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LAUNCHPAD is a student portal that provides access to the students’ Office 365 accounts as well as a multitude of digital academic resources that are provided by the district. With Launchpad, students are able to integrate technology in the classroom while maximizing instructional time. Launchpad is a dynamic tool that changes resources as the needs of the students change. It is easily accessible from any mobile device.
How to Login
  1. Go to the following URL:  students.dekalbschoolsga.org
  2. Username is [email protected] (e.g., [email protected])
  3. Password (Grades K – 5) is dekalb and the grade level. (e.g., 4th Grade is dekalb04)
  4. The portal screen should appear.

VERGE/ It's Learning

Students will access virtual learning assignments in VERGE for each class.

  • Students can get to VERGE by logging into Launchpad.
  • How to Login 
  • 2. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click the LaunchPad icon.
  • 3. Click login with Active Directory.
  • 4. Type in your username and password in the Authentication Required box. Then, click the OK button. This is the same username and password that you use on the school Chromebooks. 
  • 5. Locate and click on the VERGE icon located under the DCSD Digital Learning Tools in LaunchPad.
  • 6. If requested, click Log in with the DeKalb County School District account.
  • 7. You should now see the VERGE Home Screen.
  • 8. Click on Courses and then click on the desired course. There is a scroll bar to use if you do not see your course. For elementary schools, A is for the fall semester and B is for spring semester courses.
Please view the document and videos below for more assistance with VERGE.

Infinite Campus Portal

Parents you can login or set up an Infinite Campus Parent Portal account for yourself or your student online by following the steps below:
2. New users will need an Activation Key to setup their account. To obtain your Activation Key Click Here.
3. Once the district sends you the Activation key you may enter it. Click Here.
4. Follow the remaining instructions to complete the setup.
5. If you already have an account but forgot your login information, you may use the "Forgot Username or Password" link. 
6. If you have any questions, please email Stephanie Taylor at [email protected]

2020-2021 Registration Information

Dear Parents,
Please use the following links to register your child(ren) for the 2020-2021 school year. Welcome to McNair Discovery Learning Academy! We are excited about your scholar enrolling and joining the MDLA Family! Please complete the information below and our school registrar will be in contact with you. (You will need to complete a new form for each scholar being registered at McNair DLA.)  If you have any questions, you may contact:  [email protected] 

2020-2021 Student-Parent Handbook

Virtual School Handbook

District-Wide Virtual Tech Café for Parents

Beginning Thursday, August 13th, the DeKalb County School District will host the District-Wide Virtual Tech Café as a series of 8 training sessions for parents and caregivers. We will show you how to use online tools to teach and engage with your students virtually. For a complete schedule and to register, visit DCSD Virtual Tech Cafe

DCSD Virtual Tech Cafe 

Links to Past Recorded Sessions

Chromebook Optional Insurance

Reading Links

Parents please assist your child(ren) with becoming a better reader by using these links below.

Math Links

Parent please help your child(ren) improve in math by using these links.

Science Links

Parents please help your child(ren) improve their understanding of science by utilizing these web links.

Social Studies Links

Parents please help your child(ren) improve in Social Studies by using these links.

STEM Links

Educational Video About Our Visionary the Late Dr. Ronald E. McNair

Parents Please share this video with your children. This is an opportunity to the discuss the vision and legacy of Dr. Ronald E. McNair.
Eyes on the STARs


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