News & Updates
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Fall weather is quickly coming upon us, and with that, it’s important to restate our updated policy for the 2019-2020 school year regarding our before and after school hours and supervision policies.
All of these policies have been created to ensure the safety of our community.
Before School: Students may be on campus and enter the HS cafeteria at 7:30 am and no sooner, unless participating in a supervised activity. Adult supervision in the cafeteria begins at 7:30 am.
After School: All students must leave the building and campus within 15 minutes of dismissal. Students remaining on campus who are enrolled in sports, clubs, or academic interventions (CP, MT) must leave immediately upon the completion of these events.
We understand that, for some families, there are parental/guardian work and obligations after school that can make timely pick up challenging. However, as a school we need to ensure that students are supervised and also must honor the needs of our faculty and staff to maintain reasonable hours.
We do not provide childcare outside of the hours listed above and it is the expectation students are not on campus (building and grounds) outside of these times. This is an expectation and responsibility for parents and guardians to ensure this happens.
It is important to ensure your student comes to school prepared with the appropriate clothing for cold weather: a proper jacket, hat, gloves, or outerwear is essential. If you need assistance acquiring these items, please reach out to your child’s advisor and/or social worker (Emma Kravitz, MS or Sam Lapres, HS).
Thank you for your support of ensuring the safety and well-being of our students and school community. We are happy to discuss these concerns individually with families and work to problem solve as issues arise.
Eva Rodrigues and Josh Hugo,DSST: Montview Associate School Directors
Whooping Cough Disease Alert
Important Notice to Parents
At least one child who attends DSST Montview has been diagnosed with whooping cough, also known as pertussis. Whooping cough is contagious illness that is preventable with a shot (vaccine) called the DTaP, (Diptheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis).
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
- Whooping cough begins with cold-like symptoms, mild cough, and low-grade or no fever
- Cough becomes more severe, causing coughing spells or fits
- Coughing spells may be followed by vomiting, difficulty catching breath, face turning blue, and/or high-pitched whoop
- Sometimes people appear fine between coughing spells
HOW IS IT SPREAD?
- Whooping cough spread when an infected person sneezes or coughs and another individual breathes in the bacteria
- After exposure to whooping cough, it takes 4-21 days (usually 7-10 days) for a person to get sick
HOW LONG CAN A PERSON PASS THE INFECTION TO OTHERS?
- A person is most contagious in the early stages of the disease
- A person stops being contagious after five days of appropriate antibiotics, or after 21 days of coughing.
TREATMENT & CONTROL OF SPREAD
- Contact your healthcare provider if your child has a cough and have your child examined.
- Tell your healthcare provider about a possible exposure to whooping cough.
- There is a test for whooping cough, ask your provider for the test (PCR by nasal swab or nasal wash).
- If your child has whooping cough, your healthcare provider may prescribe antibiotics.
- Anyone diagnosed with whooping cough must remain home until completing five days of an appropriate antibiotic or until no longer contagious, 21 days after onset of coughing.
- A person may still cough after taking antibiotics for 5 days, but they are not contagious.
- Check your child’s shot record. Make sure your child is up to date on the whooping cough shot (DTaP).
- Family members should ask their healthcare provider about receiving antibiotics to prevent them from getting sick too (post-exposure prophylactic antibiotics.)
If you have any questions please contact Denver Public Health Epi-Line (303) 602-3614 Monday through Friday, between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.
Aviso de enfermedad de tos convulsiva
Aviso importante para los padres
27 Septiembre 2019
Se ha diagnosticado tos convulsiva, también conocida como tos ferina, al menos a un estudiante que asiste a DSST Montivew. La tos convulsiva es una enfermedad contagiosa que puede prevenirse mediante la vacuna triple vírica contra la difteria, el tétanos y la tos ferina.
SEÑALES Y SÍNTOMAS
- La tos convulsiva empieza con síntomas similares a un resfriado: tos leve, febrícula o ausencia de fiebre.
- La tos se vuelve más grave, lo cual provoca episodios de tos.
- Estos episodios de tos pueden verse seguidos de vómitos, dificultad para respirar, amoratamiento de la cara y/o sonidos agudos
- En ocasiones, las personas parecen estar bien entre los episodios de tos
¿CÓMO SE TRANSMITE?
- La tos convulsiva se transmite cuando una persona infectada estornuda o tose y otra persona inhala las bacterias
- Tras la exposición a la tos convulsiva, una persona se enferma transcurridos de 4 a 21 días (normalmente de 7 a 10 días)
¿DURANTE CUÁNTO TIEMPO PUEDE UNA PERSONA CONTAGIAR LA INFECCIÓN A LOS DEMÁS?
- Una persona es más contagiosa durante las etapas iniciales de la enfermedad
- Una persona deja de ser contagiosa al cabo de cinco días tras la administración de un tratamiento adecuado con antibióticos o tras 21 días de tos
TRATAMIENTO Y CONTROL DEL CONTAGIO
- Comuníquese con el médico para que evalúe a su hijo si este presenta tos.
- Informe al médico sobre la posible exposición a la tos convulsiva.
- Existe una prueba para detectar la tos convulsiva; solicite al médico que realice la prueba (RCP por muestra o lavado nasal).
- Si su hijo presenta tos convulsiva, es posible que el médico recete antibióticos.
- Si se diagnostica tos convulsiva a una persona, esta debe permanecer en su hogar hasta completar cinco días de tratamiento con antibiótico o hasta que ya no sea contagiosa, 21 días después de la aparición de la tos.
- Es posible que una persona tosa tras el tratamiento antibiótico de cinco días, pero ya no es contagiosa.
- Verifique la cartilla de vacunación de su hijo y asegúrese de que tiene la vacuna triple vírica contra la tos convulsiva (difteria, tétanos y tos ferina).
- Los familiares también deberían solicitar al médico la receta de antibióticos para evitar enfermarse (uso de antibióticos como profilaxis postexposición).
Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con Denver Public Health al 303602-3614, de lunes a viernes, entre las 8:00 a. m. y las 4:00 p. m.
These are the important communication calls you might be receiving from MTV.
Attendance call - Absent to School
If the parent/guardian has not contacted the school to excuse the student absence or tardy, the parent/guardian will receive an automated Infinite Campus call no later than 9:30 a.m. letting them know their student has been marked absent at school.
Tardy to classes
This is a new policy to Montview High School this year. Parents/guardians will receive an automated message call at 3:00 p.m. if their student has been late to class. Please reach out to your student’s teacher or advisor if you have any questions.
The parent/guardian will received an automated Infinite Campus robocall on Wednesday by 3:30 p.m. to let you know that your student has been assigned to college prep for the following week. This year CP will be assigned by teachers to students who are failing at least one course and assigned one week at a time. College Prep will be used to help students get back on track with their grades and academics. Students will need to stay after school on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 3:40 pm – 4:40 pm.
Parents/guardians will receive calls to remind them of schedule changes, events or other school news.
Good afternoon DSST Montview Families,
We hope you had a good weekend and welcome to our first full week of the 19-20 school year.
We are writing today to ask for your assistance in ensuring the safety of all of our students in the parking lot. With the very many students we have at DSST: Montview MS and HS, Denver Public Schools and the Denver Police identified the traffic pattern that we are using as the best for student safety. While we would all like it to be smoother and faster, student safety is obviously the most important concern.
Below is the map for areas to use for drop off and pick up. Valentia, 22nd Ave and 21st Ave are all identified on the map. In addition, Montview Boulevard has a wide area that can be great for student drop off and pick up as it is directly next to the school. A few families are already using this approach and have found it successful.
In addition, if you have a meeting either before school (7:30 – 8:00) or after school (3:30 – 4:15), we ask that you plan to park on the nearby streets.
We have had the great fortune to have parent volunteers helping us both last year and this year. Last year, Noemi Ascencio, donated a tremendous amount of time helping ensure our student safety. So far this year, we have had Mandy Lindsay, Megan Earthman, and Noemi all out there helping along with some student volunteers. Thank you all!
As a reminder, these volunteers are doing this out of kindness and a commitment to all of our students. Please respond to any questions, requests, or directions with the kindness and respect we hope defines our community.
Thank you very much for helping create a safe and values-driven community.
While every fall brings me a sense of excitement as we bring new students, staff, and families into the fold along with the joy of seeing all of our returning community members, this year brings me extra joy. At the end of last year, I had to take two months of leave for health reasons and so it is with extra appreciation that I return this summer.
And it is with a little more pep in my step and I hope all of ours – we are in our second year of a more unified campus, we have a new name, and we have a renewed emphasis on building our community and improving our communication.
We have already met multiple times with members of our parents’ association to collaborate on how we can bring back a greater sense of community to our campus and all of our experience. In the process, we decided to continue in our spirit of renaming things. And I love the result! The “Family Association of Montview”! The FAM!
So…to those of you coming for the first time this year and those of you that have been a part of this community for many years – Welcome to the FAM!
With that, the FAM, the staff, and I all welcome you and invite you to engage with us as we strive to create more than a school – a community. We aim to have the name DSST: Montview be synonymous with amazing results, amazing diversity, and an amazing spirit of belonging for everyone. To do that, we will need everyone.
Campus Director for the DSST: Montview Knights