2018-19 School Calendar

There have been some questions about the school calendar this year. Please note that DCIS is following the DPS calendar, which you can find here, with one small change: DPS indicates the last day of school is a half day on June 1. Our last day of school will be May 30 for all grades except 6th and 7th, and May 31 for 6th and 7th graders, which will be a field day. The 31st will also be a makeup day for high school final exams. Check this newsletter each week or the calendar on our website for weekly updates specific to our school.

DCIS Connect App Gets a Face-Lift

The DCIS Connect app not only has a new look, but it can do a whole lot more. The upgrades are so significant, in fact, that you have to download a whole new app. That’s right … go ahead and delete your old one (if you have it), and follow these easy instructions to get the new one.

Not only will you receive push notifications with the new app, but you’ll be able to communicate directly with staff members. And if your native language is one other than English, no problem! You’ll set up the app in your preferred language. All communications from others will appear in that language, and when you write communications in your native language, they’ll be translated into English or the preferred language of the recipient!

These messaging capabilities will be available as part of the groups function, which is being rolled out in the next few weeks. We’ll provide more detailed guidance on how to use those features once they become available.

In the meantime, take some time to familiarize yourself with the app. Check out the calendar, the newsletter and the various resources. And please understand it’s a work in progress, both with respect to the content you can access through the app and its capabilities. If you have trouble downloading the app or have any questions about it, reach out to the Flyer Support team at support@flyerconnect.org.

Come learn about a once in a lifetime trip to Spain and Morocco!

What: Informational meeting about Spain/Morocco trip

When: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 6 to 7pm

Who: any 7th to 12th grade student or family interested

Where: Room 111 / Ms Burns room

 

Dear Students and Families,

Are your students interested in going to on the Morocco/Spain trip in the Spring of 2019? There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, August 22nd in Room 111 at DCIS from 6-7pm.  The trip is open to all high school, 8th grade, and 7th grade with teacher recommendation.  This meeting will cover the itinerary of the trip, costs, fundraising and scholarship opportunities, and be an opportunity to answer any questions from students and their families.  There is no obligation to sign up the same day.  We hope to see you soon for more information!  The trip will be chaperoned by Ms. Burns and Mr. Garvey and they are leading the meeting.  If you have any questions before or after the meeting, please email Sonia_Burns@dpsk12.net or text via What’s App at (303)547-2734

 

Estimados Estudiantes y Padres de Familia,

¿Les interesa el viaje a Marruecos/España durante la primavera de 2019?  Hay una reunión para más información que tendrá lugar miércoles, el 22 de agosto en clase 111 en DCIS desde las 6:00 por la tarde hasta las 7:00.  El viaje está abierto a todo high school, 8º grade, y 7º grado con recomendaciones de maestros.  La reunión se trata del itinerario, precios, oportunidades para becas y recaudaciones de fondos, y además presenta una oportunidad para contestar preguntas de estudiantes y sus familias.  No hay ninguna obligación matricularse después de la reunión.  ¡Esperamos verles pronto para más información!  Sra. Burns y Sr. Garvey van a acompañar a los estudiantes y dirigen la reunión.  Si Uds. tienen más preguntas antes o después de la reunión, póngase en contacto a Sonia_Burns@dpsk12.net o manda un mensaje de What’s App a (303)547-2734.

Is your child searching for a high school that fits their interests?

Looking for a great school option for your child?  It’s not too late!!!

The Denver Center for International Studies is accepting 9th and 10th grade students who are interested in a quality education focusing on global issues, world cultures, world language proficiency, student self-advocacy and social justice. This could be the school for you!

 

Please come to our Open House on Thursday, August 9th from 6:00-7:00 PM at DCIS.  We are located at 574 6th Avenue, on the corner of 6th Avenue and Delaware Street. (across from Denver Health).  We will provide snacks, a short presentation, and answer any questions you may have regarding the best public school in DPS. Call Assistant Principal Mario Giardiello on his cell phone at 720-666-1032 if you have any questions.

 

See you there!

Our Visitors from World Denver

International visitors from 25 countries stopped by DCIS on July 26 to learn about our programming and our vision for global education. The group was coordinated through World Denver, a local non-profit organization, that seeks to exercise citizen diplomacy by bringing people from around the world to Denver. The group of visitors were engaged in the U.S. State Department International Visitor Leadership Program and part of their objective was to examine ways to cultivate leadership in young people and encourage them to engage in actions to improve their communities. DCIS was their last stop on a three week tour of the United States.

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Representing DCIS were Dr. Dan Lutz, Darlene Rivera, past board member Chet Sisk and alumni Daniel McCorquodale. We shared with the group our foundation of program requirements including school and community service and engaging in cultural events. The group was very interested in our vision of global education through the four domains that drive many of our class curriculums: Investigate the World, Recognize Perspectives, Communicate Ideas and Take Action. It was a pleasure exchanging ideas and visiting with this group. We look forward to meeting with more global citizens in the future and are very thankful to World Denver for making DCIS part of their programming for visiting international groups.  

Fall Sports dates

Fall Sports
a. Boys Soccer – Coach is Gerardo Munoz Kick around starts the week of July 30th player placement will happen the week of August 20
b. Volleyball – Coach Kim Rodriquez Tryouts and practice start October 2nd Tryouts Tuesday and Thursday season starts October 16
c. Flag Football – Coach Brian Powell and Michael Beins- dates tbd
d. Cross Country Coed – Kristen Miller and Conner Saller- dates tbd

School Supply List & Registration Dates

DCIS Families: Please use this list when shopping for school supplies.  The grade levels are on different tabs on the Google sheet along with separate tabs for middle school and high school electives & world languages.

REGISTRATION FOR 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR …

Registration for next school year will begin in August. Parents are encouraged to start the registration process online through the Parent Portal to fill out forms in advance of coming to the school on either Thursday, Aug. 9, 7:30 am–1:00 pm, or Friday, Aug. 10, 12:30–6:00 pm.

In-person registration is required. If you are out of town and unable to make it on either of those dates, please check in with the front office as soon as you are back in town. You’ll receive an email later this summer with more information and letting you know when online registration will open.

 

Parent Satisfaction Survey-DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Dear Parents and Guardians:

DCIS values inputs from our families and we want to hear from you!  In order to meet our minimum requirement from DPS, we need more families to complete the survey.

DPS has extended the survey deadline to Wednesday, May 30th.

Your feedback will provide critical information to help us improve as a school as we work to serve your child each day. By responding to the survey, you are also helping DCIS’s efforts to receive a positive rating on the School Performance Framework, which is a like a report card for schools. This information will help us make improvements to the school to create an environment in which all students can succeed.

To participate, please complete the survey at the link below using the student number (aka lunch number) for your eldest child at DCIS.

 

2018 Online Parent Satisfaction Survey

These surveys are anonymous and confidential. All the responses will be summarized into a report and can be found here: https://dpsare.com/parents-and-community/  The Parent and Student Satisfaction reports will be posted online in late August. You will also find the prior year’s report posted as well.

Each household should only fill out one survey for this school. If you have more than one student at the school, we ask that you think about your overall experience and answer the questions based on all of your students. If the survey does not default to your preferred language, use the dropdown menu on the first page of the survey to change it.  If you cannot find your preferred language, please contact the school office and they can ensure that you receive a survey in the correct language. We ask that you complete this survey by Wednesday, May 30th.

We appreciate your feedback and look forward to learning from your input and sharing our results with our school community!