Leadership:

Dr. Mark Wahlstrom
mark.wahlstrom@asd20.org
(719) 234-2810

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DCCHS Hybrid Schedule Fall 2020 

DCCHS Daily Schedule Fall 2020



 

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Attendance Numbers

Student Last Name A-K:  Nicole Book @

719-234-2801

Students Last Name L-Z:

Summer King @

719-234-2802


Attendance Email: 

dcchs-attendance@asd20.org


Please call the appropriate phone number for your student's last name to report an absence.  Feel free to continue using the attendance email as well.  


If leaving a message please include the following:

  • Student's name and grade

  • Reason for absence or time student will be checked out

  • Guardian's name and number


Main DCC Information Line

719-234-1800


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Make that transition a little easier by contacting our School Registrar Donna Todtenhagen at:

Donna.todtenhagen@asd20.org


Discovery Canyon Campus

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Discovery Canyon Campus High School

September 20, 2020



Greetings Thunder Community, 

What a great first week back with students in the building! Thank you parents and students for your efforts to continue to mitigate the spread of COVID19 by adhering to our safety protocols!  Below are a few safety reminders and a few changes highlighted in yellow. Last week we learned a few lessons and have altered our process to enter the building and have had to readjust lunch periods in order to maintain balance for lunches across learning groups and ensure safety of our students during lunch.  


  1. Doors will open at 7:30am.  Students should not arrive prior to 7:30 am.  Once in the building, students would report immediately to their class.  Students can enter through the main entrance and the bus doors.  The band doors will not be available for students to use in the morning.  When school concludes, students will need to leave the building immediately unless they are participating in a school supervised activity or have a pre arranged appointment with a staff member. The school will close for cleaning at 3:00pm. All students must leave at 300pm unless they are participating in afterschool athletics, activities or have an appointment to see a teacher.

  2. Please ONLY come to school on your assigned group days.

  3. Masks are REQUIRED to be worn at all times in the building by students, staff, and visitors.  The only exception is while eating lunch when students are socially distanced by a minimum of 6 ft. 

  4. Please bring your ID and wear it daily.  On the first day back, each student will be provided with a lanyard to wear their IDs.  This is an important component to our school safety plan as we will all be wearing masks and we must be able to identify students and adults. 

  5. For the first time we will have students learning in both the classroom and from home at the same time.  It may take a little while for both students and teachers to get used to this new way of teaching and learning.  Please continue to practice patience, flexibility, and grace as we all navigate this new territory together. 

  6. Language and Literature will now have B lunch.  Language Acquisition will now have A lunch.

  7. Please click here to see information released Friday from superintendent Mr. Tom Gregory.

This weeks’ schedule will be as follows:


Events/ Important Dates:


Date

Events

Wednesday 9/23

Senior Make-Up SAT testing day. Senior families, click here for more information. All other students do not have classes that day. This includes our programs for students who receive special services. The time will be used for missing/make up work, no new assignments will be given. Teachers will communicate with students about missing assignments over the next week.  Please also check Infinite Campus and Schoology.  

Wednesday 9/23

Junior Class Meeting - September 23 at 1:30pm

Please RSVP on Schoology Class2022.  We are starting to talk about Prom


Senior Class Meeting - September 23 at 2:30pm

Please RSVP on Schoology Class2021.  We will be talking about senior events.

Thursday 10/8

DCC PTO Virtual Meeting

The DCC PTO invites you to virtually attend the online PTO meeting via Microsoft Teams on Thursday, October 8th from 7-8pm.  We look forward to seeing you!

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

+1 719-582-2117   United States, Pueblo (Toll)

Tuesday 10/27

The deadline for submitting senior photos for the yearbook is October 27th! Please submit your photos online athttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1STCMT4KGTNTMrOzWRsnWzXfPzY0K9HLB/view?usp=sharing . Check the “Class of 2021” Schoology group for more information about photo requirements.


Changes in Lunch Hours

Last week we noticed that our on-campus lunch numbers were very unbalanced.  To maximize social distancing during lunch periods, we have made the following changes to our lunch schedule:

  • Language and Literature will now have B lunch

  • Language Acquisition will now have A lunch


You have A LUNCH if your Purple 3 or Silver 7 class is:

Business

Engineering

Language Acquisition

Life Skills

Physical Education (PE)

Science

Study Skills

Visual Arts


You have B LUNCH if your Purple 3 or Silver 7 class is:

Individuals and Societies

Language and Literature

Math 

Performing Arts

PPS/TOK

Study Hall



Health & Safety Norms Videos for Students

Please watch these brief videos that overview some new safety norms that are in place this year!

New Health & Safety Norms for Students 3:50

Classroom Cleaning Protocol for Students 0:57

Lunch Procedures 1:49


Health and Safety at DCCHS

Please click here for health and safety information that was included in previous 20Alerts. 


Junior and Sophomore Parking

Juniors and Sophomores, please find your randomly drawn parking space assignments here (click here).  View parking lot map here (click here).  Please park in your space on your first day, and then pick up your actual parking tag by the high school flagpole on your way into school. If you still need to get a parking pass, please see Heather Racca in the HS admin office. 


Off Campus Lunch Privilege

If you want to leave campus during lunch and have not yet turned in the off campus lunch privilege form (click here) please download the form and turn it into Heather Racca in the HS admin office. Please email heather.racca@asd20.org if you have any questions.  Lunch passes will be checked by security each day as vehicles exit the parking lot.  Thunder Road will be closed during lunch.  Reminder that off campus lunch is a privilege and is open to grades 9-12. Good behavior/attendance/grades must be maintained in order to earn/keep this privilege.

General Announcements/Information


Junior Class Meeting - September 23 at 1:30pm

Please RSVP on Schoology Class2022.  We are starting to talk about Prom


Senior Class Meeting - September 23 at 2:30pm

Please RSVP on Schoology Class2021.  We will be talking about senior events.


Join Tri-M Music Honor Society!

Tri-M Music Honor Society is an honors society designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements and to provide leadership and service opportunities to young musicians.  If you are interested in joining, fill out the Tri-M application and have two teachers fill out the Tri-M Teacher Recommendation form on your behalf.  Returning Tri-M members do not have to get two teacher recommendations, but do need to resubmit an application, if they would like to participate this school year.  More information about Tri-M is available on the application form (link below).  The applications and teacher recommendations are due by Friday, October 2nd.  Contact Mrs. Miller at alyssa.miller@asd20.org with questions.

Tri-M Application: https://forms.gle/oimULhZt7f896wne7

Tri-M Teacher Recommendation Form: https://forms.gle/o2EXPUdFyuqP7xvy9


New Students and Incoming Freshmen

click here for a map of the high school.


Free Meals for Students Extended

As you know, Academy District 20 (ASD20) was approved by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide free meals to children ages 0-8 from mid March 2020 through the end of July 2020.  The USDA has extended this provision to allow schools to offer free meals to all children ages 0-18 through December 31, 2020 or until funding is exhausted, whichever comes first.  Please click on the following link below for more information. https://www.asd20.org/announcements/free-meals-for-students-extended


Yearbook Ordering, Senior Ads & Senior Photo Submission

Order a 2020-2021 yearbook here

Attention seniors! The deadline for submitting senior photos for the yearbook is October 27th! Please submit your photos online athttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1STCMT4KGTNTMrOzWRsnWzXfPzY0K9HLB/view?usp=sharing . Check the “Class of 2021” Schoology group for more information about photo requirements.

Parents/Guardians, if you would like to purchase ad space for your senior to leave a lasting note to highlight their accomplishments throughout grade school in the 2020-2021 yearbook, please visit the following link: https://tinyurl.com/DCCgrad2021. The deadline for all yearbook ads is November 30thClick here for more information!

Students, the yearbook staff needs your help! This year YOU can personally submit photos to be used in the yearbook. So grab your phones (or real cameras) and get snapping! Acceptable photos include: team photos, photos from meets/practices/rehearsals, photos from clubs/activities, even photos of you at home during eLearning! We’d love to see them all. (School appropriate photos only.) Please submit photos to https://tinyurl.com/DCC2021 and you might see YOUR photo in this year’s yearbook!!


Military and Family Life Counselor

The Military & Family Life Counselor can help with behavior issues, family problems, school difficulties, emotional stress, anxiety, issues with deployments, reunifications and/or everyday matters facing military youth and families.  Covid-19 challenges and coping skills can also be addressed.  This is a free and confidential resource!


Military & Family Life Counselor

Kimberly Quevedo, LMFT

719-314-8506

kimberly.quevedo@asd20.org 


International Baccalaureate Information

IB Continuum Self Study Evaluation (Updated Link)

Our Campus is currently conducting our IB Continuum Self Study Evaluation this school year.  About once a month we will be sending our Microsoft Form Questionnaires to the Community asking for feedback regarding the IB Standards and Practice Implementation on Campus.  There are three standards for you to review this month.  We value your time and honest feedback in completing the form.  This form pertains to our Middle Years Programme for grades 6-10.  Each standard is graded based off of “Highly Developed”, “Developed”, or “Developing”.


  • Highly Developed: The practice is systematically developed and effectively implemented; all relevant members of the school community fully understand the practice; the practice if fully integrated into all relevant school processes.

  • Developed: The practice is generally developed and implemented; most members of the school community understands the practice; the practice is integrated into most school processes.

  • Developing: The practice has been partially developed and implemented; some members of the school community show some understanding of the practice; the practice is integrated into some school processes.


Click here to access the MYP Self Study Questionnaire.


Please contact Alisa Schleder at alisa.schleder@asd20.org, IB MYP Coordinator if you have any questions.


DP/CP Announcements

The IB office is excited to present a way for all current DP/CP students and families to “virtually visit” the office each week.  We are offering optional IB Office Hours through a Microsoft Teams Meeting link, on Wednesdays from 2:45-3:30pm for the month of September.  Please join us for a weekly review of our IB classes and highlights from our core team including the work that is going in the Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme.  Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, September 23.

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

+1 719-582-2117   United States, Pueblo (Toll)

Conference ID: 626 917 948#

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Athletics and Activities


Check out our new website Discovery Canyon High School Athletics.  We will have up to date information on sports, live schedules, information on registration and tons of help sheets.


Congratulations to our Boys’ Tennis team for placing 2nd at the Regional Tournament this week at Mullen HS!  The Thunder Tennis team also qualified 9 players representing DCC at the State Tournament in Pueblo next week.  Go Thunder!


Click here for - Week at a Glance Sept 21-26


Fall Sports Update:  

The CHSAA Board of Directors recently voted to approve variances from the Governor's COVID Response Team which will provide schools with the local option to play field hockey, football and sideline spirit during the fall (Season A) season. To read more about the decision and specific regulations, please visit CHSAA NOW

If you are interested in playing any of these sports, which will begin practicing on September 24, please register using this link: Athletic Registration


Cheer Parent Meeting:

Parents whose students are interested in registering for cheer, we will have a virtual meeting on Monday, 9/21 at 5:30pm using this link  Click here for Cheerleading Zoom Meeting

Athletic Fees: 

Due to the circumstances surrounding this year, we allowed athletes at DCC to start the Fall sports season without payment.  Generally, registration and payment are due prior to practice.   Payment for fall athletics is due now and can be made in person with the bookkeeper in the Business Services office or online at www.payforit.net.  Please contact the Athletics Office kristin.wehri@asd20.org with any questions.

 

College and Career

Click here for College & Career News!


DCC Boosters

Twitter - @DCCBoosters

Facebook - DCC Boosters Program

Website - https://dccboosters.weebly.com

Contact us at dccboosters@gmail.com 


Thor Store Online - NOW OPEN!

Check out all the new Thunder Gear available on the Thor Store Online

https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/XsJZynztPP


The online store will open until September 30th.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Jen White at dccthorstore@gmail.com


Stay Up to Date

Want to stay up to date on all information related to the DCC Athletic Boosters?  Click here to visit the Boosters website and then bookmark it for future reference.  Here you will find dates for upcoming meetings, meeting minutes, sponsorships information, and more.  Is there something you cannot find or want to know more about getting involved, email dccboosters@gmail.com, would love to hear from you.


Open Boosters Positions

We are still in need of the following:

  1. An additional VP of Fundraising to join our current VP

  2. Concessions Lead

  3. Gala Chair


Please reach out if you would like to help us fill these needs at dccboosters@gmail.com 


Upcoming Meeting

October 12 - 6:30pm location TBD

PTO News

DCC PTO Virtual Meeting

The DCC PTO invites you to virtually attend the online PTO meeting via Microsoft Teams on Thursday, October 8th from 7-8pm.  We look forward to seeing you!

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

+1 719-582-2117   United States, Pueblo (Toll)

Conference ID: 983 116 569#

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Box Tops

Please support DCC by collecting Box Tops and scanning your receipts (within 14 days of purchase) and earn extra cash for our school!  See the links below to start earning.


Family Letter - Box Tops

Box Tops Flyer

Box Tops Online Earning






Discovery Canyon Campus is a candidate school* for the Career-related Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students.

* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

For further information about the IB and its programmes visit http://www.ibo.org.


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