Montview Middle School News

9.21.21

Hello Montview Families!

Here is your weekly update on what's happening at DSST: Montview Middle School:

Important Dates:

  • Friday, September 24: No school for students--Staff Development
  • Monday, September 27: Picture Day
  • Monday, September 27: October Count starts (see below for more information)
  • Friday, October 1: October Count Day
  • Tuesday, October 5: ELA ANet testing for students (normal arrival/dismissal times)
  • Thursday, October 7: Math ANet testing for students (normal arrival/dismissal times)
  • Friday/Monday/Tuesday, October 15, 18 and 19: Fall Break, no school for students

School Culture


Dress Code
Thank you for getting students off to a strong start with uniforms.  Over 90% of students are in uniform each day.
Please reach out to our Front Office if your student needs support getting uniforms. 


Parent Request
We are so excited about stocking up our Dragon’s Market with great prizes this year but we need your help!  If you would like to donate school supplies, gift cards, college gear, or other fun items for our Dragon’s Market please reach out to lauren.snider@scienceandtech.org 

Athletics

Our Girl's Volleyball and Boy's Soccer Team have started their seasons recently. All of our Knight's love the roar of the crowd and we encourage families to attend games to support them. To find out when and where games are played, click HERE

Clubs

Our student clubs are in full-swing! Clubs require parent permission forms to be completed before a student can attend. Please encourage your student to connect with the Staff Representative. If your Knight is interested in starting a club, or you would like support one, please email our Club Coordinator, Donald Seburn: donald.seburn@scienceandtech.org 

For a current listing of Clubs, click HERE

October Count
Every year, Colorado schools take part in the October Count. The purpose of October Count is related to how Colorado schools are funded. We receive funding for each student enrolled in our school. In order to make sure that our funding matches how many students we have enrolled, all Colorado schools specifically report attendance from September 27-October 8. Friday, October 1 is called October Count Day and it is the most important day of those two weeks, as it is the day that the State of Colorado will use to measure how many students we have enrolled.
How can you help?

  • Please make sure that your student comes to school every day during the October Count Window (9/27-10/8), especially on Friday, October 1.
  • If your student is going to be absent, please call our attendance line 303.320.5570 ext. 8019001 or email: msattendance@scienceandtech.org
  • Each year, we have successfully made our student funding goal because of the dedication of our staff, students and families. 

Onsite Testing Enrollment: Thank you to the families who have already signed their students up for testing. We test students every Thursday and encourage all families to have their students participate. 

  • For more information about our on-site testing and all COVID-19 network information, click HERE
  • To opt your student in for on-site testing, click HERE

Community Engagement

Education Advocates newsletter will provide information about ways to get more involved in advocacy across the Denver area, and will also include opportunities within DSST and other advocacy events, news, and information. This will also serve as your one-stop-shop for everything you need to be an informed voter this fall! If you are interested in receiving future emails like this one and being an Education Advocate, please sign up HERE.

Our next FAM (Family Association of Montview) meeting will be Tuesday, September 21st, from 6:30pm-8pm. The meeting will take place on campus, outdoors on the basketball courtyard facing Montview Blvd.
As colder weather comes, we will secure an indoor location to be able to meet throughout the Winter months. Future FAM meeting dates are as follows:

  • Tuesday, October 12th, 6:30-8pm (Location TBD)
  • Tuesday, November 9th, 6:30-8pm (Location TBD)
  • Tuesday, December 14th, 6:30-8pm (Location TBD)
9.7.21

Hello Montview Families,

As always, there's lots to share with you! Please contact your student's Advisor with any questions. 

Upcoming Dates:

  • Thursday, September 9: Vaccine Clinic (details below)
  • Friday, September 24: No School - Staff Development
  • Monday, September 27: Picture Day

Attendance Expectations & Outcomes

  • Second Dismissal: Tutoring and Clubs are starting soon at DSST: Montview MS
    • For students who walk/bike/or are picked up, students must leave the building at 3:50pm Tutoring days
    • For students who take DPS bus transportation, buses depart DSST: Montview MS at 4:30pm
    • Please arrange for pick-up for for Clubs/Activities for students who do not take bus transportation or for days/times past 4:30pm
  • Students will be assigned Tutoring on Tuesday and/or Thursday, depending subject
    • an automated message will be sent to you by 11:00am on Tuesday/Thursday, if your child is assigned
  • Most Clubs take place on Tuesday/Thursday. The current schedule is listed below, along with who to contact with questions about that Club 

DSST: Montview MS Clubs/Activities: Student Club Proposal forms are at the Front Desk. If you have any questions about Clubs, please contact donald.seburn@scienceandtech.org 

Club Name

Meeting Time

Meeting Day

Room #

Staff Representative

Gender and Sexuality Alliance

3:00-4:00pm

Tuesday

122

trystan.lawhon@scienceandtech.org; donald.seburn@scienceandtech.org

Creative Writing Club

3:00-3:45pm

Thursday

112

erica.vansciver@scienceandtech.org

Drama Club

3:00-4:25pm

Tuesday

119

angela.brown@scienceandtech.org

Art Club

3:00-4:00pm

Thursday

118

kyle.jordan@scienceandtech.org

Smash Bros. Tornumenta

3:00-5:00pm

Last Friday of each month

118

kyle.jordan@scienceandtech.org

Weightlifting Club

3:05pm-3:50pm

Thursdays (starts 9/16)

Weight Room (Gym)

stephen.scott@scienceandttech.org

Girl's Volleyball:

  • Practice: Mondays and Tuesdays--3:30p-5:00p at the Bladium (2400 Central Park Blvd)
    • students will leave from the MS as a team
    • student can be picked up at the Bladium or campus
      • Please communicate with coaches, Halllie Stacho or Erika Bautista
  • Game: Wednesday, September 8 at 5:30pm at DSST: Conservatory Green
    • transportation must be provided for student
    • Coach Stacho/Bautista will contact families regarding who will play at Wednesday's game

If you have any questions about Girl's Volleyball, contact hallie.stacho@scienceandtech.org or erika.bautista@scienceandtech.org 

School Culture (Renetta/Lauren)

Dress Code

  • Thank you for getting students off to a strong start with uniforms. Over 90% of students are in uniform each day.
  • Please reach out to our Front Office if your student needs support getting uniforms. 

Parent Request
We are so excited about stocking up our Dragon’s Market with great prizes this year, but we need your help! If you would like to donate school supplies, gift cards, college gear, or other fun items for our Dragon’s Market, please reach out to Dean Haynes at Renetta.Haynes@scienceandtech.org

Community Announcements

We will be hosting a Free Vaccine Clinic for students, staff and community members on Thursday, September 9th, from 3pm-8pm. The clinic will be located outdoors at DSST Montview. CLICK HERE to complete the registration link where you will also find the parental consent form for students and family members who are 18 years old and under. We will be using the FDA-approved, Pfizer vaccine. EVERYONE 12 years and older is invited to come and get vaccinated.

ANYONE WHO GETS VACCINATED WILL RECEIVE A FREE SHAVED ICE FROM KONA ICE. KONA Ice will be on campus at the MTV Vaccine Clinic on 9/9. 

Contact Community Engagement Manager, Brady Porterfield-Finn, with any questions at brady.porterfield@scienceandtech.org 

DSST Knight Services

If your family would be interested in receiving a food box in the next few weeks.  If so, please respond no later than 09/07/2021.  You can either email or text me at 303-995-4511 and we will reach out back with more details.  Thank you, we hope you and yours are well!
~Jessica Jones; dsstknightsservices@gmail.com 

School Accountability Committee Meetings

Each year, our School Directors, John Clark and Becca Meyer, hold quarterly meetings of the School Accountability Committee. The Montview School Accountability Committee (SAC) is designed to be an opportunity for community members to learn about the progress of DSST: MTV and to provide much needed feedback that will support our growth and development moving forward. These occur quarterly and are open to all members of our community to attend. Below are the dates for this year’s meetings, which will occur 4:00-5:00pm and, for the time being, will all occur virtually until more in-person options are possible.

  • Tuesday, September 21
  • Tuesday, December 14
  • Tuesday, March 22
  • Tuesday, May 17

If you are interested in attending a meeting of the School Accountability Committee, please contact leonardo.ruiz@scienceandtech.org

8.31.21

Hello Montview Families, 

Starting today, we are updating some of our communication methods. We are emphasizing the use of the Flyer App, so please make sure that you have downloaded it on your phone and have verified your account. Here is a brief breakdown of how we hope to keep you informed:

  • The Tuesday Times: every Tuesday, we'll share updates, celebrations, explanations, etc. through Flyer
  • The Knight Stand Newsletter: Once a month, on the last Tuesday of each month, we'll share a more elaborate newsletter, with photos, videos, but also include all of the information we would in our Tuesday communications
  • Facebook: we do our best to update our Facebook with photos, celebrations and sometimes important information
  • School Messenger: we will use this to communicate absences, emergencies and important updates. This service sends emails, automated voicemails and text messages
  • School Website: we do our best to keep the website updated; we also share all Tuesday Times and Newsletter so that you can go back and check news that we've shared
  • Flyer: we will use Flyer (along with School Messenger) the most often. Sometimes we will send a Flyer notification to your phone along with an email of the same message

The Tuesday Times, 8.31.21

Important Dates:

  • Thursday, September 2: First Knight Back
    • Early Dismissal: 11:00am
    • Starts at 4:30pm/Ends at 6:30pm
  • Thursday, September 9: Vaccine Clinic (details below)
  • Monday, September 27: Picture Day

Second Dismissal:

Tutoring and Clubs are starting soon at DSST: Montview MS

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays 
For students who walk/bike/or are picked up: dismissal is at 4:00pm on Tutoring/Club days
For students who take DPS bus transportation, buses depart DSST: Montview MS at 4:30pm

School Culture


Dress Code
Thank you for getting students off to a strong start with uniforms.  Over 90% of students are in uniform each day.
Please reach out to our Front Office if your student needs support getting uniforms. 

Parent Request
We are so excited about stocking up our Dragon’s Market with great prizes this year but we need your help!  If you would like to donate school supplies, gift cards, college gear, or other fun items for our Dragon’s Market please reach out to Dean Haynes at Renetta.Haynes@scienceandtech.org

RTD Bus Passes for MS Students:

We have a limited number of monthly RTD bus passes available for families to purchase for students who want to take an RTD bus to/from school. 
RTD Monthly Pass Fee: $34.20/$25 for families that qualify for Free/Reduced lunch
Please contact leonardo.ruiz@scienceandtech.org, if you have any questions or would like to purchase a monthly RTD Pass. 

Community Announcements

We will be hosting a Free Vaccine Clinic for students, staff and community members on Thursday, September 9th, from 3pm-8pm. The clinic will be located outdoors at DSST Montview. CLICK HERE to complete the registration link where you will also find the parental consent form for students and family members who are 18 years old and under. We will be using the FDA-approved, Pfizer vaccine. EVERYONE 12 years and older is invited to come and get vaccinated.

Vaccine Clinic Flyer/QR Code

ANYONE WHO GETS VACCINATED WILL RECEIVE A FREE SHAVED ICE FROM KONA ICE. KONA Ice will be on campus at the MTV Vaccine Clinic on 9/9. 

Contact Community Engagement Manager, Brady Porterfield-Finn, with any questions at brady.porterfield@scienceandtech.org

DSST Knight Services:

We are reaching out to see if any families would be interested in receiving a food box in the next few weeks.  If so, please respond no later than 09/07/2021.  You can either email or text Jessica Jones at 303-995-4511 and we will reach out back with more details.  Thank you, we hope you and yours are well!
dsstknightsservices@gmail.com

8.24.21

Check out the newest The Knight's Stand Newsletter for all of this week's updates:

Week of Aug 23-28