Aurora Science and Tech News

2.17.21

Hi Owl Families,

Thank you to those of you who were able to attend today’s Coffee with the Principal.  If you are a parent of a student who is returning in the HYBRID model in Trimester 3 and you were not able to attend today’s presentation, it is CRITICAL you review the attached slide deck and watch the recording of the meeting to ensure you and your child are set up for success when returning to in person.

 

Please note: It is imperative that EVERY SINGLE FAMILY at AST complete the Trimester 3 Survey (THIS SURVEY) by 2/19.  ALL families need to take this survey, even families who want to keep their students on their current hybrid schedule or keep students 100% remote.

After 2/19 WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY MORE COHORT CHANGES OR CHANGING THE LEARNING OPTION TO IN PERSON.
 
 

Here is the link to the Hybrid Return to School Coffee with the Principal 2.17

Attached you will find the presentation – there is an English Version and a Spanish Version. 

English: HERE

Spanish: HERE

Videos: HERE

 

Daily Health Screener Info

Below you will find the link and the instructions to the Daily Health Screener which must be completed daily before students are dropped offPlease try this link using your student’s ID and password to ensure you can login before the first day of school.  If you have any issues logging into the health screener, please email karina.rodriguez@scienceandtech.org right away!

LINK: https://www.myhealthbox.net/login 

Username: School email (usually your FirstName.LastName.AST@scienceandtech.org)

Password: APS ID# with “APS” in front of your student number - for example: APS90292992

 

Free Student COVID Testing Resources:

In the conversation today, some families asked for the COVID testing resources – please see below for more information regarding testing.

In partnership with COVIDCheck Colorado (CCC), all students will now be able to take a baseline COVID-19 test before coming back to school, as well as an ongoing COVID-19 student screening test every other week. 

 

Baseline testing can be completed at any of COVIDCheck Colorado’s testing sites via this link (students and staff must use their DPS ID). Unless you have tested positive in the last 90 days, everyone is encouraged to take a baseline test in the new year. The tests are free, fast, and reliable. See an updated list of testing sites here including at the Montbello campus, Abraham Lincoln Campus, North HS Campus, All-City Stadium, and a new site at George Washington HS. The test will be completed via nasal PCR test or SalivaDirect™, and results will be returned within 36-72 hours.

 

At any time, your families and students can schedule a test at existing CCC sites. Students and employees should use the district link, while family members can continue to use the community link.

For a quick overview about testing sites and access, -please watch this PSA.

1.25.21

Hi Owl Families,

Thank you to those of you who were able to attend today’s Coffee with the Principal.  If you are a parent of a student who is returning in the HYBRID model and you were not able to attend today’s presentation, it is CRITICAL you review the attached slide deck and watch the recording of the meeting to ensure you and your child are set up for success next week.  We had about 20 parents attend the call which means that there are many families who were not able to make it – thank you in advance to ensuring you are helping us set up our team for success.

 

Here is the link to the Hybrid Return to School Coffee with the Principal 1.26.21

Attached you will find the presentation – there is an English Version and a Spanish Version. 

English: HERE

Spanish: HERE

Videos: HERE

 

Daily Health Screener Info

Below you will find the link and the instructions to the Daily Health Screener which must be completed daily before students are dropped off. Please try this link using your student’s ID and password to ensure you can login before the first day of school.  If you have any issues logging into the health screener, please email karina.rodriguez@scienceandtech.org right away!

LINK: https://www.myhealthbox.net/login 

Username: School email (usually your FirstName.LastName.AST@scienceandtech.org)

Password: APS ID# with “APS” in front of your student number - for example: APS90292992

 

Free Student COVID Testing Resources:

In the conversation today, some families asked for the COVID testing resources – please see below for more information regarding testing.

In partnership with COVIDCheck Colorado (CCC), all students will now be able to take a baseline COVID-19 test before coming back to school, as well as an ongoing COVID-19 student screening test every other week. 

 

Baseline testing can be completed at any of COVIDCheck Colorado’s testing sites via this link (students and staff must use their DPS ID). Unless you have tested positive in the last 90 days, everyone is encouraged to take a baseline test in the new year. The tests are free, fast, and reliable. See an updated list of testing sites here including at the Montbello campus, Abraham Lincoln Campus, North HS Campus, All-City Stadium, and a new site at George Washington HS. The test will be completed via nasal PCR test or SalivaDirect™, and results will be returned within 36-72 hours.

 

At any time, your families and students can schedule a test at existing CCC sites. Students and employees should use the district link, while family members can continue to use the community link.

For a quick overview about testing sites and access, -please watch this PSA.

1.14.21

Families can now submit their enrollment applications to AST MS. Applications will be accepted until February 16, 2021. Learn more on our enrollment website page.

1.11.21

Hi Owl Families,

Thank you for those of you who were able to join us this morning for Coffee with the Principal.  For those unable to attend, or who want to watch it again, please find the recording of this morning’s presentation linked HERE.  We have attached the February 1 return to school presentations to this message for your convenience.  The most important thing for your family to do is to let us know if you want to CHANGE the option you selected for your student in the fall.  If you want to CHANGE your choice, please email or call Ms. Rodriguez at karina.rodriguez@scienceandtech.org (720) 437 - 9814.  If you want to keep your selection, no action is needed.  As you review the presentation, please note the differences between the APS Hybrid return to school and our plan at AST/DSST so you can make the choice that is best for your family.

Presentation:

English HERE

Spanish HERE

Additionally, please know that Ms. Bloch will host another Coffee with the Principal on Wednesday morning from 8-9 so that parents/families with questions can swing by anytime during that hour.

  • Open Q and A time with me where Ms. Bloch can answer questions.
    • Wednesday, Jan 13th 8-9am Zoom Link - CLICK HERE
    • Passcode: 820061
    • For Spanish Interpretation, join the zoom call and then call on your phone the following number:
      • (720) 902-7700
      • Meeting ID: 149 757 9912#
10.6.20

Hi Owl Families, 

Thank you to those of you who attended Coffee with the Principal yesterday!  It was a very well attended event, and I hope it was both informative and helpful as you make a decision for what is best for your familiy - having your student(s) stay online or having your student(s) come back in a hybrid manner.  I have attached the presentation I shared in English and in Spanish and you can find the video of the event if you click here - Watch Coffee with the Principal/Hybrid Return to School.

As I mentioned this morning, please reach out if you would like to talk or have additional questions.  I will know more about the schedule, drop off and pick up exact times, and details of exactly which classes will be proctor but taught virtually (meaning your student would experience class as they currently are but from a proctored classroom) and which courses would be taught concurrently (meaning the teacher is teaching half the class in person and half the class online at the same time) in mid-October. 

Again here are the powerpoints and the video to help in the decision making process:

1. Watch the Coffee with the Principal from yesterday here - Watch Coffee with the Principal/Hybrid Return to School.

2. Powerpoint in English.

3. Powerpoint in Spanish.

Don't hesitate to reach out if you have questions or want to talk more!  Once you have made a decision as a family, please fill out THIS SURVEY by 5pm on October 7th.  If you do not complete the survey by 5pm on 10/7 you child will be automatically enrolled in virtual learning for the remainder of Trimester 1.

With Owl Pride, 

Becca