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!
With apologies for the inconvenience, in light of DPS scheduling an early release on April 27, we will be postponing the Celebration to Friday, August 24th where we will start out the school year with a carnival & our 2nd Annual Taco Night!
The Reunion/Auditorium Dedication will still take place on Saturday, April 28, 5:30–8 pm.
April 10th is college readiness testing day: No School for middle school students or seniors.
Spring Break is just two weeks away. Please note that the week of March 19 is a full week of school, Monday-Friday. Every day counts, so please try to avoid taking your students out of school early on that week. Students’ spring break lasts through Monday, April 2. Classes resume on Tuesday, April 3rd.
Spring testing season begins the week after we return from spring break. This year we will have a college-readiness testing day dedicated exclusively to our 9th-11th graders taking the PSAT/SAT exams. On this day, April 10, there will be no classes for middle school students or for seniors. The only students who come to school on April 10th are 9th-11th grade students. (Note: sophomores who will be on the Canyonlands trip on April 10th will take their PSAT the following week.) We will send out a full testing schedule before spring break, but I wanted to highlight April 10 in particular, so that parents of middle school students and seniors can plan accordingly. Testing for middle school students will begin on April 11th.
All are invited! Saturday, April 28th, 3-7 pm. For more information, click here.
Attention sophomore & junior parents/guardians, please join the Counseling Office and DCIS staff on March 1, 2018 from 6-7pm in the Auditorium. We will be discussing the following:
- Graduation Requirements
- College Readiness
- Concurrent Enrollment
- Beyond high school
- And more
- Plus local college, university, and technical college reps will be present
Please join us!
Through the generous sponsorship of TrueVoice Studios, the DCIS PTSA is excited to offer this FREE screening of the film, SCREENAGERS on Friday, February 23rd at 6:3o pm. The movie SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance. We encourage parents to bring their kids and use this opportunity to launch conversations related to the digital device usage of everyone in your family. Spanish subtitles will be provided. To download a bilingual flyer, click here. To reserve your seats, please click here.
School of Choice is Now Open!
Families, this year the School of Choice application will only be online. What you will need to do is:
- Create an account on the School of Choice system or use your existing parent portal log-in (Google Chrome or Firefox browsers are recommended)
- Verify all the information entered is correct
- If your parent portal login is used, it should auto populate most of the information and link your students currently in a DPS school
- You will be able to submit more than one application with a single log-in
- You can rank up to five schools on your application
- The applications can be submitted any time between February 1 and February 28 at 4pm
- Please remember that the system will close exactly at 4 pm on February 28 and that no applications will be accepted after that.
We are excited to be using the new system and we are here to support you as much as possible. The applications are mobile friendly, so you can submit your application from the convenience of your phone. Also, the DCIS main office will have Chrome books available to use if any questions arise.
Now follow this link and start your School of Choice process https://dps.schoolmint.net/signin.
PLEASE NOTE: If your student already attends DCIS in the 8th Grade and would like to return for high school, you still need to submit a choice form listing DCIS as your top choice.
The DCIS Drama Club will present their one act plays this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 1-3, at 6 pm. Tickets, purchased at the door, are $5 for adults and $3 for students. Come enjoy a wonderful night of comedy & drama with productions produced from head to toe by our very own DCIS students.
Letter to our DCIS families from our Principal, Ms. McCorquodale.
For those wishing to come alongside and support the Ramirez family, the following GoFundMe page has been created.
DCIS staff and students…representing the school so well at the Regional School Expos this week!