Quist Weekly News

March 26, 2021

Principal's Message

Dear Royal Families,

We hope you and your family had a wonderful and safe Spring Break. The time between Spring Break and the end of the year is typically full of exciting events. One of these is our 8th grade continuation traditions. We will have more information about that soon, but until then please save these dates. For our 8th graders who attend their live day on B days, save May 25th and for our 8th graders whose live sessions are on A days, save May 26th.


If you still haven't completed the parent survey, please do so now. We can't become the school we want to become without your feedback and input! There is also a contest among middle schools about the number of parents who take the survey. We are the largest middle school and we want to win that contest. Please help us! It is only open for a few more days!


Finally, the recent events in Boulder brings up many feelings for me including anger, frustration, sadness and grief. That particular King Soopers is the one my mom shops at and has since I was 2 1/2 years old. It is part of my community and my home. If you find yourself unable to speak to what has happened, here are a few tips from the National Association of School Psychologists that may be helpful. This past week I was reminded of the importance of community. Quist's vision of Developing Hearts and Minds speaks to supporting our students' social emotional learning and development as well as building a strong community. As we return to school next week, our mental health team is available to support students. You or they can contact them by email.

6th grade - smiller1@sd27j.net

7th grade - dbonomo@sd27j.net

8th grade - dbrown@sd27j.net


CMAS: We look forward to seeing our fully remote students who are participating in CMAS testing on Monday morning! They should arrive no later thann 7:45 am. Also as I write this, we are still awaiting the final decision of which tests our students will take. When we know, we will communicate that to you. To change the opt-in/out status, please contact Ms. Vang at bvang@sd27j.net.


Attendance: Please continue to call in your student's absences. All absences, even absences for remote classes, need to be called in using our attendance line, 303-655-6950. Thank you so much for your help with this.


We appreciate you and thank you for your partnership!


Trina Norris-Buck, Ed.S.

Lead Learner/Principal

tnorrisbuck@sd27j.net

Information Meeting: Service Learning Tour of Peru

We are tentatively planning a service learning trip of Peru for June of 2022. Parents of interested students should plan to attend the virtual information meeting on Wednesday, April 7th from 6pm - 7pm.


The meeting will take place using Zoom. Please use this link to access the meeting on April 7th.

2020-2021 Yearbook: We need your help

Do you have pictures of your child involved in an outside club, sport, or activity or maybe a fun candid shot from virtual learning days? Please submit pictures for our yearbook! With the uniqueness of the year, we are hoping families can help us create a fantastic collection of candid and active shots of our awesome Royals. Please use the below link to upload images:

https://images.schoolannualonline.com/416174015

ID: 416174015

Also, pre-orders for the 2020-2021 yearbook are available now. Please use this link to purchase yours today. Our team of talented students are working hard to make this a great yearbook!

Parent Survey Open Now through April 5th

This school year has been filled with a number of new ways of doing things and adapting to the needs of our community. We remain committed to our school mission of “Developing Hearts & Minds” and want to hear from you. We would appreciate it if you could take a few moments to complete our Spring parent/guardian survey. Your feedback is a vital resource as we continue to develop and plan for the future. You can complete the survey by clicking HERE.

Virtual Hiring Event - Meet your Career Match

27J Schools is searching for dedicated educators to join us in empowering every student today to take control of their future tomorrow. Click on the image to the left to watch a video about our amazing district!


Join our virtual hiring event on Saturday, April 3 from 9-11 AM. Click here to register for event.

27J Online Academy Applications

During the 2020-21 school-year, COVID-19 forced schools to shut their doors to students all across the world. Globally, over 1.2 billion children were out of the classroom. As a result, education has changed dramatically, with the distinctive rise of online learning, whereby teaching is undertaken remotely and on digital platforms.

27J Schools understands that over the course of the past year, some of our students have acquired a preference for online learning over in-person learning and would like to continue along this educational pathway.

In order to meet the needs of every student, 27J Schools has created an Online Academy to best serve the learning needs of students who prefer this mode of education.

If your student(s) is interested in enrolling in our new Online Academy, please take a moment to complete and submit an application. Only completed applications will be considered for enrollment. A separate application must be completed for each student you would like to attend 27J's Online Academy.

In-Person & Remote Absences

Part of our ability to ensure the safety and wellness of our students and staff requires that we monitor when students are absent for any reason. If your student is going to miss a day of instruction, whether it be on an in-person day or a virtual learning day, we need to have documentation as to their attendance. If we do not have information regarding their attendance, you will receive a phone call from the school.


If your child is experiencing any of the symptoms related to Covid-19, please fill out THIS TRACKING FORM. For all other absences, please call our attendance line at 303-655-6950 Option 1.