On-line participation in remote learning has been strong, about 90% of our Angels have been present and participating with on-line learning through the week- let’s keep this going for one more week and finish well!

The Denver Public Schools is requiring all high schools to provide a virtual graduation for their seniors.  The virtual graduation for Denver East High School will become available on Tuesday, June 2nd, at 7:00 p.m. We will let you know how you can gain access to the ceremony as soon as we have that information from DPS.

The end of this year is like none other we’ve seen, for sure.  If you student is experiencing some emotionally difficult moments and needs some time to talk or someone to check in with, please, contact their school counselor.   Our counselors, school psychologists and social workers are present to support. 

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-The Denver East Forensics Team’s on-line banquet will take place Sat., May 16th @ 12:00pm

-The East Dance Company’s end of year celebration will take place Wednesday, May 20, at 5:00 pm

-East Dance Company Auditions are now being done remotely. Information is available at: east.dpsk12.org/dance/

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A virtual English Language Acquisition District Advisory Committee (ELA DAC) Meeting will be held on May 27th from 5:00 PM- 6:15 PM.  Please RSVP at https://forms.gle/tKhy3SsMMqhRG5eD7 . The meeting will be held via Zoom (Click to see link)

Honor Your Graduate in the June issue of the Greater Park Hill News. Submit a picture and a few words about your grad for $35. Contactnewspaper@greaterparkhill.org for more information. Submission deadline is May 20.  Scholarships are available.

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The Final Week of Remote Learning of the 2019-20 school year:  While we will not have a traditional “finals week,” the last full week of school this year, May 18-22, will be a full week of the Remote Learning Schedule that you are continuing to follow.  

  • The very last opportunity for students to turn in assignments for a grade or for credit this semester will be Tuesday, May 26, at 12 noon.  
  • Students will have a chance to request “credit” instead of a “grade” during the week of May 26
  • Every student will be sent  access to a Grade Portal through which they may request a “credit” instead of a “grade.”  
  • The request for a “credit” instead of a “grade” will only need to be done if a student does not want to receive the “grade” in the class
  • If a student would like to request “credit” instead of the “grade” for more than one class, they will be required to make a separate request for each class
  • If a student receives an “F” in a class, it will be represented as an “I” in Infinite Campus.  The student will have one year to complete requirements for the course through the credit recovery system implemented by the school for the following school year

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DPS is planning toward the start of the 2020-21 school year.  A district committee is researching best practices and developing scenarios for potential opening structures for next school year, with options to be represented as we enter into June.  Denver East is working with this timeline to ensure strong planning process for whatever context is presented as we move through the summer and into August.

Annual Family Update:  The Annual Family Update IS A REQUIRED action that all parents must take for students to have their registration at East confirmed for the 2020-21 school year.  You can complete this requirement now, to secure your spot for 2020-21 (this is necessary, even for freshman and other new students who have participated in the choice process). Families can access the Annual Family Update by logging into their Parent Portal or by using this link:  http://schoolchoice.dpsk12.org/enrollment-registration/annual-family-update/

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From our Health Team:

Self-Care Tips: Taking Care of Your Mental Health During Times of Uncertainty: https://afsp.org/story/taking-care-of-your-mental-health-in-the-face-of-uncertainty

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Library and textbook drop-off on hold until district direction on date and process for dropoff, locker cleanout, etc- guidance to district provided by the Department of Public Health and Environment.

School‐Based Health Centers are here to care for all DPS students during this time. We are open for both in‐person and telehealth appointments (at limited sites) for both new and existing patients. In many cases, patients won’t even need to come into the clinic for their care. For in‐person appointments, we are taking every precaution to keep our clinics clean and patient safe. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Some of the services provided include:

  • Well child checks, immunizations, medication refills
  • Answer any non‐urgent medical questions
  • Individual & Family therapy services
  • Reproductive health services
  • Assist families with obtaining insurance coverage

Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30am – 4pm
Phone: (303) 602‐8958 OR (720) 424‐2050
Email: SBHC@dhha.org
Remember: Our health services are provided at NO COST to all DPS families!

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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?  There will not be a traditional finals week.  The last week of the  “on-line learning schedule,” will be May 18-22 with all work for the semester to be completed and turned in to the teacher no later than 4:00 pm on Tuesday, May 26.
  • Locker Cleanout:  There will be an opportunity to retrieve items from lockers- this has not been scheduled and we will let people know when that will occur.
  • SAT and PSAT: PSAT and SAT tests have been cancelled.  There is not yet information on next 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! 
  • 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 or not Summer School at East will occur soon, please standby for further information.
  • 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.

DPS continues to provide nutrition support for students and families. More information is available at https://www.dpsk12.org/coronavirus/food-distribution/

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Additional Resources:

  • Mobile Crisis Team: 303-602-7220
  • Mental Health Center of Denver Walk in Clinic: (844) 493-8255; 4353 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80220
  • Denver Health Community Clinics:  While the Denver Health School-Based Clinic will be closed over the extended spring break, there are several Community Clinics that students will have access to.  A complete list can be found here.
  • Suicide Prevent hotline:1-800-273-8255
  • Safe2Tell Hotline: 1-877-542-7233; Safe2Tell.org