Register Now For After-School Programs Starting October 5

Posted on Thursday / October 1

We are pleased to announce the 20-21 School Year 21st CCLC after-school program will be launching October 5th!
We have so much wonderful programming from STEM, Dance, Chess, Tutoring, E-Sports and we’re still introducing more. Currently, our programming is mostly virtual with some in person activities through our partnership with the Andre Agassi Boys and Girls Club.


Registration is open now and will continue after the start of programming. We are accepting any and all DPAC scholars. Programming will be Monday – Friday from 3:00 PM – 5:15 PM with the first hour of homework support which will be offered at the Boys and Girls Club and virtually for some grades. The second hour will be an enrichment or academic activity.

Prior to the launch date all registered scholars will be sent a program schedule with all the zoom access links.

Please take a look at the program schedule below and register here!

If you have any questions please email our 21st CCLC Program coordinator, Bria Nolan, at bria.nolan@democracyprep.org.


Anti-Bully Parade – Friday, October 16

Posted on Monday / September 28

We are excited about our Anti Bully Parade and Free Ice Cream. We want to see you so come out and support the Anti-Bully Parade by making signs and decorating your car. All participants including parents will receive a FREE Ice Cream. Get out the house, enjoy some music, free ice cream, and smiling faces in support of Anti-Bully month. If you would like to participate please sign up by clicking here. The first fifteen cars to register will receive a gift!

Friday, October 16 from 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Please email any questions to Ms. Riunite Hood by sending a message to dpac_info@democracyprep.org.

DPAC Family Update for the Week Ending September 25

Posted on Friday / September 25
Good afternoon DPAC Scholars and Families,
We have reached the midpoint of Trimester 1! Congratulations to everyone on your effort and your accomplishments. This week we have updates on recent and upcoming events and some reminders as well as  tips about creating an optimal virtual learning environment. We’ll open with a message from Mr. Adam Johnson, Executive Director and Secondary School Principal. Click the video below to watch and find the slide deck here.
Read the complete update here.


Buenas tardes estudiantes y familias de DPAC,
¡Hemos llegado a la mitad del primer trimestre! Felicitaciones a todos por su esfuerzo y sus logros. Esta semana tenemos actualizaciones sobre eventos recientes y futuros y algunos recordatorios, así como consejos sobre cómo crear un entorno de aprendizaje virtual óptimo. Abriremos con un mensaje del Sr. Adam Johnson, director ejecutivo y director de la escuela secundaria. Haga clic en el video a continuación para ver y encontrar la plataforma de diapositivas aquí .
Lea la actualización completa aquí .

DPAC Family Update for the Week Ending September 18

Posted on Friday / September 18

Good evening, DPAC Families!

Congratulations to you and your scholars on closing out another week of learning!

Voter Registration Drive

Educational Support and Resource Survey

Distance Learning Support Options

Clark County School Daze Program

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension

Meal Service

Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT)

Front Office Hours

Past Updates Available

Click here to read the complete update.

DPAC Family Update for the Week Ending September 11

Posted on Sunday / September 13

Good evening, DPAC Families!

As we enter the next week of the 2020-21 school year, we have some updates and reminders to share:

Google Classroom

Secondary School Tutoring

Attendance

DPAC Board of Directors Meeting

Distance Learning Support Options

Meal Service

Front Office Hours

Past Updates Available

Click here to read the complete update.


¡Buenas noches, familias de DPAC!

Esperamos que estén saludables y listos para otra semana exitosa de aprendizaje. Queremos informarles que ofrecemos apoyo en tareas en español para las familias hispanohablantes cada miércoles a partir del 16 de septiembre a las Pacifico en Zoom.  Por favor, mira al folleto adjunto para más detalles y el enlace.

Al entrar en la próxima semana del año escolar 2020-21, tenemos algunas actualizaciones y recordatorios para compartir:

Google Classroom

Tutoría de la escuela secundaria

Asistencia

Reunión de la Junta Directiva de DPAC

Opciones de asistencia para el aprendizaje a distancia

Servicio de comidas

Horas de recepción

Actualizaciones pasadas disponibles

Haga clic aquí para leer la actualización completa.

DPAC Family Update for the Week Ending September 4

Posted on Thursday / September 3

Greetings, DPAC Families!

As we reach the end of another week, your Operations Team is happy to share some additional updates and a few reminders.

In observance of the Labor Day Holiday, there will be no school or meal service on Monday, September 7. Meal service will resume on Tuesday, September 8 at 7:00 AM.

Deanslist and Weekly Progress Reports

Expanded Meal Service

Front Office Hours

COVID-19 Testing Available

Click here to read the complete update.


¡Saludos, familias de DPAC!

 

Cuando llegamos al final de otra semana, su equipo de operaciones se complace en compartir algunas actualizaciones adicionales y algunos recordatorios.

 

En observancia del feriado del Día del Trabajo, no habrá clases ni servicio de comidas el lunes 7 de septiembre. El servicio de comidas se reanudará el martes 8 de septiembre a las 7:00 AM.

Deanslist e informes de progreso semanales

Servicio de comidas

Horas de recepción

Pruebas COVID-19 disponibles

Haga clic aquí para leer la actualización completa.

Zoom Classes Starting at 11:00 AM/Clases de Zoom a partir de las 11:00 AM

Posted on Monday / August 24
Good morning, once again, DPAC Scholars and Families.
After our initial delays, we are ready to start our school day for even more joyous learning. Our teachers and staff are excited to welcome everyone back to their Zoom classrooms starting at 11:00 AM!
While DPAC staff continued testing methods to open classroom spaces, the Zoom Support Team upgraded the incident to resolved and all DPAC teachers previously reporting problems have confirmed that they are no longer experiencing the same problems.
Thank you for your excitement to get back into the classroom!


Buenos días, una vez más, estudiantes y familias de DPAC.
Después de nuestros retrasos iniciales, estamos listos para comenzar nuestro día escolar para un aprendizaje aún más alegre. ¡Nuestros maestros y personal están emocionados de darles la bienvenida a todos a sus aulas de Zoom a partir de las 11:00 AM!
Mientras que el personal de DPAC continuó probando métodos para abrir espacios de aula, el equipo de apoyo de Zoom actualizó el incidente a resuelto y todos los maestros de DPAC que informaron problemas previamente han confirmado que ya no están experimentando los mismos problemas.
¡Gracias por su entusiasmo por regresar al salón de clases!

Zoom Meeting Outages: School Day Delaying until 11:00 AM/Interrupciones de la reunión de Zoom: Día escolar retrasado hasta las 11:00 a.m.

Posted on Monday / August 24

While the Zoom support team continues to research, develop, and apply fixes to their online meeting platform, they have not yet established a stable space for us to host classes this morning and we are further delaying the start of the school day to 11:00 AM. 

We will send additional updates throughout the day. Until then, scholars are not being directed to complete any additional work that has not already been assigned by their teachers.


Interrupciones de la reunión de Zoom: Día escolar retrasado hasta las 11:00 a.m. del 24 de agosto

Si bien el equipo de soporte de Zoom continúa investigando, desarrollando y aplicando correcciones a su plataforma de reuniones en línea, aún no han establecido un espacio estable para que organicemos las clases esta mañana y estamos retrasando aún más el inicio de la jornada escolar hasta las 11:00 A.M.

Enviaremos actualizaciones adicionales a lo largo del día. Hasta entonces, no se les indica a los estudiantes que completen ningún trabajo adicional que no haya sido asignado por sus maestros.

Zoom Meeting Outages: August 24/Interrupciones de la reunión de Zoom: 24 de agosto

Posted on Monday / August 24
Good morning, DPAC Scholars and Families,
This morning, some users across the Zoom platform (locally and nationally) are receiving error messages when trying to access their Zoom classrooms. Zoom has confirmed that this issue is originating on their end and are actively working to correct these technical difficulties.
As a result, we will have a delayed start to school today.  Our staff are continuing to develop and test workarounds.  As a result, we are planning to start the school day at 9:00 AM. Additional updates will follow closer to our start time updates or any other news about the progress being made to fix these issues.
We are excited to get back learning and thank you for your understanding.

Buenos días, estudiantes y familias de DPAC,
Esta mañana, algunos usuarios de la plataforma Zoom (a nivel local y nacional) están recibiendo mensajes de error al intentar acceder a sus aulas de Zoom. Zoom ha confirmado que este problema tiene su origen y están trabajando activamente para corregir estas dificultades técnicas.
Como resultado, hoy tendremos un retraso en el comienzo de clases. Nuestro personal continúa desarrollando y probando soluciones alternativas. Como resultado, estamos planeando comenzar el día escolar a las 9:00 AM. Las actualizaciones adicionales seguirán más cerca de nuestras actualizaciones de la hora de inicio o cualquier otra noticia sobre el progreso que se está realizando para solucionar estos problemas.
Estamos emocionados de volver a aprender y gracias por su comprensión.

Logging on to Virtual Classrooms

Posted on Tuesday / August 18

A big, hearty congratulations to all of our DPAC scholars, families, teachers, and non-instructional staff on completing the First Day of School for the 2020-21 school year! Thank you for all of your patience this morning and throughout the day as your scholars found their way to their online classrooms. While we cannot have everyone on campus, we do want to see every scholar logged on to their Zoom meetings with their teachers and classmates. 

If your scholar has not yet received a DPAC-issued Chromebook or laptop, they can log on to a family computer, laptop, or even cell phone if you have one available at home. If you do not have a family computer or laptop, a mobile device such as a tablet or smartphone can be used to attend Zoom sessions. If you are logging on without a computer or laptop, please email your teachers to let them know. 

  • DPACES scholars (Grades K-5) will find their online classroom, learning tools, and Zoom meetings by going to Clever.com/in/dpps and logging in with  their scholar email and password. 
  • DPACSS scholars (Grades 6-12) will find their online classrooms, learning tools, and Zoom meetings on their Google Calendar (calendar.google.com) after logging on with their scholar email and password.

If your scholar does not know their password, they can reach out to their teacher, email dpac_info@democracyprep.org, or go to dpac.democracyprep.org/techsupport to submit a request. 

While two shipments of new Chromebooks have been delayed due to the pandemic, your DPAC Operations team is repairing and reformatting devices for families on our waitlist. If you would like to be notified when a device becomes available, please send an email to dpac_info@democracryprep.org.

We will continue to send regular updates to families. If you would like to add an additional contact, update your mailing address, or make any other contact information changes, please complete this form


¡Una gran y sincera felicitación a todos nuestros académicos, familias, maestros y personal no instructivo del DPAC por completar el primer día de escuela para el año escolar 2020-21! Gracias por toda su paciencia esta mañana y durante todo el día mientras sus eruditos encontraron su camino a sus aulas en línea. Aunque no podemos tener a todos en el campus, queremos ver a todos los académicos conectados a sus reuniones de Zoom con sus profesores y compañeros de clase.

Si tu académico aún no ha recibido un Chromebook o portátil emitido por DPAC, puede iniciar sesión en un ordenador familiar, portátil o incluso en un teléfono celular si tienes uno disponible en casa. Si no tiene un ordenador familiar o portátil, se puede utilizar un dispositivo móvil como una tableta o un teléfono inteligente para asistir a las sesiones de Zoom. Si está iniciando sesión sin un ordenador o portátil, envíe un correo electrónico a sus profesores para informarles.

  • Los estudiosos de DPACES (Grados K-5) encontrarán su aula en línea, herramientas de aprendizaje y reuniones de Zoom yendo a Clever.com/in/DPPS e iniciando sesión con su correo electrónico y contraseña.
  • Los estudiosos de DPACSS (Grados 6 a 12) encontrarán sus aulas en línea, herramientas de aprendizaje y reuniones de Zoom en su Google Calendar (http://calendar.google.com) después de iniciar sesión con su correo electrónico y contraseña de académico.

Si su académico no conoce su contraseña, puede ponerse en contacto con su profesor, envíe un correo electrónico a dpac_info@democracyprep.org, o vaya a dpac.democracyprep.org/techsupport para enviar una solicitud.

Aunque dos envíos de Chromebooks nuevos se han retrasado debido a la pandemia, su equipo de operaciones de DPAC está reparando y reformateando dispositivos para familias en nuestra lista de espera. Si desea recibir una notificación cuando un dispositivo esté disponible, envíe un correo electrónico a dpac_info@democracryprep.org.

We y continuará enviando actualizaciones regulares a las familias. Si desea agregar un contacto adicional, actualizar su dirección postal o realizar cualquier otro cambio en la información de contacto, por favor complete este formulario (https://bit.ly/DPAC_ContactUpdate).

Cheers to Day One!

Su equipo de operaciones de DPAC

DPAC Family Update – Approaching the First Day of School / Actualización de la familia de DPAC: acercándose al primer día de clases

Posted on Friday / August 14

Hello, DPAC Families!

Thank you for all of your participation in Prep Academy! Monday, August 17 is the First Day of School for our DPAC scholars and we are ready for a full, productive, and joyous year of learning for all. Of all the information we have to share, it starts with class scheduled for our Secondary School (Grades 6-12). 

Secondary School Schedules

Secondary School schedules are available through your scholar’s Infinite Campus account. To log on to their account, go to the portal (https://bit.ly/DPACscholarIC) and use their Scholar ID as the user name. If you do not know your Scholar ID, send an email to dpac_info@democracyprep.org.

Default passwords are based on the scholars name and date of birth:

  • Username = DPAC Scholar ID
  • Password = xxmmddyy
    • xx = First Initial of First Name, First Initial of Last Name (lowercase)
    • mmddy = (month, day, year of birth)
  • Example
    • Name = Michelle Johnson
    • Scholar ID = 300002635
    • DOB = January 17, 2004
    • Password = mj011704

Schedules are also being handed out during material pickup today until 4:00 PM. Schedules will also be available on Saturday, August 15 between 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM. 

Notices for family access to Infinite Campus will be shared via mail on or before September 8.

Supply Pickup

Supply pickup that started earlier this week will continue for all grades through 4:00 PM Friday. If your scholar’s materials have not yet been picked up, please come to campus between 7:30 AM and 3:30 PM weekdays starting on Monday. 

Grade 6 Scholars: As a result of record enrollment, some Grade 6 scholars did not receive all of their Literature Studies titles. If your scholar did not receive either We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson or Babe Didrikson Zaharias: The Making of a Champion by Russell Freedman, please send an email to dpac_ops@democracyprep.org and we will notify you and your scholar when their copies are available. 

Chromebooks

Since March, DPAC has loaned more than 800 devices for scholar’s virtual learning. We are in the process of reformatting and cleaning returned devices for the next scholar to use and we have two shipments in process that have been delayed as a result of conditions caused by the pandemic. If your scholar needs a device, please send an email to dpac_info@democracyprep.org to be added to our waitlist and we will notify you as soon as a device becomes available. 

Please note that your scholar will not be penalized because they do not have a device at the moment. Please contact their teacher (K-5) or advisory teacher (6-12) to let them know they have no device and use a mobile device like a phone or tablet (if you have something available)  to join their Zoom sessions so they can follow the teacher’s lessons. 

Meal Service

Each week, DPAC will be providing meals to our scholars through a drive up service. Dual meals (including breakfast and lunch) for multiple days will be served simultaneously so the food can be taken home to eat or be stored for later. 

Service hours are based on feedback collected from our families survey data. 

  • Mondays: 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM – Two dual meals (Monday and Tuesday)
  • Wednesdays: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM – Three dual meals (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday)

Families can pick up their scholar’s meals by entering at W Lake Mead and following the parking lot to the Elementary School J Street Entrance. Pull up to the Elementary School J Street Entrance and your scholar’s meals will be delivered to your vehicle. Walk up service will be available. See map here (https://bit.ly/2XyLRhN). 

CEP Notices

DPAC is participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for School Year 2020-2021. Click to read letters that were emailed to all families in English (https://bit.ly/3kK2IZ5) and Spanish (https://bit.ly/3iEImP4). All enrolled students at DPAC are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day of the 2020-2021 school year.

Virtual Family Orientation

Thank you to everyone that joined our Virtual Family Orientation sessions on Wednesday. Slide decks from both the English and Spanish sessions are available as well as the recording from all four sessions. The content covered in each session is identical, but the question and answer sections may vary. 

Past Family Updates

If you would like to look back through past notices or share them with your friends and family, you will be able to find each compiled here (http://dpac.democracyprep.org/tag/dpac-family-update).

These updates will continue to come throughout Prep Academy and into the school year. If there are items you would like to see included, please write to brian.rice@democracyprep.org with your suggestions. 

In partnership,

Your DPAC Operations Team


¡Hola, familias de DPAC!

¡Gracias por toda su participación en Prep Academy! El lunes 17 de agosto es el primer día de clases para nuestros estudiantes de DPAC y estamos listos para un año completo, productivo y alegre de aprendizaje para todos. De toda la información que tenemos para compartir, comienza con la clase programada para nuestra escuela secundaria (grados 6-12).


Horarios de la escuela secundaria

Los horarios de la escuela secundaria están disponibles a través de la cuenta de Infinite Campus de su estudiante. Para iniciar sesión en su cuenta, vaya al portal (https://bit.ly/DPACscholarIC) y use su ID de académico como nombre de usuario. Si no conoce su identificación académica, envíe un correo electrónico a dpac_info@democracyprep.org.

Las contraseñas predeterminadas se basan en el nombre del alumno y la fecha de nacimiento:

  • Nombre de usuario = ID de académico de DPAC
  • Contraseña = xxmmddyy
    • xx = Primera inicial del nombre, Primera inicial del apellido (minúsculas)
    • mmddy = (mes, día, año de nacimiento)
  • Ejemplo
    • Nombre = Michelle Johnson
    • Identificación del académico = 300002635
    • Fecha de nacimiento = 17 de enero de 2004
    • Contraseña = mj011704

Los horarios también se entregarán durante la recolección de material hoy hasta las 4:00 p.m. Los horarios también estarán disponibles el sábado 15 de agosto entre las 8:00 am y la 1:00 pm.

Los avisos para el acceso familiar a Infinite Campus se compartirán por correo el 8 de septiembre o antes.

Útiles

La recolección de útiles que comenzó a principios de esta semana continuará para todos los grados hasta las 4:00 pm del viernes. Si los materiales de su estudiante aún no han sido recogidos, venga a la escuela entre las 7:30 a.m. y las 3:30 p.m. de lunes a viernes a partir del lunes.

Estudiantes de sexto grado: Como resultado de los registros, algunos estudiantes de sexto grado no recibieron todos sus títulos de estudios de literatura. Si su estudiante no recibió We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball de Kadir Nelson o Babe Didrikson Zaharias: The Making of a Champion de Russell Freedman, envíe un correo electrónico a dpac_ops@democracyprep.org y le notificaremos y su erudito cuando sus copias estén disponibles.

Chromebooks

Desde marzo, DPAC ha prestado más de 800  computadoras para el aprendizaje virtual de los estudiantes. Estamos en el proceso de reparar y limpiar los dispositivos devueltos para que los use el próximo estudiantes y tenemos dos envíos en proceso que se han retrasado como resultado de las condiciones causadas por la pandemia. Si su estudiante necesita una computadora, envíe un correo electrónico a dpac_info@democracyprep.org para que lo agreguen a nuestra lista de espera y le notificaremos tan pronto como haya disponibles.

Tenga en cuenta que su estudiante no será penalizado porque no tiene una computadora en este momento. Comuníquese con su maestro (K-5) o maestro asesor (6-12) para informarles que no tienen una computadora y que use un dispositivo móvil como un teléfono o tableta (si tiene algo disponible) para unirse a sus sesiones de Zoom para que puedan seguir las lecciones del maestro.

Servicio de Comidas

Cada semana, DPAC proporcionará comidas a nuestros estudiantes a través de un servicio de traslado. Las comidas dobles (incluido el desayuno y el almuerzo) durante varios días se servirán simultáneamente para que la comida se pueda llevar a casa para comer o guardar para más tarde.

Las horas de servicio se basan en los comentarios recopilados de los datos de la encuesta de nuestras familias.

  • Lunes: 7:00 AM a 10:00 AM – Dos comidas dobles (lunes y martes)
  • Miércoles: 3:00 p.m. a 6:00 p.m. – Tres comidas dobles (miércoles, jueves y viernes)

Las familias pueden recoger las comidas de sus alumnos entrando por W Lake Mead y siguiendo el estacionamiento hasta la entrada de la calle J de la escuela primaria. Diríjase a la entrada de la calle J de la escuela primaria y las comidas de su alumno serán entregadas en su vehículo. Habrá un servicio sin cita previa. Vea el mapa aquí (https://bit.ly/2XyLRhN).

Avisos de CEP

DPAC participa en los programas nacionales de almuerzos y desayunos llamados

la Disposición de elegibilidad comunitaria (CEP) para el año escolar 2020-2021. Haga clic para leer los correos que se enviaron por correo electrónico a todas las familias en inglés (https://bit.ly/3kK2IZ5) y en español (https://bit.ly/3iEImP4). Todos los estudiantes matriculados en DPAC son elegibles para recibir un desayuno y almuerzo saludables en la escuela sin costo para su hogar todos los días del año escolar 2020-2021.

Orientación virtual para familias

Gracias a todos los que se unieron a nuestras sesiones de orientación virtual para familias el miércoles. Se encuentran disponibles diapositivas de las sesiones en inglés y español, así como la grabación de las cuatro sesiones. El contenido cubierto en cada sesión es idéntico, pero las secciones de preguntas y respuestas pueden variar.

Actualizaciones familiares pasadas

Si desea repasar los avisos anteriores o compartirlos con sus amigos y familiares, podrá encontrarlos recopilados aquí (http://dpac.democracyprep.org/tag/dpac-family-update).

Estas actualizaciones continuarán llegando durante Prep Academy y durante el año escolar. Si hay elementos que le gustaría ver incluidos, por favor escriba a brian.rice@democracyprep.org con sus sugerencias.

En asociación,

Su equipo de operaciones de DPAC

DPACES Parent Update

Posted on Tuesday / August 11

August 11, 2020

Hello Families/Guardians,

As we begin Virtual Learning together, I want to thank you in advance for the support you continue to provide to your scholar. This letter will map out how to support your child during our virtual learning phase. To view your scholar’s daily schedule, click here. To access this letter in Spanish, click here.

  • Clever Accounts:

Your scholars will log on to Clever.com to access all of their online platforms. Teachers will have their Zoom Sessions available on their teacher page. Your scholar will be able to click on the appropriate image and go directly to the live session with the teacher. Please see the example below. 

Clever allows scholars to access every online platform they need to be successful. They should not have to access any other websites. 

Here are additional resources to help with accessing Clever.

      1. How to Login to Clever with QR code (K & 1 Parent Resource)
      2. How to Login to Clever Without Badge (K-5 Parent Resource)

2.Google Classroom:

General Use

Google Classroom will be used as an asynchronous library. This is where your scholar can access previously taught lessons. These lessons are not live, but rather recording of live sessions posted for scholars to reference should they need more time. 

Wednesdays

On Wednesday scholars will not have live class sessions with their Gen Ed teacher. Instead they will access pre-recorded lessons for Social Studies or Science, P.E, Art,  and Music.

If your scholar has an IEP or receives any related services they may be logged on live with their ACT teacher. 

  1. i-Ready:

i-Ready is an online platform that allows teachers to assign scholars lessons virtually. i-Ready has a diagnostic assessment that all students must take initially. This assessment is not graded and we ask that you refrain from assisting your scholar during this time. This assessment reads to scholars and is user friendly. We ask that you don’t assist so that we have a true picture of where your scholar is beginning the year. 

i-Ready will be used to assign your scholar reading homework each week. 

There are many other resources on Clever, should you need any more assistance or information please contact your scholar’s teacher directly. 

In Partnership,

Anastasia Lyons-Doyle

anastasia.lyons@democracyprep.org

702-506-8005

[Update] All DPAC Scholar Emails Restored

Posted on Tuesday / August 11

Good morning, DPAC Families and Scholars,

Yesterday afternoon, an inordinate amount of scholar emails were reported as inactive. Our IT and Data Teams moved swiftly to repair the issue and this morning a resolution was reached and the issue that affected many of has been resolved. 

If you still need to pick up a device from campus, you may do so this week from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM. If you are experiencing other troubles with your DPAC tech, please report those issues here (http://dpac.democracyprep.org/techsupport/).

DPAC Prep Academy continues this week. Click here (https://bit.ly/33EqTC0) for DPACES grades K-5 schedules and links.  See your email from the DPACSS Team on Sunday or click here (https://bit.ly/31EL7cl) for grades 6-12 schedules and links. 

Thank you again to everyone that reported this issue and thank you for your patience. 

Have the best day!

DPACSS Prep Academy Schedules and Links

Posted on Tuesday / August 11

IF YOU DO NOT KNOW YOUR ADVISORY, PLEASE EMAIL dpac_info@democracyprep.org.

DPAC Middle School

Your Advisory is Florida A&M (FAM U). You will spend time with your classmates from your advisory next week and when we return to campus this year, you will spend time with them in your classroom. Below is the information you will need to join your classmates on Zoom next week:

When: Aug. 14
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
Your Advisory is Howard University. You will spend time with your classmates from your advisory next week and when we return to campus this year, you will spend time with them in your classroom. Below is the information you will need to join your classmates on Zoom next week:
When: Aug. 14
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am

Your Advisory is Grambling State. You will spend time with your classmates from your advisory next week and when we return to campus this year, you will spend time with them in your classroom. Below is the information you will need to join your classmates on Zoom next week:
When: Aug. 14
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am

Your Advisory is Penn State. You will spend time with your classmates from your advisory next week and when we return to campus this year, you will spend time with them in your classroom. Below is the information you will need to join your classmates on Zoom next week:
When: Aug. 11, 13, & 14
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am

Your Advisory is Ohio State (OSU). You will spend time with your classmates from your advisory next week and when we return to campus this year, you will spend time with them in your classroom. Below is the information you will need to join your classmates on Zoom next week:
When: Aug. 11, 13, & 14
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/96392844610?pwd=emJhVlBSZ2piaU9vWGRwcHc5ajFaZz09


Your Advisory is Michigan State (MSU). You will spend time with your classmates from your advisory next week and when we return to campus this year, you will spend time with them in your classroom. Below is the information you will need to join your classmates on Zoom next week:
When: Aug. 11, 13, & 14
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am

Your Advisory is Northwestern University. You will spend time with your classmates from your advisory next week and when we return to campus this year, you will spend time with them in your classroom. Below is the information you will need to join your classmates on Zoom next week:
When: Aug. 11, 13, & 14
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
Zoom Link: https://democracyprep.zoom.us/j/95247162916


Your Advisory is the University of Kentucky. You will spend time with your classmates from your advisory next week and when we return to campus this year, you will spend time with them in your classroom. Below is the information you will need to join your classmates on Zoom next week:
When: Aug. 10, 11, 13, & 14
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
Zoom Link: https://democracyprep.zoom.us/j/95750774371?pwd=L1ZuVFY5bHNxK0MxWGs5dWpzN3c1UT09


Your Advisory is Vanderbilt University (Vandy). You will spend time with your classmates from your advisory next week and when we return to campus this year, you will spend time with them in your classroom. Below is the information you will need to join your classmates on Zoom next week:
When: Aug. 10, 11, 13, & 14
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am

Your Advisory is Louisiana State University (LSU). You will spend time with your classmates from your advisory next week and when we return to campus this year, you will spend time with them in your classroom. Below is the information you will need to join your classmates on Zoom next week:
When: Aug. 10, 11, 13, & 14
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
Zoom Link: https://democracyprep.zoom.us/j/4234980291


We look forward to having you join us for Prep Academy next week! Your Advisory is the University of Alabama.
You will spend time with your classmates from your advisory next week and when we return to campus this year, you will spend time with them in your classroom. Below is the information you will need to join your classmates on Zoom next week:
When: Aug. 10, 11, 13, & 14
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
Your Advisory is Duke University. You will spend time with your classmates from your advisory next week and when we return to campus this year, you will spend time with them in your classroom.
Below is the information you will need to join your classmates on Zoom next week:
When: Aug.14
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am

Your Advisory is the University of Southern California (USC). You will spend time with your classmates from your advisory next week and when we return to campus this year, you will spend time with them in your classroom.
Below is the information you will need to join your classmates on Zoom next week:
When: Aug.13, & 14
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am

Your Advisory is Tuskegee University. You will spend time with your classmates from your advisory next week and when we return to campus this year, you will spend time with them in your classroom.
Below is the information you will need to join your classmates on Zoom next week:
When: Aug.13, & 14
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/95576839103?pwd=bDVkWFk4RVpRcGpmQ3FuU1ZISkx0QT09


Your Advisory is Fresno State University. You will spend time with your classmates from your advisory next week and when we return to campus this year, you will spend time with them in your classroom.
Below is the information you will need to join your classmates on Zoom next week:
When: Aug.11, 13, & 14
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am

Your Advisory is Stanford University. You will spend time with your classmates from your advisory next week and when we return to campus this year, you will spend time with them in your classroom.
Below is the information you will need to join your classmates on Zoom next week:
When: Aug.11, 13, & 14
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
Zoom Link: https://democracyprep.zoom.us/j/94093508627


Your Advisory is Clemson University. You will spend time with your classmates from your advisory next week and when we return to campus this year, you will spend time with them in your classroom.
Below is the information you will need to join your classmates on Zoom next week:
When: Aug.11, 13, & 14
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am

Your Advisory is the Boston College. You will spend time with your classmates from your advisory next week and when we return to campus this year, you will spend time with them in your classroom.
Below is the information you will need to join your classmates on Zoom next week:
When: Aug. 10, 11, 13, & 14
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am

Your Advisory is the University of Washington. You will spend time with your classmates from your advisory next week and when we return to campus this year, you will spend time with them in your classroom.
Below is the information you will need to join your classmates on Zoom next week:
When: Aug. 10, 11, 13, & 14
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am

Your Advisory is University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). You will spend time with your classmates from your advisory next week and when we return to campus this year, you will spend time with them in your classroom. Below is the information you will need to join your classmates on Zoom next week:

When: Aug. 10, 11, 13, & 14
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am

COMMUNITY UPDATE – AUGUST 2020

Posted on Friday / August 7

 

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COMMUNITY UPDATE – AUGUST 2020

August 2020 Update

During the Summer of 2020, like every other season during this year, DPAC has weathered unique challenges and difficult decisions. Nevertheless, we are preparing to begin the 2020-2021 academicyear!

DPAC will begin the school year 100% virtual for all scholars for the first 45 days. On Sept. 21, we will examine health data in the community to determine if it is safe to begin returning scholars and staff back onto campus.

Until we can be together on campus, we are eager to provide high-quality teaching through a variety of virtual platforms. Since July 20 our teachers have been hard at work learning different virtual teaching strategies. On our first day of school, we will be partnering with your scholars to experience engaging virtual classes from our Kindergarten – 12th-grade classes.

As always, thank you for your continued partnership. Your feedback and opinions have helped us make the absolute best decision for our entire school community. I look forward to seeing you all virtually (and eventually in person) very soon!

Do your best to stay cool, be sure to wear a mask when out in public, wash your hands, and remain socially distanced from others.

In Partnership,
Adam Johnson
Executive Director


Scholar Section
Prep Academy:
Prep Academy is Aug. 10 – 12.  week of Aug. 10. Staff will call families Aug. 5-7 to remind you about Prep Academy. You can see the Prep Academy Schedule below.

Elementary (All Grades):
Mon., Tus., Thurs. & Fri: 8:30 am – 9:30 am & 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm (Both sessions required)

Secondary School (Grades 6-12):
Mon. Tues. Thurs. Friday. 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Prep Academy is an opportunity for scholars to get familiar with our school days at DPAC. You will be in virtual classes with classmates and getting lessons from your teachers.

DPAC Family Operations Updates:
Please click this link for important updates on DPAC Operations. You can review these updates weekly.


DPAC Events & Informtion
School Reopening
On Thursday, July 23, and Tuesday, July 28 we held conversations with parents about reopening.

English Call Recording
Spanish Call Recording

Reopening Plan:
We will have three Phases to opening:

  • Phase I: All scholars virtual for the first 45 days
  • Phase II: Scholars can choose between 100% virtual and a hybrid schedule (half in school half virtual)
  • Phase III: 100% in-person for all scholars

You can read the reopening plan by clicking the links:

Reopening Plan (English)
Reopening Plan (Spanish)
Virtual Family Orientation
Wednesday, August 12 is reserved for Virtual Family Orientation. This is your day! We will talk about strategies for you to support your scholar during virtual learning, logistics for learning from home, and more. Four different 90-minutes sessions are being offered. You can attend as many as you like, but only one is required and these sessions will be recorded, posted to our website, and emailed to you.

  • 8:00 AM(English)
    • Site: Zoom.us
    • Meeting ID: 96032113531
    • Password: DPAC
    • Link
  • 10:00 AM (Spanish)
    • Site: Zoom.us
    • Meeting ID: 98693480842
    • Password: DPAC
    • Link
  • 3:00 PM (Spanish)
    • Site: Zoom.us
    • Meeting ID: 93609315556
    • Password: DPAC
    • Link
  • 4:45 PM to 6:15 PM (English)
    • Site: Zoom.us
    • Meeting ID: 97144054057
    • Password: DPAC
    • Link

Esta en Tus Manos

COVID-19 has impacted all of us, and our local Hispanic community has been one of the hardest hit. According to the Southern Nevada Health District, the Hispanic population in Clark County has the highest rate of COVID-19 infections of any racial or ethnic group in our community.

Access to free face coverings, the cost and stigma of testing, inability to take time off work, lack of insurance and worries of immigration status can leave our community with little hope. But these are the times we must show up for our family and our community. Now more than ever, wearing a mask and getting tested for COVID-19 is crucial.

Watch the PSA here

Nevada Partners Assistnace
Nevada Partners is providing the West Las Vegas community with free resources for anyone impacted by COVID. Free food, rent & utility assistance, and much more!

Important Dates:
August 10 – First Day of Prep Academy (K-12)
August 12 – Parent Orientation
August 17 – First Day of Virtual Classes






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DPAC Scholar Material Pick Up

Posted on Friday / August 7
Even during virtual learning, scholars need materials to enhance their learning. During the week of Prep Academy (August 10 – August 14), DPAC will be hosting Material Pick Up for all scholars. Regardless of grade level, all scholars have materials that need to be picked up, necessary to fully participate during virtual learning. Please see the pick-up schedule below:
Note: Elementary Families with Secondary Scholars will not be able to pick up Secondary supplies until Thursday and Friday.
Elementary Pick Up (Grade K-5)
Monday: 8AM-11AM at the J Street Doors
Tuesday:  8AM-11AM at the J Street Doors
Wednesday: 8AM-11AM at the J Street Doors
Thursday: 8AM-4PM at the Front Office
Friday:  8AM-4PM at the Front Office
Secondary Pick Up (Grades 6-12)
Thursday:  8AM-4PM at the Front Office
Friday:  8AM-4PM at the Front Office
If you are unable to pick up your supplies at any of the above times please email dpac_info@demcoracyprep.org and we will work with you to make other arrangements.

[DPAC Family Update] Approaching Prep Academy

Posted on Thursday / August 6

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Hello, DPAC Families!

As we take another step towards Prep Academy (starting Monday, August 10) and the First Day of School (Monday, August 17), there is even more information for us to share. You can expect for updates from the DPAC Operations Team to arrive in your inbox as we move through the school year. If you would like to look back through past notices or share them with your friends and family, you will be able to find each compiled here (http://dpac.democracyprep.org/tag/dpac-family-update). 

Scholar Tech

  • DPAC Chromebooks are for use with DPAC email accounts only.
  • We continue to distribute Chromebooks for all grades between 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM every Monday through Friday. Families that have their own computers at home do not need to pick up a device from the school. If you are unable to come to campus, a secondary school scholar may pick up their own device. 

Prep Academy for Scholars

  • Grades K-5 (DPACES): Teachers will be making phone calls directly to families at the 

primary phone number on file with all of the details including the exact schedule and 

Instructions for logging on to Prep Academy sessions. 

  • Grades 6-12 (DPACSS): Scholars will logon to their sessions based on their advisory. Notice that different grade levels log on at different dates and some grades will join more sessions than other grades during Prep Academy.  All times are 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Direct links will be available and shared in a separate message. 
    • Monday, August 10: 6th & 9th 
    • Tuesday, August 11: 6th, 7th, 9th, 10th 
    • Wednesday, August 12: No scholars — Virtual Family Orientation (https://bit.ly/2ERiIYR
    • Thursday, August 13: 6th, 7th, 9th, 10th, & 11th
    • Friday, August 14: 6th – 12th 

Prep Academy for Families

Meal Service

  • Starting with Prep Academy on Monday, August 10 and continuing throughout the school year, DPAC will be providing meals to our scholars through a drive up service. Dual meals (including breakfast and lunch) for multiple days will be served simultaneously so the food can be taken home to eat or be stored for later. Here is our meal service schedule based on our families’ responses collected after our Return to School virtual town hall.
    • Mondays: 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM – Two dual meals (Monday and Tuesday)
    • Wednesdays: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM – Three dual meals (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday)
  • Families can pick up their scholar’s meals by entering at W Lake Mead and following the parking lot to the Elementary School J Street Entrance. Pull up to the Elementary School J Street Entrance and your scholar’s meals will be delivered to your vehicle. Walk up service will be available. See map here (https://bit.ly/2XyLRhN). 

Meal Service Map by Brian Rice on Scribd

Family Contact Information

  • Having accurate contact information is tremendously important. Please submit a request for updates here any time information has changed.

News and Resources

  • For even more information, go to our website News and Resources pages for details about upcoming events, school safety, uniform guides, meal services, and much more. 
  • Back to School supplies, free groceries, COVID-19 testing, and other community resources will all be available in one place at 690 W Lake Mead on Friday, August 21 from 6 PM to 8 PM courtesy of Nevada Partners and their sponsor organizations. (https://bit.ly/30wmYW8

These updates will continue to come throughout Prep Academy and into the school year. If there are items you would like to see included, please write to dpac_info@democracyprep.org with your suggestions.


[Actualización de la familia DPAC] Acercándose a la Academia de Preparación

¡Hola, Familias DPAC!

A medida que damos un paso más hacia la Academia Preparatoria (a partir del lunes 10 de agosto) y el primer día de escuela (lunes 17 de agosto), tenemos aún más información para compartir. Puede esperar que las actualizaciones del equipo de operaciones de DPAC lleguen a su bandeja de entrada a medida que avanzamos durante el año escolar. Si desea mirar hacia atrás a través de avisos anteriores o compartirlos con sus amigos y familiares, usted será capaz de encontrar cada uno compilado aquí (http://dpac.democracyprep.org/tag/dpac-family-update).

Los Chromebooks Tech DPAC Scholar se utilizan únicamente con cuentas de correo electrónico DPAC. Las cuentas de correo electrónico de Scholar son scholarsfirstname.scholarslastname@scholar.democracyprep.org Los espacios y guiones se eliminan de los apellidos dobles. Como ejemplos, Neil DeGrasse Tyson tendría un correo electrónico de neil.degrassetyson@scholar.democracyprep.org. Jackie Joyner-Kersee tendría un correo electrónico de jackie.joynerkersee@scholar.democracyprep.org. Si un erudito previamente registrado tiene el mismo nombre, el correo electrónico más reciente incluirá un número 1 después del apellido. Como ejemplo, sojourner.truth1@scholar.democracyprep.org. La contraseña de estudiante predeterminada es: dpscholar. Esta contraseña se puede restablecer después de iniciar sesión por primera vez y las contraseñas se pueden restablecer poniéndose en contacto con su profesor o enviando una solicitud en https://bit.ly/dpactech Su cuenta de correo electrónico de estudiante está activa ahora y se le anima a iniciar sesión inmediatamente para comprobar su acceso. Si tiene algún problema, envíe una solicitud de ayuda en https://bit.ly/dpactech. Continuamos distribuyendo Chromebooks para todas las calificaciones entre las 8:00 AM y las 11:00 AM de lunes a viernes. Las familias que tienen sus propias computadoras en casa no necesitan recoger un dispositivo de la escuela. Si usted no puede venir al campus, un estudiante de secundaria puede recoger su propio dispositivo.

Prep Academy for ScholarsGrades K-5 (DPACES): Los profesores harán llamadas telefónicas directamente a las familias en el número de teléfono principal registrado con todos los detalles incluyendo el horario exacto y las instrucciones para iniciar sesión en las sesiones de la Prep Academy. Grados 6-12 (DPACSS): Los becarios iniciarán sesión en sus sesiones en función de su nivel de calificación. Observe que los diferentes niveles de calificaciones inician sesión en fechas diferentes y algunas calificaciones se unirán a más sesiones que otras calificaciones durante la Academia Preparatoria. Todas las horas son de 8:00 a.m. a 11:00 a.m. Los enlaces directos estarán disponibles y se compartirán en un mensaje separado. Lunes, 10 de agosto: 6 y 9 Martes, 11 de agosto: 6, 7, 9, 10 Miércoles, 12 de agosto: No hay estudiosos — Orientación Familiar Virtual (https://bit.ly/2ERiIYR) Jueves, 13 de agosto: 6, 7, 9, 10 y 11 Viernes, 14 de agosto: 6 – 12

Academia de Preparación para FamiliasComo se mencionó anteriormente, Orientación Familiar Virtual (https://bit.ly/2ERiIYR) será el miércoles 12 de agosto. Hay cuatro opciones para asistir en directo (dos en inglés y dos en español). Todos se grabarán y compartirán para ver más adelante.

Servicio de comidas Estando con Prep Academy el lunes 10 de agosto y continuando durante todo el año escolar, DPAC proporcionará comidas a nuestros estudiosos a través de un servicio de impulsión. Las comidas dobles (incluyendo el desayuno y el almuerzo) durante varios días se servirán simultáneamente para que la comida se pueda llevar a casa para comer o almacenarla para más tarde. Aquí está nuestro horario de servicio de comidas basado en las respuestas de nuestras familias recogidas después de nuestro ayuntamiento virtual de Regreso a la escuela.Lunes: 7:00 AM a 10:00 AM – Dos comidas dobles (lunes y martes) Miércoles: 3:00 PM a 6:00 PM – Tres comidas dobles (miércoles, jueves y viernes) Las familias pueden recoger las comidas de sus académicos entrando en el W Lake Mead y siguiendo el estacionamiento hasta la entrada de la escuela primaria J Street. Tire hacia la entrada de la calle J de la Escuela Primaria y las comidas de su estudiante serán entregadas en su vehículo. El servicio de caminata estará disponible. Véase el mapa aquí (https://bit.ly/2XyLRhN).

Meal Service Map by Brian Rice on Scribd

Información de contacto familiar Tener información de contacto precisa es tremendamente importante. Por favor envíe una solicitud de actualizaciones aquí en cualquier momento que la información haya cambiado.

Noticias y recursos.Para obtener más información, vaya a nuestro sitio web Noticias y Recursos para obtener detalles sobre próximos eventos, seguridad escolar, guías uniformes, servicios de comidas y mucho más. Los suministros de vuelta a la escuela, comestibles gratis, pruebas COVID-19 y otros recursos de la comunidad estarán disponibles en un solo lugar en 690 W Lake Mead el viernes 21 de agosto de 6 PM a 8 PM cortesía de Nevada Partners y sus organizaciones patrocinadoras. (https://bit.ly/30wmYW8)

Estas actualizaciones continuarán a lo largo de la Academia Preparatoria y durante el año escolar. Si hay artículos que le gustaría ver incluidos, por favor escriba a dpac_info@democracyprep.org con sus sugerencias.

Virtual Learning Meal Service

Posted on Thursday / August 6

Starting with Prep Academy on Monday, August 10 and continuing throughout the school year, DPAC will be providing meals to our scholars through a drive up service. Dual meals (including breakfast and lunch) for multiple days will be served simultaneously so the food can be taken home to eat or be stored for later. Here is our meal service schedule based on our families’ responses collected after our Return to School virtual town hall.

  • Mondays: 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM – Two dual meals (Monday and Tuesday)
  • Wednesdays: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM – Three dual meals (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday)

Families can pick up their scholar’s meals by entering at W Lake Mead and following the parking lot to the Elementary School J Street Entrance. Pull up to the Elementary School J Street Entrance and your scholar’s meals will be delivered to your vehicle. Walk up service will be available. See map below. 

Meal Service Map by Brian Rice on Scribd

DPAC Scholar Prep Academy Starting Monday, August 10

Posted on Wednesday / August 5

DPACES Prep Academy starts on Monday, August 10. Scholars will log on to their sessions with their new teachers. Click here for links to your Zoom session.

DPACSS Prep Academy starts on Monday, August 10. Scholars will log on to their sessions based on their grade level. Notice that different grade levels log on at different dates and some grades will join more sessions than other grades during Prep Academy.  All times are 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Direct links will be available below with new meeting links being added as they are created.

    • Monday, August 10: 6th & 9th 
    • Tuesday, August 11: 6th, 7th, 9th, 10th 
    • Wednesday, August 12: No scholars — Virtual Family Orientation
    • Thursday, August 13: 6th, 7th, 9th, 10th, & 11th
    • Friday, August 14: 6th – 12th

Virtual Family Orientation/Orientación Familiar Virtual

Posted on Tuesday / August 4

Wednesday, August 12 is reserved for Virtual Family Orientation. This is your day! We will talk about strategies for you to support your scholar during virtual learning, logistics for learning from home, and more. Four different 90-minutes sessions are being offered. You can attend as many as you like, but only one is required and these sessions will be recorded, posted to our website, and emailed to you. 

  • 8:00 AM(English)
    • Site: Zoom.us
    • Meeting ID: 96032113531
    • Password: DPAC
    • Link
  • 10:00 AM (Spanish)
    • Site: Zoom.us
    • Meeting ID: 98693480842
    • Password: DPAC
    • Link
  • 3:00 PM (Spanish)
    • Site: Zoom.us
    • Meeting ID: 93609315556
    • Password: DPAC
    • Link
  • 4:45 PM to 6:15 PM (English)
    • Site: Zoom.us
    • Meeting ID: 97144054057
    • Password: DPAC
    • Link

 


Miércoles, 12 de agosto está reservado para orientación familiar virtual. ¡Este es tu día! Hablaremos sobre estrategias para que apoye a su académico durante el aprendizaje virtual, logística para aprender desde casa, y mucho más. Se ofrecen cuatro sesiones diferentes de 90 minutos. Puede asistir a todos los que desee, pero sólo se requiere una y estas sesiones serán grabadas, publicadas en nuestro sitio web, y enviadas por correo electrónico a usted.

8:00 AM (Inglés)
Sitio: Zoom.us
Meeting ID: 96032113531
Contraseña: DPAC
link: https://zoom.us/j/96032113531?pwd=VDdabVZKM0p0dGpHZ1lkT3VXQllqZz09

10:00 AM (Español)
Sitio: Zoom.US
Meeting ID: 98693480842
Password: DPAC
Link: https://zoom.us/j/98693480842?pwd=dk8zSTVKS2trc2JhZnNrMDByYStZdz09

3:00 PM (Español)
Site: zoom.us
Meeting ID: 93609315556
Password: DPAC
Link: https://zoom.us/j/93609315556?pwd=RVBUV2dEakpvZythVkhjUWlGWnNWdz09

4:45 PM (Inglés)
Site: zoom.us
Meeting ID: 97144054057
Contraseña: DPAC
Link: https://zoom.us/j/97144054057?pwd=MHB0bE9DZTl6Y25ZOC9USGorYnE0UT09

 

[DPAC Family Update] Getting Ready for the 2020-21 School Year

Posted on Friday / July 31

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Hello, DPAC Families!

We have been hard at work preparing for a joyful and productive 2020-21 school year and we are excited to share everything with you. Below you will find information about your scholar’s technology and Prep Academy, the week before the First Day of School where they (and you) will learn what it’s like to be a scholar or family member at Democracy Prep at the Agassi Campus.

Laptops (both Chromebooks and Windows laptops) are available to be picked up on campus between 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM every Monday through Friday. If these times create a conflict for you, please let us  know by sending an email and we will make special arrangements to meet you. Families that have their own computers at home do not need to pick up a device from the school.

If your scholar is returning for another year as a Blue Knight, they can log on to their computer using their email address and password. If they don’t remember their password, a reset can be requested here. If your scholar is new to our campus, a separate message will be sent that will include information about their email account and password. Your scholar device can only be accessed with a school email account. 

After you have received your device (and at any point throughout the school year), you can request support for any tech-related issues including hardware, software, learning platforms, online classrooms, or online tools here. Families that need additional support securing internet access at their home for virtual learning can find resources here or send an email to dpac_info@democracyprep.org

Prep Academy is scheduled for Monday, August 10 through Friday, August 14. You will receive a separate message with information for your scholars to log on to Prep Academy. Here is a view of your scholar’s schedule. 

  • Monday, August 10 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM 
  • Tuesday, August 11 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, August 13 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Friday, August 14 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Wednesday, August 12 is reserved for Virtual Family Orientation. This is your day! We will talk about strategies for you to support your scholar during virtual learning, logistics for learning from home, and more. Four different 90-minutes sessions are being offered. You can attend as many as you like, but only one is required and these sessions will be recorded, posted to our website, and emailed to you. 

  • 8:00 AM(English)
    • Site: Zoom.us
    • Meeting ID: 96032113531
    • Password: DPAC
    • Link
  • 10:00 AM (Spanish)
    • Site: Zoom.us
    • Meeting ID: 98693480842
    • Password: DPAC
    • Link
  • 3:00 PM (Spanish)
    • Site: Zoom.us
    • Meeting ID: 93609315556
    • Password: DPAC
    • Link
  • 4:45 PM to 6:15 PM (English)
    • Site: Zoom.us
    • Meeting ID: 97144054057
    • Password: DPAC
    • Link

A few more things, to note:

  • DPAC will be serving meals for scholars during virtual learning through a drive up service. Meals are available at no charge. Additional information including available pick up times will follow in a separate message.
  • ACT instructional support and social-emotional supports will continue during virtual learning.  
  • If you need to update any of your contact information, you can submit changes here.
  • For even more information, go to our website News and Resources pages for details about upcoming events, school safety, uniform guides, meal services, and much more. 

We are looking forward to a great year of learning and fun! See you at Virtual Parent Orientation on Wednesday, August 12. Until then, please direct your questions to dpac_info@democracyprep.org.

 



[Actualización de la familia DPAC] Preparándose para el año escolar 2020-21

¡Hola, Familias DPAC!Hemos estado trabajando duro preparándonos para un alegre y productivo año escolar 2020-21 y estamos emocionados de compartir todo con ustedes. A continuación encontrará información sobre la tecnología de su académico y la Academia de Preparación, la semana antes del primer día de escuela, donde ellos (y usted) aprenderán lo que es ser un académico o miembro de la familia en la Preparación para la Democracia en el campus de Agassi.

Los portátiles (tanto Chromebooks como portátiles Windows) están disponibles para ser escogidos hasta en el campus entre las 8:00 AM y las 11:00 AM todos los lunes a viernes. Si estos tiempos crean un conflicto para usted, por favor háganoslo saber enviando un correo electrónico a dpac_info@democracyprep.org y haremos arreglos especiales para reunirse con usted. Las familias que tienen sus propias computadoras en casa no necesitan recoger un dispositivo de la escuela.Si su académico está regresando por otro año como Caballero Azul, pueden iniciar sesión en su computadora usando su dirección de correo electrónico y contraseña. Si no recuerdan su contraseña, puede solicitarse un restablecimiento aquí en http://dpac.democracyprep.org/techsupport. Si su estudiante es nuevo en nuestro campus, se enviará un mensaje separado que incluirá información sobre su cuenta de correo electrónico y contraseña. Solo se puede acceder a tu dispositivo académico con una cuenta de correo electrónico de la escuela. Después de recibir su dispositivo (y en cualquier momento durante el año escolar), puede solicitar soporte para cualquier problema relacionado con la tecnología, como hardware, software, plataformas de aprendizaje, aulas en línea o herramientas en línea aquí en http://dpac.democracyprep.org/techsupport. Las familias que necesitan apoyo adicional para asegurar el acceso a Internet en su hogar para el aprendizaje virtual pueden encontrar recursos aquí en https://bit.ly/2EDZ9mJ o enviar un correo electrónico a dpac_info@democracyprep.org. Prep Academy está programada para el lunes, 10 de agosto al viernes, 14 de agosto. Recibirás un mensaje separado con información para que tus académicos puedan iniciar sesión en la Academia Preparatoria. Aquí está una vista de la agenda de su erudito.

-Lunes 10 de agosto de 8:00 AM a 12:00 PM
-Martes, 11 de agosto de 8:00 AM a 12:00 PM
-Jueves, 13 de agosto de 8:00 AM a 12:00 PM
-Viernes, 14 de agosto de 8:00 AM a 12:00 PM

Miércoles, 12 de agosto está reservado para orientación familiar virtual. ¡Este es tu día! Hablaremos sobre estrategias para que apoye a su académico durante el aprendizaje virtual, logística para aprender desde casa, y mucho más. Se ofrecen cuatro sesiones diferentes de 90 minutos. Puede asistir a todos los que desee, pero sólo se requiere una y estas sesiones serán grabadas, publicadas en nuestro sitio web, y enviadas por correo electrónico a usted.

8:00 AM (Inglés)
Sitio: Zoom.us
Meeting ID: 96032113531
Contraseña: DPAC
link: https://zoom.us/j/96032113531?pwd=VDdabVZKM0p0dGpHZ1lkT3VXQllqZz09

10:00 AM (Español)
Sitio: Zoom.US
Meeting ID: 98693480842
Password: DPAC
Link: https://zoom.us/j/98693480842?pwd=dk8zSTVKS2trc2JhZnNrMDByYStZdz09

3:00 PM (Español)
Site: zoom.us
Meeting ID: 93609315556
Password: DPAC
Link: https://zoom.us/j/93609315556?pwd=RVBUV2dEakpvZythVkhjUWlGWnNWdz09

4:45 PM (Español)
Site: zoom.us
Meeting ID: 97144054057
Contraseña: DPAC
Link: https://zoom.us/j/97144054057?pwd=MHB0bE9DZTl6Y25ZOC9USGorYnE0UT09

A algunas cosas más, a tener en cuenta:

-DPAC servirá comidas para los estudiosos durante el aprendizaje virtual a través de un servicio de unidad. Las comidas están disponibles de forma gratuita. La información adicional, incluyendo los horarios de recogida disponibles, aparecerá en un mensaje separado.

-ACT apoyo instructivo y apoyo socio-emocional continuará durante el aprendizaje virtual.

-Si necesita actualizar cualquiera de su información de contacto, puede enviar cambios aquí en https://forms.gle/msm1GkmWQLn56feQ6.

-For aún más información, vaya a nuestro sitio web Noticias página http://dpac.democracyprep.org/category/news/ y página de Recursos http://dpac.democracyprep.org/resources/ para obtener más información sobre próximos eventos, seguridad escolar, guías uniformes, servicios de comidas y mucho más.

Esperamos un gran año de aprendizaje y diversión! Nos vemos en Virtual Parent Orientation el miércoles 12 de agosto. Hasta entonces, por favor dirija sus preguntas a dpac_info@democracyprep.org.

DPAC Reopening Plans

Posted on Saturday / July 25
Good Afternoon DPAC Families,
Thank you to all of you who were able to join me for our Virtual Town Hall last night. Below is a brief recap of the key points from yesterday:
Meeting Outcomes:
  • DPAC (K-12) will have the first 45 days of school virtually
  • We will evaluate COVID-19 data in mid-Sept. to determine whether we can return to campus after day 45
Actions REQUIRED:
  • Please complete our FAMILY SURVEY to let us know about your needs and current technology situation
Recourses:
Thank you for your continued partnership with the DPAC team to help educate your scholar. We look forward to seeing you virtually in August.
In Partnership,
Adam Johnson

Está en Tus Manos

Posted on Saturday / July 18

El número de casos del COVID-19 está aumentando constantemente en el Condado de Clark. Para el 30 de junio del 2020, la población hispana en el Condado de Clark tenía la tasa más alta de infecciones por el COVID-19 que cualquier otro grupo racial o étnico. La tasa de infecciones por el COVID-19 es más de dos veces mayor para los hispanos en comparación con los blancos no hispanos.

https://estaentusmanosnevada.com/

Return to School Town Hall Meetings: July 23 (English) and July 28 (Spanish)

Posted on Friday / July 17

**These meetings will be recorded**
July 23 meeting information and recording

We hope that you and your family are well, safe, and enjoying the Summer Break.

As we prepare for a healthy, joyous, and productive 2020-21 school year, we want to share the plans we have developed and answer the many questions we are certain our families and scholars have. Please join us for a Return to School Family Town Hall as we outline the precautions we are taking on campus and your options for instruction.


**Estas reuniones serán grabadas.**

Esperamos que usted y su familia estén bien, a salvo y disfrutando de las vacaciones de verano.

Mientras nos preparamos para un año escolar 2020-21 saludable, alegre y productivo, queremos compartir los planes que hemos desarrollado y responder a las muchas preguntas que estamos seguros de que nuestras familias y estudiosos tienen. Por favor, únase a nosotros para un Return to School Family Town Hall ya que describimos las precauciones que estamos tomando en el campus y sus opciones para la instrucción.

School Uniform Shopping Days

Posted on Monday / July 13

Uniform Policy

All Democracy Prep scholars are required to wear a uniform. Please click on your respective school to learn the uniform requirement for your scholar.

Elementary School – EnglishSpanish
Middle School – EnglishSpanish
High School – EnglishSpanish

Our uniform distributor is Campus Club Uniforms. Campus club contact information is below:

Campus Club Uniforms
2411 Tech Center Court #107
Las Vegas, NV 89128
(702) 360-0555
http://www.campusclubuniforms.com

(Democracy Prep at the Agassi Campus’ school code on the Campus Club website is 1056)

First Day of School – Monday, August 17

Posted on Monday / July 13

July 10, 2020

 

Good evening DPAC Families,

 

After we successfully navigated our campus closure and the end of the 2019-20 school year, our circumstances have continued to change. Our entire team is working diligently to create a reopening plan to maximize safety and learning. 

 

In an effort to enable us to create the most robust plan, our first day of school will be Monday, August 17. 

 

The new start of school means Prep Academy will be during the week of August 10. The specific days and duration of Prep Academy are to be determined. Those details and others for our reopening plan will be shared with you in the next 5-10 days. 

 

Understanding you will have questions about reopening and how the school year will proceed, we will be hosting two online town hall meetings at 4:30PM on July 23 and July 28 where we will present the plan and answer all of your questions. A separate announcement with information to join the town hall will be sent out. 

 

In our effort to create a joyous culture of high expectations, we prioritize the safety of our scholars, our families, and our staff and strive to provide the most productive learning environment. 

 

Thank you for the care you take and the commitment you give to our community.

 

In Partnership,

Adam Johnson

Executive Director


10 julio 2020 

 

Buenas tardes familias de DPAC, 

 

Aunque ya navegamos la cerrada de nuestra escuela y el fin del año escolar 2019-20 por manera exitosa, nuestras circunstancias están en constante cambio. Nuestro equipo entero trabaja diligentemente para crear un plan de reapertura que maximiza nuestra seguridad y aprendizaje. 

 

Para asegurar que podamos crear el plan más robusto, nuestro primer día escolar será lunes, el 17 de agosto.

 

La nueva fecha de empieza para el año escolar también significa que tendremos Prep Academy la semana del 10 de agosto. Todavía estamos determinando los días específicos y la duración de Prep Academy. Les compartiremos estos detalles y más de nuestro plan de reapertura en los próximos 5-10 días.  

 

Claro que tendrán preguntas sobre el año escolar y la reapertura de nuestra escuela. Por eso, tendremos dos reuniones de town hall, a las 4:30 PM el 23 y 28 de julio, en que presentamos nuestro plan y contestamos a todos sus preguntas. Mandaremos un anuncio adicional con la información para como juntar al town hall. 

 

Según nuestro esfuerzo de crear una cultura feliz de expectaciones altas, damos prioridad a la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes, familias, y empleados y nos esmeramos en proveer al ambiente de aprendizaje más productivo posible.  

 

Les agradecemos por su cuidado y el compromiso que dan a nuestra comunidad. 

 

Su compañero,

Adam Johnson

Director Ejecutivo

Virtual Summer Learning Camp: Registration Now Open!

Posted on Thursday / July 2

Note: this is a supplemental learning opportunity and is not required by DPAC.

Give your child the academic boost they need to prepare them for the new school year! Register your child by July 6th. Summer Learning Camp will take place July 13th-24th.

Elementary students register here: http://tinyurl.com/tfalvelementarysummer
Secondary students register here: http://tinyurl.com/tfalvsecondarysummer

Click here for more information.

Nota: esta es una oportunidad de aprendizaje complementaria y no es requerida por DPAC.

¡Dele a su hijo el impulso académico que necesita para prepararse para el nuevo año escolar! Registre a su hijo/a antes del 6 de julio. El campamento de aprendizaje de verano tendrá lugar del 13 al 24 de julio.

Para primaria registre a sus hijos aquí: http://tinyurl.com/tfaprimaria
Para secundaria registre a sus hijos aquí: http://tinyurl.com/tfasecundaria

Haga clic aquí para más información.

Join us for Family Movie Night!

Posted on Friday / June 26

Grab some popcorn, or your favorite treats, bring your family, and lets watch a movie together on Zoom!

Click here at 7:00 PM on Friday, June 26.
Join our Zoom Meeting: zoom.us/j/99604703314
Email team@zeduplus.org for the password!

If you’re interested in our Summer Programs, register here. Programs are available to any DPAC scholar that was enrolled in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade for the 2019-20 school year.

Summer Academy After School Programming

Posted on Wednesday / June 3

Summer Academy will run from June 8 through July 30, continuing the use of virtual learning platforms. DPAC scholars entering all grades between Kindergarten and Eighth are eligible to enroll in our after school programs by completing this form. The program schedule is available here and additional details about some of the programs are included below:

Zedu Plus


  • Loving Lit
    • Category: Literature
    • Description: Reading literature is one of the foundational skills that every scholar needs in order to succeed in middle school and beyond. The Loving Lit class will have scholars reading a six chapter short story, answering questions, and developing ideas. Each week scholars will receive a chapter or two to read, multiple choice questions to answer, and a short paragraph to write.  Each lesson is accompanied by a Youtube video that will assist them. Scholars will also get a wonderful chance to have their writing skills checked with personal notes for improvement. AND THE BEST PART? The short story is a SCARY STORY!
    • Platforms: Google Classroom and YouTube
  • RACER Writing
    • Category: Literature
    • Description: One of the most difficult aspects for DPAC scholars to master is the RACER paragraph.  Scholars have to put several different parts together to create a seamless idea.  RACER Writing will help your scholar accomplish that.  Each week they will get two articles to read and then a RACER paragraph to complete.  Each lesson comes with a Youtube video that helps the scholars plan and create the perfect RACER.  After submission, each paragraph will be checked by a teacher and comments and pointers will be given.  This is a great class for those scholars that want to improve the writing skills needed for their middle and high school classes.
    • Platforms: Google Classroom and YouTube
  • Creative Writing (Walker)
    • Category: Literature
    • Description: Students learn structure that helps them express themselves in writing narrative and expository essays. With writing assignments such as “please describe the most disgusting meal that you’ve ever eaten”, this course strengthens students’ ability to write a well structured effective essay. Mini-lessons ensure that students develop informative and creative writing skills so that they come to express complex ideas clearly.
    • Platforms: Google Classroom and Google Sites
  • Sugar & Elite Mentoring (STARS)
    • Category: Human Development
    • Description: The Program’s goal is to reduce the number of teen pregnancies, suicides, and high school dropouts in Southern Nevada by providing Mentoring, Tutoring, Life Skills Workshops and Civic Engagement. The program focuses on increasing the skill sets that are needed to be self-sufficient in today’s society.  This program is dedicated to teaching youth how to set goals and overcome life issues.
    • Platforms: Zoom and Google Classroom
  • ZeduPlus (Zedu)
    • Category: Technology, Applied Technology, Human Development
    • Description: Interactive and engaging LIVE sessions every day from Monday – Thursday with engaging and interactive STEAM curriculum that will keep the participants in the loop of reading 11 interactive books that will improve their reading, literacy, and vocabulary. In contrast, participants will be engaged in interactive exercises in science, math, coding, and typing.
    • Platform: Zoom
  • Sound Steps Rhythm Dance
    • Category: Arts
    • Sound Steps Rhythm Dance Company is An All-Around Rhythm Dance Non-Profit 501(c)3 Organization that provides events, performances, and resources for the dance community!  Our mission is to produce, educate, and perform the history of rhythm dance for the youth. Our main style of dance is tap, but we are affiliated with the community of rhythm dance to include, Hip-Hop, Break Dance, Clog, Irish, Body Percussion and More!
    • Platform: Zoom

Online Summer Program Options

Posted on Monday / June 1

We have a full roster of Summer Programs planned for our scholars. Check out the schedule here and complete the registration form below to sign up. All DPAC Scholars entering Kindergarten through Grade 8 are invited! Programs are schedule to continue through July 31. For more information including program descriptions, click here.

No School Tomorrow – Remember Their Names

Posted on Monday / June 1

Dear DPAC Scholars and Families,

This past weekend we saw protesters all over the country come together to stand against police brutality. As you know, Democracy Prep believes deeply in helping our scholars understand and believe that they can affect change in their communities and around the world. I am proud to say that Democracy Prep, as a network, has not and will not shy away from being a part of these conversations.

In an effort to help channel the collective grief and to provide space for deep reflection, and strategic organizing, the Democracy Prep Network is calling for a day off tomorrow June, 2, 2020 devoted to remembering George Floyd and all of the Black and Brown people that have died unjustly at the hands of police or otherwise. Tomorrow we are inviting all families in our network to join us for an ALL Community Discussion at 11am PST/ 1pm CST /2pm EST. We will use “Remembering Their Names” as a moment of reflection and rejuvenation but also as a space to organize for change.

Tomorrow, scholars will not be attending school but we are hopeful that many will join our online forum. They, and you, deserve time and space to process and rest and organize with our entire community. Please note: If there is an immovable one-on-one assessment or IEP meeting for your child, this may still take place tomorrow. Please follow the guidance of your child’s teacher, principal, and special education team regarding meetings that could not be changed on such short notice.

In Partnership,

Adam Johnson, Executive Director
DEMOCRACY PREP AT THE AGASSI CAMPUS

___________________

Zoom details are as follows:

BLM Democracy Prep Community Conversation

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:

Please click this URL to join. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88969856841

Or join by phone: US: +1 646 558 8656

Webinar ID: 889 6985 6841


Estimadas familias de DPAC,

El fin de semana pasada veíamos a manifestantes en todo el país que se juntaron contra la brutalidad de la policía. Como ya saben, Democracy Prep cree que debemos apoyar a nuestros estudiantes a entender y creer que pueden cambiar a sus comunidades y el mundo entero. Estoy orgullosa decir que Democracy Prep, como una escuela, no había y no habrá tener miedo de ser parte de este discurso.

Para ayudarnos a dirigir a la pena colectiva y proveer a un espacio para reflexionar, Democracy Prep se cierre mañana, el 2 de junio, para recordar a George Floyd y todos los personas de color que han sidos matados por manera injusta por la policía o los demás. Mañana invitamos a todas las familias en nuestras escuelas de juntarno por una reunión de toda nuestra comunidad a las 11am PST/ 1pm CST /2pm EST. Usaremos al “Recordar a sus nombres” como un momento de reflexión y rejuvenación pero también para organizar para cambiar el mundo.

Mañana, nuestros estudiantes no asistirán a la escuela pero esperamos que la mayoría junten a nuestra reunión en línea. Ellos, y ustedes, merecen tiempo y espacio para procesar, relajar, y organizar con toda nuestra comunidad.

Su compañera,
Adam Johnson, Director Ejecutivo
DEMOCRACY PREP AT THE AGASSI CAMPUS

___________________

Los detalles de Zoom están abajo: Zoom:

BLM Democracy Prep Community Conversation

Juntar por un PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, o aparato de Android:

Por favor, haga clic en este URL para juntarnos.  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88969856841

O para juntar por teléfono: US: +1 646 558 8656

ID del Webinar: 889 6985 6841

Incoming Scholar Summer Learning Pages

Posted on Friday / May 29

As we celebrate the conclusion of another year of growth, we look forward to the next year and a Summer Break of continued learning and our charge against the Summer Slide. Here are a group of resource provided by the DPAC Elementary School team to help ensure your scholar has an active Summer Break and is prepared for the 2020-21 school year.

Cap, Gown, and Diploma Pick Up

Posted on Thursday / May 28

Seniors and Families,

We are all so proud of your journey, the commitment made to your education, and the investments required to achieve these goals. While circumstances to celebrate are not ideal, we want to take advantage of every opportunity to recognize your accomplishments in the most appropriate manner possible while maintaining appropriate social distancing and keeping the campus safe and secured.

A select number of time slots are being made available during which Seniors and up to six members of their families may come to campus to collect their graduation packages. Packages include cap, gown, yearbook, a sweet surprise, and (of course) your diploma. 

  • Sign up for a time slot (30 minutes) available June 2 through June 4 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. (30-minute slots)
    • You may bring up to six (6) family members to the pick up.
    • Arrive in your school uniform, Senior Shirt, other DPAC gear, or professional attire. If you do not arrive in an appropriate dress, you can pick up your package. However, you will be asked to reschedule if you want to take photos.
    • If special arrangements are needed, please email Mr. Rice and Ms. Moser
  • At the time of your appointment, enter through the Emergency Exit off of Lake Mead. Staff at the front desk can provide direction if needed.
  • Space in the amphitheater is available for family photos. Staff will assist in recording a video for the June 15 graduation ceremony.
  • Everyone in your party will exit through the same Emergency Exit to Lake Mead. 

We thank you for your understanding and patience. We share in your pride.

#DPGoesTheDistance

Welcoming New Families – Town Hall Meetings

Posted on Tuesday / May 26
Registered, Enrolled, and Waitlisted Families,
Reminder: We welcome you to join us for our new family town hall meeting this afternoon at 4:30 PM.
As we look forward to a productive summer and an education-filled 20-21 school year, we invite you to join us to learn more about our school, campus, and scholar life.
Topic: New Family Town Hall
Time: May 26, 2020 at 04:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 691 141 3308
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Registrados, Inscritos, y Familias en lista de espera
Recordatorio: Los invitamos a reunirse con nosotros en nuestra junta de nueva familias el Miércoles a las 4:30 p.m.
Con la esperanza de un verano productivo y el año escolar 20-21 lleno de aprendizaje, los invitamos a reunirse con nosotros para aprender más de nuestra escuela y vida diaria de el estudiante.
Tema: Junta de Nueva Familias
Fecha y Hora: Mayo 27, 2020 a las 4:30 PM Tiempo Pacifico (US y Canada)
Para reunirse con nosotros: https://democracyprep.zoom.us/j/6911413308
ID de Junta: 691 141 3308

DPACSS Trimester 3 Testing

Posted on Tuesday / May 19


Good Afternoon DPAC Families and Scholars,

We hope this email finds you well. I am writing to provide more information about final exams. Due to Distance Learning, exams will look quite different this year. Scholars are still expected to take exams online as they are designed to help us understand what scholars know and how best to prepare for next year. If you have any questions after reading this email, please reach out to me at adaniels@democracyprep.org

Logistics

Scholars will take T3 Exams in all Core Content areas: Math, English, Science, and History (add Foreign Language in High School.) All T3 Exams will be released digitally to scholars on Tuesday, May, 26 at 8:00 am and scholars will have until Friday, May 29 at 11:59 pm to complete their exams. Scholars will have access to their exams through Google Classroom and Clever. Each exam has been designed to take scholars less than two (2) hours to complete. Below we have created a suggested schedule for scholars to help them complete 100% of their exams on-time.

Day of the week Middle School  High School
Tuesday 05/26 Math Math & Foreign Language
Wednesday 05/27 English  English
Thursday 05/28 Science & History Science & History
Friday 05/29

*We have left Friday blank as a buffer day. We highly discourage scholars from waiting until Friday to complete their exams.

Grading

T3 Exams are roughly worth 20% of a scholar’s final T3 grade. T3 Exams will be included in T3 Coursework, thus scholars will not receive a separate grade on their report card indicating the exam grade. Due to the challenges imposed by Distance Learning, we decided it would be in the best interest of our scholars to decrease the weight T3 Exams had on final grades.

Summer Academy

Next week, DPAC Secondary will send out letters informing families of their scholar’s Summer Academy status. For scholars joining Summer Academy, we will place scholars in one of two categories: Promoted or Summer Academy. Scholars who achieve promotion status will have the choice to opt-into Summer Academy (though it is not mandatory) and will receive skill-appropriate work to keep their brains active over the Summer. Scholars who are placed in Summer Academy are strongly encouraged to attend digital Summer Academy. The goal of this program is to remediate any skill gaps to ensure scholars are as prepared as possible prior to entering the next grade level. There will be a lot of work to make sure all scholars are on grade level when we return to school. This year Summer Academy will be 100% digital and participation is optional and will be determined by the scholar’s family. Advisory teachers will be calling all families individually on Wednesday, June 3 to answer all questions.

I appreciate you taking the time to read this email in its entirety. Please make time this week to create your family’s strategic plan for your scholar to complete their exams. Discussing exams with your scholar will significantly increase their motivation and decrease their testing anxiety.

Have a wonderful rest of your day.

One Team,

Mr. Daniels

Ahmaud Arbery, Racial Justice, and Youth Engagement: A Community Discussion

Posted on Monday / May 18

Join this virtual panel discussion by following the Zoom link below:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82680029753
Zoom meeting ID: 826 8002 9753

Nearly three months have passed since Ahmaud Arbery was murdered while jogging through a predominantly white neighborhood in Georgia. His killers were only recently arrested after a video of the shooting became public.

We may not be with our students in person, but we can still give them an opportunity to collectively process this incident.

Democracy Prep Public Schools invites you to join us for a virtual community conversation where our panelists will explore the implications of #livingwhileblack in America, how young people can advocate for racial justice, and how communities can remain hopeful and feel empowered in this time.

Do you have a question you’d like the panelists to answer? If so, send your ideas to rduroseau@democracyprep.org. We will also reserve the last 20 minutes for a Q & A session with our panelists!

 

High School Trimester 2 Honor Roll

Posted on Monday / May 11

Please help us recognize the effort, hard work, and achievement of every member of the DPACHS T2 Honor Roll.

Elementary School Trimester 2 Honor Roll

Posted on Monday / May 11

We are so proud of our scholars and welcome you to help us celebrate the hard work they do and the heights they reach.

Democracy Prep at the Agassi Campus
Elementary School

Community Update (May 2020)

Posted on Friday / May 8

 

View it in your browser.

COMMUNITY UPDATE – MAY 2020

Spring 2020 Update

In just a few short months, life as we know it has changed significantly and there has been no exception at Democracy Prep. We have moved all learning online across our entire network. Within a matter of days, our school mobilized to distribute more than 600 devices to scholars and ensured they all had access to WiFi by either helping them connect for free a local cable/internet service or by providing MiFis to the family for free.

Our team has displayed incredible adaptability and innovation during an uncertain time. Our teachers jumped into online teaching without missing a beat which is no small feat. Even though this has been an incredibly difficult time for our country, our school continues to provide teaching, learning, and most important of all, JOY! You can see examples of that joy by searching the hashtag #DPgoesthedistance on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

The remainder of the school year will look unlike any other we have experienced, but we will continue to hold our end of year celebrations sacred — even in virtual spaces.

Here’s to closing out the school year and keeping the DPAC community strong!

With much gratitude,
Adam Johnson, Executive Director


Scholar Section
DPAC Talent Show:
We are excited to have our Virtual Talent Show in June! Please see below for information:


5th Grade Town Hall:
Our DPAC 6th grade teachers are excited to welcome our 5th-grade families to learn more about life in 5th grade. Join us on Tuesday, May 19 at 4:30pm for a fun-filled town hall to help you learn more about your 6th-grade year! Please check your email and text messages for more information.


DPAC Events & Informtion
DPAC Parent Town Halls:
In late April we held Town Halls for parents. You can view the recordings of the videos at the links below:

DPAC Secondary Town Hall
DPAC Secondary Town Hall (Spanish)
DPAC Elementary Town Hall Questions
DPAC Elementary Town Hall (Spanish)

You can also find links to the PowerPoint Presentations below:

DPAC Secondary
DPAC Secondary (Spanish)
DPAC Elementary
DPAC Elementary (Spanish)

Our next Town Halls will be Tuesday, May 26 – Friday, May 29. Please be on the lookout for more information soon!

Senior Signing Day:
If it is spring it means it is time for our seniors to unveil their plans for after HS. Please join us as our seniors share their college and post-secondary choices!

Food Distribution
If you are in need of meals during the school’s shut down, please visit campus Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 12:00pm for FREE breakfast and lunch. These meals are open to any child under age 18 regardless of their enrollment at DPAC.

#DPgoesthedistance
Since March 23 we’ve been actively engaged in distance learning. If you would like to have your scholar featured on some of our social media spaces, please send pictures to DPAC_info@democracyprep.org

Important Dates:
May 11: DPAC Board Meeting (Agenda is here)
May 25: Memorial Day (No School)






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Show Us Your Talent!

Posted on Thursday / May 7

Calling all scholars! Calling all staff! DPAC is hosting a virtual talent show and currently accepting submissions through May 18.

To share your talent, record your video and upload it to Google Drive then complete the registration form.

After School Programs

Posted on Friday / May 1

(Remote) Mini-Mathematicians (The M&M’s)

This distance math tutoring program aims at filling in the gaps in 2nd graders understanding of math concepts. Math builds like blocks and if one is missing it can negatively affects a scholar’s understanding. Through the use of online Zoom meetings, Khan Academy lessons, Kahoot! & more, this program seeks to strengthen the students conceptual understanding so that as they grow in their education, they have a strong mathematical foundation. This program is strongly recommended for young scholars that need a comprehensive review of math fundamentals.

Grade Level Requirement: 2nd
Club advisor: Eve Gray


(Remote) Readers R Leaders

If a student reads 20 minutes a day at home, they will hear 1.8 million words per year. They will have read for over 600 hours by 6th grade and on standardized tests, they will likely score better than 90% of their peers. This compelling data on the benefits of encouraging your child to read is the motivation behind our “Readers R Leaders” distance tutoring club. Scholars will learn to use phonics and phonemic awareness to build/strengthen their reading fluency. They will learn to use text clues, pictures, and critical thinking to increase comprehension skills. This program will also help to foster a love of reading through engaging read-alouds, group reading, literacy games and activities. This program is strongly recommended for young scholars that are beginning and developing readers.

Grade Level Requirement: 2nd
Club advisor: Eve Gray