Weekly Update 5/4/18

Dear eDCSD Families,


May 7th - 11th is Teacher Appreciation Week!  Please take a moment to thank our staff for the awesome jobs they do for our students.  Please read the announcements below that are full of plans for the final weeks of school.   

Announcements

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!!

Senior Events (Full-time eDCSD Seniors)
Attention Seniors and families… We have some important dates and times we want to remind you about.
  • Wednesday 5/16 at Cantril:
    • Senior BBQ 12-1
    • Graduation Rehearsal 1-2 (MANDATORY FOR STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN CEREMONY)
    • Senior Awards 2-3 (Parents and families welcome)
  • Thursday 5/17 at DC Oakes:
    • Students arrive 2:30 - 3:30 (DON’T FORGET YOUR CAP AND GOWN)
    • Graduation 3:30 - 5:30
* Remember to send your bio for the ceremony to Mrs. Payne ASAP.
* Community service forms need to be submitted to Mrs. Bliek ASAP.
** If you have family/friends who cannot make it to graduation, they can still watch via live stream!  Our Live Stream link for graduation is here.   

Volunteers for School Funding Awareness (All Students)
If you are interested in volunteering to help us spread the message about funding challenges for eDCSD and our district please click this link. Please note that signing up will not commit you to any dates, events etc. we will be in touch to ask for assistance in a way that you feel comfortable.  If you have any questions, please reach out to kristy.hart@dcsdk12.org

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Field Trip is coming!
On Thursday, May 10, eDCSD will host a field trip to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.  Here is more information about this much anticipated field trip.  To sign up, complete this form.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Nehring.

Community Service Opportunity for Aug (All Students)
If you like working with kids, we have a great opportunity for you!  On Aug 3, Aug 6, and Aug 8th (from 9-3 daily), we are looking for volunteers to help with childcare for the staff’s children while teachers participate in training.  You can come all days or part of a day to help. If you are interested or want more details, please contact kasanders@dcsdk12.org.

GSA Club (All Students)
We are starting a GSA and are hoping to welcome you to our club. You do not have to be GLBTQ+, but you do need to be an ally. If you are interested in joining or just finding out more information please contact Mr. Phillips. We are hoping this will become a safe space where students can express their minds openly in an accepting environment.

Fundraising for Ellie
Shout out to all of our kiddos and staff who participated in the Pizza for Ellie fundraiser.
The grand total raised so far is $197.00! Don't forget we have 2 more chances to raise money for Ellie. On Wednesday May 9th we will have Yeti Gear and Pizza by the slice with beverages for purchase so remember to bring your cash or checks. Finally, Wednesday, May 23rd, we will have donuts, pastries and Yeti Gear table for students and families with all those proceeds going to Ellie. Thank you again for loving on Ellie with your contributions.  She sure loves being at blended each week!


Support Opportunities This Week (all students)
** Blended Learning: Wednesday, May 9 from 9-2
  • Need a ride to Blended?  Complete this form.
** Virtual Help Sessions: Thursday, May 10
  • Links to these sessions are found on your course Moodle Pages
  • Can’t make these times? You can email, call or send a Google Chat to your teacher.

Upcoming Blended Special Events from 1-2 pm unless otherwise noted
May 9: Career Day!  Students will have an opportunity to meet with leaders in multiple career fields that are of interest to them.  Join us for this anticipated event!
May 10: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Field Trip.  Here is more information about this much-anticipated field trip.  To sign up, complete this form.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Nehring.
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

Summer School at eDCSD (All Students)
eDCSD is now accepting registration for our Intensive Summer School Program.  Please see the flyer or visit our website for registration information and available courses and to register.  Students attending any DCSD High School can register for classes.  eDCSD offers full courses for grade replacement* and credit.  The deadline for summer school registration for session 1 is May 25th.  Please contact your counselor with questions regarding courses or Julie Naab with questions regarding enrollment.
Session 1: June 4-22, Semester 1 courses
Session 2: July 9-27, Semester 2 courses
* Approval for grade replacement must be secured prior to enrollment in summer school courses from the principal of the school the student attends full time.

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.

Your Partner in Learning,
Kristy Hart, Principal
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