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School close for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year

School closed for the remaining academic year 2019-2020 Greetings Idlewood Families,

I am trusting that you and your families are safe and healthy.  As we continue to combat the COVID-19 health crisis, it is necessary to make tough decisions that are in the best interest of our students and staff.  One of those tough decisions was announced during Governor Kemp's 4:00 pm news conference.  The Governor presented a new executive order that includes the closure of Georgia K-12 schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.  

This is a major shift from all previous announcements.  However, the nature of our current public health crisis requires that we take extreme measures.  The health, safety, and well-being of our students and staff continues to be a top priority.

This executive order will have major implications on our school district.  In the coming weeks, I will share more information with you as to the specific impact on the DeKalb County School District.  I commit to you that we will continue working for our students and staff and will do right by them.  We will have our traditional spring break next week.  There will be no digital learning or meal service during spring break.  On Friday, April 3, 2020, students will receive five (5) days of meals in addition to their Friday meal. This will ensure that our students have food during the week of April 6-10, 2020.  Our teachers have planned for instruction this week and will be ready to resume with digital learning on April 13, 2020.  Again, more information will be provided in the very near future.

Thank you for your continued support of the DeKalb County School District!  

  • DCSD Guidance on COVID-19 website: https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/news/cdc-guidance-on-coronavirus/
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
  • Georgia Department of Public Health website: https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus
  • Quick Links 

    Hello Idlewood Parents and Families,

    As we navigate through the school closure, please use following links for the update information, as it relates to Idlewood and DeKalb School District  School Closure.


    The State of Georgia has a new COVID-19 hotline

    Georgia Department of Public Health: “If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please contact your primary care doctor, an urgent care clinic, or your local federally qualified healthcare center. Please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or health care facility.”

    Hotline: (844) 442-2681

    1. Governor Kemp's Excutive Order regarding School Closure 


    Update 3/30/2020 

       Update 3/20/2020 

    3. DeKalb County School District

    4. Social Worker/Dekalb County and Community Resources-Idlewood website

    5. How to Access Launchpad/VERGE

    6. Expanded Meal Sites while school is closed

    Update 3/18/2020 

    School Bus Delievery of Lunches Update 3/18/2020

    7. Suspension of State Testing and Accountability Requirements

    8. Instruction and Related Services for Students with IEPs and 504 Plans - updated 

    9. DCSD Review and Enrichment Resources(If you would like additional activities beyond the Digital Learning)

    10. Password Reset for students 

    11. Sora (e- books for Students)


    12. Georgia Public Library-eRead Kids(e-books for students)


    If you have questions/need assistance, please email Ms. Bishop 

    Community Resources
    DCSD Social Worker and Community Resources 
    The following is list of  DeKalb County School District and Community resources for Idlewood Parents and Familes during School Closure.
    The Greater Piney Grove CDC Emergency Food Pantry. Click here for more information
    Dekalb County Resource List. Click here for more information
    Metro Altanta Drop in Centers for Families. Click here for more information 
    Government Assistance Programs. Click here for more information 
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    Need help with the Virtual Learning Tools?  Call the Dekalb County School District Help Desk at 678-676-1188. 
    Principal's Elder Contact Information
    If you have concerns or questions, please feel free to contact Principal Robin Elder at robin_elder@dekalbschoolsga.org  
    Important Contact Information
    1484 Idlewood Road
    Phone: 678-874-3202
    Fax: 678-874-3210
    Georgia Parent Survey
    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    Idlewood Elementary School would like for your participation in the Georgia Parent Survey. The survey provides the School District, Idlewood and the Georgia Department of Education important information about how parents view its performance in providing safe, secure and welcoming environment for learning. Please take five minutes and complete the survey.

    Georgia Parent Survey:
    Pre-K Lottery
    Great news! 
    Registration Hours:February 14-March 12, 2020
    Monday-Friday 8:30-1:30 
    The 2020-2021 Pre-Kindergarten lottery will be online.  The application process will take place during February14-March12, 2020, to ensure all interested families have ample time to apply through the online process.  Please check the District's website frequently for updates.  In the meantime, please learn more about the registration process through the following link: 
    Enroll in Kroger's Community Rewards Program
    Parents if  you are interested in helping Idlewood earn money through Kroger Community Rewards all you have to do is link your Kroger Plus Card to Idlewood! Once you link your card to the school on Kroger.com all you have to do is shop and scan your plus card. Idlewood will receive a percentage of your eligible purchases on in store items and gasoline! Find the directions to enroll in the program here 
    Georgia Milestone Title I Parent Meeting
    Come learn more about…
  • The Georgia Milestone assessment that all students in grades 3-5 must take. 
  • The requirements for promotion and retention.  
  •  The standards and curriculum for students in grades 3-5. 
  • Strategies for assisting your students in all core content areas. 
  • Click here to Read More 

    Engage with Elder

    Principal Ms. Robin Elder, invite parents, community members and stakeholders to engage in conversation that promotes a stronger connection Idlewood Elementary School and the community. By building a stronger connection between Idlewood Elementary School and  our parents, community members and stakehold we are able to build a strong foundation that focus on student achievement and success. 


    Free Groceries
    Idlewood students can take home free groceries if their family needs fresh produce every Friday at 2:00 pm.
    Please contact Ms. Ebony Howard, Parent Liaison/Community Outreach call 678-874-3202 or by email
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