I hope that your students have settled into their Q2 courses and are off to a good start. This week we held the SAT and PSAT assessments, and our students did an awesome job! It went smoothly, everyone practiced careful social distancing and mask wearing. It was lovely to see them on campus – we truly miss your children and the energy they bring to the building!
Unfortunately it looks like it will be a while longer until we are all back together as a whole community. I’m sure you are aware that on Tuesday Superintendent Susana Cordova communicated that DPS secondary schools will remain in “remote learning” through the rest of this semester. This decision was made in alignment with Denver’s decision to shift to “Safer at Home Level 3” status. If you are interested in reading more, you can access Superintendent Cordova’s announcement at: www.dpsk12.org/our-dps-weekly-october-27-2020/.
It is with mixed feelings that many of us received this message. We are eager to have our students and teachers back together on our campus, and yet we understand, and agree, prioritizing the safety, health and well-being of our community is paramount.
Previously, I’ve shared that we are hoping to offer a Learning Center option, and we are still moving forward with this idea. With some of the new restrictions we will be limited to a very small number of students each day and will need to prioritize those students who qualify for Special Education Services, English Learners and our most at-risk students. We are currently working to staff this option and will provide a special update when the plan is completed.
Note from Carol
Please welcome Christine Valdez, our new Health Tech and Tate Dempsey, our new Farm School Math Specialist! Christine will be helping out Obdulia with attendance and other office duties while we remain in the remote setting. Tate will be supporting Tehronne and Annie with their math classes and offering small group math intervention.
CSC ELA PAC Meeting
The next CSC ELA PAC meeting will be Wednesday November 4 from 6-7 pm. Everyone is welcome to join! Among other topics, we will be discussing hiring and budget updates, and remote learning and learning center updates. The zoom link is here: https://zoom.us/j/98212387411
Report Card Updates
We are in the process of sending out Q1 report cards. Farm school families will receive them this week. High School families will receive them next week. Please remember that current students grades are in Schoology.
We are organizing a socially distanced school picture day. This will be an optional opportunity for your student to get their picture taken for school IDs and the yearbook. More details to come in next week’s update.
Usually around this time of year, we offer opportunities for our 8th and 9th grade families to learn more about our High School program. We are planning to offer these sessions in early January.