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Principal's Emails - Spring 2021

This space will contain emails that Dr. Parker is sending to Parents during the COVID-19 Closure for Spring Semester 2021.  They are in reverse order with the most recent at the top.  Please remember that not all links will remain operational.

Friday, May 3, 2021 

Tucker HS Parents, 

Please note the following updates and reminders for this week:

  • Final Exam Schedules- as a reminder please see the upcoming final exam schedules here for Grades 9-11 and Seniors 
  • Class of 2021 Newsletter-  see the latest Senior newsletter here 
  • Student Chromebooks- please see the information on the upcoming collection process here 
  • New IB Career-Related Program (IBCP) - Tucker High School is planning to expand the IB (International Baccalaureate) Program next year by beginning to offer the Career-Related program for current 9th graders and rising 9th graders. Any interested parents can attend an informational meeting to discuss the overview for this new program and the initial cohort for next year. 

Thursday, Apr. 29, 2021

Good Morning Tucker HS Parents, 

This Friday, tomorrow (4/30), we will have 3rd period during our normal ELT time (11:35am-1:30pm) rather than 5th period since this class period was missed earlier due to testing. So the class sequence for tomorrow/Friday will be 2nd period, 4th period, 3rd period/lunch, and then 6th period. Students are being reminded of this today however we wanted to also ensure all the virtual students were prepared this change tomorrow. This is for tomorrow only

Sunday, Apr. 25, 2021

Greetings Tucker HS Parents, 

Please see the following updates and reminders for this week:

  • Returning to face-to-face- only the students that had parents complete the previously posted survey link are permitted to return to school for face-to-face beginning this week for the last 13.5 week return. There is no other entry time for students to return for face-to-face instruction this semester/school year. 
  • Testing Update- please see the document here 
  • Senior Awards Ceremony The Senior Virtual Awards Ceremony will be Thursday, April 29th. The link will go live at 6:00PM.
  • Senior Class Newsletter- please see the newsletter here 
  • IB Rising Junior Parent Meeting- There will be a parent meeting on May 4th at 6:00PM. A link will be sent out to join the meeting. 
  • Summer School If your child failed a class from first semester or needs to make up a failed class from previous semesters, please register for summer school at Flex Academy. Please contact your school counselor with questions.

Sunday, Apr. 18, 2021

Tucker HS Parents, 

Tuesday, Apr. 13, 2021

Tucker HS Parents,

Please see the attached letter regarding an incident that occurred at school today  Parent Letter 


Monday, Apr. 12, 2021

Tucker HS Parents, 

Please see this flyer and know that after school tutorials resume this week for any student needing academic support. 

Sunday, Apr. 11, 2021

Tucker HS Parents,

I hope everyone had a great and restful Spring break. Please the following updates and reminders and for this week: 

  • Classes resume tomorrow and the face-to-face option is still only available to those that already attended Face-to-face before the break, information on the next opportunity to select face-to-face is forthcoming. 

  • Counselor Newsletter- please read through all these updates as well as the included Senior scholarship information:

  • Testing- Here is the most recent letter, please email with any questions. 

  • Schedule Changes for next year— ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS: How To View Your (2021-22) Schedule in Infinite Campus. Here are the steps to follow: 

   1. Log into your student portal in Infinite Campus.

2. On the left side, go down to "MORE" and click.

3. Look on the right side of screen and click "Next Year Course Request."

4. Click the "2021-22 Schedule" to review with your parents/guardians.

5.Email your counselor CHANGES ONLY. The DEADLINE is April 16, 2021 at 11:59PM

Thursday, Apr. 01, 2021

Tucker HS Parents, 

Please see the attached letter below from DCSD regarding Spring testing and please complete the survey link so we can prepare as a school. 

Parent Testing Letter- here

Survey Link -

Monday, Mar. 29, 2021

Tucker HS Parents,

If you are interested in your student(s) participating in afterschool or online tutorials tomorrow (Tuesday, 3/30) from 3:30-5:30pm, please follow this instructions:

  • complete this link to sign-up:
  • see the information on the table below regarding the sessions offered tomorrow,
    • only core content areas (Math, English, Social Studies, and Science) are currently being offered 
    • students that attend Face-to-Face can attend tutorials at the listed classroom, students attending virtually can use the link (other links not seen will be shared/emailed by tomorrow afternoon)
    • some classes are divided by student alphabet (please see the last column)
  • for any additional questions please email Ms. Kiandra Tyus (Jones) at


Room Assignment 


Teacher Links 


Student Assignment


Math (11th& 12th
Math (9th&10th
Math (10th & 11th
Math  (9th&10th
Social Studies 
Social Studies 
Media Center 

Sunday, Mar. 28, 2021

Tucker HS Parents,

Please see the following updates and reminders for this week:

  • Phase 3 for all Face-to-Face students begins tomorrow- Starting tomorrow (Monday, March 29), the DeKalb County School District will be moving to the next phase of the re-opening plan.  In this phase, students currently attending school as a part of cohort A or B will now attend school on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday each week--so essentially there are no more A or B Cohorts.  Again, this phase is only for students who were already attending school as a part of Cohort A or Cohort B.  For parents of virtual students who are interested in having their child attend school, the next opportunity for a return to face-to-face instruction will be at the next grading window (13.5 week mark).  More information will be communicated on this after Spring Break.
  • 9 Week Grade Reports- please check Infinite Campus as current student grades have all been posted. 
  • Student Parking- all 11th and 12th graders that plan on driving to school must park in the rear parking lot (Chamblee-Tucker Rd) and meet the criteria on this website/form:
  • Tutoring-Students are now able to participate in academic support and remediation after school on Tuesdays from 3:30pm- 5:30pm (face-to-face) and on Saturdays (virtually) from 8:00am-12:00pm. The dates for these sessions are: March 30th, April 13th, April 17th, April 20th, April 24th, April 27th, May 4th, May 11th
    • Content areas available are 9th-12th grades Math, Science, Social Studies, and English classes.  
    • some dates are subject to change, please contact Mrs. Tyus at with any questions 
  • Spring Break- students are off and school offices are all closed for Spring Break from April 5th- 9th. School reopens on April 12th 
  • Senior Parents- please remember to submit/upload the two documents sent last week. Additional updates are forthcoming however those two documents are needed back/returned this week. 
  • Spring Testing Updates-please see the following information and updates regarding upcoming testing: 


Wednesday, Mar. 24, 2021

Tucker HS Parents, 

The final version of updated/revised bell schedule previously discussed that we will begin to fully implement this Thursday (3/25) can be found here 

For our Face-to-Face students at school, please know this schedule will utilize the actual bells to safely travel to classes and begin/dismiss classes, and allow for two lunch periods (A/B) with students eating in the cafeteria. For our students learning remotely online/at home, these adjustments will provide more time between classes as well as provide additional lunch time as well. 

Sunday, Mar. 21, 2021

Good Afternoon Tucker HS Parents,

Please note the following updates and reminders for this week:

  • At this point no changes can be made for parents to elect for their student(s) to return back to Face-to-Face instruction this month if not already submitted. The next return selection window will be for April 12th and the link will be made available soon to select that return date.
  • We are also modifying the bell/class schedule and will send these slightly adjusted time changes out by this Tuesday which will likely take effect on this Thursday for all students. Theses slight time changes/adjustments will allow students more time for lunch during that class period.
  • The sign-up link for academic support/remediation sessions will come out this week for all students and will begin the following week. The tentative plan is for optional after-school tutorials to be held on Tuesdays at school and for virtual Saturday School sessions-- more details to come. 
  • Technology Information- Students who will be returning to Tucker High School for Face-to-Face Learning will need to remember that you MUST BRING YOUR CHROMEBOOK WITH THE CHARGER or YOUR PERSONAL DEVICE WITH THE CHARGER to SCHOOL EVERY DAY for the remainder of the Second Semester. 

Wednesday, Mar. 17, 2021

Tucker HS Parents, 

Due to the weather forecast and out of an abundance of caution, all DeKalb County Schools will engage in virtual instruction tomorrow, Thursday March 18, 2021

Sunday, Mar. 14, 2021

Good Evening Tucker HS Parents, 

Please see the information and updates below for this week:

  • Reminder that students returning for face-to-face are divided into A or B Cohorts by their last name and will only report for two days each week in this first/initial phase. Students last names A-J are in "Cohort A" and report to school on Monday and Tuesday and are virtual on Thursday and Friday. Students with last names K-Z are in "Cohort B" and report Thursday and Friday and are online on Monday and Tuesday. All grade levels in these cohorts begin reporting this week. 
  • Please call the school (678-874-3702) or respond to this email if you have a question or need clarity on your student’s placement (please have your student's first and last name must be included in any email sent). Any changes to face-to-face instruction not approved by this Wednesday (3/17/21) will not be made/approved until April.
  • Bus routes/schedules be found here 
  • Student Parking—upperclassmen that drive to school can park in the rear lot and have this information completed this week for a pass:
  • Saturday School- now that we have students back in the school building,  we will begin to offer after school tutorials and Saturday intervention for students. Please complete this link if interested for your student(s):
  • Students who will be returning to Tucker High School for Face-to-Face Learning will need to remember that you MUST BRING YOUR CHROMEBOOK WITH THE CHARGER or YOUR PERSONAL DEVICE WITH THE CHARGER to SCHOOL EVERY DAY for the remainder of Second Semester. 
  • Here is another welcome back video:

Monday, Mar. 8, 2021

Good Morning Tucker HS Parents,

Here are a few updates and reminders for this week to follow up on the previous messages:

  • Tomorrow (March 9th) is the first day 9th grade students in Cohort A (last names A-J) who have pre-selected face-to-face instruction will return to school. The 9th grade students that have pre-selected to return in Cohort B (last names K-Z) will return on Thursday (March 11th). 
  • Friday is a virtual instruction day for all students with no face-to-face learning taking place here at school. It is also an early release day, please note this schedule Friday, 3/12 Schedule  
  • If you have not received your confirmation email for returning Face-to-Face this week, please call the school at 678-874-3702 or reply to this message. There have been issues with some emails being sent. 
  • Welcome Back Video/Presentation: 
  • Cheerleading Interest Meeting Flyer - If you are interested in being a Tucker High School cheerleader, please join the Google Classroom (link below) to sign up for the virtual interest meeting and to receive updates regarding tryouts for the 2021-2022 season:

Thursday, Mar. 4, 2021

Good Evening Tucker HS Parents, 

As previously noted, on next Tuesday, March 9th, is the first day for the parents that have selected their ninth grade students to return to the school building for face-to-face learning. Please see the information below in preparation for next week. 

  1. Confirmation on your choice for Face-to-Face Instruction– beginning tomorrow, parents will receive a specific email confirming the choice of the face-to-face option beginning next week for their student(s), if your student is remaining virtual you will not receive a confirmation email as nothing has changed. Some of you have already reached out or called the school to confirm your child's status which is fine. Students returning to face-to-face on the 15th (which are the select students in 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students) will receive their confirmation email next week.
  2. Reminder that students returning for face-to-face are divided into A or B Cohorts by their last name and will only report for two days each week in this first/initial phase. Students last names A-J are in "Cohort A" and report to school on Monday and Tuesday and are virtual on Thursday and Friday. Students with last names K-Z are in "Cohort B" and report Thursday and Friday and are online on Monday and Tuesday. Please also note this  DCSD Calendar to see this more clearly while also noting that both cohorts will begin reporting all four days on Monday, March 29th. 
  3. We recognize that 9th grade students have not been here before so they will be shown where their classes are each morning when they arrive. 
  4. Students should bring these items to school every day:
    • their Mask (must be worn at all times)
    • a full Bottle of water (water fountains are not in use)
    • their Chromebook and charger 

              * No book bags are needed and no lockers will be used/assigned 

  1. Doors will open at 7:30am for building entry for all students. No students will be allowed in the building before this time and students should not be dropped off early 
  2. All bus schedules can be seen here

Additional reminders and a welcome back video with more specific information on lunch, entrances and exits, mitigation strategies and other instructions will be shared in the next email.

Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021

Greetings Tucker HS Parents, 

Please see the reminders below as we prepare for this week:

  • Access testing begins this week for ELL (English Language Learners) students. Please reference previous email from yesterday
  • Return to school plans-
    • Face-to-Face instruction begins on March 9th for 9th grade students only (based on the previous parent selection made)
    • Face-to-Face instruction begins on March 15th for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students (based on the previous parent selection made)
    • All Face-to-Face students have been assigned into an A or B Cohort. The students in A Cohort report for Face-to-Face on Mondays and Tuesdays with the B Cohort students reporting on Thursdays and Fridays (see reopening plan attached below). All other students will continue with virtual/remote learning on all four days and students in these cohorts will have virtual/remote learning on the two days their cohort does not report to school for Face-to-Face instruction. 
    • Confirmation of parent choices/selections and assigned cohorts will be sent this week to parents by email as well as other details and processes for the return to Face-Two-Face instruction. Please let me know of any questions or clarification needed for your student(s) based on this informaiotn. 
  • Attachments

Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021

Tucker HS Parents, 

ACCESS testing for ELLs (English Language Learners) will begin on Monday, March 1st and go through Thursday, March 4th.  Please find information below regarding testing schedule, bus routes, and additional updates.  Please make sure that your student brings their fully charged Chromebook and personal headphones.  Students must wear a mask to enter the building and wear the entire testing period.  

Access Morning Bus Routes 

Access Afternoon Bus Routes 

Access testing Updates 

All students must enter and leave the building from the Gym Lobby (near Chamblee Tucker Road). Car Riders will be dismissed once their parents/guardians arrive, and bus riders will be dismissed upon bus arrival. Please check the Tucker High School website for additional information - 

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021

5:29 pm.

Please see the information attached here 

Good Afternoon, 

As we prepare for information and updates from the school district, please see and review the following information regarding today's stakeholder meetings:

State of the District Invitation 

State of Region II Invitation 

Region II Newsletter 

Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021

Greetings Tucker Parents, 

This week we look forward to the information shared from district leadership at the upcoming DeKalb County School District State of the District Address: 

Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021

Greetings Tucker HS Parents, 

Just a reminder that tomorrow, Monday (2/15), is a holiday and there is no school/classes. Virtual classes will resume on Tuesday (2/16). 

Thank you

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021

Greetings Tucker HS Parents, 

Please see the following information for this week:

  • Make-up day for MAP Testing will be Tuesday (2/9) at 8:30am. There is no bus transportation for make-ups
  • Postsecondary Information from the Counseling Office: FASFA flyer, Career Options flyer
  • Congratulations to these Honor Roll students for their academic success last semester: Celebrating Our Students

Thank you and we look forward to another great week. 

Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021

Greeting Tucker HS Parents,

Please note the following for this upcoming week:

  • MAP Testing-- parents of 9th & 10th grade students please note the following information for testing here. The bus route information for testing is here: bus route 1;  bus route 2; bus route 3; bus route 4 
  • Counselor Newsletter-  Please also join us in wishing our counselors a "Happy National School Counselors Week" 
  • Parent Workshop- please see this invitation from the Parent Center here 

Thank you and please let us know of any questions. Please stay safe and well 

Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021

Greetings Tucker HS Parents, 

Please note the following reminders and updates for this week:

  • Schedule- this is the second week of the second semester and this week we are back on our virtual second semester schedule as listed (with independent learning on Wednesday again). All instruction will remain virtual until otherwise notified. 
  • Testing- Please see attached information about our upcoming MAP and Access Assessments.
    • Please also note that information regarding the testing window, bus transportation, and review resources are included in each letter. Please read each letter carefully. Don’t hesitate to contact our Assessment Coordinator, Ms. Doryiane Gunter via email at with any questions or concerns. 

Thank you and please let us know of any questions or concerns

Monday, Jan. 18, 2021

Good Morning Tucker HS Parents, 

This is a reminder that second semester classes begin tomorrow, Tuesday (1/19). We also have a new class schedule this semester (seen here) and all classes will remain virtual for all students until further notice. Please also note that we will have classes this Wednesday due to the short holiday week. 

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021

Greetings Tucker HS Parents, 

Please note the following announcements and updates: 

  • Second semester begins on Tuesday, (1/19) and all students will continue virtual learning as the face-to-face return to school is delayed in DCSD.
  • Beginning Tuesday (1/19), we will be on a new class schedule. This schedule will resemble our traditional school schedule with virtual classes beginning at 8:00am and lasting until 3:00pm. See the schedule here 
  • There is no class on Monday (1/18) for the Dr. ML King Holiday however we will have classes on Wednesday (1/20) due to the shortened week-- this is the only such change for a Wednesday.
  • Your student's final first semester grades will be available in Infinite Campus tomorrow 

Thank you and stay safe and well 

Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021

Greetings Tucker HS Parents, 

Please note the following information and reminders for this upcoming week:

  • Final exams this week- please note the exam schedule here 
  • Second Semester- Students first semester final grades will be available in Infinite Campus at the end of this week and second semester classes begins on Tuesday, January 19th. Details on classes and the exact schedule for second semester will be shared by the end of this week. 
  • Technology information- Students who will be returning to Tucker High School for Face-to-Face Learning during the Week of January 19, 2021 and January 25, 2021, will need to remember that you MUST BRING YOUR CHROMEBOOK ALREADY CHARGED or YOUR PERSONAL DEVICE ALREADY CHARGED to SCHOOL EVERYDAY for the remainder of Second Semester. Translated versions of this message can be found here 
  • Lunch Forms- If you have opted for your student to return to school but have not completed a lunch form, please use the following links to complete a translated applications or online applications:  Online application-       Translated applications on the bottom of this page:
  • Spring Sports Information: 
    • Baseball-  Varsity and J.V Baseball tryouts are January 19h and 20th. Pleased be dressed and prepared to start at 2:30  (after school if we are attending in person). Please have your sports physical examination forms completed prior to the beginning of tryouts. 
    • Soccer- Socially distanced drive through registration, Monday Jan 11th at Tucker High School 4 - 6 PM. Email coach with questions 
    • Gymnastics- detailed information/announcement is forthcoming email with questions. 
    • Tennis- If interested in the Tucker High tennis team please send an email to by January 11th. 
    • Track- detailed information/announcement is forthcoming. Email questions to (girls coach) and (boys coach)

Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021

Good Evening Tucker HS Parents, 

Please see the following updates for this week and next:

  • Final Exams are Monday (1/11) and Tuesday (1/12) of next week. Please see the exam schedule here 
  • Final Exam Review Sessions- students can voluntarily attend these sessions on Thursday (1/7) and Friday (1/8) of this week to work with their teachers to prepare for exams next week. These sessions will be at the times based on their regular Thursday and Friday class period schedule. Teachers can be emailed directly regarding questions with this opportunity. 

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