DeKalb County schools will end academic year earlier than planned

DEKALB COUNTY — DeKalb County schools announced today that will close the 2019-2020 school year earlier.

Schools will end 4 days earlier on May 15 for grades PreK-11, instead of May 21.

The school year for seniors will end on May 8.

Gov. Brian Kemp announced previously that all public schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year. However, students have been learning at home via virtual learning.

Here is how the year will end, according to the school district:

  • Last day for Seniors will be Friday, May 8, 2020
  • Last day for PreK-11 will be Friday, May 15, 2020 (four days early than the original calendar date of May 21, 2020).
  • The week of May 11-15 will be an academic support week for seniors and their teachers. The deadline for teachers to post the senior grades is Friday, May 15th.
  • Graduation ceremonies will be moved from the week of May 18-23rd to the week of June 22-27th. We have not made the decision yet on type of graduation but two options are on the table.
  • Virtual Graduation
  • Hybrid Face-to-Face with seniors and staff only (will live stream and broadcast on Comcast channel PDSTV24 for families and friends)
  • Final decision will be made near end of April/first of May pending Governor’s decision on Shelter in Place. Post-planning for teachers will be the week of May 18-22 instead of originally planned May 22nd. The deadline for teachers to post PreK-11 grades is Wednesday, May 20th.