DHS Collegiate Academy Newsletter
November 20, 2020
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.
23 - 27 - No School (MAIN CAMPUS ONLY) - Thanksgiving Break
26 - 27 - No School (MVC CAMPUS) - Thanksgiving Break
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
Parent Information Meetings
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!
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
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
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 Overview and How to Log in?
- Retrieve DCCCD ID Number
- Set Up Your eConnect Account
- Forgot/Reset eConnect Password – This will also be your eCampus password
For additional topics, visit eConnect Training Videos
eCampus “Blackboard” Training:
- How to Log in to Campus?
- How to Submit an Assignment?
- How to Use Blackboard Discussions?
- Respondus LockDown Browser – Instructors may require you to complete tests in LockDown Browser
- Blackboard Collaborate Overview – Interactive tool that allows students and instructor to engage in collaboration through videos and chat options
- Blackboard Collaborate Handout
For additional topics, visit eCampus Training Videos (Scroll to the second half of the webpage)
Parents,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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