eDCSD Weekly Update

High School

Weekly Update - 5/17/19

Dear eDCSD High School Families,


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 will be held on Wednesday, May 22nd from 9 am - 12 pm.


Virtual Help Sessions

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

What is Coming Up at Blended:

This coming week, students will meet from 9 am - 12 pm. We will start with awards from 9-11 and then have final help sessions from 11 am - 12 pm.


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 decorated cookies as part of their end of year celebration.

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”.


eDCSD Graduation

eDCSD

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

3:00 p.m.

PACE Center


Tune in for our livestream at:

http://bit.ly/eDCSDgrad2019

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 Tuesdays next school year. High School students will meet from 9 am to 12:30 pm each week.

ACC Collaboration Campus

If you would like to attend an information session about the new Castle Rock ACC Collaboration Campus, click HERE.


Free Fitness This Summer

Planet Fitness is offering free memberships for teens this summer (ages 15-18) to help them stay in shape.

https://www.planetfitness.com/TeenSummerChallenge


Opportunity for Graduating Seniors

DCSD is recruiting graduating seniors as transportation assistants. See THIS flyer for more information.



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.


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,

Greg Wiley, Principal

** Check us out us on Facebook and Twitter!


Weekly Update - 5/10/19

Dear eDCSD High School Families,



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 will be held on Wednesday, May 15th 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)

High School Blended Learning will be on Wednesdays from 9 am to 12 pm and 9 am to 2 pm the last week of the month. We are located at 312 Cantril Street, Castle Rock 80104. Please enter on the east side of the building through door K.


5/15/19: 9 am - 12 pm

5/22/19: 9 am - 2 pm

What is Coming Up at Blended:

This week, students will have help sessions with teachers and will have an end of the year celebration.


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 and 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 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”.


Seniors Due Dates:

  • Friday, May 3rd: Submit graduation slideshow blurb and pictures to Ms. Gant at tgant@dcsdk12.org if you are walking in eDCSD’s graduation. This is past due. If you are walking in graduation at eDCSD and have not completed this step, please do so right away!


  • Thursday, May 9th: Seniors who will be graduating in May need to have all work submitted by midnight on Thursday, May 9th. Please see individual teachers for specific instructions on what should be submitted by that date. All work for graduating seniors is past the due date. Please contact your counselor if you are not a senior who will not be graduating this semester.


  • Monday, May 13th: Senior Grades Posted


  • Tuesday, May 21st: Graduation for eDCSD. If students are walking with eDCSD, they need to arrive at the PACE Center in Parker by 12:30 pm for lunch and rehearsal. Parents, family, and friends should arrive at 2:30 to be seated. Graduation begins at 3:00 pm and will conclude before 5:00 pm.

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 Tuesdays next school year. High School students will meet from 9 am to 12:30 pm each week.

ACC Collaboration Campus

If you would like to attend an information session about the new Castle Rock ACC Collaboration Campus, click HERE.


Free Fitness This Summer

Planet Fitness is offering free memberships for teens this summer (ages 15-18) to help them stay in shape.

https://www.planetfitness.com/TeenSummerChallenge


Opportunity for Graduating Seniors

DCSD is recruiting graduating seniors as transportation assistants. See THIS flyer for more information.


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,

Greg Wiley, Principal

** Check us out us on Facebook and Twitter!

Weekly Update - 5/3/19

Dear eDCSD High School Families,



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 will be held on Wednesday, May 8th 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)

High School Blended Learning will be on Wednesdays from 9am to 12pm and 9am to 2pm the last week of the month. We are located at 312 Cantril Street, Castle Rock 80104. Please enter on the east side of the building through door K.


5/8/19: 9 am - 12 pm

5/15/19: 9 am - 12 pm

5/22/19: 9 am - 2 pm

What is Coming Up at Blended:

This week, students will have help sessions with teachers and PE Mrs. Simington.


What Happened This Past Week at Blended

This past week at blended, students had help sessions with teachers and learned about opportunities at ACC.

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”.


Seniors Due Dates:

  • Friday, May 3rd: Submit graduation slideshow blurb and pictures to Ms. Gant at tgant@dcsdk12.org if you are walking in eDCSD’s graduation.


  • Thursday, May 9th: Seniors who will be graduating in May need to have all work submitted by midnight on Thursday, May 9th. Please see individual teachers for specific instructions on what should be submitted by that date.


  • Monday, May 13th: Senior Grades Posted


  • Tuesday, May 21st: Graduation for eDCSD. If students are walking with eDCSD, they need to arrive at the PACE Center in Parker by 12:30 pm for lunch and rehearsal. Parents, family, and friends should arrive at 2:30 to be seated. Graduation begins 3:00 pm and will conclude before 5:00 pm.


Free Fitness This Summer

Planet Fitness is offering free memberships for teens this summer (ages 15-18) to help them stay in shape.

https://www.planetfitness.com/TeenSummerChallenge


Opportunity for Graduating Seniors

DCSD is recruiting graduating seniors as transportation assistants. See THIS flyer for more information.


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! Items not claimed by the end of school will be donated.


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,

Greg Wiley, Principal

** Check us out us on Facebook and Twitter!

Weekly Update - 4/26/19

Dear eDCSD High School Families,



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 will be held on Wednesday, May 1st 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)

High School Blended Learning will be on Wednesdays from 9am to 12pm and 9am to 2pm the last week of the month. We are located at 312 Cantril Street, Castle Rock 80104. Please enter on the east side of the building through door K.



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 is Coming Up at Blended:

This week, students will have help sessions with teachers and will have a guest speaker to talk about opportunities at Arapahoe Community College.


What Happened This Past Week at Blended

This past week at blended, students had help sessions with teachers and then enjoyed a BBQ lunch and went to the park. It was a beautiful day to enjoy some sunshine and fun with friends!

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”.


Seniors Due Dates:

  • Tuesday, April 30th: Due date to submit community service hours.


  • Friday, May 3rd: Submit graduation slideshow blurb and pictures to Ms. Gant at tgant@dcsdk12.org if you are walking in eDCSD’s graduation.


  • Thursday, May 9th: Seniors who will be graduating in May need to have all work submitted by midnight on Thursday, May 9th. Please see individual teachers for specific instructions on what should be submitted by that date.


  • Monday, May 13th: Senior Grades Posted


  • Tuesday, May 21st: Graduation for eDCSD. If students are walking with eDCSD, they need to arrive at the PACE Center in Parker by 12:30 pm for lunch and rehearsal. Parents, family, and friends should arrive at 2:30 to be seated. Graduation begins 3:00 pm and will conclude before 5:00 pm.


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.


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! Items not claimed by the end of school will be donated.


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 in good condition.


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 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,

Greg Wiley, Principal

** Check us out us on Facebook and Twitter!

Weekly Update - 4/19/19

Dear eDCSD High School Families,



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 will be held on Wednesday, April 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)

High School Blended Learning will be on Wednesdays from 9am to 12pm and 9am to 2pm the last week of the month. We are located at 312 Cantril Street, Castle Rock 80104. Please enter on the east side of the building through door K.



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 is Coming Up at Blended:

This week, students will have help sessions with teachers and, weather permitting, we will have a picnic at the park. We will be providing lunch. Students will stay at blended until 2pm this week.

What Happened This Past Week at Blended

Unfortunately, there was no blended this past week due to the statewide security concerns.

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”.


Seniors Due Dates:

  • Tuesday, April 30th: Due date to submit community service hours.


  • Friday, May 3rd: Submit graduation slideshow blurb and pictures to Ms. Gant at tgant@dcsdk12.org if you are walking in eDCSD’s graduation.


  • Thursday, May 9th: Seniors who will be graduating in May need to have all work submitted by midnight on Thursday, May 9th. Please see individual teachers for specific instructions on what should be submitted by that date.


  • Monday, May 13th: Senior Grades Posted


  • Tuesday, May 21st: Graduation for eDCSD. If students are walking with eDCSD, they need to arrive at the PACE Center in Parker by 12:30 pm for lunch and rehearsal. Parents, family, and friends should arrive at 2:30 to be seated. Graduation begins 3:00 pm and will conclude before 5:00 pm.


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.


Historic Boston Trip

Please see this FLYER for information about a Historic Boston Trip next school year. We will be holding an information meeting on April 24th from 2:30 - 3:30 pm. Please email cphillips@dcsdk12.org with 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.


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!


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.


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 lasharp@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,

Greg Wiley, Principal

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Weekly Update - 4/12/19

Dear eDCSD High School Families,



This week, students will have help sessions with teachers and a presentation from the district auto tech program. Also, please be aware that there is no school next 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 will be held on Wednesday, April 17th 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)

High School Blended Learning will be on Wednesdays from 9am to 12pm and 9am to 2pm the last week of the month. We are located at 312 Cantril Street, Castle Rock 80104. Please enter on the east side of the building through door K.





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 is Coming Up at Blended:

This week, students will have help sessions with teachers and a presentation from the district auto tech program.


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”.


Seniors Due Dates:

  • Tuesday, April 30th: Due date to submit your community service hours.


  • Thursday, May 9th: Seniors who will be graduating in May need to have all work submitted by midnight on Thursday, May 9th. Please see individual teachers for specific instructions on what should be submitted by that date.


  • Monday, May 13th: Senior Grades Posted


  • Tuesday, May 21st: Graduation for eDCSD. If students are walking with eDCSD, they need to arrive at the PACE Center in Parker by 12:30 pm for lunch and rehearsal. Parents, family, and friends should arrive at 2:30 to be seated. Graduation begins 3:00 pm and will conclude before 5:00 pm.


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.


Bioengineering Opportunity:



Hello from the CU Denver | Anschutz Department of Bioengineering!


We have exciting announcements for you.


First, the Bioengineering Open House on the Anschutz Medical Campus is coming up soon! The event will be Friday, April 19th, from 4-6pm, and is a great opportunity to see the department and learn what the program is all about. See the attached flyer for more details and RSVP instructions, or click here.


Second, we are excited to announce that our high school bioengineering summer camp BOLT is open for registration! BOLT, the Bioengineering Opportunities and Leadership Training camp, is a perfect opportunity for STEM students - campers get hands-on experience in a fun and action-packed 4 days exploring the field of Bioengineering on the Anschutz Medical Campus. See attached flyer for details/dates, or visit our website here.


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!


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.



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 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,

Greg Wiley, Principal

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Weekly Update - 4/5/19

Dear eDCSD High School Families,


April is here and with it comes testing season. Students in 9th - 11th grade who are enrolled in the eDCSD program (BASE) will test at their neighborhood school and should review the material sent to them by that school for testing days and times. Students in 9th - 11th grade who are enrolled in the eDCSD school will test at eDCSD and should review the days and times sent from our school. 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 on Wednesday, April 10th 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)

High School Blended Learning will be on Wednesdays from 9am to 12pm and 9am to 2pm the last week of the month. We are located at 312 Cantril Street, Castle Rock 80104. Please enter on the east side of the building through door K.




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 is Coming Up at Blended:

There will be no blended on Wednesday, April 10th due to state testing. The next blended will be on Wednesday, April 17.


What Happened This Past Week at Blended

On Wednesday, April 3rd, students had help sessions with teachers and watched the play “Outrage” put on by students at Chaparral High School.












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.


Bioengineering Opportunity:



Hello from the CU Denver | Anschutz Department of Bioengineering!


We have exciting announcements for you.


First, the Bioengineering Open House on the Anschutz Medical Campus is coming up soon! The event will be Friday, April 19th, from 4-6pm, and is a great opportunity to see the department and learn what the program is all about. See the attached flyer for more details and RSVP instructions, or click here.


Second, we are excited to announce that our high school bioengineering summer camp BOLT is open for registration! BOLT, the Bioengineering Opportunities and Leadership Training camp, is a perfect opportunity for STEM students - campers get hands-on experience in a fun and action-packed 4 days exploring the field of Bioengineering on the Anschutz Medical Campus. See attached flyer for details/dates, or visit our website here.


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!


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.



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 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,

Greg Wiley, Principal

** Check us out us on Facebook and Twitter!

Weekly Update 3/29/19

Dear eDCSD High School Families,



Welcome back from spring break! 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 Wednesday, April 3rd 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)

High School Blended Learning will be on Wednesdays from 9am to 12pm and 9am to 2pm the last week of the month. We are located at 312 Cantril Street, Castle Rock 80104. Please enter on the east side of the building through door K.




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 is Coming Up at Blended:

On Wednesday, April 3rd, students will have help sessions with teachers and see the play “Outrage” put on by students at Chaparral High School.

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.


What Happened This Past Week at Blended

On Wednesday, March 27th, students had help sessions with teachers and participated in a cooking 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”.


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.


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!


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.



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

** Check us out us on Facebook and Twitter!

Weekly Update - 3/15/19

Dear eDCSD High School Families,





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.


This Past Week at Blended

On Wednesday, March 13th, there was a snow day so we did not hold blended. However, teachers were available by Zoom for help session if students needed support with final exams.


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.




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




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.


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!


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.


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


Your Partner in Learning,

Greg Wiley, Principal

** Check us out us on Facebook and Twitter!

Weekly Update - 3/8/19

Dear eDCSD High School Families,




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 be held on Wednesday, March 13th 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 2pm. 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, March 13th, students will have extended help sessions with teachers for help to complete their finals.


This Past Week at Blended

On Wednesday, March 6th, students had help sessions with their teachers and put on a talent show!


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.




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




Career Fair

Mountain Vista High School will be hosting a career fair on Wednesday, March 13th from 8:45 to 10:15. See THIS flyer for more information. Contact Mrs.Janda Bliek if you are interested in attending. janda.bliek@dcsdk12.org.


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.


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!


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.


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


Your Partner in Learning,

Greg Wiley, Principal

** Check us out us on Facebook and Twitter!

Weekly Update - 3/1/19

Dear eDCSD High School Families,





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 be held on Wednesday, February 27th from 9 am - 2 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 2pm. 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, March 6th, students will have help sessions with teachers and will have a talent show. Come join us and watch the amazing talents of our students from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm!


This Past Week at Blended

On Wednesday, February 27th, students had help sessions with their teachers, painted rocks, and practiced for the talent show.
















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.




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




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.


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!


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.


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 - 2/22/19

Dear eDCSD High School Families,



High School students have been busy preparing for their talent show on Wednesday, February 27th! Please join us from 12:30 -1:30 to see the amazing talents of eDCSD students! 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 27th from 9 am - 2 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 2pm. 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 27th, students will have help sessions with teachers and will have a talent show. Come join us and watch the amazing talents of our students from 12:30 - 1:30 pm!


This Past Week at Blended

On Wednesday, February 20th, students had help sessions with their teachers and a musical performance by some talented guests!
















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.




2/27/19: 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




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.


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!


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.


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

** Check us out us on Facebook and Twitter!

Weekly Update 2/15/19

Dear eDCSD High School Families,




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 be held on Wednesday, February 20th 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 20th, students will have help sessions with teachers and will have a music presentation.


This Past Week at Blended

On Wednesday, February 13th, students had help sessions with their teachers and continued their Share the Love event by writing Kindness Letters to students, staff and family and delivering Valentines for seniors at the Bonadventure Assisted Living Center.


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.




2/20/19: 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




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.


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!


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.


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

** Check us out us on Facebook and Twitter!

Weekly Update - 2/8/19

Dear eDCSD High School Families,



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 be held on Wednesday, February 13th 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 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. 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 13th, students will have help sessions with teachers and will continue with their Share the Love event by writing encouraging notes to peers, staff and family. Some students will be visiting Bonadventure Assisted Living to deliver Valentine’s to the residents there.


This Past Week at Blended

On Wednesday, February 6th, students had help sessions with their teachers and began 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.


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-2:00 pm on the last Wednesday we meet of every month. All other Wednesdays, blended will run from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. 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.




2/13/19: 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




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!








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!


Weather Delays

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.


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

** Check us out us on Facebook and Twitter!

Weekly Update - 1/25/19

Dear eDCSD High School Families,




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 be held on Wednesday, January 30th 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, January 30th, students will have help session time with teachers and students may take a field trip to Dart Warz


Field Trip Sign Up

Come join us for a unique team building event on Wednesday, January 30. It is during blended time and we can accommodate driving 14 students to the event on our bus. It will be first come first served as you sign up for this trip. Otherwise, plan on being at the event center by 11:00 am. Play will begin at 11:30 am and end at 1 pm.

8150 S University Blvd, Centennial, CO 80122

Event: Dart Warz hosts the BEST fun in Colorado! Either use one of our blasters or bring your Hasbro branded NERF blasters in to play They organize the hourly chaos of 35 on 35 players battling it out, all while trying to complete the mission. Some missions include "Capture the Flag", "VIP", "Mission Impossible", and "King of the Hill".

Sign up here:

https://goo.gl/forms/Zyo073aXJKFK0YHp2


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.




1/30/19: 9 am - 2pm

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 23rd, students had help session time with teachers and were able to take a break to play in a game truck!














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 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

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


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

** Check us out us on Facebook and Twitter!

Weekly Update 1/18/19

Dear eDCSD High School Families,




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 be held on Wednesday, January 23rd 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, January 23rd, students will have help session time with teachers and we will have a game truck here for students to enjoy!


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.




1/23/19: 9 am - 12 pm

1/30/19: 9 am - 2pm

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 16th, students started the day with an award ceremony and pancake breakfast and then had help session time with students.
























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


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

** Check us out us on Facebook and Twitter!

High School Weekly Update - 12/21/18

Dear eDCSD High School Families,



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


Announcements


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 9th.


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

High School Blended Learning continues on Wednesday, January 9th 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.


Last Week at Blended:

On Wednesday, December 19th, students had help session time and had a holiday party with lunch, a movie and decorating cookies.













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”.


Changes to Blended Wednesday

Due to student and parent feedback, we will be changing the time for high school blended. 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.




1/9/19: 9 am - 12 pm

1/16/19: 9 am - 12 pm

1/23/19: 9 am - 12 pm

1/30/19: 9 am - 2pm

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




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.




CFGD Opportunity Scholarship

The College Fairs of Greater Denver will be awarding 3, $1500 scholarships. Eligible applicants must be a current Colorado high school graduating senior with a minimum 2.5 cumulative unweighted GPA and an 18 ACT score.


A complete application must be emailed by a high school counselor or post-graduate secretary in one PDF document in the following order:

  • Completed CFGD Opportunity Scholarship form

  • Official transcript

  • Test scores (can be included on official transcript)

  • One letter of recommendation from high school administrator, teacher or counselor

  • Essay response to one of the prompts below:

    • How do you hope to improve your community after college graduation?

    • What does the opportunity to attend college mean to you?


Application packets can be emailed to: scholarship@collegefairsdenver.org

Due to the large amount of applications received for this scholarship, the following will be considered an incomplete application: any email application that is missing or contains incomplete document(s), email sent from anyone other than a counselor or department secretary, or documents sent individually. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.

This is a one-time, non-renewable scholarship award which may be used at any regionally accredited community college, college or university of the student’s choice (in or out of state). Completed applications (including supplemental materials) are due by January 11, 2019. Recipients will be notified by March 1, 2019.


*The College Fairs of Greater Denver Board has the right to change or modify this program in any manner. This $1,500 award is non-renewable and contingent upon availability of funds.*


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QrBqeBlkeU_S2LO7nRgX7zwdnA726aq_ucUa3yihwdk/edit?usp=sharing


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,

Greg Wiley, Principal

** Check us out us on Facebook and Twitter!

Weekly Announcements 12/14/18

Dear eDCSD High School Families,



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

Virtual Classes

  • Monday - Science and Social Studies Virtual Classes

  • Tuesday - Math and Language Arts Virtual Classes

  • You can find the schedule Here


Blended Learning: Wednesday, December 19th from 9-2.

  • Need a ride to Blended? Complete this form.


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

High School Blended Learning continues on Wednesday, December 19th from 9am to 2pm. 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.


Last Week at Blended:

On Wednesday, December 12th, students had extended help session time and had a presentation about the dangers of vaping.








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”.


Changes to Blended Wednesday

Due to student and parent feedback, we will be changing the time for high school blended. 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.




12/19/18: 9 am - 2 pm

12/26/18: Winter Break

1/2/19: Winter Break

1/9/19: 9 am - 12 pm

1/16/19: 9 am - 12 pm

1/23/19: 9 am - 12 pm

1/30/19: 9 am - 2pm

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 is coming up at Blended:

On December 19th, students will have help sessions in the morning in order to complete finals which are due on Thursday night at midnight. We are providing sub sandwiches, chips and drinks for lunch for the students from 11-12. 12 -2, we will have our holiday party with cookie decorating and watching a holiday movie. Please remember to bring Packs of Hope donations. Students are welcome to wear your most festive holiday wear and the we will give a prize for the best holiday attire.


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.


At the high school level, a passing grade (D or above) at the end of the quarter is equal to .25 credits added to their transcript. Quarter 1 and quarter 2 grades are not averaged. They are individual terms and are posted separately. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.


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.




CFGD Opportunity Scholarship

The College Fairs of Greater Denver will be awarding 3, $1500 scholarships. Eligible applicants must be a current Colorado high school graduating senior with a minimum 2.5 cumulative unweighted GPA and an 18 ACT score.


A complete application must be emailed by a high school counselor or post-graduate secretary in one PDF document in the following order:

  • Completed CFGD Opportunity Scholarship form

  • Official transcript

  • Test scores (can be included on official transcript)

  • One letter of recommendation from high school administrator, teacher or counselor

  • Essay response to one of the prompts below:

    • How do you hope to improve your community after college graduation?

    • What does the opportunity to attend college mean to you?


Application packets can be emailed to: scholarship@collegefairsdenver.org

Due to the large amount of applications received for this scholarship, the following will be considered an incomplete application: any email application that is missing or contains incomplete document(s), email sent from anyone other than a counselor or department secretary, or documents sent individually. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.

This is a one-time, non-renewable scholarship award which may be used at any regionally accredited community college, college or university of the student’s choice (in or out of state). Completed applications (including supplemental materials) are due by January 11, 2019. Recipients will be notified by March 1, 2019.


*The College Fairs of Greater Denver Board has the right to change or modify this program in any manner. This $1,500 award is non-renewable and contingent upon availability of funds.*


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QrBqeBlkeU_S2LO7nRgX7zwdnA726aq_ucUa3yihwdk/edit?usp=sharing


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,

Greg Wiley, Principal

** Check us out us on Facebook and Twitter!

Weekly Update 12/7/18

Dear eDCSD High School Families,



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

Virtual Classes

  • Monday - Science and Social Studies Virtual Classes

  • Tuesday - Math and Language Arts Virtual Classes

  • You can find the schedule Here


Blended Learning: Wednesday, December 12th from 9-12.

  • Need a ride to Blended? Complete this form.


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

High School Blended Learning continues on Wednesday, December 12th 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.


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”.


Changes to Blended Wednesday

Due to student and parent feedback, we will be changing the time for high school blended. 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.




12/12/18: 9 am - 12 pm

12/19/18: 9 am - 2 pm

12/26/18: Winter Break

1/2/19: Winter Break

1/9/19: 9 am - 12 pm

1/16/19: 9 am - 12 pm

1/23/19: 9 am - 12 pm

1/30/19: 9 am - 2pm

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 is coming up at Blended:

On December 12th, students will have extended help session time in order to allow students time to work with all teachers before the deadline for work submission on Sunday, December 16th.


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.


At the high school level, a passing grade (D or above) at the end of the quarter is equal to .25 credits added to their transcript. Quarter 1 and quarter 2 grades are not averaged. They are individual terms and are posted separately. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.


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


CFGD Opportunity Scholarship

The College Fairs of Greater Denver will be awarding 3, $1500 scholarships. Eligible applicants must be a current Colorado high school graduating senior with a minimum 2.5 cumulative unweighted GPA and an 18 ACT score.


A complete application must be emailed by a high school counselor or post-graduate secretary in one PDF document in the following order:

  • Completed CFGD Opportunity Scholarship form

  • Official transcript

  • Test scores (can be included on official transcript)

  • One letter of recommendation from high school administrator, teacher or counselor

  • Essay response to one of the prompts below:

    • How do you hope to improve your community after college graduation?

    • What does the opportunity to attend college mean to you?


Application packets can be emailed to: scholarship@collegefairsdenver.org

Due to the large amount of applications received for this scholarship, the following will be considered an incomplete application: any email application that is missing or contains incomplete document(s), email sent from anyone other than a counselor or department secretary, or documents sent individually. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.

This is a one-time, non-renewable scholarship award which may be used at any regionally accredited community college, college or university of the student’s choice (in or out of state). Completed applications (including supplemental materials) are due by January 11, 2019. Recipients will be notified by March 1, 2019.


*The College Fairs of Greater Denver Board has the right to change or modify this program in any manner. This $1,500 award is non-renewable and contingent upon availability of funds.*


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QrBqeBlkeU_S2LO7nRgX7zwdnA726aq_ucUa3yihwdk/edit?usp=sharing


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,

Greg Wiley, Principal

** Check us out us on Facebook and Twitter!

Weekly Update - 11/30/18

Dear eDCSD High School Families,



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


Announcements


Support Opportunities

Virtual Classes

  • Monday - Science and Social Studies Virtual Classes

  • Tuesday - Math and Language Arts Virtual Classes

  • You can find the schedule Here


Blended Learning: Wednesday, December 5th from 9-12.

  • Need a ride to Blended? Complete this form.


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

High School Blended Learning continues on Wednesday, December 5th 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.



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”.


Changes to Blended Wednesday

Due to student and parent feedback, we will be changing the time for high school blended. 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.




12/5/18: 9 am - 12 pm

12/12/18: 9 am - 12 pm

12/19/18: 9 am - 2 pm

12/26/18: Winter Break

1/2/19: Winter Break

1/9/19: 9 am - 12 pm

1/16/19: 9 am - 12 pm

1/23/19: 9 am - 12 pm

1/30/19: 9 am - 2pm

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 Last Week at Blended:

This past Wednesday, students had help sessions with teachers, a brain break with Mrs. Simington, and a guest speaker about animation.



What is coming up at Blended:

Students will have help sessions in morning and then PE with Mrs. Simington. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring a yoga mat, if you have one, and/or towel and water for Wednesday Dec. 5th 11am - 12pm.


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,

Greg Wiley, Principal

** Check us out us on Facebook and Twitter!

Weekly Update - 11/16/18

Dear eDCSD High School Families,




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


Announcements


Thanksgiving Baskets:

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







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

  • Tuesday - Math and Language Arts Virtual Classes

  • You can find the schedule Here


Blended Learning: Wednesday, November 28th from 9-12.

  • Need a ride to Blended? Complete this form.


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

High School Blended Learning continues on Wednesday, November 28th 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.


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”.


Changes to Blended Wednesday

Due to student and parent feedback, we will be changing the time for high school blended on Wednesdays starting in the 2nd Quarter. 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. This change will take place with the first session of the 2nd quarter on 10/17/18. 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.




11/21/18: Thanksgiving Break

11/28/18: 9 am - 2 pm

12/5/18: 9 am - 12 pm

12/12/18: 9 am - 12 pm

12/19/18: 9 am - 2 pm

12/26/18: Winter Break

1/2/19: Winter Break

1/9/19: 9 am - 12 pm

1/16/19: 9 am - 12 pm

1/23/19: 9 am - 12 pm

1/30/19: 9 am - 2pm

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




What Happened Last Week at Blended:

This past Wednesday, students had help sessions with teachers, practiced safety drills, assembled Thanksgiving baskets, and participated in rock painting and Flip Book animation.










In two weeks, students will have blended from 9 am to 12 pm

Students will have help sessions in morning, have brain break with Mrs. Simington, and will have a guest speaker talk to students about animation.


Vision and Hearing Screening

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


Computer Check Out

If your student needs a computer, you may check out a device from eDCSD. We encourage your student to use their own device, if possible. If you have questions regarding technology or device specifications, please contact jennifer.payne@dcsdk12.org. We will be available to check out student computers beginning on Aug 8th and checkout will be available from 8am to noon, daily. Please note that a $100 deposit is required for check out and will be collected before checkout. The deposit will be refunded when you return the device.


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,

Greg Wiley, Principal

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Weekly Update - 11/9/18

Dear eDCSD High School Families,



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


Announcements


LAST WEEK to DONATE!: Thanksgiving Baskets

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


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

SIGN UP


Support Opportunities this Week

Virtual Classes

  • Monday - Science and Social Studies Virtual Classes

  • Tuesday - Math and Language Arts Virtual Classes

  • You can find the schedule Here


Blended Learning: Wednesday, November 14 from 9-12.

  • Need a ride to Blended? Complete this form.


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

High School Blended Learning continues on Wednesday, November 14th 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.


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”.


Changes to Blended Wednesday

Due to student and parent feedback, we will be changing the time for high school blended on Wednesdays starting in the 2nd Quarter. 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. This change will take place with the first session of the 2nd quarter on 10/17/18. 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.




11/14/18: 9 am - 12 pm

11/21/18: Thanksgiving Break

11/28/18: 9 am - 2 pm

12/5/18: 9 am - 12 pm

12/12/18: 9 am - 12 pm

12/19/18: 9 am - 2 pm

12/26/18: Winter Break

1/2/19: Winter Break

1/9/19: 9 am - 12 pm

1/16/19: 9 am - 12 pm

1/23/19: 9 am - 12 pm

1/30/19: 9 am - 2pm

2/6/19: 9 am - 12 pm




What Happened Last Week at Blended:

This past Wednesday, students had help sessions with teachers, a brain break with Mrs. Simington, and students helped organize items for Thanksgiving baskets. Middle School students also attended a career fair and our own Chris Demma presented for the Civil Air Patrol! Some of our students also attended a community service event at Rosie’s Ranch!



















This next week, students will have blended from 9 am to 12 pm

Students will have help sessions in morning, assemble Thanksgiving baskets, and will have a animator as a guest speaker who will discuss Flip Book animation.


Vision and Hearing Screening

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


Computer Check Out

If your student needs a computer, you may check out a device from eDCSD. We encourage your student to use their own device, if possible. If you have questions regarding technology or device specifications, please contact jennifer.payne@dcsdk12.org. We will be available to check out student computers beginning on Aug 8th and checkout will be available from 8am to noon, daily. Please note that a $100 deposit is required for check out and will be collected before checkout. The deposit will be refunded when you return the device.


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.


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,

Greg Wiley, Principal

** Check us out us on Facebook and Twitter!

Weekly Update - 11/2/18

Dear eDCSD High School Families,



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


Announcements


Support Opportunities this Week

Virtual Classes

  • Monday - Science and Social Studies Virtual Classes

  • Tuesday - Math and Language Arts Virtual Classes

  • You can find the schedule Here


Blended Learning: Wednesday, November 7 from 9-12.

  • Need a ride to Blended? Complete this form.


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 Learnings

High School Blended Learning continues on Wednesday, November 7th 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.

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”.

Changes to Blended Wednesday

Due to student and parent feedback, we will be changing the time for high school blended on Wednesdays starting in the 2nd Quarter. 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. This change will take place with the first session of the 2nd quarter on 10/17/18. 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.


11/7/18: 9 am - 12 pm

11/14/18: 9 am - 12 pm

11/21/18: Thanksgiving Break

11/28/18: 9 am - 2 pm

12/5/18: 9 am - 12 pm

12/12/18: 9 am - 12 pm

12/19/18: 9 am - 2 pm

12/26/18: Winter Break

1/2/19: Winter Break

1/9/19: 9 am - 12 pm

1/16/19: 9 am - 12 pm

1/23/19: 9 am - 12 pm

1/30/19: 9 am - 2pm

2/6/19: 9 am - 12 pm

What Happened Last Week at Blended:

This past Wednesday, students had a great time at their fall festival including relay games with Mrs. Simington, a entomophagy (bug eating!) lesson, and enjoyed caramel apples and a movie in the afternoon.

This next week, students will have blended from 9 am to 12 pm:

Students will have help sessions in morning and work on Thanksgiving baskets in the afternoon. Students who signed up for the field trip will visit Rosie’s Ranch from approximately 9:30am - 2:30pm.

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!

SIGN UP

Computer Check Out

If your student needs a computer, you may check out a device from eDCSD. We encourage your student to use their own device, if possible. If you have questions regarding technology or device specifications, please contact jennifer.payne@dcsdk12.org. We will be available to check out student computers beginning on Aug 8th and checkout will be available from 8am to noon, daily. Please note that a $100 deposit is required for check out and will be collected before checkout. The deposit will be refunded when you return the device.


Blended Community Service Opportunity:

Students will have the opportunity to participate in community service at Rosie’s Ranch Therapeutic Horse Riding Center on November 7th. Details about the event and sign up can be found HERE.


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.

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.

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,

Greg Wiley, Principal

** Check us out us on Facebook and Twitter!


Weekly Update 10/26/18

Dear eDCSD High School Families,



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

  • Tuesday - Math and Language Arts Virtual Classes

  • You can find the schedule Here


Blended Learning: Wednesday, October 31st from 9-2.

  • Need a ride to Blended? Complete this form.


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 Learnings

High School Blended Learning continues on Wednesday, October 31st from 9am to 2pm. 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.


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.


Changes to Blended Wednesday

Due to student and parent feedback, we will be changing the time for high school blended on Wednesdays starting in the 2nd Quarter. 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. This change will take place with the first session of the 2nd quarter on 10/17/18. 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 quarter for your reference.




10/31/18: 9 am - 2 pm

11/7/18: 9 am - 12 pm

11/14/18: 9 am - 12 pm

11/21/18: Thanksgiving Break

11/28/18: 9 am - 2 pm

12/5/18: 9 am - 12 pm

12/12/18: 9 am - 12 pm

12/19/18: 9 am - 2 pm

12/26/18: Winter Break




What Happened Last Week at Blended:

This past Wednesday, students had help sessions with their teachers and had an EMT Firefighter as a guest speaker.












Next Week at Blended:

This next week, students will have blended from 9 am to 2 pm. Students will have help sessions in the morning and then will celebrate with a fall festival. Pizza lunch will be provided. ***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.


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!

SIGN UP


Computer Check Out

If your student needs a computer, you may check out a device from eDCSD. We encourage your student to use their own device, if possible. If you have questions regarding technology or device specifications, please contact jennifer.payne@dcsdk12.org. We will be available to check out student computers beginning on Aug 8th and checkout will be available from 8am to noon, daily. Please note that a $100 deposit is required for check out and will be collected before checkout. The deposit will be refunded when you return the device.


Blended Community Service Opportunity:

Students will have the opportunity to participate in community service at Rosie’s Ranch Therapeutic Horse Riding Center on November 7th. Details about the event and sign up can be found HERE.


Diversity League:

On Friday, November 2nd, The Continental Diversity League will hold a conference at Arapahoe Community College from 8 AM to 1:30 PM. Please see the website linked HERE and the flyer HERE.


CU Anschutz Bioengineering Open House

The Department of Bioengineering is hosting an open house at our location on the Anschutz Medical Campus for prospective students, families, and interested teachers/advisors to learn more about our program on Friday, November 2nd, 2018. Our department is the first and only one of its kind in Colorado and provides students with a unique opportunity to combine their interest in engineering with the medical profession. See the attached flyer for more details and RSVP instructions, or simply click here for our RSVP form.


High School Newsletter

Looking for Writers for a School Publication: Do you enjoy writing? Are you looking for an opportunity to get involved at eDCSD? We are looking for students who love writing and are interested in working on a monthly or quarterly newsletter. Our newsletter will highlight our students and the activities they are involved in, events taking place at eDCSD, and our students' creative writing. You do not have to be a full time student to participate, but you should be available to meet at least once a month--in person or virtually. If you are interested in getting involved, email Mrs. McNary at kmcnary@dcsdk12.org by October 26th.


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.


Math Club

eDCSD now has a math club! Mu Alpha Theta is a national math honors society for high school students. Our chapter offers something for everyone, from challenge problems to tutoring to competitions. It is a fantastic opportunity for students to improve their math skills. To be eligible, Mu Alpha Theta requires you to maintain a math grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 and complete at least two years of college preparatory mathematics, including algebra and geometry, with enrollment in a third. If you are interested, please contact Luke Miga (migald@s.dcsdk12.org) or Mrs. Sanders (kerry.sanders@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.


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,

Greg Wiley, Principal

** Check us out us on Facebook and Twitter!

High School Weekly Update - 10/19/18

Dear eDCSD High School Families,




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


Announcements


Support Opportunities this Week

Virtual Classes

  • Monday - Science and Social Studies Virtual Classes

  • Tuesday - Math and Language Arts Virtual Classes

  • You can find the schedule Here


Blended Learning: Wednesday, October 24th from 9-12.

  • Need a ride to Blended? Complete this form.


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 Learnings

High School Blended Learning continues on Wednesday, October 24th 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.

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.

Changes to Blended Wednesday

Due to student and parent feedback, we will be changing the time for high school blended on Wednesdays starting in the 2nd Quarter. 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. This change will take place with the first session of the 2nd quarter on 10/17/18. 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 quarter for your reference.


10/24/18: 9 am - 12 pm

10/31/18: 9 am - 2 pm

11/7/18: 9 am - 12 pm

11/14/18: 9 am - 12 pm

11/21/18: Thanksgiving Break

11/28/18: 9 am - 2 pm

12/5/18: 9 am - 12 pm

12/12/18: 9 am - 12 pm

12/19/18: 9 am - 2 pm

12/26/18: Winter Break

What Happened Last Week at Blended

This past Wednesday, students had help session time with their teachers, learned about each other through an activity, and new students had orientation. It was such a busy day, we all forgot to take pictures!

Computer Check Out

If your student needs a computer, you may check out a device from eDCSD. We encourage your student to use their own device, if possible. If you have questions regarding technology or device specifications, please contact jennifer.payne@dcsdk12.org. We will be available to check out student computers beginning on Aug 8th and checkout will be available from 8am to noon, daily. Please note that a $100 deposit is required for check out and will be collected before checkout. The deposit will be refunded when you return the device.


Blended Community Service Opportunity:

Students will have the opportunity to participate in community service at Rosie’s Ranch Therapeutic Horse Riding Center on November 7th. Details about the event and sign up can be found HERE.


Diversity League:

On Friday, November 2nd, The Continental Diversity League will hold a conference at Arapahoe Community College from 8 AM to 1:30 PM. Please see the website linked HERE and the flyer HERE.


CU Anschutz Bioengineering Open House

The Department of Bioengineering is hosting an open house at our location on the Anschutz Medical Campus for prospective students, families, and interested teachers/advisors to learn more about our program on Friday, November 2nd, 2018. Our department is the first and only one of its kind in Colorado and provides students with a unique opportunity to combine their interest in engineering with the medical profession. See the attached flyer for more details and RSVP instructions, or simply click here for our RSVP form.


High School Newsletter

Looking for Writers for a School Publication: Do you enjoy writing? Are you looking for an opportunity to get involved at eDCSD? We are looking for students who love writing and are interested in working on a monthly or quarterly newsletter. Our newsletter will highlight our students and the activities they are involved in, events taking place at eDCSD, and our students' creative writing. You do not have to be a full time student to participate, but you should be available to meet at least once a month--in person or virtually. If you are interested in getting involved, email Mrs. McNary at kmcnary@dcsdk12.org by October 26th.

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.

Math Club

eDCSD now has a math club! Mu Alpha Theta is a national math honors society for high school students. Our chapter offers something for everyone, from challenge problems to tutoring to competitions. It is a fantastic opportunity for students to improve their math skills. To be eligible, Mu Alpha Theta requires you to maintain a math grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 and complete at least two years of college preparatory mathematics, including algebra and geometry, with enrollment in a third. If you are interested, please contact Luke Miga (migald@s.dcsdk12.org) or Mrs. Sanders (kerry.sanders@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.


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,

Greg Wiley, Principal

** Check us out us on Facebook and Twitter!


High School Weekly Update - 10/5/18

Dear eDCSD High School Families,





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


Announcements


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. The eDCSD office will be closed for Fall Break. We will reopen with regular hours on October 15th.


CU Anschutz Bioengineering Open House

The Department of Bioengineering is hosting an open house at our location on the Anschutz Medical Campus for prospective students, families, and interested teachers/advisors to learn more about our program on Friday, November 2nd, 2018. Our department is the first and only one of its kind in Colorado and provides students with a unique opportunity to combine their interest in engineering with the medical profession. See the attached flyer for more details and RSVP instructions, or simply click here for our RSVP form.


High School Newsletter

Looking for Writers for a School Publication: Do you enjoy writing? Are you looking for an opportunity to get involved at eDCSD? We are looking for students who love writing and are interested in working on a monthly or quarterly newsletter. Our newsletter will highlight our students and the activities they are involved in, events taking place at eDCSD, and our students' creative writing. You do not have to be a full time student to participate, but you should be available to meet at least once a month--in person or virtually. If you are interested in getting involved, email Mrs. McNary at kmcnary@dcsdk12.org by October 26th.


Changes to Blended Wednesday

Due to student and parent feedback, we will be changing the time for high school blended on Wednesdays starting in the 2nd Quarter. 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. This change will take place with the first session of the 2nd quarter on 10/17/18. 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 quarter for your reference.




10/17/18: 9 am - 12 pm

10/24/18: 9 am - 12 pm

10/31/18: 9 am - 2 pm

11/7/18: 9 am - 12 pm

11/14/18: 9 am - 12 pm

11/21/18: Thanksgiving Break

11/28/18: 9 am - 2 pm

12/5/18: 9 am - 12 pm

12/12/18: 9 am - 12 pm

12/19/18: 9 am - 2 pm

12/26/18: Winter Break




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

On Wednesday, students had help session time with their teachers to finish finals and learned different ways to deal with stress. They burned off some stress and made a mess by making stress balls out of balloons and flour, they learned about stress fighting foods and made yogurt parfaits, and tried some meditation (or maybe they were taking a power nap?)
















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.


Math Club

eDCSD now has a math club! Mu Alpha Theta is a national math honors society for high school students. Our chapter offers something for everyone, from challenge problems to tutoring to competitions. It is a fantastic opportunity for students to improve their math skills. To be eligible, Mu Alpha Theta requires you to maintain a math grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 and complete at least two years of college preparatory mathematics, including algebra and geometry, with enrollment in a third. If you are interested, please contact Luke Miga (migald@s.dcsdk12.org) or Mrs. Sanders (kerry.sanders@dcsdk12.org).


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,

Greg Wiley, Principal

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Weekly Update 9/28/18

Dear eDCSD High School Families,




The quarter is almost over and fall break is just around the corner. This Sunday, September 30th by midnight is the last day for students to turn in 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.


High School Newsletter

Looking for Writers for a School Publication: Do you enjoy writing? Are you looking for an opportunity to get involved at eDCSD? We are looking for students who love writing and are interested in working on a monthly or quarterly newsletter. Our newsletter will highlight our students and the activities they are involved in, events taking place at eDCSD, and our students' creative writing. You do not have to be a full time student to participate, but you should be available to meet at least once a month--in person or virtually. If you are interested in getting involved, email Mrs. McNary at kmcnary@dcsdk12.org by October 26th.


Changes to Blended Wednesday

Due to student and parent feedback, we will be changing the time for high school blended on Wednesdays starting in the 2nd Quarter. 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. This change will take place with the first session of the 2nd quarter on 10/17/18. 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 quarter for your reference.


10/17/18: 9 am - 12 pm

10/24/18: 9 am - 12 pm

10/31/18: 9 am - 2 pm

11/7/18: 9 am - 12 pm

11/14/18: 9 am - 12 pm

11/21/18: Thanksgiving Break

11/28/18: 9 am - 2 pm

12/5/18: 9 am - 12 pm

12/12/18: 9 am - 12 pm

12/19/18: 9 am - 2 pm

12/26/18: Winter Break


Support Opportunities this Week

Virtual Classes

  • Monday - Science and Social Studies Virtual Classes

  • Tuesday - Math and Language Arts Virtual Classes

  • You can find the schedule Here


Blended Learning: Wednesday, October 3rd from 9-2

  • Need a ride to Blended? Complete this form.


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

High School Blended Learning continues on Wednesday, October 3rd from 9am to 2pm. 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 Happened Last Week at Blended

On Wednesday, students had help session time with their teachers and went on a field trip to X-treme Challenge.


What is Coming Up at Blended

This next week at blended, students will have help sessions with teachers to finish up their finals.

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.

Math Club

eDCSD now has a math club! Mu Alpha Theta is a national math honors society for high school students. Our chapter offers something for everyone, from challenge problems to tutoring to competitions. It is a fantastic opportunity for students to improve their math skills. To be eligible, Mu Alpha Theta requires you to maintain a math grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 and complete at least two years of college preparatory mathematics, including algebra and geometry, with enrollment in a third. If you are interested, please contact Luke Miga (migald@s.dcsdk12.org) or Mrs. Sanders (kerry.sanders@dcsdk12.org).

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,

Greg Wiley, Principal

** Check us out us on Facebook and Twitter!

Weekly Update - 9/21/18

Dear eDCSD High School Families,






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


Changes to Blended Wednesday

Due to student and parent feedback, we will be changing the time for high school blended on Wednesdays starting in the 2nd Quarter. 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. This change will take place with the first session of the 2nd quarter on 10/17/18. 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 quarter for your reference.


10/17/18: 9 am - 12 pm

10/24/18: 9 am - 12 pm

10/31/18: 9 am - 2 pm

11/7/18: 9 am - 12 pm

11/14/18: 9 am - 12 pm

11/21/18: Thanksgiving Break

11/28/18: 9 am - 2 pm

12/5/18: 9 am - 12 pm

12/12/18: 9 am - 12 pm

12/19/18: 9 am - 2 pm

12/26/18: Winter Break


Support Opportunities this Week

Virtual Classes

  • Monday - Science and Social Studies Virtual Classes

  • Tuesday - Math and Language Arts Virtual Classes

  • You can find the schedule Here


Blended Learning: Wednesday, September 26th from 9-2

  • Need a ride to Blended? Complete this form.


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

High School Blended Learning continues on Wednesday, September 26th from 9am to 2pm. 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 Happened Last Week at Blended

On Wednesday, students had help session time with their teachers and hiked up Castle Rock.

What is Coming Up at Blended

This next week at blended, students will have help sessions with teachers and will have the option to go on a field trip to X-treme Challenge. See the sign up below.

Upcoming Field Trip

On Wednesday, September 26th, high school students will have a field trip to X-treme Challenge Sports Center. Students have the option to ride the bus or provide their own transportation. As space on the bus is limited, students will be able to ride the bus based on order of sign up. Click HERE to sign your child up for the field trip.

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.

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.


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.

Math Club

eDCSD now has a math club! Mu Alpha Theta is a national math honors society for high school students. Our chapter offers something for everyone, from challenge problems to tutoring to competitions. It is a fantastic opportunity for students to improve their math skills. To be eligible, Mu Alpha Theta requires you to maintain a math grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 and complete at least two years of college preparatory mathematics, including algebra and geometry, with enrollment in a third. If you are interested, please contact Luke Miga (migald@s.dcsdk12.org) or Mrs. Sanders (kerry.sanders@dcsdk12.org).

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.

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.

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,

Greg Wiley, Principal

** Check us out us on Facebook and Twitter!


Weekly Update- 9/14/18

Dear eDCSD High School Families,




This week is the last official week of summer. The weather is supposed to be beautiful this weekend so enjoy the sunshine and warm temperatures while it is still here! Also, please remember that next Friday is a teacher development day and it is not a school day but students still have access to all classes and resources online. Please read below for events and announcements for the coming week.


Announcements


Changes to Blended Wednesday

Due to student and parent feedback, we will be changing the time for high school blended on Wednesdays starting in the 2nd Quarter. 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. This change will take place with the first session of the 2nd quarter on 10/17/18. 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 quarter for your reference.


10/17/18: 9 am - 12 pm

10/24/18: 9 am - 12 pm

10/31/18: 9 am - 2 pm

11/7/18: 9 am - 12 pm

11/14/18: 9 am - 12 pm

11/21/18: Thanksgiving Break

11/28/18: 9 am - 2 pm

12/5/18: 9 am - 12 pm

12/12/18: 9 am - 12 pm

12/19/18: 9 am - 2 pm

12/26/18: Winter Break


Support Opportunities this Week

Virtual Classes

  • Monday - Science and Social Studies Virtual Classes

  • Tuesday - Math and Language Arts Virtual Classes

  • You can find the schedule Here


Blended Learning: Wednesday, September 19th from 9-2

  • Need a ride to Blended? Complete this form.


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

High School Blended Learning continues on Wednesday, September 19th from 9am to 2pm. 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 Happened Last Week at Blended

On Wednesday, students had help session time with their teachers and attended the 2nd part of the substance abuse class.

What is Coming Up at Blended

This next week at blended, students will

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.

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.

Upcoming Field Trip

On Wednesday, September 26th, high school students will have a field trip to X-treme Challenge Sports Center. Students have the option to ride the bus or provide their own transportation. As space on the bus is limited, students will be able to ride the bus based on order of sign up. Click HERE to sign your child up for the field trip.

Math Club

eDCSD now has a math club! Mu Alpha Theta is a national math honors society for high school students. Our chapter offers something for everyone, from challenge problems to tutoring to competitions. It is a fantastic opportunity for students to improve their math skills. To be eligible, Mu Alpha Theta requires you to maintain a math grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 and complete at least two years of college preparatory mathematics, including algebra and geometry, with enrollment in a third. If you are interested, please contact Luke Miga (migald@s.dcsdk12.org) or Mrs. Sanders (kerry.sanders@dcsdk12.org).

2018 Douglas County Youth Congress

Registrations are now being accepted for the 2018 Youth Congress-- held at the State Capitol

2018 Youth Congress Information

September 24 from 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

State Capitol, 200 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80203

What is Youth Congress?

It’s an event where adult leaders work with you on issues that affect the lives of Douglas County youth

Requirements and considerations for participation:

· Must be in the 9th-12th grade living in Douglas County

· Parent/guardian permission required to attend

· Credit for Community Service Hours will be received – 7.5 hours

· Excused DCSD activity

· Name, age, school, contact phone, and email for participant and parent/guardian

required

· Participants may choose their topics of interest from a provided list

· Lunch will be provided

If needed, busses available at:

Highlands Ranch High School

or

Legend High School

7:45 am – you must be at the flagpole by the school to secure a seat

Please contact Marsha Alston, Youth Services Program Manager at 303.688.4825 ext 5327 or e-mail at malston@douglas.co.us

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

If your student needs a computer, you may check out a device from eDCSD. We encourage your student to use their own device, if possible. If you have questions regarding technology or device specifications, please contact jennifer.payne@dcsdk12.org. We will be available to check out student computers beginning on Aug 8th and checkout will be available from 8am to noon, daily. Please note that a $100 deposit is required for check out and will be collected before checkout. The deposit will be refunded when you return the device.

Office Hours

The eDCSD office is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am- 3:30 pm. Please keep in mind that many of our staff (teachers, counselors, and learning coach) work from home most days so if you need assistance, you can always call the office at 303-387-9465 or send us an email.


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,

Greg Wiley, Principal

** Check us out us on Facebook and Twitter!


Weekly Update 9/7/18

Dear eDCSD High School Families,




Next week is Parent Teacher Conferences. If you have not done so already, please take the opportunity to sign up for meetings with your student’s 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

  • Tuesday - Math and Language Arts Virtual Classes

  • You can find the schedule Here



Blended Learning: Wednesday, September 12th from 9-2

  • Need a ride to Blended? Complete this form.


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

High School Blended Learning continues on Wednesday, September 12th from 9am to 2pm. 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 Happened Last Week at Blended

On Wednesday, students had help session time with their teachers and attended a substance abuse course.

What is Coming Up at Blended

This next week at blended, students will attend the second half of the substance abuse course and will have help sessions with their teachers.

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.

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.

Upcoming Field Trip

On Wednesday, September 26th, high school students will have a field trip to X-treme Challenge Sports Center. Students have the option to ride the bus or provide their own transportation. As space on the bus is limited, students will be able to ride the bus based on order of sign up. Click HERE to sign your child up for the field trip.

2018 Douglas County Youth Congress

Registrations are now being accepted for the 2018 Youth Congress-- held at the State Capitol

2018 Youth Congress Information

September 24 from 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

State Capitol, 200 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80203

What is Youth Congress?

It’s an event where adult leaders work with you on issues that affect the lives of Douglas County youth

Requirements and considerations for participation:

· Must be in the 9th-12th grade living in Douglas County

· Parent/guardian permission required to attend

· Credit for Community Service Hours will be received – 7.5 hours

· Excused DCSD activity

· Name, age, school, contact phone, and email for participant and parent/guardian

required

· Participants may choose their topics of interest from a provided list

· Lunch will be provided

If needed, busses available at:

Highlands Ranch High School

or

Legend High School

7:45 am – you must be at the flagpole by the school to secure a seat

Please contact Marsha Alston, Youth Services Program Manager at 303.688.4825 ext 5327 or e-mail at malston@douglas.co.us

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

If your student needs a computer, you may check out a device from eDCSD. We encourage your student to use their own device, if possible. If you have questions regarding technology or device specifications, please contact jennifer.payne@dcsdk12.org. We will be available to check out student computers beginning on Aug 8th and checkout will be available from 8am to noon, daily. Please note that a $100 deposit is required for check out and will be collected before checkout. The deposit will be refunded when you return the device.

Office Hours

The eDCSD office is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am- 3:30 pm. Please keep in mind that many of our staff (teachers, counselors, and learning coach) work from home most days so if you need assistance, you can always call the office at 303-387-9465 or send us an email.


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,

Greg Wiley, Principal

** Check us out us on Facebook and Twitter!


Weekly Update 8/31/18

Dear eDCSD High School Families,




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

Announcements



Support Opportunities this Week

Virtual Classes

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

  • Tuesday - Math and Language Arts Virtual Classes

  • You can find the schedule Here



Blended Learning: Wednesday, September 5th from 9-2

  • Need a ride to Blended? Complete this form.


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

High School Blended Learning continues on Wednesday, September 5th from 9am to 2pm. 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 Happened Last Week at Blended


This past week, students had help sessions with their teachers, had a lesson about mindfulness/stress relief with Mrs. Simington and learned about therapy dog etiquette.


What is Coming Up at Blended

On Wednesday, September 5th, students will have help session time with their teachers and a substance abuse course.

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.

Upcoming Field Trip

On Wednesday, September 26th, high school students will have a field trip to X-treme Challenge Sports Center. Students have the option to ride the bus or provide their own transportation. As space on the bus is limited, students will be able to ride the bus based on order of sign up. Click HERE to sign your child up for the field trip.

2018 Douglas County Youth Congress

Registrations are now being accepted for the 2018 Youth Congress-- held at the State Capitol

2018 Youth Congress Information

September 24 from 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

State Capitol, 200 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80203

What is Youth Congress?

It’s an event where adult leaders work with you on issues that affect the lives of Douglas County youth

Requirements and considerations for participation:

· Must be in the 9th-12th grade living in Douglas County

· Parent/guardian permission required to attend

· Credit for Community Service Hours will be received – 7.5 hours

· Excused DCSD activity

· Name, age, school, contact phone, and email for participant and parent/guardian

required

· Participants may choose their topics of interest from a provided list

· Lunch will be provided

If needed, busses available at:

Highlands Ranch High School

or

Legend High School

7:45 am – you must be at the flagpole by the school to secure a seat

Please contact Marsha Alston, Youth Services Program Manager at 303.688.4825 ext 5327 or e-mail at malston@douglas.co.us

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.


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

If your student needs a computer, you may check out a device from eDCSD. We encourage your student to use their own device, if possible. If you have questions regarding technology or device specifications, please contact jennifer.payne@dcsdk12.org. We will be available to check out student computers beginning on Aug 8th and checkout will be available from 8am to noon, daily. Please note that a $100 deposit is required for check out and will be collected before checkout. The deposit will be refunded when you return the device.

Office Hours

The eDCSD office is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am- 3:30 pm. Please keep in mind that many of our staff (teachers, counselors, and learning coach) work from home most days so if you need assistance, you can always call the office at 303-387-9465 or send us an email. Our office will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 3rd.


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,

Greg Wiley, Principal

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Douglas County School District Online Program