DHS Collegiate Academy Newsletter
September 25, 2020
“Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.”
– Dwayne Johnson
26 - Saturday School (ALL 9th & 10th graders) 8:00am - 12:00pm - Virtual
29-30 - Class of 2024 TSI Boot Camp 3:15pm - 4:15pm - Virtual
14 - SAT School Day Option 1 (12th)
15 - Study Night (9th & 10th Grade) 4:00pm - 5:30pm - Virtual
22 - Algebra I & Biology Night 4:00pm - 5:30pm - Virtual
24 - Saturday School (ALL 9th & 10th graders) 8am - 12pm - Virtual
26-30 - Red Ribbon Week
27 - SAT School Day Option 2 (12th)
Class of 2024 Boot Camps
Class of 2024 TSI
Virtual Learning Extension
The Duncanville ISD Board of Trustees voted to extend virtual learning beyond the first four weeks of school and announced plans to welcome back scholars who previously chose in-person learning. The in-person start date for that limited number of scholars will be Monday, October 19, 2020.
We recognize that engaging with scholars in person is best, which is why Duncanville ISD is taking steps to phase-in a safe return of scholars to a traditional classroom setting. Duncanville ISD also continues to monitor COVID-19 data provided by Dallas County Health and Human Services. Over the past few weeks, Dallas County has seen numbers trend in a positive direction.
All families will have the opportunity to change between in-person and virtual learning at the end of each nine-week grading period. To make a learning preference change starting with the second nine-week grading period, parents can do so using the Learning Preference Change Form between October 12, 2020 and October 26, 2020. The second nine-week grading period begins Monday, November 9, 2020.
This phase-in process allows the district and school staff to prepare and welcome scholars back to our classrooms. Thank you to parents and staff for your patience and partnership. We are in this together.
Dr. Marc Smith
Superintendent of Schools
National Hispanic Heritage Month
Parents,Please partner with us to ensure scholars are logging in at the appropriate time and completing all assignments in their high school and college courses. Teachers have communicated their distance learning expectations for scholars. Scholars will have at least two assignments per week in each class. Please support us in checking your scholar's grades in Skyward Family Access and eCampus ensuring they are completing their assignments by the established deadlines.
Technology Help Desk
DCCCD Helpful Links
DCCCD classes will began on September 8, 2020. Professors will update grades in eCampus. Please partner with us in reviewing your scholar's grades on a weekly basis. Collegiate Academy does not have access to grades for college classes. At the end of the semester, professors will post final grades in eConnect. Here are some helpful links on eConnect and eCampus. Please click the links below for specific topics.
- eConnect Overview and How to Log in?
- Retrieve DCCCD ID Number
- Set Up Your eConnect Account
- Forgot/Reset eConnect Password – This will also be your eCampus password
For additional topics, visit eConnect Training Videos
eCampus “Blackboard” Training:
- How to Log in to Campus?
- How to Submit an Assignment?
- How to Use Blackboard Discussions?
- Respondus LockDown Browser – Instructors may require you to complete tests in LockDown Browser
- Blackboard Collaborate Overview – Interactive tool that allows students and instructor to engage in collaboration through videos and chat options
- Blackboard Collaborate Handout
For additional topics, visit eCampus Training Videos (Scroll to the second half of the webpage)
Happy birthday Mr. Mixon!