4/6/28 Weekly Update

Dear eDCSD Families,

State Testing week is upon us.  As a reminder, VC and blended schedules have been adjusted so check with teachers for schedules.  A link to testing dates/locations can be found HERE.  If you have any questions about testing, please call the office at 303-387-9465. Please read this week’s announcements below.


State Testing Begins Next Week! (Full-time eDCSD Students)
State Mandated Testing is underway!   A detailed schedule can be found HERE.  Students should arrive at 8:45 for testing to begin promptly at 9 am.  Please bring headphones, a water bottle, and a sack lunch with you on each day of testing.  Please make sure you note these testing dates on your calendar and plan to bring your student to Castle Rock for testing.  As a reminder, we do not have blended on Wednesday, April 11 due to state testing. If you have any questions about testing, please call the office at 303-387-9465.

Fundraising Event for Ellie, our therapy dog (All Students)
Love having Ellie, our therapy dog, at blended to greet you and love you when you need a hug?  We are required to maintain insurance for her and in order to cover that cost, we are asking for your support.  We are selling pizza by the slice on April 18 and May 9 and all proceeds from these events will go towards Ellie’s insurance.  Remember to bring your cash on these days so we can support our favorite 4 legged staff member!

Change in Extension Policy (All Students)
Due to our change to Canvas, we will lose access to Plato immediately following final exams this quarter.  Because of this, there will be no extensions offered for quarter 4. Please plan ahead so you complete your courses on time with the grade you want.

Graduation Participants (12th Grade Only)
It is almost time!  You made it to graduation and we are so proud of you!  We are planning the graduation ceremony and are looking for students interested in speaking, performing (sing or play instrument) or participating in the ceremony.  If you are interested in helping to plan the ceremony, we would welcome the opportunity to work with you! Afterall, it is YOUR graduation! Contact Mrs. Hart (kristy.hart@dcsdk12.org) for details.

SENIOR DEADLINES for Work Submission (12th Grade Only)
If you are a graduating senior, please note the following date for work completion for all 4th quarter classes.  All work is due by midnight on MAY 6  in order to allow teachers time to grade and submit final grades in time for graduation.  Please plan ahead. Please contact Mrs. Bliek with questions. Almost there!!

Support Opportunities This Week (all students)
** No Blended this week due to state testing
** Virtual Help Sessions: Due to State Testing schedules, please reach out to teachers for support

Annual Art Contest
Each year, we ask our students to submit original photos to be displayed in our office for the following school year.  Help make our office beautiful by submitting your photography! We will reproduce winning images on canvas and after they are displayed for the 18/19 school year, the photo will be returned to the student artist.  See this link for more details and submission information.  Deadline to submit photos is April 22.

Upcoming Blended Special Events from 1-2 pm unless otherwise noted
Apr 11: No blended or special events due to state testing
Apr 18: A culinary extravaganza!  Join a professional chef to learn about this exciting career and participate in a culinary demo.  Yum!
Apr 25: Optional field trip to Denver Museum of Art!  Meet us there at 10:30 am or ride the bus with us.  Sign-Up Denver Art Museum.
May 2: Want to visit Metro State University?  Here is your chance! Join us for a tour and admissions info session.  Transportation available. Fill out this form to sign up.
May 2: Career day is approaching!  From 12-1, we will spend some time preparing for career day so you can get the most out of the event.
May 2: Our students have some serious talents.  Join us for a student showcase of activities and events.  Maybe you will learn something new or connect with someone who has a similar interest.  If you have something you want to share, please contact Mrs. O’Dell.
May 9: Career Day!  Students will have an opportunity to meet with leaders in multiple career fields that are of interest to them.  Got a career field you want to see at this event? Contact Mrs. Sanders to get it on the list. Parents, if you or someone you know would like to participate as a career presenter, please contact us.  Join us for this anticipated event!
May 16: Graduation Rehearsal and Senior Party... no special event.  Blended will be held from 9-11:15 for a help session.
May 23:  Join us for the student recognition ceremony from 9-10:30.  Invitations for those receiving an award will be sent to you soon but all parents and students are welcome to attend

Scholarship Opportunity- Payne Family Scholarship (Graduating eDCSD Seniors)
The Payne Family (the family of our very own Jenny Payne) has established a scholarship opportunity to recognize 2 eDCSD graduates each year who demonstrate academic merit, outstanding character, and financial need.  The Payne Family Scholarship application is here.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Payne.  Applications are due April 15th.

Scholarship Opportunity (Seniors)
The Foundation for Blended and Online Learning (FBOL) has opened the application process for its 2018 Student Scholarship Program. Up to 30 scholarships for graduating high school students are available to support post-secondary academic pursuits in two- and four-year colleges or vocational programs. Applicants must have taken a minimum of five blended or online courses to qualify. The deadline for application submission is April 30, 2018. Information about the application process can be found at http://www.blendedandonlinelearning.org/scholarship-program/.

FBI Youth Academy Opportunity (All 10th and 11th Grade Students)
The FBI Denver Division and Denver Chapter FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association cordially invites all interested Colorado and Wyoming high school sophomores and juniors to apply to attend one of two Teen Academies which will be held June 13, 2018, and August 3, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the FBI Denver field office. The FBI Teen Academy provides an opportunity for high school students to visit our field office and catch a glimpse behind the scenes of the FBI. Upon completion of Teen Academy, high school students will foster a greater understanding of the FBI’s mission and how we serve our citizens, community, and nation. For more information or to apply, visit this website.  Application deadline is May 7th.

Your Partner in Learning,
Kristy Hart, Principal

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