Briarlake Elementary

Dekalb County Schools

COVID-19 School Resources and Updates

Extension for families of Briarlake Elementary School (2 months FREE internet) 
As our country continues to manage the COVID-19 emergency, Comcast is taking immediate steps to make it easier to connect low-income families to home Internet.
Click here to start the application process.  
Click here to determine if Comcast is in your neighborhood. 
  • Free for Two Months to New Customers Now Through June 30: Comcast is extending their offer of 60 days of complimentary service for new customers through June 30. Internet Essentials usually is available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month. 
    • For all new and existing Internet Essentials customers, the speed of the program's Internet service has increased to 25 Mbps downstream and 3 Mbps upstream.
    • Households with outstanding debt owed to Comcast may be eligible for Internet Essentials. Comcast is waiving this qualification if you apply and are approved by 6/30/20. After 6/30/20, standard eligibility rules apply. Click here for all details. 
  • Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots in business and outdoor locations are available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit
  • Pausing Our Data Plan: With so many people working and educating at home, Comcast wants customers to access the Internet without thinking about data plans. While the vast majority of our customers do not come close to using 1TB of data in a month, Comcast is pausing their data plans for 60 days giving all customers Unlimited data for no additional charge. 
  • No Disconnects or Late Fees: Comcast will not disconnect a customer's internet service or assess late fees if they contact Comcast and let Comcast know that they can't pay their bills during this period. Comcast care teams will be available to offer flexible payment options and can help find other solutions. 
COVID-19 Front Office Support Personnel 
Office Hours 7:40 a.m.-3:40 p.m.
Please include both Ms. Hamilton and Ms. Haratine on emails for general front office support. Nurse Lee can be contacted for needs or concerns related to the clinic.

Hamilton, Marian


[email protected]

Haratine, Margaret


[email protected]

Lee, Kerana

School Nurse

[email protected]

Talking To and Supporting Our Children During the Pandemic
Join us for a webinar on Apr 02, 2020 at 2:00 PM EDT.
We invite parents and others caring for children during the pandemic to join a webinar this Thursday, April 2nd at 2:00 p.m., as Dr. David Schonfeld joins us live to provide the presentation “Talking to and Supporting our Children during the Pandemic.” He will be available to answer questions, also. Dr. Schonfeld is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician and the Director of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, as well as Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. He is a member the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Disaster Preparedness and Recovery and he serves on the National Biodefense Science Board.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.  
DCSD COVID-19 UPDATE 3.27.2020 - Spanish  English
Dekalb Schools Cares... Taking Care of YOU
Module 1: Taking Care of Parents, Students, and Teachers
Module 2: Taking Care of Parents, Students, and Teachers 
Module 3: Taking Care of Parents, Students, and Teachers  
Module 4: Taking Care of Parents, Stduents, and Teachers
Click here to learn more about school social worker support to address your family being displaced, and/or any social, behavioral, or emotional needs. 
Mrs. Ramona Tyson, Interim Superintendent of DeKalb County School District (DCSD), in collaboration with the DeKalb County School Board is implementing proactive measures to minimize risk to students, employees, and families relating to the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19. This effort included the establishment a cross-functional team of senior district leaders who have been tasked with monitoring and overseeing DCSD’s ongoing response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). 
Below is a link with information for all DeKalb County School District students, employees and families on the proactive measures.                        COVID-19 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 Need help with the Virtual Learning Tools?  Call the Dekalb County School District Help Desk at 678-676-1188.