nest

Evansdale Weekly Newsletter - Back to School Edition

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Let's Give a Warm "Welcome to the Nest" to Evansdale's New Teachers....

Mrs. Lira - Kindergarten

Mrs. Gross - 2nd Grade

Ms. Smith - 3rd Grade

Ms. Reaves - 3rd Grade

Mr. Vo - 4th Grade, French Immersion

Ms. Pace - 5th Grade

Ms. Saltzman - 5th Grade

Mr. Garn - Music Teacher


Each of these teachers is ready to help our Eagles soar through the 2017-18 school year! We are so happy they have landed in the nest!

Need an Agenda or Transportation Information?

We will have a table set up in the front lobby on Monday morning where you can get bus, car rider, or after-care information. You may also purchase an agenda for your student at that time.

Healthy Bodies = Healthy Minds

Not only are students and parents excited to see each other at the beginning of a new school year, but so are germs. Here are a few FAQs to remember regarding illnesses and absences -


- When should I keep my student home from school? Per DeKalb County School District Policy, any student who has a fever and/or vomiting/diarrhea should not come to school and should be fever and/or symptom free for 24 hours without any medication(s) before returning to school. Students who are brought to school and exhibit any of these symptoms will be sent to the school clinic, where parent(s) will be called to come to the school and pick up the student(s).


- What if I can't pick up my child from school? If any parent foresees a situation where he/she may not be able to pick up a sick child if called, please make arrangements with a relative or friend who can do so if needed. Also, make sure the school has updated emergency contact information to make check outs easier for everyone.


- Do I need to write an excuse for absences? If your child is absent, please email his/her homeroom teacher and/or the front office stating why he/she is absent. If no email is sent, please send an excuse with your child upon his/her return to school with the homeroom teacher's name on the excuse.


- What is considered an excused absence? An absence can only be excused if it is due to a student's illness, family funeral, or religious holiday. Students are able to make up the work missed due to excused absences. All other absences are considered unexcused. If a student misses school due to an unexcused absence, he/she may not be able to make up work missed.


- How can I help prevent illnesses? Here a few suggestions from our clinic assistant, Mrs. Osagie - frequent hand washing, healthy meals, plenty of rest, keeping your hands to yourselves, and no sharing of clothing - especially hats.


Thank you in advance for doing everything you can to keep your student(s) healthy.

Thank You....Merci...


* to PTA Hospitality Committee for providing breakfast and lunch to the teachers and staff during pre-planning last week.


* to all of the families who helped beautify the school and grounds last Saturday morning. Everything looked amazing for Open House.


* to all the teachers, staff and volunteers (aka staff children) who helped clean, move, and organize things (lots of things) throughout the school during the summer.


* to all of the PTA volunteers who helped Open House run smoothly, selling spiritwear, memberships, agendas, and much more.

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Free Office 365 Pro Plus for DCSD Students

DeKalb County Schools provides the Microsoft Student Advantage Program to students and parents. This program provides free access to Office 365 Pro Plus for students enrolled in school districts that purchase enterprise-level licenses. DeKalb County Schools meets this requirement!


Any student who is currently enrolled in the DeKalb County School District is eligible and may download and install Office 365 Pro applications on up to 5 devices (PC, MAC, and/or mobile device). Any student who is currently enrolled in the DeKalb County School District is eligible to download and install Office 365 Pro applications on up to 5 devices (PC, MAC, and/or mobile device). DeKalb County School District has created accounts for all students currently enrolled. For more information or to enroll, visit the DeKalb County Schools Website www.dekalbschoolsga.org

A Few Final Reminders ...

* Please make sure your students have everything (backpacks, lunch boxes, agendas, instruments, etc.). they need for the day with them in the morning. This will greatly minimize class disruptions and encourage responsibility on the part of the students.


* All backpacks, lunch boxes, agendas, instruments, jackets, etc. should be clearly labeled with the student's name and grade. Items found that are not identified rarely find their way back to their owners.


* All student checkouts must be done before 2 p.m.


* All transportation changes need to be sent via hand-written note to homeroom teachers on the morning of the change or email to the homeroom teachers by no later than 11 a.m. Transportation changes will not be taken in the front office.

August Dates to Remember

08/07 First Day of School, 7:45 a.m.

08/07 Coffee & Kleenex for Parents, 7:45 a.m.

08/15 Curriculum Night, PreK-2nd Grade, 6:30 p.m.

08/17 Curriculum Night, 3rd-5th Grade, 6:30 p.m.

08/21 Solar Eclipse - School Release will be one hour later (3:15 p.m.)

08/28-09/01 PTA Book Fair - Details Coming Soon!

08/31 Family Fun Night, 5:30 p.m. - Details Coming Soon!