Thursday April 14

Dear DCIS Families,

 

We are so grateful to be getting ready to return to school tomorrow, Thursday, so we can come back together as a school community. The threat to Denver Area schools is no longer present, but we know that there can be a lasting impact for all of us. We are proud that our school already has a strong safety plan and we will reinforce and follow our procedures to ensure everyone is safe on campus at all times. This includes doors remaining locked, visitors entering only through the East doors and signing in, and supervising entrances and exits during lunch.

 

We will start the day tomorrow in Advisement so students and teachers can have the chance to reconnect, to share questions and reactions to today’s events, and to ensure everyone knows about resources and strategies that are available to support our individual and shared well-being. The health and wellness of our students and community is the highest priority as it is the foundation for the hard work we do with academics every day.

 

One strategy to support our community is to resume school activities as they were originally scheduled. For that reason, we will pick up after school activities and athletics again on Thursday afternoon and we will continue with our work to show off through middle school testing. This means that 8th graders will take two tests (but shorter than on Tuesday) after the Advisement period Thursday morning and will finish with the last two short tests on Friday after All School Meeting. This is a critical activity for our 8th grade students and our school and we’re excited to resume.

 

We will be shifting Monday, April 22 to be a GREEN DAY to recover the balance of block days. All other scheduled activities and events will proceed as usual, but we hope you’ll call the office if you want to confirm or ask questions about any of this.

 

Looking forward to a strong DCIS end-of-week,

Jenn Zinn and the DCIS Leadership Team