Weekly Roundup December 1

Weekly Roundup December 1
December 1, 2020 GWHS

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.