CSD Frequently Asked Questions...


Logistical Questions

Communications Questions

  • How can I sign up for school and district eblasts or enewsletters?

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    Parents are already signed up to receive eblasts and enewsletters from their child’s school as well as the district.

    If you would like to receive newsletters from other schools or if you are a community member who would like to receive our newsletters, visit the District page at https://www.csdecatur.net and click “COMMUNITY” on the blue bar at the top of the page. There you will see “Blackboard Messaging Community Member Sign-up”. You can enter your information there and chose which newsletters you would like to receive. To begin receiving news, click the verification link in the email sent to your email. If you do not receive this email in the next 10 minutes, please verify that it was not filtered or flagged as spam.

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Transportation and Aftercare Questions

Curriculum Questions

Governance Questions

  • What does it mean that CSD is a charter system?

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    The Georgia Charter Systems Act, signed in 2007, allows entire school systems to convert to charter status. A Charter System is not a group of charter schools; rather, the district has a charter, or contract, with the State of Georgia to increase student achievement. Simply put, Charter Systems have increased flexibility to operate beyond state mandates and make adjustments in staffing, teaching methods, and management in exchange for higher accountability. A traditional public school system is organized according to federal laws, state school laws, State Board of Education (SBOE) rules, and local board of education policies. A charter school system is organized according to federal laws, applicable state school laws and SBOE rules that cannot be waived, and the terms of the charter contract.

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  • Where can I find the CSD School Board Minutes or meeting dates?

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    You can find out more about the CSD School Board, find recordings of their meetings, learn more about each member, and find school board meeting agendas all by visiting this page. Past meeting minutes can be found by visiting the Board’s page on Simbli.

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  • What is an SLT?

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    CSD Charter System is governed by the Board of Education and the Superintendent of Schools. Each school has a governing council referred to as the School Leadership Team (SLT). The SLT is entrusted with the responsibility of providing input, making recommendations, and rendering decisions regarding various aspects of the instructional program of the school and the schoolís operational scheme.

    Parent or legal guardian members of the School Leadership Team will be elected by a majority of votes of parents and legal guardians of students who will be enrolled in the school at the onset of the member's term. Teacher members of the School Leadership Team will be elected by a majority vote of staff who works at the school at the time of the election. Students and community or business leaders who serve on School Leadership Teams will be appointed by the elected members of the team.

     

    SLTs will be composed of at least 5-7 members. One member must be the principal; two others must be staff, and the remaining two community members (parents). A member of Central Office Staff who serves in a non voting member, advisory capacity will be the liaison between the school and the system.

    Each SLT is unique. However, each School Leadership Team has bylaws that address the School Leadership Team's internal governance procedure, general operations, as well as elections, and conflicts of interests. SLT meets at least 4 times throughout the school year.  For more information about SLTs, please visit this page and the School Governance Administrative Regulation.

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  • Where can I find my school’s SLT minutes?

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    Meeting dates will be regularly announced for each school in their newsletters and on the school’s calendar. In addition, you can find a calendar as well as past meeting minutes by visiting Simbli

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New CSD messaging system questions

  • How does this new communications system differ from the past system?

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    This system will allow CSD a more streamlined approach to communicating to and facilitating communication between our parents, teachers, and staff. On the backend, this system allows a faster way for CSD to communicate with our community and allows for text messaging as well as many more capabilities that will be implemented over time.

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  • When will the new communications system be in effect?

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    Schools and the district will begin heavy use of the system during the 2019-2020 school year. A mobile app for CSD will be rolled out over the next year.

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  • What do I need to do as a parent?

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    CSD just needs you to make sure you keep your information updated and to make sure you do not opt out of any messages. If you opt out of a text message from the district for instance you will also be opting out of text messages from your school as well as all CSD text messages going forward. These text messages will originate from the number 606-80. Please be aware, that if you do text STOP back to this number, you will no longer receive any future text messages from the district or your child’s school, even in an emergency situation. 

    On Infinite Campus you can:

    • Update your phone numbers
    • Update your email address
    • Update your contact preferences

    Please note: any address changes must be made at your child's school or the Wilson School Support Center, 125 Electric Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030. . Click here for detailed information on how to update your information once you’ve logged into Infinite Campus.

    If you are having any Infinite Campus Log in issues, please contact your school’s administrative assistant.

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  • How do I get an Infinite Campus Parent Portal account?

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    Users are issued an activation key to create an account. To get an activation key, take a photo ID to your school’s registrar or front office administrative assistant; they will provide additional information. If you have children in multiple schools, you only need to present an ID at one of those schools.

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Don't See Your Question Here?

  • Have another question?

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    If you have a question you don’t see answered here, the best place to start is usually your child’s teacher. If you haven’t heard back from them in 48 hours, please feel free to contact an assistant principal or the principal. If you have a question that is related to a specific topic, please see below for a list of whom you can contact.

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