As you are aware, we are planning toward a change in the structure of our schedule for Quarter 2.  The shift will offer both a Hybrid In-Person and 100% Virtual program for our students. 

  • Hybrid In-Person students have elected to be present in the school building on Mondays and Wednesdays (periods 1 & 2) for their synchronous learning time.  They will have their Tuesday and Thursday synchronous time (periods 3 & 4) at home and on-line.
  • 100% Virtual program students have elected to take all of their classes (periods 1-4) on-line.  They will have the same synchronous schedule as Hybrid In-Person students but will complete all work at home.  
  • Students in both programs will have ample asynchronous (independent) work time in their schedules in order to complete their class assignments through the quarter.

Note that while most students completed four courses during Quarter 1, most students will now take three classes during Quarter 2 (periods 1-3).  As a part of our schedule design, this will allow all students to gain a typical number of credits toward graduation by the end of this semester. There is a 4th period in our 2nd Quarter schedule that will have a limited number of classes and will be primarily used for course completion of “incompletes,” and credit recovery.

For Students in the Hybrid In-Person Program:

The following health and safety requirements MUST be followed by Angels in the Hybrid In-Person Program as they enter our school building:

  • Every student must have the “SafeAccess” health screening at east.dpsk12.org/safeaccess completed every day prior to attending classes.  Completion of the survey is reviewed and confirmed by school personnel at the beginning of every session.
  • All students and adults are required to wear masks and follow 6’ social distancing requirements at all times that they are on campus (unless directed otherwise by staff- ie: for outdoor class time, if available).
    • Students and teachers may wear face shields in addition to face masks if preferred, and plexiglass shields will be present in many common areas and classrooms
    • It is advised that students bring one extra mask in case one is dropped or lost
    • All classrooms will be well-stocked with additional masks for student use

Every Hybrid In-Person Angel Must Follow These Entry, Movement, and Exit Protocols:

  • Students may arrive at 7:50 a.m. for the morning session and 12:15 p.m. for the afternoon session
  • Students will enter the building through assigned doors that are closest to their first classroom in order to limit the number of students who are entering through each door.
  • Entry door assignments will be communicated by the end of next week.  Students will exit through the door closest to the classroom that they are leaving
  • Grab-and-go breakfast will be available at each entry door. Box lunches, available from outside of the “Commons” door on Detroit St., will be available directly after the a.m. session and before the p.m. sessions.
  • Students will move through well-marked one-way hallways directly to their assigned classroom
  • In order to limit congestion in common areas, student restrooms will not be available during the brief passing time between class periods.  Restrooms will be available upon request during class time.
  • Students will exit the school through the closest exterior door to their class and must leave the school building and campus immediately after the completion of their classes.

The Hybrid In-Person Classroom Context

  • The average class size for Hybrid In-Person learning is 11 students. Classes may range between 8 and 18 and students will always be in rooms that have adequate space for at least 6’ social distancing to be maintained. 
  • To support the health and safety of our students and staff, classes will be “paperless” and students will need a Chromebook, laptop, or other device to have with them for each class.  If you need a device, we have Chromebooks available for your student to check out. If you need support with technology, please, complete the “Request Technology” survey at east.dpsk12.org and we will help to ensure that every Angel has what they need for in-person and remote learning times.
  • Almost every class in the building will have the assigned in-person teacher in the classroom. In support of some teachers who will be teaching remotely and with the interest in sustaining our large array of available courses, a small number of classes will have the assigned teacher present on-line and will have an East teacher qualified to teach the content present with the students in the classroom.
  • In support of the Angels who are enrolled in our 100% Virtual program, there may be live-stream video in some of the in-person classrooms. Access to the live-stream will be limited to a small number of students who are enrolled in the course.

Environmental Preparation and Response

  • Our school and classrooms are well stocked with cleaning supplies. Classrooms will be surface-cleaned between classes, and common areas and classrooms will be surface cleaned and disinfected through the use of an electrostatic cleaner between a.m. and p.m. class sessions and at the end of each day.
  • Denver East received a new ventilation and air handling system that was fully installed in 2018.  All classrooms and common areas have been reviewed and all air filtering and flow systems are in working order.
  • In the event that a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 becomes present in our building and in close contact with others, the following protocol will be followed:
    • The DPS COVID-19 Task Force will be contacted immediately
    • A contact-tracing action, led by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) will be engaged
    • Parents of students who are identified as having been in close contact with a COVID-19 positive case will be contacted immediately
    • Affected students and staff will be directed to quarantine for the amount of time directed by the CDPHE
    • Due to the very small class sizes in our Hybrid In-Person program and the limited mobility students will have through the school building, the number of individuals quarantined due to a COVID-19 positive exposure event would likely be represented by a significantly lower level than has sometimes been seen in other schools.

For Students in the 100% Virtual Program:

  • If you need a device, we have Chromebooks available for your student to check out. If you need support with technology, please, complete the “Request Technology” form at east.dpsk12.org and we will help to ensure every Angel has what they need for in-person and remote learning times.
  • You may have classes that are accessed through live-streaming into a live classroom containing other students.  For live-streamed classrooms, the majority of your work will be asynchronous, but you will have the advantage of having “eyes and ears,” in the classroom during your synchronous time with the class.  Live-stream teachers will be available to you during Friday tutorial and conference times.

Weekly Schedules for Hybrid In-Person and 100% Virtual Program

Hybrid In-Person students and 100% Virtual program students will follow the same daily schedule.  

Generally, the class daily schedules for students will remain similar to that of the 1st Quarter. However, here are a few key differences to note:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will now have the same daily start and end times
  • On Fridays, students will have access to teachers for tutorial and conference times. Teachers will also have availability to meet with parents and guardians on Fridays.
Denver East Hybrid In-Person 2nd Quarter Schedule
Periods noted on this schedule are for In-Person and Synchronous learning time
Weekly Schedule Hybrid A (Last Name Starts with A-Leu)
“Schedule A (a.m. synchronous)” students have asynchronous (independent) learning time 12:25-3:30 Monday-Thursday and all day on Friday
Weekly Schedule Hybrid B (Last Name Starts with Lev-Z)
“Schedule B (p.m. synchronous)” students have asynchronous (independent) learning time 8:00-11:05 a.m. Monday-Thursday and all day on Friday
 MondayIn-Person     At SchoolTuesdayAt Home On-lineWednesdayIn-Person     At SchoolThursdayAt Home On-lineFridayAsynch Learning All Day &Conferencing/Meeting Time
8:00-9:30Period 1aPeriod 3aPeriod 1aPeriod 3aTeacher Prep &Team Time
9:35-11:05Period 2aPeriod 4aPeriod 2aPeriod 4aTutorial/ConferencingPrioritized Groups
11:05-12:25LunchLunchLunchLunch Lunch
12:25-1:55Period 1bPeriod 3bPeriod 1bPeriod 3bTutorial/Conferencing Prioritized Groups
2:00-3:30Period 2bPeriod 4bPeriod 2bPeriod 4bTeacher Prep &Team Time
Denver East 100% Virtual 2nd Quarter SchedulePeriods noted on this schedule are for On-line Synchronous learning time
Weekly Schedule Virtual A (Last Name Starts with A-Leu) “Schedule A (a.m. synchronous)” students have asynchronous (independent)learning time 12:25-3:30 Monday-Thursday and all day on Friday
Weekly Schedule Virtual B (Last Name Starts with Lev-Z)“Schedule B (p.m. synchronous)” students have asynchronous (independent)learning time 8:00-11:05 a.m. Monday-Thursday and all day on Friday
 MondayAt Home OnlineTuesdayAt Home OnlineWednesdayAt Home OnlineThursdayAt Home OnlineFridayAsynch Learning All Day &Conferencing/Meeting Time
8:00-9:30Period 1aPeriod 3aPeriod 1aPeriod 3aTeacher Prep &Team Time
9:35-11:05Period 2aPeriod 4aPeriod 2aPeriod 4aTutorial/ConferencingPrioritized Groups
11:05-12:25LunchLunchLunchLunch Lunch
12:25-1:55Period 1bPeriod 3bPeriod 1bPeriod 3bTutorial/Conferencing Prioritized Groups
2:00-3:30Period 2bPeriod 4bPeriod 2bPeriod 4bTeacher Prep &Team Time

IMPORTANT NOTE:  As discussed in “Friday News” yesterday, you are currently unable to view your 2nd Quarter class schedule in the Parent or Students Portals and to apply it to this Weekly Schedule. We will send you an additional message next week as soon as the schedules become available, along with the explicit directions on how to find the correct class schedule!

Due to the complexity of adapting our school-wide schedule to support both in-person and 100% virtual learning models, confirmed schedules will be available by October 16th, with a likelihood that we will have them available earlier.  Note that if you are scheduled to be at school for in-person learning, we are 95% certain that the classes you had planned for are the ones you will have on your schedule (although, there may be some teacher changes).  If you chose to take our 100% Virtual program, as has been referenced since August, there is a limited selection of courses available and you will likely have most of the classes you had requested, with a chance of teacher changes.

Adjusted Schedule October 19-30

Due to two Teacher Professional Learning Days and the District SAT and PSAT testing, all occurring in the first two weeks of the 2nd Quarter, we are going to start off with a significantly adjusted schedule but will get into the rhythm of the schedules noted above the week of November 2nd.  

Here is the calendar for the first two weeks of Quarter 2:

Quarter 2Calendar for the First Two Weeks of Quarter 2!
Mon., Oct. 19District Teal Day- Professional Learning Day- No classes for students
Tues., Oct. 20School Teal Day- Professional Learning Day- No classes for students
Wed., Oct. 219th Grade Academy- Day 1- No classes grades 10-12Only 9th-Graders enrolled in the Hybrid In-person program are allowed to enter the building9th-Graders who have chosen 100% Virtual will be provided information soon about their program
Thursday, Oct. 221st Day for All Students (Monday/Wednesday Schedule- Periods 1 & 2)
Friday, Oct. 232nd Day for All Students (Tuesday/Thursday Schedule- Periods 3 & 4- all       students remote)
Monday, Oct. 26Monday Schedule (Periods 1 & 2 In-Person & 100% Virtual)
Tuesday, Oct. 27SAT for Seniors who have previously registered for the testNo In-Person or Virtual classes for grades 9, 10, 11Seniors will only attend half-day as assigned
Wedn., Oct. 28Tuesday/Thursday Schedule (Periods 3 & 4- All students remote)
Thursday, , Oct. 29PSAT for Juniors who have previously registered for the testNo In-Person or Virtual classes for grades 9, 10, 1211th grade students will only attend for half-day as assigned
Friday, Oct. 309th Grade Academy- Day 2- No In-Person or Virtual classes grades 10-12
Monday, Nov. 2“Regular” Weekly Schedule to be used through December 18

Denver East is a school with strong physical and mental health resources available for our Angels. Feel free to contact the following  offices with any questions that you have related to their services:

  • Denver East Clinic/Nurse’s Office: Our Nurse Emily Gatto is the “heart” of our Physical Health programming at East and is driving our health and safety efforts related to personal health and cleanliness in our school building. Contact: 720-423-8321
  • Denver East School-Based Health Center (Denver Health):  SBHC is open to all DPS students for both in-person and telehealth appointments for both new and existing patients. Health services are provided at NO COST to all DPS families. For in-person appointments, every precaution is taken to keep our clinics clean and patients safe. Register now with the convenient eConsent link on the East Website!  Contact: 720-423-8378
  • Your Angel’s Counselor. Their contact information can be found at https://east.dpsk12.org/remote-learning/contact-information-office-hours/

Lastly, just a reminder that for the health and safety of our school community, students may only be on school grounds or in the school building while participating in Hybrid In-Person class time on Mondays and Wednesdays. Students are not allowed on school grounds beyond that time or on other days of the week and no visitors are allowed to be present on our school grounds or in our building. We highly encourage all students to fully participate in clubs and other activities that are currently provided online!

OK, that was a lot!  Take some time to digest it and, again, we will send you specific information about accessing class schedules by the end of next week.  

As always, feel free to call or email me directly with questions or ideas that you have.  I am looking forward to continuing a great school year together!