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  • Weekly Roundup May 31

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    COURSE COMPLETION DAYS
    Tuesday, May 31 through Thursday, June 2 are Course Completion Days. During this time, students who are not passing a core course (i.e., English, math, social studies and science) and who have 60% or better overall attendance will work individually with their teachers on designated tasks to demonstrate mastery of skills necessary to pass their course. Students who received an email on Friday, May 27 regarding Course Completion will be required to attend school in-person during Course Completion Days. These students should report to their teachers in any core classes they not passing at 8:45am. Students will be released at 1pm.

    YEARBOOK DISTRIBUTION
    Yearbooks will be available for pick up Tuesday, June 7 from 12:00 to 2:00pm in the GWHS North Lobby. If you are unavailable to pick up your yearbook during that time, please contact Ms. Rodriguez or Ms. Love in the Main Office starting August 1 to arrange a different time. If yearbooks are delivered to us sooner than June 7, we will send an updated announcement with an earlier pick-up date. We are excited to share our final yearbook with you!

    FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
    The first day of school for ninth graders is Monday, August 22. All other students will report for their first day on Tuesday, August 23. Weekly Roundups will resume in early August with full details about the start of school.

    DECA FUNDRAISER AT CHIPOTLE
    Enjoy dinner from Chipotle and support GW’s DECA Chapter on June 1 from 4:00 to 8:00pm! Visit the Chipotle on Monaco and Leetsdale and mention GWHS DECA, and a portion of the proceeds of your meal will be donated by Chipotle in support. If you’d prefer to order online, use ordering code X8R2JLK and follow the instructions HERE.

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  • Weekly Roundup May 24

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    ASSESSMENT – SPRING 2022 FINAL EXAMS
    All freshmen, sophomores and juniors will complete course finals:

    • Wednesday, May 25: Periods 1 through 3
    • Thursday, May 26: Periods 4 and 5
    • Friday, May 27: Periods 6 and 7
    • Tuesday, May 31 to Friday, June 3: Course Completion Days (by teacher invitation only)

    Please find the full Spring 2022 Final Exam Schedule HERE.

    CHROMEBOOK RETURN
    Students leaving Denver Public Schools must turn in their school-issued Chromebooks and chargers on or before May 27. Students will be charged a $25 fee for unreturned chargers and a $280 fee for unreturned Chromebooks. Stickers must be removed, and Chromebooks must be in good working order to avoid a $25 cleaning fee or a repair fee. Questions? Please contact Mr. Embleton.

    YEARBOOK DISTRIBUTION
    Yearbooks will be available for pick up Tuesday, June 7 from 12:00 to 2:00pm in the GWHS North Lobby. If you are unavailable to pick up your yearbook during that time, please contact Ms. Rodriguez or Ms. Love in the Main Office starting August 1 to arrange a different time. If the yearbooks are delivered to us sooner than June 7, we will send an updated announcement with an earlier pick up date. We are excited to share our final yearbook with you!

    GW STUDENT AMBASSADORS PROGRAM
    Are you looking to become a GW Student Ambassador? The GW Student Ambassador Program is a leadership opportunity for students who are dedicated to serving and representing George Washington High School. GW Ambassadors are student leaders who act as liaisons for current and prospective students by facilitating Patriot Academy, providing campus tours, volunteering at various community events, and serving as student representatives at various DPS district events. Complete this FORM to apply to be an Ambassador for the 2022-2023 school year. Read through the descriptions of each Ambassador role HERE to decide which role is most interesting to you.

    SUMMER OF SORA
    Summer of Sora is the DPS summer reading program to encourage students to enjoy our digital library of over 42,000 eBooks and audiobooks all summer long. Beginning June 6 and for ten weeks ending August 12, every Sora eBook or audiobook checkout is a chance for students to win prizes. Every week 10 students will win an UnderArmour sackpack and book, for a total of 100 WINNERS! And three grand prize winners will receive Kindle e-readers! For more information and a tutorial on how to log in to the free Sora app and website, click HERE for English and HERE for Spanish. Questions? Contact Ms. Jensen in the library.

    DECA FUNDRAISER AT CHIPOTLE
    Enjoy dinner from Chipotle and support GW’s DECA Chapter on June 1 from 4:00 to 8:00pm! Visit the Chipotle on Monaco and Leetsdale and mention GWHS DECA, and a portion of the proceeds of your meal will be donated by Chipotle in support. If you’d prefer to order online, use ordering code X8R2JLK and follow the instructions HERE.

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  • Weekly Roundup May 17

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    SCHEDULE – CLASS OF 2022 GRADUATION
    As a reminder, there is no school for students on Monday, May 23. All staff will be participating in the graduation ceremony for the Class of 2022.

    ASSESSMENT – SPRING 2022 FINAL EXAMS
    All freshmen, sophomores and juniors will complete course finals:

    • Wednesday, May 25: Periods 1 through 3
    • Thursday, May 26: Periods 4 and 5
    • Friday, May 27: Periods 6 and 7
    • Tuesday, May 31 to Friday, June 3: Course Completion Days (by teacher invitation only)

    Please find the full Spring 2022 Final Exam Schedule HERE.

    ASSESSMENT – SAT AND PSAT SCORE RELEASE
    Scores for students who took the SAT, PSAT 10 or PSAT 9 in April are being released to student College Board accounts on the following schedule:

    • SAT: students who tested on April 13 began to receive scores on May 4.
    • SAT: students who tested on April 26 will receive scores beginning May 18.
    • PSAT 10: students will receive scores beginning May 20.
    • PSAT 9: students will receive scores beginning May 20.

    ASSESSMENT – IB EXAM LOCATION AND LOGISTICS
    If you are taking an IB Exam this year, please review your IB exam locations and logistics HERE. Please note that exams will be split between two locations:

    • All exams (except Language & Literature, all Mathematics, and Spanish) will be held at the Assumption of the Theotokos Greek Cathedral classrooms on the corner of Alameda Ave. and Dahlia St.
    • Language & Literature, all Mathematics, and Spanish will be held at GW.

    If you have questions, please reach out to Richard_Maez@dpsk12.net.

    SAFETY – CATALYTIC CONVERTER THEFT
    As you may have heard in the news, catalytic converter theft is a rising issue. Many local high schools have had catalytic converters stolen from cars parked in student and staff parking. Last week, GWHS had three catalytic converters stolen during the school day from cars parked in the North lot off Virginia Avenue and South Monaco Parkway. We will thoroughly investigate these thefts. Additionally, our School Resource Officers will provide increased monitoring in all our parking lots while we explore additional surveillence options, such as further video camera installation. Should you notice anything suspicious in any GWHS parking lot, please contact school officials immediately.

    SENIORS – SENIOR CHECKOUT
    As a reminder, all seniors must complete Senior Checkout in-person on Thursday, May 19. Before you arrive to Senior Checkout you must have the following completed by today, May 17:

    • DPS Senior Exit Survey located in Maia Learning
    • Future Center Checkout Survey
    • Completion of all four years of ICAP in Student Portal
    • Completion of Credit Recovery courses (if applicable)
    • All fees paid in full

    If you have a school-issued Chromebook you must return it during Senior Checkout. Please return your Chromebook in clean, working condition (no stickers), and with the charger (see details below). Failure to return a school-issued device will result in a fee and your inability to complete Senior Checkout. Senior Checkout will begin at 8:30am in the GW North Lobby.

    CHROMEBOOK RETURN
    Seniors and students leaving Denver Public Schools must turn in their school-issued Chromebooks and chargers on or before Senior Checkout. Students will be charged a $25 fee for unreturned chargers and a $280 fee for unreturned Chromebooks. Stickers must be removed, and Chromebooks must be in good working order to avoid a $25 cleaning fee or a repair fee. Questions? Please contact Mr. Embleton.

    YEARBOOK DISTRIBUTION
    Yearbook printing and delivery has been delayed by our yearbook vendor. We anticipate having yearbooks available by early June. We will provide updated information in the next Weekly Roundup.

    GW STUDENT AMBASSADORS PROGRAM
    Are you looking to become a GW Student Ambassador? The GW Student Ambassador Program is a leadership opportunity for students who are dedicated to serving and representing George Washington High School. GW Ambassadors are student leaders who act as liaisons for current and prospective students by facilitating Patriot Academy, providing campus tours, volunteering at various community events, and serving as student representatives at various DPS district events. Complete this FORM to apply to be an Ambassador for the 2022-2023 school year. Read through the descriptions of each Ambassador role HERE to decide which role is most interesting to you.

    SUMMER OF SORA
    Summer of Sora is the DPS summer reading program to encourage students to enjoy our digital library of over 42,000 eBooks and audiobooks all summer long. Beginning June 6 and for ten weeks ending August 12, every Sora eBook or audiobook checkout is a chance for students to win prizes. Every week 10 students will win an UnderArmour sackpack and book, for a total of 100 WINNERS! And three grand prize winners will receive Kindle e-readers! For more information and a tutorial on how to log in to the free Sora app and website, click HERE for English and HERE for Spanish. Questions? Contact Ms. Jensen in the library.

    SUMMER SUN DRIVE
    The GW ACE club is hosting a Summer Sun Drive to collect items for families in our community! The drive is Monday, May 9 through Friday, May 20. We are looking for the following items: flip-flops (adult and child sizes), sunscreen, lotion, non-perishable canned foods (fruits and vegetables), deodorant, chapstick, and antibacterial wipes. Please bring donations in bags or boxes to Ms. Marbois’ room (132) or Ms. Rosen’s room (128) and receive a FREE pair of GW sunglasses! Thank you for your support of our community this summer.

    GWHS TRIP TO PERU SUMMER 2023
    Big news, GWHS families! Your student has the opportunity to travel to Peru with two wonderful GWHS staff members, Ms. Stein-Shevell and Ms. Suarez, in summer 2023. Travel is so much more than just planes and trains! Your student will gain new perspectives, develop a sense of independence, and build skills for the future through this experience. Ms. Stein-Shevell and Ms. Suarez will be reviewing all the details for the GWHS Peru adventure during a meeting on Tuesday, May 17 from 6:00 to 7:00pm. RSVP to attend the meeting HERE.

    GW GROW CLUB TOMATO SEEDLING SALE
    The GW Grow Club is offering beautiful heirloom tomato seedlings for sale. These plants were started by students and have been nurtured in the GW greenhouse. Proceeds benefit the Grow Club and refurbishment of the greenhouse. Please order your plants HERE. Please also note that if we sell out of a specific tomato variety, we may need to offer similar alternate varieties. Pick up will be May 11-14 and May 16-18, 4:00 to 4:30pm in the GW Community Garden. Please contact Lisa at lemerson8@msn.com with questions. Thanks for supporting the GW Grow Club!

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  • Weekly Roundup May 10

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    ASSESSMENT – SAT AND PSAT SCORE RELEASE
    Scores for students who took the SAT, PSAT 10 or PSAT 9 in April are being released to student College Board accounts on the following schedule:

    • SAT: students who tested on April 13 began to receive scores on May 4.
    • SAT: students who tested on April 26 will receive scores beginning May 18.
    • PSAT 10: students will receive scores beginning May 20.
    • PSAT 9: students will receive scores beginning May 20.

    ASSESSMENT – IB EXAM LOCATION AND LOGISTICS
    If you are taking an IB Exam this year, please review your IB exam locations and logistics HERE. Please note that exams will be split between two locations:

    • All exams (except Language & Literature, all Mathematics, and Spanish) will be held at the Assumption of the Theotokos Greek Cathedral classrooms on the corner of Alameda Ave. and Dahlia St.
    • Language & Literature, all Mathematics, and Spanish will be held at GW.

    If you have questions, please reach out to Richard_Maez@dpsk12.net.

    SENIORS AND JUNIORS – PROM TICKETS
    Seniors and juniors, if you purchased Prom tickets on MySchoolBucks, remember to pick them up at the Treasurer’s Office starting May 9. More information about Prom requirements and dates can be found on the Seniors tab of our website.

    CHROMEBOOK RETURN
    Seniors and students leaving Denver Public Schools must turn in their school-issued Chromebooks and chargers on or before Senior Checkout. Students will be charged a $25 fee for unreturned chargers and a $280 fee for unreturned Chromebooks. Stickers must be removed, and Chromebooks must be in good working order to avoid a $25 cleaning fee or a repair fee. Questions? Please contact Mr. Embleton.

    GW STUDENT AMBASSADORS PROGRAM
    Are you looking to become a GW Student Ambassador? The GW Student Ambassador Program is a leadership opportunity for students who are dedicated to serving and representing George Washington High School. GW Ambassadors are student leaders who act as liaisons for current and prospective students by facilitating Patriot Academy, providing campus tours, volunteering at various community events, and serving as student representatives at various DPS district events. Complete this FORM to apply to be an Ambassador for the 2022-2023 school year. Read through the descriptions of each Ambassador role HERE to decide which role is most interesting to you.

    SUMMER OF SORA
    Summer of Sora is the DPS summer reading program to encourage students to enjoy our digital library of over 42,000 eBooks and audiobooks all summer long. Beginning June 6 and for ten weeks ending August 12, every Sora eBook or audiobook checkout is a chance for students to win prizes. Every week 10 students will win an UnderArmour sackpack and book, for a total of 100 WINNERS! And three grand prize winners will receive Kindle e-readers! For more information and a tutorial on how to log in to the free Sora app and website, click HERE for English and HERE for Spanish. Questions? Contact Ms. Jensen in the library.

    HELP NEEDED FOR PROM AFTERPARTY
    Attention, all families of GW students (including families of freshmen and sophomores, who traditionally support Prom afterparty)! GW will be hosting a fabulous Prom afterparty for our juniors and seniors, and we need your help. Our afterparty will be a casual Pajama Party theme at GW on May 14, immediately after Prom to 1:00am. Prom attendees will have the opportunity to safely hang out with friends, enjoy snacks, participate in fun activities, and win some prizes. Join in the party by donating or volunteering to make this event a huge success for our students! To donate items or volunteer with setup (during the day on May 14) or cleanup (the morning of May 15), please click HERE. To make a donation, please visit MySchoolBucks.com and search for GW*2022* or Venmo @Andrew-Raabe-1. Everyone is invited to support Prom afterparty! For a list of FAQs regarding Prom afterparty, click HERE.  

    PROM CHAPERONES NEEDED
    Interested in attending Prom? We need chaperones, and we’d love your help! Prom will be held on Saturday, May 14 at the Grand Hyatt Downtown from 7:00 to 11:00pm. The Prom afterparty will be held at GW immediately after Prom to 1:00am. Please sign up HERE.

    INTRO TO PERFORMING ARTS NIGHT
    On Thursday, May 12 at 6:30pm in the Auditorium, the Intro to Performing Arts classes will be presenting their final exams: Original One Act plays, completely written, directed, acted, and technical directed by students. You won’t want to miss seeing these original compositions! Admission is FREE, and everyone is welcome to participate by coming to watch their final exams.

    SUMMER SUN DRIVE
    The GW ACE club is hosting a Summer Sun Drive to collect items for families in our community! The drive is Monday, May 9 through Friday, May 20. We are looking for the following items: flip-flops (adult and child sizes), sunscreen, lotion, non-perishable canned foods (fruits and vegetables), deodorant, chapstick, and antibacterial wipes. Please bring donations in bags or boxes to Ms. Marbois’ room (132) or Ms. Rosen’s room (128) and receive a FREE pair of GW sunglasses! Thank you for your support of our community this summer.

    GWHS TRIP TO PERU SUMMER 2023
    Big news, GWHS families! Your student has the opportunity to travel to Peru with two wonderful GWHS staff members, Ms. Stein-Shevell and Ms. Suarez, in summer 2023. Travel is so much more than just planes and trains! Your student will gain new perspectives, develop a sense of independence, and build skills for the future through this experience. Ms. Stein-Shevell and Ms. Suarez will be reviewing all the details for the GWHS Peru adventure during a meeting on Tuesday, May 17 from 6:00 to 7:00pm. RSVP to attend the meeting HERE

    YOUR VOICE/TU VOZ SURVEY NOW OPEN
    DPS families should have received an email with the DPS Your Voice/Tu Voz Family Survey linkIf you haven’t already, we ask that you please take a few minutes of your time today to complete the survey. The last day to complete the survey is May 13. This survey asks you to reflect on your experience at DPS, and let us know what went well and what we can improve in the future. The survey also includes questions about the Healthy Start Times initiative for the 2023-2024 school year. 

    This survey is optional and confidential. If you have any questions or need help while filling out this survey, please call the FACE Help Line at 720-423-3054. Results from the most recent survey can be found at www.dpsk12.org/survey.

    GW GROW CLUB TOMATO SEEDLING SALE
    The GW Grow Club is offering beautiful heirloom tomato seedlings for sale. These plants were started by students and have been nurtured in the GW greenhouse. Proceeds benefit the Grow Club and refurbishment of the greenhouse. Please order your plants HERE. Please also note that if we sell out of a specific tomato variety, we may need to offer similar alternate varieties. Pick up will be May 11-14 and May 16-18, 4:00 to 4:30pm in the GW Community Garden. Please contact Lisa at lemerson8@msn.com with questions. Thanks for supporting the GW Grow Club!

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  • Weekly Roundup May 3

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    ASSESSMENT – IB EXAM LOCATION AND LOGISTICS

    If you are taking an IB Exam this year, please review your IB exam locations and logistics HERE. Please note that exams will be split between two locations:

    • All exams (except Language & Literature, all Mathematics, and Spanish) will be held at the Assumption of the Theotokos Greek Cathedral classrooms on the corner of Alameda Ave. and Dahlia St.
    • Language & Literature, all Mathematics, and Spanish will be held at GW.

    If you have questions, please reach out to Richard_Maez@dpsk12.net.

    SENIORS – GRADUATION SPEECH AUDITIONS
    Seniors, are you interested in giving a speech at this year’s graduation ceremony? Then you are in luck! We will be holding graduation speech auditions on Thursday, May 5 at 9:00am. Graduation speeches should be no longer than 2 minutes and should be focused on celebrating the events and accomplishments of the Class of 2022. In order to sign up for an audition time you must submit your speech to Mr. Maez by Tuesday, May 3 at 4:00pm. You can read more about graduation speech auditions HERE.

    SENIORS AND JUNIORS – PROM TICKETS
    Seniors and juniors, Prom tickets are available to purchase now on MySchoolBucks and can be picked up at the Treasurer’s Office starting May 9. All information about requirements and dates can be found on the Seniors tab of our website.

    PROM GUEST UPDATE
    We would first like to thank everyone that has reached out to us with questions and concerns about any, and all, upcoming events. We have heard your concerns, and we will be allowing underclassmen to attend Prom as guests of a junior or senior. Those wishing to attend must have a completed guest form turned in by the junior or senior that will accompany them by Wednesday, May 4 no later than 2:30pm. Forms can be found here, on the GW website, on Schoology, and in the Treasurer’s office.

    CHROMEBOOK RETURN
    Seniors and students leaving Denver Public Schools must turn in their school-issued Chromebooks and chargers on or before Senior Checkout. Students will be charged a $25 fee for unreturned chargers and a $280 fee for unreturned Chromebooks. Stickers must be removed, and Chromebooks must be in good working order to avoid a $25 cleaning fee or a repair fee. Questions? Please contact Mr. Embleton.

    GW STUDENT AMBASSADORS PROGRAM
    Are you looking to become a GW Student Ambassador? The GW Student Ambassador Program is a leadership opportunity for students who are dedicated to serving and representing George Washington High School. GW Ambassadors are student leaders who act as liaisons for current and prospective students by facilitating Patriot Academy, providing campus tours, volunteering at various community events, and serving as student representatives at various DPS district events. Complete this FORM to apply to be an Ambassador for the 2022-2023 school year. Read through the descriptions of each Ambassador role HERE to decide which role is most interesting to you.

    PROCTOR AN AP OR IB EXAM
    GWHS has hundreds of students taking AP and/or IB exams in late April through May, and we need your help to proctor! Proctor training is easy and quick, and proctoring is a gigantic help to students and staff (and can give you some much-needed quiet time!). Please sign up HERE if you’re able to help. Thank you!

    HELP NEEDED FOR PROM AFTERPARTY
    Attention, all families of GW students (including families of freshmen and sophomores, who traditionally support Prom afterparty)! GW will be hosting a fabulous Prom afterparty for our juniors and seniors, and we need your help. Our afterparty will be a casual Pajama Party theme at GW on May 14, immediately after Prom to 1:00am. Prom attendees will have the opportunity to safely hang out with friends, enjoy snacks, participate in fun activities, and win some prizes. Join in the party by donating or volunteering to make this event a huge success for our students! To join a planning committee (decor, food, games or raffle), please click HERE. To make a donation, please visit MySchoolBucks.com and search for GW*2022* or Venmo @Andrew-Raabe-1. Everyone is invited to support Prom afterparty! For more information on how to help, click HERE.

    PROM CHAPERONES NEEDED
    Interested in attending Prom? We need chaperones, and we’d love your help! Prom will be held on Saturday, May 14 at the Grand Hyatt Downtown from 7:00 to 11:00pm. The Prom afterparty will be held at GW immediately after Prom to 1:00am. Please sign up HERE.

    STAFF APPRECIATION CELEBRATION
    It is Teacher Appreciation Week! Our community will celebrate our terrific GWHS staff by sponsoring breakfast burritos on Thursday, May 5, and a delicious dessert party on Friday, May 6, from 12:00 to 3:30pm in the Community Room. Please sign up HERE to provide cookies, brownies or other tasty treats. Please bring your goodies to the Community Room by 12:00pm on Friday, May 6. If you need to drop off your donations early, please leave them with Ms. Kelly Vigil in the front office.

    Thanks to your generosity, all other slots are filled. Your enthusiastic contributions to the burrito donation have allowed for us to plan an ice-cream social for the teachers during finals week. Thank you so much!

    SPRING DANCE CONCERT: “KEEP ON DANCING!”
    After a two year absence, the Dance department is proud to bring back their annual Spring Dance Concert titled “Keep On Dancing!” The concert is Friday, May 6 at 7:00pm and Saturday, May 7 at 1:00pm in the Auditorium. Tickets are $10 ($5 for K-12 students). Tickets may be purchased from Dance students or at the door. Please come and support these talented dancers!

    INTRO TO PERFORMING ARTS NIGHT
    On Thursday, May 12 at 6:30pm in the Auditorium, the Intro to Performing Arts classes will be presenting their final exams: Original One Act plays, completely written, directed, acted, and technical directed by students. You won’t want to miss seeing these original compositions! Admission is FREE, and everyone is welcome to participate by coming to watch their final exams.

    SUMMER SUN DRIVE
    The GW ACE club is hosting a Summer Sun Drive to collect items for families in our community! The drive is Monday, May 9 through Friday, May 20. We are looking for the following items: flip-flops (adult and child sizes), sunscreen, lotion, non-perishable canned foods (fruits and vegetables), deodorant, chapstick, and antibacterial wipes. Please bring donations in bags or boxes to Ms. Marbois’ room (132) or Ms. Rosen’s room (128) and receive a FREE pair of GW sunglasses! Thank you for your support of our community this summer.

    GWHS TRIP TO PERU SUMMER 2023
    Big news, GWHS families! Your student has the opportunity to travel to Peru with our wonderful school psychologist, Ms. Stein-Shevell, in summer 2023. Travel is so much more than just planes and trains! Your student will gain new perspectives, develop a sense of independence, and build skills for the future through this experience. Ms. Stein-Shevell will be reviewing all the details for the GWHS Peru adventure during a meeting on Tuesday, May 17 from 6:00 to 7:00pm. RSVP to attend the meeting HERE.

    YOUR VOICE/TU VOZ SURVEY NOW OPEN
    DPS families should have received an email with the DPS Your Voice/Tu Voz Family Survey linkIf you haven’t already, we ask that you please take a few minutes of your time today to complete the survey. The last day to complete the survey is May 13. This survey asks you to reflect on your experience at DPS, and let us know what went well and what we can improve in the future. The survey also includes questions about the Healthy Start Times initiative for the 2023-2024 school year.

    This survey is optional and confidential. If you have any questions or need help while filling out this survey, please call the FACE Help Line at 720-423-3054. Results from the most recent survey can be found at www.dpsk12.org/survey.

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