DHS Weekly Update

Thursday, January 13, 2022


Happy Thursday!

I know that teaching and learning cannot happen unless our staff and students feel safe in their schools, so our team is working diligently to make sure DHS is safe for everyone.

Just a reminder that there is no school on Monday. The schedule for next week will be: Tuesday (even periods), Wednesday (odd periods), Thursday (even periods), and Friday (odd periods).

On January 17, 2022, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday will mark the 27th anniversary of the national day of service. This day was established to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King, and to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. The third Monday of January has been deemed a "Day On, Not a Day Off." Here are some local ideas for Monday's Day of Service - https://www.handsonatlanta.org/mlk.

Have a safe and relaxing long weekend.

Rochelle L. Lofstrand, Principal

Decatur High School

Today! Vaccination Opportunity

The Dekalb County Board of Health will be returning to CSD today to provide COVID-19 vaccines at the Wilson Center. No appointment is necessary.

This is free to everyone in the community 12 years and over only. Boosters are available for all.

Vaccines will be available from 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm.

  • You can get a booster shot 5 months after your 2nd dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine. 2 months after your single dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (mRNA COVID-19 vaccines) are preferred in most situations https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html
  • Please Note - Pfizer-BioNTech booster is the authorized vaccine/booster for students 12 - 17 years of age.
  • Any child between the age of 12-17 receiving the COVID-19 vaccine must have a parent/guardian.
  • Please bring your ID, insurance card, and vaccine card/info

Location -125 Electric Avenue (Board Room Entrance), Decatur, GA 30030.

This will be an indoor event. Masks are required

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Gift to the Annual Fund

Happy New Year everyone! Please help us start this year off strong by giving a gift to the Annual Fund - the PTSA's largest source of funding. The generosity of our community has always been integral to enriching the academic, cultural and social experiences of the students of Decatur High School.

With your support, we can continue to make DHS an even greater school for our faculty and students. Please consider making your contribution to the Annual Fund today. Click this link to donate: https://www.decaturhighptsa.org/donate

Thank you,

Wendy Orleman

Fundraising Chair

2022 Decatur High Band and Renfroe Middle Band All-State Acceptance

A big congratulations to the below Decatur and Renfroe Band students on their acceptance into the Georgia All-State Bands. Additionally, the Decatur Band had the fifth-highest representation of any school in the state. This speaks highly to the dedication and artistry of our young musicians. Bravo all!
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Today! Dual Enrollment Meeting


There will be a VIRTUAL Dual Enrollment Informational Meeting for the 2022-23 school year. Students currently participating in Dual Enrollment do not need to attend.

When ~ January 13, 2022

Time ~ 5:30pm

Please click on the link below and complete the Q&A Registration form before the meeting:

Form Link


Meeting Link

Join with Google Meet


Run With the Dogs 5K to Benefit Decatur Bulldog Boosters

Register TODAY for Run With the Dogs 2022!

The race is Saturday, January 29, 2022, with a new course in MAK and Oakhurst that starts and finishes at Renfroe Middle School. This year's 5K race will be chip timed for the first time and everyone who registers by January 15 is guaranteed to receive the coveted long-sleeved T-shirt with original artwork by Adam Pinsley.

Run with the Dogs is an annual fundraiser of the Decatur Bulldog Boosters and supports student athletes on 45 sports teams at Decatur High School and Renfroe Middle School.

For more information and to register for Run With the Dogs, click here!

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ACT Prep Course via Zoom

Below are the details of the ACT Prep course starting Jan / Feb / Apr, 2022 @ Live Virtual via Zoom

Call us at 404-351-4955 if you have further questions.

Location: LIVE Virtual Class via Zoom

Recording of the Live Zoom session is allowed

Class Option 1 : Jan 8, 15, 22, 29 Feb 5 | 2022 for ACT Test Feb 12th 2022

Class Option 2 : Feb 19, 26 Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 | 2022 for ACT Test April 2nd 2022

Class Option 3 : Apr 30 May 7, 14, 21, 28 June 4 | 2022 for ACT Test June 11th 2022

Schedule: Saturdays : 9 - 1 pm

Room: Live Virtual Class via Zoom

Register Online for our ACT Prep Class :


Don't forget to register for the ACT Test!

*Prep class fee is non-refundable after class starts, we do not issue partial refunds for classes you may miss. Any cancellation for refund of a prep class fee must occur 5 days before the start of that prep class, to allow for the seat to be offered to another student.
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SAT Prep Course

Below are the details of the 6 week SAT Prep courses starting Jan 29 & Apr 23, 2022.

Call us at 404-351-4955 if you have further questions.

Location: Decatur High School | 310 N McDonough St Decatur GA 30030

Class Option 1 : Jan 29 Feb 5, 12, 19, 26 Mar 5 | 2022 for SAT Test March 12th 2022 (6 sessions | 4 hrs each)

Class Option 2 : Apr 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21, 28 | 2022 for SAT Test June 4th 2022 (6 sessions | 4 hrs each)

Schedule: Saturdays : 9 - 1 pm on each day (6 sessions | 4 hrs each)

Room: Inside New Library @ Decatur High School

Register Online for SAT Prep Class:


Textbook you need to buy:

The Official SAT Study Guide (2020 Edition) | Official Study Guide for the New SAT by The Collegeboard

Don't forget to register for the SAT Test! - http://sat.collegeboard.org/home

*Prep class fee is non-refundable after class starts, we do not offer partial refunds for class sessions a student misses. Any cancellation for refund of a prep class fee must occur 5 days before the start of that prep class, to allow for the seat to be offered to another student.

Next PTSA Meeting

Join us at our next meeting on Tuesday, January 18th at 6:30pm. Check the school calendar for the meeting link.


Next SLT Meeting

Join us at our next meeting on Tuesday, February 8th at 4:30pm. Check the school calendar for the meeting link.

CSD Athletics News and Updates

For the most up-to-date news relating to athletics at Renfroe Middle School and Decatur High School, visit decaturbulldogsathletics.com. Are you wondering when tryouts will take place? Do you want to know who is coaching a particular sport? All information can be found here! Contact Rodney Thomas, Executive Director or Student Services/Activities & Athletic Director, and/or David Harbin, Assistant Activities & Athletic Director, with any questions.

Go Bulldogs!


Due to increasing COVID case numbers, CSD will limit attendance at home events for Winter sports to immediate family only. We appreciate the support from our Bulldog community; however, the safety of our students, coaches, and community members is our priority as we navigate the remainder of the season.

Tennis Tryouts Begin January 10

Boys and Girls Tennis Tryouts are scheduled for next week @ Glenlake tennis center. Monday & Wednesdays for boys & Tuesday & Thursday for girls from 4-6PM. Friday will be a rain-out day. Please register by completing a profile on Dragonfly and fill out the initial tennis interest form to register.

If you missed the initial interest meeting in December you may want to watch the recorded zoom session for general info linked HERE

Literary Team Interest Meeting; January 14

Students who are interested participating with the DHS Literary Team should join the Interest Meeting on January 14. See details below:

Interest Meeting + First Practice: January 14

Dates: January 14, 21, 28

Times: 5-6 PM

Where: Google Classroom virtual link

Class Code to Join: Literary Team Class Link to Join

Lacrosse Tryouts Begin January 18

Boys and Girls Lacrosse Tryouts will begin on January 18. See the detailed schedule below:

Tuesday, Jan. 18 - Girls: 5:45 ; Boys: 7:30

Wednesday, Jan. 19 - Girls: 4:00 ; Boys: 5:45

Thursday, Jan. 20 - Girls: 5:45 ; Boys: 7:30

Friday, Jan. 21 - Girls: 4:00 ; Boys: 5:45

Contact your coaches for more information:

Girls - Coach Mayer - jmayer@csdecatur.net

Boys - Coach Kasper - skasper@csdecatur.net

Interested in Golf? Sign up here!

All RMS and DHS students interested in playing golf this year should complete this interest form. We are gauging interest from students who might want to participate in golf at both RMS and DHS to determine how we structure the program this Spring. Please complete this form to help us gather information.

DHS/RMS Golf Interest Form

DHS/RMS Baseball Tryout Information

DHS Varsity, JV and 9th Grade Tryouts will run from 1/18-1-20 (depending on weather).

RMS tryouts will happen during the same week, exact dates and times to be announced soon!

Contact Coach Gilbert (rgilbert@csdecatur.net) with any questions.

DHS Tryouts:

Tuesday Jan. 18th - Thursday Jan. 20th.

Varsity/JV Tryouts - 4-6pm

Freshman Team Tryouts - 6-8pm

RMS Tryouts:

Saturday: Jan. 15th - 2-4pm

Contact Coach Setzer (ksetzer@csdecatur.net) with any questions.