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  • Weekly Roundup November 17

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    Q1 INCOMPLETE RECOVERY OFFICE HOURS
    For students who earned an incomplete during Quarter 1, plan to attend Q1 Incomplete Recovery office hours tomorrow from 12:00pm – 2:00pm. If you have any questions, please reach out to your instructor or your advisor:

    All Freshmen
    Alea Griffin | alea_griffin@dpsk12.net 

    Grades 10-12
    Last Names A – Gh | Khari Wallace | khari_wallace@dpsk12.net
    Last Names Gi – O | Sarah Ozee | sarah_ozee@dpsk12.net
    Last Names P – Z | Michelle Wellman | michelle_wellman@dpsk12.net 

    FALL BREAK
    Fall break is November 23 – 27. We will return to classes on Monday, November 30.  

    Q2 FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE
    Q2 Final Exams will be held on December 16 and 17. December 18 is a teacher workday and there is no school for students. Dates and times are listed below and can also be found on our school calendar

    Wednesday, December 16
    Period 1 Final | 8:00am – 9:30am
    Period 2 Final | 11:00am – 12:30pm

    Thursday, December 17
    Period 3 Final | 8:00am – 9:30am
    Period 4 Final | 11:00am – 12:30pm

    JUNIORS/SENIORS: SAT & PSAT/NMSQT SCORE TIMELINES
    Seniors who took the SAT School Day on October 27 should expect to receive emails on November 19 to access their multiple choice scores through their College Board accounts (essay scores will be available approximately a week later).

    Juniors who took the PSAT/NMSQT on October 29 should expect to receive emails on December 7 to access their scores through their College Board accounts.

    Juniors and seniors, be sure your College Board account has a current email address you access often. If you have account-related questions, contact College Board at 866-315-6068.

    DPS MEAL DISTRIBUTION
    Denver Public Schools is providing free weekday breakfast and lunch meals to any child 18  years or younger at curbside locations throughout the city. Pickup is available Monday – Friday 11:00am – 1:00pm unless otherwise noted. Learn more by clicking HERE.

    DESIGN THE 2021 LIMITED EDITION GW T-SHIRT!
    GW needs YOUR help to design our new 2020-2021 school shirt! We are hosting a contest to commemorate the 2020-2021 school year by designing a limited edition GW T-Shirt. Submit a drawing, picture or phrase of what you feel best represents the GW community. How do YOU want to remember this year? Virtual classrooms, masks, a newfound appreciation for community? Show us your creativity! For more info, click HERE

    NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
    GWHS’ chapter of The National Honor Society is now accepting applications for new members! The National Honor Society is a nationwide club that celebrates Character, Scholarship, Leadership and Service. The GWHS NHS is an awesome group of student leaders committed to making a positive difference for students in our school and for the people of our community. We’d love to include you! Qualified candidates have/demonstrate: minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA; commitment to uphold the core values of the National Honor Society; desire to be a force for positive change in our school and community; and willingness to be of service to others. There is a $15 one-time fee (waiver available). Dues pay for cords for graduating seniors, supplies for events and service projects, and our annual club contribution to the GWHS Scholarship Fund. All qualified students are encouraged to apply by clicking HERE! Application deadline is Friday, November 27, 2020. Please join us!

    TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY TO WASHINGTON DC
    GW is thrilled to announce a travel opportunity for current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to visit our nation’s capitol in the Spring of 2022. Students will not only be able to take in the sights and sounds of Washington DC, but they will also have the unique opportunity to meet our congressional representatives and learn more about the policy-making and legislative process. The informational meeting will be held virtually at 6:00pm on Tuesday, November 17. Please RSVP HERE. If you have specific questions please reach out to Richard_Maez@dpsk12.net.

    SENIOR YEARBOOK SUBMISSIONS OPEN AFTER FALL BREAK – SENIORS
    We have moved the submission window for senior yearbook materials until after Thanksgiving break. Look for information in the Weekly Roundup on Tuesday, December 1. Please email nolan_castanon@dpsk12.net with any questions.

    GWHS FOOD PANTRY THANKSGIVING BASKETS
    The GWHS Food Pantry is offering Thanksgiving Baskets – they will be distributed to interested families on Friday, November 20th for both pick-up or delivery. 

    The food baskets will include a Turkey, pie, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, yams, canned cranberries & rolls. If you are interested in receiving a basket, please fill out THIS FORM.

    This program could not be possible without our Patriot donors and volunteers. We are so appreciative of your past support and welcome our new supporters. Please SIGN UP to donate or volunteer. Questions? Email Jo-Nell Her

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  • Weekly Roundup November 10

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    ASSEMBLY SCHEDULE 11/12
    On Tuesday, November 10 and Thursday, November 12, we will have a modified schedule and upperclassmen will be excused from Community Learning Seminar (see our Assembly Bell Schedule HERE). Over the course of these two days, all 9th graders will attend an extended Community Learning Seminar period where GW mental health staff will be presenting a suicide prevention training program called Signs of Suicide (SOS). Freshmen families received an email on November 4th with more information about this program. If you missed the email, you can see it HERE.

    Q1 INCOMPLETE RECOVERY OFFICE HOURS
    For students who earned an incomplete during Quarter 1, plan to attend Q1 Incomplete Recovery office hours tomorrow from 12:00pm – 2:00pm. If you have any questions, please reach out to your instructor or your advisor:

    All Freshmen
    Alea Griffin | alea_griffin@dpsk12.net

    Grades 10-12
    Last Names A – Gh | Khari Wallace | khari_wallace@dpsk12.net
    Last Names Gi – O | Sarah Ozee | sarah_ozee@dpsk12.net
    Last Names P – Z | Michelle Wellman | michelle_wellman@dpsk12.net 

    NEW TEACHER OFFICE HOURS ON WEDNESDAYS
    Teacher office hours on Wednesdays are shifting. Each Wednesday from 12:00pm – 2:00pm teachers will host office hours to support students who are recovering Q1 Incompletes, and from 2:00pm – 3:00pm will host office hours for current Quarter 2 classes. This change has been updated on our Bell Schedule Google Calendar

    FALL AP STUDENTS: REGISTER AND PAY FOR EXAMS BY TOMORROW
    Fall semester AP students must pay for and order their AP exams by November 11 (a $10 late fee starts October 28). Click HERE to pay exam fees, then follow the instructions in the payment confirmation page to order exams through CollegeBoard. This final step also enrolls students in their AP Classroom, which provides rich resources for pre-exam study.

    • Questions about F/RL exam fees? Contact kelly_vigil@dpsk12.org
    • Questions about financial assistance? Contact frederick_harrisjr@dpsk12.org
    • Questions about exam ordering? Contact emily_hunter@dpsk12.org

    FALL BREAK
    Fall break is November 23 – 27. We will return to classes on Monday, November 20. 

    Q2 FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE
    Q2 Final Exams will be held on December 16 and 17. December 18 is a teacher workday and there is no school for students. Dates and times are listed below and can also be found on our school calendar

    Wednesday, December 16
    Period 1 Final | 8:00am – 9:30am
    Period 2 Final | 11:00am – 12:30pm

    Thursday, December 17
    Period 3 Final | 8:00am – 9:30am
    Period 4 Final | 11:00am – 12:30pm

    DPS MEAL DISTRIBUTION
    Denver Public Schools is providing free weekday breakfast and lunch meals to any child 18  years or younger at curbside locations throughout the city. Pickup is available Monday – Friday 11:00am – 1:00pm unless otherwise noted. Learn more by clicking HERE.

    NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
    GWHS’ chapter of The National Honor Society is now accepting applications for new members! The National Honor Society is a nationwide club that celebrates Character, Scholarship, Leadership and Service. The GWHS NHS is an awesome group of student leaders committed to making a positive difference for students in our school and for the people of our community. We’d love to include you! Qualified candidates have/demonstrate: minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA; commitment to uphold the core values of the National Honor Society; desire to be a force for positive change in our school and community; and willingness to be of service to others. There is a $15 one-time fee (waiver available). Dues pay for cords for graduating seniors, supplies for events and service projects, and our annual club contribution to the GWHS Scholarship Fund. All qualified students are encouraged to apply by clicking HERE! Application deadline is Friday, November 27, 2020. Please join us!

    TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY TO WASHINGTON DC
    GW is thrilled to announce a travel opportunity for current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to visit our nation’s capitol in the Spring of 2022. Students will not only be able to take in the sights and sounds of Washington DC, but they will also have the unique opportunity to meet our congressional representatives and learn more about the policy-making and legislative process. The informational meeting will be held virtually at 6:00pm on Tuesday, November 17. Please RSVP HERE. If you have specific questions please reach out to Richard_Maez@dpsk12.net.

    SENIOR YEARBOOK SUBMISSIONS OPEN AFTER FALL BREAK – SENIORS
    We have moved the submission window for senior yearbook materials until after Thanksgiving break. Look for information in the Weekly Roundup on Tuesday, December 1. Please email nolan_castanon@dpsk12.net with any questions. 

    FILM VIEWING: I AM NOT A RACIST…AM I?
    GW Family Culturally Responsive Engagement is hosting a film viewing of I’m Not A Racist…Am I (directed by a GW alumni), sponsored by The Denver Public Schools Foundation on Tuesday November 17 at 5:00pm. After the film viewing everyone is encouraged to participate in a family friendly workshop, designed to dive deeper into the topic and continuing the important work at GW. There are limited viewing opportunities, so make sure you register early by emailing Michelle Quattlebaum at m_quattlebaum@dpsk12.net. Please note: the film viewing will serve as the affinity sessions for both groups.

    GWHS FOOD PANTRY THANKSGIVING BASKETS
    The GWHS Food Pantry is offering Thanksgiving Baskets – they will be distributed to interested families on Friday, November 18th for both pick-up or delivery. 

    The food baskets will include a Turkey, pie, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, yams, canned cranberries & rolls. If you are interested in receiving a basket, please fill out THIS FORM by Friday November 13.

    This program could not be possible without our Patriot donors and volunteers. We are so appreciative of your past support and welcome out new supporter. Please SIGN UP to donate or volunteer. Questions? Email Jo-Nell Herndon at gwhs_studentassistance@yahoo.com.

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  • Weekly Roundup October 20

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    MODIFIED SCHEDULE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21
    Tomorrow is the first day of Q2, and we are following the M/T/Th/F bell schedule for all three days this week. This means that first period starts with live instruction at 7:45am tomorrow morning. 

    Q1 FINAL GRADES
    Final grades from Quarter 1 are now posted in Infinite Campus. We will roll Q1 and Q2 grades to transcript in early January – which is when we would usually roll fall term grades to transcript. 

    MODIFIED SCHEDULE WEEK OF OCTOBER 26
    To accommodate the SAT and PSAT next week Tuesday, October 27 – Thursday, October 29 will be asynchronous learning days. Teachers will have detailed instructions posted for each class and will be available for office hours on Wednesday for student support.

    UPDATES FOR SAT (OCTOBER 27) AND PSAT/NMSQT (OCTOBER 29)
    Seniors and Juniors: If you signed up to take the SAT on October 27 or the PSAT/NMSQT on October 29, you will be receiving an email on Friday this week with your assigned building entrance, testing room and testing end time. We will have the following safety protocols in place, all of which must be followed in order to test:

    • Use only the building entrance to which you were assigned
    • Do not come to test if you feel sick or have a fever
    • Arrive early, as you will go through an “active” health screening process before entry
    • Use the hand sanitizing station outside your testing room prior to entry
    • Wear a mask at all times, while waiting in line outside your entrance and while inside the building
    • Maintain 6’ of social distance at all times
    • Bring your own no. 2 pencils and graphing calculator, if possible (if not, we can provide these for you)
    • Bring a snack and drink, and set them under or beside your assigned desk
    • Leave personal belongings at home as much as possible
    • Review your testing end time (which accounts for accommodations and/or the SAT Essay)

    Plan to arrive at GWHS at 7:30am. Testing room doors will close at 8am. Questions? Contact Emily Hunter at Emily_Hunter@dpsk12.org.

    FALL AP STUDENTS: REGISTER AND PAY FOR EXAMS BY OCTOBER 28
    Fall semester AP students must pay for and order their AP exams by November 11 (a $10 late fee starts October 28). Click HERE to pay exam fees, then follow the instructions in the payment confirmation page to order exams through CollegeBoard. This final step also enrolls students in their AP Classroom, which provides rich resources for pre-exam study.

    • Questions about F/RL exam fees? Contact kelly_vigil@dpsk12.org
    • Questions about financial assistance? Contact frederick_harrisjr@dpsk12.org
    • Questions about exam ordering? Contact emily_hunter@dpsk12.org

    SEAL OF BILITERACY APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN
    The application for juniors and seniors to apply for the 2020-2021 DPS Seal of Biliteracy is now open. For more details and additional resources, and to apply for the Seal of Biliteracy, please click HERE. In order to better align to the goal of college readiness, DPS has made a few adjustments to the Seal criteria including: AP English benchmark is now an exam score of 2 instead of 3, and ACCUplacer and the DPS Literacy Capstone have been added as competencies. If you have any questions, please reach out to Tom Potvin (DPS) at Thomas_Potvin@dpsk12.org or Khari Wallace (GWHS) at Khari_Wallace@dpsk12.org.

    CLUB REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 21
    Club registration is now open! All clubs, new and existing, must register in order to be recognized and supported by the school. If you wish to participate in the virtual club fair in Q2, your club must be registered by October 21. For more information on the registration process and how virtual clubs will work this year, click HERE.

    FRESHMEN AND SOPHOMORE AMBASSADORS NEEDED
    GW is looking for freshman and sophomore students to join our GW Student Ambassador team. The GW Student Ambassador Program is a leadership opportunity for students who are dedicated to serving and representing George Washington High School. GW Student Ambassadors are student leaders who act as liaison for current and prospective students by facilitating Ninth Grade Academy, providing campus tours, volunteering at various community events, and serving as student representatives at various DPS District events. If you are interested, sign up HERE and Ms. Richason will get back to you with more information.

    DPS COLLEGE APPLICATION DAY – SENIORS
    Friday, October 23, is DPS College Application Day. It will be hosted on a virtual conference platform that will allow students to visit colleges where they can access quick links to the colleges’ websites, fun facts about their school, video tutorials walking them through their application, and to sign up for one on one time with a college admission representative. There will also be live common application and personal statement workshops for students. For more information, click HERE. Please contact Emily Carlson (ecarlson@denverscholarship.org) if you are interested in participating!

    FIRST TIME VOTER GUIDE – SENIORS
    Seniors – we are now two weeks away from election day! This may be the first time you’ve participated in our election process. Congratulations! Colorado makes it easy for all eligible voters to get out the vote. 

    Follow these simple steps to make sure you can participate in this election:

    Register to Vote:

    • If you have a Colorado ID you can register to vote online, or in person at a Voting Service & Polling Center (VSPC) beginning on October 19 through 7:00pm on November 3.
    • If you do not have a Colorado ID you can print out & mail in this form or register in person at a VSPC beginning on October 19 through 7:00pm November 3.
    • In Colorado, every active registered voter receives a ballot in the mail automatically. Counties have already begun sending ballots. Make sure your mailing address is up-to-date

    Vote:

    • Voting by mail: Once you have filled out your ballot, put it in the enclosed envelope. Remember to sign the back of the envelope and add 2 stamps, then put it in the mail! Mail your ballot on or before October 26 to ensure it arrives by Election Day.
    • Dropping off your ballot: Save your stamps and use official ballot boxes located all over Colorado.  You can drop your ballot off at any drop box 24 hours a day, or at a Voter Service & Polling Center until 7:00pm on November 3rd. Find a ballot drop boy near you.
    • Voting in person: You can vote in person starting on October 19 at a Voting Service & Polling Center in your county. Find a VSPC near you.

    Important Dates and Deadlines:

    • October 9: Counties start mailing ballots and some drop boxes open
    • October 19: Drop boxes & VSPCs open across the state
    • October 26: Last day to register and still be sent a ballot in the mail
    • October 26: Last day to mail your ballot back to ensure delivery by November 3
    • November 3: ELECTION DAY! Polls close at 7:00pm

    Track Your Ballot: Track the status of your mail ballot, from mailed to accepted. You can sign up to track your ballot here for Denver county and here for other counties.

    Questions about voting? Call the Voter Protection Hotline at 720-580-0148.

    COMMUNITY UPDATE – VIRTUAL Q&A OPPORTUNITY OCTOBER 28
    GW is hosting a live virtual school update from Dr. Waters and an opportunity for parents to ask questions about the school year. On October 28 at 9:30am and 6:00pm GW will hold virtual sessions to update families and community members on the State of GW. Each of the sessions will contain the same information, and a panel of GW faculty will be available to answer your questions. Spanish and Arabic interpretation will be available at both sessions. Register below:

    AFFINITY GROUP WORKSHOPS FOR OCTOBER 27 AND 29
    The Family Culturally Responsive Engagement Initiative is revamping the Affinity Groups. October will launch a new affinity group designed to expand participation. The affinity group recommended for those identifying as white will not change. The new group will include Black, Indigenous, & People of Color (BIPOC). The BIPOC will absorb the African American/Black and Latinx groups, while expanding participation to Indigenous and all People of Color. This group is recommended for families that do not identify as White and would like to participate in the culturally responsive work happening at GW. To learn more about the Family Culturally Responsive Engagement Initiative and register for the upcoming workshops the last week of October, please click HERE.

     

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  • Weekly Roundup – October 13

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    MODIFIED SCHEDULE – Q1 FINAL EXAMS WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY
    To accommodate Q1 finals starting tomorrow this week, we have a modified bell schedule for the remainder of the week. 

    Wednesday, October 14
    Period 1 Final | 11:00am – 12:30pm
    Period 2 Final | 1:00pm – 2:30pm

    Thursday, October 15
    Period 3 Final | 11:00am – 12:30pm
    Period 4 Final | 1:00pm – 2:30pm

    NO SCHOOL OCTOBER 16, 19, 20
    Friday, October 16 and Monday, October 19 and Tuesday, October 20 are DPS Teacher Workdays. There will be no school for students on these dates. 

    Q2 MATERIALS PICKUP
    On Tuesday, October 20 from 9:00am – 4:00pm we are holding a Q2 class supply pick-up. If you are in any of the following classes, please visit our North Lobby doors (with a mask!) to pick up your Q2 supplies. Please note, if you are a freshman in English 1, we will deliver your books with your Patriot Swag Bag that is being delivered to your home next week. If you are a Freshman in any other class listed below, please plan to come pick up your additional materials on Tuesday. 

    • English 1 Honors (see note above about freshman books)
    • English 2
    • English 2 Honors
    • African American Lit Honors
    • Hispanic Lit Honors
    • AP English Language and Composition
    • Drawing & Painting
    • Digital Media Foundations
    • Sculpture

    Q2 START DATE – MODIFIED BELL SCHEDULE
    Quarter 2 will start on Wednesday, October 21. Because this is a short week, Wednesday will not be asynchronous and instead we will follow our M/T/Th/F bell schedule. 

    SEAL OF BILITERACY APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN
    The application for juniors and seniors to apply for the 2020-2021 DPS Seal of Biliteracy is now open. For more details and additional resources, and to apply for the Seal of Biliteracy, please click HERE. In order to better align to the goal of college readiness, DPS has made a few adjustments to the Seal criteria including: AP English benchmark is now an exam score of 2 instead of 3, and ACCUplacer and the DPS Literacy Capstone have been added as competencies. If you have any questions, please reach out to Tom Potvin (DPS) at Thomas_Potvin@dpsk12.org or Khari Wallace (GWHS) at Khari_Wallace@dpsk12.org.

    FALL AP STUDENTS: REGISTER AND PAY FOR EXAMS BY OCTOBER 28
    Fall semester AP students must pay for and order their AP exams by November 11 (a $10 late fee starts October 28). Click HERE to pay exam fees, then follow the instructions in the payment confirmation page to order exams through CollegeBoard. This final step also enrolls students in their AP Classroom, which provides rich resources for pre-exam study.

    • Questions about F/RL exam fees? Contact kelly_vigil@dpsk12.org
    • Questions about financial assistance? Contact frederick_harrisjr@dpsk12.org
    • Questions about exam ordering? Contact emily_hunter@dpsk12.org

    STUDENTS // Get Involved

    CLUB REGISTRATION DEADLINE OCTOBER 19
    Club registration is now open! All clubs, new and existing, must register in order to be recognized and supported by the school. If you wish to participate in the virtual club fair in Q2, your club must be registered by October 19. For more information on the registration process and how virtual clubs will work this year, click HERE.

    CLASS OF 2024 SWAG BAG DELIVERIES
    Class of 2024! Next week GW faculty members will be delivering Patriot swag bags to your home. Keep an eye out for green and white!

    OVERWATCH PLAYERS NEED FOR ESPORTS
    Do you play Overwatch on PC? Do you want to compete against high schools across the US and Canada? If so, you should join the GW esports team, Patriot Esports! Our season is about ready to kick off and we need you! If you’re interested please send Mr G an email at michael_goddard@dpsk12.net.

    NEW NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY COMPETITION AND CLUB
    GW has a new club! Learn how to secure and defend computer networks, be a part of a team, and gain valuable skills for the future! If you’re interested please send Mr G an email at michael_goddard@dpsk12.net

    2021 YEARBOOK UPDATE
    We have known since planning for this school year began, that our yearbook would look different. Not only is our Yearbook class only meeting during the Spring term, but without student yearbook portraits,  limited student activities, and the inability to mix cohorts, capturing student life this year is incredibly challenging.

    This is why we have decided to create a Class of 2021 Special Edition Yearbook. We feel strongly that during these unprecedented times, our seniors deserve this special send-off. This yearbook will be shorter than years past and feature only our graduating seniors. The book will highlight seniors’ entire four years as Patriots, and include memories and dedications from families, teachers, coaches, and fellow students

    We know that yearbooks are a costly investment for families – so this year we would like to provide the special edition yearbook free of cost to every graduating senior. If you would like to help support this effort by making a donation, please contact kwaters@dpsk12.net.

    Starting November 3, yearbook submissions will open for all seniors and their families. We will provide online forms for you to submit materials. All seniors materials will be free to submit this year, including baby dedications. Submissions are due by Monday, January 4, 2021.

    Thank you in advance to our community for coming together to make this a special yearbook for the Class of 2021. If you have any questions, please contact nolan_castanon@dpsk12.net.

    DPS COLLEGE APPLICATION DAY – SENIORS
    Friday, October 23, is DPS College Application Day. It will be hosted on a virtual conference platform that will allow students to visit colleges where they can access quick links to the colleges’ websites, fun facts about their school, video tutorials walking them through their application, and to sign up for one on one time with a college admission representative. There will also be live common application and personal statement workshops for students. For more information, click HERE. Please contact Emily Carlson (ecarlson@denverscholarship.org) if you are interested in participating!

    FIRST TIME VOTER GUIDE – SENIORS
    Seniors – we are now three weeks away from election day! This may be the first time you’ve participated in our election process. Congratulations! Colorado makes it easy for all eligible voters to get out the vote. 

    Follow these simple steps to make sure you can participate in this election:

    Register to Vote:

    • If you have a Colorado ID you can register to vote online, or in person at a Voting Service & Polling Center (VSPC) beginning on October 19 through 7:00pm on November 3.
    • If you do not have a Colorado ID you can print out & mail in this form or register in person at a VSPC beginning on October 19 through 7:00pm November 3.
    • In Colorado, every active registered voter receives a ballot in the mail automatically. Counties have already begun sending ballots. Make sure your mailing address is up-to-date

    Vote:

    • Voting by mail: Once you have filled out your ballot, put it in the enclosed envelope. Remember to sign the back of the envelope and add 2 stamps, then put it in the mail! Mail your ballot on or before October 26 to ensure it arrives by Election Day.
    • Dropping off your ballot: Save your stamps and use official ballot boxes located all over Colorado.  You can drop your ballot off at any drop box 24 hours a day, or at a Voter Service & Polling Center until 7:00pm on November 3rd. Find a ballot drop boy near you.
    • Voting in person: You can vote in person starting on October 19 at a Voting Service & Polling Center in your county. Find a VSPC near you.

    Important Dates and Deadlines:

    • October 9: Counties start mailing ballots and some drop boxes open
    • October 19: Drop boxes & VSPCs open across the state
    • October 26: Last day to register and still be sent a ballot in the mail
    • October 26: Last day to mail your ballot back to ensure delivery by November 3
    • November 3: ELECTION DAY! Polls close at 7:00pm

    Track Your Ballot: Track the status of your mail ballot, from mailed to accepted. You can sign up to track your ballot here for Denver county and here for other counties.

    Questions about voting? Call the Voter Protection Hotline at 720-580-0148.

    PARENTS – AFFINITY GROUP WORKSHOPS FOR OCTOBER 27 AND 29

    The Family Culturally Responsive Engagement Initiative is revamping the Affinity Groups. October will launch a new affinity group designed to expand participation. The affinity group recommended for those identifying as white will not change. The new group will include Black, Indigenous, & People of Color (BIPOC). The BIPOC will absorb the African American/Black and Latinx groups, while expanding participation to Indigenous and all People of Color. This group is recommended for families that do not identify as White and would like to participate in the culturally responsive work happening at GW.

    To learn more about the Family Culturally Responsive Engagement Initiative and register for the upcoming workshops the last week of October, please click HERE

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  • Weekly Roundup October 6

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    Q1 GRADING TIMELINE
    Quarter 1 ends on Thursday, October 15. Click HERE to see a detailed timeline for the remainder of Q1. Please note: In the quarter scheduling model, one quarter is equivalent to one semester’s worth of work. When Quarter 1 grades are transcripted, they will be labeled as “Semester 1” and when Quarter 2 grades are transcripted they will be labeled as “Semester 2.”

    Q1 FINALS SCHEDULE
    Finals for Q1 classes will be held Wednesday, October 14, and Thursday, October 15. There is no school on Friday, October 16. See our School Calendar HERE for specific times for each final.

    Q2 START DATE
    Quarter 2 will start on Wednesday, October 21. Because this is a short week, Wednesday will not be asynchronous and instead we will follow our M/T/Th/F bell schedule.

    FALL AP STUDENTS: REGISTER AND PAY FOR EXAMS BY OCTOBER 28
    Fall semester AP students must pay for and order their AP exams by November 11 (a $10 late fee starts October 28). Click HERE to pay exam fees, then follow the instructions in the payment confirmation page to order exams through CollegeBoard. This final step also enrolls students in their AP Classroom, which provides rich resources for pre-exam study.

    AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING
    City Year is here to help and support you. We are providing tutoring in 9th grade English 1 Honors, Integrated Math 1, and Algebra 1. Monday-Thursday we will be meeting virtually from 3:00pm-4:00pm for students that need help in these courses. We will also have space for students that want to hang out and do fun activities! Email Ms. Said for more information on how to join at iesha_said@dpsk12.net.

    CLUB REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
    Club registration is now open! All clubs, new and existing, must register in order to be recognized and supported by the school. If you wish to participate in the virtual club fair in Q2, your club must be registered by October 19. For more information on the registration process and how virtual clubs will work this year, click HERE.

    SENIORS! COLLEGE REP VISITS
    College rep visits are back (virtually)! This is a good opportunity for you to meet with representatives from colleges to learn more about their schools and ask questions about anything from the cafeteria food to how to apply! We already have a ton of colleges signed up, and more are being added every day! Some of these schools include CU Boulder, the University of Chicago, Colorado College, Emily Griffith Technical College, Colorado State University, Washington University in St. Louis, and many more!

    You can sign up on MaiaLearning by going to Student Portal and clicking on “See All Apps” and then clicking on “Universities” and then “Visits”. Please note that you must have signed the Zoom permission slip to attend these visits! More Info: emily_carlson1@dpsk12.net

    JOIN THE GW LUNCH BUNCH!
    Hang out with other students by joining the GW Lunch Bunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays! To join, go to meet.google.com, click “Join or Enter a Meeting”, and type in GWLunchBunch (all one word). More info: sarah_ozee@dpsk12.org

    GWHS FOOD PANTRY UPDATES
    The GWHS Food Pantry will have pre-packaged boxed food and supplies available for monthly pick-up or delivery. The food pantry is available for all members of the GW and Delta community. Please fill out THIS FORM to receive more information.

    If you would like to donate food/money or volunteer your time for the GW Food Pantry, please click HEREMore Info: GWHS_studentassistance@yahoo.com

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