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Distance Learning

Dear Parents,

Due to inclement weather, DeSoto County Schools will have a Distance Learning Day on Wednesday, February 17th, Thursday, February 18th, and Friday, February 29th. 

Here is information for Wednesday, February 17th, and any other days that may be designated as Distance Learning Days.


  • Teachers have prepared students for the assignments that they will be completing. This could include but is not limited to a paper packet, questions from textbooks, online learning, or a combination of activities.
  • Teachers have reviewed Distance Learning Day procedures with their in-person students. Virtual Instructional Program (VIP) students will have a regular Virtual Instructional Program school day.
  • To be counted as present for the day, students must complete their assignments. Teachers have given students instructions on how these assignments will be completed, returned, and graded.  If there is a barrier preventing a child from completing the Distance Learning Day assignments, the parent should notify school personnel as soon as possible.  Students may face challenges due to the winter weather, and school personnel will assist in those situations on a case-by-case basis.
  • If students and/or parents need information about the assignments, please visit the teacher's school website and/or Schoology page.
  • If students and/or parents have any specific questions, teachers will be available via email during normal school hours to answer questions.
  • Principals, assistant principals, and counselors will be available via email during normal school hours to answer questions.
  • Distance Learning Days will count as regular school days.  By implementing Distance Learning Days, make-up days will not have to be added on the Monday after Easter or at the end of the school year.

DCS VIP Change Request

Deadline is 2/17/2021

by 3:00pm!

February 8, 2021


Dear CES Families,


It is hard to believe we are at the point in the 3rd nine weeks that we are making decisions regarding the 4th nine weeks. Students may change the method they receive instruction at the end of each nine weeks. Students can go from VIP (Virtual Instruction Program) to traditional or from traditional to VIP. If you would like to change the method your child receives instruction, please visit the following link and indicate the change you would like to make:


This link will be available until February 17, 2021, at 3:oo pm. Any changes made will go into effect on Monday, March 22, 2021.


Kind regards,

Selina Nichols

Selina Nichols, Principal

Mrs. Selina Nichols, Principal


Welcome to Chickasaw Elementary School!

It is an honor and privilege to serve the DeSoto County School District and Olive Branch community as the principal of Chickasaw Elementary School. This is my 26th year in education and 12th year as a school principal. I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Mississippi.

As we begin the new year, we will work to make Chickasaw Elementary School a place where students can reach their full potential. Every decision made will be based on what is best for our children. I will support my teachers as we explore innovative ways to educate your child. I am confident that the teachers here at Chickasaw are equipped with the knowledge and skills to provide an exceptional educational experience. I look forward to a memorable and successful year!


Selina Nichols, Principal