The Tuesday Times, 2.16.21

The DSST: MTV MS Tuesday Times: All the News You Need to Know!

Important Dates:

Wednesday, February 17: Survey sent to families to choose In-Person Learning for Trimester #3

Tuesday, February 23 at 5:00pm: Deadline to complete In-Person Learning Survey

Thursday and Friday, February 25 & 26: Interim Assessments #2

Friday, February 26: End of Trimester #2

Monday and Tuesday, March 1 & 2: No School for Students, Professional Development Days

Wednesday, March 3: Start of Trimester #3

Interim Assessments (IA2) 

Our second round of Interim Assessments in Science, Social Studies, and Math 1H will be occurring February 25th and 26th. Our school day will start at 8:15 AM and end early at 12:00 noon these days. 


As a note, all students will take the tests remotely and should plan to test from home these days. There will be a select number of students who will specifically be asked to take the exam at school in order to better support their focus and specific accommodations needed. A member of the school will reach out to you if we think this would be a good option for your student. Again, unless your student is specifically asked to attend please plan for your student to work and test remotely these days.

School Culture 



In-person attendance has been very strong and we want to encourage families to hold students accountable for attendance during remote learning days. Thank you for your continued support with attendance, we are grateful to our families for the support!


End of Trimester 2 & Beginning of Trimester 3

Here are some key areas of focus as the trimester comes to an end:

  • Be in attendance

  • Make-up missing assignments

  • Be fully engaged-completing all classwork

  • Advocate for support if help is needed


Dress Code:

  • Please note, we would like to have all students attending in-person learning to be in Dress Code by this current week.  
  • Please make sure your child wears the following if they are in-person: 
    • DSST Montview logo shirt or sweatshirt
    • Black, red, gray, white, or khaki pants
    • Black, brown red, or gray close-toed shoes (do not have to be solid)
    • For an additional layer of warmth, students can wear solid color long sleeve shirts under their DSST logo shirts in black, red, grey, or white
    • NO BLUE JEANS or PANTS with rips 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the dress code policy please reach out to your student’s dean:

Link to order uniforms:

Link to DSST: MTV MS Dress Code 

Health & Safety Update:

  • Student Health Screener:
    • Username: student’s email--first name.last
    • Password: student 6-digit ID#
  • Required for every student who attends In-Person Learning
  • Please complete the morning they attend In-Person Learning
  • Can be completed on a phone or laptop
  • If you do not have a thermometer at home, please enter ‘0’ for temperature

Neighborhood Vaccine Availability for families living in 80010 zip code (click for information)


COVID Community Testing

If your child attends In-Person Learning, we encourage you to sign-up for On-Site Community Testing

Free Student COVID Testing 

Clubs & Activities

You can visit our website for more updates: MTV MS Clubs & Activities. As a parent/guardian, we encourage you to join the clubs! We’d love to have your involvement. 

School Fees

You can pay your school fees online by clicking HERE.