Montview Middle School News

4.20.21

Hello Montview Families,

Addition to today’s Lockdown Message (incorrectly omitted from email): 

As a reminder, you can always review the DPS Emergency Guide for Parents. We follow these very same procedures as directed by the district, and this page is a great resource to help you stay informed.

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to school leadership.

Thank you,

Ms. Meyer, DSST Montview High School Director

Mr. Clark, DSST Montview Middle School Director


Important Dates:

Wednesday April 21: (6th/7th/8th) CMAS testing for virtual students in ELA/Math

Thursday, April 22: (8th Grade) CMAS Testing in Science

Friday, April 23: No School for students, Professional Development Day

Wednesday April 28: (8th) CMAS Testing for virtual students in Science 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, April 27-29: Picture Day for students

 

Picture Day Details

How to order: (also, see attachment for more information)

  1. Go to: www.mylifetouch.com

  2. Enter school code: EVTR6HG6H

  • All 2-Day Group A Students will take pictures on Tuesday, April 27 (9a-2p)
  • All 100% Virtual Students are invited to take pictures on Wednesday, April 28 between 9a-2p
  • All 2-Day Group B Students will take pictures on Thursday, April 29 (9a-2p)
  • 4-Day In-Person students will take pictures on Tuesday, April 27 and Thursday, April 29 (9a-2p)
    • Students may need to dress for Picture Day on both days

Picture Day Dress Code

  • Focus on Dress Down Days or Celebrations


Reminder about 21-22 Bell Schedule Change:

Beginning in the 2021-22 school year, DPS will begin using a three-tier system for bell times. This means most schools will start their day during one of three windows: 7:30-7:40; 8:05-8:25 or 8:50-9:10. For the 2021-22 school year, DSST: Montview MS will start classes at 7:30am and end at 3:00pm (first dismissal). Please see the attached letters for more information on why the change was made. 

 

DPS Bell Schedule Letter (English)

DPS Bell Schedule Letter (Spanish)

 

2021-2022 DSST Middle School Calendar

2021-2022 DSST High School Calendar

Early Bird DPS Registration: April 26-May 21 (click on link to see flyer)
 


Assessment Updates

CMAS

As some of you might have seen in the news, the federal department of education has approved a bill brought 

For families who are fully remote, but have asked that their students test, the dates have been shifted back to April 21st for ELA and Math and April 28th for 8th grade science. 


School Culture 

During the month of April, we are highlighting mental wellbeing in our community! 

 

Mental Wellbeing Tips:

#1-Connect

#2-Be Active

#3-Keep Learning

This week’s personal push is to keep learning.  

During CMAS/Asynchronous Days:

  • Students will earn tickets from teachers for demonstrating Core Values during testing.

  • Students will earn virtual tickets for showing Core Values or Responsibility and Doing Your Best when completing asych work on those testing days.

  • Students tickets will earn them snacks (1 ticket= 1 snack). Parents will be able to pick up snacks for remote students Thursday 4/22 and Friday 4/23 .

6th grade girls and 7th grade- Mrs. Snider (lauren.snider@scienceandtech.org)

6th grade boys and 8th grade- Ms. Haynes (renetta.haynes@scienceandtech.org)

 

8th Grade Continuation Information

This year’s 8th  Continuation Ceremony will be held on June 1st! There will be more information about continuation in the following weeks.  If you are interested in helping to plan this year’s continuation ceremony please reach out to Ms. Haynes (renetta.haynes@scienceandtech.org)


Health & Safety Update:

COVID Community Testing

 

Onsite Testing update:

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

Enroll Today

The required ID# for DSST students is their 6-Digit School/Lunch ID#.

Contact leonardo.ruiz@scienceandtech.org if you have any questions or concerns.

Free Student COVID Testing 

 

School Fees

You can pay your school fees online by clicking HERE.

Link to order uniforms: https://www.dsstknights.com

 

4.13.21

Good Afternoon Montview Families!

Take a look at this month's The Knight's Stand Newsletter: The April Edition to learn about Picture Day details, what our Student Leadership Team participated in and other important information for this lovely start of Spring!

The Knight's Stand Newsletter: The April Edition...

4.6.21

Director Note:

Hello families!

Welcome back after what I hope was a rejuvenating Spring Break for you and your families. We are excited about these next two months here at Montview as we push the final touches on an extraordinary school year. We have been through many changes and adjustments this year and I continue to be thankful for the way this community has responded to these challenges. Our kids, families, and teachers have all endured many ups and downs in light of the pandemic and I am hopeful we are finding ourselves at the end of this stretch. Thank you for the role you have played in continuing to make this a strong and successful school year.

We are committed to having a strong finish to our year and are excited to continue working with your students whether they remain virtual or find themselves in person a majority of the time. We have lots to accomplish in the next two months including CMAS testing, continuing to develop our school-based community, and continuing to provide strong instruction. Please continue to reference our weekly communications to keep up to date on all of our end of year items. As always please reach out to your advisors and our team with any questions or needs you have at this time.

Take care,

John Clark


Important Dates:

  • Tuesday, April 13 and Thursday, April 15: (6th/7th/8th Grade) CMAS Testing in ELA/Math
  • Tuesday, April 20 and Thursday, April 22: (8th Grade) CMAS Testing in Science
  • Wednesday April 21st: (6th/7th/8th) CMAS testing for virtual students in ELA/Math
  • Friday, April 23: No School for students, Professional Development Day
  • Wednesday April 28th: (8th) CMAS Testing for virtual students in Science 
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, April 27-29: Picture Day for students

Picture Day Details

How to order: (also, see attachment for more information)

  1. Go to: www.mylifetouch.com

  2. Enter school code: EVTR6HG6H

All 2-Day Group A Students will take pictures on Tuesday, April 27

All 100% Virtual Students are invited to take pictures on Wednesday, April 28 between 9a-12p

All 2-Day Group B Students will take pictures on Thursday, April 29

We will have more information for 4-Day In-Person students in next week’s Family Newsletter

Picture Day Flyer (click to open)


Assessment Updates

As some of you might have seen in the news, the federal department of education has approved a bill brought forward by Jared Polis which will scale back mandatory CMAS testing this year. 

The mandated tests for students this year are:

Required 6th Grade: Math Testing in CMAS/CoAlt

Required 7th Grade: Reading Testing in CMAS/CoAlt

Required 8th Grade: Math Testing in CMAS/CoAlt and Science Testing in CMAS


In person students will be tested either Tuesday, April 13th or Thursday, April 15th for ELA and Math. 8th grade students will take their science test on either Tuesday, April 20th or Thursday, April 22nd.  We are working on finalizing the testing schedules, given all the new information we received and we will communicate to families by Wednesday, April 7th, which day your student will be testing. On the day that they are not testing, please keep students home to complete their asynchronous work from home. However, if that is not possible, we will provide them a space at the school to do their asynchronous work. Please let us know by April 9th by emailing briana.mesa@scienceandtech.org so that we can plan accordingly. 

For families who are fully remote, but have asked that their students test, the dates have been shifted back to April 21st for ELA and Math and April 28th for 8th grade science. You will receive further communication by April 14th. 


School Culture 

During the month of April, we are highlighting mental wellness in our community!  Additionally, we are celebrating all of our core values this month

 

During CMAS/Asynchronous Days:

  • Students will earn tickets from teachers for demonstrating Core Values during testing.

  • Students will earn virtual tickets for showing Core Values or Responsibility and Doing Your Best when completing asych work on those testing days.

  • Students tickets will earn them snacks (1 ticket= 1 snack). Parents will be able to pick up snacks for remote students Thursday and Friday.

6th grade girls and 7th grade- Mrs. Snider (lauren.snider@scienceandtech.org)

6th grade boys and 8th grade- Ms. Haynes (renetta.haynes@scienceandtech.org)

 

8th Grade Continuation Information

This year’s 8th  Continuation Ceremony will be held on June 1st! There will be more information about continuation in the following weeks.  If you are interested in helping to plan this year’s continuation ceremony please reach out to Ms. Haynes (renetta.haynes@scienceandtech.org)

 

Community Event: Help preserve Denver’s Chicano/Latino History


Health & Safety:

 

REMINDER: All In-Person Learning students must complete their Daily Health Screener in the morning before they arrive to school. Please assist your Knight in completing this important Health and Safety measure every day that are on campus. It can 

go to: www.myhealthbox.net

username: student email--first name.last name.mtv@scienceandtech.org 

password: 6-Digit student ID #

 

COVID Community Testing

Onsite Testing update:

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

Enroll Today

The required ID# for DSST students is their 6-Digit School/Lunch ID#.

Contact leonardo.ruiz@scienceandtech.org if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Free Student COVID Testing 

 

School Fees

You can pay your school fees online by clicking HERE.

 Link to order uniforms: https://www.dsstknights.com

 

3.23.21

Happy Tuesday, Montview Families! Here is your Tuesday Times for the week of March 23, 2021:

  • Report Cards were sent out last week that included Fee statements for some families. If your family qualifies for Free/Reduced Lunch, please let the Front Office know so that we can reduce fees. If you would like to make a fee payment, you can pay by credit card online HERE or come to the Front Office during school hours, or call the Front Office with any questions.

Important Dates:

Monday, March 29-Friday, April 2: Spring Break, No School (Have a safe and amazing time!)

Monday, April 5: Start for 4-Day In-Person Learning

Tuesday, April 27 and Thursday, April 29: Picture Day for In-Person students

Wednesday, April 28: Picture Day for 100% Virtual Students

  • We will have more details when we return from Spring Break

6th Grade GT Screener

Please remember to reference communication about our GT Screener for 6th grade on Thursday, March 25th for our 6th grade students.


School Accountability Committee: Our MTV MS and MTV HS School Directors, John Clark and Becca Meyer, held our School Accountability Committee Meeting on Thursday, March 11 (we apologize for the delay in sharing the video and presentation). The final School Accountability Committee Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 10 from 4:00-5:30pm on Microsoft Teams. If you would like to attend, please contact leonardo.ruiz@scienceandtech.org. We encourage you to view the recording and presentation from the most recent meeting:


Assessment Updates

CMAS

We plan on administering the CMAS assessment after spring break, starting the week of April 12. More information, including detailed schedules, will be shared in the coming weeks. If your student is currently attending our Virtual Only option, please fill out this survey to indicate your testing preference for your student. Thank you for our support and patience as we work to ensure that all students have the safest opportunity to share their knowledge! 


School Culture 

This week is time to celebrate with our community during our Trimester 2 Award Ceremonies! Please contact your child's Advisor for a link to tomorrow's Awards Ceremony.

This week, March 22-26 is Spirit Week!  We are excited for both in-person and remote students to have an opportunity to dress up or engage in some fun challenges  to build connection and school spirit.

Wednesday:  Advisory Background Match Challenge & Twin Day Tag

Thursday- Career Day/Future Self

Friday- Pajama Day

Spirit Week Dress Code:

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

6th grade girls and 7th grade- Mrs. Snider (lauren.snider@scienceandtech.org)

6th grade boys and 8th grade- Ms. Haynes (renetta.haynes@scienceandtech.org)

 

Dean Morning Message Video:

Growth Mindset, Curiosity, Spirit Week


Health & Safety:

COVID Community Testing

Onsite Testing update:

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

Enroll Today

The required ID# for DSST students is their 6-Digit School/Lunch ID#.

Contact leonardo.ruiz@scienceandtech.org if you have any questions or concerns.

Free Student COVID Testing 


Link to order uniforms: https://www.dsstknights.com

3.9.21

Hello Montview Families!

It's the start of our final Trimester and The Knight's Stand Newsletter has all of the important, interesting and delightful information you need!

The Knight's Stand Newsletter: The March Edition