Green Valley Ranch Middle School News

6.1.20

To our incredible GVR families,

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your partnership in the 19-20 school year. This time has been unprecedented, but nevertheless we continued to work together to ensure our incredible students could grow and learn in a way that honors their limitless talent and capacity.

Our students, staff, and all of you have had to navigate immense pressure during the last few months, and that has been made even more difficult and frightening in the ways that it has brought so much deep injustice even more into the spotlight throughout our country. In the face of the tragic deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd, the disproportionate impact of COVID on the health and economic stability of communities of color and those families already at an economic disadvantage, and the gaps in educational access that are widening - we must come together in strength and love beyond anything we have done before. 

Our staff believes your children are the future of our country - they are the future leaders that can and will make the changes needed to ensure a more just and inclusive world for generations to come. Their educations, along with the opportunities they have to explore who they are and celebrate it within our diverse community, will provide an additional foundation for their empowered success alongside what we know you provide them with every day. Ours will always be a community where everyone belongs, everyone has a voice, and everyone plays a part in shaping our reality and our world.

While next year feels uncertain in many ways, I come to the close of this year more certain than ever that ours is a community that can succeed in the face of any challenge.

Please stay safe and take care of yourselves this summer, and never hesitate to reach out to us if we can support or add clarity to the way we move forward in 20-21. We will keep you informed as we know more about explicit plans, but trust that we will do everything in our power to make it a year where we thrive, not just survive.

School year 2019-20 is official over, so today's email will focus on giving you details about the closing operations.

 

Checkout Times:

DSST GVR MS will be hosting check out, by grade, over the following days and times:

***If you have more than one student in different grades, you are welcome to choose your preferred day according to the grade and advisor

 

8th Grade Advisory: Wednesday, 3rd from 8:00 am to 3:30

Advisors  8th grade

  • 118- Fischer/Fernandez 8:00-9:30
  • 119-T Lawhon/McConnell 9:30-11:00
  • 206- Bolden/ Tran 11:00-12:30
  • 207-Perio/Sandbloom 12:30-2:00
  • 208-Moore/Martinez 2:00-3:30


6th grade by advisory: Thursday, June 4th from 8:00am to 3:30

Advisors 6th grade:

  • 111-Nava/Martin 8:00-9:30
  • 112-Csongei/Scott 9:30-11:00
  • 117- Gibson/Greenwald 11:00-12:30
  • 133- Claussen/Castro 12:30-2:00
  • 134- Taylor/Jennejahn 2:00-3:30


7th grade by advisory: Friday, June 5th from 8:00am to 3:30 

Advisors 7th grade

  • 220- Whitehead/Dvorak 8:00-9:30
  • 221-Burck/Thompson 9:30-11:00
  • 203- Broaddus/Hobbs 11:00-12:30
  • 204- Frank/Tylor 12:30-2:00
  • 209- Shabazz/O’Hare 2:00-3:30


Checkout Process with Social Distancing:

In alignment with state and district health guidelines, we want to ensure this is
a safe and healthy process for everyone. With that in mind, the entire check
out process will be conducted in a car line, adhering to the following
requirements:

  • We ask all families to follow the attached map to ensure this is as smooth as possible.
  • Please expect to stay in your car for the duration of this process
  • Family members must wear a mask when interacting with staff members. This is a requirement of Denver law.  
  • With the support of Denver Public Schools, we will make sure these lines move as quickly as possible, but do expect some traffic and delays.


What to Bring:

In each car line, we will have stations to turn in all of their technology and
other items borrowed from DSST. 

All students are required to turn in all technology borrowed from DSST. This
includes:

 

  • DSST Laptops
  • DSST Chargers
  • DSST HotSpots (if applicable)

 

All technology must be returned to DSST on your check out day so that we can ensure every student has technology to learn with next year. Tech loss fees will be charged to students who do not return their technology on time.


Additionally, your student may have some other items borrowed from our school. Please see the attached student checklist to prepare and bring all items to check out:

  • Books that student borrow from classroom library (8th Grade: Of Mice and Men Novel)
  • Sport uniforms
  • Musical instruments


We will also plan to safely hand out specific items to families as you go through the line, including locker contents and a yearbook if you would like to purchase one ($15). With health and safety in mind, lost and found items will not be available during check out. We will keep these items secure and stored in the school to be available to students next year. 


Fees

Given the financial challenges created by COVID-19, we know that many families may have difficulty paying fees. If you want to contribute anything toward fees, please do so via our school website or call the school to pay over the phone. Regardless of your ability to pay, we remain committed to your student’s education. 


Questions?

If you have any questions, please reach out to karla.palacios@scienceandtech.org or call the school and leave a message at 303-524-6300 x 8023104

Thank you for your support in this process and throughout E-School. We look forward to seeing you!

 

Caroline Gaudiani

DSST GVR MS princial

5.5.20

“Early Bird” Annual Family Update – May 1-31 at 4 p.m. Click HERE for DPS flier 

Save time during fall registration by quickly updating your student’s information online this spring. The “Early Bird” window for Annual Family Update is May 1 through May 31 at 4 p.m. As you know, all information for current students must be verified with DPS every year. By completing this process online, you avoid paper forms and decrease the time you spend at the school, and in line, during fall registration. In order to participate in the online Annual Family Update, you must have an active DPS Parent Portal account – click here to sign up, or to check that your account is active and ready.

Annual Family Update will also be available this summer beginning July 20. For more information on how to complete Annual Family Update, contact our school at 303-524-6300 x 8023104 or visit schoolchoice.dpsk12.org.

Updates Families Can Make  (Detail Instructions HERE)

  • Upload proof of address for address change  
  • Contact information/preferences  
  • Emergency contacts  
  • Provide information about health conditions and medications  
  • Review and sign permissions/policies  
  • Upload transcripts (optional)

Updates Families Cannot Make

  • Name
  • Race/Ethnicity  
  • Date of Birth  
  • Enrollment Grade  
  • Enrollment School
  • Address Changes
  • Removing Guardians

“Early Bird” Actualización Familiar Anual: del 1 al 31 de mayo, a las 4 p.m De un Click AQUI para ver el volante de DPS

Ahorren tiempo durante las inscripciones de otoño al actualizar rápidamente la información de su estudiante en línea esta primavera. El plazo anticipado de la Actualización Familiar Anual es del 1 al 31 de mayo, a las 4 p. m. Como saben, toda la información de los estudiantes actuales debe verificarse anualmente en DPS. Al completar este proceso en línea, no tienen que llenar los formularios impresos ni pasar tanto tiempo en la escuela ni hacer cola durante las inscripciones de otoño. A fin de participar en la Actualización Familiar Anual en línea deben tener una cuenta activa en el Portal para Padres de DPS. Haga click AQUI para inscribirse o para verificar que su cuenta está activa y lista. La Actualización Familiar Anual también estará disponible este verano, a partir del 20 de julio. Para obtener más información sobre cómo completar la Actualización Familiar Anual, comuníquense al 303-524-6300 x 8023104 o visiten schoolchoice.dpsk12.org.

Actualizaciones que las familias pueden hacer (Instrucciones detalladas AQUI)

  • Cargar comprobante de domicilio para cambio de dirección
  • Información de contacto / preferencias
  • Contactos de emergencia
  • Proporcionar información sobre condiciones de salud y medicamentos.
  • Revisar y firmar permisos / políticas
  • Subir transcripciones (opcional)

Actualizaciones que las familias no pueden hacer

  • Nombre
  • Raza / Etnia
  • Fecha de nacimiento
  • Grado de inscripción
  • Escuela de matrícula
  • Cambios de dirección
  • Retirar guardianes

 

4.10.20
4.10.20

Happy Friday Afternoon Raptor Families!

We had a fun and productive first week of E-School, learning so much about how we can do this well and what it will take to maintain our strong community. You would be SO PROUD of your students and how they engaged in E-School. They are joyful, eager to help each other and participate, and navigating stressful changes with honesty and advocacy.

In an attempt to be in strong communication with all of you, and ensure your voice is a part of this process, you can expect an e-mail from me every Friday afternoon that has the following:

  1. A Weekly Link that was sent to your through Flyer app.(please let yur student's advisor know if you did not receive it)
    1. Your experience is critical to our success, and we want to know how we can learn and do better in service of your family
  2. An attachment with links where you can access your students' schedules and classwork
  3. Imporant Updates about E-School (see below)
  4. and Some Fun Community Joy (see below

Important Updates!

  • There is a network attendance/wellness survey that we want students to take every day. Even if your child needs to do some classwork outside of the normal schedule, please encourage them to take the survey (it's in their e-mail).
  • We are working on the right schedule for Friday (today was a little unclear for kids), and we will have an answer to you early next week.
  • We reached 100% internet and tech access for our community!

J-Factor!

I'm sending love and well-wishes to all of you.

Ms. G