Castle View Family Newsletter

September 9, 2022

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Hello, Castle View Families:

Sometimes a four-day week feels longer, as we try to get five days' work done in less time. It was a busy week of learning, games, rehearsals, clubs and gearing up for this year's Showdown-- a whirlwind for sure, but also a joy to watch our community continue to come together.

Believe it or not, we are less than a month away from Term 1 Finals on October 6 and 7. I will share a detailed schedule with you for finals next week, but it might be a great time to check in with your kids to make sure they have a good plan for finishing the term strong.

As always, thank you for sharing your kids with us. It is our honor to serve them.


Jeena Templeton, Ed.D.

Principal, Castle View High School


Follow Dr. Templeton on Instagram ~ @CVPrincipal

We will post fun pics, news you can use, and a video version of our weekly student announcements!

Mark your calendars with these important dates:

Included in this section are our Home, Varsity Athletics and Activities. We'd love to see you there!

Sept 9: Softball at 4 at CV

Sept 10: Soccer at 1pm at DC Stadium (Note the time change!)

Sept 12: Softball at 4 at CV

Sept 13: Volleyball at 6:30 at CV

Sept 14: Marching Band Showcase at 5pm Halftime Help Stadium; Choir Spaghetti Dinner Performance at 6pm at CV Commons

Sept 15: Community Forum regarding DCSD Unified High School Schedule with Dr. Templeton, Ms. McDonald, and Mr. Winsor at 5:30pm in the Library; Soccer at 6:30 at DC Stadium; Bonfire at 7pm at CV.

Sept 16: Final School Photo Retakes available during Advisement and Lunch; Football vs. Douglas County High School at 6pm at DC Stadium BATTLE OF THE ROCK!

Sept 20: PTO Meeting in the Library 5:30pm; Volleyball vs. Douglas County at 6 at CV; Community Forum regarding DCSD Unified High School Schedule with Dr. Templeton, Ms. McDonald, and Mr. Winsor at 6:30pm in the Library

Sept. 21: Softball vs. Ponderosa at 4 at CV

Sept 22: Soccer at 6:30 at DC Stadium; Volleyball at 6:30 at CV

Sept 26: Softball vs. DC at 4pm CV

Sept 27: Soccer vs. Pondo at 6:30pm at DC Stadium

Sept 28: Red Hot, Saber8, Versailles @ 6:00 pm; Saber Singers, Mirinesse, Voices of the Pride 7:30 pm @ CVHS Theatre

Sept 29: Extended Advisement Schedule for Colorado Council College Fair; Soccer vs. Heritage at DC Stadium at 6:30

Oct 1: Optional Fall SAT testing

CV vs. DC Football Game Ticket Information

Varsity and JV Player’s Parent Tickets (336 tickets)

  • Monday - 9/12 @ 8am sold at the CVHS athletic window

  • Four tickets max for each player family

  • Booster Cards, come into the school (1 ticket per card and card will be punched)

Remaining Adult Tickets (639 tickets)

  • CVHS and DCSD employees will receive up to two tickets for the rival CV/DC football game on Friday (9/16) at 6pm. DCSD IDs will not get you into the game at the gate. Stop by the athletic window on Monday (9/12) to get your tickets. This game will sell out.

  • Remaining adult tickets for the community will be purchased at athletic window Tue - 9/13 beginning at 8 am - 3 pm (lunch hour will be moved to the Theater Box Office Window with students)

Student Tickets (1530)

  • Purchase during lunch on Monday and Tuesday. Student ID must be presented one ticket per student
  • Student ID with activity pass will receive one free ticket - Activity cards will not get you into the game at the gate.

DCSD Calendar Feedback Survey

Dear DCSD Families and Staff,

Thank you to our calendar committee, composed of DCSD parents, students, leaders, teachers, and classified staff members, who have been working since January 2022 to develop four possible academic calendar options for the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 school years. Now, we welcome feedback from our entire community (including parents, students, and staff members) on four calendar options for each of the above-mentioned school years. Here’s how you can participate.

  1. Review Calendar Options on the DCSD website.

  2. Take a few minutes to complete our Calendar Feedback Survey (English and Spanish) (Mandarin Survey, Russian Survey) You will be ranking the options for 2023-24 and 2024-25 academic years separately.

The feedback collected from the survey will be used to help the Calendar Committee select the calendar that will be presented to the DCSD Board of Education for approval and adoption.

Please complete the survey by Monday, September 19 at 11:59 p.m.

Thank you in advance for your feedback.

Douglas County School District

School Pictures

If you ordered school pictures, they are available to be picked up in the front office starting Tuesday, September 6!

Course Fees

Course fees have been assessed for Term 1 courses; you should have received invoices in your email from My School Bucks. You can view and pay fees here:

Many school supplies including books, on-line subscriptions, and general classroom supplies have been purchased. In order to offset the costs already incurred, course fees are due by the end of the current term. It's always best to "pay as you go" so that fees don't pile up.

Feel free to reach out to the Bookkeeper, Renee Susman, at 303-387-9007 if you have any questions regarding fees.

September 15th kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month.

The celebration runs through October 15th. The celebration aims to promote the history, culture, and contributions of Hispanic Americans. The theme for 2022 is "Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation ." Below are some ways you may consider celebrating with your students:

NCAA Guide for College Bound Student Athletes!

2022-23 Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete is now available for download! The guide is designed to assist you with understanding the NCAA, NCAA Eligibility Center registration and academic requirements, and how you can help your student-athletes work toward their collegiate dreams.

CVHS Counseling Resources

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Attention Class of 2023!

CVHS Birthday Grams!

Say “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” to your Sabercat with a BIRTHDAY GRAM on the marquee out in front of the school!

For only $10, your student will get a special shout out on our sign on their birthday!!! A perfect opportunity to show them love - and an awesome place to get that photo or selfie!

Use this link to order and pay for your birthday gram! Payment will be done through My School Bucks, link at end of order form.

Deadline is 10 days prior to your student’s birthday.

(Birthdays must fall within our regular class schedule, they will not run on breaks nor over the summer. You may schedule NOW for birthdays through the last day of class in May!)

Castle View High School

Our mission is to transform high school learning through meaningful Relationships, Relevant learning, and a Rigorous academic environment where every Castle View student will graduate with the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in the 21st Century.