eDCSD Middle School

Weekly Update

Weekly Update 11/12/19

Dear eDCSD Elementary Families,


In addition to the baskets that the elementary students are creating for 3 students, we would like to create Thanksgiving Food Baskets for 5 families in need. Please consider donating to these baskets if you are able. High School students may also earn community service hours donations. See the sign up information below for more information. Please read the announcements below for upcoming events:


Announcements


Thanksgiving Break

Just a reminder that school is closed the week of Thanksgiving, November 25 - 29. There will be no virtual meetings and no blended that week. Students may access their courses and submit work but teachers will not be available. This is a great opportunity to get caught up if you are behind.


Support Opportunities

Virtual Classes

  • Primarily on Tuesdays based on student need. Mrs. Byrd will be in contact regarding times.


Blended Learning

  • Monday, November 18th: Blended 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

  • If you need transportation for your elementary student to and/or from Blended, you may complete the form below. Seats are limited and are based on a first come, first served basis. Sign ups are completed weekly for the following blended meeting and can be arranged for pick up and or drop off.

  • Please see the form for more specific information about bus stops and times.

  • Need a ride to or from Blended? Complete this FORM


Vision and Hearing Screening

On Monday, November 18th and Tuesday, November 19th, we will do our annual district vision and hearing screening during blended. Please click HERE for more information.

K-8 on Monday, Nov 18th from 11:00-12:15

High School on Tuesday, Nov 19th from 11:00-12:00


What is Coming Up at Blended:

On Monday, November 18th, students will have rotations, art for special, lunch, and will begin working on compiling Thanksgiving baskets.


Thanksgiving Food Basket Donations

eDCSD is adopting five families for Thanksgiving this year. If you would like to donate please sign up for items. All non-perishable items will be collected on November 18th and 19th during blended. All perishable items will be collected on Thursday, November 21st. Please drop your donation(s) by the front office or bring it to Blended. High School students may earn community service hours for their donations. Each item is worth a different amount of community service hours. We thank you in advance for your support!

High School Community Service Credits:

  • Turkey = 2 hours

  • Pie = 1 hour

  • All other items = 4 items for 1 hour (or .25 hours each)

Click HERE to sign up.


Student Basket Donations

The Elementary students are working to make a difference in the lives of others that could use a little extra joy in the midst of challenging times. They learned about 3 students in our own school community at eDCSD that could use our help. Please consider signing up to help one or more of these students. There is a sign up for each student.

Elementary Girl

Elementary Boy

High School Boy

You can drop off your donations off at the office no later than 11/18. Please label your items with one of the following labels: Elementary Girl, Elementary Boy, High School Boy. If you sign up for a perishable item, it would be helpful to bring the item later in the week of 11/18, if possible. (Please email Mrs. Byrd to help coordinate perishable items).

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Byrd: smbyrd@dcsdk12.org.


Apple Award Nominations



Nominations for the 2020 Apple Awards are now open! This is your chance to let an exceptional DCSD teacher or staff member know they're making a difference!

Find your school and make a nomination here

The deadline for nominations is Sunday, December 1.




Parking

Just a friendly reminder. During blended, please keep the parking spots along the building and the visitor parking spots open for drop off and pick up only. Limit parking in this area to 10 minutes. If you will be staying for a longer period of time, please park in the lot to the south of the building or along the street.


Virtual Parent Orientation:

If you were not able to attend the Parent Orientation that was held on Wednesday, November 6th, please click HERE to access the recording. If you have any questions, please contact Ms.Gant at tgant@dcsdk12.org.


Parent Canvas Accounts

Please use THIS link to access the Canvas Parent Login Page.

eDCSD parents who are new to Canvas, below are directions on how to create your account. You will begin by generating a Pairing Code from your student’s account and then you will use this code to create your own account. We will cover this information in Parent orientation on Wednesday, August 21st from 6pm - 7pm.

How to generate a Pairing Code

How to create a parent account in Canvas

Parent Portal Login


Weather Delays

With the recent weather, we thought it would be good to communicate what our general procedure will be at eDCSD. In case of a closure, we will not hold blended and our office will be closed. If it is not a blended day, teachers will have instructions on their class pages with further instructions for the day.


If we have a delay, typically the district will call a 90 min delay. However, since eDCSD has later than typical start times, we will run on a 60 min delay. If we have a delay on a blended day, we will start 1 hour late. If your student is riding the bus, their pick up time will be 1 hour later than originally communicated. If we have a delay on a virtual class day, we will run on a normal schedule.


Castle Rock Free Clinic

Local agencies have joined together to offer free medical clinics in Castle Rock. Please see THIS flyer for more information.


Holiday Support

Click HERE for information about low income support through the holidays.


Computer Check Out

If your student needs a computer, you may check out a device from eDCSD. We encourage your student to use their own device, if possible. Please note that a $100 deposit is required for check out and will be collected before checkout. The deposit will be refunded when you return the device in good condition. The deposit may be made by either cash or check in person. If you would prefer to pay electronically, you will need to contact the office before you visit the office so that we can put a $100 fee on your My School Bucks account.


If you have questions regarding technology or device specifications, please contact CJ Santiago at csantiago@dcsdk12.org.


Technology Support

If you are experiencing technology issues and need support beyond what your student’s classroom teacher can provide, please contact Ms.Gant at tgant@dcsdk12.org


Office Hours

The eDCSD office is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am- 3:30 pm. Please keep in mind that many of our staff (teachers, counselors, and learning coach) work from home most days so if you need assistance, you can always call the office at 303-387-9465 or send us an email.


Your Partner in Learning,

Laura Sharp, Assistant Principal


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Weekly Update - 11/5/19

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,


Welcome to November! Quarter 2 is off to a great start. Please consider attending our virtual parent orientation tomorrow night, Wednesday, November 6th to learn more about how to support your students. Information can be found below. Please read the following announcements for this week.

Announcements


Support Opportunities

Virtual Classes

  • Wednesday - Math and Language Arts Virtual Classes

  • Thursday - Science and Social Studies Virtual Classes

  • You can find the schedule HERE


Blended Learning

  • No Blended Monday, November 11th. This is a district professional development day for staff and no school for students.

  • Monday, November 18th from 9am - 12:30 pm

  • Need a ride to or from Blended? Complete this FORM


Virtual Help Sessions

  • You can find the schedule HERE

  • Links to these sessions are found on your course Canvas Pages

  • Can’t make these times? You can email, call or send a Google Chat to your teacher.

What Happened this Past Week at Blended:

Parent Communication:

“This week your child had a Life Skills lesson around vaping, the effects of second and third-hand effects of vaping and the effects on the lungs.

Your child learned what vaping means and the harmful physical effects; the effects of second and third-hand smoke from vaping; and the effects on the lungs by participating in a pig lung demonstration.

As a parent it is important to know:

  • What do the new vaping products look like?

  • Where to look for them? (Including in the trash)

  • Why parents should not purchase gift cards for their child to use.

    • How they use these to purchase vaping products online.

Vaping Resources https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/index.htm.

What is Coming Up at Blended:

On Monday, November 18th, students will meet from 9am - 12:30 pm. Students will have help sessions with teachers, Mindfulness, and complete a community service lesson.


Thanksgiving Basket Donations

The Elementary students are working to make a difference in the lives of others that could use a little extra joy in the midst of challenging times. They learned about 3 students in our own school community at eDCSD that could use our help. Please consider signing up to help one or more of these students. There is a sign up for each student.

Elementary Girl

Elementary Boy

High School Boy

You can drop off your donations off at the office no later than 11/18. Please label your items with one of the following labels: Elementary Girl, Elementary Boy, High School Boy. If you sign up for a perishable item, it would be helpful to bring the item later in the week of 11/18, if possible. (Please email Mrs. Byrd to help coordinate perishable items).

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Byrd: smbyrd@dcsdk12.org.


Virtual Parent Orientation:

On Wednesday, November 6th from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, we will be holding a virtual parent orientation. We will cover technology tools that parents can use to support their student, tips for online student success, and have an open question session. If you are not able to attend, the meeting will be recorded and posted on the website the next day. Click HERE to access the virtual session on Wednesday, November 6th.


Parent Canvas Accounts

Please use THIS link to access the Canvas Parent Login Page.

eDCSD parents who are new to Canvas, below are directions on how to create your account. You will begin by generating a Pairing Code from your student’s account and then you will use this code to create your own account. We will cover this information in Parent orientation on Wednesday, August 21st from 6pm - 7pm.

How to generate a Pairing Code

How to create a parent account in Canvas

Parent Portal Login

Weather Delays

With the recent weather, we thought it would be good to communicate what our general procedure will be at eDCSD. In case of a closure, we will not hold blended and our office will be closed. If it is not a blended day, teachers will have instructions on their class pages with further instructions for the day.


If we have a delay, typically the district will call a 90 min delay. However, since eDCSD has later than typical start times, we will run on a 60 min delay. If we have a delay on a blended day, we will start 1 hour late. If your student is riding the bus, their pick up time will be 1 hour later than originally communicated. If we have a delay on a virtual class day, we will run on a normal schedule.


Upcoming Parent Engagement Events

Holiday Support

Click HERE for information about low income support through the holidays.


IB Program

The Douglas County High School International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) is pleased to once again hold two information nights about our program this fall. The events will be held in our high school theater auditorium as follows:

Tuesday, Dec 3, 6:30 PM

8th grade students and their parents will be invited to join us to learn about the IB program, prerequisites, processes, opportunities and successes. IB teachers will host tables by subject and will be present to answer questions from parents and students. Current IB Seniors will also be on hand to share their experience.

This is the 22nd year of our program and we have a lot to offer that is unique to our IB Huskie Community. Invitations will be sent to these families on October 1st and we wanted you to help us promote this program. Attached is a simple flyer that can be used. Also attached is the application form we give to prospective students.

If you have any questions, please contact the IB office at 303-387-1008.


Castle Rock Free Clinic

Local agencies have joined together to offer free medical clinics in Castle Rock. Please see THIS flyer for more information.

Parking

Just a friendly reminder. During blended, please keep the parking spots along the building and the visitor parking spots open for drop off and pick up only. Limit parking in this area to 10 minutes. If you will be staying for a longer period of time, please park in the lot to the south of the building or along the street.


Computer Check Out

If your student needs a computer, you may check out a device from eDCSD. We encourage your student to use their own device, if possible. Please note that a $100 deposit is required for check out and will be collected before checkout. The deposit will be refunded when you return the device in good condition. The deposit may be made by either cash or check in person. If you would prefer to pay electronically, you will need to contact the office before you visit the office so that we can put a $100 fee on your My School Bucks account.


If you have questions regarding technology or device specifications, please contact CJ Santiago at csantiago@dcsdk12.org.


Technology Support

If you are experiencing technology issues and need support beyond what your student’s classroom teacher can provide, please contact Ms. Gant at tgant@dcsdk12.org


Office Hours

The eDCSD office is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am- 3:30 pm. Please keep in mind that many of our staff (teachers, counselors, and learning coach) work from home most days so if you need assistance, you can always call the office at 303-387-9465 or send us an email.


Your Partner in Learning,

Laura Sharp, Assistant Principal


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Weekly Update - 10/29/19

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,


We wish everyone a happy and safe Halloween on Thursday. Please remember that there are no VCs or help sessions the rest of this week as teachers are still at a conference. Also, Daylight Savings Time ends this Sunday so remember to set your clocks back and we will see you at blended on Monday, November 4th. Please read the announcements below.


Announcements


Support Opportunities

Virtual Classes

  • Wednesday - Math and Language Arts Virtual Classes

  • Thursday - Science and Social Studies Virtual Classes

  • You can find the schedule HERE


Blended Learning

  • Monday, November 4th from 9am - 12:30 pm

  • Need a ride to or from Blended? Complete this FORM


Virtual Help Sessions

  • You can find the schedule HERE

  • Links to these sessions are found on your course Canvas Pages

  • Can’t make these times? You can email, call or send a Google Chat to your teacher.

What is Coming Up at Blended:

On Monday, November 4th, students will meet from 9am - 12:30 pm. Students will help sessions with teachers, a lesson on Personality Masks with Mr. Royal, and Mindfulness. Students should bring a lunch.


Daylight Savings Time Ends

Daylight Savings Time Ends on Sunday, November 3rd so remember to set your clocks back one hour and enjoy an extra hour of weekend!


Virtual Parent Orientation:

On Wednesday, November 6th from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, we will be holding a virtual parent orientation. We will cover technology tools that parents can use to support their student, tips for online student success, and have an open question session. If you are not able to attend, the meeting will be recorded and posted on the website the next day. Click HERE to access the virtual session on Wednesday, November 6th.


Parent Canvas Accounts

Please use THIS link to access the Canvas Parent Login Page.

eDCSD parents who are new to Canvas, below are directions on how to create your account. You will begin by generating a Pairing Code from your student’s account and then you will use this code to create your own account. We will cover this information in Parent orientation on Wednesday, August 21st from 6pm - 7pm.

How to generate a Pairing Code

How to create a parent account in Canvas

Parent Portal Login

Weather Delays

With the recent weather, we thought it would be good to communicate what our general procedure will be at eDCSD. In case of a closure, we will not hold blended and our office will be closed. If it is not a blended day, teachers will have instructions on their class pages with further instructions for the day.


If we have a delay, typically the district will call a 90 min delay. However, since eDCSD has later than typical start times, we will run on a 60 min delay. If we have a delay on a blended day, we will start 1 hour late. If your student is riding the bus, their pick up time will be 1 hour later than originally communicated. If we have a delay on a virtual class day, we will run on a normal schedule.


Upcoming Parent Engagement Events

Holiday Support

Click HERE for information about low income support through the holidays.


IB Program

The Douglas County High School International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) is pleased to once again hold two information nights about our program this fall. The events will be held in our high school theater auditorium as follows:

Monday, Oct 28, 6:00 PM

Tuesday, Dec 3, 6:30 PM

8th grade students and their parents will be invited to join us to learn about the IB program, prerequisites, processes, opportunities and successes. IB teachers will host tables by subject and will be present to answer questions from parents and students. Current IB Seniors will also be on hand to share their experience.

This is the 22nd year of our program and we have a lot to offer that is unique to our IB Huskie Community. Invitations will be sent to these families on October 1st and we wanted you to help us promote this program. Attached is a simple flyer that can be used. Also attached is the application form we give to prospective students.

If you have any questions, please contact the IB office at 303-387-1008.


Castle Rock Free Clinic

Local agencies have joined together to offer free medical clinics in Castle Rock. Please see THIS flyer for more information.

Parking

Just a friendly reminder. During blended, please keep the parking spots along the building and the visitor parking spots open for drop off and pick up only. Limit parking in this area to 10 minutes. If you will be staying for a longer period of time, please park in the lot to the south of the building or along the street.


Computer Check Out

If your student needs a computer, you may check out a device from eDCSD. We encourage your student to use their own device, if possible. Please note that a $100 deposit is required for check out and will be collected before checkout. The deposit will be refunded when you return the device in good condition. The deposit may be made by either cash or check in person. If you would prefer to pay electronically, you will need to contact the office before you visit the office so that we can put a $100 fee on your My School Bucks account.


If you have questions regarding technology or device specifications, please contact CJ Santiago at csantiago@dcsdk12.org.


Technology Support

If you are experiencing technology issues and need support beyond what your student’s classroom teacher can provide, please contact Ms. Gant at tgant@dcsdk12.org


Office Hours

The eDCSD office is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am- 3:30 pm. Please keep in mind that many of our staff (teachers, counselors, and learning coach) work from home most days so if you need assistance, you can always call the office at 303-387-9465 or send us an email.


Your Partner in Learning,

Laura Sharp, Assistant Principal


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Weekly Update - 10/22/19

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,


Welcome back from fall break! I hope you had an easy transition back into the school routine and the start of quarter 2 this week. Please be aware that there is NO BLENDED on Monday, October 28th to allow the staff to attend a conference next week. There WILL still be work assigned and teachers will be available by email but responses may be delayed. Please read the announcements below.

Announcements


Support Opportunities

Virtual Classes

  • THERE WILL BE NO VC MEETINGS NEXT WEEK.

  • Wednesday - Math and Language Arts Virtual Classes

  • Thursday - Science and Social Studies Virtual Classes

  • You can find the schedule HERE


Blended Learning

  • THERE WILL BE NO BLENDED ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 28TH.

  • Monday, November 4th from 9am - 12:30 pm

  • Need a ride to or from Blended? Complete this FORM


Virtual Help Sessions

  • THERE WILL BE NO VC MEETINGS NEXT WEEK.

  • You can find the schedule HERE

  • Links to these sessions are found on your course Canvas Pages

  • Can’t make these times? You can email, call or send a Google Chat to your teacher.

  • There are no help sessions during fall break.

What is Coming Up at Blended:

On Monday, November 4th, students will meet from 9am - 12:30 pm. Students will help sessions with teachers, a lesson on Personality Masks with Mr. Royal, and Mindfulness. Students should bring a lunch.

What Happened Last Week at Blended:

This past week, students had rotations, mindfulness, and played Minute to Win It and ice breaker activities.

Team Up Mindfulness

Team U. P. was in your child’s class today and spoke about Online Safety. Please ask your child what impacted them. We spoke about rumors, gossip and how to stay safe online. Kiana’s Law, was a law that was put into place here in Colorado as a result of Cyberbullying in a Highlands Ranch High school. This law was put into place July 2015. Here is a link to the story behind the law. Kiana’s Law

Hopefully, you have rules at your home to help keep your child safe online.

Here is a website that you can look at together with your child.

Online safety contract

October Cancelation

On Monday, October 28th, there will be no blended due to the staff attending a conference. We will also not hold any VCs next week. Please check individual teacher course pages for more detailed information about what will be expected of students. Teachers will provide the necessary support in their classes in order to complete work assigned. Work WILL be assigned next week. Teachers will be available by email for support and questions but responses will be delayed.


DCSD Gifted Education News

Each month, the gifted education office will publish a newsletter. The newsletter will contain information about upcoming events, updates, resources and student opportunities. HERE is the link to this month’s newsletter.


Parent Canvas Accounts

Please use THIS link to access the Canvas Parent Login Page.

eDCSD parents who are new to Canvas, below are directions on how to create your account. You will begin by generating a Pairing Code from your student’s account and then you will use this code to create your own account. We will cover this information in Parent orientation on Wednesday, August 21st from 6pm - 7pm.

How to generate a Pairing Code

How to create a parent account in Canvas

Parent Portal Login

Holiday Support

Click HERE for information about low income support through the holidays.


IB Program

The Douglas County High School International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) is pleased to once again hold two information nights about our program this fall. The events will be held in our high school theater auditorium as follows:

Monday, Oct 28, 6:00 PM

Tuesday, Dec 3, 6:30 PM

8th grade students and their parents will be invited to join us to learn about the IB program, prerequisites, processes, opportunities and successes. IB teachers will host tables by subject and will be present to answer questions from parents and students. Current IB Seniors will also be on hand to share their experience.

This is the 22nd year of our program and we have a lot to offer that is unique to our IB Huskie Community. Invitations will be sent to these families on October 1st and we wanted you to help us promote this program. Attached is a simple flyer that can be used. Also attached is the application form we give to prospective students.

If you have any questions, please contact the IB office at 303-387-1008.


Castle Rock Free Clinic

Local agencies have joined together to offer free medical clinics in Castle Rock. Please see THIS flyer for more information.

Parking

Just a friendly reminder. During blended, please keep the parking spots along the building and the visitor parking spots open for drop off and pick up only. Limit parking in this area to 10 minutes. If you will be staying for a longer period of time, please park in the lot to the south of the building or along the street.


Computer Check Out

If your student needs a computer, you may check out a device from eDCSD. We encourage your student to use their own device, if possible. Please note that a $100 deposit is required for check out and will be collected before checkout. The deposit will be refunded when you return the device in good condition. The deposit may be made by either cash or check in person. If you would prefer to pay electronically, you will need to contact the office before you visit the office so that we can put a $100 fee on your My School Bucks account.


If you have questions regarding technology or device specifications, please contact CJ Santiago at csantiago@dcsdk12.org.


Technology Support

If you are experiencing technology issues and need support beyond what your student’s classroom teacher can provide, please contact Ms. Gant at tgant@dcsdk12.org


Office Hours

The eDCSD office is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am- 3:30 pm. Please keep in mind that many of our staff (teachers, counselors, and learning coach) work from home most days so if you need assistance, you can always call the office at 303-387-9465 or send us an email.


Your Partner in Learning,

Laura Sharp, Assistant Principal


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Weekly Update - 10/8/19

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,




Fall Break and the end of quarter are almost upon us. We hope that you and your family take some time to enjoy the beautiful fall weather and relax. Tonight is the deadline for all quarter 1 work to be submitted. Wednesday and Thursday are final exam days. All final exams are due by Thursday night at midnight. There is no school Friday, October 11 through Sunday, October 20th. School resumes and 2nd Quarter begins on Monday, October 21st at 8AM. Please read the announcements below for details about school events in the upcoming weeks.

Announcements


Support Opportunities

Virtual Classes

  • Wednesday - Math and Language Arts Virtual Classes

  • Thursday - Science and Social Studies Virtual Classes

  • You can find the schedule HERE

  • There are VCs during fall break.


Blended Learning

  • Monday, October 21st from 9am - 12:30 pm

  • Need a ride to or from Blended? Complete this FORM


Virtual Help Sessions

  • You can find the schedule HERE

  • Links to these sessions are found on your course Canvas Pages

  • Can’t make these times? You can email, call or send a Google Chat to your teacher.

  • There are no help sessions during fall break.

What is Coming Up at Blended:

On Monday, October 21st, students will meet from 9am - 12:30 pm. Students will help sessions with teachers, a lesson with Mr. Royal, and Mindfulness. Students should bring a lunch.

What Happened Last Week at Blended:

This past week, students had rotations, a collaborative lesson with Mrs. McNary, and Mindfulness. .

End of the Quarter Notice

Tonight, Tuesday, October 8th is the last day for students to submit work from 1st quarter. All work is due by the 8th at midnight. Wednesday, October 9th and Thursday, October 10th are finals days. All finals must be submitted by midnight on Thursday, October 10th. No work for 1st quarter will be submitted after this time. Grades will be posted during fall break and 2nd quarter will begin on Monday, October 21st.


Fall Break

There is no school Friday, October 11th through Sunday, October 20th. Teachers will not be available and the office will be closed. Our office staff will be available by phone or email if you need assistance. 2nd quarter begins on Monday, October 21st at 8AM.

October Blended Cancelation

On Monday, October 28th, there will be no blended due to the staff attending a conference. We will resume our regular blended schedule on Monday, November 4th.


Parent Canvas Accounts

Please use THIS link to access the Canvas Parent Login Page.

eDCSD parents who are new to Canvas, below are directions on how to create your account. You will begin by generating a Pairing Code from your student’s account and then you will use this code to create your own account. We will cover this information in Parent orientation on Wednesday, August 21st from 6pm - 7pm.

How to generate a Pairing Code

How to create a parent account in Canvas

Parent Portal Login

Holiday Support

Click HERE for information about low income support through the holidays.


IB Program

The Douglas County High School International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) is pleased to once again hold two information nights about our program this fall. The events will be held in our high school theater auditorium as follows:

Monday, Oct 28, 6:00 PM

Tuesday, Dec 3, 6:30 PM

8th grade students and their parents will be invited to join us to learn about the IB program, prerequisites, processes, opportunities and successes. IB teachers will host tables by subject and will be present to answer questions from parents and students. Current IB Seniors will also be on hand to share their experience.

This is the 22nd year of our program and we have a lot to offer that is unique to our IB Huskie Community. Invitations will be sent to these families on October 1st and we wanted you to help us promote this program. Attached is a simple flyer that can be used. Also attached is the application form we give to prospective students.

If you have any questions, please contact the IB office at 303-387-1008.


Castle Rock Free Clinic

Local agencies have joined together to offer free medical clinics in Castle Rock. Please see THIS flyer for more information.

Parking

Just a friendly reminder. During blended, please keep the parking spots along the building and the visitor parking spots open for drop off and pick up only. Limit parking in this area to 10 minutes. If you will be staying for a longer period of time, please park in the lot to the south of the building or along the street.


Computer Check Out

If your student needs a computer, you may check out a device from eDCSD. We encourage your student to use their own device, if possible. Please note that a $100 deposit is required for check out and will be collected before checkout. The deposit will be refunded when you return the device in good condition. The deposit may be made by either cash or check in person. If you would prefer to pay electronically, you will need to contact the office before you visit the office so that we can put a $100 fee on your My School Bucks account.


If you have questions regarding technology or device specifications, please contact CJ Santiago at csantiago@dcsdk12.org.


Technology Support

If you are experiencing technology issues and need support beyond what your student’s classroom teacher can provide, please contact Ms. Gant at tgant@dcsdk12.org


Office Hours

The eDCSD office is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am- 3:30 pm. Please keep in mind that many of our staff (teachers, counselors, and learning coach) work from home most days so if you need assistance, you can always call the office at 303-387-9465 or send us an email.


Over fall break from October 12 - 20, the eDCSD office will be closed. During business days, the office staff will be available by email or phone.


Your Partner in Learning,

Laura Sharp, Assistant Principal


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Weekly Update 10/1/19

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,




The end of the quarter is drawing near! All regular work for 1st quarter is due next Tuesday, October 8th at midnight. Finals are on Wednesday, October 9th and Thursday, October 10th. All finals are due Thursday, October 10th at midnight. There is no school Friday, October 11th through Sunday, October, 20th. We return to school on Monday, October 21st to begin 2nd quarter. Please read the announcements below for more information.

Announcements


Support Opportunities

Virtual Classes

  • Wednesday - Math and Language Arts Virtual Classes

  • Thursday - Science and Social Studies Virtual Classes

  • You can find the schedule HERE


Blended Learning

  • Monday, October 7th from 9am - 12:30 pm

  • Need a ride to or from Blended? Complete this FORM


Virtual Help Sessions

  • You can find the schedule HERE

  • Links to these sessions are found on your course Canvas Pages

  • Can’t make these times? You can email, call or send a Google Chat to your teacher.

What is Coming Up at Blended:

On Monday, October 7th, students will meet from 9am - 12:30 pm. Students will help sessions with teachers, collaborative lessons on team building with Mrs. McNary, and Mindfulness. Students should bring a lunch.

What Happened Last Week at Blended:

This past week, students had rotations, a PE lesson, and Mindfulness. .

End of the Quarter Notice

Next Tuesday, October 8th is the last day for students to submit work from 1st quarter. All work is due by the 8th at midnight. Wednesday, October 9th and Thursday, October 10th are finals days. All finals must be submitted by midnight on Thursday, October 10th. No work for 1st quarter will be submitted after this time. Grades will be posted during fall break and 2nd quarter will begin on Monday, October 21st.


Fall Break

There is no school Friday, October 11th through Sunday, October 20th. Teachers will not be available and the office will be closed.

October Blended Cancelation

On Monday, October 28th, there will be no blended due to the staff attending a conference. We will resume our regular blended schedule on Monday, November 4th.


School Wide Field Trip to the Zoo

Last Friday, we invited all families to join us at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. We had a great time enjoying both the company of our eDCSD family and the animals!



October Prevention Press

The Douglas County School District publishes a monthly resource for parents related to health and wellness. As part of the DCSD Strategic Plan, safety (including physical and psychological) is a top priority. This month’s newsletter can be found HERE.


Parent Canvas Accounts

Please use THIS link to access the Canvas Parent Login Page.

eDCSD parents who are new to Canvas, below are directions on how to create your account. You will begin by generating a Pairing Code from your student’s account and then you will use this code to create your own account. We will cover this information in Parent orientation on Wednesday, August 21st from 6pm - 7pm.

How to generate a Pairing Code

How to create a parent account in Canvas

Parent Portal Login

Holiday Support

Click HERE for information about low income support through the holidays.


IB Program

The Douglas County High School International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) is pleased to once again hold two information nights about our program this fall. The events will be held in our high school theater auditorium as follows:

Monday, Oct 28, 6:00 PM

Tuesday, Dec 3, 6:30 PM

8th grade students and their parents will be invited to join us to learn about the IB program, prerequisites, processes, opportunities and successes. IB teachers will host tables by subject and will be present to answer questions from parents and students. Current IB Seniors will also be on hand to share their experience.

This is the 22nd year of our program and we have a lot to offer that is unique to our IB Huskie Community. Invitations will be sent to these families on October 1st and we wanted you to help us promote this program. Attached is a simple flyer that can be used. Also attached is the application form we give to prospective students.

If you have any questions, please contact the IB office at 303-387-1008.


Castle Rock Free Clinic

Local agencies have joined together to offer free medical clinics in Castle Rock. Please see THIS flyer for more information.

Parking

Just a friendly reminder. During blended, please keep the parking spots along the building and the visitor parking spots open for drop off and pick up only. Limit parking in this area to 10 minutes. If you will be staying for a longer period of time, please park in the lot to the south of the building or along the street.


Computer Check Out

If your student needs a computer, you may check out a device from eDCSD. We encourage your student to use their own device, if possible. Please note that a $100 deposit is required for check out and will be collected before checkout. The deposit will be refunded when you return the device in good condition. The deposit may be made by either cash or check in person. If you would prefer to pay electronically, you will need to contact the office before you visit the office so that we can put a $100 fee on your My School Bucks account.


If you have questions regarding technology or device specifications, please contact CJ Santiago at csantiago@dcsdk12.org.


Technology Support

If you are experiencing technology issues and need support beyond what your student’s classroom teacher can provide, please contact Ms. Gant at tgant@dcsdk12.org


Office Hours

The eDCSD office is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am- 3:30 pm. Please keep in mind that many of our staff (teachers, counselors, and learning coach) work from home most days so if you need assistance, you can always call the office at 303-387-9465 or send us an email.


Over fall break from October 12 - 20, the eDCSD office will be closed. During business days, the office staff will be available by email or phone.


Your Partner in Learning,

Laura Sharp, Assistant Principal


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Weekly Update - 9/24/19

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,



This Friday is our whole school field trip to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. We welcome all families to join us including students, parents and siblings. Read below for more information and the RSVP. Please read the announcements below for more information.

Announcements


Support Opportunities

Virtual Classes

  • Wednesday - Math and Language Arts Virtual Classes

  • Thursday - Science and Social Studies Virtual Classes

  • You can find the schedule HERE


Blended Learning

  • Monday, September 30th from 9am - 12:30 pm

  • Need a ride to or from Blended? Complete this FORM


Virtual Help Sessions

  • You can find the schedule HERE

  • Links to these sessions are found on your course Canvas Pages

  • Can’t make these times? You can email, call or send a Google Chat to your teacher.


Team Up Mindfulness Parent Communication:

This week your child had a Life Skills lesson on recognizing anxiousness and calming strategies.

Conversation starters for home:

  1. What causes you to feel anxious?

  2. What physical symptoms/ body changes tell you that you are anxious?

  3. What are some calming strategies you learned to help when you feel anxious?

This article from AACAP has great resources for parents to help their teens recognize anxiety and help manage stress.

What is Coming Up at Blended:

On Monday, September 30th, students will meet from 9am - 12:30 pm. Students will help sessions with teachers, a PE lesson, and Mindfulness. Students should bring a lunch.

What Happened Last Week at Blended:

This past week, students had a visit from Team Up to discuss Life Skills during Mindfulness.

All School Field Trip

On Friday, September 27th, we will have a whole school field trip to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo from 10 am - 1:30 pm, although families will have the option to stay as long as they like. Please RSVP HERE.


Due Date Policy

Starting the beginning of week 5, students will receive a 30% deduction on all assignments that were due the first half of the quarter. Students will continue to earn full credit on all assignments that are due during the second half of the quarter. Click HERE for more information.

October Blended Cancelation

On Monday, October 28th, there will be no blended due to the staff attending a conference. We will resume our regular blended schedule on Monday, November 4th.


Parent Canvas Accounts

Please use THIS link to access the Canvas Parent Login Page.

eDCSD parents who are new to Canvas, below are directions on how to create your account. You will begin by generating a Pairing Code from your student’s account and then you will use this code to create your own account. We will cover this information in Parent orientation on Wednesday, August 21st from 6pm - 7pm.

How to generate a Pairing Code

How to create a parent account in Canvas

Parent Portal Login


Castle Rock Free Clinic

Local agencies have joined together to offer free medical clinics in Castle Rock. Please see THIS flyer for more information.

Parking

Just a friendly reminder. During blended, please keep the parking spots along the building and the visitor parking spots open for drop off and pick up only. Limit parking in this area to 10 minutes. If you will be staying for a longer period of time, please park in the lot to the south of the building or along the street.


Computer Check Out

If your student needs a computer, you may check out a device from eDCSD. We encourage your student to use their own device, if possible. Please note that a $100 deposit is required for check out and will be collected before checkout. The deposit will be refunded when you return the device in good condition. The deposit may be made by either cash or check in person. If you would prefer to pay electronically, you will need to contact the office before you visit the office so that we can put a $100 fee on your My School Bucks account.


If you have questions regarding technology or device specifications, please contact CJ Santiago at csantiago@dcsdk12.org.


Technology Support

If you are experiencing technology issues and need support beyond what your student’s classroom teacher can provide, please contact Ms. Gant at tgant@dcsdk12.org


Office Hours

The eDCSD office is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am- 3:30 pm. Please keep in mind that many of our staff (teachers, counselors, and learning coach) work from home most days so if you need assistance, you can always call the office at 303-387-9465 or send us an email.


Your Partner in Learning,

Laura Sharp, Assistant Principal


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eDCSD Weekly Update - 9/17/19

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,



Believe it or not, this is the last week of summer! Fall starts on Monday and with it will come the final weeks of quarter 1. There are just 3 weeks left to submit work for the quarter and then 2 days of finals before quarter 1 grades are posted. Please reach out if you need support from our staff to finish the quarter off strong! Please read the announcements below for more information.

Announcements


Support Opportunities

Virtual Classes

  • Wednesday - Math and Language Arts Virtual Classes

  • Thursday - Science and Social Studies Virtual Classes

  • You can find the schedule HERE


Blended Learning

  • Monday, September 23rd from 9am - 12:30 pm

  • Need a ride to or from Blended? Complete this FORM


Virtual Help Sessions

  • You can find the schedule HERE

  • Links to these sessions are found on your course Canvas Pages

  • Can’t make these times? You can email, call or send a Google Chat to your teacher.

What is Coming Up at Blended:

On Monday, September 23rd, students will meet from 9am - 12:30 pm. Students will help sessions with teachers, an art lesson, and Mindfulness. Students should bring a lunch.

All School Field Trip

On Friday, September 27th, we will have a whole school field trip to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo from 10 am - 1:30 pm, although families will have the option to stay as long as they like. Please RSVP HERE.


Due Date Policy

Just a reminder that tonight marks the halfway point of the quarter. Starting tomorrow, the beginning of week 5, students will receive a 30/% deduction on all assignments that were due the first half of the quarter. Students will continue to earn full credit on all assignments that are due during the second half of the quarter. Click HERE for more information.

October Blended Cancelation

On Monday, October 28th, there will be no blended due to the staff attending a conference. We will resume our regular blended schedule on Monday, November 4th.

September Prevention Press

The Douglas County School District publishes a monthly resource for parents related to health and wellness. As part of the DCSD Strategic Plan, safety (including physical and psychological) is a top priority. This month’s newsletter can be found HERE.


Virtual Parent Orientation:

If you were not able to attend the Parent Orientation that was held on Wednesday, August 21st, please click HERE to access the recording. If you have any questions, please contact Ms.Gant at tgant@dcsdk12.org.


Parent Canvas Accounts

Please use THIS link to access the Canvas Parent Login Page.

eDCSD parents who are new to Canvas, below are directions on how to create your account. You will begin by generating a Pairing Code from your student’s account and then you will use this code to create your own account. We will cover this information in Parent orientation on Wednesday, August 21st from 6pm - 7pm.

How to generate a Pairing Code

How to create a parent account in Canvas

Parent Portal Login


Castle Rock Free Clinic

Local agencies have joined together to offer free medical clinics in Castle Rock. Please see THIS flyer for more information.

Parking

Just a friendly reminder. During blended, please keep the parking spots along the building and the visitor parking spots open for drop off and pick up only. Limit parking in this area to 10 minutes. If you will be staying for a longer period of time, please park in the lot to the south of the building or along the street.


Computer Check Out

If your student needs a computer, you may check out a device from eDCSD. We encourage your student to use their own device, if possible. Please note that a $100 deposit is required for check out and will be collected before checkout. The deposit will be refunded when you return the device in good condition. The deposit may be made by either cash or check in person. If you would prefer to pay electronically, you will need to contact the office before you visit the office so that we can put a $100 fee on your My School Bucks account.


If you have questions regarding technology or device specifications, please contact CJ Santiago at csantiago@dcsdk12.org.


Technology Support

If you are experiencing technology issues and need support beyond what your student’s classroom teacher can provide, please contact Ms. Gant at tgant@dcsdk12.org


Office Hours

The eDCSD office is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am- 3:30 pm. Please keep in mind that many of our staff (teachers, counselors, and learning coach) work from home most days so if you need assistance, you can always call the office at 303-387-9465 or send us an email.


Your Partner in Learning,

Laura Sharp, Assistant Principal


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Weekly Update - 9/10/19

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,



Welcome to the 2nd half of quarter 1. I hope you were able to connect with teachers face to face for parent-teacher conferences on Monday and Tuesday. If you missed the face to face meetings, there is still time as conferences continue through the end of the week. Please reach out to schedule a virtual meeting or email update. At blended on Monday, students will have an in house Stemplicity field trip. Students will participate in STEM activities in the gym this day. Please read the announcements below for more information.

Announcements


Support Opportunities

Virtual Classes

  • Wednesday - Math and Language Arts Virtual Classes

  • Thursday - Science and Social Studies Virtual Classes

  • You can find the schedule HERE


Blended Learning

  • Monday, September 16th from 9am - 12:30 pm

  • Need a ride to or from Blended? Complete this FORM


Virtual Help Sessions

  • You can find the schedule HERE

  • Links to these sessions are found on your course Canvas Pages

  • Can’t make these times? You can email, call or send a Google Chat to your teacher.

What is Coming Up at Blended:

On Monday, September 16th, students will meet from 9am - 12:30 pm. Students will have stemplicity in house field trip from Students should bring a lunch.

Team U.P. Parent Communication:

This week your child’s Life Skills lesson was Self-Concept and Growth Mindset. It is important to be able to have / create a healthy, strong and positive self-concept in order to allow yourself to be happy. When individuals are feeling confident and satisfied with their self, they are then more likely to be able to avoid negative and unhealthy choices in life and show resilience. We completed an activity around growth mindset to encourage the students to remember that there is power in the way they think which is directly linked to behavior, choice and outcomes. We encourage you to take an opportunity to talk with your child about how they see themselves and how they feel that others see them. This would be a great time to help your child work on setting personal goals to boost their self-concept and keep them focused on positive choices. See the content shared through ParentInsider.com to get ideas about goal setting.

All School Field Trip

On Friday, September 27th, we will have a whole school field trip to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo from 10 am - 1:30 pm, although families will have the option to stay as long as they like. Please RSVP HERE.


Due Date Policy

Just a reminder that tonight marks the halfway point of the quarter. Starting tomorrow, the beginning of week 5, students will receive a 30/% deduction on all assignments that were due the first half of the quarter. Students will continue to earn full credit on all assignments that are due during the second half of the quarter. Click HERE for more information.

October Blended Cancelation

On Monday, October 28th, there will be no blended due to the staff attending a conference. We will resume our regular blended schedule on Monday, November 4th.

September Prevention Press

The Douglas County School District publishes a monthly resource for parents related to health and wellness. As part of the DCSD Strategic Plan, safety (including physical and psychological) is a top priority. This month’s newsletter can be found HERE.


Virtual Parent Orientation:

If you were not able to attend the Parent Orientation that was held on Wednesday, August 21st, please click HERE to access the recording. If you have any questions, please contact Ms.Gant at tgant@dcsdk12.org.


Parent Canvas Accounts

Please use THIS link to access the Canvas Parent Login Page.

eDCSD parents who are new to Canvas, below are directions on how to create your account. You will begin by generating a Pairing Code from your student’s account and then you will use this code to create your own account. We will cover this information in Parent orientation on Wednesday, August 21st from 6pm - 7pm.

How to generate a Pairing Code

How to create a parent account in Canvas

Parent Portal Login


Castle Rock Free Clinic

Local agencies have joined together to offer free medical clinics in Castle Rock. Please see THIS flyer for more information.

Parking

Just a friendly reminder. During blended, please keep the parking spots along the building and the visitor parking spots open for drop off and pick up only. Limit parking in this area to 10 minutes. If you will be staying for a longer period of time, please park in the lot to the south of the building or along the street.


Computer Check Out

If your student needs a computer, you may check out a device from eDCSD. We encourage your student to use their own device, if possible. Please note that a $100 deposit is required for check out and will be collected before checkout. The deposit will be refunded when you return the device in good condition. The deposit may be made by either cash or check in person. If you would prefer to pay electronically, you will need to contact the office before you visit the office so that we can put a $100 fee on your My School Bucks account.


Beginning August 8th, you may stop by the office anytime during regular hours 7:30AM to 3:30 PM.


If you have questions regarding technology or device specifications, please contact CJ Santiago at csantiago@dcsdk12.org.


Technology Support

If you are experiencing technology issues and need support beyond what your student’s classroom teacher can provide, please contact Ms. Gant at tgant@dcsdk12.org


Office Hours

The eDCSD office is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am- 3:30 pm. Please keep in mind that many of our staff (teachers, counselors, and learning coach) work from home most days so if you need assistance, you can always call the office at 303-387-9465 or send us an email.


Your Partner in Learning,

Laura Sharp, Assistant Principal


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Weekly Update - 9/3/19

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,



I hope everyone enjoyed their long Labor Day weekend. Tonight at midnight marks the end of the first progress window. Progress grades will be posted by Monday, September 9th and parent-teacher conferences will be held next week between the 9th - 13th. Please look for emails from teachers regarding parent-teacher conference sign-ups. Please read the announcements below for more information.


Announcements


Support Opportunities

Virtual Classes

  • Wednesday - Math and Language Arts Virtual Classes

  • Thursday - Science and Social Studies Virtual Classes

  • You can find the schedule HERE


Blended Learning

  • Monday, September 9th from 9 am - 12:30 pm

  • Need a ride to or from Blended? Complete this FORM


Virtual Help Sessions

  • You can find the schedule HERE

  • Links to these sessions are found on your course Canvas Pages

  • Can’t make these times? You can email, call or send a Google Chat to your teacher.

What is Coming Up at Blended:

On Monday, September 9th, students will meet from 9 am - 12:30 pm. Students will have help sessions, work on a Desmos pinwheel project, and have Mindfulness with the counselor. Students should bring a lunch.

All School Field Trip

On Friday, September 27th, we will have a whole school field trip to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo from 10 am - 1:30 pm, although families will have the option to stay as long as they like. An RSVP form and more detailed information will be sent out next week.

Grandparents Day Celebration
Grandparents’ Day is next month and in honor of that special day, I want to invite you to attend a unique event called “An Intergenerational Conversation.”


At the event, children and their grandparents will share ideas on how to make spending time together extra special. The event starts with a Keynote Speaker on the importance of intergenerational relationships, followed by a panel of local students talking about what they like to do or would like to do with their Grandparents. I know you’ll hear some great ideas and, perhaps, you can share some of your ideas too!

The event is free, and there will be light refreshments and cool door prizes.

Here are the details:

Date: Saturday, September 7 (the day before Grandparents Day)

Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Where: Philip S. Miller Library, 100 Wilcox St., Castle Rock

Register: www.mydougcoseniorlife.com

Space is limited, you must be registered to attend.

Registration closes August 30, 2019.


October Blended Cancelation

On Monday, October 28th, there will be no blended due to the staff attending a conference. We will resume our regular blended schedule on Monday, November 4th.

Virtual Parent Orientation:

If you were not able to attend the Parent Orientation that was held on Wednesday, August 21st, please click HERE to access the recording. If you have any questions, please contact Ms.Gant at tgant@dcsdk12.org.


Parent Canvas Accounts

Please use THIS link to access the Canvas Parent Login Page.

eDCSD parents who are new to Canvas, below are directions on how to create your account. You will begin by generating a Pairing Code from your student’s account and then you will use this code to create your own account. We will cover this information in Parent orientation on Wednesday, August 21st from 6 pm - 7 pm.

How to generate a Pairing Code

How to create a parent account in Canvas

Parent Portal Login


Castle Rock Free Clinic

Local agencies have joined together to offer free medical clinics in Castle Rock. Please see THIS flyer for more information.

Parking

Just a friendly reminder. During blended, please keep the parking spots along the building and the visitor parking spots open for drop off and pick up only. Limit parking in this area to 10 minutes. If you will be staying for a longer period of time, please park in the lot to the south of the building or along the street.


Computer Check Out

If your student needs a computer, you may check out a device from eDCSD. We encourage your student to use their own device, if possible. Please note that a $100 deposit is required to check out and will be collected before checkout. The deposit will be refunded when you return the device in good condition. The deposit may be made by either cash or check-in person. If you would prefer to pay electronically, you will need to contact the office before you visit the office so that we can put a $100 fee on your My School Bucks account.


Beginning August 8th, you may stop by the office anytime during regular hours 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM.


If you have questions regarding technology or device specifications, please contact CJ Santiago at csantiago@dcsdk12.org.


Technology Support

If you are experiencing technology issues and need support beyond what your student’s classroom teacher can provide, please contact Ms. Gant at tgant@dcsdk12.org


Office Hours

The eDCSD office is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am- 3:30 pm. Please keep in mind that many of our staff (teachers, counselors, and learning coach) work from home most days so if you need assistance, you can always call the office at 303-387-9465 or send us an email.


Your Partner in Learning,

Laura Sharp, Assistant Principal


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Weekly Update - 8/27/19

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,




Welcome to week 4 of quarter 1. Please keep in mind that there is no school on Monday due to the Labor Day Holiday. This past week, we held our first Parent Orientation. If you were not able to attend, please see below for the link to the recording. Please read the announcements below for more information.


Announcements


Support Opportunities

Virtual Classes

  • Wednesday - Math and Language Arts Virtual Classes

  • Thursday - Science and Social Studies Virtual Classes

  • You can find the schedule HERE


Blended Learning

  • Monday, September 2nd, no blended due to the Labor Day Holiday.

  • Monday, September 9th from 9am - 12:30 pm

  • Need a ride to or from Blended? Complete this FORM


Virtual Help Sessions

  • You can find the schedule HERE

  • Links to these sessions are found on your course Canvas Pages

  • Can’t make these times? You can email, call or send a Google Chat to your teacher.

What is Coming Up at Blended:

On Monday, September 2nd, there is no blended due to the Labor Day Holiday, On Monday, September 9th, students will meet from 9am - 12:30 pm. Students will have help sessions, work on a Desmos pinwheel project, and have Mindfulness with the counselor. Students should bring a lunch.


October Blended Cancelation

On Monday, October 28th, there will be no blended due to the staff attending a conference. We will resume our regular blended schedule on Monday, November 4th.

Virtual Parent Orientation:

If you were not able to attend the Parent Orientation that was held last Wednesday night, please click HERE to access the recording. If you have any questions, please contact Ms.Gant at tgant@dcsdk12.org.


Parent Canvas Accounts

Please use THIS link to access the Canvas Parent Login Page.

eDCSD parents who are new to Canvas, below are directions on how to create your account. You will begin by generating a Pairing Code from your student’s account and then you will use this code to create your own account. We will cover this information in Parent orientation on Wednesday, August 21st from 6pm - 7pm.

How to generate a Pairing Code

How to create a parent account in Canvas

Parent Portal Login


Prevention Press

The Douglas County School District publishes a monthly resource for parents related to health and wellness. As part of the DCSD Strategic Plan, safety (including physical and psychological) is a top priority. This month’s newsletter can be found HERE.


Castle Rock Free Clinic

Local agencies have joined together to offer free medical clinics in Castle Rock. Please see THIS flyer for more information.

Gifted Identification

If you would like to initiate the Gifted Identification process for your child, please complete THIS form. Be advised, you will need approximately 30 to 45 minutes to complete the entire document. There is not a way to save your progress in this form. You need to be ready with your child to fill it out.

For more information, please read THIS letter about the Gifted testing process at eDCSD.

Changes for the 19/20 School Year

  • Week: New for this school year, we will be changing what we consider a “week”. Our school week will now start on Wednesday morning and go through Tuesday night at midnight. This will allow students who wish to work over the weekend some school days on each end of the week to get support from staff. Attendance will be taken on Thursday for the previous “week” (Wednesday through Tuesday).

  • Blended: K-8 Blended will be held on Mondays this school year. High School students will meet from 9am to 12:30pm every week.

Parking

Just a friendly reminder. During blended, please keep the parking spots along the building and the visitor parking spots open for drop off and pick up only. Limit parking in this area to 10 minutes. If you will be staying for a longer period of time, please park in the lot to the south of the building or along the street.


Computer Check Out

If your student needs a computer, you may check out a device from eDCSD. We encourage your student to use their own device, if possible. Please note that a $100 deposit is required for check out and will be collected before checkout. The deposit will be refunded when you return the device in good condition. The deposit may be made by either cash or check in person. If you would prefer to pay electronically, you will need to contact the office before you visit the office so that we can put a $100 fee on your My School Bucks account.


Beginning August 8th, you may stop by the office anytime during regular hours 7:30AM to 3:30 PM.


If you have questions regarding technology or device specifications, please contact CJ Santiago at csantiago@dcsdk12.org.


Technology Support

If you are experiencing technology issues and need support beyond what your student’s classroom teacher can provide, please contact Ms. Gant at tgant@dcsdk12.org


Office Hours

The eDCSD office is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am- 3:30 pm. Please keep in mind that many of our staff (teachers, counselors, and learning coach) work from home most days so if you need assistance, you can always call the office at 303-387-9465 or send us an email.


Your Partner in Learning,

Laura Sharp, Assistant Principal


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Weekly Update - 8/20/19

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,


Hopefully, everyone is getting back into the school routine. Please be aware that tomorrow, Wednesday, August 21st is the last day to add or drop courses. No schedule changes will be made after the 21st. Tomorrow night, Wednesday, August 21st, we will hold our first Parent Orientation of the year. Join us to learn about how you can help support your student as they work towards a successful year. In case you are not able to attend, we will record this session and put the link on the website. Please read the announcements below for more information.


Announcements


Support Opportunities

Virtual Classes

  • Wednesday - Math and Language Arts Virtual Classes

  • Thursday - Science and Social Studies Virtual Classes

  • You can find the schedule HERE


Blended Learning

  • Monday, August 19th from 9am - 12:30 pm

  • Need a ride to or from Blended? Complete this FORM


Virtual Help Sessions

  • You can find the schedule HERE

  • Links to these sessions are found on your course Canvas Pages

  • Can’t make these times? You can email, call or send a Google Chat to your teacher.

What is Coming Up at Blended:

On Monday, August 26th, students will meet from 9am - 12:30 pm. Students will have help sessions, work on a puzzle piece project, a Lego Construction Project, and mindfulness with the counselor. Students should bring a lunch.


October Blended Cancelation

On Monday, October 28th, there will be no blended due to the staff attending a conference. We will resume our regular blended schedule on Monday, November 4th.


Add Drop Deadline

Please be aware that the final day to make changes to schedules is on Wednesday, August 21st by 3pm. Contact your counselor if you need to make a change.

Parent Canvas Accounts

Please use THIS link to access the Canvas Parent Login Page.

eDCSD parents who are new to Canvas, below are directions on how to create your account. You will begin by generating a Pairing Code from your student’s account and then you will use this code to create your own account. We will cover this information in Parent orientation on Wednesday, August 21st from 6pm - 7pm.

How to generate a Pairing Code

How to create a parent account in Canvas

Parent Portal Login

Virtual Parent Orientation:

We will be holding a virtual parent orientation on Wednesday, August 21st from 6pm to 7pm online at THIS link. We will cover IC and Canvas Parent Portal, give a tour of Canvas Accounts, recommended notification settings, grades, activity and attendance, as well as how to supoport your student in an online environment. Parents will also be able to ask questions. We will record the meeting and post the link on the website if you are not able to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Ms.Gant at tgant@dcsdk12.org.


Prevention Press

The Douglas County School District publishes a monthly resource for parents related to health and wellness. As part of the DCSD Strategic Plan, safety (including physical and psychological) is a top priority. This month’s newsletter can be found HERE.


Castle Rock Free Clinic

Local agencies have joined together to offer free medical clinics in Castle Rock. Please see THIS flyer for more information.

Gifted Identification

If you would like to initiate the Gifted Identification process for your child, please complete THIS form. Be advised, you will need approximately 30 to 45 minutes to complete the entire document. There is not a way to save your progress in this form. You need to be ready with your child to fill it out.

For more information, please read THIS letter about the Gifted testing process at eDCSD.

Changes for the 19/20 School Year

  • Week: New for this school year, we will be changing what we consider a “week”. Our school week will now start on Wednesday morning and go through Tuesday night at midnight. This will allow students who wish to work over the weekend some school days on each end of the week to get support from staff. Attendance will be taken on Thursday for the previous “week” (Wednesday through Tuesday).

  • Blended: K-8 Blended will be held on Mondays this school year. High School students will meet from 9am to 12:30pm every week.

Parking

Just a friendly reminder. During blended, please keep the parking spots along the building and the visitor parking spots open for drop off and pick up only. Limit parking in this area to 10 minutes. If you will be staying for a longer period of time, please park in the lot to the south of the building or along the street.


Computer Check Out

If your student needs a computer, you may check out a device from eDCSD. We encourage your student to use their own device, if possible. Please note that a $100 deposit is required for check out and will be collected before checkout. The deposit will be refunded when you return the device in good condition. The deposit may be made by either cash or check in person. If you would prefer to pay electronically, you will need to contact the office before you visit the office so that we can put a $100 fee on your My School Bucks account.


Beginning August 8th, you may stop by the office anytime during regular hours 7:30AM to 3:30 PM.


If you have questions regarding technology or device specifications, please contact CJ Santiago at csantiago@dcsdk12.org.


Technology Support

If you are experiencing technology issues and need support beyond what your student’s classroom teacher can provide, please contact Ms. Gant at tgant@dcsdk12.org


Office Hours

The eDCSD office is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am- 3:30 pm. Please keep in mind that many of our staff (teachers, counselors, and learning coach) work from home most days so if you need assistance, you can always call the office at 303-387-9465 or send us an email.


Your Partner in Learning,

Laura Sharp, Assistant Principal


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Weekly Update - 8/14/19

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,


The 2019 - 2020 school year is in full swing. We just completed our first full week of school and are now beginning week 2. On Wednesday, August 21st, we will hold our first Parent Orientation of the year. Join us to learn about how you can help support your student as they work towards a successful year. Also, please remember we have school pictures on Monday, August 19th from 8am - 2pm. See below for more information.


Announcements


Support Opportunities

Virtual Classes

  • Wednesday - Math and Language Arts Virtual Classes

  • Thursday - Science and Social Studies Virtual Classes

  • You can find the schedule HERE


Blended Learning

  • Monday, August 19th from 9am - 12:30 pm

  • Need a ride to or from Blended? Complete this FORM


Virtual Help Sessions

  • You can find the schedule HERE

  • Links to these sessions are found on your course Canvas Pages

  • Can’t make these times? You can email, call or send a Google Chat to your teacher.

What is Coming Up at Blended:

On Monday, August 19th, students will meet from 9am - 12:30 pm. Students will have help sessions, work on a puzzle piece project, have a PE lesson, and mindfulness with the counselor. Students should bring a lunch. School pictures will be taken during blended. If you wish to order pictures, please send your child with the order form mailed out or stop in with your student before or after blended.


Picture Day

Please mark your calendars for eDCSD picture day. I would like to encourage all of you to come and get your picture taken, if for no other reason than to have your Student ID. Your student ID gains you discounts at movie theaters, entrance to other school events, etc. Please plan to join us for this event. If you wish to order pictures, please complete the order form that was mailed. There are also order forms in the office. Please dress in appropriate school attire.

When: Monday, August 19th

Where: Cantril Gym (312 Cantril Street Door K)

Time: 8AM to 2PM


Gifted Identification

If you would like to initiate the Gifted Identification process for your child, please complete THIS form. Be advised, you will need approximately 30 to 45 minutes to complete the entire document. There is not a way to save your progress in this form. You need to be ready with your child to fill it out.

For more information, please read THIS letter about the Gifted testing process at eDCSD.

Changes for the 19/20 School Year

  • Week: New for this school year, we will be changing what we consider a “week”. Our school week will now start on Wednesday morning and go through Tuesday night at midnight. This will allow students who wish to work over the weekend some school days on each end of the week to get support from staff. Attendance will be taken on Thursday for the previous “week” (Wednesday through Tuesday).

  • Blended: K-8 Blended will be held on Mondays this school year. High School students will meet from 9am to 12:30pm every week.

Parking

Just a friendly reminder. During blended, please keep the parking spots along the building and the visitor parking spots open for drop off and pick up only. Limit parking in this area to 10 minutes. If you will be staying for a longer period of time, please park in the lot to the south of the building or along the street.


Parent Canvas Accounts

Please use THIS link to access the Canvas Parent Login Page. New eDCSD Parents, your login will be sent out during the 2nd week of school. If you cannot find that email, please email tgant@dcsdk12.org. Refer to THIS help guide in order to set up your account and personalize your settings.

Virtual Parent Orientation:

We will be holding a virtual parent orientation on Wednesday, August 21st from 6pm to 7pm online at THIS link. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Gant at tgant@dcsdk12.org.


Computer Check Out

If your student needs a computer, you may check out a device from eDCSD. We encourage your student to use their own device, if possible. Please note that a $100 deposit is required for check out and will be collected before checkout. The deposit will be refunded when you return the device in good condition. The deposit may be made by either cash or check in person. If you would prefer to pay electronically, you will need to contact the office before you visit the office so that we can put a $100 fee on your My School Bucks account.


Beginning August 8th, you may stop by the office anytime during regular hours 7:30AM to 3:30 PM.


If you have questions regarding technology or device specifications, please contact CJ Santiago at csantiago@dcsdk12.org.


Technology Support

If you are experiencing technology issues and need support beyond what your student’s classroom teacher can provide, please contact Ms. Gant at tgant@dcsdk12.org


Office Hours

The eDCSD office is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am- 3:30 pm. Please keep in mind that many of our staff (teachers, counselors, and learning coach) work from home most days so if you need assistance, you can always call the office at 303-387-9465 or send us an email.



Your Partner in Learning,

Laura Sharp, Assistant Principal


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