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    Please take a moment to meet your academic advisors for the 2021-2022 school year. We are excited to welcome Gracie Munoz to the team this year! The alphabetic breakdown has shifted slightly this year, and while we prioritized keeping students with the advisor you had last year, it wasn’t possible in all cases. Please review the new breakdowns and learn more about our advising team by clicking HERE.

    CLASS SCHEDULES AND SCHEDULE CHANGE REQUESTS
    When Can I See My Schedule?
    Class schedules are not final until Tuesday, August 17. Over the next two weeks advisors are carefully reviewing each student’s schedule to ensure you have the classes you need, as well as ensuring that class sizes are balanced. Schedules may be visible in IC before this time, but it is important to know that they will likely change as advisors complete this important process. We will provide detailed instructions on how to view your schedule on Tuesday, August 17. 

    How Do I Request A Schedule Change?
    Schedule changes will not be made for period or teacher preference. Schedule changes are for compelling academic reasons only:

    • Graduation Requirement
    • College Requirements
    • Strengthening of schedule (level changes)

    Schedule change requests will be considered on the following dates and times in the Community Room:

    • Seniors: Tuesday, August 24 from 8:00am – 8:40am and 12:25pm – 1:10pm
    • Juniors: Wednesday, August 25 from 8:00am – 8:40am and 12:10pm – 12:55pm
    • Sophomores: Thursday, August 26 from 9:30am – 10:10am and 12:10pm – 12:55pm
    • Freshman: Friday, August 27 from 8:00am – 8:40am and 12:25pm – 1:10pm

    FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
    The first day of school for 9th and 10th graders is Monday, August 23.  All grades will report on Tuesday, August 24. Check out our school calendar HERE.

    REQUIRED REGISTRATION FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
    All students are required to verify their enrollment for the upcoming school year by completing online registration starting July 30. This must be completed by August 13.

    To register online, sign in to Parent Portal, click on “See All Apps,” then click on “Online Registration” to verify or update your student’s information. Online registration can only be completed by the parent/guardian listed in the primary household of the student record.

    UPDATED BELL SCHEDULE START AND END TIMES
    Before leaving for summer break in June we learned that DPS Transportation had assigned us to the new Tier 3 schedule with a 20-minute later start time than we had planned. After several calls and meetings, our request for an adjustment has been denied and our new schedule has been adjusted to reflect the new times.  

    For the 2021-22 school year, classes will start at 8:45am and end at 3:50pm. We will have a late start on Thursdays at 10:15am with a normal release at 3:50pm. Click HERE to subscribe to the final bell schedule for the 2021-2022 school year.

    TENTH GRADE ACADEMY
    Hello Class of 2024! We hope you can join us for Tenth Grade Academy that starts tomorrow! We are hosting an in-person Tenth Grade Academy August 5 and 6 from 8:00am – 12:00pm to welcome back our Patriots who didn’t get the full in-person GW experience last  year. If you haven’t signed up yet, you can sign up HERE! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Ms. Richason at alyssa_richason@dpsk12.net.

    NINTH GRADE ACADEMY
    Hello Class of 2025! We hope you can join us for Ninth Grade Academy that is happening next week! We are hosting an in-person Ninth Grade Academy August 9 – 12 from 8:00am – 12:00pm to welcome you to the Patriot Family! 

    9th Grade Academy is the ultimate orientation for students. Over the course of the week, freshmen will have a chance to make positive connections with other ninth-grade students, student leaders at George, and GW’s faculty and staff. Led by students and designed to help students build a foundation for successfully navigating high school, 9th Grade Academy will prepare students by sharing homework and academic support tips, how to use Schoology to monitor grades, who and where in the building to ask for anything, and how to sign up for clubs and sports. If you haven’t signed up yet, you can sign up HERE! We can’t wait to meet you!If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Ms. Richason at alyssa_richason@dpsk12.net.

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