Discovery Details

June 11, 2021

Contact Information

Principal: April Whipple

Associate: Jennifer Holm

Associate: Katie Ronning

Calendar Dates:

JUNE

Friday, 6/11 - All library books to be returned

iReady Math & Reading Assessments Completed

Wednesday, 6/16 - 8th Grade Celebration 1-3pm

Thursday, 6/17 - 1:30pm release; 8th grade iPad turn in

Friday, 6/18 - 1:30 release; 8th grade iPad turn in

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

Monday, 6/21 Office summer hours 8am-3pm

Monday, 6/21 and Tuesday, 6/22 - Remote Only iPad turn in

JULY

Thursday, 7/1 - Office closed for the summer

Wildcat Tales

PRINCIPAL MESSAGE

Discovery Families,

As you begin to think about the 2021-2022 school year, please know that we are currently planning for in-person instruction for 5 full days a week. The current option for remote instruction is Vancouver Virtual Learning Academy. More information about this option can be found here: https://vvla.vansd.org/

EARLY RELEASE DATES

The last two days of school are early release. Students will be dismissed at 1:30 PM on Thursday, June 17 and Friday, June 18.

8th GRADE PARADE/MAP

We are so excited to honor our 8th grade students with a celebration parade on Wednesday, June 16 from 1:00-3:00. This parade is sponsored by our PTO. The parade will start at Kiggins Bowl and end in the Discovery parking lot. Please mark your calendars to save the date. 8th grade students will not have virtual classes during this time so that they can attend the parade and be celebrated by their teachers and the Discovery staff. Details Here!

BUS PASSES

We will be handing out C-Tran bus passes at lunches June 10, 11, 14, 15. Remote only families can pick up Tuesday-Friday from 9:15-11:00 or 1:45-3:30 in the office. Students will need to fill out the form attached below with a parent and student signature. The bus pass is added to the back of the students' ASB cards. Students will need to bring their cards to get their bus passes. If you did not do picture day this year, please bring your student id from last year.

iPADS

8th grade students need to turn in their iPad, cord and brick. 6th & 7th grade students can check out their device for the summer. Hybrid 6th & 7th grade students had their iPads checked for inventory in the building. If you are wishing to keep the device over the summer, nothing needs to be done. 8th grade hybrid students will return their devices on the final 2 days of school. Remote only 8th graders need to come and drop off their device June 18, 21 or 22. 6th & 7th grade remote students should return the device to the building if you do not want your child to keep it. On Monday, June 21 and Tuesday, June 22 staff will be out front at the building loop to complete carside turn in or check out of devices.

AUGUST DATES

Please save the date! Back to School Night is Thursday, August 26th from 5:00-6:15 PM. Students will pick up their schedules, meet teachers and walk the building to find their classrooms. The first day of school is Tuesday, August 31st. 6th grade students will return on Monday, August 30th for 6th Grade Kick Start.


6th GRADE KICK START

6th grade students and 6th grade teachers will have the entire building to themselves. This day is an opportunity for 6th graders to get to know their teachers, travel to all their classes and do so with only 6th graders in the building. We want to create a positive transition to middle school for our newest students. Save the date for Monday, August 30th!

6th GRADE COUNSELOR NEWS

Review your student's courses for 7th grade...Sign up now for summer activities...Learn about next year's changes! Watch the 6th grade June News HERE to get all the details!

DISCOVERY FCRC

Below you'll find an attachment with Summer info and resources . Have a great Summer!

7 PERIOD SCHEDULE

All VPS middle schools will switch to a 7 period day next school year. Students will attend the same 7 classes each day for 48 minutes with 3 minute passing periods. Our school day will remain 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM.

YEARBOOK

Yearbooks can be purchased now. They are $20. Yearbooks will be available to students in August. To buy a yearbook, you can use cash or card in the Business Office, or purchase it online. To purchase a Yearbook online, go to https://disco.vansd.org/ and at the bottom under 'Online Services' click on 'Fines and fees'. On that page log in using your Skyward information, and you can buy a yearbook there.

FALL SPORTS & SPORTS PHYSICALS

In the Fall the following sports will be offered: tackle football, flag football, cross country and volleyball. Now is the time to start thinking about fall sports. Please consider getting your sports physical scheduled with a doctor. The form can be found here: https://disco.vansd.org/athletics/

REPORT CARDS

Report cards for the third trimester will be mailed. You should receive them the last week of June.


LOST AND FOUND

We will be donating our lost and found. If your child is missing a clothing item, please have him/her check the lost and found in the commons prior to the last day of school.