Castle View Family Newsletter

October 14, 2022

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Hello, Castle View Families:

What an amazing week. It has been a joy to watch our community come together, share memories and laughter, compete with fun in mind and sportsmanship at heart, and take such good care of one another. Our school bustled with spirit and pride of this place and the extraordinary people in it. A big thank you to our leaders in Student Government for the work you did, the persistence you showed, and the creativity you exhibited to pull off these experiences for all of us.

I have been hearing about Showdown since I started listening to students and staff last spring to get a sense of what this community is all about. I saw a twinkle in the eye of everyone who tried to describe it to me, reach for words and stories that didn't quite capture it, and conclude to say-- "You'll just have to see it when it happens." They were right. I just had to see it-- and here's what I learned: Showdown is an encapsulation-- perhaps a manifestation-- of what makes Castle View such a special place-- a place where kids with different passions, different talents, and different points of view come together to be a part of something bigger than themselves; a place where they all get celebrated for being exactly who they are and accepted as essential members of the Sabercat family. I knew it before, but I know it more today-- I am so profoundly lucky to be here.

I hope you all have a safe and restful Fall Break. As always, thank you for sharing your kids with us. It is our honor to serve them.


Jeena Templeton, Ed.D.

Principal, Castle View High School


Instagram: @SabercatPrincipal

Follow Dr. Templeton on Instagram! ~ @SabercatPrincipal

Mark your calendars with these important dates:

Included in this section are our Home, Varsity Athletics and Activities. We'd love to see you there!

Oct 14: Homecoming Dance at 7:30-10:30 at CV

Oct 17-21: Fall Break ~ No School for Students

Oct 18: Soccer at 7 at DC Stadium

Oct 20: Yearbook senior recognition early-bird discount ends! (See details below); Marching Band 5A Metro Regionals - Littleton HS Stadium - PERFORMANCE TIME TBA

Oct 21: Football at 6 at DC Stadium

Oct 24: Winter Sports Registration opens at

Oct 27: CV Feeder Area Choir Concert at 7

Oct 28: Trick or Treat Street at CV

Oct 31: Staff professional learning- no school for students

Sophomore Parking Registration Now Open

We are opening parking up to sophomores. If your licensed sophomore driver would like to park on campus, you can register here. We will process applications the week of October 24th and they will be available for pick up at our bookkeeping window starting 10/31. Your child will need their drivers license and proof of insurance when picking up their parking pass.

Virtual Financial Aid and FAFSA Event

October 18th at 7pm(ET)

Join via ZOOM: HERE

Nominate your favorite CVHS teacher/staff member for the 2023 Apple Award!

The 2023 Apple Award Nomination link is LIVE HERE!

The 2023 Apple Award Nomination window will be open through Sunday November 13, 2022. We invite our DCSD students, teachers, staff and community to join us in nominating their favorite teacher(s), principal, classified employee and department employee.

Senior Class Panoramic Pictures

We had the Seniors' panoramic class pictures taken this week and they turned out great.

Please use this link to order your panoramic class pictures:

All orders will be online through the website. Pictures will be mailed to the address specified in the order form in about 4 weeks.

The order deadline to get the best price is October 14th by midnight. After October 14th there will be a $10 late fee.

Thank you for your support. Please email the photographer,, if you have any questions."

22-23 Yearbook Information

1. Purchasing a yearbook. Families can purchase a yearbook through My School Bucks or by visiting

2. Senior recognition ads. An early-bird discount is available until Oct. 20, 2022. The final deadline will be Dec. 15, 2022. Information about senior ads can be found here: There is limited space available, so we recommend getting senior ads submitted as soon as possible.

WINTER SPORTS REGISTRATION will open Monday, October 24, 2022!

The following three things MUST be done before your athlete will be able to participate in tryouts or first practice:

1. Registration on the website for the sport participating in (out of building athletes need additional paperwork completed BEFORE registering)

2. Upload a current physical as part of the registration process- they are good for one calendar year from date of visit and you can use your Dr's office form or the one on the website

3. Payment of the $200 participation fee on MySchoolBucks is REQUIRED to be cleared.

Winter sports at CVHS include:

*Boys Basketball

*Girls Basketball

*Ice Hockey (Co-Op team with Rock Canyon and Douglas County High Schools)

*Girls Swim & Dive (Co-Op team with Douglas County and registration is on their athletics website)

*Boys Wrestling

*Girls Wrestling (Co-Op team with Douglas County and registration is on their athletics website)

Questions? Reach out to Cari Gillespie - or 303-387-9013

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CVHS Detention Policy

4 unexcused absences in a term = 60 minute after school detention

4 unexcused tardies in a term = 30 minute after school detention

If a student accumulates 4 detentions in a term, they may lose the opportunity to participate in after school activities.

No Show Policy

1st No Show - Conversation with student and reassign detention for next week.

2nd No Show - Phone call home to parents.

3rd No Show - Increased disciplinary action due to insubordination.

Parents have up to 24 hours to notify CV attendance the reason for the absence.

Office Closed for Fall Break

Please be advised that the week of fall break, 10/17-10/21, Castle View High School will be closed. If you need to get a hold of someone in the office during school hours, please email Zach Eliason, and he will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you and have a great Fall Break!"

Attention Class of 2023!

CVHS Birthday Grams!

Say “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” to your Sabercat with a BIRTHDAY GRAM on the marquee out in front of the school!

For only $10, your student will get a special shout out on our sign on their birthday!!! A perfect opportunity to show them love - and an awesome place to get that photo or selfie!

Use this link to order and pay for your birthday gram! Payment will be done through My School Bucks, link at end of order form.

Deadline is 10 days prior to your student’s birthday.

(Birthdays must fall within our regular class schedule, they will not run on breaks nor over the summer. You may schedule NOW for birthdays through the last day of class in May!)

Congrats to Boys Tennis!

Boys tennis did awesome at Regionals. Three lines made it to State to make our second time in school history to qualify for the tournament.

Playing in State this last Thursday and Friday:

2 singles: Dakin Lundvall
1 doubles: Austin Zenyuh and Jay Ronning
2 doubles: Drew Schauerhamer and Jason Smith

These boys made us proud with a top 20 Team finish at State. CONGRATULATIONS, Sabercats!

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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.