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Dekalb County School District Closed Effective March 16, 2020. Please use the link below for up-to-date information. 
Lunch and Snack sites are expanding. Please see the updated Student Closure Meal Sites 
Outbreaks involving novel coronaviruses evolve quickly and recommendations from public health officials may change frequently as new information becomes available. Please check the following websites often for updated information.


Students: Access your Virtual Learning Assignments using Launchpad. Sign in with your s number and your student password. 
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Students and parents--take a look at The Daily Dragon each morning to get all the news you need during our digital learning days. Students can check VERGE for the password. Be sure to read it every week day during Virtual Learning!
Contacting Your School Counselors
Do you need to talk to a school counselor? Use these links to get in contact. Click here for more information. Counselors will reply to you using school email at
R. Henning - 6th Grade Counselor
K. Johnson - 7th Grade Counselor
S. Woodson - 8th Grade Counselor
Exceptional Education Survey
Parents of students with special needs are asked to take this Georgia Department of Education Survey. More information about the survey can be found here

Need help with the Virtual Learning Tools?  Call the Dekalb County School District Help Desk at 678-676-1188. 
Accessing DCSD Student Email
There are two ways for students to access their DCSD school email accounts. 
  1. Go directly to
  2. Go to Launchpad (also known as Clever), then click on Office365, then choose Outlook from the waffle symbol
Students may email Ms. Kochel, Teacher Librarian, with questions at any time.
Resources for Online Learning

Many educational websites are now FREE during school closures. These lists of resources may help you find activities to enhance your digital learning. 

Resource Directory for Online Instruction

GLMA Online Resources

Amazing Educational Resources 

Live Online Children's Literature Events 


Student Reading Log Student Reading Log
Students can keep track of the books they read using our Student Reading Log. Be sure to answer a question about your book as a constructed response. See the March Reading Challenge webpage for exaples. If you have trouble logging on with your student number and mydestiny for a password, email Ms. Kochel at
ELA Milestones Presentation
 This is the ELA Milestones presentation that was presented at the parent workshop on February 6, 2020. 
Title I Stakeholder Input Survey
Please click here to take the Title I Stakeholder Input Survey.

Sora Audiobooks and eBooks

New to Dekalb County Schools--read ebooks and listen to audiobooks with the free Sora by Overdrive app! Download the free app for iPhone or android, or go to Clever and click on the Sora icon. Choose Dekalb County Schools and log on with your s number and password. The setup code is "dekalbga". You can also add Dekalb County Public Library to Sora and read thousands of free ebooks and audiobooks.
The mission of Druid Hills Middle School is to develop engaged critical thinkers, with an intercultural view of the world, who are responsible, understanding, compassionate and free of stereotypes. By strengthening their foundation of reading, writing and problem solving, students will become self-motivated lifelong learners.

DHMS is proud to announce that our school climate rating for 2018 is five out of five stars!

School climate refers to the quality and character of school life and the culture of a school. A sustainable, positive school climate fosters youth development and student learning, which are essential elements for academic success, career-skill improvement and overall quality of life. The School Climate Star Rating helps determine whether a school is on the right path to school improvement. Each school in Georgia received a 1-5 star ratings, with five stars representing an excellent school climate, and one star representing a school climate most in need of improvement. School Climate Star Ratings are an informational tool for schools, administrators, and parents.

Druid Hills Middle School

3100 Mt. Olive Dr.
Decatur, GA  30033
Mrs. Jacqueline Taylor, Principal 


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