eDCSD Weekly Update

Elementary School

Weekly Update - 1/18/19


Dear eDCSD Elementary Families,




Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Awards Ceremony and Pancake Breakfast on Wednesday. It was great to celebrate the successes of our students together! As a reminder, we do not have school on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. The office will be closed, teachers will not be available, and virtual classes will not be held. However, students may still access their courses and complete work if they wish. Please read the announcements below.


Announcements


Upcoming Events

1/21/19: No School - Martin Luther King Jr Holiday

1/22/19: Virtual Meeting for 4th - 6th Grade. Other grade levels will be notified individually.

1/29/19: Field Trip to the MAC (Miller Activity Center) 10 AM - 12 AM RSVP HERE

2/11/19: Blended Learning 10 AM - 12:30 PM

2/18/19: No School - Presidents Day Holiday


Blended Learning

The next blended learning meeting will be on 2/11/19.


*Note: Students may not purchase items from the vending machine until after blended due to allergy concerns.


Blended Learning takes place at 312 Cantril Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104. Please enter through the back of the building off Lewis Street and enter through door K. Students should arrive between 9:45 and 10:00. Parents, please sign students in at the front desk. Students should be picked up at 12:30.


Parent Canvas Accounts

Please use THIS link to access the Canvas Parent Login Page. Login information was sent to you in an email. If you cannot find that email, please email Tari Gant at tgant@dcsdk12.org. Refer to THIS help guide in order set up your account and personalize your settings.


Canvas Notification Settings

HERE are some recommendations for how to set up your Canvas account notifications in order to optimize the communication you recieve.


Packs of Hope Thank You!

Before break, we did a donation drive for Packs of Hope, a program that benefits Colorado Foster Care kids. We were able to complete 30 backpacks for kids in foster care and we still have a ton of stuff left over to complete more packs in the future. Very proud of our kids!









Student Award Ceremony:

On Wednesday, January 16th, students started the day with an award ceremony and pancake breakfast! It was great celebrating our student successes!
























Parenting Classes

Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age

Please see the flier HERE for information about this great opportunity.


CASTLE ROCK MIDDLE SCHOOL

1/24/19 AT 6:30PM

CASTLE VIEW HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM

5254 N. Meadows Dr., Castle Rock, CO 80109

$3

Register at: https://tinyurl.com/yca4vld6


When “Because I Said So” Doesn’t Work Anymore

Click HERE to view the flier.

Mesa Middle School

365 N Mitchell Street

Castle Rock, CO 80104

Classes meet on Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm

Session 1:

January 22 – March 19

Or

Session 2:

March 26 – May 21


How to Understand your Teen and Create a Lasting Partnership Through Adolescence

Click HERE to view the flier.


Legend High School

January 31, 2019

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


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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Elementary Weekly Update - 12/21/18

Dear eDCSD Elementary Families,




The staff at eDCSD would like to wish all of you a wonderful winter break and happy holidays! School is closed starting today, December 21st through Sunday, January 6th. We return on Monday, January 7th. During break, the eDCSD office will be closed but office staff will have limited availability by email. Please read the announcements below.


Announcements


Upcoming Events

12/21/18 - 1/4/19: Winter Break, No School

1/14/19: Blended Learning Opportunity 10 am - 12:30 pm




This Past Week:

The elementary students had a holiday party. They made snowmen and gingerbread houses and then enjoyed a great lunch. Thank you to all the parents who helped plan this for the kids!
















Apple Awards Nominations



Nominations for the 2019 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

Find out what is different about this year's Apple Awards

The deadline for nominations is Friday, January 11.




Elementary Progress Report (EPR) Format

Please note that 1st Semester Report Cards will be available on Saturday, December 22nd. It will use a four-point scale for grading, as well as report on attendance and behavior. It will also provide parents with information about how students are doing on the district's World Class Outcomes and the 4Cs (Critical Thinking, Creativity, Communication, and Collaboration), as well as 21st century skills that are integrated into student learning. Please click here for more information.




Parent Canvas Accounts

Please use THIS link to access the Canvas Parent Login Page. Login information was sent to you in an email. If you cannot find that email, please email lasharp@dcsdk12.org. Refer to THIS help guide in order set up your account and personalize your settings.


Canvas Notification Settings

HERE are some recommendations for how to set up your Canvas account notifications in order to optimize the communication you receive.


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. During break, our office will be closed. Office staff will be available by email December 26-28 and 31 and January 2-4.


Your Partner in Learning,

Laura Sharp, Assistant Principal


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Weekly Announcements 12/14/18

Dear eDCSD Elementary Families,




It’s hard to believe but we are heading into the last week of school before winter break. On Monday, elementary students will have a Holiday Party at Cantril form 10 am - 12 pm. We hope to see you all there. Please read the announcements below for next week.


Announcements


Upcoming Events

12/17/18: Social Meet up 10 am - 12 pm

12/18/18: 2-6th VC 11:30 am; other grades will be contacted individually.

12/21/18 - 1/4/19: Winter Break, No School

1/14/19: Blended Learning Opportunity 10 am - 12:30 pm




This Past Week:

The elementary students went on a field trip to the Castle Rock Post Office. It was fascinating seeing just what goes into getting our mail from place to place!
















Middle of Year iReady Assessment

Full time students were assigned their middle of the year iReady assessment in Homeroom and School Success this week. Please make sure that this assessment is completed before the testing window closes this week.


Packs of Hope Community Service Project

The holidays are a special time of year when everyone comes together and gives from the heart. With that in mind, we would like your help in giving back to the community. Last year over 10,000 children were part of the Colorado foster care program, many times these children are informed of a move from one home to another with very little notice. Many of these children have very few personal possessions and most of their things are transported in trash bags. We are partnering with Packs of Hope which provides backpacks full of new items for children in the Colorado Foster Care system.

How can you help? We are hoping that you will be able to provide some items to donate such as:

Books

Full Size Toothpaste & Toothbrushes

Full Size Deodorant

Full Size Shampoo & Conditioner

Brush / Comb

We hope to be able to put together 30 packs for teens ages 13 - 18 because this is the most overlooked group of kids in the foster care system and with your help, I know we can make it happen.

Using the link below you can sign up to help fill a pack, simply put your name and then the number of items you are bringing in the correct column. Please make sure that all your choices are age appropriate. Please have all donations in by Dec 20th. Thank you in advance for all of your help.

Packs of Hope Sign Up List


Apple Awards Nominations



Nominations for the 2019 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

Find out what is different about this year's Apple Awards

The deadline for nominations is Friday, January 11.




Elementary Progress Report (EPR) Format

Please note that 1st Semester Report Cards will be available on Friday, December 21st. It will use a four-point scale for grading, as well as report on attendance and behavior. It will also provide parents with information about how students are doing on the district's World Class Outcomes and the 4Cs (Critical Thinking, Creativity, Communication, and Collaboration), as well as 21st century skills that are integrated into student learning. Please click here for more information.




Parent Canvas Accounts

Please use THIS link to access the Canvas Parent Login Page. Login information was sent to you in an email. If you cannot find that email, please email lasharp@dcsdk12.org. Refer to THIS help guide in order set up your account and personalize your settings.


Canvas Notification Settings

HERE are some recommendations for how to set up your Canvas account notifications in order to optimize the communication you receive.


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


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. During break,


Your Partner in Learning,

Laura Sharp, Assistant Principal


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Weekly Update - 12/7/18

Dear eDCSD Elementary Families,




We are very excited to have you join us for a tour of the Castle Rock Post Office. We will meet at the post office at 1 on Monday. Please read the announcements below for next week.


Announcements


Upcoming Events

12/10/18: Field Trip to the Castle Rock Post Office 1-2 pm

12/17/18: Social Meet up 10 am - 12 pm

12/18/18: 2-6th VC 11:30 am; other grades will be contacted individually.

12/21/18 - 1/4/19: Winter Break, No School




Middle of Year iReady Assessment

Full time students were assigned their middle of the year iReady assessment in Homeroom and School Success this week. Please make sure that this assessment is completed before the testing window closes next week.


Packs of Hope Community Service Project

The holidays are a special time of year when everyone comes together and gives from the heart. With that in mind, we would like your help in giving back to the community. Last year over 10,000 children were part of the Colorado foster care program, many times these children are informed of a move from one home to another with very little notice. Many of these children have very few personal possessions and most of their things are transported in trash bags. We are partnering with Packs of Hope which provides backpacks full of new items for children in the Colorado Foster Care system.

How can you help? We are hoping that you will be able to provide some items to donate such as:


Books

Full Size Toothpaste & Toothbrushes

Full Size Deodorant

Full Size Shampoo & Conditioner

Brush / Comb


We hope to be able to put together 30 packs for teens ages 13 - 18 because this is the most overlooked group of kids in the foster care system and with your help, I know we can make it happen.


Using the link below you can sign up to help fill a pack, simply put your name and then the number of items you are bringing in the correct column. Please make sure that all your choices are age appropriate. Please have all donations in by Dec 20th. Thank you in advance for all of your help.


Packs of Hope Sign Up List


Apple Awards Nominations



Nominations for the 2019 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

Find out what is different about this year's Apple Awards

The deadline for nominations is Friday, January 11.




Next Parent University Class

Sleep Hygiene Workshop

Date: Wednesday, December 12

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Sky Ridge Medical Center, Lone Tree

Price: FREE

One in four children is misdiagnosed with ADD/ADHD when they are actually experiencing sleep deprivation. Depression, dementia, and other ailments have been misdiagnosed for the same reason. Learn more about how you can help improve the quality of your sleep in order to function at your best!

Presented by Dr. Dawn Stanley Cohen, Sky Ridge Medical Center

Click here to register for this class




Parent Canvas Accounts

Please use THIS link to access the Canvas Parent Login Page. Login information was sent to you in an email. If you cannot find that email, please email lasharp@dcsdk12.org. Refer to THIS help guide in order set up your account and personalize your settings.


Canvas Notification Settings

HERE are some recommendations for how to set up your Canvas account notifications in order to optimize the communication you receive.


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


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 11/30/18

Dear eDCSD Elementary Families,




Welcome back! We hope that you enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday with your friends and family. And just like that, tomorrow is the first day of December and along with it, we are getting some winter weather. Stay warm and safe! Please read the announcements below for next week.


Announcements


Upcoming Events

12/3/18: No blended opportunity this week.

12/4/18: 4-6th VC 11:30 am; other grades will be contacted individually.

12/10/18: Field Trip to the Castle Rock Post Office 1-2 pm

12/17/18: Social Meet up 10 am - 12 pm

12/2418 - 1/4/19: Winter Break, No School


Last Week:

This past week, elementary students had two fun opportunities! First, they had a visit from a curator at the Denver Museum and then, they had a Sticky Fingers cooking class.
















Apple Awards Nominations



Nominations for the 2019 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

Find out what is different about this year's Apple Awards

The deadline for nominations is Friday, January 11.




Next Parent University Class


Sleep Hygiene Workshop

Date: Wednesday, December 12

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Sky Ridge Medical Center, Lone Tree

Price: FREE

One in four children is misdiagnosed with ADD/ADHD when they are actually experiencing sleep deprivation. Depression, dementia, and other ailments have been misdiagnosed for the same reason. Learn more about how you can help improve the quality of your sleep in order to function at your best!

Presented by Dr. Dawn Stanley Cohen, Sky Ridge Medical Center

Click here to register for this class




Parent Canvas Accounts

Please use THIS link to access the Canvas Parent Login Page. Login information was sent to you in an email. If you cannot find that email, please email lasharp@dcsdk12.org. Refer to THIS help guide in order set up your account and personalize your settings.


Canvas Notification Settings

HERE are some recommendations for how to set up your Canvas account notifications in order to optimize the communication you recieve.


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


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 - 11/17/18

Dear eDCSD Elementary Families,




We would like to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! Next week, there is no school and we hope that you are able to take time to relax and enjoy your family. Please read the announcements below for the week we return to school, November 26-30.


Announcements

Thanksgiving Baskets:

Thank you for your generous donations to our Thanksgiving Baskets. We were able to provide dinners for 8 families.







Upcoming Events

11/19/18: No School - Thanksgiving Break

11/26/18: Blended Learning with The Denver Museum and Sticky Fingers.

11/27/18: 4-6th Grade VC at 11:30 am. All other students will be contacted individually.

12/3/18: No blended opportunity this week.

12/10/18: Field Trip to the Castle Rock Post Office 1-2 pm

12/17/18: Social Meet up 10 am - 12 pm

Last Week:

This past week, elementary students and families met at Dairy Queen for a sweet afternoon treat!














Vision and Hearing Screening

Please click HERE for information and sign your child up for Vision and Hearing Screening.


Health Teen Series: Bullying

On November 29th from 7 - 8:30 pm at Legend High School, Brooks Gibbs will present on school bullying. Click HERE for more information and HERE to register to attend.


Parent Canvas Accounts

Please use THIS link to access the Canvas Parent Login Page. Login information was sent to you in an email. If you cannot find that email, please email jjpayne@dcsdk12.org. Refer to THIS help guide in order set up your account and personalize your settings.


Canvas Notification Settings

HERE are some recommendations for how to set up your Canvas account notifications in order to optimize the communication you recieve.


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. If you have questions regarding technology or device specifications, please contact jennifer.payne@dcsdk12.org. We will be available to check out student computers beginning on Aug 8th and checkout will be available from 8am to noon, daily. 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.


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. During Thanksgiving Break the office will be closed. Office staff will be available Monday, November 19 - Wednesday, November 21 by phone or email only.


Your Partner in Learning,

Laura Sharp, Assistant Principal


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Weekly Update - 11/9/18

Dear eDCSD Elementary Families,




We at eDCSD would like to honor and thank all the active and retired men and women who have served our country for their service and sacrifice. Please read the announcements below for this week.



Announcements


LAST WEEK to DONATE!: Thanksgiving Baskets

*We are still in need of many items for our Thanksgiving baskets. Please sign up at the link below so that we can prepare the baskets on Wednesday, November 14th!

The eDCSD Community Service group is adopting eight families for Thanksgiving this year. If you would like to donate please sign up for an item. Non-perishable food items will be collected through 11/14/18. Perishable items will be collected on 11/14/18. Please drop your donation(s) by the front office or bring it to Blended. Each item is worth a different amount of community service hours. We thank you in advance for your support!

SIGN UP


Upcoming Events

11/12/18: Elementary Social Meet up at Dairy Queen in Castle Rock 12:30 pm.

11/13/18: Grade 4-6 Virtual Class 11:30 am. All other students will be contacted for days and times for VC.

11/19/18: No School - Thanksgiving Break

11/26/18: Blended Learning with The Denver Museum and Sticky Fingers.


Last Week at Blended:

Last week at blended, students had a mad scientist come in to teach students about electricity and structures and then celebrated a student birthday!















Vision and Hearing Screening

Please click HERE for information and sign your child up for Vision and Hearing Screening.


DCSD Community Night with the Denver Nuggets

Please use this link https://nuggets.teamkse.com/dc1819/ to buy discounted tickets to any of the three Douglas County Community Night games with the Denver Nuggets.


Parent Canvas Accounts

Please use THIS link to access the Canvas Parent Login Page. Login information was sent to you in an email last Friday. If you cannot find that email, please email jjpayne@dcsdk12.org. Refer to THIS help guide in order set up your account and personalize your settings.


Canvas Notification Settings

HERE are some recommendations for how to set up your Canvas account notifications in order to optimize the communication you receive.


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. If you have questions regarding technology or device specifications, please contact jennifer.payne@dcsdk12.org. We will be available to check out student computers beginning on Aug 8th and checkout will be available from 8am to noon, daily. 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.


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. During Thanksgiving Break the office will be closed. Office staff will be available Monday, November 19 - Wednesday, November 21 by phone or email only.



Your Partner in Learning,

Laura Sharp, Assistant Principal


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Weekly Update 11/2/18

Dear eDCSD Elementary Families,



This weekend, we have a bonus hour of time to relax! Don’t forget to change your clocks back 1 hour before bed on Saturday night and enjoy an extra hour on Sunday. Please read the announcements below for this week.



Announcements


Upcoming Events

11/5/18: Blended Learning with a Mad Scientist 10 am - 12:30 pm

11/12/18: Elementary Social Meet up at Dairy Queen in Castle Rock 12:30 pm (More details to come)

11/19/18: No School - Thanksgiving Break

11/26/18: Blended Learning with The Denver Museum and Sticky Fingers.

Thanksgiving Baskets

The eDCSD Community Service group is adopting eight families for Thanksgiving this year. If you would like to donate please sign up for an item. Non-perishable food items will be collected on 11/07/18, and 11/14/18. Perishable items will be collected on 11/14/18. Please drop your donation(s) by the front office or bring it to Blended. Each item is worth a different number of community service hours. We thank you in advance for your support!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f4aaaa92da3f85-edcsd1


DCSD Community Night with the Denver Nuggets

Please use this link https://nuggets.teamkse.com/dc1819/ to buy discounted tickets to any of the three Douglas County Community Night games with the Denver Nuggets.


Elementary Parent Orientation:

If you were not able to attend the elementary parent orientation two weeks ago, please click HERE to view the recording. Parents learned how to support learning and their student in Connexus, Canvas, and general online schooling.


Parent Canvas Accounts

Please use THIS link to access the Canvas Parent Login Page. Login information was sent to you in an email last Friday. If you cannot find that email, please email jjpayne@dcsdk12.org. Refer to THIS help guide in order set up your account and personalize your settings.


Canvas Notification Settings

HERE are some recommendations for how to set up your Canvas account notifications in order to optimize the communication you recieve.

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. If you have questions regarding technology or device specifications, please contact jennifer.payne@dcsdk12.org. We will be available to check out student computers beginning on Aug 8th and checkout will be available from 8am to noon, daily. 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.


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 10/26/18

Dear eDCSD Elementary Families,




We have some exciting events coming up during quarter 2 at eDCSD! Please take note of the change to blended from 10/29/18 to 11/5. Have a safe and fun Halloween on Wednesday and read below for upcoming events and announcements.



Announcements


Upcoming Events

10/29/18: No blended opportunity this week. Activity moved to 11/5.

10/30: 4th - 6th VC 11:30 am. All other students will be contacted individually for VC times.

11/5/18: Blended Learning with a Mad Scientist 10 am - 12:30 pm

11/12/18: Elementary Social Meet up at Dairy Queen in Castle Rock 12:30 pm (More details to come)


Thanksgiving Baskets

The eDCSD Community Service group is adopting eight families for Thanksgiving this year. If you would like to donate please sign up for an item. Non-perishable food items will be collected on 10/31/18, 11/07/18, and 11/14/18. Perishable items will be collected on 11/14/18. Please drop your donation(s) by the front office or bring it to Blended. Each item is worth a different number of community service hours. We thank you in advance for your support!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f4aaaa92da3f85-edcsd1


Elementary Parent Orientation:

If you were not able to attend the elementary parent orientation last week, please click HERE to view the recording. Parents learned how to support learning and their student in Connexus, Canvas, and general online schooling.


Parent Canvas Accounts

Please use THIS link to access the Canvas Parent Login Page. Login information was sent to you in an email last Friday. If you cannot find that email, please email jjpayne@dcsdk12.org. Refer to THIS help guide in order set up your account and personalize your settings.


Canvas Notification Settings

HERE are some recommendations for how to set up your Canvas account notifications in order to optimize the communication you receive.


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. If you have questions regarding technology or device specifications, please contact jennifer.payne@dcsdk12.org. We will be available to check out student computers beginning on Aug 8th and checkout will be available from 8am to noon, daily. 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.


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 - 10/19/18

Dear eDCSD Elementary Families,



Welcome back from Fall Break! We hope you were able to rest and enjoy time with your family. We are now beginning quarter 2 and would like to give our new families a warm welcome. If you have any questions, please reach out. We are here to help! Please read below for events and announcements.



Announcements


Upcoming Events

10/22/18: Make up field trip to Garden of the Gods 9:45 am

* In order to pay for your family, we needed to have sign ups by 10/18/18. However, if you would still like to attend and pay for your family, you may still meet us there. Sign up HERE

10/29/18: Blended Learning with a Mad Scientist 10 am - 12:30 pm

Elementary Parent Orientation:

If you were not able to attend the elementary parent orientation this week, please click HERE to view the recording. Parents learned how to support learning and their student in Connexus, Canvas, and general online schooling.


Parent Canvas Accounts

Please use THIS link to access the Canvas Parent Login Page. Login information was sent to you in an email last Friday. If you cannot find that email, please email jjpayne@dcsdk12.org. Refer to THIS help guide in order set up your account and personalize your settings.


Canvas Notification Settings

HERE are some recommendations for how to set up your Canvas account notifications in order to optimize the communication you recieve.

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. If you have questions regarding technology or device specifications, please contact jennifer.payne@dcsdk12.org. We will be available to check out student computers beginning on Aug 8th and checkout will be available from 8am to noon, daily. 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.


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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Elementary Weekly Update - 10/5/18

Dear eDCSD Elementary Families,




Fall Break begins today through Sunday, October 14th. We hope that you have a relaxing week and take time to recharge. We return to school on October 15th when second quarter begins. Please read below for events and announcements.



Announcements


Upcoming Events

10/8/18: No School - Fall Break

10/15/18: Field Trip Garden of the Gods 9:45 am - 12:00 pm Chick HERE to sign up.

10/22/18: No blended learning opportunity this week.

10/29/18: Blended Learning with a Mad Scientist 10 am - 12:30 pm

Fall Break

There is no school Friday, October 5 through Sunday, October 14th for fall break. Students will not have access to courses over the break and teacher are not available. Quarter 2 begins on Monday, October 15th.


Elementary Parent Orientation:

On Tuesday, October 16th at 10;30 am, we will hold a parent orientation to support learning about how to support your student in Connexus, Canvas, and general online schooling. All elementary parents are encouraged to attend but we will record it for those who are not able. Please email Mrs. Byrd if you need the recording.

Parent Canvas Accounts

Parent Canvas accounts are now active. Please use THIS link to access the Canvas Parent Login Page. Login information was sent to you in an email last Friday. If you cannot find that email, please email jjpayne@dcsdk12.org. Refer to THIS help guide in order set up your account and personalize your settings.

Canvas Notification Settings

HERE are some recommendations for how to set up your Canvas account notifications in order to optimize the communication you recieve.

Parent Academy Resource

Youth Education and Safety in our Schools is offering a free Parent Academy on Change the Digital Culture in our Homes. Please see the flyer below and RSVP for the event on October 16 from 6-8:30 pm in Lone Tree.


Office Hours

During fall break, October 8-12, the office will be closed, however, office staff are available by email or phone at 303-387-9465 if you need assistance.



Your Partner in Learning,

Laura Sharp, Assistant Principal


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Weekly Update 9/28/18

Dear eDCSD Elementary Families,



Next week marks the beginning of October and the beginning of fall break. Fall break begins on Friday, October 5th. We hope you have some time to relax and spend as a family over the break! Please read below for events and announcements for the coming week.



Announcements


Support Opportunities this Week

Please look for emails from your teacher, Mrs. Byrd, regarding individual and small group virtual classes for the week of October 1 - 4. On Tuesday, 10/2 at 11:30, all 4-6th graders will meet for virtual class.


Feedback and Reflections

Each week, Mrs. Byrd provides video feedback for students in Canvas. This feedback is comprehensive over the prior week of work. This is very personalized and valuable information for both students and parents about each student’s progress. Please make sure that your student is viewing this feedback and completing the reflection activity on this information to support your child’s growth in skills.


Upcoming Events

10/1/18: No blended learning opportunity this week.

10/8/18: No School - Fall Break

10/15/18: Field Trip Garden of the Gods 9:45 am - 12:00 pm Chick HERE to sign up.

10/22/18: No blended learning opportunity this week.

10/29/18: Blended Learning with a Mad Scientist 10 am - 12:30 pm

Fall Break

There is no school Friday, October 5 through Sunday, October 14th for fall break. Students will not have access to courses over the break and teacher are not available. Quarter 2 begins on Monday, October 15th.

Parent Canvas Accounts

Parent Canvas accounts are now active. Please use THIS link to access the Canvas Parent Login Page. Login information was sent to you in an email last Friday. If you cannot find that email, please email jjpayne@dcsdk12.org. Refer to THIS help guide in order set up your account and personalize your settings.

Canvas Notification Settings

HERE are some recommendations for how to set up your Canvas account notifications in order to optimize the communication you recieve.

Parent Academy Resource

Youth Education and Safety in our Schools is offering a free Parent Academy on Change the Digital Culture in our Homes. Please see the flyer below and RSVP for the event on October 16 from 6-8:30 pm in Lone Tree.


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. During fall break, October 8-12, the office will be closed.



Your Partner in Learning,

Laura Sharp, Assistant Principal


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Weekly Update -9/21/18

Dear eDCSD Elementary Families,






Fall begins tomorrow and fall break is just around the corner. It is hard to believe but we are nearing the end of the first quarter of school! Enjoy your 3 day weekend as there is no school today for a professional development day. Please read below for events and announcements for the coming week.



Announcements


Support Opportunities this Week

Please look for emails from your teacher, Mrs. Byrd, regarding individual and small group virtual classes for the week of September 24 - 28. On Tuesday, 9/25 at 11:30, all 4-6th graders will meet for virtual class.


Feedback and Reflections

Each week, Mrs. Byrd provides video feedback for students in Canvas. This feedback is comprehensive over the prior week of work. This is very personalized and valuable information for both students and parents about each student’s progress. Please make sure that your student is viewing this feedback and completing the reflection activity on this information to support your child’s growth in skills.


Upcoming Events

9/24/18: Blended Learning 10 am - 12:30 pm, PE will be the special.

10/1/18: No blended learning opportunity this week.

10/8/18: No School - Fall Break

10/15/18: Field Trip Garden of the Gods

Fall Break

There is no school Friday, October 5 through Sunday, October 14th for fall break. Students will not have access to courses over the break and teacher are not available. Quarter 2 begins on Monday, October 15th.

Enrollment Paperwork:

eDCSD does not have express check in. Instead, an enrollment packet is mailed during summer or emailed after school begins. If you received an email from Julie Naab last week, we are still missing your enrollment packet. It is essential that receive this packet in order to fulfill state requirements. Please return this packet by Wednesday, September 26th.

Gifted and Talented Information:

Tuesday night, September 25th, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm we will be having a GT 101 parent night at Highlands Ranch High School. We will start out with a GT 101 presentation and will then offer breakout sessions to attend including an overview of the Discovery program, identification, ALPs, etc. See the flyer below for more information.



Parent Canvas Accounts

Parent Canvas accounts are now active. Please use THIS link to access the Canvas Parent Login Page. Login information was sent to you in an email last Friday. If you cannot find that email, please email jjpayne@dcsdk12.org. Refer to THIS help guide in order set up your account and personalize your settings.


Parent Academy Resource

Youth Education and Safety in our Schools is offering a free Parent Academy on Change the Digital Culture in our Homes. Please see the flyer below and RSVP for the event on October 16 from 6-8:30 pm in Lone Tree.



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. During fall break, October 8-12, the office will be closed.



Your Partner in Learning,

Laura Sharp, Assistant Principal


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Weekly Update - 9/14/18

Dear eDCSD Elementary Families,




This week is the last official week of summer. The weather is supposed to be beautiful this week so enjoy the sunshine and warm temperatures while it is still here! Also, please remember that next Friday is a teacher development day and there will be no school but students still have access to all classes and resources online. Please read below for events and announcements for the coming week.



Announcements


Support Opportunities this Week

Please look for emails from your teacher, Mrs. Byrd, regarding individual and small group virtual classes for the week of September 17 - 20. All 4-6th graders will meet at 11:30 on Tuesday, September 18th.


Upcoming Events

9/17/18: No blended learning opportunity this week.

9/24/18: Blended Learning 10 am - 12:30 pm, PE will be the special.

10/1/18: No blended learning opportunity this week.

10/8/18: No School - Fall Break

10/15/18: Field Trip Garden of the Gods

Parent Canvas Accounts

Parent Canvas accounts are now active. Please use THIS link to access the Canvas Parent Login Page. Login information was sent to you in an email last Friday. If you cannot find that email, please email jjpayne@dcsdk12.org. Refer to THIS help guide in order set up your account and personalize your settings.


Parent Academy Resource

Youth Education and Safety in our Schools is offering a free Parent Academy on Change the Digital Culture in our Homes. Please see the flyer below and RSVP for the event on October 16 from 6-8:30 pm in Lone Tree.


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.



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. If you have questions regarding technology or device specifications, please contact jennifer.payne@dcsdk12.org. We will be available to check out student computers beginning on Aug 8th and checkout will be available from 8am to noon, daily. 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.


Your Partner in Learning,

Laura Sharp, Assistant Principal


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Weekly Update 9/7/18

Dear eDCSD Elementary Families,



Next week is Parent Teacher Conferences. If you have not done so already, please take the opportunity to sign up for meetings with your student’s teacher to discuss student progress. Please see communication from Mrs. Byrd for details. Please read below for events and announcements for the coming week.



Announcements


Support Opportunities this Week

Please look for emails from your teacher, Mrs. Byrd, regarding individual and small group virtual classes for the week of September 10 - 14. In addition, Mrs. Byrd is holding. On 9/11/18, there will be a virtual session at 11:00 am for all 4-6th graders to focus on short answer response questions.


Upcoming Events

9/10/18: Field trip to Wildlife Animal Sanctuary - Please RSVP so that we do not need to cancel this trip.

9/17/18: No blended learning opportunity this week.

9/24/18: Blended Learning 10 am - 12:30 pm, PE will be the special.

Parent Canvas Accounts

Parent Canvas accounts are now active. Please use THIS link to access the Canvas Parent Login Page. Login information was sent to you in an email last Friday. If you cannot find that email, please email jjpayne@dcsdk12.org. Refer to THIS help guide in order set up your account and personalize your settings.


Parent Academy Resource

Youth Education and Safety in our Schools is offering a free Parent Academy on Change the Digital Culture in our Homes. Please see the flyer below and RSVP for the event on October 16 from 6-8:30 pm in Lone Tree.


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.


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. If you have questions regarding technology or device specifications, please contact jennifer.payne@dcsdk12.org. We will be available to check out student computers beginning on Aug 8th and checkout will be available from 8am to noon, daily. 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.


Your Partner in Learning,

Laura Sharp, Assistant Principal


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Weekly Update 8/31/18

Dear eDCSD Elementary Families,



We at eDCSD wish you a Happy Labor Day weekend! There will be no school on Monday, September 3rd. Our office will be closed, staff will not be available, and virtual classes will not be held. Please read below for events and announcements for the coming week.




Announcements


Support Opportunities this Week

Please look for emails from your teacher, Mrs. Byrd, regarding individual and small group virtual classes for the week of September 4 - 7. In addition, Mrs. Byrd is holding a virtual help session for all full time 4-6 grade at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, 9/4/18.


Upcoming Events

9/3/18: Labor Day - No School

9/10/18: Field trip to Wildlife Animal Sanctuary

9/17/18: No blended learning opportunity this week.

9/24/18: Blended Learning 10 am - 12:30 pm, PE will be the special.


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.

Personalized Learning Newsletter

Please see this LINK for information regarding how we are supporting personalized learning at eDCSD and what supports we have in place for students and parents.


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. Our office will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 3rd.


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. If you have questions regarding technology or device specifications, please contact jennifer.payne@dcsdk12.org. We will be available to check out student computers beginning on Aug 8th and checkout will be available from 8am to noon, daily. 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.


Your Partner in Learning,

Laura Sharp, Assistant Principal


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