eDCSD Weekly Update

Middle School

Weekly Update - 5/24/19


Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,


In the blink of an eye the school year is over! Today, Friday, May 25th is the last day of school. Students have until tonight at midnight to submit final exams. Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and great start to your summer. This will be the last Friday email you receive until school begins again in August. Please read the announcements below about information and events taking place over summer break. School will resume on Wednesday, August 7th!


Announcements


Graduation Celebration

On Tuesday, we celebrated our seniors at graduation! We are so proud of all of our graduates, their accomplishments, and the plans they have for the future. If you were not able to attend graduation, you can view the livestream recording HERE.






Awards Ceremony Spring 2019

We have a wonderful time celebrating the achievements of our students on Wednesday. Families enjoyed coffee and donuts while we cheered for our students!







eDCSD Borrowed Laptop Return

This is a reminder that all eDCSD borrowed computers are due back to eDCSD no later than May 31st, 2019. All Computer deposit refunds will be processed once the laptops are returned and checked back in.

Course Requests for the 19/20 School Year

Returning eDCSD Students - Please click on this LINK to request courses for the 2019-20 school year. Instructions are listed in the link. If you have questions, please contact your counselor.

Changes for the 19/20 School Year

  • Week: Starting next school year, we will be changing what we consider a “week”. Our school week will 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.

  • Blended: Blended will be held on Mondays next school year. Middle School students will meet from 9am to 12:30pm each week.


Sad Goodbyes and Warm Welcomes

It is with a heavy heart that we must say goodbye to our art teacher, Mr. Dan Metz, and our social studies teacher, Mr. Zach Glenn. They have been a loved part of the eDCSD staff and we will miss them but we wish them well on their new adventures!


While we must say goodbye, we are also able to welcome some new staff members into the eDCSD family. Mrs. LeighAnn Mueller will join us as our art teacher from Ranch View Middle School and Mr. Jason Royal will join us from Tesla Educational Opportunity School in Colorado Springs as our new social studies teacher. We are so excited they have decided to join us!



Mental Health Support

If you need help with mental health, substance abuse or and emotional crisis, please call Colorado Crisis Services at 1-844-493-8255. They have live support 24/7/365.


Free Summer Lunch Program

Click HERE to learn more about the free lunch program available to all Douglas County School District students.


Aviation Day

Please click HERE for information about an aviation day opportunity in the fall.


eDCSD Summer Office Hours

June 3rd through June 14th and July 8th - July 31st the eDCSD office will be open Monday - Thursday from 9AM - 1PM. The office will be closed each Friday during summer and will we closed all week June 17th through July 5th, however some office staff will be available by phone and email during this time.


Your Partner in Learning,

Laura Sharp, Assistant Principal


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Weekly Update - 5/17/19

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,




Most importantly, please remember that the deadline for all regular coursework is THIS SUNDAY at MIDNIGHT! Finals week begins on Monday and all finals are due Friday May 24th at midnight. We also have some exciting events this week. On Tuesday, we will be celebrating our graduating seniors and on Wednesday, we will celebrate our K-11 students at our awards ceremony. Please read the announcements below for next week.


Announcements


Support Opportunities Next Week:

Virtual Classes -

  • Virtual Classes occur each Monday and Tuesday. See THIS schedule for times.


Blended Learning

  • Blended learning occurs each Thursday from 9 am to 12 pm.


Virtual Help Sessions

  • Virtual Help Sessions occur throughout the week. Please see course web pages for specific times.


Blended Learning (Full Time Students)

Middle School Blended Learning will be on Thursdays from 9am to 12pm. We are located at 312 Cantril Street, Castle Rock 80104. Please enter on the east side of the building through door K.


What is Coming Up at Blended:

Students had help sessions with teachers to have any last minute questions answered before finals are due. Then students and teachers will head over to the park for some fun playtime and lunch. Lunch will be provided.


Awards Ceremony and End of the Year Celebration

On Wednesday, May 22nd we will have our End of the Year Celebration and 2nd Semester Award Ceremony. This morning, we will have our 2nd Semester Award Ceremony and End of the Year Celebration from 9-11am. We will have a coffee cart and donuts for our students and families. The ceremony will begin at 9:30 am to give everyone time to get coffee and breakfast. You will know if your student is receiving an award if you are contacted by our office but all are welcome to attend.


What Happened This Past Week at Blended

This past week at blended, students had help sessions with teachers and then finished their career units with mock interviews.







Bus Sign Up for Blended

If you will need transportation to/from blended, you will need to sign up weekly. The link to sign up will be in the Friday email HERE. We have limited seating so sign ups are first come, first serve. Sign ups will close when the bus is full. If you do not get a seat, please call the office to be placed on a waitlist for the week. Remember: you must sign up weekly for pick ups.


*The bus sign up for blended is also on the school website, edcsd.org, under “Family Resources” and then “Resources”, “eDCSD Bus Sign Up Links”.


Free Summer Lunch Program

Click HERE to learn more about the free lunch program available to all Douglas County School District students.


Course Requests for the 19/20 School Year

Returning eDCSD Students - Please click on this LINK to request courses for the 2019-20 school year. Instructions are listed in the link. If you have questions, please contact your counselor.


Changes for the 19/20 School Year

  • Week: Starting next school year, we will be changing what we consider a “week”. Our school week will 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.

  • Blended: Blended will be held on Mondays next school year. Middle School students will meet from 9am to 12:30pm each week.



eDCSD Graduation

eDCSD

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

3:00 p.m.

PACE Center


Tune in for our livestream at:

http://bit.ly/eDCSDgrad2019


Aviation Day

Please click HERE for information about an aviation day opportunity in the fall.


19/20 Boston Trip

Thank you for those who attended the meeting for our 2020 trip to Historic Boston! We are excited to offer this opportunity for our students to extend their online learning through historically relevant experiences that directly connect to what they are studying. This once in a lifetime trip will help created lasting friendships and connections with their classmates and school community.


We wanted to make sure all families received the information that was shared about the trip and how to get your student enrolled. Parents are welcome to join as well! Attached is an electronic copy of the enrollment flyer that was handed out with the day-by-day itinerary

We have gotten a fantastic response so far spots are limited and are filling up! All you need to enroll is $95, and there is a $100 discount off the total cost of the trip for those that enroll by the end of the day on Tuesday, April 30th!


Here’s all the tour information:

Tour name: Historic Boston

Tour number: 2238159PT

Monthly Payment: $175

For a glimpse into our tour view the following video below:

https://youtu.be/LecE92vgNcs


You can enroll online at www.efexploreamerica.com/2238159PT or by calling 1-888-333-9756.

It’s going to be a fantastic experience and I hope your child can attend! Please let me know if you have any questions!

Truly,

Mr. Phillips

Social Studies Teacher

eDCSD Online

720-515-0299


Lost and Found Reminder

Last call to go through the lost and found to claim any items your student may have lost this year. All unclaimed items will be donated at the end of the school year. Please see the lost and found table in our classroom.


eDCSD Borrowed Laptop Return

This is a reminder that all eDCSD borrowed computers are due back to eDCSD no later than May 31st, 2019. All Computer deposit refunds will be processed once the laptops are returned and checked back in.


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.


eDCSD Summer Office Hours

June 3rd through June 14th and July 8th - July 31st the eDCSD office will be open Monday - Thursday from 9AM - 1PM. The office will be closed each Friday during summer and will we closed all week June 17th through July 5th, however, some office staff will be available by phone and email during this time.


Your Partner in Learning,

Laura Sharp, Assistant Principal


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Weekly Update - 5/10/19

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,




We spent an amazing week showing our staff how much we love them! Thank you to everyone who participated in our events to make sure our staff felt special and appreciated! Please read the announcements below for next week.


Announcements


Support Opportunities Next Week:

Virtual Classes -

  • Virtual Classes occur each Monday and Tuesday. See THIS schedule for times.


Blended Learning

  • Blended learning occurs each Thursday from 9 am to 12 pm.


Virtual Help Sessions

  • Virtual Help Sessions occur throughout the week. Please see course web pages for specific times.


Blended Learning (Full Time Students)

Middle School Blended Learning will be on Thursdays from 9am to 12pm. We are located at 312 Cantril Street, Castle Rock 80104. Please enter on the east side of the building through door K.


What is Coming Up at Blended:

On May 15th, Middle School students will have help sessions with teachers and PE with finish up their career projects.


Awards Ceremony and End of the Year Celebration

On Wednesday, May 22nd we will have our End of the Year Celebration and 2nd Semester Award Ceremony. This morning, we will have our 2nd Semester Award Ceremony and End of the Year Celebration from 9-11am. We will have a coffee cart and danishes for our students and families. The ceremony will begin at 9:30 am to give everyone time to get coffee and breakfast. You will know if your student is receiving an award if you are contacted by our office but all are welcome to attend.


What Happened This Past Week at Blended

This past week at blended students had help sessions with teachers, mindfulness with Mrs. Alsup, and had PE with Mrs. Simington.

The previous week, students attended a field trip to the MAC. One of our teachers got a great shot of the group!







Bus Sign Up for Blended

If you will need transportation to/from blended, you will need to sign up weekly. The link to sign up will be in the Friday email HERE. We have limited seating so sign-ups are first come, first serve. Sign-ups will close when the bus is full. If you do not get a seat, please call the office to be placed on a waitlist for the week. Remember: you must sign up weekly for pickups.


*The bus sign up for blended is also on the school website, edcsd.org, under “Family Resources” and then “Resources”, “eDCSD Bus Sign Up Links”.


Course Requests for the 19/20 School Year

Returning eDCSD Students - Please click on this LINK to request courses for the 2019-20 school year. Instructions are listed in the link. If you have questions, please contact your counselor.


Changes for the 19/20 School Year

  • Week: Starting next school year, we will be changing what we consider a “week”. Our school week will 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.

  • Blended: Blended will be held on Mondays next school year. Middle School students will meet from 9 am to 12:30 pm each week.


Aviation Day

Please click HERE for information about an aviation day opportunity in the fall.


19/20 Boston Trip

Thank you for those who attended the meeting for our 2020 trip to Historic Boston! We are excited to offer this opportunity for our students to extend their online learning through historically relevant experiences that directly connect to what they are studying. This once in a lifetime trip will help created lasting friendships and connections with their classmates and school community.


We wanted to make sure all families received the information that was shared about the trip and how to get your student enrolled. Parents are welcome to join as well! Attached is an electronic copy of the enrollment flyer that was handed out with the day-by-day itinerary

We have gotten a fantastic response so far spots are limited and are filling up! All you need to enroll is $95, and there is a $100 discount off the total cost of the trip for those that enroll by the end of the day on Tuesday, April 30th!

Here’s all the tour information:

Tour name: Historic Boston

Tour number: 2238159PT

Monthly Payment: $175


For a glimpse into our tour view the following video below:

https://youtu.be/LecE92vgNcs


You can enroll online at www.efexploreamerica.com/2238159PT or by calling 1-888-333-9756.

It’s going to be a fantastic experience and I hope your child can attend! Please let me know if you have any questions!


Truly,

Mr. Phillips

Social Studies Teacher

eDCSD Online

720-515-0299


Virtual Parent Orientation:

If you were not able to attend our virtual parent orientation meeting, you can view the recording by clicking HERE. If you have any questions, please contact Tari Gant at tgant@dcsdk12.org.


Lost and Found Reminder

Last call to go through the lost and found to claim any items your student may have lost this year. All unclaimed items will be donated at the end of the school year. Please see the lost and found table in our classroom.


eDCSD Borrowed Laptop Return

This is a reminder that all eDCSD borrowed computers are due back to eDCSD no later than May 31st, 2019. All Computer deposit refunds will be processed once the laptops are returned and checked back in.


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.


eDCSD Summer Office Hours

June 3rd through June 14th and July 8th - July 31st the eDCSD office will be open Monday - Thursday from 9 AM - 1 PM. The office will be closed each Friday during summer and will we closed all week June 17th through July 5th, however, some office staff will be available by phone and email during this time.


Your Partner in Learning,

Laura Sharp, Assistant Principal


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Weekly Update - 5/3/19

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,




Welcome to May! We are in the final stretch of the school year. All regular work for the quarter is due on May 19th and finals are due on May 24th. Let’s finish up strong and finish up with a successful 4th quarter! Please read the announcements below for next week.


Announcements


Support Opportunities Next Week:

Virtual Classes -

  • Virtual Classes occur each Monday and Tuesday. See THIS schedule for times.


Blended Learning

  • Blended learning occurs each Thursday from 9 am to 12 pm.


Virtual Help Sessions

  • Virtual Help Sessions occur throughout the week. Please see course web pages for specific times.


Blended Learning (Full Time Students)

Middle School Blended Learning will be on Thursdays from 9 am to 12 pm. We are located at 312 Cantril Street, Castle Rock 80104. Please enter on the east side of the building through door K.


What is Coming Up at Blended:

On May 9th, Middle School students will have help sessions with teachers, Mindfulness with Mrs. Alsup, and will finish up their career unit with mock interviews.


What Happened This Past Week at Blended

This past week at blended students went to the MAC and had fun climbing, jumping and playing!








Bus Sign Up for Blended

If you will need transportation to/from blended, you will need to sign up weekly. The link to sign up will be in the Friday email HERE. We have limited seating so sign ups are first come, first serve. Sign ups will close when the bus is full. If you do not get a seat, please call the office to be placed on a waitlist for the week. Remember: you must sign up weekly for pick ups.


*The bus sign up for blended is also on the school website, edcsd.org, under “Family Resources” and then “Resources”, “eDCSD Bus Sign Up Links”.


Aviation Day

Please click HERE for information about an aviation day opportunity in the fall.


19/20 Boston Trip

Thank you for those who attended the meeting for our 2020 trip to Historic Boston! We are excited to offer this opportunity for our students to extend their online learning through historically relevant experiences that directly connect to what they are studying. This once in a lifetime trip will help created lasting friendships and connections with their classmates and school community.


We wanted to make sure all families received the information that was shared about the trip and how to get your student enrolled. Parents are welcome to join as well! Attached is an electronic copy of the enrollment flyer that was handed out with the day-by-day itinerary

We have gotten a fantastic response so far spots are limited and are filling up! All you need to enroll is $95, and there is a $100 discount off the total cost of the trip for those that enroll by the end of the day on Tuesday, April 30th!


Here’s all the tour information:

Tour name: Historic Boston

Tour number: 2238159PT

Monthly Payment: $175


For a glimpse into our tour view the following video below:

https://youtu.be/LecE92vgNcs


You can enroll online at www.efexploreamerica.com/2238159PT or by calling 1-888-333-9756.


It’s going to be a fantastic experience and I hope your child can attend! Please let me know if you have any questions!


Truly,

Mr. Phillips

Social Studies Teacher

eDCSD Online

720-515-0299


Virtual Parent Orientation:

If you were not able to attend our virtual parent orientation meeting, you can view the recording by clicking HERE. If you have any questions, please contact Tari Gant at tgant@dcsdk12.org.


Lost and Found

Please check the lost and found bin on the classroom counter. It is starting to overflow with items left behind at blended!


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 - 4/26/19

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,




Believe it or not, we are at the halfway point of quarter 4! Progress grades will be available early next week. Please check Infinite Campus for these progress grades. Keep in mind that this is simply a snapshot of the grade your student had at the moment the teacher posted their progress grades. To view live grades, please refer to Canvas. Please read the announcements below for next week.


Announcements


Support Opportunities Next Week:

Virtual Classes -

  • Virtual Classes occur each Monday and Tuesday. See THIS schedule for times.


Blended Learning

  • Blended learning occurs each Thursday from 9 am to 12 pm.


Virtual Help Sessions

  • Virtual Help Sessions occur throughout the week. Please see course web pages for specific times.


Blended Learning (Full Time Students)

Middle School Blended Learning will be on Thursdays from 9am to 12pm. We are located at 312 Cantril Street, Castle Rock 80104. Please enter on the east side of the building through door K.


What is Coming Up at Blended:

On May 2nd, Middle School students will attend the field trip to the MAC (Miller Activity Complex) that was originally scheduled in March and canceled due to a snow day. Please complete THIS permission slip before Thursday.


What Happened This Past Week at Blended

On Thursday, April 25th, students continued their career project with a lesson about resume writing. They also had help session time with teachers and mindfulness with Mrs. Alsup.




















Bus Sign Up for Blended

If you will need transportation to/from blended, you will need to sign up weekly. The link to sign up will be in the Friday email HERE. We have limited seating so sign ups are first come, first serve. Sign ups will close when the bus is full. If you do not get a seat, please call the office to be placed on a waitlist for the week. Remember: you must sign up weekly for pick ups.


*The bus sign up for blended is also on the school website, edcsd.org, under “Family Resources” and then “Resources”, “eDCSD Bus Sign Up Links”.


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.


iReady End of Year Testing

If your student did not complete the end of year iReady assessment in both reading and math, they will need to complete it this week. Students will find the directions to take this assessment in their homeroom and school success classes in Canvas. This assessment only applies to full time students and needs to be completed by Friday, May 3rd. The test is only available from 7:30 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday so this is not an assignment that can be completed on the weekend or evenings. Please contact Mrs. Moritzky at kemoritzky@dcsdk12.org if you have questions.


Aviation Day

Please click HERE for information about an aviation day opportunity in the fall.


Virtual Parent Orientation:

If you were not able to attend our virtual parent orientation meeting, you can view the recording by clicking HERE. If you have any questions, please contact Tari Gant at tgant@dcsdk12.org.


Lost and Found

Please check the lost and found bin on the classroom counter. It is starting to overflow with items left behind at blended!


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.


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.


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 tgant@dcsdk12.org. Refer to THIS help guide in order to set up your account and personalize your settings.


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 - 4/19/19

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,



Good Morning and I hope you enjoy your three day weekend. Please be aware that there is no school today. The teachers and staff are not working today and the office is closed. Office staff will be available by email. Please read the announcements below for next week.


Announcements

Support Opportunities Next Week:

Virtual Classes -

  • Virtual Classes occur each Monday and Tuesday. See THIS schedule for times.


Blended Learning

  • Blended learning occurs each Thursday from 9 am to 12 pm.


Virtual Help Sessions

  • Virtual Help Sessions occur throughout the week. Please see course web pages for specific times.


Blended Learning (Full Time Students)

Middle School Blended Learning will be on Thursdays from 9am to 12pm. We are located at 312 Cantril Street, Castle Rock 80104. Please enter on the east side of the building through door K.

What is Coming Up at Blended:

On Thursday, April 25th, students will be continuing their career project with a lesson about resume writing. They will have help session time with teachers and mindfulness with Mrs. Alsup.

On May 2nd, Middle School students will attend the field trip to the MAC (Miller Activity Complex) that was originally scheduled in March and cancelled due to a snow day. Permission slips for this event will go out in next Friday’s email.

What Happened This Past Week at Blended

This past week at blended, students learned about salary, rent and car payments based on a specific geographic region. They also had help session time with teachers and Mindfulness with Mrs. Alsup.

Bus Sign Up for Blended

If you will need transportation to/from blended, you will need to sign up weekly. The link to sign up will be in the Friday email HERE. We have limited seating so sign ups are first come, first serve. Sign ups will close when the bus is full. If you do not get a seat, please call the office to be placed on a waitlist for the week. Remember: you must sign up weekly for pick ups.

*The bus sign up for blended is also on the school website, edcsd.org, under “Family Resources” and then “Resources”, “eDCSD Bus Sign Up Links”.

iReady End of Year Testing

Next week, students will be assigned the end of year iReady assessment in both reading and math. Students will find the directions to take this assessment in their homeroom and school success classes in Canvas. This assessment only applies to full time students and should be completed this coming week by April 26th. The test is only available from 7 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday so this is not an assignment that can be completed on the weekend or evenings. Please contact Mrs. Moritzky at kemoritzky@dcsdk12.org if you have questions.


Virtual Parent Orientation:

If you were not able to attend our virtual parent orientation meeting, you can view the recording by clicking HERE. If you have any questions, please contact Tari Gant at tgant@dcsdk12.org.


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.


Lost and Found

Please check the lost and found bin on the classroom counter. It is starting to overflow with items left behind at blended!


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.


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.


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 tgant@dcsdk12.org. Refer to THIS help guide in order to set up your account and personalize your settings.


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 - 4/12/19

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,




This week, students will return to their Career Research Projects, learning about salaries, creating budgets and calculating interest. Also, please be aware that there is no school on Friday, April 19. Please read the announcements below for next week.



Announcements


Support Opportunities Next Week:

Virtual Classes -

  • Virtual Classes occur each Monday and Tuesday. See THIS schedule for times.


Blended Learning

  • Blended learning occurs each Thursday from 9 am to 12 pm.


Virtual Help Sessions

  • Virtual Help Sessions occur throughout the week. Please see course web pages for specific times.


Blended Learning (Full Time Students)

Middle School Blended Learning will be on Thursdays from 9am to 12pm. We are located at 312 Cantril Street, Castle Rock 80104. Please enter on the east side of the building through door K.


What is Coming Up at Blended:

On Thursday, April 18th, students will be learning to learn about salary, creating budgets, and calculating interest. They will have help session time with teachers and mindfulness with Mrs. Alsup.


What Happened This Past Week at Blended

There was no blended this past week due to state testing.


Bus Sign Up for Blended

If you will need transportation to/from blended, you will need to sign up weekly. The link to sign up will be in the Friday email HERE. We have limited seating so sign ups are first come, first serve. Sign ups will close when the bus is full. If you do not get a seat, please call the office to be placed on a waitlist for the week. Remember: you must sign up weekly for pick ups.

*The bus sign up for blended is also on the school website, edcsd.org, under “Family Resources” and then “Resources”, “eDCSD Bus Sign Up Links”.


Virtual Parent Orientation:

If you were not able to attend our virtual parent orientation meeting, you can view the recording by clicking HERE. If you have any questions, please contact Tari Gant at tgant@dcsdk12.org.


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.


Lost and Found

Please check the lost and found bin on the classroom counter. It is starting to overflow with items left behind at blended!


Technology Support

If you are experiencing technology issues and need support beyond what your student’s classroom teacher can provide, please contact 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. 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.


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 tgant@dcsdk12.org. Refer to THIS help guide in order set up your account and personalize your settings.


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 - 4/5/19

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,



April is here and with it comes testing season. Students in 7-8th grade will test at their neighborhood school and should review the material sent to them by that school for testing days and times. Please read the announcements below for next week.



Announcements


Support Opportunities Next Week:

Virtual Classes -

  • Virtual Classes occur each Monday and Tuesday. See THIS schedule for times.


Blended Learning

  • There will be no blended learning on Thursday, April 11th due to state testing.


Virtual Help Sessions

  • Virtual Help Sessions occur throughout the week. Please see course web pages for specific times.


Blended Learning (Full Time Students)

Middle School Blended Learning will be on Thursdays from 9am to 12pm. We are located at 312 Cantril Street, Castle Rock 80104. Please enter on the east side of the building through door K.


What is Coming Up at Blended:

On Thursday, April 11th, there will be no blended due to state testing. The next blended will be on Thursday, April 18th.


What Happened This Past Week at Blended

On Thursday, April 4th, students had help sessions with teachers, had Mindfulness with Mrs. Alsup, and continued their career unit with Mr. Glenn.








Bus Sign Up for Blended

If you will need transportation to/from blended, you will need to sign up weekly. The link to sign up will be in the Friday email HERE. We have limited seating so sign ups are first come, first serve. Sign ups will close when the bus is full. If you do not get a seat, please call the office to be placed on a waitlist for the week. Remember: you must sign up weekly for pick ups.


*The bus sign up for blended is also on the school website, edcsd.org, under “Family Resources” and then “Resources”, “eDCSD Bus Sign Up Links”.


Virtual Parent Orientation:

If you were not able to attend our virtual parent orientation meeting, you can view the recording by clicking HERE. If you have any questions, please contact Tari Gant at tgant@dcsdk12.org.


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.


Lost and Found

Please check the lost and found bin on the classroom counter. It is starting to overflow with items left behind at blended!


Technology Support

If you are experiencing technology issues and need support beyond what your student’s classroom teacher can provide, please contact 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. 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.


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 tgant@dcsdk12.org. Refer to THIS help guide in order set up your account and personalize your settings.


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 - 3/29/19

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,





Welcome back from spring break! The fourth and final quarter of the school year is off to a great start. We will have a parent orientation this coming Thursday night. It is a great time to learn about ways you can support your student for a successful quarter. Details are below. Please read the announcements for next week.



Announcements


Support Opportunities Next Week:

Virtual Classes -

  • Virtual Classes occur each Monday and Tuesday. See THIS schedule for times.


Blended Learning

  • Blended Learning will occur on Thursday, April 4th from 9 am - 12 pm.


Virtual Help Sessions

  • Virtual Help Sessions occur throughout the week. Please see course web pages for specific times.


Blended Learning (Full Time Students)

Middle School Blended Learning will be on Thursdays from 9am to 12pm. We are located at 312 Cantril Street, Castle Rock 80104. Please enter on the east side of the building through door K.


What is Coming Up at Blended:

On Thursday, April 4th, students will be continuing with their career research project, have help sessions with teachers, and mindfulness with Mrs. Alsup.


What Happened This Past Week at Blended

On Thursday, March 28th, students researched their career interests, had help sessions with teachers, and mindfulness with Mrs. Alsup.
















Bus Sign Up for Blended

If you will need transportation to/from blended, you will need to sign up weekly. The link to sign up will be in the Friday email HERE. We have limited seating so sign ups are first come, first serve. Sign ups will close when the bus is full. If you do not get a seat, please call the office to be placed on a waitlist for the week. Remember: you must sign up weekly for pick ups.

*The bus sign up for blended is also on the school website, edcsd.org, under “Family Resources” and then “Resources”, “eDCSD Bus Sign Up Links”.


Student and Parent Opportunity

We would like to invite our middle school students and parents to join the high school students at blended to view the play “The Outrage” on Wednesday, April 3rd from 11am - 12pm.


The Outrage is a student-led theatrical performance performed by the Chaparral High School Encore Players. The script presents hard facts about teen dating violence, teaches bystanders how to respond, and encourages youth to self advocate and seek help.


Virtual Parent Orientation:

On Thursday, April 4th 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. Click HERE to access the virtual session on Thursday, April 4th.


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.


Lost and Found

Please check the lost and found bin on the classroom counter. It is starting to overflow with items left behind at blended!


Technology Support

If you are experiencing technology issues and need support beyond what your student’s classroom teacher can provide, please contact 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. 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.


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 tgant@dcsdk12.org. Refer to THIS help guide in order set up your account and personalize your settings.


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 - 3/15/19

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,




Spring break begins today! School will be closed next week from Monday, March 18 - 22. We will resume school on Monday, March 25th with the beginning of 4th quarter. Teachers are on break and our office will be closed but if you need anything, you may contact our office staff who will be available by phone or email. Please read the announcements below.



Announcements


Support Opportunities Next Week:

There will be no support opportunities this coming week due to spring break. Virtual classes, blended and help sessions will resume the week of March 25th.


What Happened this Past Week at Blended:

On Thursday, March 14th, blended was canceled due to the district snow day. We will reschedule the field trip for next quarter.


Bus Sign Up for Blended

If you will need transportation to/from blended, you will need to sign up weekly. The link to sign up will be in the Friday email HERE. We have limited seating so sign ups are first come, first serve. Sign ups will close when the bus is full. If you do not get a seat, please call the office to be placed on a waitlist for the week. Remember: you must sign up weekly for pick ups.

*The bus sign up for blended is also on the school website, edcsd.org, under “Family Resources” and then “Resources”, “eDCSD Bus Sign Up Links”.


Spring Break

Spring Break is from Friday, March 15th through Sunday, March 24th. Teachers will be available on Friday, March 15th as they grade and post 3rd quarter final grades. The office will be closed but office staff will be available by email, phone, or appointment. School will resume on Monday, March 25th for the beginning of 4th quarter.


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.


Lost and Found

Please check the lost and found bin on the classroom counter. It is starting to overflow with items left behind at blended!


Virtual Parent Orientation:

If you were not able to attend our virtual parent orientation meeting, you can view the recording by clicking HERE. If you have any questions, please contact Tari Gant at tgant@dcsdk12.org.


Parenting Classes

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


Technology Support

If you are experiencing technology issues and need support beyond what your student’s classroom teacher can provide, please contact 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. 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.


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 tgant@dcsdk12.org. Refer to THIS help guide in order set up your account and personalize your settings.


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. The office will be closed during spring break but office staff will be available by email, phone, or appointment.


Your Partner in Learning,

Laura Sharp, Assistant Principal


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Weekly Update - 3/8/19

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,



Daylight Savings Time begins this weekend as we spring forward on Sunday morning. Don’t forget to set your clocks forward 1 hour. Additionally, all regular student work for the quarter is due this Sunday night at midnight. Finals begin on Monday, March 11th. Please read the announcements below.



Announcements


Support Opportunities Next Week:

Virtual Classes

  • Virtual Classes occur each Monday and Tuesday. See THIS schedule for times.


Blended Learning

  • Blended Learning will occur on Thursday, March 14th from 9 am - 12 pm.


Virtual Help Sessions

  • Virtual Help Sessions occur throughout the week. Please see course web pages for specific times.


Blended Learning (Full Time Students)

Middle School Blended Learning will be on Thursdays from 9am to 12pm. We are located at 312 Cantril Street, Castle Rock 80104. Please enter on the east side of the building through door K.


What is Coming Up at Blended:

On Thursday, March 14th, students will be taking a field trip to Miller Activity Complex in Castle Rock. They may play indoor field games, climb the activity structure or use the trampoline structure. If you would prefer, your student may stay at blended and work. We will transport students to and from the MAC, however, we are limited to 14 seats on the bus. If you are able to provide transportation for your student to and from the MAC, that would be appreciated. Please indicate your plans on the form below.

Please fill out THIS form so that we can plan for who will or will not be attending blended and the field trip.


What Happened this Past Week at Blended:

On Thursday, March 7th, students had help session time with teachers, Mindfulness with Mrs. Alsup, and math games with Mr. Moran.












Bus Sign Up for Blended

If you will need transportation to/from blended, you will need to sign up weekly. The link to sign up will be in the Friday email HERE. We have limited seating so sign ups are first come, first serve. Sign ups will close when the bus is full. If you do not get a seat, please call the office to be placed on a waitlist for the week. Remember: you must sign up weekly for pick ups.


*The bus sign up for blended is also on the school website, edcsd.org, under “Family Resources” and then “Resources”, “eDCSD Bus Sign Up Links”.


Community Event

La Liga basketball is this coming Monday! And, there will be cake and jerseys!


La Liga is a GREAT way for students to connect with trusted adults, as La Liga is more than sports, it is building community and inspiring hope! We know trusted adults are key to healthy kids. PLEASE help us have a full gym – get kids to come on down. We have great adults who are giving their time for this event – that is huge! We thank them for volunteering their time to connect with the kids.


All Douglas County middle schoolers are invited to join La Liga Winter 2019. La Liga, now in its 2nd year, is a partnership between the Youth Initiative, Nueva Vida, and DCSD’s Team Up. Last year it was soccer, 6-12 graders, still planned for May-July 2019, but for an in-between, we are hosting a 4-week basketball program! Free! With, English and Spanish speaking coaches and refs!


This is a great way to get our kids connected - we are inviting all middle schools to join in. Please let kids know, all are welcome, at any time! Questions? Call Marsha at 303-814-5327.

Click HERE for more information


End of the Quarter Notice (All Students)

eDCSD is on a quarterly grading period system. The end of the grading period is Thursday, March 14th, for the third quarter. All regular work is due by SUNDAY, March 10th AT MIDNIGHT and March 11 - 14th is final exams. Final exams are due by MIDNIGHT on THURSDAY, March 14.


Spring Break

Spring Break is from Friday, March 15th through Sunday, March 24th. Teachers will be available on Friday, March 15th as they grade and post 3rd quarter final grades. The office will be closed but office staff will be available by email, phone, or appointment. School will resume on Monday, March 25th for the beginning of 4th quarter.


DCSD Strategic Planning

The Douglas County School District is ready to begin its strategic planning process, and before we get started, we want to hear from YOU. This strategic plan will determine the way forward for DCSD for the next 3-5 years, and we want you to let us know what you think our priorities should look like in educating our 68,000 students.


There will be one more Community Conversation event you can attend:

HIGHLANDS RANCH – Mountain Vista High School

Thursday, March 14

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


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.


Lost and Found

Please check the lost and found bin on the classroom counter. It is starting to overflow with items left behind at blended!


Virtual Parent Orientation:

If you were not able to attend our virtual parent orientation meeting, you can view the recording by clicking HERE. If you have any questions, please contact Tari Gant at tgant@dcsdk12.org.


Parenting Classes

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


Technology Support

If you are experiencing technology issues and need support beyond what your student’s classroom teacher can provide, please contact 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. 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.


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 tgant@dcsdk12.org. Refer to THIS help guide in order set up your account and personalize your settings.


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. The office will be closed during spring break but office staff will be available by email, phone, or appointment.


Your Partner in Learning,

Laura Sharp, Assistant Principal


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Weekly Update - 3/1/19

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,



And just like that, it is March! The end of the quarter and spring break are just around the corner. Please make sure you are aware of due dates coming up. All regular coursework is due by Sunday, March 10 and finals are due by Thursday, March 14. Spring break is from March 15 - 24. Please read the announcements below.



Announcements


Support Opportunities Next Week:

Virtual Classes

  • Virtual Classes occur each Monday and Tuesday. See THIS schedule for times.


Blended Learning

  • Blended Learning will occur on Thursday, March 7th from 9 am - 12 pm.


Virtual Help Sessions

  • Virtual Help Sessions occur throughout the week. Please see course web pages for specific times.


Blended Learning (Full Time Students)

Middle School Blended Learning will be on Thursdays from 9am to 12pm. We are located at 312 Cantril Street, Castle Rock 80104. Please enter on the east side of the building through door K.


What is Coming Up at Blended:

On Thursday, March 7th, students will have help sessions with teachers, Mindfulness with Mrs. Alsup and a fun math lesson with Mr. Moran.


What Happened this Past Week at Blended:

On Thursday, February 28th, students had help session time with teachers, Mindfulness with Mrs. Alsup, and a guest speaker.
















Bus Sign Up for Blended

If you will need transportation to/from blended, you will need to sign up weekly. The link to sign up will be in the Friday email HERE. We have limited seating so sign ups are first come, first serve. Sign ups will close when the bus is full. If you do not get a seat, please call the office to be placed on a waitlist for the week. Remember: you must sign up weekly for pick ups.

*The bus sign up for blended is also on the school website, edcsd.org, under “Family Resources” and then “Resources”, “eDCSD Bus Sign Up Links”.


End of the Quarter Notice (All Students)

eDCSD is on a quarterly grading period system. The end of the grading period is Thursday, March 14th, for the third quarter. All regular work is due by SUNDAY, March 10th AT MIDNIGHT and March 11 - 14th is final exams. Final exams are due by MIDNIGHT on THURSDAY, March 14.


DCSD Strategic Planning

The Douglas County School District is ready to begin its strategic planning process, and before we get started, we want to hear from YOU. This strategic plan will determine the way forward for DCSD for the next 3-5 years, and we want you to let us know what you think our priorities should look like in educating our 68,000 students.


There will be two more Community Conversation events you can attend:


PARKER – Cimarron Middle School

Thursday, March 7

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


HIGHLANDS RANCH – Mountain Vista High School

Thursday, March 14

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


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.


Lost and Found

Please check the lost and found bin on the classroom counter. It is starting to overflow with items left behind at blended!


Virtual Parent Orientation:

If you were not able to attend our virtual parent orientation meeting, you can view the recording by clicking HERE. If you have any questions, please contact Tari Gant at tgant@dcsdk12.org.


Parenting Classes

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


Technology Support

If you are experiencing technology issues and need support beyond what your student’s classroom teacher can provide, please contact 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. 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.


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 tgant@dcsdk12.org. Refer to THIS help guide in order set up your account and personalize your settings.


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 - 2/22/19

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,




This coming Thursday, students will continue their unit on Advertising and Persuasion with a guest speaker, Rick McNary. He has had a variety of jobs in a variety of fields and also founded an organization that mobilized volunteers to provide 20 million meals for disaster relief in Haiti and spends a great deal of his efforts empowering people to feed the hungry. The students will learn about his work empowering people and his experiences as a writer! Please read the announcements below.


Announcements


Support Opportunities Next Week:

Virtual Classes

  • Virtual Classes occur each Monday and Tuesday. See THIS schedule for times.


Blended Learning

  • Blended Learning will occur on Thursday, February 28th from 9 am - 12 pm.


Virtual Help Sessions

  • Virtual Help Sessions occur throughout the week. Please see course web pages for specific times.


Blended Learning (Full Time Students)

Middle School Blended Learning will be on Thursdays from 9am to 12pm. We are located at 312 Cantril Street, Castle Rock 80104. Please enter on the east side of the building through door K.


What is Coming Up at Blended:

On Thursday, February 28th, students will have help sessions with teachers, Mindfulness with Mrs. Alsup and PE with Mrs. Simington.


What Happened this Past Week at Blended:

On Thursday, February 21st, students had help sessions with teachers, time with their middle school counselor and had PE with Mrs. Simington!


Bus Sign Up for Blended

If you will need transportation to/from blended, you will need to sign up weekly. The link to sign up will be in the Friday email HERE. We have limited seating so sign ups are first come, first serve. Sign ups will close when the bus is full. If you do not get a seat, please call the office to be placed on a waitlist for the week. Remember: you must sign up weekly for pick ups.


*The bus sign up for blended is also on the school website, edcsd.org, under “Family Resources” and then “Resources”, “eDCSD Bus Sign Up Links”.


Gifted Education

Please see THIS flyer with information about a gifted education night being held at Chaparral High School on Tuesday, February 26th from 6 - 8 pm.


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.


Lost and Found

Please check the lost and found bin on the classroom counter. It is starting to overflow with items left behind at blended!


Virtual Parent Orientation:

If you were not able to attend our virtual parent orientation meeting, you can view the recording by clicking HERE. If you have any questions, please contact Tari Gant at tgant@dcsdk12.org.


Parenting Classes

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, 7-8:30 pm

Session 1:

January 22 – March 19

Or

Session 2:

March 26 – May 21


Technology Support

If you are experiencing technology issues and need support beyond what your student’s classroom teacher can provide, please contact 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. 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.


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 lasharp@dcsdk12.org. Refer to THIS help guide in order set up your account and personalize your settings.


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 - 2/15/19

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,




Have a great 4 day weekend! Students do not have school today due to the teacher development day and Monday is the Presidents Day holiday. School will resume on Tuesday 2/19/19. Please read the announcements below.


Announcements


Support Opportunities Next Week:

Virtual Classes

  • Virtual Classes occur each Monday and Tuesday. See THIS schedule for times.


Blended Learning

  • Blended Learning will occur on Thursday, February 21st from 9 am - 12 pm.


Virtual Help Sessions

  • Virtual Help Sessions occur throughout the week. Please see course web pages for specific times.


Blended Learning (Full Time Students)

Middle School Blended Learning will be on Thursdays from 9 am to 12 pm. We are located at 312 Cantril Street, Castle Rock 80104. Please enter on the east side of the building through door K.


What is Coming Up at Blended:

On Thursday, February 21st, students will have help sessions with teachers, Mindfulness with Mrs. Alsup and PE with Mrs. Simington.


What Happened This Past Week at Blended:

On Thursday, February 14th, students had help sessions with teachers, time with their middle school counselor and enjoyed a Valentine’s Day party!



















Bus Sign Up for Blended

If you will need transportation to/from blended, you will need to sign up weekly. The link to sign up will be in the Friday email HERE. We have limited seating so sign-ups are first come, first serve. Sign-ups will close when the bus is full. If you do not get a seat, please call the office to be placed on a waitlist for the week. Remember: you must sign up weekly for pickups.

*The bus sign up for blended is also on the school website, edcsd.org, under “Family Resources” and then “Resources”, “eDCSD Bus Sign Up Links”.


Gifted Education

Please see THIS flyer with information about a gifted education night being held at Chaparral High School on Tuesday, February 26th from 6 - 8 pm.


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.


Lost and Found

Please check the lost and found bin on the classroom counter. It is starting to overflow with items left behind at blended!


Virtual Parent Orientation:

If you were not able to attend our virtual parent orientation meeting, you can view the recording by clicking HERE. If you have any questions, please contact Tari Gant at tgant@dcsdk12.org.


Parenting Classes

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


Technology Support

If you are experiencing technology issues and need support beyond what your student’s classroom teacher can provide, please contact 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. 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.


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 lasharp@dcsdk12.org. Refer to THIS help guide in order set up your account and personalize your settings.


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 - 2/8/19

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,



Great news that Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow last weekend so we have an early spring to look forward to! I hope everyone enjoyed some time with teachers last week during parent teacher conferences. Keep in mind that progress grades will be posted this Tuesday in Infinite Campus but that these are just a snapshot of grades and live grades can be found in Canvas. And finally, Valentine’s Day is upon us! Enjoy some sweet treats this coming week and appreciate some snuggles from your loved ones! Please read the announcements below.


Announcements


Communication Survey

Students and parents, please complete this survey, which is designed to collect information and gather feedback from parents, students, and other interested stakeholders about our school’s communication patterns. Click HERE to access the survey. We appreciate your time and feedback.


Support Opportunities Next Week:

Virtual Classes

  • Virtual Classes occur each Monday and Tuesday. See THIS schedule for times.


Blended Learning

  • Blended Learning will occur on Thursday, February 14th from 9 am - 12 pm.


Virtual Help Sessions

  • Virtual Help Sessions occur throughout the week. Please see course web pages for specific times.


Blended Learning (Full Time Students)

Middle School Blended Learning will be on Thursdays from 9am to 12pm. We are located at 312 Cantril Street, Castle Rock 80104. Please enter on the east side of the building through door K.


What is Coming Up at Blended:

On Thursday, February 14th, students will have help sessions with teachers, Mindfulness with Mrs. Alsup and a Valentine’s Day party. Lunch will be provided.


What Happened This Past Week at Blended:

On Thursday, February 7th, students had help sessions with teachers, time with their middle school counselor and art with Mr. Metz.















Bus Sign Up for Blended

If you will need transportation to/from blended, you will need to sign up weekly. The link to sign up will be in the Friday email HERE. We have limited seating so sign-ups are first come, first serve. Sign-ups will close when the bus is full. If you do not get a seat, please call the office to be placed on a waitlist for the week. Remember: you must sign up weekly for pickups.


*The bus sign up for blended is also on the school website, edcsd.org, under “Family Resources” and then “Resources”, “eDCSD Bus Sign Up Links”.


National School Counseling Week

We celebrated our wonderful counselors, Mrs. Alsup and Mrs. Bliek for School Counseling Week. We love our counselors and appreciate all the great work they do for our students!








Weather Delay

With the recent weather, we thought it would be good to communicate what our general procedure is at eDCSD. In case of a closure, we will not hold blended and our office will be closed. If it is a virtual class 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.


Lost and Found

Please check the lost and found bin on the classroom counter. It is starting to overflow with items left behind at blended!


Virtual Parent Orientation:

If you were not able to attend our virtual parent orientation meeting, you can view the recording by clicking HERE. If you have any questions, please contact Tari Gant at tgant@dcsdk12.org.


Parenting Classes


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


Technology Support

If you are experiencing technology issues and need support beyond what your student’s classroom teacher can provide, please contact 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. 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.


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 lasharp@dcsdk12.org. Refer to THIS help guide in order set up your account and personalize your settings.


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 - 2/1/19

Dear eDCSD High School Families,




Happy Super Bowl Weekend! Next week is Parent Teacher Conferences. You should have received information for how to sign up for these conferences from each teacher your student has this quarter. If you did not receive this information, reach out to individual teachers for information. Please read the announcements below.


Announcements


Support Opportunities Next Week:

Virtual Classes

  • Virtual Classes occur each Monday and Tuesday. See THIS schedule for times.


Blended Learning

  • Blended Learning will be held on Wednesday, February 6th from 9 am - 12 pm.


Virtual Help Sessions

  • Virtual Help Sessions occur throughout the week. Please see course web pages for specific times.


Blended Learning

High School Blended Learning continues on Wednesdays from 9am to 12pm. We are located at 312 Cantril Street, Castle Rock 80104. Please enter on the east side of the building through door K. Just a reminder to check your camp expectations (Full time students) to determine whether blended is required for you.


What is Coming Up at Blended:

On Wednesday, February 6th, students will have help sessions with their teachers and begin the Share the Love event by writing Kindness Letters to students, staff and family and making Valentines for seniors at the Bonadventure Assisted Living Center. We will visit the center on February 13th to deliver the Valentines.


New Staff Members

A big welcome to a few new staff members who have joined us since 2nd semester began. We have a new Professional Learning and Technology Specialist, Mrs. Tari Gant, to help you with all of your technology needs. We also had a new Foreign Language teacher join us and will help us continue our German program! And last but not least, we have a new math teacher, Mr. Brian Moran, who has joined our Middle School team and also teaches upper level high school math. We are so excited to have you!


Apple Award Representatives

Congratulations to our Apple Award Representatives from eDCSD! Mrs. Julie Naab received the nomination for Classified representative and Mrs. Jenny Alsup received the nomination for Certified representative. They will go on to represent eDCSD at the Apple Award Ceremony in April!


Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent teacher conferences take place February 4-8. Teachers sent out information for each course this week. Please contact individual teachers if you did not receive information on how to sign up. Mr. Moran, our new math teacher, will be sending out information to hold parent teacher conferences in a few weeks after he has a chance to get to know the students better.


Variety and Talent Show

Our annual Talent/Variety Show is coming up on February 27th. We are looking for students interested in sharing their talent with us. Auditions will be held on February 6th. Please sign-up for a spot HERE. If you have any questions please reach out to Mrs. O'Dell or Mrs. Nehring.


Bus Sign Up for Blended

If you will need transportation to/from blended, you will need to sign up weekly. The link to sign up will be in the Friday email HERE. We have limited seating so sign ups are first come, first serve. Sign ups will close when the bus is full. If you do not get a seat, please call the office to be placed on a waitlist for the week. Remember: you must sign up weekly for pick ups.


*The bus sign up for blended is also on the school website, edcsd.org, under “Family Resources” and then “Resources”, “eDCSD Bus Sign Up Links”.


Blended Wednesday

High school blended will remain from 9:00am-2:00pm on the last Wednesday we meet of every month. All other Wednesdays, blended will run from 9:00am - 12:00pm. The bus will continue to run immediately following the blended session, whether it be a 12:00 end time or a 2:00 end time. Every blended session will continue to have a 2-hour help session and a 1 hour activity. On the extended Wednesday, other activities are planned for the afternoon. Below are the blended dates and times for 2nd and 3rd quarter for your reference.




2/6/19: 9 am - 12 pm

2/13/19: 9 am - 12 pm

2/20/19: 9 am - 12 pm

2/27/19: 9 am - 2pm

3/6/19: 9 am - 12 pm

3/13/19: 9 am - 12 pm

3/20/19: Spring Break

3/27/19: 9 am - 2 pm

4/3/19: 9 am - 12 pm

4/10/19: 9 am - 12 pm

4/17/19: 9 am - 12 pm

4/24/19: 9 am - 2 pm

5/1/19: 9 am - 12 pm

5/8/19: 9 am - 12 pm

5/15/19: 9 am - 12 pm

5/22/19: 9 am - 2 pm




What Happened this Past Week at Blended:

On Wednesday, January 30th, students had help sessions with teachers and then some students attended a field trip to Main Event and others stayed to create valentines for residents of Bonadventure Assisted Living.
















Communication Survey

Students and parents, please complete this survey, which is designed to collect information and gather feedback from parents, students, and other interested stakeholders about our school’s communication patterns. Click HERE to access the survey. We appreciate your time and feedback.


Lost and Found

Please check the lost and found bin on the classroom counter. It is starting to overflow with items left behind at blended!


Castle Rock Highly Skilled Career Fair

9:00-10:30 AM on 2/5/19 at Castle View High School. See THIS flier for more information.


Virtual Parent Orientation:

If you were not able to attend our virtual parent orientation meeting, you can view the recording by clicking HERE. If you have any questions, please contact Tari Gant at tgant@dcsdk12.org.


Parenting Classes

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


Technology Support

If you are experiencing technology issues and need support beyond what your student’s classroom teacher can provide, please contact 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. 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.


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 lasharp@dcsdk12.org. Refer to THIS help guide in order set up your account and personalize your settings.


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,

Greg Wiley, Principal

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Weekly Update 2/1/19

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,




Happy first day of February and Super Bowl Weekend! Have fun rooting on your favorite team, eating your favorite snacks, or just enjoying some commercials! Next week is Parent Teacher Conferences. You should have received information for how to sign up for these conferences from each teacher your student has this quarter. If you did not receive this information, reach out to individual teachers for information. Please read the announcements below.


Announcements


Support Opportunities Next Week:

Virtual Classes

  • Virtual Classes occur each Monday and Tuesday. See THIS schedule for times.


Blended Learning

  • Blended Learning will occur on Thursday, February 7th from 9 am - 12 pm.


Virtual Help Sessions

  • Virtual Help Sessions occur throughout the week. Please see course web pages for specific times.


Blended Learning (Full Time Students)

Middle School Blended Learning will be on Thursdays from 9am to 12pm. We are located at 312 Cantril Street, Castle Rock 80104. Please enter on the east side of the building through door K.


What is Coming Up at Blended:

On Thursday, February 7th, students will have art with Mr. Metz, help sessions with teachers, and Mindfulness with Mrs. Alsup.


What Happened This Past Week at Blended:

On Thursday, January 31st, students did research on local businesses and used what they learned about advertising and persuasion to create newsletters for businesses in downtown Castle Rock. Check out a couple of their great work!

Lost Coffee

Epic Escape Game

Students also had help sessions with teachers and time with their middle school counselor.
















Bus Sign Up for Blended

If you will need transportation to/from blended, you will need to sign up weekly. The link to sign up will be in the Friday email HERE. We have limited seating so sign ups are first come, first serve. Sign ups will close when the bus is full. If you do not get a seat, please call the office to be placed on a waitlist for the week. Remember: you must sign up weekly for pick ups.


*The bus sign up for blended is also on the school website, edcsd.org, under “Family Resources” and then “Resources”, “eDCSD Bus Sign Up Links”.


New Staff Members

A big welcome to a few new staff members who have joined us since 2nd semester began. We have a new Professional Learning and Technology Specialist, Mrs. Tari Gant, to help you with all of your technology needs. We also had a new Foreign Language teacher join us and will help us continue our German program! And last but not least, we have a new math teacher, Mr. Brian Moran, who has joined our Middle School team and also teaches upper level high school math. We are so excited to have you!


Apple Award Representatives

Congratulations to our Apple Award Representatives from eDCSD! Mrs. Julie Naab received the nomination for Classified representative and Mrs. Jenny Alsup received the nomination for Certified representative. They will go on to represent eDCSD at the Apple Award Ceremony in April!


Lost and Found

Please check the lost and found bin on the classroom counter. It is starting to overflow with items left behind at blended!


Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences take place February 4-8. Teachers sent out information for each course this week. Please contact individual teachers if you did not receive information on how to sign up. Mr. Moran, our new math teacher, will be sending out information to hold parent-teacher conferences in a few weeks after he has a chance to get to know the students better.


Communication Survey

Students and parents, please complete this survey, which is designed to collect information and gather feedback from parents, students, and other interested stakeholders about our school’s communication patterns. Click HERE to access the survey. We appreciate your time and feedback.


Virtual Parent Orientation:

If you were not able to attend our virtual parent orientation meeting, you can view the recording by clicking HERE. If you have any questions, please contact Tari Gant at tgant@dcsdk12.org.


Parenting Classes

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, 7-8:30 pm

Session 1:

January 22 – March 19

Or

Session 2:

March 26 – May 21


Technology Support

If you are experiencing technology issues and need support beyond what your student’s classroom teacher can provide, please contact 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. 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.


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 lasharp@dcsdk12.org. Refer to THIS help guide in order set up your account and personalize your settings.


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 - 1/25/19

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,





This sure has been a snowy couple of weeks! I hope everyone has been safe and warm and that you have had a chance to enjoy the weather with some winter fun! Please read the announcements below.


Announcements


Support Opportunities Next Week:

Virtual Classes

  • Virtual Classes occur each Monday and Tuesday. See THIS schedule for times.


Blended Learning

  • Blended Learning will occur on Thursday, January 31st from 9 am - 12 pm.


Virtual Help Sessions

  • Virtual Help Sessions occur throughout the week. Please see course web pages for specific times.


Blended Learning (Full Time Students)

Middle School Blended Learning will be on Thursdays from 9am to 12pm. We are located at 312 Cantril Street, Castle Rock 80104. Please enter on the east side of the building through door K.


What is Coming Up at Blended:

On Thursday, January 31st, students will continue to earn about advertising. Students will also have help sessions with teachers, and time with their middle school counselor.


What Happened This Past Week at Blended:

On Thursday, January 24th, students worked with Mrs. McNary to learn about advertising and students also met with teachers for help sessions.








Bus Sign Up for Blended

If you will need transportation to/from blended, you will need to sign up weekly. The link to sign up will be in the Friday email HERE. We have limited seating so sign ups are first come, first serve. Sign ups will close when the bus is full. If you do not get a seat, please call the office to be placed on a waitlist for the week. Remember: you must sign up weekly for pick ups.


*The bus sign up for blended is also on the school website, edcsd.org, under “Family Resources” and then “Resources”, “eDCSD Bus Sign Up Links”.


Virtual Parent Orientation:

If you were not able to attend our virtual parent orientation meeting last week, you can view the recording by clicking HERE. If you have any questions, please contact Tari Gant at tgant@dcsdk12.org.


Parenting Classes

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, 7-8:30 pm

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


Technology Support

If you are experiencing technology issues and need support beyond what your student’s classroom teacher can provide, please contact 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. 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.


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 lasharp@dcsdk12.org. Refer to THIS help guide in order set up your account and personalize your settings.


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 - 1/18/19

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,




Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Awards Celebration 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


Support Opportunities Next Week:

Virtual Classes

  • Virtual Classes occur each Monday and Tuesday. See THIS schedule for times.


Blended Learning

  • Blended Learning will occur on Thursday, January 24th from 9 am - 12 pm.


Virtual Help Sessions

  • Virtual Help Sessions occur throughout the week. Please see course web pages for specific times.


Blended Learning (Full Time Students)

Middle School Blended Learning will be on Thursdays from 9am to 12pm. We are located at 312 Cantril Street, Castle Rock 80104. Please enter on the east side of the building through door K.


What is Coming Up at Blended:

On Thursday, January 24th, students will learn about advertising and take a walking tour of local businesses, weather permitting. Students will also have help sessions with teachers, and time with their middle school counselor.


What Happened This Past Week at Blended:

On Thursday, January 17th, students met virtually with graphic designer and practiced interview skills. Students also met with teachers for help sessions and the middle school counselor for a mindfulness lesson.












Bus Sign Up for Blended

If you will need transportation to/from blended, you will need to sign up weekly. The link to sign up will be in the Friday email HERE. We have limited seating so sign ups are first come, first serve. Sign ups will close when the bus is full. If you do not get a seat, please call the office to be placed on a waitlist for the week. Remember: you must sign up weekly for pick ups.

*The bus sign up for blended is also on the school website, edcsd.org, under “Family Resources” and then “Resources”, “eDCSD Bus Sign Up Links”.


Student Award Ceremony:

On Wednesday, January 16th, students started the day with an award ceremony and pancake breakfast!
























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!









Virtual Parent Orientation:

If you were not able to attend our virtual parent orientation meeting last night, you can view the recording by clicking HERE. If you have any questions, please contact Tari Gant at tgant@dcsdk12.org.


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


A Parent’s Guide in Recognizing the Characteristics of Healthy and Unhealthy Teen Relationships

Click HERE to view the flier.


Parker Library Event Room B

January 15, 2019

10:00 am - 11:00 am


Technology Support

If you are experiencing technology issues and need support beyond what your student’s classroom teacher can provide, please contact 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. 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.


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 lasharp@dcsdk12.org. Refer to THIS help guide in order set up your account and personalize your settings.


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 - 12/21/18

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,




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


Support Opportunities Next Week:

Virtual Classes

  • No Virtual Classes will be held during break.

  • Virtual Classes will resume on January 7th.


Blended Learning

  • No Blended Learning will not be held during break.

  • Blended Learning will resume on January 10th.


Virtual Help Sessions

  • Virtual Help Sessions will not be held during break.

  • Virtual Help Sessions will resume during the week of January 7th.


Blended Learning (Full Time Students)

Middle School Blended Learning will be on Thursday, January 10th from 9am to 12pm. We are located at 312 Cantril Street, Castle Rock 80104. Please enter on the east side of the building through door K.


Bus Sign Up for Blended

If you will need transportation to/from blended, you will need to sign up weekly. The link to sign up will be in the Friday email HERE. We have limited seating so sign ups are first come, first serve. Sign ups will close when the bus is full. If you do not get a seat, please call the office to be placed on a waitlist for the week. Remember: you must sign up weekly for pick ups.

*The bus sign up for blended is also on the school website, edcsd.org, under “Family Resources” and then “Resources”, “eDCSD Bus Sign Up Links”.


Last Week at Blended

On Thursday, December 20th, students went on a field trip to a rock climbing gym to conclude their rock climbing theme this quarter. We were also able to hang out with Mr. Glenn’s son!














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.




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 Announcement 12/14/18

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,




Sunday December, 16th at midnight is the deadline to submit regular coursework for quarter 2. Finals week is Monday, December 17 - Thursday December 20. Winter break begins on December 21 through January 6th. Please read the announcements below for next week.


Announcements


Support Opportunities Next Week:

Virtual Classes

  • Monday - Science and Social Studies Virtual Classes 9-11 AM

  • Tuesday - Math and Language Arts Virtual Classes 9-11 AM


Blended Learning

  • Thursday, December 20th 9 am - 12 pm.

  • Please bring your computer, a water bottle, and lunch.


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.


Blended Learning (Full Time Students)

Middle School Blended Learning will be on Thursday, December 20th from 9am to 12pm. We are located at 312 Cantril Street, Castle Rock 80104. Please enter on the east side of the building through door K.


Bus Sign Up for Blended

If you will need transportation to/from blended, you will need to sign up weekly. The link to sign up will be in the Friday email HERE. We have limited seating so sign ups are first come, first serve. Sign ups will close when the bus is full. If you do not get a seat, please call the office to be placed on a waitlist for the week. Remember: you must sign up weekly for pick ups.

*The bus sign up for blended is also on the school website, edcsd.org, under “Family Resources” and then “Resources”, “eDCSD Bus Sign Up Links”.


What is Coming Up at Blended

On Thursday, December 20th, Middle School students will have the option of either staying at blended to work or attending the field trip to the rock climbing gym, Rock’n and Jam’n. The middle school students have been working on a unit around math and science concepts such as force, energy and gravity as it applies to rock climbing. We are concluding this unit with a field trip to do our own rock climbing! Please fill out THIS form so that we know who will or will not be attending.


Last Week at Blended

On Thursday, December 13th, students had help sessions with teachers, mindfulness with Mrs. Alsup, and a 3D printer demonstration.







End of the Quarter Notice (All Students)

eDCSD is on a quarterly grading period system. The end of the grading period is Thursday, December 20th, for the second quarter. All regular work is due by SUNDAY, December 16th AT MIDNIGHT and December 17 - 20th is final exams.


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. For every 4 items you donate, you will earn 1 hour of community service. If you want community service hours, please make sure you donate in groups of 4. 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.




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.


Virtual Parent Orientation:

If you were not able to attend the virtual parent orientation, you may access the link to the recording HERE.


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 lasharp@dcsdk12.org. Refer to THIS help guide in order set up your account and personalize your settings.


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.


Technology Support

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


Your Partner in Learning,

Laura Sharp, Assistant Principal


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Weekly Update - 12/7/18

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,




Next week is the last week to submit regular coursework for quarter 2. All regular work from the quarter is due on Sunday, December 16th at midnight. Make one last strong push to end the quarter in a great place before finals week. Finals week is Monday, December 17 - Thursday December 20. Please read the announcements below for next week.


Announcements


Support Opportunities Next Week:

Virtual Classes

  • Monday - Science and Social Studies Virtual Classes 9-11 AM

  • Tuesday - Math and Language Arts Virtual Classes 9-11 AM


Blended Learning

  • Thursday, December 13th 9 am - 12 pm.

  • Please bring your computer, a water bottle, and lunch.


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.


Blended Learning (Full Time Students)

Middle School Blended Learning will be on Thursday, December 13th from 9am to 12pm. We are located at 312 Cantril Street, Castle Rock 80104. Please enter on the east side of the building through door K.


Bus Sign Up for Blended

If you will need transportation to/from blended, you will need to sign up weekly. The link to sign up will be in the Friday email HERE. We have limited seating so sign ups are first come, first serve. Sign ups will close when the bus is full. If you do not get a seat, please call the office to be placed on a waitlist for the week. Remember: you must sign up weekly for pick ups.

*The bus sign up for blended is also on the school website, edcsd.org, under “Family Resources” and then “Resources”, “eDCSD Bus Sign Up Links”.


What is Coming Up at Blended

On Thursday, December 13th, students will have help session time with teachers, Mindfulness with Mrs. Alsup and will have a lesson about 3D printing. We will have a guest speaker who will bring a 3D printer for the students to test out!


Last Week at Blended

On Thursday, December 6th, students had help sessions with teachers, mindfulness with Mrs. Alsup, and PE with Mrs. Simington.
















Middle School Field Trip

On Thursday, December 20th, Middle School students will have the option of either staying at blended to work or attending the field trip to the rock climbing gym, Rock’n and Jam’n. The middle school students have been working on a unit around math and science concepts such as force, energy and gravity as it applies to rock climbing. We are concluding this unit with a field trip to do our own rock climbing! Please fill out THIS form so that we know who will or will not be attending.


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.


End of the Quarter Notice (All Students)

eDCSD is on a quarterly grading period system. The end of the grading period is Thursday, December 20th, for the second quarter. All regular work is due by SUNDAY, December 16th AT MIDNIGHT and December 17 - 20th is final exams.


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. For every 4 items you donate, you will earn 1 hour of community service. If you want community service hours, please make sure you donate in groups of 4. 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


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.


Virtual Parent Orientation:

If you were not able to attend the virtual parent orientation, you may access the link to the recording HERE.


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 lasharp@dcsdk12.org. Refer to THIS help guide in order set up your account and personalize your settings.


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.


Technology Support

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


Your Partner in Learning,

Laura Sharp, Assistant Principal


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Weekly Update - 11/30/18

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,



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, some winter weather. Stay warm and safe! Please read the announcements below for next week.


Announcements


Support Opportunities Next Week:

Virtual Classes

  • Monday - Science and Social Studies Virtual Classes 9-11 AM

  • Tuesday - Math and Language Arts Virtual Classes 9-11 AM


Blended Learning

  • Thursday, December 6th 9 am - 12 pm.

  • Please bring your computer, a water bottle, and lunch.


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.


Blended Learning (Full Time Students)

Middle School Blended Learning will be on Thursday, December 6th from 9am to 12pm. We are located at 312 Cantril Street, Castle Rock 80104. Please enter on the east side of the building through door K.


What is Coming Up at Blended

On Thursday, December 6th, students will have help session time with teachers, Mindfulness with Mrs. Alsup and will continue learning related to their rock climbing unit.


Last Week at Blended

On Thursday, November 29th, students had help sessions with teachers, mindfulness with Mrs. Alsup, and PE with Mrs. Simington. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water for the PE Climbing spectacular! Dec. 6th 9:30-10:30



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


Bus Sign Up for Blended

If you will need transportation to/from blended, you will need to sign up weekly. The link to sign up will be in the Friday email HERE. We have limited seating so sign ups are first come, first serve. Sign ups will close when the bus is full. If you do not get a seat, please call the office to be placed on a waitlist for the week. Remember: you must sign up weekly for pick ups.

*The bus sign up for blended is also on the school website, edcsd.org, under “Family Resources” and then “Resources”, “eDCSD Bus Sign Up Links”.


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.


Virtual Parent Orientation:

If you were not able to attend the virtual parent orientation, you may access the link to the recording HERE.


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 lasharp@dcsdk12.org. Refer to THIS help guide in order set up your account and personalize your settings.


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.


Technology Support

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


Your Partner in Learning,

Laura Sharp, Assistant Principal


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Weekly Update - 11/16/18

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,



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.







Progress Grades:

Progress Grades will be available on Friday, November 16th beginning at 3 pm. Progress grades will be posted in Infinite Campus Parent Portal. While live grades are found in Canvas and will provide an up to date view of student grades and activity, the grade in Infinite Campus is a snapshot of your student’s grade at the halfway point of the quarter.


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.


Support Opportunities in TWO WEEKS:

Virtual Classes

  • Monday - Science and Social Studies Virtual Classes 9-11 AM

  • Tuesday - Math and Language Arts Virtual Classes 9-11 AM


Blended Learning

  • Thursday, November 29th 9 am - 12 pm.

  • Please bring your computer, a water bottle, and lunch.


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.


Blended Learning (Full Time Students)

Middle School Blended Learning will be on Thursday, November 29th from 9am to 12pm. We are located at 312 Cantril Street, Castle Rock 80104. Please enter on the east side of the building through door K.


What is Coming Up at Blended

On Thursday, November 29th, students will have help session time with teachers, Mindfulness with Mrs. Alsup and will continue learning related to their rock climbing unit.


Last Week at Blended

On Thursday, November 15th, students had help sessions with teachers and visited with veterans.












Bus Sign Up for Blended

If you will need transportation to/from blended, you will need to sign up weekly. The link to sign up will be in the Friday email HERE. We have limited seating so sign ups are first come, first serve. Sign ups will close when the bus is full. If you do not get a seat, please call the office to be placed on a waitlist for the week. Remember: you must sign up weekly for pick ups.

*The bus sign up for blended is also on the school website, edcsd.org, under “Family Resources” and then “Resources”, “eDCSD Bus Sign Up Links”.


Vision and Hearing Screening

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


Computer Check Out (Full Time Students Only)

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.


Virtual Parent Orientation:

If you were not able to attend the virtual parent orientation, you may access the link to the recording HERE.


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.


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.


Technology Support

If you are experiencing technology issues and need support beyond what your student’s classroom teacher can provide, please contact our tech support, Jenny Payne at jjpayne@dcsdk12.org.


Your Partner in Learning,

Laura Sharp, Assistant Principal


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Middle School Weekly Update - 11/9/18

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,



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


Support Opportunities this Week

Virtual Classes

  • Monday - Science and Social Studies Virtual Classes 9-11 AM

  • Tuesday - Math and Language Arts Virtual Classes 9-11 AM


Blended Learning

  • Thursday, November 15th 9 am - 12 pm.

  • Please bring your computer, a water bottle, and lunch.


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.


Blended Learning (Full Time Students)

Middle School Blended Learning will be on Thursday, November 15th from 9am to 12pm. We are located at 312 Cantril Street, Castle Rock 80104. Please enter on the east side of the building through door K.


What is Coming Up at Blended

On Thursday, November 15th, students will have help session time with teachers and a presentation by veterans in observance of Veteran’s Day.


Last Week at Blended

On Thursday, November 8th, students had a mindfulness lesson with Mrs. Alsup, help session time with teachers, and had a lesson on force with Mr. Ruginis.
















Bus Sign Up for Blended

If you will need transportation to/from blended, you will need to sign up weekly. The link to sign up will be in the Friday email HERE. We have limited seating so sign ups are first come, first serve. Sign ups will close when the bus is full. If you do not get a seat, please call the office to be placed on a waitlist for the week. Remember: you must sign up weekly for pick ups.

*The bus sign up for blended is also on the school website, edcsd.org, under “Family Resources” and then “Resources”, “eDCSD Bus Sign Up Links”.


Vision and Hearing Screening

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


Computer Check Out (Full Time Students Only)

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.


Virtual Parent Orientation:

If you were not able to attend the virtual parent orientation, you may access the link to the recording HERE.


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.


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.


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.


Technology Support

If you are experiencing technology issues and need support beyond what your student’s classroom teacher can provide, please contact our tech support, Jenny Payne at jjpayne@dcsdk12.org.


Your Partner in Learning,

Laura Sharp, Assistant Principal


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Weekly Update - 11/2/18

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,

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

Support Opportunities this Week

Virtual Classes

  • Monday - Science and Social Studies Virtual Classes 9-11 AM

  • Tuesday - Math and Language Arts Virtual Classes 9-11 AM


Blended Learning

  • Thursday, November 8th 9 am - 12 pm.

  • Please bring your computer, a water bottle, and lunch.


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.


Blended Learning (Full Time Students)

Middle School Blended Learning will be on Thursday, November 8th from 9am to 12pm. We are located at 312 Cantril Street, Castle Rock 80104. Please enter on the east side of the building through door K.

What is Coming Up at Blended

On Thursday, November 8th, students will have help session time with teachers, mindfulness class with Mrs. Alsup, and Mr. Ruginis will be teaching a class on forces.

Last Week at Blended

On Thursday, November 1st, students had help session time with their teachers and finished their sugar skulls. We also enjoyed a great breakfast due to a generous parent donation.

Bus Sign Up for Blended

If you will need transportation to/from blended, you will need to sign up weekly. The link to sign up will be in the Friday email HERE. We have limited seating so sign ups are first come, first serve. Sign ups will close when the bus is full. If you do not get a seat, please call the office to be placed on a waitlist for the week. Remember: you must sign up weekly for pick ups.

*The bus sign up for blended is also on the school website, edcsd.org, under “Family Resources” and then “Resources”, “eDCSD Bus Sign Up Links”.

Middle School Career Expo Information:

On Wednesday, November 7th, we were able to secure a spot for our students at the Middle School Career Expo Event at the Douglas County Fairgrounds from 10 am - 11 am. If you would like for your child to attend this event, please drop them off at 9:50 and pick them up at 11:10 at:

Douglas County Fairgrounds

500 Fairgrounds Dr.

Castle Rock, CO 80104

Unfortunately, due to the popularity of this event, parents will not be able to attend with their children. Please park and have your student meet us to the west of the building in the side parking lot as seen in the picture above. This event is an additional opportunity provided for students and will not replace blended learning on Thursday, November 8th. In order to help us plan and determine when everyone has arrived, please sign up HERE if you plan to drop your child off for this event.

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 amount of community service hours. We thank you in advance for your support!

SIGN UP

Computer Check Out (Full Time Students Only)

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.


Virtual Parent Orientation:

If you were not able to attend the virtual parent orientation last week, you may access the link to the recording HERE.


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.


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.


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.


Technology Support

If you are experiencing technology issues and need support beyond what your student’s classroom teacher can provide, please contact our tech support, Jenny Payne at jjpayne@dcsdk12.org.


Your Partner in Learning,

Laura Sharp, Assistant Principal


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Weekly Update 10/26/18

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,



We have some exciting events coming up at eDCSD! Have a safe and fun Halloween on Wednesday and feel free to wear school appropriate costumes with no face masks to blended this week. Please see details below. If you have questions, please reach out. Please read below for events and announcements.


Announcements


Support Opportunities this Week

Virtual Classes

  • Monday - Science and Social Studies Virtual Classes 9-11 AM

  • Tuesday - Math and Language Arts Virtual Classes 9-11 AM


Blended Learning

  • Thursday, November 1st 9 am - 12 pm.

  • Please bring your computer, a water bottle, and lunch.


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.


Blended Learning (Full Time Students)

Middle School Blended Learning will be on Thursday, November 1st from 9am to 12pm. We are located at 312 Cantril Street, Castle Rock 80104. Please enter on the east side of the building through door K.


What is Coming Up at Blended

On Thursday, November 1st, students will finish their sugar skull projects, have help session time with teachers, and have a mindfulness lesson with Mrs. Alsup.

***Students may wear school appropriate costumes to blended. Face masks or fully covered faces are not permitted. All school dress code policies apply to costumes. Students must be fully covered and wear appropriate footwear. Please refer to the STUDENT DRESS (pg 41-42) or contact us if you have questions.


Last Week at Blended

On Thursday, October 25th, students had help session time with their teachers, group time with Mrs. Alsup, and will begin working on a sugar skull art project.












Bus Sign Up for Blended

If you will need transportation to/from blended, you will need to sign up weekly. The link to sign up will be in the Friday email HERE. We have limited seating so sign ups are first come, first serve. Sign ups will close when the bus is full. If you do not get a seat, please call the office to be placed on a waitlist for the week. Remember: you must sign up weekly for pick ups.


Middle School Career Expo Information:

On Wednesday, November 7th, we were able to secure a spot for our students at the Middle School Career Expo Event at the Douglas County Fairgrounds from 10 am - 11 am. If you would like for your child to attend this event, please drop them off at 9:50 and pick them up at 11:10 at:


Douglas County Fairgrounds

500 Fairgrounds Dr.

Castle Rock, CO 80104


Unfortunately, due to the popularity of this event, parents will not be able to attend with their children. Please park and have your student meet us to the west of the building in the side parking lot as seen in the picture above. This event is an additional opportunity provided for students and will not replace blended learning on Thursday, November 8th. In order to help us plan and determine when everyone has arrived, please sign up HERE if you plan to drop your child off for this event.


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 amount of community service hours. We thank you in advance for your support!

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Computer Check Out (Full Time Students Only)

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.


Virtual Parent Orientation:

If you were not able to attend the virtual parent orientation last night, you may access the link to the recording HERE.


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.


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.


Technology Support

If you are experiencing technology issues and need support beyond what your student’s classroom teacher can provide, please contact our tech support, Jenny Payne at jjpayne@dcsdk12.org.


Your Partner in Learning,

Laura Sharp, Assistant Principal


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Middle School Weekly Update - 10/19/18

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,


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

Support Opportunities this Week

Virtual Classes

  • Monday - Science and Social Studies Virtual Classes 9-11 AM

  • Tuesday - Math and Language Arts Virtual Classes 9-11 AM


Blended Learning

  • Thursday, October 25th 9 am - 12 pm.

  • Please bring your computer, a water bottle, and lunch.


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.


Blended Learning (Full Time Students)

Middle School Blended Learning will be on Thursday, October 25th from 9am to 12pm. We are located at 312 Cantril Street, Castle Rock 80104. Please enter on the east side of the building through door K.

What is Coming Up at Blended

On Thursday, October 25th, students will have help session time with their teachers, group time with Mrs. Alsup, and will begin working on a sugar skull art project.

Last Week at Blended

On Thursday, October 18th, students had help session time with their teachers, learned how to make a schedule with Mrs. Moritzky, learned how to use tools in Canvas with Mrs. Payne, and had a Mindfulness session Mrs. Alsup.



Bus Sign Up for Blended

If you will need transportation to/from blended, you will need to sign up weekly. The link to sign up will be in the Friday email HERE. We have limited seating so sign ups are first come, first serve. Sign ups will close when the bus is full. If you do not get a seat, please call the office to be placed on a waitlist for the week. Remember: you must sign up weekly for pick ups.

Middle School Career Expo Information:

On Wednesday, November 7th, we were able to secure a spot for our students at the Middle School Career Expo Event at the Douglas County Fairgrounds from 10 am - 11 am. If you would like for your child to attend this event, please drop them off at 9:50 and pick them up at 11:10 at:

Douglas County Fairgrounds

500 Fairgrounds Dr.

Castle Rock, CO 80104

Unfortunately, due to the popularity of this event, parents will not be able to attend with their children. Please park and have your student meet us to the west of the building in the side parking lot as seen in the picture above. This event is an additional opportunity provided for students and will not replace blended learning on Thursday, November 8th.

Computer Check Out (Full Time Students Only)

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.

Virtual Parent Orientation:

On Thursday, October 25th from 6:30 pm - 7:30 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. Click HERE to access the virtual session on Thursday, October 25th.


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.


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.


Technology Support

If you are experiencing technology issues and need support beyond what your student’s classroom teacher can provide, please contact our tech support, Jenny Payne at jjpayne@dcsdk12.org.


Your Partner in Learning,

Laura Sharp, Assistant Principal


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Middle School Weekly Update - 10/5/18

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,




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


Support Opportunities this Week

Due to fall break, there will be no virtual classes, help sessions or blended learning this coming week. All activities will resume when we return from break on October 15th.


What Happened Last Week at Blended

This past week at blended, the students had extended help session time with teachers, played basketball, and had group time with the middle school counselor.


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 teachers will not be 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.


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.


Technology Support

If you are experiencing technology issues and need support beyond what your student’s classroom teacher can provide, please contact our tech support, Jenny Payne at jjpayne@dcsdk12.org.


Your Partner in Learning,

Laura Sharp, Assistant Principal


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Weekly Update 9/28/18

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,



The quarter is almost over and fall break is just around the corner. This Sunday, September 30th at midnight is the deadline for students to turn in all regular coursework. Finals week is October 1-4. All finals are due by midnight on October 4th. Fall break begins on October 5th. Please read below for events and announcements for the coming week.


Announcements


End of Quarter Notice

eDCSD is on a quarterly grading period system. The end of the grading period is Thursday, October 4th, for the first quarter. All regular work is due by this SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 AT MIDNIGHT. Monday, October 1 through Thursday, October 4 is final exams and students will only be permitted to turn in final exams. All finals are due Thursday, October 4th at midnight. There is no school on Friday, October 5th for a teacher grading day.


Support Opportunities this Week

Virtual Classes

  • Monday - Science and Social Studies Virtual Classes 9-11 AM

  • Tuesday - Math and Language Arts Virtual Classes 9-11 AM


Blended Learning

  • Thursday, October 4th 9 am - 12 pm.

  • Please bring your computer, a water bottle, and lunch.


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.


Blended Learning (Full Time Students)

Middle School Blended Learning will be on Thursday, October 4th from 9am to 12pm. We are located at 312 Cantril Street, Castle Rock 80104. Please enter on the east side of the building through door K.

What Happened Last Week at Blended

This past week at blended, the students had a lesson with the middle school counselor, had help session time, and went on an adventure through Castle Rock, learning to read a map while using a compass to navigate.

What is Coming Up at Blended

Next week at blended, students will have a lesson with the middle school counselor and extended help session time with the teachers to finish off the quarter strong!

Bus Sign Up for Blended

If you will need transportation to/from blended, you will need to sign up weekly. The link to sign up will be in the Friday email HERE. We have limited seating so sign ups are first come, first serve. Sign ups will close when the bus is full. If you do not get a seat, please call the office to be placed on a waitlist for the week. Remember: you must sign up weekly for pick ups.


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.

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.


Technology Support

If you are experiencing technology issues and need support beyond what your student’s classroom teacher can provide, please contact our tech support, Jenny Payne at jjpayne@dcsdk12.org.


Your Partner in Learning,

Laura Sharp, Assistant Principal


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Weekly Update - 9/21/18

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,





It is hard to believe but we are nearing the end of the first quarter of school! Fall begins tomorrow and fall break is just around the corner. 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

Virtual Classes

  • Monday - Science and Social Studies Virtual Classes 9-11 AM

  • Tuesday - Math and Language Arts Virtual Classes 9-11 AM


Blended Learning

  • Thursday, September, 27th 9 am - 12 pm.

  • Please bring your computer, a water bottle, and lunch.


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.


Blended Learning (Full Time Students)

Middle School Blended Learning will be on Thursday, Sept 20th from 9am to 12pm. We are located at 312 Cantril Street, Castle Rock 80104. Please enter on the east side of the building through door K.

What Happened Last Week at Blended

This past week at blended, students had a lesson with the middle school counselor, played math games and had help sessions with their teachers.

What is Coming Up at Blended

Next week at blended, students will have a lesson with the middle school counselor, have help session time and be using their adventure skills to read map while using a compass to navigate Castle Rock. Please wear appropriate shoes and clothes for the weather as we will be outside.

Bus Sign Up for Blended (Full Time Students)

If you will need transportation to/from blended, you will need to sign up weekly. The link to sign up will be in the Friday email HERE. We have limited seating so sign ups are first come, first serve. Sign ups will close when the bus is full. If you do not get a seat, please call the office to be placed on a waitlist for the week. Remember: you must sign up weekly for pick ups.

End of Quarter Notice

eDCSD is on a quarterly grading period system. The end of the grading period is Thursday, October 4th, for the first quarter. All regular work is due by SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 AT MIDNIGHT. Monday, October 1 through Thursday, October 4 is final exams and students will only be permitted to turn in final exams. All finals are due Thursday, October 4th at midnight. There is no school on Friday, October 5th for a teacher grading day.


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 (All Students)

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.


Technology Support (All Students)

If you are experiencing technology issues and need support beyond what your student’s classroom teacher can provide, please contact our tech support, Jenny Payne at jjpayne@dcsdk12.org.


Your Partner in Learning,

Laura Sharp, Assistant Principal


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Weekly Update - 9/14/18

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,






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

Virtual Classes

  • Monday - Science and Social Studies Virtual Classes 9-11 AM

  • Tuesday - Math and Language Arts Virtual Classes 9-11 AM


Blended Learning

  • Thursday, September, 20th 9 am - 12 pm.

  • Please bring your computer, a water bottle, and lunch.


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.


Blended Learning (Full Time Students)

Middle School Blended Learning will be on Thursday, Sept 20th from 9am to 12pm. We are located at 312 Cantril Street, Castle Rock 80104. Please enter on the east side of the building through door K.

What Happened Last Week at Blended

This past week at blended, students had a substance abuse class and had help sessions with their teachers.


What is Coming Up at Blended

Next week at blended, students will have group time with the middle school counselor, help session time with teachers, and

Bus Sign Up for Blended (Full Time Students)

If you will need transportation to/from blended, you will need to sign up weekly. The link to sign up will be in the Friday email HERE. We have limited seating so sign ups are first come, first serve. Sign ups will close when the bus is full. If you do not get a seat, please call the office to be placed on a waitlist for the week. Remember: you must sign up weekly for pick ups.

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.

Progress Grades

Progress grades were posted in Infinite Campus Parent Portal on Wednesday. While live grades are found in Canvas and will provide an up to date view of student grades and activity, the grade in Infinite Campus is a snapshot of your student’s grade the beginning of this week.

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.


Computer Check Out (Full Time Students Only)

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 (All Students)

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.


Technology Support (All Students)

If you are experiencing technology issues and need support beyond what your student’s classroom teacher can provide, please contact our tech support, Jenny Payne at jjpayne@dcsdk12.org.


Your Partner in Learning,

Laura Sharp, Assistant Principal


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Weekly Update 9/7/18

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,



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 teachers to discuss student progress at the halfway point of this quarter. . Sign up information was sent out from individual teachers this past week. Please read below for events and announcements for the coming week.


Announcements


Support Opportunities this Week

Virtual Classes

  • Monday - Science and Social Studies Virtual Classes 9-11 AM

  • Tuesday - Math and Language Arts Virtual Classes 9-11 AM


Blended Learning

  • Thursday, September, 13th 9 am - 12 pm.

  • Please bring your computer, a water bottle, and lunch.


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.


Blended Learning (Full Time Students)

Middle School Blended Learning will be on Thursday, Sept 13th from 9am to 12pm. We are located at 312 Cantril Street, Castle Rock 80104. Please enter on the east side of the building through door K.

What Happened Last Week at Blended

This past week at blended, students had a substance abuse class and had help sessions with their teachers.


What is Coming Up at Blended

This next week at blended, students will have the 2nd half of the substance abuse class and will have help sessions with their teachers.

Bus Sign Up for Blended (Full Time Students)

If you will need transportation to/from blended, you will need to sign up weekly. The link to sign up will be in the Friday email HERE. We have limited seating so sign ups are first come, first serve. Sign ups will close when the bus is full. If you do not get a seat, please call the office to be placed on a waitlist for the week. Remember: you must sign up weekly for pick ups.


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.

Progress Grades

While live grades and activity are best viewed in Canvas through your Parent Canvas Account, you may view a snapshot progress grade in Infinite Campus starting on Wednesday, September 12th. This grade is simply a snapshot of your child’s grade at the halfway point of the quarter. This grade is not permanent and is not recorded to any transcript.

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.


Computer Check Out (Full Time Students Only)

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 (All Students)

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.


Technology Support (All Students)

If you are experiencing technology issues and need support beyond what your student’s classroom teacher can provide, please contact our tech support, Jenny Payne at jjpayne@dcsdk12.org.


Your Partner in Learning,

Laura Sharp, Assistant Principal


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Weekly Update 8/31/18

Dear eDCSD Middle School Parents and Students,




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

Virtual Classes

  • Monday - Science and Social Studies Virtual Classes 9-11 AM - No VCs on Monday, September 3rd due to the Labor Day Holiday.

  • Tuesday - Math and Language Arts Virtual Classes 9-11 AM


Blended Learning

  • Thursday, September, 6th 9 am - 12 pm.

  • Please bring your computer, a water bottle, and lunch.


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.


Blended Learning (Full Time Students)

Middle School Blended Learning will be on Thursday, Sept 6th from 9am to 12pm. We are located at 312 Cantril Street, Castle Rock 80104. Please enter on the east side of the building through door K.

What Happened Last Week at Blended

This past week at blended, students had help sessions with their teachers, had a PE lesson with Mrs. Simington, and had a group lesson on mindfulness with the middle school counselor.



What is Coming Up at Blended

This next week at blended, students will have help sessions with their teachers and will have a middle school appropriate substance abuse avoidance lesson.

Bus Sign Up for Blended (Full Time Students)

If you will need transportation to/from blended, you will need to sign up weekly. The link to sign up will be in the Friday email HERE. We have limited seating so sign ups are first come, first serve. Sign ups will close when the bus is full. If you do not get a seat, please call the office to be placed on a waitlist for the week. Remember: you must sign up weekly for pick ups.

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.


Computer Check Out (Full Time Students Only)

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.


Principal’s Advisory Council (PAC) Is Looking for New Members (All Students)

Students, are you looking for a leadership opportunity? Want to make positive changes in our school? Looking for a way to get involved? Then consider joining the Principal’s Advisory Council (PAC). PAC is looking for 3-5 students to join our group. Meetings will be held once a month on Wednesdays to discuss school needs, give the Principal feedback on school issues and plan events like the holiday party. As an added bonus, you will get to know other students and snacks will be served. If you are interested, please email gwiley1@dcsdk12.org for more info or to sign up. Make a difference in your school and get involved! THE FIRST MEETING IS WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5 FROM 1-2 PM. If you cannot meet in person but want to join virtually, please let me know.


Office Hours (All Students)

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.


Technology Support (All Students)

If you are experiencing technology issues and need support beyond what your student’s classroom teacher can provide, please contact our tech support, Jenny Payne at jjpayne@dcsdk12.org.


Your Partner in Learning,

Laura Sharp, Assistant Principal


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