Wednesday new schedule for all students @DSST GVR MS

Greetings Raptor Family,

As we enter the Holiday break and look towards a brighter 2021, we wanted to share with you our plan for Wednesday moving forward.  In place of our traditional class schedule, each Wednesday will now offer students a range of experiences designed to support them outside of the classroom setting.  This will include individual check-in time with their advisor, virtual community gatherings, and small group academic support.  We have been experimenting each month with either a Wellness Wednesday or Raptor Office Hours, and the success of these endeavors have given us the confidence to move forward with this style of programming each Wednesday in 2021.

Key Info:

  • LATE START: Students will be asked to log on to their computers for Advisory each Wednesday @ 10:30 am
  • EARLY FINISH: Students will be finished school each Wednesday by 12:30 pm
  • INDIVIDUALIZED SCHEDULE: In Advisory on Wednesdays, students will verify their scheduled times to meet with their Teachers / Advisor
  • ATTENDANCE: Attendance will be taken in Advisory @ 10:30 promptly


Based on the feedback we have received from students, teachers, and families, we believe that this alternative programming will have a positive impact on our community as a whole.  Thank you for your attention to this message, and for your continued support during this unprecedented time in history.



Jaime Schall

Dean of Students