Posted on October 12, 2016
Hello DeKalb America,
I am glad that we have this forum to be able to share ideas, questions, accolades and concerns. It is my goal for everyone in the district to feel a sense of openess and transparency of the district. We operate for one reason – Care for Children. Help me help them.
Can you help me? I am being told by my child that they are rushed to eat their lunch. said they are being told to hurry up and eat and go outside. I understand little kids start talking and are slow to eat but they have an allotted time so they should get to eat in that time frame without being rushed. What happens is they throw their food away and don't eat. can you please check into this.
I am glad you asked this question so other readers will know the answer as well. Child nutrition is extremely important to us. We have worked hard to provide two quality meals to every student every day with out cost and have plenty time to eat those meals. When I asked Mrs. Lee, Elementary Principal this is what she said "Currently, all elementary students have a full 30 minutes to eat lunch. If they are not finished eating they can stay and finish their lunch, we have several that choose to do so." We all want our children to be well fed. However, if you don't think this is not an accurate representation of our lunchroom please come by and visit with Mrs. Lee or come to lunch with your child on me. We will be glad to have you.
I understand that the AD is new and inherited a bad situation, but it seems the girls program is still on the back burner. He has spoke with the boys, High school and Middle school, but has yet to do that to the girls. Especially middle school. Do you think he could show interest in them also? As of now they do not even know who he is.
the schedules will not pull up on the site. do you have them?
Dear Basketball, I'm not sure where you looked on our website because when I looked at the top of the page where "sports schedules" were listed and clicked on them a list of the sports came up and when I clicked on any of the basketball schedules they came up as well. Further, when I went to our DK app on my mobile phone and clicked on "Athletics" the schedules came up again. I'm sorry you couldn't find them but you might try again.
I 've had someone post a comment about staff using school facilities for personal use. First, thank you for your comments and second, I've taken steps to handle the situation.