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  • Weekly Roundup December 15

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    PLANNING FOR RETURN TO IN-PERSON LEARNING
    As Superintendent Cordova shared last week, DPS is committed to bringing secondary students who opted for in-person learning back to school buildings by February. DPS has also extended the deadline for secondary families to request a change in learning option (either in-person or virtual) in Parent Portal until Wednesday, December 16. Families that don’t take action will remain enrolled in their current learning option through the end of the school year. We shared an update specific to GWHS’s return to school planning last week, if you missed it, please read it HERE.

    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

    WINTER BREAK
    Winter Break is December 21 – January 4. There will be no school for students.

    SPRING TERM START DATE AND FIRST WEEK SCHEDULE 
    Quarter 3 will start with virtual learning. January 5 is the first day of Quarter 3 and is an asynchronous orientation day for students to be introduced to their new classes and instructors for the spring term. Students will receive an email on the morning of January 5 with instructions for the asynchronous orientation. January 6, 7, and 8 will be virtual live instruction following our regular M/T/Th/F bell schedule.

    CLASS MATERIALS RETURN AND PICKUP
    Materials Pick-up and Return will be held on January 5 and 13 from 9:00am – 4:00pm in our North Lobby. If you have class materials from the Fall Term, please return them on this date. If you are enrolled in any of the following classes for the Spring Term, please visit our school during these hours to pick-up materials:

    • English 1 Honors
    • English 2 and English 2 Honors
    • Hispanic American Literature
    • African American Literature
    • IB English 1
    • CE English 150
    • PreCalculus
    • IB Calculus
    • Drawing/Painting
    • Digital Media Foundations
    • Sculpture
    • Guitar (only for students who indicated they need a guitar)
    • Math students who signed up with their teacher to receive a calculator

    ASCENT APPLICATION NOW OPEN
    The ASCENT application is open now and the deadline to apply is March 1, 2020. ASCENT is a 5th year program that allows students to attend one full year of college for FREE. Students attend a participating technical, community, or 4 year-college the year following graduation from high school, setting them on a path to earning a certificate or degree while saving time and money. Students graduating in spring 2021 are eligible if they meet DPS graduation requirements and have earned 12+ college credits through concurrent/dual enrollment courses and AP/IB/CLEP exams. Reach out to Mr. Wallace khari_wallace@dpsk12.net for questions, application, and support.

    CHSAA SPORTS SEASON B UPDATE
    CHSAA announced that the start date for Season B was going to be delayed due to the rise in COVID-19 cases statewide. THIS LINK will take you to the CHSAA announcement and provides detailed information for the adjusted CHSAA calendar. DPS Athletics is still determining what sports will run during Season B. As soon as we have specific information to share, we will publish it in the Weekly Roundup.

    SENIOR YEARBOOK SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN – SENIORS
    Senior Photos and Baby Dedications for the 2021 Special Edition Yearbook are now open for submissions! All submissions are free and must be received by January 4, 2021. Click HERE to submit and read more about our special edition yearbook.

    REGISTER FOR WASHINGTON DC TRIP
    We are still accepting registrations for our trip to Washington DC, and if you enroll by today, Tuesday December 15, you will receive a $500 scholarship towards your total cost! GW, in partnership with John F. Kennedy High School, will be taking a trip to our nation’s capitol in Spring 2022. Not only will we see the sights and sounds of DC, but we will also meet with our congressional delegation and about the policy-making and legislative process. REGISTER HERE. If you have any questions reach out to Richard_Maez@dpsk12.net.

    NEW GW SWAG AVAILABLE ONLINE
    DECA and ACE are excited to provide you with some new GW swag. You can order yours online to be shipped directly to your home until Dec 18th. Order these styles while the supplies last! Click HERE to order!

    LEARN ABOUT SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND THE ADOLESCENT BRAIN
    DPS is hosting a prevention services webinar series and invites you to join Dr. Christian Thurstone, M.D, for a webinar at 12:00pm on Wednesday, December 16. Dr. Thurstone, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado, will provide facts about how substance use can affect the developing brain. Dr. Thurstone is one of about four dozen physicians in the United States who are board-certified in general, child and adolescent and addictions psychiatry. Register HERE.

    GWHS FOOD PANTRY WINTER BREAK BOXES
    The GWHS Food Pantry is offering Winter Break Boxes – they will be distributed to interested families on Wednesday December 16th for both pick-up or delivery.

    The food baskets will include choice of ham, beef roast or chicken, vegetable side, potatoes, and a treat, plus extra food for over break. 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 by clicking HERE. Questions? Email Jo-Nell Herndon at jonellherndon@yahoo.com.

    AFFINITY GROUP: COOKIE EXCHANGE EXTRAVAGANZA
    Join us for the Family Culturally Responsive Engagement year-end celebration! Parents and community members have done an amazing job engaging in honest conversations, sharing impactful experiences, and examining how we can create an inclusive culture which promotes excellence in every student. Now it is time to have a little fun and get to know others. The Affinity Groups will meet together on December 16 at 6:00pm for a virtual “cookie” exchange. Please register and share a recipe. And don’t forget to bring your dish/cookies to the virtual get together so everyone can see the finished product! Register HERE.

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  • Update: Return to In-Person Learning

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    Dear GW Community –

    As Superintendent Cordova shared yesterday evening, DPS is committed to bringing secondary students who opted for in-person learning back to school buildings by February. DPS also shared that secondary families can request a change to their learning option(either in-person or virtual) until Sunday, December 13. Families that don’t take action will remain enrolled in their current learning option through the end of the school year.

    We are excited at the prospect of bringing students together for in-person learning and committed to building a meaningful learning experience for all students. DPS has developed new scheduling options for high schools that provide more flexibility in regards to scheduling. At the same time, we want to be upfront about the challenges we are earnestly trying to solve right now. We also want to be clear that we don’t have all the answers today, and will be spending the next six weeks creating and fine-tuning our plan.

    When health conditions allow for students to return for hybrid-learning, the following guardrails as defined by DPS, in collaboration with Denver Health, will be in place:

    • Classes will operate with 17 or fewer students in-person and live stream remote/virtual students.
    • Students can rotate to their classes during their in-person days two days a week.
    • Each individual class must follow DCTA classroom maximums of 35, including students in person and live streaming.
    • Teachers can have a maximum exposure of 136 in-person students (up to 8 groups of in-person students containing up to 17 in-person students in each group).
    • Hallways must be set up to support one-way direction flow when possible, or two way direction flow with adequate distance among groups to avoid student crossover and congregating.
    • Lunch must be eaten in a classroom with a teacher, students may not leave campus.
    • All classes must maintain accurate seating charts and require daily adherence to the seating chart to support Targeted Contact Identification in the case of a COVID exposure.
    • Students in grades 6-12 should be socially distanced a minimum of 3 feet; greater distance is encouraged if possible.

     

    What this would look like at GW:

    • Class Offerings: In a hybrid model, students will maintain the classes they are scheduled to attend in Quarters 3 and 4 – there will be no changes to our course offerings.
    • Class Schedule: We would follow an AA/BB hybrid schedule where 50% of our students would attend in-person two days a week. Students would attend each of their classes in-person two days a week with the instructor of record (except those instructors who have remote-work accommodations). There would be two additional days of live, virtual instruction. Wednesdays would remain asynchronous learning with targeted student supports, and AP/IB test preparation sessions.
    • Instruction: Teachers will be responsible for instructing both in-person and virtual students simultaneously. Even though students will be in a classroom with their instructor, the majority of instruction would be conducted through the computer. Students coming for in-person learning will be required to have their computer for each class they attend.
    • Lunch: Teachers are required to have a 45-minute duty-free lunch. Because the guardrails specify that lunch must be in a classroom monitored by a licensed staff member, we would not be able to meet this contractual obligation for our teachers.That means that in a hybrid model, we would likely move our live instruction to the morning and dismiss students at lunch to return home for a consolidated set of time for Teacher Directed Independent Study (TDIS).
    • Community Learning: Students will continue to attend daily Community Learning Seminar, though we are not sure if this would be virtual or in person.
    • Special Education: All special education center based programs will return to 100% in-person learning for those who selected this option.

     

    There are four significant challenges that we are currently trying to solve: 

    • Staffing: 25% of our licensed faculty have received an accommodation to remain remote if we return to in-person learning. This means that no matter what format we return to in-person, classes taught by these instructors will be virtual. We need additional licensed staff members to manage these classrooms for students who are accessing their virtual teacher.
    • Planning For Teacher Absences: We have been assigned one dedicated guest teacher. In the virtual-learning environment, teacher absences are handled by assigning asynchronous lessons for the students. During in-person learning, if one teacher is absent and we are not able to provide a substitute, students would be required to stay home to complete asynchronous work since we will not have licensed adults available to monitor the classroom.
    • Off Periods for Students: In the quarter-block schedule model, students have at least one off period over the course of the year. Students who have off periods during Quarter 3 and 4 will be assigned a classroom with a licensed staff member during this time. Currently, we are short on staff available to monitor in-person classrooms.
    • Maintaining Consistency: We feel strongly that consistency is key to student success during the pandemic. We are concerned that moving in and out of in-person learning as the need to quarantine will inevitably arise will create interruptions and confusion for students and staff. We are examining how we can best offer in-person learning while maintaining as much consistency as possible for our community.

     

    As a leadership team we are collaborating with our faculty’s instructional leaders and principals across DPS to develop the best plan possible for returning to in-person learning when health conditions allow. We know that this is an incredibly challenging time, and we all want to be together again, learning and growing in-person, and for the first time it feels like we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. We will continue to update you as we move through this planning process, and we appreciate your patience as we navigate these next steps in planning for a safe and meaningful return to in-person learning.

    Sincerely,
    Kristin Waters, Ph.D.
    Principal | George Washington High School

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  • Weekly Roundup December 8

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    PLANNING FOR RETURN TO IN-PERSON LEARNING
    DPS is sending out a communication to all families this evening with important information regarding the planning process for returning to in-person learning. We will follow up with an email tomorrow to detail what these plans mean specifically for the GWHS community. We know you have questions regarding the opportunity to update your learning option (in-person or virtual) this week. We will answer as many of those questions as we can in tomorrow’s communication.

    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. You have until December 15 to make up work from Q1 to receive credit before grades roll to transcript in January.

    LAST DAY TO TURN IN Q2 LATE WORK
    The last day to turn in late work for Q2 is Friday, December 11. After this date it is up to the teacher if they will accept late work. Late work will not be penalized.

    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

    WINTER BREAK AND Q3 START DATE
    Winter Break is December 21 – January 4. January 5 will be an asynchronous orientation day for students to be introduced to their new classes and instructors for the spring term and pick up class materials from the school. January 6, 7, and 8 will be virtual live instruction following our regular M/T/Th/F bell schedule.

    CHSAA SPORTS SEASON B UPDATE
    CHSAA announced that the start date for Season B was going to be delayed due to the rise in COVID-19 cases statewide. THIS LINK will take you to the CHSAA announcement and provides detailed information for the adjusted CHSAA calendar. DPS Athletics is still determining what sports will run during Season B. As soon as we have specific information to share, we will publish it in the Weekly Roundup.

    VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE GW SHIRT DESIGN
    We’ve received some great entries for our first GW 20-21 custom T-shirt design contest! Here are your finalists! Please vote for your favorite by Friday, December 11 by clicking HERE! We will have another contest in the spring, so if you didn’t get a chance to submit your t-shirt design, don’t worry!

    SPIRIT WEEK DECEMBER 7-11
    Who does it best! Teachers vs. Students Spirit Week is next week. You voted and the days are:

    • Monday – Comfy Day – Wear your PJs, Sweats, Flannels, Onesies! Get Comfy
    • Tuesday – Wear your favorite head gear – hats, beanies, headbands, earmuffs, headphones
    • Thursday – Ugly Sweater Day – Show off your ugliest sweater
    • Friday – Patriot Pride Day – Show us your pride, wear green and white!

    Tag us on Instagram (@gwhsdenver) to show your G’Dubb spirit!

    EBOOKS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS
    The GWHS library has an awesome resource known as Sora, that allows you to check out ebooks, and audiobooks online. First install the Sora app on your computer, phone, or tablet. Once there you sign in using your DPS username and password. Once you’re signed in, a world of reading opens. Here are some of the Book Club’s favorites:

    • Eleanor Oliphant is not Okay
    • Little Women
    • The secret of Shakespeare’s Grave
    • March
    • Ender’s Game
    • Educated
    • Citizen 13660

    NEW GW SWAG AVAILABLE ONLINE
    DECA and ACE are excited to provide you with some new GW swag. You can order yours online to be shipped directly to your home until Dec 18th. Order these styles while the supplies last! Click HERE to order!

    REGISTER FOR OUR TRIP TO WASHINGTON DC
    GW is heading to Washington DC in Spring of 2022 and we want you to join us! Register before December 15th and receive a $500 scholarship towards your cost of attendance. Not only will be see the sights and sounds of our nations capital, but we will also have the opportunity to meet with our Colorado congressional delegation and learn about policy-making and the legislative process that affects people across the country. Register by clicking HERE. If you have specific questions please email richard_maez@dpsk12.net.

    COLFAX, THE THERAPY DOG, AVAILABLE TO OFFER JOY, COMFORT, AND REFLECTION
    Did you know that GW has animal assisted therapy for students at no cost? Please email one of the GW mental health team members to get connected. If you feel more comfortable reaching out directly to Rachel Uslan, email her directly at ruslan@jewishfamilyservices.org.

    SENIOR T-SHIRT DESIGN AND SLOGAN – SENIORS
    Seniors! This is the last week for you to submit your design and/or shirt idea for the class of 2021 shirts. Submit your ideas HERE. This link was also sent to your Schoology accounts yesterday. A vote for the final design will happen at the end of December.

    SENIOR YEARBOOK SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN – SENIORS
    Senior Photos and Baby Dedications for the 2021 Special Edition Yearbook are now open for submissions! All submissions are free and must be received by January 4, 2021. Click HERE to submit and read more about our special edition yearbook.

    PROJECT HAVE HOPE FUNDRAISER – SENIORS
    Project Have Hope is hosting a fundraiser by taking senior pictures. You can choose from four different park locations, and the price varies from $50 – $100 per session. The money raised from this fundraiser helps two girls in Uganda attend school. For more information, or to schedule a senior photo time, please contact Syila Herrera at 873803@dpsk12.net.

    GWHS FOOD PANTRY WINTER BREAK BOXES
    The GWHS Food Pantry is offering Winter Break Boxes – they will be distributed to interested families on Wednesday December 16th for both pick-up or delivery.

    The food baskets will include choice of ham, beef roast or chicken, vegetable side, potatoes, and a treat, plus extra food for over break. 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 by clicking HERE. Questions? Email Jo-Nell Herndon at jonellherndon@yahoo.com.

    AFFINITY GROUP: COOKIE EXCHANGE EXTRAVAGANZA
    Join us for the Family Culturally Responsive Engagement year-end celebration! Parents and community members have done an amazing job engaging in honest conversations, sharing impactful experiences, and examining how we can create an inclusive culture which promotes excellence in every student. Now it is time to have a little fun and get to know others. The Affinity Groups will meet together on December 16 at 6:00pm for a virtual “cookie” exchange. Please register and share a recipe. And don’t forget to bring your dish/cookies to the virtual get together so everyone can see the finished product! Register HERE.

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  • Weekly Roundup December 1

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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. You have until December 15 to make up work from Q1 to receive credit before grades roll to transcript in January.

    LAST DAY TO TURN IN Q2 LATE WORK
    The last day to turn in late work for Q2 is Friday, December 11. After this date it is up to the teacher if they will accept late work. Late work will not be penalized.

    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

    WINTER BREAK AND Q3 START DATE
    Winter Break is December 21 – January 4. January 5 will be an asynchronous orientation day for students to be introduced to their new classes and instructors for the spring term and pick up class materials from the school. January 6, 7, and 8 will be virtual live instruction following our regular M/T/Th/F bell schedule.

    PLANNING FOR RETURN TO IN-PERSON LEARNING
    While we are anticipating and planning for Q3 to start with virtual learning, high school principals are working collaboratively under the guidance of District leadership to create plans for returning to in-person learning in the Spring term. At this time there are no specific return to in-person learning dates or detailed plans on what that will look like. As we have more information to share, we will update families through the Weekly Roundup.

    WELL-BEING AND LEARNING SURVEYS FROM DPS
    Thank you to our students, families, and staff for taking the time to share feedback with DPS in September. The feedback DPS received informs upcoming district-level decisions for student learning during COVID-19. In addition, school level survey results are playing a role in school-level continuous improvement efforts. Like the September surveys, the purpose of the December surveys is to understand how academic and social-emotional learning are going, to understand what supports are needed, and to progress monitor data for crisis priorities and district strategies. The student, family and teacher/SSP surveys will be administered November 30th – December 11th. All students in grades 3-12, families, and teachers/SSPs will receive an email to their dpsk12.net account on November 30 to complete the survey. Results will be shared anonymously with schools, and help to inform ongoing strategic planning.

    SPIRIT WEEK DECEMBER 7-11
    Who does it best! Teachers vs. Students Spirit Week is next week. You voted and the days are:

    • Monday – Comfy Day – Wear your PJs, Sweats, Flannels, Onesies! Get Comfy
    • Tuesday – Wear your favorite head gear – hats, beanies, headbands, earmuffs, headphones
    • Thursday – Ugly Sweater Day – Show off your ugliest sweater
    • Friday – Patriot Pride Day – Show us your pride, wear green and white!

    Tag us on Instagram (@gwhsdenver) to show your G’Dubb spirit!

    VIRTUAL VARIETY SHOW DECEMBER 3 AND 4
    GWHS Patriot Players have put together a Virtual Variety Show. It will be livestreamed on the GWHS Patriot Players Youtube channel Thursday, December 3 and Friday, December 4 at 7:00pm. There is a $5 donation suggested for viewing tickets that can be sent via Venmo to @gwhspatriotplayers. There will be comedy acts, short films, musical acts, and much more! Please watch and support your fellow students!

    NEW GW SWAG AVAILABLE ONLINE
    DECA and ACE are excited to provide you with some new GW swag. You can order yours online to be shipped directly to your home until Dec 18th. Order these styles while the supplies last! Click HERE to order!

    REGISTER FOR OUR TRIP TO WASHINGTON DC
    GW is heading to Washington DC in Spring of 2022 and we want you to join us! Register before December 15th and receive a $500 scholarship towards your cost of attendance. Not only will be see the sights and sounds of our nations capital, but we will also have the opportunity to meet with our Colorado congressional delegation and learn about policy-making and the legislative process that affects people across the country. Register by clicking HERE. If you have specific questions please email richard_maez@dpsk12.net.

    COLFAX, THE THERAPY DOG, AVAILABLE TO OFFER JOY, COMFORT, AND REFLECTION
    Did you know that GW has animal assisted therapy for students at no cost? Please email one of the GW mental health team members to get connected. If you feel more comfortable reaching out directly to Rachel Uslan, email her directly at ruslan@jewishfamilyservices.org.

    SENIOR T-SHIRT DESIGN AND SLOGAN – SENIORS
    Seniors! This is the last week for you to submit your design and/or shirt idea for the class of 2021 shirts. Submit your ideas HERE. This link was also sent to your Schoology accounts yesterday. A vote for the final design will happen at the end of December.

    SENIOR YEARBOOK SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN – SENIORS
    Senior Photos and Baby Dedications for the 2021 Special Edition Yearbook are now open for submissions! All submissions are free and must be received by January 4, 2021. Click HERE to submit and read more about our special edition yearbook.

    GWHS FOOD PANTRY WINTER BREAK BOXES
    The GWHS Food Pantry is offering Winter Break Boxes – they will be distributed to interested families on Wednesday December 16th for both pick-up or delivery.

    The food baskets will include choice of ham, beef roast or chicken, vegetable side, potatoes, and a treat, plus extra food for over break. 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 by clicking HERE. Questions? Email Jo-Nell Herndon at jonellherndon@yahoo.com.

    AFFINITY GROUP: COOKIE EXCHANGE EXTRAVAGANZA
    Join us for the Family Culturally Responsive Engagement year-end celebration! Parents and community members have done an amazing job engaging in honest conversations, sharing impactful experiences, and examining how we can create an inclusive culture which promotes excellence in every student. Now it is time to have a little fun and get to know others. The Affinity Groups will meet together on December 16 at 6:00pm for a virtual “cookie” exchange. Please register and share a recipe. And don’t forget to bring your dish/cookies to the virtual get together so everyone can see the finished product! Register HERE.

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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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