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Updated Virtual Links & Drop-off/Dismissal

Greetings Obama Family,

Below are the updated links for our virtual learners.  Students who have had difficulty signing in will not be penalized for missed work.  We are trying to make sure everyone gets placed with right teachers and that passwords work.  We had to add additional teachers to meet the needs of virtual students.  They have doubled since last Friday, so we're having to make adjustments.  Please click the link below for the most recent, comprehensive list of teachers. If your child is on the virtual list, you should click the link next to their teacher's name by 8 a.m. to join the class.  Third, fourth and fifth grade teachers are departmentalized, so if your child is in one of those grades, they will have more than one teacher.  Virtual students will not have specials during this semester and once you place your child on the virtual list, they will have to remain virtual students until December.  Please click the link below to access the virtual classes. 

Updated Virtual links for Obama Students 

Regarding pick-up and dismissal...

We need all parents to remain in their cars at all times if your child is a car rider.  We will not call your child's name if you walk up to the door.  In fact, it will significantly delay your pick up.  The only way your child's name will be called is if you are sitting in your car and lined up in the circle. Please obey the traffic signs. They are there to ensure your safety and the safety of others. Teachers have been directed not to release students unless we call your child's name over the intercom.  If you call your child's teacher, they will not be released.  If you text your child's phone, they will not be released from the classroom.  To ensure everyone's safety, it is extremely important that we follow the policies and protocols that we have put in place for drop off and pick up. Yesterday was a traffic nightmare...partly because some individuals refused to follow the procedures and protocols.  Though we do not want it to come to this, police officers will be present to ticket anyone who puts staff or students in danger during drop-off or pick-up.  Let's do the right thing, so that we can get your children to you in a safe and timely manner. We have over 400 car riders at Obama Elementary. Car riders will not be called before 2:15.  If you line up before 2:00 p.m., you will most likely be waiting in line for longer than 30 minutes to retrieve your child, so please understand this before you come.   

Again, we want to ensure the safety of all parents, staff and students, so please adhere to the rules each day. We look forward to a better, more efficient dismissal today, but we need your help and cooperation. Thanks in advance!  

Virtual Class Links

Dear Obama Families,

We are so excited to have our students back in the building!  Though we're having a few challenges this morning, it has been a great first day. Please be advised of the following.  The phone network in the building is down.  The phones are ringing, but when we pick up the phones, many of the calls are dropping.  Please don't think that our staff is hanging up the phone on you.  We're also unable to make outgoing calls at this time. Please email us or the teachers directly if you have questions or concerns.

For all of our virtual learners, the links are provided below.  Please click the link next to your child's teacher's name to access the class.  If your child's teacher is not listed and you registered your child for virtual learning, please email Ms. Aundree Washington and me, so that we can place your child with the appropriate virtual teacher. We apologize for the delay, but we had to wait for the master list from the district and designate the teachers over the weekend based on those numbers. Thank you for your patience!

Virtual School Class TEAM Links for Obama Elementary, 2021 

Again, please continue to be patient with us.  Each day will get better! Remember that dismissal will begin at 2:10 p.m. for bus riders and 2:20 p.m. for car riders today.  

Mrs. Angela Thomas- Bethea, Principal


Chrome book pick up for Virtual Students TODAY!

Obama Families,

Happy Friday!  All virtual students may pick up their chrome books today between 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Staff members will be sitting in the front of the building and will be available to assist you when you arrive. We are still identifying the virtual teachers for each grade level. Please be patient with us because unlike the middle and high schools, all elementary schools have to staff their virtual program teachers within the building. 

We will send you links to connect before Monday, however, we are still trying to assess our numbers and designate the appropriate number of teachers for each grade level.  Please continue to be patient with us.  It's going to be a great year!

Open House

 Good morning!  Here's a reminder about today's Open House!  This event is only for registered Obama students and families! Masks are required for all guests! Hope to see you there!   Registration Link: https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/online-registration/

Open House

Dear  Obama Eagle Families,

Please remember that our Open House is TODAY, July 28th from 12 noon until 3 p.m.  During this time, you will have an opportunity to meet your child's teachers, join the PTO, receive a list of extra-curricular activities, learn about exciting events we have planned for the school year, meet our administrative team, counselors, social worker and support staff, retrieve transportation routes, purchase Obama spirit attire, and pick up free school supplies. 

Please note the following:

  • Per district policy, masks are required for all children and adults who enter the building. No exceptions!
  • PTO dues are $10 per person.  You may join at the PTO table. Cash or money orders are accepted as payment. Receipts will be given.
  • Obama staff members will greet you at the door, provide information about your child's grade level and homeroom teacher and direct you to your child's homeroom teacher.
  • You will be asked to sign in with your child's teacher.
  • Please practice social distancing while you're in the building.
  • FREE school supplies will be available for pick up as you exit the building. 
  • You may order Obama t-shirts and sweatshirts during Open House at the PTO table.
  • Information about extracurricular activities will be available.
  • Transportation routes will be available.
  • After-school options/contact information for daycare centers will be provided.

We look forward to meeting you all tomorrow!  Please note that we will have an All State Insurance Company owner present during Open House to assist you with your insurance needs.  Everyone who stops at the table to sign up for a free quote will earn our school $5 (up to $5,000).  This is a wonderful fundraising opportunity for our school.  Please help us!


Angela Thomas-Bethea, Principal

Barack H. Obama Elementary Magnet School of Technology

Back to School Updates

Greetings Obama Families,

This is just a reminder that school will begin for students on Monday, August 2, 2021 at 7:45 a.m.  Please remember that today is the last day to inform the district that you want your child to remain virtual for the first semester.  Please read the guidelines for virtual learning carefully before you opt out of face-to-face instruction. Once you commit to virtual learning, you will have to stick with it through the entire first semester (August-December, 2021).  Recently, the Board of Education decided that masks will be required for all DeKalb staff and students, so please make sure that your students are prepared.

On next Wednesday, July 28, 2021 between 12 noon and 3 p.m., we will have our Open House.  During Open House, you will have an opportunity to meet your child's teacher and visit the actual classrooms. Schedules will be given as you enter the building and you will also have an opportunity to meet support staff (administrators, counselors, support specialists, coaches, sponsors, etc...), retrieve bus/transportation information, purchase spirit wear for Fridays and join our wonderful PTO for only $10.   We are requiring students to wear uniforms Monday through Thursday of each week.  Students may wear spirit wear or other appropriate attire on Fridays. Please review the attached information that provides additional details for this school year.  We look forward to meeting you next week!  This is going to be an awesome year!

Please click the link below:

Updated Back to School Information for Obama Elementary  


Mrs. Angela Thomas-Bethea, Principal

Title I Engagement Survey and Plan Feedback Form

Hello Title I Parents,
This survey/feedback form will take approximately 6 minutes to complete.
Your input is vital in the planning and implementation of the parental engagement program and activities in our District.  The focus of all Title I programs is to help eligible students meet the same high academic achievement standards expected of all children. The following survey is confidential and will be used to assist us with future planning for parental engagement activities and events at the local schools and the District.  Your suggestions/recommendations are needed to revise the Parent & Family Engagement Plan?

Your feedback is appreciated and thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. Click the link below for the FY22 Title I Parent & Family Engagement Survey Link.

Also, please click the link below for the FY22 Title I Parent & Family Engagement Policy/Plan Feedback Form, we have attached the FY21 DCSD Parent & Family Engagement Policy/Plan 

Thank you
 Title I Department" 

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