Opening 2020 Information
We will share all of our communications regarding opening schools as well as information we receive from federal, state, and local officials on this page. We will continue to update this page as we receive new information.
As a school system, all of our decisions are focused on doing what is best for our students. As we navigate through this unprecedented situation and make plans for how we will welcome staff and students back in August, it is critical that we find a balance between mitigating the spread of the virus within our school community and the potential harm that school closures have on the mental and physical wellbeing of our students.
When plans are finalized, district-wide communication will be sent to all stakeholder groups. When a decision is reached, we must be ready to adjust quickly and implement alternative plans depending on orders that our state and local governments issue.
CSD's Virtual Teaching and Learning Resources and Tools
Tools and Strategies to Support CSD's Virtual Teaching and Learning:
For Enrichment Resources:
Virtual Town Hall Meetings
September 18, 2020
September 11, 2020 District Dispatch
August 28, 2020 District Dispatch
August 13, 2020
August 7, 2020
July 29, 2020
July 17, 2020
July 15, 2020
June 23, 2020
CSD Nutrition's Virtual Meal Plan
We are excited to announce that CSD's nutrition department will be offering breakfast and lunch to all our students! Meals can be picked up at the Decatur High School cafeteria or delivered to your bus stop.
Pre-orders for the next week will open the Monday beforehand at 8 am and will be accepted until 3 PM on Wednesday. To find the order form for next week's meals or for more information about our Virtual Meal Plans, please visit www.csdecatur.net/nutrition.
CSD's nutrition department has partnered with our transportation department to make receiving your CSD meals even easier! If you choose to have your meals delivered to a local bus stop, we suggest signing up for "Predictable Ryde" through the CSD Transportation Department. The app is free, its purpose is to provide notifications as the school bus approaches your stop for meal delivery. Meals will be delivered between 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM. While you are not required to sign up for a Predictable Ryde account to participate in the meal delivery program, signing up allows you to view your bus stop and plan for leaving your home in relation to virtual learning. For more information, visit www.csdecatur.net/bustracker.
CSD's Flybrary Program: Library Book Delivery and Pick up Program
Flybrary Library Book Bus Delivery Basic Procedures:
Did you know that beginning on September 1, 2020, CSD students will be able to reserve books from their media center and those books can be delivered to their bus stops on Tuesdays(Elementary) or Thursdays (Middle and High) or picked up at their schools on Wednesdays? Check your latest school enewsletter for more information or visit your school's media center website.
Students may reserve books using the hold feature on their home school Destiny Discover website.
Check-out period will be 3 weeks.
Students may check out 4 books at a time.
Books will be available for pick up at a designated day/time/bus stop.
Books may be returned to the school on a cart placed outside.
Elementary delivery day is Tuesday.
Middle and high school delivery day is Thursday.
Families can check their child’s Destiny account to see when the reserved book(s) has been checked out to determine delivery. EXAMPLE: So, Johnny placed 2 books on hold on Saturday. His family chose bus delivery. Johnny can go into his Destiny account and see that those books are checked out to him. He will know to meet the bus on Tuesday.
Your school will provide more details regarding the pick-up and delivery schedule.
CSD's transportation department will deliver the books to a bus stop near you. Please go to https://www.csdecatur.net/bustracker to learn how to register for the tracking app for your book delivery. You do not need to register again for Predictable Ryde if you registered to receive your school nutrition meals.
Sign Up for Predictable Ryde
Predictable Ryde is CSD's new bus tracker. Once we go back to school you will be able to track your child's bus through this app.
During virtual learning, we will use this app to track when the bus will arrive with your meal deliveries, or with your mobile book delivery which is in the final planning stage. More information about the CSD Fly-brary, or mobile book delivery, will be found on your school's media center page once the details have been worked out.
For meal deliveries, you will order your meals the week before as indicated above and on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Friday's your meals will be delivered to your bus stop by a CSD bus driver during the window of 10 am -12:30 am. In order to find the exact time your meal will be delivered, please find out more about how to sign up, download and set up your app and much more on this page: www.csdecatur.net/bustracker.
Dr. Maggie Fehrman, Assistant Superintendent
Dr. Lillie Huddleston, Executive Director of Equity and Student Support
Eston Melton, Executive Director of Information Services
Dr. Kristy Beam, Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Sergio Perez, Executive Director of Facilities and Operations
Shonda Moore, District Lead Nurse
DOE: https://www.georgiainsights.com/recovery.html (COVID-19 and Schools)
COVID-19 Risk Assessment Planning Tool:
Does your child need a Chromebook or a hotspot?
To request a Chromebook and/or hotspot, please submit a ticket here https://virtual.csdecatur.net/tech-help, without going through your child's teacher.