Denmark Digest

August 2022

Welcome to the 22 - 23 School Year!

We are excited to welcome all of our students onto campus this week. We hope that upperclassmen will join us for Dane Day on Tuesday and that freshmen will join us for Freshman Orientation on Wednesday. Classes begin for all students on Thursday, August 4th.

I often have parents ask me how to help students acclimate to high school. My advice is always make sure that students participate in all that our campus has to offer. We have a wide range of extracurricular activities, including athletics, fine arts, CTAE and over 70 clubs in which students can find a connection to our campus. My other piece of advice has always been to make sure that students are present for their classes so that they do not get behind in their academic work.

This year, we have revamped tutorials and have named them Dane Time. Starting in September, students will be able to select where they would like to go for Dane Time through our flextime manager app. Twice a month, we will be offering students an opportunity to participate in a connections/wellness activity.

We recognize that you have many options for education in today's society. Thank you for choosing to be a part of Dane Nation. We look forward to working with you this year and hope to see you on our campus soon!

Kim Oliver

Important Parking Information

Over the summer we had the parking spots in the student parking lot numbered.

Students will be given a parking decal that corresponds with a parking spot number. Students will be required to park in the same spot throughout the year. Numbered spots will help us better recognize who is on our campus. Please inform your child about the changes. Students will be responsible for remembering where their parking spot is located. Spots are assigned, and students will not be allowed to choose a spot. Parents, please make sure you and your child has read and agreed to the Parking Lot Policies for this year. These policies can be found on our DHS Web page. Parking Permit Applications for 2022-2023 School Year are currently being accepted for rising SENIORS and JUNIORS ONLY. We will open parking to 10th grade students on October 3rd.

The Parking Fee is $125 cash or check or $130 on My Payments Plus. We will begin accepting payments on August 1st.Please contact Dawn Brackett ( with additional questions.

Permission Forms for Students - FCS Information

Please make sure you log into your Parent Portal account to sign FCS required permission forms. If you have multiple students attending FCS, you will need to sign a set of forms for each student. Only 1 parent/guardian needs to sign the forms. The due date for these forms is August 15, 2022.

To sign into Parent Portal click here.

For instructions that explain how to sign forms in Parent Portal, click here.

If you have trouble logging into your Parent Portal account, please contact your student's school.

We are looking forward to a fantastic year!

Forsyth County Schools

Dane Day and Freshmen Orientation

Please join us as we kick-off the 22-23 school year!

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Freshman Orientation Details

Subject: Freshman Orientation

Denmark High School is excited to host our incoming Freshman on Wednesday, August 3rd! During Freshman Orientation, students will be introduced to administrators and counselors, will get an opportunity to go on a guided tour, and will get to participate in small group activities with 11th and 12th grade Dane Directors. Following the student portion of the morning, family members are welcome to join students in walking around the school to explore athletics, clubs, get transportation information, and more!

*Note: Students should be dropped off at 8am and can be picked up/meet family members at 10:45am. The morning session is a student only orientation session. Family members can join students at 10:45 am to walk the campus.

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Administration and Counseling Pairings for Students

We are pleased to add an additional counselor to Denmark for 22-23. Administrators and counselors are assigned based upon students' last names. Please see the pairings below.

Beginning of the Year Important Information

Check Outs:

Check ins and check outs to school occur through our attendance office. Students are not permitted to simply leave campus; all students must go through the attendance office when leaving campus outside of their regular dismissal times. Please note, students are not permitted to check out after 3:15 PM.

Drop Off Before School / Pick Up After School:

Parents must drop off and pick up students in front of the main entrance both before and after school. The entrance off Fowler Road is reserved for students and teachers with parking permits and our buses. This year, we ask that you arrive no earlier than 3:00 PM to pick up your student after school in the car rider line. During dismissal, if your child is not physically present when you arrive in the pickup line, you will be directed to circle back around the parking lot to keep traffic moving and minimize congestion. Please know that the car rider line is quite long as we start the school year and as everyone figures out how to navigate their mornings. Please look for a detailed Parent Portal messenger later this week.

Drop Off of Items / Deliveries:

Parents are NOT allowed to drop off any items for students, with the exception of prescription medication that is housed in our clinic.


Lockers are available for students to rent for the year. We will rent lockers to students during lunches the first few weeks of school. Students are allowed to select the locker of their choice. We suggest walking the schedule to determine the best place for a locker, keeping in mind that the schedule is not consistent each day.


We ask that all parents set up an account with MyPayments Plus if you have not already done so. We prefer online payment in lieu of cash whenever possible, including lunch accounts.

Transportation for students enrolled in FVA / GAVS Part Time, Dual Enrollment, and/or IE2:

Students who are enrolled in FVA / GAVS part-time, Dual Enrollment, and/or IE2, and come to Denmark HS for some of their classes, MUST enter the building through the front doors only. To ensure the safety and well-being of all Denmark HS students, we ask that all students in this situation arrive no earlier than 5 minutes prior to the start of their first in-person class on Denmark’s campus.

Counseling Corner

Who is my counselor?

The DHS Counseling Team is divided by last names. See below for a quick reference and click here if you want to learn more about us!

A-COO- Mrs. Carlson, Formerly Ms. Burnell

COP-GO Mrs. Spurlock (Director of Counseling)

GR-LAN Mr. Brooks

LAO-PAM- Mr. Hollis

PAN-SH- Mrs. Moore

SI-Z- Mrs. Farnum

How do I meet with my counselor?

We are here for you! The best way to contact your counselor is to send them an email. Our emails are located on the counseling website. Students can also stop by the counseling office. We will meet with them if we are available or schedule an alternate time to meet.

Senior Parent Night

We have a lot of information to share with you! Join us August 17th at 6:30pm in the theater to discuss all things SENIOR! The Senior Seminar covers information about graduation, college applications, financial aid, as well as other postsecondary planning information.

YouScience School Day

On August 23rd, ALL students will be working on an aptitude assessment and reviewing their results during both Dane Times. We ask that all students bring a laptop, Chromebook, tablet, etc. on this day so that we meet all student’s technology needs. Students who do not have access to technology at home can borrow a Chromebook from the school. The YouScience Brain Games cannot be completed on a phone. Please be on the lookout for additional information about this exciting program for your student(s).

Mock Exams

Would your student like to “trial test” the ACT or SAT? Applerouth will be offering mock exams on our campus this Fall. Sign up information is below:

SAT/ACT Prep Classes

Applerouth will be hosting SAT and ACT courses at Denmark High School in the Fall. Each Group Class includes 18 hours of group tutoring and 2 mock tests.

SAT Group Class: Starts August 13th, Group Tutoring Tuesdays 4-7pm

ACT Group Glass: Starts August 27th, Group Tutoring Thursdays 4-7pm

SAT Group Class: Starts October 15th, Group Tutoring Tuesdays 4-7pm

Peach State Tour

You are invited to the 2022 Peach State Tour information sessions offered in-person and via Zoom Webinars. These sessions will allow you to learn more about Augusta University, Georgia State University, Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia. These events are FREE and open to ALL high school students and their families, but space is limited!

REGISTER HERE: Students - Peach State Tour

Social Media

Follow us on Twitter @DHS__Counseling

To subscribe to counseling text updates, text @DHSsss3 to 81010

Counseling Website

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Important Information for GAVS Summer Courses

When students complete a GAVS course in the summer, they must submit the final transcript to receive credit for the course and to make sure they are enrolled in the correct classes for this school year.

Please, print the GAVS Transcript and then sign and date it. You will submit the signed GAVS transcript to our registrar, Mrs. Shirley Santiago. Once transcripts have been verified through GAVS, the grades will post to the DHS student transcripts.

Any student who was enrolled in a GAVS EOC course was required to take the EOC. Students who did not take the EOC will receive an Incomplete in the class for the transcript until the EOC is taken (Algebra I, Biology, American Literature, US History).

Senior Picture Information

Please click HERE for information for senior pictures.

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Meningitis Vaccine Required for all Rising 11th Graders

Attention Rising 11th Grade Students:

Effective July 1, 2021, children 16 years of age and older, who are entering the 11th grade (including new entrants), must have received one booster dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4), unless their initial dose was administered on or after their 16th birthday.

Any student who is unable to provide proof of vaccination will be unable to attend school in August.

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A Message from FCS Food and Nutrition Services

Free meals for students will end June 30, 2022, as reported by the USDA.

Forsyth County Schools will start accepting Free and Reduced applications July 11, 2022.

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Denmark Pantry - 2022 - 2023 (Donations Needed)

Denmark will be introducing The Pack Provisions Pantry for the 2022-23 school year. We want this to be a place that supports the needs of ALL of our students. It will include items that will allow our students to focus on their academic day instead of worrying about basic necessities. This is where we are calling on our Dane Community to help!

We are planning for this to include light snacks, school supplies, and hygiene products. Please support our pantry by donating items from our Wishlist below. We have included a link to our Amazon Wishlist that will allow items to be shipped directly to us, or you can choose from the list of items below and send in with your student. Attention to Mrs. Shannon Covington .

Amazon Wishlist: Pack Provisions Amazon Wish List

If you would like to donate products outside of Amazon, we are specifically looking for

School Supplies: colored pencils, number 2 pencils, blue and black ink pens, notebook paper, three-ring binders (minimum of 1”), spiral notebooks, and graph paper

Snacks: mini-cereal boxes, Little Bites mini-muffins, sandwich crackers, fruit snacks, applesauce poaches, Poptarts, pretzels, chewy granola bars, Nature Valley bars/biscuits, Combos, bottled water, protein meal replacement shakes

Hygiene products: deodorant (travel size), feminine hygiene products, travel sized toothpaste/toothbrushes and mouthwash

Supplies: brown paper lunch bags

Thank you for the support! Dane Nation is truly amazing! Please keep an eye out each month for our community newsletter that will highlight items needed to restock our pantry.

Support our Danes with our Student Section! Dawg Pound ( A Message from Mrs. Nelson)

Dane Nation,

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! I am so excited to be supporting our Dawg Pound this year and can’t wait to help make this year the best year for our students. But to do this, WE need YOUR help!

Linked below is an Amazon wish list full of spirit items to help our students get loud and support our Danes! Any donation is appreciated, and all donations will be used by our students in the Dawg Pound (student section) during the 2022-2023 school year.


Please encourage your student to sign up for the Dawg Pound and purchase their student section t-shirts. Information can be found here: All current Denmark High School students can join the Dawg Pound and we encourage them to do so! Deadline for shirt orders and payments is Friday, August 12, 2022. Payments can be made through MyPayments Plus.

Thank you in advance for your support of our Danes! It’s ALWAYS a GREAT day to be a DANE!

Mrs. Nelson

2022 - 2023 Extracurricular Schedules (Please click the boxes below for scheduling information.)

We look forward to seeing you on campus as you support our Danes!
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