Dekalb County Schools has announced the plan to close the 2019-2020 school year early. According to the district’s Twitter account, the school year will end 4 days early on May 15th for grades PreK-11 instead of May 21st, the school year for Seniors will end on May 8th.
The newly published End of Year Guide for Students and Families for 2019-2020 provides detailed information regarding final grade calculations, promotion/retention, summer extended learning opportunities, school year learning recovery opportunities, end of year activities, and a FAQ guide.
While the last day for seniors will be May 8, 2020, for all other students in grades PreK-11, their last day will be May 15, 2020. This is four days earlier than the calendar date of May 21, 2020. The district will use the week of May 11-15 for academic support for seniors and teachers with the deadline to post grades being Friday, May 15th. Graduation ceremonies will be moved from the week of May 18-23rd to the week of June 22-27th.
Dekalb County has not made a decision on the type of graduation to be held but is considering virtual graduation or a hybrid version with face to face with seniors and staff only. If the latter is chosen then the event will stream and broadcast on Comcast channel PDSTV24 for families and friends.
Post-planning for teachers will be the week of May 18-22 instead of originally planned May 22nd. The deadline for teachers to post PreK-11 grades will be Wednesday, May 20th.