Knightly News

Denton Classical Academy - September 12, 2021

Denton Classical Academy

Our Mission

Seek to provide an excellent and distinctively classical education that pursues knowledge, promotes virtue, and prepares students for prosperous lives in a free society.


ResponsiveEd Mission

To provide hope for students through educational options that promote a free society and cultivate moral and academic excellence.

What's Happening at DCA

**New or UPDATED information


September

14 - School Pictures

16 - Coffee/Tea with the Director

23 - North Texas Giving Day

24 - Back to School Night

24 - Family Preview Night at the Book Fair

27 - October 1 - Scholastic Book Fair

27 - October 1 - Spirit Week


October

*7 - 2nd Grade Field Trip

8 - Early Release at 12:30 PM

11 - Student Holiday - No School

*14 - 3rd and 4th Grade Field Trip

19-20 - Health Screenings

29 - Classical Character Day


November

*11 - PTO Meeting

*17 - Thanksgiving Family Feast

*19 - Early Release Day

*22-26 - Thanksgiving Break

From our Director...

Hello Knight Families,


I hope you are enjoying this beautiful weekend. Our sweet students lined the carline drive Friday with flags in honor of Patriots Day. I thought they did a wonderful job.


It is such a pleasure to see the students blossoming already this school year. We have had 4th & 5th grade lead our morning assemblies including reciting poetry for the school. This week is the 3rd grade students’ turn.


Also coming up this week, we have student pictures scheduled for Tuesday this week, so please be on time and picture ready. We will start pictures right after our morning assembly. Coffee with the Director is scheduled for Thursday the 16th. We will send a Parent Square reminder about both of these events.


Lastly, please do not forget that we are in the middle of the North Texas Giving Day fundraiser. We are trying to raise money for Field Trips, books to build home libraries for students, playground equipment and much more. A school of our size has many needs and we would be grateful for a donation to help fill those needs.


To help us through the North Texas Giving Day, please click on the link below and pledge your online donation. A few of our teachers have put together a video to explain some of our needs. We thank you for your support.


https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/fundraise/8144/denton-classical


Thank you so much for all of your support.


Mrs. Scott

Campus Director

Interested in Being a Substitute Teacher?

We're hiring Substitute Teachers at our campus here at Denton Classical Academy. We invite you to visit https://responsiveed.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=6011 to learn more and apply!

Carline

A friendly carline reminder:
  • There is one lane during morning drop-off.
  • There are two lanes for afternoon pick up.

GaGa Ball Tournament

We are excited to announce DCA's first Gaga Ball tournament for this school year.


Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

Friday, October 1, 2021, at 3:45 PM


3rd grade - 5th grade

Friday, October 15, 2021, at 3:45


DCA GaGa Ball Pitt - $5 per entry - Cash Only - Delivered to Coach Butler or the Front Office


The deadline to sign up for the tournament is Friday, September 24th. A parent or guardian must be present at DCA during the tournament for the student to participate.

Volunteering at Denton Classical Academy

We LOVE our volunteers. Volunteer opportunities include Field Day, field trip chaperone, Book Fair, Fun Food Friday, class parent, class parties, etc.


Each year our parents, grandparents, and other adults who wish to volunteer are required to submit their application to be a DCA volunteer. Once the background check is finished, we will inform you of your status. You may apply to be a DCA volunteer HERE.

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DCA Student Calendar in Google

For those who use the Google suite, we have created a DCA Student Calendar. Please use the below link if you wish to add this calendar to your Google Account:


https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/c_h876u76k6kl0eb7l6cvjdf2m3o%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

Parent Square COVID Notifications

Notifications are sent out at approximately 5 pm if there is an identified case on our campus. These notices are generated from our corporate office based on our reporting.

Notices are generally labeled one of two ways:
  1. If a student tests positive, the grade level will be notified and only that grade level will be listed at the top of the message.
  2. If a staff member tests positive, no specific grade(s) are listed at the top. Due to confidentiality that is the only information we can legally provide.


​The lower portion of the notice includes helpful information regarding screening processes for home and common symptoms for your reference.

Medication At School

A friendly reminder Responsive Education Solutions has a “no tolerance” policy for students in possession of medication of any kind, including herbal supplements, vitamins, and all over-the-counter medications, including cough drops/lozenges. All medications must be delivered and picked up by a parent or guardian. Students are not allowed to drop off or take home their medication(s) from the school clinic.


For more information on our medication policy, please refer to our RES Parent/Student Handbook.

Illness During School Hours

While it is very important that your student attend class, please do not send your student to school if he/she is sick. Below is an excerpt from the RES Parent/Student Handbook:


When your child is ill, please contact the school to let us know he or she won’t be attending that day. It is important to remember that schools are required to exclude students with certain illnesses from school for periods of time as identified in state rules. Students should stay home from school due to illness if any of the following are present:


1. fever of 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit or higher in the past 24 hours;

2. vomiting and/or diarrhea in the past 24 hours;

3. itchy, red eyes with discharge;

4. unknown rash;

5. ringworm (until treatment has been started);

6. live head lice; or

7. jaundice.


An updated list of conditions for which the school must exclude students for health reasons can be provided by the school office. To protect students at school, students assessed with any of the signs and symptoms listed above will be sent home.

Attendance

A few reminders regarding school attendance:


  • If you are going to be late or absent, please email the office at dcaattendance@responsiveed.com.
  • Three consecutive absences must have a doctor's note to be excused. Please email us, or fax notes to (866) 919-5316.

  • When pulling a student for a doctor's appointment, please email the front office of your student's campus at least 2 hours in advance of pickup time.

  • Please note: All students must be signed out by an authorized parent/contact. Please have your ID ready. The cut-off time for pickup is 2:55 p.m.

  • Tardies: See Handbook for tardy policy.

DCA Parent Teacher Organization

DCA's PTO is a non-profit group of parents, teachers, and staff dedicated to improving the educational experience of all students. Connect with us on Facebook. Join our email list to gain access to the PTO online calendar, receive email updates, and more!


Venmo - @DentonClassical-AcademyPTO

This Day In History: September 12, 1940 - Lascaux Cave Paintings Discovered

Near Montignac, France, a collection of prehistoric cave paintings are discovered by four teenagers who stumbled upon the ancient artwork after following their dog down a narrow entrance into a cavern. The 15,000- to 17,000-year-old paintings, consisting mostly of animal representations, are among the finest examples of art from the Upper Paleolithic period.


First studied by the French archaeologist Henri-Édouard-Prosper Breuil, the Lascaux grotto consists of a main cavern 66 feet wide and 16 feet high. The walls of the cavern are decorated with some 600 painted and drawn animals and symbols and nearly 1,500 engravings. The pictures depict in excellent detail numerous types of animals, including horses, red deer, stags, bovines, felines, and what appear to be mythical creatures. There is only one human figure depicted in the cave: a bird-headed man with an erect phallus. Archaeologists believe that the cave was used over a long period of time as a center for hunting and religious rites.


The Lascaux grotto was opened to the public in 1948 but was closed in 1963 because artificial lights had faded the vivid colors of the paintings and caused algae to grow over some of them. A replica of the Lascaux cave was opened nearby in 1983 and receives tens of thousands of visitors annually.