DeKalb Schools to ‘Knock, Walk & Talk’ to launch school year

The 2018-2019 school year for DeKalb students kicks off on Aug. 6, and district leaders will go door-to-door on Aug. 4 to drum up support for the new year.

Teachers, principals and other administrators will have one-on-one conversations with community stakeholders as part of DCSD’s annual “Knock, Walk & Talk“ event, which begins at 11 a.m. across district.

District leaders say representatives from all 137 DCSD schools will visit homes during the 90-minute event for conversations about aspirations, expectations and goals for the upcoming school year.

School Superintendent/CEO Dr. R. Stephen Green said they are continuing a dialogue with local communities to hear what they wish to achieve over the course of the year.

“We will share the wonderful new things our school district has to offer, as well as the goals we have for the oncoming months,” he said. “We welcome our parents and students to share their thoughts and concerns so that every student in DeKalb County soars beyond expectations. Together, we are poised to provide the best educational opportunities in metro Atlanta, and beyond.”

Students, parents and other community stakeholders are encouraged to contact their respective local elementary, middle and high schools for more information on Knock, Walk & Talk.

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