Now open for 2017.2018 school year purchases! 


Pay student fees, join the PTSA and view spirit wear options through the Dodgen Toolkit. 




PTSA Membership Benefits

Membership packets for parents were delivered to homeroom teachers on Thursday, August 10.  Coupons are included for Chick-Fil-A, Aspen's, Willy's, Sparkles, Spotless and Stars & Strikes.  There are many other local businesses giving discounts to our PTSA members - just click here for the complete list and keep that membership card in your wallet! 


Solar Eclipse - A message from the Principal


We are excited about the upcoming Eclipse Day, Monday, August 21st which will be a late dismissal day. Please refer to the CCSD Press Release for specific information regarding dismissal. A signed CCSD permission form (sent home on Friday, 8/11)  must be turned in for each student to be able to view the eclipse outside. Safety glasses have been ordered for all students and staff. Students inside will watch the NASA broadcast. We are looking forward to all of the learning and discovery that surrounds this event!


On August 9, all principals received a new parent permission form from CCSD for Eclipse Day, which needs to be completed for every student who plans to view the eclipse outdoors. This form needs to be completed regardless of a student completing and returning the parent permission form previously sent home. The new form was sent home with students on 8/11. We will also have copies available at all of our Open House nights.


Cobb Schools Extend School Day by 45 minutes on August 21, 2017 due to Solar Eclipse

Posted: 7/24/2017

Due to the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, the Cobb County School District will delay dismissal of elementary, middle and high school students by 45 minutes.

The peak time to experience the solar eclipse falls during our regularly scheduled elementary school dismissal time. Since student safety is always our first priority we will start the day on time and delay dismissal to ensure that neither students nor employees are on the roadways during the time of the eclipse. Subsequently, high schools and middle schools will delay dismissal as well.

Schools will be provided with further guidance and instructional resources as appropriate. Parents are welcome to pick-up their child at the typical dismissal time if needed.

For more information regarding the solar eclipse visit the National Weather Service at




TYLA is offering morning coding classes at Dodgen!  Introductory classes will meet Tuesday mornings. Advanced classes will meet Wednesdays.  

Click here to register.


Complete Online Form for Teachers

Parents, if you did NOT complete an online form in the computer lab in your student's grade level pod on Panther Day, please click HERE to complete this form once for each student you have at Dodgen.


 New to Dodgen?

Visit our Dodgen 101 page for an online guide to policies and proceedures as well as videos to orient you to our school!




   Thank you to all of the members, volunteers, committee chairs and board members who help us excel in support of the Dodgen community.

Click here to view Dodgen PTSA's Awards List. 





Online Directory 

We are happy to announce that Dodgen's first online directory is now live and available to all PTSA members.  


Click here for instructions for Online Directory Use

Click here for Directory or use the Navigation Toolbar above   


Wondering about the printed directory?

A printed directory will be available in Sept/Oct.  Ordered directories will be delivered to your student (via HR teacher).  Not sure if you ordered one?  

  •  Click here to sign into your Toolkit account
  • Locate "PREVIOUS ORDERS' at the top of your screen for order history information.

Panther Partners…An opportunity to help those closest to us! 

Hello, my name is Karen Schwartz. As the school social worker for Walton HS, Dodgen MS, East Side, Mt. Bethel and Timber Ridge ES, I am sometimes asked to assist families who are struggling economically. We all learn best when we are healthy, fed, clothed, and have the supplies we need. Despite living in a predominately affluent area, there are those who live one paycheck away from a crisis or who simply struggle to stay on top of basic needs.

Last year, I helped many families in our cluster with some sort of economic assistance. Many times, these needs are under $30 - examples include breakfast money, clothing, new sneakers, backpacks, treats for an elementary student’s birthday, snacks for students, among other items.
While I partner with local churches and non-profits, there are little needs that arise periodically so I have created Panther Partners – a group of individuals who would like to provide assistance for needs in our community. If you would like to be included in this list, please email me at I will email requests once or twice per month for students in my five schools and will identify in the email the specific school that the request is for because many want to support their particular school. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 770.973.7145. Thank you for being part of helping support our community!


                       Click here for the Dodgen Administration's dress code document 


 Effective January and for the remainder of the 2016-2017 school year, leggings and yoga pants can no longer be worn with a t-shirt. Leggings can only be worn with a dress, skirt, or blouse that is two inches above the knee. Many reminders, announcements, and class meetings have taken place throughout the year in an attempt to give students the opportunity to correct their attire. Parents we are sharing this information with you now so you can plan accordingly in preparation for your student’s return to school next semester. We will review this policy again with students in January, along with disciplinary consequences for not following this and other dress code expectations.

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