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Principal's Emails for Fall 2021 Semester

This space will contain emails that Dr. Parker is sending to Parents.  They are in reverse order with the most recent at the top.  Please remember that not all links will remain operational.
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 

Tucker HS Parents, 

Please see a letter for today here: 12-15 Letter.pdf

Sunday, December 12, 2021 

Greetings Tucker HS Parents, 

Please see the reminders and updates for this week here, this is the last week of the semester:

  • this Friday (12/17) is an early-release day, school will end 3 hours early
  • the schedule and times for exams this week is here 
  • school resumes for second semester beginning Tuesday, January 4th 
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 

Tucker HS Parents, 

Please see the letter from today here: Parent Letter 12-8-21.pdf

Please also know we are safe and there has been no incident here today

Sunday, December 5, 2021 

Greetings Tucker HS Parents, 

Please note the following updates for this week:

  • Friday, December 17th is an Early Release Day (students will be dismissed 3 hours early)
  • Please see the Final Exam Schedule here 
  • Senior Parents, please see all updates and information for 12th grade students on this link: https://www.tuckerhs.dekalb.k12.ga.us/Seniors.aspx
Sunday, November 28, 2021 

Greetings Tucker HS Parents, 

Please see the following updates and reminders for this week, also remember that school/classes resume tomorrow, Monday (11/29):

  • Schedule Changes for Second Semester- The schedule change link for 2nd semester will open on Monday, November 29th and will close on December 1st at 6:00PM. The link will be on the counseling website and main page. Please review the reasons to request a schedule change for your student. 
  • Senior Failing 20 day Letters- The counseling department emailed senior letters home for those seniors in jeopardy of failing a class the week before Thanksgiving break. If you have any questions regarding the grade, please contact the teacher. 10 day letters will be emailed home next week so parents and students will have an idea of the grade heading into final's week. 
  • Final Exam Schedule- Attached here is the final exam schedule for the week of December 13th- December 17th. Please note parents that your student can not be late for exams days or picked up early so they have the entire time to complete their final. Also, we will not be giving final exams early for any reason. If your student does not take the final exam in December, a grade of a zero will be given and your student will need to make it up in January. 
  • Counselor Newsletter- please see the link here: https://www.smore.com/8ad3c
  • Please continue to monitor your child’s grades and attendance these remaining weeks of the semester. 
Sunday, November 14, 2021 

Good Evening Tucker HS Parents, 

Please note the following for this upcoming week:

  • please ensure all students are picked up after school immediately when their activity ends. If they are not in an activity they should exit campus and be picked up by 4:00pm
  • this is the last week of school/classes before Thanksgiving Break, students are off the week of November 22nd. 
  • please continue to monitor your child's grades and attendance for the remaining weeks of the semester as there will be fewer assignments and limited tasks/opportunities remaining for this semester. 
Thursday, November 11, 2021 
Tucker HS Parents, 
Please see today's letter here: 
11-11 Letter.pdf  

Sunday, November 7, 2021 

Tucker HS Parents,

Please note the following reminders and updates for this week:

  • No pajamas—please ensure your student does not wear these to school 
  • Afterschool supervision—any student not participating in an afterschool activity should not be on campus afterschool. Those participating in such activities must be picked up in a reasonable amount of time afterwards
  • Please monitor your child’s grades and attendance on Infinite Campus
  • Senior Parents-- this week is "Apply to College Week", please see the counselor's information shared with your student
Thursday, November 4, 2021 

Good Morning Tucker HS Parents, 

By now you may be aware that all DeKalb County Schools are closed tomorrow, Friday (11/5) in celebration of the Braves and the parade. We will resume school/classes on Monday (11/8).

Sunday, October 31, 2021 

Tucker HS Parents, 

Please note the following announcements and reminders for this week:

  • Tuesday (11/2) is a Teacher Workday so there is no school/classes
  • Students are not allowed to wear pajamas to school 
  • Senior Parents--please see previously sent announcement you specifically 
  • Please continue to monitor your child's grades and attendance in Infinite Campus
Thursday, October 28, 2021 

Good morning Tucker HS Parents, 

Just so you are aware, we did have a safety drill and lockdown here this morning. Please know there are no issues or incident and all is well, it was only a safety drill and was announced as such. Thank you

Sunday, October 24, 2021 

Tucker HS Parents,

Please note the following reminders: 

  • Please continue to monitor your student's grades and attendance in the Parent section of Infinite Campus each week 
  • No students should be dropped off at school before 7:25am during the week
  • Next Tuesday, November 2nd, school is closed fo a Teacher Workday
Sunday, October 17, 2021 

Tucker HS Parents,

Please see the following updates and reminders:

  • Please remember students must report to school by 8:00am each day for 1st period and to avoid a tardy. Also, any/all students parking on campus must have a valid parking pass. 
  • The Counseling Department is having meetings on Tuesday, 10/19 for our students at every level. 
    • Seniors are invited to a live FAFSA demonstration by Ms. Beavers at 6:00pm. Flyer 
    • Athletes are invited to a NCAA presentation at 8pm, with a Q&A following the informational session. Flyer 
    • All Students interested in Dual Enrollment next year are invited to a Dual Enrollment informational presentation at 6:00pm: Flyer 

Information on each of these meetings can be found in the "Class of" Google Classrooms. 

  • Seniors & parents of 12th grade students-- please see previous letter sent 
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 
Good Afternoon, 
Please see today's letter here: 10-12 Letter.pdf

Sunday, October 10, 2021 

Tucker HS Parents,
As a reminder, tomorrow (Monday, 10/11) is a school holiday. We will be back in school with classes on Tuesday, 10/12

Also, 9-week progress reports will be available this week. Please continue to check and monitor your child's grades,  

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 
Good Afternoon,
Please see a letter from today here: 10-5 Letter.pdf
Sunday, October 3, 2021 

Tucker HS Parents,
Please see the following updates and reminders: 

Fall Break- is scheduled this week, October 7th-11th. School will be closed on these dates. 

Parent Conferences— for those that registered for a conference, these will be on October 5th from 3:30pm-5:30pm. Teachers will reach back out to each parent with a time and method to dial in for the conference. If you did not register for a conference on 10/5 these sessions are now full and you can arrange tp have a conference at another day/time. 

Social Media- there is new information shared about another trend/TikTok challenge that some students are again planning at schools this month. Please keep talking with your children about good decision-making and also share these DCSD social media guidelines: https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/social-media-guidelines/   I’m hopeful that our Tucker HS students will remain focused on their schoolwork and not engage in such behavior. 

Monday, September 27, 2021 

Good Evening Parents, 
Please see a letter from today here: 9-27 Letter.pdf  

Sunday, September 26, 2021 

Tucker HS Parents 

Please see the information for this week below:

Thursday, September 23, 2021 

Tucker HS Parents

Monday, September 20, 2021 

Tucker HS Parents,

Please see today's letter here: 9-20 Community Letter.pdf

Sunday, September 19, 2021 

Tucker HS Parents. 

Please note the following information for this week:

  • 11th Grade Parent Night- Virtual: September 21@6:00PM, the link will be on the THS school website. 
  • Checking Grades and Attendance- please continue to check your student’s grades and attendance regularly. If you have difficulty accessing the Parent Portal in Infinite Campus please email Ms. Humphrey in the Parent Center at: lisa_humphrey@dekalbschoolsga.org
  • Tutorials/Credit Recovery- Sign up on the link provided if your child has failed a class and would like to attend grade recovery at the end of September through Thanksgiving. This will be every Monday and Tuesday from 3:30-5:30. Attendance is mandatory.  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1qf4ThHJOtFOSWRtY-y5IIZH2WAmmCeGQRqi403_cWHE/
  • College & Career Newsletter-https://sway.office.com/qxOpHPIecB8bnn9l?ref=Link
  • Homecoming Court Applications- are due tomorrow for any students interested 
  • Student Restroom Use- As indicated on the national news recently, there is a social media trend that unfortunately includes students vandalizing and stealing from school restrooms. We are closely monitoring this and reiterating the high behavioral expectations we have for our Tucker HS students. Anyone found participating or found in violation of this will have school consequences per the DCSD Code of Conduct and face possible criminal charges. Please share this with your children to ensure they continue to make good decisions. 

Thursday, September 16, 2021 

Tucker HS Parents, 

Please see additional school updates here: 

  • EduLog-  The DeKalb County School District announced today the launch of the Edulog Parent Portal smartphone app. The app is designed to give parents and guardians information about their child’s school bus ride. The app allows parents and guardians to follow their child’s bus on a real-time map and stay up-to-date with notifications when that bus nears the bus stop, the school, or a custom alert zone. Parents and guardians only receive access by registering with data unique to their child. https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/parents/edulog-parent-portal/
  • Student Parking- Any student parking a vehicle on the Tucker High School campus must have purchased a valid parking permit for this school year. Beginning Monday (9/20) there will be a penalty for any vehicle on campus parking illegally. 
  • Student Homecoming Court Applications- please see information here 
  • Chromebooks- Tucker High School’s Formal Chromebook Deployment ended Friday, September 10, 2021, at 3;20 p.m.  We are still accepting On-line Device Request Forms. If your student is in need of a Chromebook, please complete the On-line Device Request Form.  Please e-mail Dr. Allen approximately three (3) to four (4) days after completing the On-line Device Request Form to check to see if your student’s name appears on the form and to request an appointment for your student to obtain their Chromebook. Dr. Allen’s e-mail address is: JoAlveta_Allen@dekalbschoolsga.org

Here is the Device Request Link which also includes the Device Request in various languages: https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/digital-dreamers/device-request/

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 

Good Evening Parents, 
Please see today's letter here: 9-15 Letter.pdf

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 

Tucker HS Parents,
This note is to address the hacking incident and inappropriate images that appeared during tonight's presentation. Our District IT personnel was notified in addition to our Public Safety Department which are all investigating the incident to determine those responsible. I apologize for the interruption and discomfort this caused and please know this is not reflective of who we are as a school community. Thank you as always for your patience and support as we work through this incident and please let me know of any additional questions or concerns. 

Monday, September 13, 2021 

Tucker HS Parents

Please see the letter from today here: 9-13 Letter.pdf

Sunday, September 12, 2021 

Tucker HS Parents,

Please see the information below for this week:

Saturday, September 11, 2021 

Good Afternoon Parents, 

Please see the letter for today here: 9-7 Letter.pdf

Sunday, September 5, 2021 

Good Morning, 

Please note this letter from yesterday here: 9-10 Letter.pdf

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 

Good Afternoon Parents, 

Please see the letter for today here: 9-7 Letter.pdf

Sunday, September 5, 2021 

Tucker HS Parents,

Please note the following updates and reminders for this week:

  • Reminder--No school/classes tomorrow, Monday (9/6) for Labor Day 
  • Health & Safety
    • Please continue to let us know at school if you or your child is sick, is or will be absent, and/or has received a test result.  Please also continue to check the county website at https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/covid-19-health-and-safety/ for updates 
    • Please also know that students cannot leave campus once they arrive until dismissal a 3:20pm. A parent must otherwise check a student out of school through the main office during the school day, any student attempting to leave campus will result in disciplinary action. 
  • Grading- please check the Parent Portal in Infinite Campus for your child’s 4.5 week grades that are posted.  
  • Chromebooks- Phase IV of the Student Chromebook Deployment will begin Wednesday, September 8, 2021, through Friday, September 10, 2021. Students will receive their Chromebook according to their grade level and the block/period that has been assigned to that grade level. 

Be mindful that a student will not be able to receive a Chromebook if: 

  • They have not returned the Chromebook that was previously assigned to them. 
  • Their name does not appear on the Online Parent/Student Agreement List. 
  • They owe technology fee(s) from Tucker High School or any other previous schools where they have been enrolled.   

If your student needs a Chromebooks, please go to the below link, and complete the Device Request Form.  The Device Request Form must be completed and submitted two (2) days prior to the Chromebook Deployment Process.

Here is the Device Request Link which also includes the Device Request in various languageshttps://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/digital-dreamers/device-request/

Friday, September 3, 2021 

Good Afternoon, 
Please see a letter for today 
here: 9-3 Letter.pdf

Monday, August 30, 2021 

Tucker HS Parents, 
Please see a letter for today here: 8-30 Community Letter.pdf

Sunday, August 29, 2021 

Greetings Tucker HS Parents, 

Please see the following updates and reminders for this week:

  • Please continue to be on the lookout for email notifications on positive cases and close contacts. Information will continue to be sent out as situations arise. Please also keep your students home if feeling ill and keep us at the school updated on their condition.
  • Yearbook pictures are this Wednesday, September 1st for 9th-11th grade students, Senior portraits- please schedule here  https://store.cady.com
  • Tardy Students- class begins at 8:00am and students are also given five minutes between classes to arrive to each class before being marked tardy. Notifications will continue to be provided tot parents for students with multiple tardies to class and students will also begin to receive consequences for multiple tardies.  Please call the school with any attendance questions or concerns. 
  • Dress Code- parents will be notified in the morning to either provide clothes or pick up students from school if they are improperly dressed. Students cannot wear flip-flops, spandex, shirts or tank tops with mid-riff exposed, and/or jeans with holes above the knee or with skin exposed. Please review the dress code here:                https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/documents/code-of-conduct/2021-2022-dcsd-code-of-student-conduct.pdf
  • As a reminder, no outside food can be brought into school or delivered for lunch. 

 Wednesday, August 25, 2021 

Good Afternoon, 
Please see today's letter here: 8-25-21 Community Letter.pdf

Monday, August 23, 2021 

Good Evening, 

Attached is a letter from today here: 8-23 Community Letter.pdf

Sunday, August 22, 2021 

Greetings Tucker HS Parents, 

Please see the following updates and reminders for this week:

  • Please continue to be on the lookout for email notifications on positive cases and close contacts. Information will continue to be sent out as situations arise. 
  • Chromebooks will continue to be distributed this week. Please ensure a user agreement has been completed, here is the link:  https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/digital-dreamers/device-request/
  • Yearbook Portraits for students in grades 9-11 are on September 1st with retakes on October 6th 
  • Senior Parents, please note the following 
    • Please join the Counseling Office on Tuesday, August 24, at 6:00pm for a 12th Grade Informational Meeting virtually. Topics include Senior Graduation Requirements, Senior Conferences with your student's counselor, and Post-Secondary options.  Presentation link can be found on the Tucker website main page. 
    • Senior portraits- please schedule here  https://store.cady.com
    • Common App Session, Thurs 8/26 flyer here 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 
Please see a letter from today here: 8-18-21 Community Letter.pdf

Tuesday, August 17, 2021