Castle View Family Newsletter

December 2, 2022

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**Photo Credit Lindsie Bautista Garcia

Hello, Castle View Families:

Please note that we are on an Extended Advisement schedule Monday through Thursday of next week. You can find all adjusted bell schedules HERE, and the Extended Advisement Schedule is pictured below.

On Monday and Thursday, our counseling team will be presenting registration information to students in Extended Advisements. During these presentations, students will learn about the courses that are available to them and how to complete their Academic Planners to express their interest in the Castle View courses they'd like to take next year.

We encourage you to look through this slideshow with your student and talk about what courses they might like to explore. Don't hesitate to reach out to your counselor or Assistant Principal with any questions you may have.

As always, thank you for sharing your kids with us. It is our honor to serve them.


Dr. Jeena Templeton

Principal, Castle View High School

Instagram: @SabercatPrincipal

Extended Advisement Schedule on Monday, December 5 through Thursday, December 8!

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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!

Dec 5-8: Extended Advisement Schedule

Dec 6: CV Cheer State Showcase at 5pm (CV Gym); Boys Basketball at 7pm (CV Gym)

Dec 9: Cheer team competing at State at Denver Coliseum at 4:39; Hockey at the Ice Ranch 7pm;

Dec 10: Feeder Orchestra Concert at 11am; Feeder Band Concert at 3 at CV Auditorium

Dec 13: Wrestling at 6:30; Orchestra Concert at 7

Dec 14: Skate the Town at The Rink at the Rock 4-8

Dec 15: Yearbook Senior Recognition Ads Due!; Girls Basketball at 7; Band Concert at 7

Dec 17: Hockey at 6:30

Dec 19: Finals Period 2A

Dec 20: Finals Period 1 and 2B ~ Students dismissed at 11:20; Choir Concert at 6 and 7:30

Dec 21: Finals Period 3 and 4 ~ Students dismissed at 11:20

Dec 22: Teacher Work Day ~ No School for Students

Dec 23-Jan 6: Winter Break ~ No School for Students; CVHS Office Closed

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Class of 2023 - Senior Yearbook Recognition Ad Reminder!

This is a reminder for parents of Class of 2023 seniors. The final deadline for submitting senior yearbook recognition ads is coming up on Thursday, December 15, 2022. Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to honor your student. For more information or to submit, please visit

***Photo Credit- Karla Castillo

Skate the Town at the Rink at the Rock!

Skate the Town will be Wednesday, Dec 14th from 4-8pm the Rink at the Rock in downtown Castle Rock. All CV students, and staff can skate for free, including free skate rental.
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New Schedule FAQ

Q: Why are we doing this?

A: To create opportunities for all DCSD high schoolers to access programming like Career and Technical Education, Advanced Placement, and Concurrent Enrollment courses outside their home campus. Examples of this programming include Cosmetology at Highlands Ranch High School, Automotive at Douglas County and Ponderosa High Schools, Fire Science at Rock Canyon High School, the extraordinary Engineering and Journalism courses here at CV, and pathways that will open at the DCSD Legacy Campus next Fall. It also includes Advanced Placement classes like Calc 3, Differential Equations, AP Physics, etc. Further, a common schedule allows our post-secondary partners at Arapahoe Community College to align their schedule and offer students CE courses both at CV and at the new STURM Campus.

Q: With this change in the schedule, will we be able to acquire enough credits to graduate?

A: Absolutely. Our counselors will make sure that students complete their graduation requirements.

Q: How will we manage the homework from 7 classes instead of 4?

A: Because of the nature of an alternating block, students will have a similar nightly homework load, completing their assignments for the classes that will meet the next day. Further, the block periods will be longer than our current blocks, allowing teachers to build in additional work time during the school day.

Q: Can we still double up in math and world language?

A: As long as there are enough students interested in this option, we can create double up options in both math and world language. I show a sample of what that schedule could look like in the video linked below.

Q: Will I still be able to access Arapahoe Community College and Concurrent Enrollment classes?

A: Yes. In fact, because of the increased flexibility of the 7 period schedule, it may prove easier to enroll in multiple concurrent enrollment courses.

Q: What would my current schedule look like on this new schedule?

A: A sample 10th and 11th grade schedule is pictured below, with what the schedule looks like now and how it would look like next year.

Q: Can we still have off periods?

A: Yes.

Q: Can we meet with our counselors to talk through how our academic plan will work in this new schedule?

A: Of course. Counselors are planning to meet with Juniors during Term 2 to start planning for registration this winter.

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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!)

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.