The Tuesday Times, 5.25.21

It's the last full day of the school year! Here's what you need to know:

Interim and ANET Assessments 

When: Thursday, May 27 and Friday, May 28

What: ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies

  • Advisory at 8:15a
  • Testing starts promptly at 8:30a; students will be released at 12:30p

*Students who receive accommodated assessments will be offered the opportunity to test in the building and their release time will be delayed. More specific information will be sent home as we get closer to the testing day. 

  • DPS Family Survey (last chance before it ends on May 28): DPS Family Survey
  • COVID-Relief Fund Application
  • COVID-19 Family Resources
  • DPS Transportation Opt-in Requirement:
    • If your student is transportation-eligible for the 2021-22 school year, and your student intends on using the service, then you will need to opt-in via the Parent Portal by the end of May. The opt-in form will close at the end of the month and will reopen in August. Opting in during the month of May helps Transportation determine the number of buses and drivers that will be needed to provide safe and efficient service for the 21-22 school year. Choosing to opt-out of transportation does not take away your ability to get service at a later time, you can simply change your selection in the Parent Portal.     
    • Please click HERE to learn more about the Opt-In Program. Don’t know if your student is eligible for transportation?
    • Please click HERE to learn more about eligibility
    • If you have any questions, please email  transportation@dpsk12.org 

6th and 7th Grade Award Ceremonies:

CORRECTION: 6th Grade: Tuesday, June 1 or Wednesday, June 2 based on your child’s Advisor (see Last Day information) from 8:30a-8:50a

  • 7th Grade: Wednesday, May 26 during advisory lunch at 11:30 am
  • Videos will also be posted of Award Ceremonies and 8th Grade Continuation

Important Dates:

  • Thursday, May 27 and Friday, May 28th: ANet/IA Assessments, 12:30p dismissal (Virtual)
  • Monday, May 31: Memorial Day (no classes)
  • Tuesday, June 1: Last Day for 8th Grade with class picnic and Continuation
  • Wednesday, June 2nd, 2:00p-4:00p: Laptop return for students who did not attend last day In-Person
  • June 9-June 22 (8:45a-12:00p): Virtual Summer School for Returning students
    • Parents of students attending Virtual Summer School will have already been contacted

Details on the last days of school
Click on the link below to get information:
Last Days of School

New Student Academy
We are welcoming a new group of 6th Graders to DSST: Montview Middle School on Monday, June 7-Wednesday June 9 from 8:00a-11:00a. We would love a few more parent volunteers to support our staff and help make this important touchpoint a success. If you are interested in volunteering, you must:

School Culture
Morning Meeting from our beloved Montview Knight!

Community Outreach:
Our student leadership team is joining From The Heart, Ent’s Family Service Day on May 30th!

This week we are accepting donations of chocolate candy, or other sweet candy treats, to add to hygiene bags that will be given away to homeless members of the community.

 
8th Grade Continuation Information

We are so excited to celebrate our amazing 8th Grade Knights this year!  On June 1st from 8:15-11:15am, we are inviting all 8th graders to join us in-person at the high school for a special advisory meeting, brunch, laptop check-in, and special continuation activities. 

June 1st 8th Grade Schedule

Also June 1st, The Virtual Continuation Ceremony will start at 5:30pm on Microsoft Teams: Join live event!   

Facebook Celebrations: Families are invited to create a special slide to share on our MTV Middle School Facebook Page.  Facebook slides should include fun pictures and special words of encouragement from the families to their students.   Email your Facebook Celebration slide to Jessika.LaPaglia@scienceandtech.org 

Summer Opportunities (thank you to the MTV HS student Newsletter!)

Emerging Filmmakers Workshops! Emerging Filmmakers Workshop is a story-based filmmaking workshop for teens age 12-18

InspireHER: Overnight Summer Programs for 6th-12th Grade girls