If you need a Chromebook or Hotspot for your Angel to be able to fully engage in the Remote Learning experience, please, email or call John Youngquist at  john_youngquist@dpsk12.org.  We will get you what you need.

Well done with remote learning so far!!! During this second week of remote learning, 2,436 East Angels accessed Schoology to participate in their classes, Students contributed to discussion boards 6,675, 7,662 assignments were submitted and 4,301 quizzes and assessments were completed.  Thanks for such a great start and let’s continue the success into Week 3!

Class of 2020

Thank you for your valuable feedback on the Senior Survey.  Amazing ideas for celebrating you, your experience, your excellence, and your futures.  More info to come from Tee soon!


REVISED DPS REMOTE LEARNING GRADING SYSTEM

With an interest in creating a grading system that is responsive to the realities of the context we are experiencing with remote learning through this pandemic experience, Denver Public Schools has shifted our strategy for grading through the remainder of this semester. This shift is intended to ensure a strong expectation for learning while providing flexibility for students and teachers, grounded in the value of equity for our students.   

DPS Revised Remote Learning Grading System Details:

  • Students may earn traditional grades in all course
  • The “grades” earned in a class will, as usual, be reflected in the student’s grade point average
  • A student may elect to identify the outcome of a course as “credit” instead of a grade
  • An “F” in a class will be represented as “no credit” on a transcript, having no effect on a student’s gpa
  • Any “credit” or “no credit” outcome for a course will have no effect on a student’s gpa
  • At the end of the semester, students will have the opportunity to change a grade to a “no credit” in any one of their classes

Important Note: 

  • The grade a student earned as of April 6, 2020 (the day before remote learning started), will serve as the lowest possible grade a student can receive for this semester, as long as the student continues to engage in learning as determined by the school and their remote learning plan. The April 6, grade is not yet identified in Infinite Campus, as end of grading period grades are due now and will be available as a progress-monitoring grade on Tuesday.  The April 6 grade is being calculated by the school district and will be noted for your students in the next couple of weeks
  • As long as the student continues to engage in learning, as determined by the school and their remote learning plan…  What does that mean?
    • The April 6th grade will serve as the lowest possible as long as a student meets these Denver East Remote Learning System Student Responsibilities and Expectations:
      • Students will:
        • Participate and engage in each class through every week, as acknowledged by the student’s online presence and by the teacher of the course
        • Complete assignments and projects as assigned by the teacher
        • Participate in one online, interactive session per class every week, if one is scheduled for the class by the teacher  
        • Engage in interactive groups and chats if and when assigned by the teacher
        • Track progress closely in Schoology and Infinite Campus and self-advocate for academic success in every class
        • Communicate with teachers, counselors, or other school staff members about any realities that the student may be experiencing with technology access, time management, or conflicts with work and home priorities
        • Ask for flexibilities from the teacher when the opportunities for flexibility will be supportive of the student’s success
        • Align all online behavior with the expectations set for all Angels, as represented in our Student Handbook: https://east.dpsk12.org/students/
      • Students may:
        • Request to meet with a teacher during a scheduled conference time or at another time to be scheduled specifically for the student

Teacher Appreciation Week
​​May 4th-8th

What are some creative ways that you can show appreciation for your Denver East Teachers?! Please send things you are doing or ideas to EastHigh_News@dpsk12.org.


​Choice of Studies

For students that have not completed their Choice of Studies:

The East Counseling Department wants to reach out to you regarding a few upcoming virtual events to help support families during these challenging times. Every Tuesday and Thursday for the foreseeable future CU’s Depression Center at Anschutz is offering virtual zoom talks on anxiety, mental health challenges, and gratitude. Some of the talks are for parents and others are for the whole family. Doctors at the center will give these talks. If you can’t make a live call, no worries, you can find the recorded meetings here. 

Upcoming Event Information:

  • Parent Support During Covid
    • An interactive talk led by Drs. Scott Cypers & Amy Lopez to help parents feel less alone and overwhelmed during these times.
    • Began on April 9 and taking place every Thursday from 8:00-9:15pm MST 
    • https://ucdenver.zoom.us/j/872859388 same link each week.
  • Finding Hope Through Happiness and Gratitude. 
    • A weekly Tuesday discussion with Dr. Amy Lopez on the science behind happiness, hope, and resilience. Learn concrete strategies to guide you through this time.
    • https://ucdenver.zoom.us/j/548311036 same link each week.
    • Starting April 14th at 4:30pm MST
  • Parenting in the Age of Anxiety – Part II
    • Dr. Scott Cypers will be presenting Part II of a virtual toolbox topic on anxiety. 
    • April 14 from12:00-1:15pm MST
    • https://ucdenver.zoom.us/j/132274167
    • You can access the video for part one our website,  Part One: Parenting in the Age of Anxiety

Remote Learning Questions and Answers for Students and Parents:

  • Are all activities cancelled for April and May?  At this point, yes, all activities related to East are cancelled, as we are unable to bring groups together.  We may be able to engage some activities on-line- planning for those kinds of experiences is now beginning.
  • How will finals work?  The finals week schedule will be amended, but will begin on Thursday, May 21, as previously scheduled.
  • Lockers:  There will be an opportunity to retrieve items from lockers but this has not been scheduled yet and we will let people know when that will occur.
  • SAT and PSAT: PSAT and SAT tests have been canceled.  There is not yet information on future opportunities to take these assessments.
  • Prom:  Superintendent Cordova announced the cancellation of proms through the school district.  
  • Senior Checkout: There will be a senior checkout process that will be announced by the beginning of May. Payment of fees and other charges may be made now at the MySchoolBucks website.
  • Current Fees and Fines: Fees and fines may be paid at the MySchoolBucks website- info at east.dpsk12.org or at the Parent/Student portals.
  • Graduation:  We are not certain when a graduation ceremony may be able to occur or what it may look like, but we will find a way to celebrate and appreciate the incredible successes of this class!  Seniors – look for information coming out from Tee MacDonald.
  • Yearbooks:  The 2020 Yearbooks will be distributed in May, although we do not yet know the means or process of distribution.
  • Summer School:  A decision on whether Summer School at East will occur this year will be made by May 1st.
  • Revised Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2021:  There have been no updates in regard to revised graduation requirements for the Class of 2021.

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During Remote Learning, no staff will be present on campus and no classes, games, meetings or gatherings will take place on campus.  Also, no students are able to access classrooms, lockers, or any part of the school or campus until further notice.​