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GA Milestones EOG Testing Information
The GA Milestones EOC assessment for selected 8th grade students who are taking Carnegie credit classes in Coordinate Algebra and Honors Physical Science will take place beginning on May 9-10. Below is the schedule for the administration of the GA Milestones EOC in the DeKalb County School District. It is imperative that students attend school each day and arrive on time so they will not miss any sections of this important assessment.

Monday, May 9 - Coordinate Algebra Sections 1 & 2
Tuesday, May 10 - Honors Physical Science Sections 1 & 2

You can help by taking the following steps:
1. Limit evening activities prior to testing so that adequate time is provided for rest.
2. Discuss the importance of testing with your son/daughter.
3. Provide two #2 pencils daily.
4. Provide a nutritious breakfast.
5. Ensure your child is present and on time each morning. If possible, please avoid scheduling doctor/dentist appointments during the testing period.
6. If an issue arises that may impact your child’s performance, please contact a school counselor.
Public Meetings for Secondary School Facility Planning and Feasibility Study

DeKalb County School District is kicking off public meetings for the Secondary School Facility Planning and Feasibility Study. The first round of the community input meetings will be held Tuesday April 12th at Tucker HS at 6:30pm and Thursday April 14th at Southwest DeKalb HS at 6:30pm. For more information please visit the website at http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/secondaryschoolfacilitystudy  

Title I Parent Right to Know Letter
The attached document includes the parent's right to know that Columbia Middle School as a Title I school is meeting federal regulations under the ESEA/NCLB Act of 2001. The document informs parents of their rights to request information about your children's teachers' training and credentials./uploads/82F0D9F5-7BCD-4983-B95E-E3AE35376206/Parent Right to Know Letter - Signed.pdf 
Columbia MS Students Wear Uniforms for the 2015-2016 School Year
CMS students will wear uniforms for the 2015-2016 school year.  Uniform vendors will be present at Open House on Wednesday, August 5.  
  • Students can wear any of the following solid color polo shirts (orange, white, navy blue, or royal blue). 
  • Students can wear any of the following solid color pants, skirts, or shorts (navy, khaki, or black). 
  • Students may wear sneakers, casual, or dress shoes.  
  • No ripped pants, form fitting pants, tights, sweat pants, or jeans are allowed.
 
2015-2016 Retention Policy
Students who fail 2 or more classes in 2 consecutive semesters will be retained in their current grade level. 
Campus Portal for Parents and Students
On Monday, August 25th the DeKalb County School District launched the Campus Portal for parents and students. 
District App
Parents and students, be sure to download the District App 
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