Castle View Family Newsletter

July 20, 2022

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Hello, Castle View Families:

I cannot believe how fast this summer is flying-- I hope this newsletter finds you happy, healthy, and enjoying some time to connect!


Before I get down to the business of sharing some important information about the beginning of the school year, I first wanted to introduce myself to all of you. I am the proud new principal of Castle View High School, and I am thrilled to be here.


In the few short weeks I've spent getting to know this community, I am genuinely struck by how much it feels like a family-- one filled with amazing people who care deeply for one another and invest in each other's success. Relationships are at the heart of what makes CVHS such an incredible place to work and learn, and I feel blessed to be a part of it.


Further, I have learned that the CVHS staff is talented, professional, and passionate about creating an extraordinary high school experience that meets our students' boundless potential-- a community where each of them finds places to belong and explore and achieve and chase their dreams. I am humbled by their commitment to our kids, and I recognize just how lucky I am to learn and lead alongside them.


Just to give you a sense of who I am, I come to Castle View with a wide range of experience. I have served as a middle school principal on the western slope and Jeffco, a district instructional leader in Mesa County and Aurora, and a high school English, Show Choir, and Service Learning teacher / Cross Country, Track and Speech & Debate coach. My first career was in musical theatre, and I still sometimes get the chance to sing with the Grand Junction Rockestra (a symphony orchestra that plays rock music). All of that said, my most important roles are wife to my wonderful husband (who is also a high school administrator); mom to two incredible kids, (who are both sophomores in high school), and dog-mom to a very energetic goldendoodle.


Please know that I mean it when I say my door is always open. I can't wait to get to know you and hear what you hope for our kids and our community. We have such rich traditions at CVHS that we can build upon, and we know that to be the best school we can be, we have to partner with and listen deeply to you. I so look forward to lots of opportunities to do that.


In closing, thank you for sharing your kids with us; it is our honor to serve them.


J


Go Sabercats!


Jeena Templeton, Ed.D.

Principal, Castle View High School

720-762-8132

etempleton@dcsdk12.org

Save these dates!

July 20: Express Check In is Open!


July 25: Parking Permit Application open on the CVHS Website! (See details below)


August 4 & 5: In Person Student Check-In (See details below)


August 8: Freshman Orientation. All 9th graders should plan to attend from 7:40-2:55. (See more information below!)


August 9: First Day of School for all students.


August 18: Back to School Night 5:30-8 (Details to come in August newsletter)

DCSD Express Check In

During the online Check-in process, update your personal contact information, complete forms and pay school fees.


Before you start the express check in process, make sure you have access to your Parent Portal account. Students cannot complete registration through their own account. If you do not have a parent portal account, please e-mail Delana Hoogeboom (delana.hoogeboom@dcsdk12.org).

She can also help you if you need to change your password.


Please make sure to complete this process before the students’ first day of school.


If you have questions about fees, call or email Renee Susman at 303.387.9007 or rsusman@dcsdk12.org.

CVHS In-Person Student Check-In

In order to ensure a smooth and successful first day of school, students and their families are encouraged to attend in-person check in at Castle View! During this process, students will:


  1. Turn in the required Parent Information & Acknowledgement/Attendance Policy form. (Parent(s) and student signatures required. This form needs to be printed during online check-in).

  2. Take ID/School Photos.

  3. Visit https://sabercatsports.org/ for fall sports registration.

  4. After all other steps are complete, students can pick up your class schedules and work through scheduling questions with their counselors.

  5. After all other steps are completed, juniors and seniors can pick up their parking passes. (Please see more detailed information about parking passes below).


August 4th

Freshmen: 12p.m.- 2p.m.

Sophomores: 2p.m.– 4pm


August 5th

Junior: 10a.m.- 12p.m.

Senior: 1p.m. – 3p.m.

CVHS Schedule Correction Policy

When students see their schedules at Check-In, they are welcome to request a change if:


  1. They did not pass the course prerequisite.

  2. They are physically unable (by doctor’s note) to participate in the class.

  3. The student is placed in the wrong level of any course.

  4. "See Counselor" is printed on the schedule in any term.


We ask that students and families understand that scheduling is a complex issue, and it is difficult to accommodate numerous requests. Thank you in advance for supporting the Castle View correction policy.

Freshman Orientation - Monday, August 8

We can't wait to officially welcome you into Sabercat Nation!


Freshman First Day will take place on Monday, August 8th during normal school hours, 7:40am-2:55pm. All you need to bring is yourself and $6 for lunch (if you won't already have lunch money in your school account). All free and reduced lunch designations apply to Freshman First Day! Wear comfortable clothes and look for more information the week before school starts in a letter from your Link Crew Coordinators. You should receive a call from your Link Leader by Friday, August 5th.


We will see you on Friday, August 4th for check-in, so if you have any questions about Link Day, we will be able to answer them at that time. See you soon, Class of 2026!"

Parking Passes

Student parking is located to the back and athletic lots on the east and south sides of the building. Only seniors and juniors have the opportunity to purchase a permit at this time. To accommodate as many drivers as possible, and to alleviate neighborhood congestion, students CANNOT purchase a permit unless they have obtained their driver’s license. Once they have their license, they can complete the application process and check with our bookkeeper, Renee Susman, to see if permits remain available.


Parking Permit Purchase Process:

  • Beginning July 25th, students must complete all student parking contracts through the link below.
  • Students must provide the student’s driver’s license number, license plate number, and make/model/year/color of the vehicle(s) the student will drive to CVHS on the contract. Once applications are complete, the parking permit fee will be available for payment on your MySchoolBucks account.
  • Permits will not be distributed until the payment has been received. Permits will be distributed on August 5th at check in for students who have been approved and have paid for the permit.
  • Note- we ask all families to provide information on a minimum of two vehicles the student may drive to school to assist in reducing incorrect tickets.
  • Students with any fines or fees, including from the current school year, ARE NOT eligible to purchase a permit, until all fees have been paid.
  • Payment for parking permits will only be available for purchase online. Families pay all parking fines/fees through MySchoolBucks.
  • The cost of a permit is $50. If purchased in the second semester, the cost is $25.
  • Families may arrange payment plans through the Bookkeeper on a case-by-case basis, with the approval of Mr. Dowis, Assistant Principal.


Purchase/Distribution of Parking Permits:

  • Applications take 24 hours to process. Upon approval, an invoice from MySchoolBucks will be placed on the account. Once that is paid, students will be able to receive their permit, beginning August 5th.
  • Students who complete an application but do not receive approval will receive an email explaining necessary steps for approval.
  • Students must present a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance in order to receive their permit.
  • Any failure to complete or provide any of the items listed above will delay the permit process.
  • Families may direct any questions related to this process to Scott Dowis, Assistant Principal (gsdowis@dcsdk12.org)


Distribution Schedule Information:

  • JUNIORS AND SENIORS – Beginning August 5th until permits are sold out
  • Permits will be available for pick up outside the theater on check in day, and on Monday, August 8th. After that time permits can be picked up at the Bookkeeper’s window.
  • Students may pick up their permits before school, after school, during lunch, or during an off period. STUDENTS MAY NOT LEAVE CLASS TO OBTAIN THEIR PARKING PASS.
  • We will continue to sell permits until we have sold all 750. After we have sold out, we will begin a wait list for any Junior or Senior that would like to purchase one. As permits become available throughout the year, we will notify those students.


Please note that Castle View has 589 spaces designated for students. The school issues approximately 750 permits annually in an attempt to accommodate as many students as possible while balancing available space. While the parking lot may appear to have open spaces at times because of off-periods and absences, students often encounter a full lot, which encourages them to park illegally on end-caps or in the surrounding neighborhoods. This causes safety concerns for our student drivers and community in addition to blocking access to our fire lanes. As a result, we are intentional about the number of permits we issue. A parking permit allows access for students to use our campus parking lot, but it does not guarantee a parking space.


We appreciate your support and understanding during this process. By the end of the school year, CV will have approximately 1,500 students of driving age and, unfortunately, we cannot accommodate that number. We continue to evaluate the number of available spaces during each class period throughout the year and will offer more spaces if we are able. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Need to un-enroll?

If you've moved away or enrolled your student in another school, please email Delana Hoogeboom (delana.hoogeboom@dcsdk12.org) so that she can help you complete that process.

Castle View High School

Our mission is to transform high school learning through meaningful Relationships, Relevant learning, and a Rigorous academic environment where every Castle View student will graduate with the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in the 21st Century.