DHS Collegiate Academy Newsletter

November 20, 2020

Principal's Message

Collegiate Family,

As we reflect on the many things for which we are thankful, I want to take this opportunity to share just a few of them with you: We are thankful for our scholars who are engaged and contribute to the learning environment with optimism and curiosity – they give us all a daily reminder of what is important and why we are here. We are thankful for the support and partnership of our parents in creating a culture of commitment, tenacity, and excellence. We are thankful for all educators, counselors, secretaries, bus drivers, nurses, lunchroom aides, and support staff, who tirelessly pour into our scholars because they understand their limitless possibilities. During this holiday season, please take a moment to reflect, be grateful, and enjoy family and friends.

Warm wishes,

Pamela Thomas

Upcoming Events

November 2020

23 - 27 - No School (MAIN CAMPUS ONLY) - Thanksgiving Break

26 - 27 - No School (MVC CAMPUS) - Thanksgiving Break

December 2020

1 - English I & II Study Night 4:00pm - 5:00pm - Virtual

5 - AP Mock Exams (Human Geography, World History)

7 - 10 - College Final Exams

10 - MVC Semester Ends

11 - AP Statistics Mock Exam

11 - MVC High School Exams

21 - 25 - No School (ALL SCHOLARS)- Winter Break

28 - 31 - No School (ALL SCHOLARS) - Winter Break

Thanksgiving Break

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Parent Information Meetings

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Do you have a scholar heading to 9th grade? Are they interested in the opportunity to earn an associate’s degree when they graduate high school? Come check out Collegiate Academy during our parent information meetings! Find more info at http://Duncanvilleisd.org/dhscollegiate!

Mobile Hotspots


Duncanville ISD is distributing mobile internet hotspots for scholars who are in need of internet access. Please complete the form below and someone will contact you soon about distribution.

Learning Method Changes

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All families will have the opportunity to change between in-person and virtual learning at the end of each nine-week grading period. The second nine-week grading period begins Monday, November 9, 2020. To make a learning preference change starting with the third nine-week grading period, parents can do so using the Duncanville ISD Enrollment Webpage.

DCCCD Progress Monitoring

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Greetings Scholars and Parents,

Week seven of instruction has concluded. Please check eCampus for all college grades. It is important that we partner together to ensure the success of your scholar. Here are some helpful links on eConnect and eCampus. Please click the links below for specific topics.

eConnect Training:

For additional topics, visit eConnect Training Videos

eCampus “Blackboard” Training:

For additional topics, visit eCampus Training Videos (Scroll to the second half of the webpage)


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Please partner with us to ensure scholars are logging in at the appropriate time and completing all assignments in their high school and college courses. Teachers have communicated their distance learning expectations for scholars. Scholars will have at least two assignments per week in each class. Please support us in checking your scholar's grades in Skyward Family Access and eCampus ensuring they are completing their assignments by the established deadlines.

Technology Help Desk

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Our staff looked great in their District shirts!