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  • Weekly Roundup April 27

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    VACCINES FOR DPS STUDENTS
    Vaccines are now available for DPS students ages 16 and up. Denver Health is partnering with DPS to administer the Pfizer vaccine at six drive-up clinics over the next 3 weeks. The drive-up clinics will be held from 8:00am-5:00pm at several locations. Appointments are required. Vaccines are also available through the Children’s Hospital of Colorado. For more information, click HERE.

    RETURNING ENGLISH 1 BOOKS
    If you took Honors English 1 in Q1/Q2, please bring your books back to school and drop them off in Room 210 or the main office.

    NINTH AND TENTH GRADE ACADEMY
    GW – Mark your calendars! Ninth and Tenth Grade Academy dates are set. Tenth Grade Academy will be August 5 and 6, 8:00am – 3:00pm. Ninth Grade Academy will follow the next week August 9 – 12, 8:00am – 12:00pm. More information will follow in weeks to come!

    RESCHEDULED – PARKING LOT CHALK PARTY
    Due to inclement weather, the Parking Lot Chalk Party has been rescheduled to Wednesday, May 5. Join us in the GW North Parking Lot, 6:15am – 10:00am. Seniors should arrive at the North Parking Lot at 6:15am to watch the sunrise and then proceed to the table to be assigned a parking spot and receive your bag of food and materials. The following safety and health guidelines must be followed:

    • Masks must be worn at all times
    • Social Distance 12ft apart if eating breakfast items
    • Can only share a parking spot with one person if space permits but must be 6 ft apart
    • Must have own blanket (during the sunrise)
    • Cannot share any food items
    • Cannot share any designing utensils
    • Each person will have their own decorating utensils

    SENIOR GIFT BAG PICK UP
    The parking lot chalk party is rescheduled, but we don’t want you to wait any longer for your yard sign and other senior gifts! You can still pick up your senior swag bag tomorrow, Wednesday, April 28 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm in the North Lobby. You can also pick it up during next week’s rescheduled parking lot party if you’d prefer.

    SENIOR CHECKOUT
    Senior checkout will happen in two phases. Phase 1 is virtual and must be completed May 14. Phase 2 is in-person on Wednesday, May 19, 8:00am – 1:30pm. Students will participate in a curbside checkout arriving to drop off their items and pick up their graduating packs in the North Parking Lot. An email will be sent to seniors with more information regarding both Phase 1 and Phase 2 in early May. Seniors are expected to have completed all courses, pay their fees, and completed their ICAP requirements.

    CLASS OF 2021 PROM
    A reminder, the GW Class of 2021 Prom is next Friday, May 7, 7:00pm – 11:00pm on the GW Turf Field. This will be a GW Senior Only Prom, at no cost to students. Seniors must bring a photo ID to get into prom. Don’t forget, pods of 10 are required for prom and will be predetermined. We need to know how many seniors are joining to make sure we have enough snacks, drinks, and seats available. Click HERE to let us know you will be at Prom and if you’d like to choose your own pod, submit the 10 names of seniors in your group. Please make sure only one person from your group submits the names. Both must be completed by May 5.

    As of Thursday, April 15, the following guidelines must be followed:

    • Groups of 10 in a pod
    • Social Distance of 6ft (12ft when eating)
    • You must remain with your pod in your assigned area at all times
    • Masks must be worn at all times

    SPRNG MUSICAL – LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
    Our Spring Musical, Little Shop of Horrors will air this week on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings starting at 7:00pm! This performance combines all the elements: singing, dancing, and acting. You don’t want to miss this campy, horror comedy! Join us for a movie experience as a livestream of our event! Tickets are $10 for individuals or $30 for a family viewing. Purchase your streaming access now by clicking HERE.

    STUDENT AMBASSADOR APPLICATION OPEN
    At the start of next year, GW will be hosting both a Tenth Grade Academy and Ninth Grade Academy. We are now accepting applications for students who would like to be Ambassadors to help with both Ninth and Tenth Grade Academy. Freshmen, you can apply for the program and attend our Tenth Grade Academy. You will get the chance to learn about the school and then help our upperclassmen welcome the class of 2025. Click HERE for more details and to access the application. Applications are due Friday, April 30. Email Ms. Richason at alyssa_richason@dpsk12.net if you have any questions.

    DANCE TEAM TRYOUTS
    Join the Elite Patriots Hip Hop Dance Team! Think you have what it takes? You might just be the talent we are looking for! Virtual Tryouts will be held May 3rd-May 7th from 3:45pm-5:00pm. Sign up HERE for a date and time slot that works best for you. Once you have signed up, the Google Meets link will be sent to you.

    What to expect:

    • You will create one dance routine that is at least 1 minute long.
    • You will be the only person trying out in your specific time slot.
    • Tryout will last 10 minutes.
    • There will be a brief interview at the beginning of your tryout so that the judging panel can get to know you better.
    • After you showcase your dance routine, a song of our choosing will play and this will be your time to shine and freestyle.

    FAMILY CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE ENGAGEMENT (FCRE)
    We Are Not Invisible: Asian American Pacific Islander Voices: The April 28, 2021 FCRE session will focus on the AAPI voice; presented by Cecilia Low Wang, parent of a GW junior. This is an opportunity for the GW community to support our AAPI community by listening and learning. Here are the important details:

    • When: Wednesday April 28th
    • Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm
    • Where: Zoom Event Link

    Looking forward to learning and growing with each of you!

    In community,
    Michelle Quattlebaum | School / Community Liaison

    DONATIONS FOR THE PARKING LOT CHALK PARTY AND TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
    GW is in need of donations of breakfast items for the Parking Lot Chalk Party and Teacher Appreciation Week. Click HERE to sign up for a food or beverage item you’d like to donate. All food must be packaged. Food items on the list are from Sam’s Club. You can purchase from any other location. The drop off window has been extended to Thursday, April 29. Thank you to everyone who has already donated!

    DONATE TO THE CLASS OF 2021 PROM
    Student Leadership is seeking donations of time, food and beverages or money for the Class of 2021 Prom. Donating your time would be signing up to volunteer for the Prom Set-Up and Clean-up committee, food donations will include the beverages and snacks for students to have during prom, and all monetary donations will go towards decorations, activities, and any food not donated for this year’s prom. Click HERE for more information on donations and to sign up for how you’d like to donate. If you have any questions, feel free to email Ms. Richason at alyssa_richason@dpsk12.net.

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