News from the Nest — March 12, 2021

Posted March 12, 2021

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Vol. 5, No. 26

Register Now for the DPS Summer Camp Program!

Are you looking for fun and engaging experiences for your kids this summer? Would you like your child to create those timeless memories and friendships that make summer so special? Look no further, it’s time to jump into summer with DPS’s Extended Learning and Community Schools (ELCS) Camps! ELCS is providing incredible summer experiences for youth at a variety of locations around Denver! All camps will provide fun programming based on weekly themes such as Superhero Adventure, Mythical Creatures, DL’s Got Talent, Supersized Sports, Ooey Gooey Science and Space! 

For registration information, camp locations and themes, please click here. We can’t wait to jump into Summer 2021 and start making memories that will last a lifetime with your children. There are limited spots available, so register today!

NEW: Updated Snow Day Policy from the District

We know snow days have been confusing this year as the district tries to maximize learning time for our students. After gathering feedback, DPS leadership has shared a new district-wide snow day policy for the rest of the 2020-21 school year.

New Snow Day Policy

  • For a single snow day: schools will have a traditional snow day, with no in-person or remote learning.
  • For weather events that require multiple snow days: remote learning will begin the second day.
    • Please note: in this circumstance, ECE students will not have synchronous remote days, but will be provided with asynchronous activities.
  • Any time the district is considering a potential snow day, we will send our students and staff home with the supplies needed for remote learning in case it becomes a multi-day event.

Extra News

  • Our March CSC meeting is Thursday, March 18 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm. Our Zoom link will be posted on ClassDojo the day of the meeting.
  • Mad Science, one of our usual after-school enrichment providers, is excited to offer virtual spring break camps this month. Click here for more information!

Upcoming Events

Click here to view the McKinley-Thatcher school calendar.

  • Thurs., 3/18 — March CSC meeting, 5:00pm-6:00pm (Zoom link will be shared on ClassDojo.)
  • Fri., 3/26 — School Values Assembly, 7:45am-8:15am (everyone is invited to join us on Google Meet!)
  • Fri., 3/26 — ECE ONLY: No School (professional learning day for ECE staff)
  • Mon., 3/29 to Mon., 4/5 — NO SCHOOL: Spring Break (classes resume on Tues., 4/6)