The Tuesday Times, 11.17.20

Dear Montview Families,

As we wrap up the trimester and approach Thanksgiving, I want to take a minute to thank all of our families and to show my appreciation for all you have done for your students during this first trimester. It has been an up and down experience this year, but you all have done great work supporting your students, working with teachers, and keeping a positive attitude throughout. 

Please take time during this break to give yourself and your students some space to relax, unwind, and come back ready for a strong start to Trimester 2. We have learned lots this trimester and we will get even stronger as a community!

Go Knights!

John Clark, School Director


This Week:

School Culture 

Spirit Week is off to a GREAT START!  We look forward to seeing all the fun outfits for the rest of the week, so please encourage your students to have their cameras on! 

SPIRIT WEEK will be the week of NOVEMBER 16th through 20th! 

 

Wednesday

Thursday 

Friday

Decade Day

(come dressed in your favorite decade)

Favorite Team or Activity/ Hobby Day

Dress like a professional 

Recent Morning Meeting Videos:

11.16 MTV MM – Ending Strong, Spirit Week, Student Leadership

 

Interim Assessment Information

Students will take their Interim Assessments (Final Exams) in Science, Social Studies and Honors Math on November 19th and 20th. There will be a modified schedule and students will be released at 1 PM both days. 

Please make sure that students get plenty of sleep the night before and eat a hearty breakfast in the morning. They will attend advisory as normal then take their assessments. It is vital that students are at their computers on time with a quiet workspace so they can truly shine and show all of the amazing things they have learned so far this year. In order for teachers to best monitor students and support them as needed, please work with your student to have their cameras on and their mics muted. Students will have plenty of time to work through the assessments, so they will not need to rush and are strongly encouraged to pause before submitting to go back and check their work.

If your student is not in Honors Math, they have already taken their interim assessment. They will be engaging in a Connections Day. The vision for the day is to build an opportunity for Knights to go into Thanksgiving Break feeling a sense of community, joy and being able to celebrate their success in classes and as a cohort. Attendance for all students is still mandatory and students will be released at 1 PM

Thank you for your continued support and please reach out with any questions or concerns you might have. 

 

Virtual Parent Teacher Conference Information

We are excited to connect with our families and students to review Trimester 1 successes and discuss opportunities to grow and improve as we begin next trimester. Please take time to schedule a conference with your child’s advisor, and remember to include your child in this conversation. It is important that we partner with our students, families, and advisor to have a complete success 

 

When can I schedule a Parent/Teacher Conference?

Thursday, November 19: a sign-up form will be sent through Flyer and email to create an appointment 

Monday, December 7-Thursday, December 10: some appointments available from 3pm-6pm 

Friday, December 11: Advisors will be available for Conferences starting at 9:00am

 

How can I schedule a Parent/Teacher Conference?

Starting Thursday, November 19: Conferences will be scheduled through a sign-up link sent through Flyer and email

 

Where will Parent/Teacher Conferences be held?

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held virtually through Microsoft Teams

 

Checking Kids Grades & Work

If your student is struggling with missing assignments and you want to know how to check to make sure your student is actually completing and submitting work check out this VIDEO by Mr. DuCharme. Some elements of this are specific to 8th grade but much of this is great for all grade levels.

 

Reminders and Upcoming dates:

Thursday and Friday, November 19-20, early dismissal at 1:00pm: Interim Assessments for Science, Social Studies and Honors Math

Friday, November 20: End of Trimester 1

Monday-Friday, November 23-27: Thanksgiving Break, no school for Students

Monday, November 30: Start of Trimester 2

 

Free Student Testing 

Families have access to free DPS testing

Step 1 - Call School Based Health Center main phone line  303-602-8958

Step 2 - Schedule for a same day phone consult to assess symptoms / need for a test

Step 3 - If a test is determined necessary, schedule same-day for the test

Step 4 - Go to one of the School-Based Health Centers to complete the test:

Federico F. Peña Southwest Family Health Center and Urgent Care

Lowry Family Health Center (testing coming soon)

Montbello Family Health Center

Rita Bass Trauma and EMS Education Institute

 

20-21 DSST: Montview MS Dress Code

Uniform Store

20-21 Hybrid School Supply List

If you have not, please complete a Free/Reduced Lunch Application. All families, regardless of need, are encouraged to complete the form. Click HERE to complete.

You can pay your school fees online by clicking HERE.

If you have not submitted your student’s most recent immunization records, please send them to pamela.freese@scienceandtech.org