Pirate Parent Newsletter

November 16, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving

All DeKalb County Schools will be closed from Monday, November 21- Friday, November 25. School will reopen on Monday, November 28.

Pirate Parent Workshop November 30

Our Pirate Parent Workshop for November 16 will be rescheduled for November 30 and will focus on how to help build your student's schedule for next year. We will discuss our curriculum options, graduation requirements, Advanced Placement options, dual enrollment, and other information that will assist parents in understanding what their student needs to graduate and what course offering we have at Stone Mountain High School. The workshop will begin at 6:00 PM in the auditorium. To show our appreciation for attending, we will give away a few gift cards. We hope to see you there!
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Vision Screening Permission Forms

We are trying to schedule vision screening at our school but we need at least 100 signed permission forms. If you would like the opportunity to receive a free vision screening for your student and possibly free glasses, please complete the attached form.

Accessing MAP Assessment Data

Did you know that you can access MAP Assessment Data from the Infinite Campus mobile App? Simply download the Campus Parent app from the Google Play or Apple Store to get started.

Accessing MAP Assessment Data

1. Click on the Infinite Campus Parent Portal App on your mobile device.

2. Click on the Drop down Menu.

3. Click on the More tab.

4. Click on SLDS Portal in the Quick Links section.

5. Click on the Performance icon. The student assessment data will appear under the Local Assessments section.

If you have multiple students, click on the dropdown menu to select a different student.

6. The MAP assessment data will be located under the Local Assessments section.

Canvas Pairing Codes

Teachers should have sent pairing codes for Canvas on Wednesday October 4. There are a few ways you can create an account as a parent. Please see below.

SMHS Parent Center

We need your suggestions for what we need to place in our Parent Center. Currently, it is open from 9-11 am with an appointment by calling 678-676-6303. Please watch the video to see what it currently looks like, and provide your suggestions by emailing Principal Costa at michael_costa@dekalbschoolsga.org.

Need a Chromebook or Wi-Fi Hotspot? Updates

Please click here to register your student for a Chromebook or Hotspot.

To Be Great, Be Here By 8

Parents, please assist us by bringing your students to school on time. We have dozens of students who are late to 1st period specifically. All students should be in their seats in 1st period by 8:10 am. Please have students at school by 8:00 am so they can arrive on time. All students reporting after 8:30 must be signed in by a parent. We hope this increases our daily attendance and curtails our tardies. Thank you parents for your efforts in getting our students here and on time!

Infinite Campus Parent Portal

Please click here to see step by step directions on how to access Parent Portal. If you need additional assistance, please email our registrar at britanny_freeman@dekalbschoolsga.org.

Backpack/Bookbag rule- Thank You!

We have begun collecting bookbags that are not clear. Bookbags will only be returned to parents. If your student is having difficulty finding a clear bookbag, please have them see the principal.


Continue to join our PTSA. It is $10 and we are close to having enough members to have an election. Our goal is to elect officers during our Title I Stakeholder meeting. We have PTSA application at school for your convenience.