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District Alerts & Information for (Thursday, February 26, 2015)
All-Day Closure

DEKALB COUNTY SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26

Superintendent Michael Thurmond announced that all schools in the DeKalb County School District will be closed on Thursday, February 26, due to a declaration by Governor Nathan Deal that a state of emergency for disaster preparedness exists in the northern part of Georgia because of anticipated inclement weather. There will be no after school or extracurricular school activities, except for state basketball playoff games which will be played according to schedule, if conditions allow. Twelve-month employees are to report to work at 11:00a.m., if weather conditions allow.



** All Buildings Affected **

Our Character Trait for the month of February is FAIRNESS. Fairness is exhibiting a disposition that is free of favoritism or bias.

  • On Monday, February 23, 2015, there will be a FLP Parent Meeting at the AIC at 1:00 p.m. or 5:00 p.m. Please add to your calendar.
  • We invite all parent to Freedom Middle School for Diversity Training, February 25, 2015 at 10:00am.  Brunch will be served, and there is no cost. All are welcome!  Please RSVP Mrs. Philandrea Guillory at (678) 874 - 8702, or email her at philandrea_guillory@fc.dekalb.k12.ga.us
  • Come out to Lakeside High School on Saturday, February 28th to support the Freedom Rams Track Teams. The field events will begin at 11:00am.​
  • We have 4 remaining Flexible Learning Program sessions this semester. Please attend on March 7, March 14, March 21, and March 28.
We thank you for your continued support and always remember that student success is our Priority and we do it with PRIDE!  
Information to Download...
Infinite Campus Workshop  Flexible Learning Program
 
   
Georgia Milestone Workshop  MALES Conference
 
 
Inclement Weather Update
In order to ensure that learning opportunities continue during inclement weather periods, the Division of Curriculum and Instruction compiled a list of instructional resources for students and parents. The attached document contains additional content/grade-level resources that parents and students can access electronically to support learning and mastery of the curriculum. In the event schools are closed or delayed, the District will share the information through the DeKalb App, Infinite Campus, K-12 alerts, Facebook, Twitter, and the DCSD website.
 
A Resource Guide...
 
Congratulations to...
Freedom Middle School is excited to share wonderful NEWS regarding our Security Team. Please congratulate Sherry King for being awarded the DCSD's Campus Supervisor of the Year and Cassandra Cook for being awarded the DCSD's Middle School Resource Officer of the Year. We applaud their dedication to providing safety and security to our campus each day. Mrs. King and Officer Cook have established themselves as positive role models for the students and staff at FMS.  
Stay Connected!
Please stay up to date with Freedom News by visiting our school's main webpage at http://www.freedomms.dekalb.k12.ga.us/
The DCSD website has links, videos, and documents that will guide parents and students through the process of accessing the Parent Campus Portal, and provides a variety of other pertinent information.
 
PTSA at FMS
We want all of our FMS stakeholders to join the PTSA this year (see officers). Please pay your $10 dues for membership (see form).  The FMS blog is updated to reflect our goals and meeting dates, please click on the link http://freedommiddlepta.blogspot.com/ for more information. 
Need STUDY HELP?
Click here to access instructional resources to help your child study and prepare for any upcoming assessments during the 2014-2015 school year! 
Curriculum Resources!
Information on the content and skills for each subject as reflected in DeKalb's curriculum in IDMS Resources at Georgia Standards: https://www.georgiastandards.org/Pages/default.aspx  
Campus Portal...
On August 25, 2014 the Campus Portal was launched for parents and students. Please go to the main DCSD webpage (www.dekalb.k12.ga.us) -- click Parents tab --Infinite Campus Portal. This site has links, videos, and documents that will guide parents and students through the process of accessing the portal. You may call (678) 676-1131 if you need assistance after visiting the district's main webpage. 
Download the DeKalb County Schools App!
It's a FREE app!!  Don't forget to download the DCSD's app for your mobile devices. The app provides access to district and local school news, calendars, notifications, lunches, social media, and much more! Remember, it's FREE!
 
Comcast Essentials Program
This program offers home Internet service for only $9.95 a month for families living within the Comcast service area. To qualify for this program, at least one child in the family must qualify for the free and reduced lunch program. For more information go to  http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/educational-tech-resources/comcastessentials. For your convenience, the Comcast Parent-Student flyer has been translated into several different languages:  Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Haitian/Creole, Vietnamese, Somali. 
Microsoft Student Advantage Program
This program provides free access to Office 365 Pro Plus for students currently enrolled in the DeKalb County Student District. For more information: http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/office-365. Click here for the Parent-Student Flyer translations for Office 365. 
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9-week Progress Report
Thu Mar 19 2015
Spring Break (Schools Closed)
Mon Apr 6 2015
to Fri Apr 10 2015
Georgia Milestone Test
Tue Apr 21 2015
to Thu Apr 30 2015
13.5-week Progress Report
Thu Apr 23 2015
Last Day of School
Fri May 22 2015
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