Orientation at DMS is going to look a little differently this year.  Students who are new to our school will be able to visit us here at the building, while returning students will have orientation via Zoom.  Our Virtual Students will have a separate orientation via Zoom.  Pre-Orientation videos are available HERE.

Click here for a video from Dr. Mike McQueen explaining our Orientation procedures.

Click here for the slideshow explaining Orientation procedures.

6th Graders, New 7th Graders, New 8th Graders (Brick and Mortar)

Orientation for our 6th Grade Brick and Mortar students, new 7th Grade Brick and Mortar students and new 8th Grade Brick and Mortar students will be held in person, inside our school building, here at Davis Middle School.  In order to comply with health and safety procedures, these orientations will be by appointment only.  To make an appointment, please call 770-965-3020 or email mike.mcqueen@hallco.org .   Students may bring 1 or 2 parents; unfortunately, no other guests may attend.  Face coverings and social distancing will be required.

Orientation Dates (by appointment):

Monday, August 17, 2020:

  • 6th Grade Brick and Mortar Students with last names beginning with A-K
  • ALL New 7th Grade Brick and Mortar Students (did not attend DMS last year)
  • ALL New 8th Grade Brick and Mortar Students (did not attend DMS last year)

Tuesday, August 18, 2020:

  • 6th Grade Brick and Mortar Students with last names beginning with L-Z

Returning 7th and 8th Graders (Brick and Mortar)

Orientation for our returning 7th and 8th Grade Brick and Mortar students will be held via Zoom (online orientation).   There will be two Zoom orientations: one for Academic Classes (Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts) and one for Connections Classes (PE, Spanish, Chorus, Band, Art, Marketing, etc.).

Orientation Dates:

ACADEMIC ORIENTATION via Zoom – Wednesday, August 19, 2020:

  • ALL Returning 7th and 8th Grade Brick and Mortar Students (attended DMS last year)

CONNECTIONS ORIENTATION via Zoom – Thursday, August 20, 2020:

  • ALL Returning 7th and 8th Grade Brick and Mortar Students (attended DMS last year)

CLICK HERE FOR LINKS TO ZOOM ORIENTATION FOR RETURNING 7th & 8th GRADERS

Virtual Students

Virtual Student Orientation will be separate from our Brick and Mortar Orientation.  Virtual Student Orientation will be held via Zoom (online orientation). 

Click HERE for a video regarding Virtual Student Orientation.

Click HERE for a presentation about Virtual Student Orientation.

Zoom Orientation Dates and Times:

Aug. 17 & Aug. 19 – 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 21 – 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

Zoom link info is posted below.  Choose the time that works best for you and join that Zoom meeting!  Note: Zoom meeting attendance will be limited and meetings may fill up.

CLICK HERE FOR ZOOM ORIENTATION INFO FOR VIRTUAL STUDENTS

Chromebook Checkout Dates and Times (drop-in):

Aug. 17 & Aug. 19 – 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 18 & Aug. 20 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Please drive up to the bus ramp entrance and stay in your vehicle.  A Student Device Checkout Agreement MUST be electronically signed before you can check out a Chromebook.  This can be found in your Parent Portal account in Infinite Campus.  Click here for instructions on how to electronically sign the Student Device Checkout Agreement Form.