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Day 2 : March 17 2020

Meal Service Locations

Dekalb County Virtual Town Hall March 19


Dear Fernbank Families,

I hope you are all well and have had a good Day 2 of our New Normal! I wanted to pass along two updates for you and our school community at large:


1.  Avondale ES added as a Meal Service Distribution location - The County added 7 more meal service locations including Avondale ES to begin Thursday, March 19. 10 am - Noon each weekday.  DCSD meal service will be available for students in 21 locations and in conjunction with DeKalb Government afternoon snack sites from 3:30 - 4:30 pm, food will be available in a total of 30 sites.  Sites are listed in the attached file. 

Also new:  DCSD will use buses to deliver ‘grab and go’ bags directly to students in the community beginning March 23, 2020!  We should receive more details on this soon.


2.  DeKalb County Virtual Town Hall, Thursday, March 19, 6:30 - 8:30 pm - similar to the town hall held last week, you can hear the latest from DeKalb leaders, including our Interim Superintendent Ramona Tyson.  The virtual town hall meeting will be Thursday, March 19, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and can be accessed via:

Questions are being accepted now and during the town hall via:

Questions also will be accepted during the town hall at 404-371-2400.

Who:              DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond

                        Dr. S. Elizabeth Ford, District Health Director

                        Ramona Tyson, Interim Superintendent of DeKalb County School District

                        DeKalb County Board of Commissioners

                        Federal representatives



DCSD School Closure Meal Sites March 1

The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) will expand the number of meal sites per region effective Thursday, March 19, 2020. This will allow more students to receive meals within each Region. The additional 7 sites are:

1. John Robert Lewis ES - Region I

2. Avondale ES - Region II

3. Stephenson MS - Region III

4. Freedom MS - Region IV

5. Miller Grove MS - Region V

6. Peachcrest ES - Region VI

7. Cedar Grove ES - Region VII

With the addition of these 7 sites, DCSD meal service will be available for students in 21 locations and in conjunction with DeKalb Government afternoon snack sites, food will be available in a total of 30 sites. Sites are listed below.

DCSD will also use buses to deliver ‘grab and go’ bags directly to students in the community beginning March 23, 2020.


The Atlanta Food Bank will partner with the District during the week of March 23rd and provide food distribution at the following existing meal sites: Sequoyah MS, Jolly ES, Idlewood ES, Chapel Hill MS, and the DeKalb Early Learning Center.


Additional Meal Sites

Region I Cross Keys HS and Sequoyah MS

Region II Idlewood ES and Tucker MS

Region III Lithonia HS and Marbut ES

Region IV Clarkston HS and Jolly ES

Region V Chapel Hill MS and Narvie J. Harris ES

Region VI Bethune MS and Canby Lane ES

Region VII McNair MS and Early Learning Center Robert R. Freeman Administrative Complex 1701 Mountain Industrial Blvd. | Stone Mountain, GA 30083 678.676.1200 | www.dekalbschoolsga.org

Recreation Centers


Gresham Recreation

3113 Gresham Road

Atlanta, GA 30316


Exchange Intergenerational

2771 Columbia Drive

Decatur, GA 30034


Redan Recreation

1839 Phillips Rd.

Lithonia, GA 30058


Tobie Grant

644 Parkdale Drive

Scottdale, GA 30079


N.H. Scott

2230 Tilson Road

Decatur, GA 30032


Lucious Sanders

2484 Bruce Street

Lithonia, GA 30058


Mason Mill

1340- B McConnell Drive

Decatur, GA 30033


Hamilton

3263 Chapel Street

Scottdale, GA 30079


Midway Recreation Center

3181 Midway Rd

Decatur, GA 30032


Please take care, stay healthy, and enjoy this time out of time!


I send you all my love & care as well as my gratitude for your continued partnership in education,


Joan Ray, Principal, Fernbank ES


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