DPAC Family Update – Welcome to the New School Year!

Posted on Tuesday / August 3

July Update

(por favor haga clic aquí para ver en español)

In this update you will find important information about the upcoming school year. Please click on the article title to jump ahead to that section. Thank you for taking to the time to prepare for the upcoming school year!


Message from Executive Director Adam Johnson

The end of summer has arrived. I hope you had time to relax, recharge and spend time outdoors. The summer is downtime for most people, but our teammates at DPAC have been working hard to prepare for a fantastic school year.

In preparation for the upcoming school year, I want to make sure every family does a few things:

  • Check the website: Our website is a great source of information about upcoming events. It also has contact information for our teachers and staff (dpac.democracyprep.org)
  • Complete Summer Packets: If you have not already, please complete your summer packets.
  • Buy School Uniforms: Campus Club will be on campus to sale school uniforms. Please visit our school or the Campus Club store to purchase
  • Get School Supplies: You can find the K-8 lists here and the 9-12 lists here

Our mission is to educate responsible citizen scholars for success in the college of their choice and a life of active citizenship. In order to achieve that mission we must 1.) ensure every family is a part of their scholar’s educational journey and 2.) make certain scholars and families get ALL the support they need. To that end, please make sure you stay in communication with the school and your teacher(s).  If you need any support PLEASE contact us so we can help you.

Enjoy the final days of summer.  We look forward to seeing you at Prep Academy on Aug. 9 and on the First Day of School on Aug. 16!

In Partnership,
Adam Johnson
Executive Director


Scholar Section

Prep Academy:
While the first day of school is Aug. 16, we begin Prep Academy on Aug. 9.Prep Academy are half days BEFORE the start of school where scholars have an opportunity to meet their teachers, learn the layout of school, and get to build community with their classmates. We STRONGLY encourage ALL scholars to attend Prep Academy. The Prep Academy schedule is below:
  • Grades K-8: Aug. 9 – Aug. 12
  • Grade 9: Aug. 9 – Aug. 12
  • Grade 10: Aug. 10 – Aug. 12
  • Grade 11 & 12: Aug. 11 & Aug. 12

All Prep Academy times are 8:00a – 12:00p. Please note: There is NO Meal service during Prep Academy, but you are welcome to bring snacks.

Uniform Purchasing:
As we return to our more traditional school environment, we are brining back our school uniforms. You can find the updated uniform policy at this link.

You can purchase a school uniform in the following ways:

On DPAC’s Campus:
Friday, Aug. 6 from 3:00 – 6:30

Campus Club Store (2411 Tech Center Ct #107, Las Vegas, NV 89128):
Mon. – Fri.: 9:00a – 6:00p
Saturday: 9:00a – 3:00p
Sunday: CLOSED

Online:
http://www.campusclub.com
DPAC Code: 1056


DPAC Events and Information

COVID Update:
Health, safety, and academic rigor are all critically important. In that vein, we have decided to return to in-person instruction because that is the best way to achieve academic outcomes. However, we will need to balance health and safety given the evolving COVID-19 Pandemic situation.Please review out health & safety polices for the upcoming school year. Click the links below for additional information

School Supplies:
We are heading back to school and many families are eager to buy the supplies to help their scholar be successful. Please see below for school supply lists for the 2021-2022 school year:

Ice Cream Social:
On Aug. 6 from 5:00 – 6:30p we will host our 4th annual Ice Cream Social.

Please CLICK HERE to RSVP for the event so we know how much ice cream and food we need!

This is an opportunity for families to reconnect with one another in an informal manner. You will Please join us for free food, music, and the opportunity to purchase uniforms on campus!

School Calendar:
You can review the school calendar at this link. Please note the days school is out.

New Family Orientation:
Thank you to all the new families who joined us for orientation on Friday, July 30. If you were unable to join, you can find the PowerPoint deck we used at the link below.

DPAC Board of Directors Meeting:
The July DPAC Board of Directors meeting will take place on Tuesday, August 17 at 5:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and virtually from the link below.



versión en español

Actualización de Julio
¡Bienvenidos al Nuevo Año Escolar!

En esta actualización encontrará información importante sobre el próximo año escolar. Haga clic en el título del artículo para pasar a esa sección. ¡Gracias por tomarse el tiempo para prepararse para el próximo año escolar!



Mensaje del Director Ejecutivo Adam Johnson

Ha llegado el final del verano. Espero que haya tenido tiempo para relajarse, recargar energías y pasar tiempo al aire libre. El verano es tiempo de inactividad para la mayoría de las personas, pero nuestros compañeros de equipo en DPAC han estado trabajando arduamente para prepararse para un año escolar fantástico.

En preparación para el próximo año escolar, quiero asegurarme de que cada familia haga algunas cosas:

  • Visite el sitio web: Nuestro sitio web es una excelente fuente de información sobre los próximos eventos. También tiene información de contacto de nuestros maestros y personal (dpac.democracyprep.org)
  • Paquetes de verano completos: si aún no lo ha hecho, complete sus paquetes de verano.
  • Comprar uniformes escolares: Campus Club estará en el campus para vender uniformes escolares. Visite nuestra escuela o la tienda Campus Club para comprar.
  • Obtenga útiles escolares: puede encontrar las listas de K-8 aquí y las listas de 9-12 aquí

Nuestra misión es educar a académicos ciudadanos responsables para el éxito en la universidad de su elección y una vida de ciudadanía activa. Para lograr esa misión, debemos 1.) asegurarnos de que cada familia sea parte del viaje educativo de su escolar y 2.) hacer que ciertos estudiantes y familias obtengan TODO el apoyo que necesitan. Con ese fin, asegúrese de mantenerse en comunicación con la escuela y su (s) maestro (s). Si necesita ayuda, POR FAVOR contáctenos para que podamos ayudarlo.

Disfruta de los últimos días del verano. ¡Esperamos verlos en Prep Academy el 9 de agosto y el primer día de clases el 16 de agosto!

En asociación,
Adam Johnson
Director Ejecutivo


Sección Académica

Academia de Preparación:
Si bien el primer día de clases es el 16 de Agosto, comenzamos Prep Academy el 9 de Agosto.

Prep Academy son medio día ANTES del comienzo de la escuela, donde los estudiantes tienen la oportunidad de conocer a sus maestros, aprender el diseño de la escuela y construir una comunidad con sus compañeros de clase. Alentamos ENCARECIDAMENTE a TODOS los estudiantes a asistir a Prep Academy. El horario de la Academia de preparación se encuentra a continuación:

  • Grados K-8: 9 de agosto – 12 de agosto
  • Grado 9: 9 de agosto – 12 de agosto
  • Grado 10: 10 de agosto – 12 de agosto
  • Grado 11 y 12: 11 de agosto y 12 de agosto

Todos los horarios de Prep Academy son de 8: 00a – 12: 00p. Tenga en cuenta: NO hay servicio de comidas durante Prep Academy, pero puede traer bocadillos.

Compra de Uniformes:
A medida que regresamos a nuestro entorno escolar más tradicional, volvemos a traer nuestros uniformes escolares. Puede encontrar la política de uniformes actualizada en este enlace.

Puede comprar un uniforme escolar de las siguientes formas:

En el campus de DPAC:
Viernes 6 de agosto de 3:00 a 6:30

Tienda Campus Club (2411 Tech Center Ct # 107, Las Vegas, NV 89128):
Lun. – Viernes: 9: 00a – 6: 00p
Sábado: 9: 00a – 3: 00p
Domingo: CERRADO

En línea:
http://www.campusclub.com
Código DPAC: 1056


Información y eventos de DPAC

Actualización de COVID:
La salud, la seguridad y el rigor académico son todos de vital importancia. En ese sentido, hemos decidido volver a la instrucción presencial porque es la mejor manera de lograr resultados académicos. Sin embargo, necesitaremos equilibrar la salud y la seguridad dada la evolución de la situación de la pandemia de COVID-19.

Revise las políticas de salud y seguridad para el próximo año escolar. Haga clic en los enlaces a continuación para obtener información adicional.


Suministros Escolares:

Nos dirigimos de regreso a la escuela y muchas familias están ansiosas por comprar los útiles para ayudar a su estudiante a tener éxito. Consulte a continuación las listas de útiles escolares para el año escolar 2021-2022:


Social de Helados:

El 6 de agosto de 5:00 a 6: 30p seremos los anfitriones de nuestro cuarto evento social anual de helados.

  • ¡HAGA CLIC AQUÍ para confirmar su asistencia al evento para que sepamos cuánto helado y comida necesitamos!

Esta es una oportunidad para que las familias se vuelvan a conectar entre sí de manera informal. ¡Por favor, únase a nosotros para disfrutar de comida gratis, música y la oportunidad de comprar uniformes en el campus!

Calendario Escolar:
Puede revisar el calendario escolar en este enlace. Tenga en cuenta los días en que no hay clases.

Orientación para Nuevas Familias:
Gracias a todas las familias nuevas que se unieron a nosotros para la orientación el viernes 30 de julio. Si no pudo unirse, puede encontrar la plataforma de PowerPoint que usamos en el enlace a continuación.

Reunión de la Junta Directiva de DPAC:
La reunión de julio de la Junta Directiva de DPAC se llevará a cabo el Martes 17 de Agosto a las 5:00 pm. La reunión está abierta al público y prácticamente desde el enlace a continuación.

Enlace de zoom: https://democracyprep.zoom.us/j/6911413308
Dirección: 1201 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89106

Prep Academy – Getting Ready for the School Year

Posted on Thursday / July 22

Prep Academy is a time period before the school year begins where all scholars learn the routines and expectations at Democracy Prep at the Agassi Campus. Please plan for all scholars to attend during their assigned Prep Academy dates.

Please contact your grade’s principal or email dpac_info@democracyprep.org with any questions.

Elementary School Prep Academy

August 9th – 12th.   8:00AM-12:00PM

K-5: Monday – Thursday

Middle School School Prep Academy
August 9th – 12th.   8:00AM-12:00PM

6-8: Monday – Thursday

High School Prep Academy
August 9th – 12th.   8:00AM-12:00PM

9th grade: Monday – Thursday
10th grade: Tuesday – Thursday
11th grade: Wednesday – Thursday
12th grade: Wednesday – Thursday

Child Tax Credit Available Now!

Posted on Friday / July 16

Child Tax Credit Available Now – Click Here for More Information

■ Eligible families can receive advance payments of up to $300 per month for each child under age 6 and up to $250 per month for each child age 6 and above.

■ Payments begin July 15 and will be sent monthly through December 15 without any further action required.

■ You can benefit from the credit even if you don’t have earned income or don’t owe any income taxes.

■ The tax credit includes advance payments for 2021 only

To visit the IRS site directly please visit http://www.irs.gov/childtaxcredit2021

DPAC Community Update – June 2021

Posted on Tuesday / June 22

June 2021 Update.

It is June! We have all made it through one of the most challenging and trying school year’s in recent memories. We have so much to step back and reflect on. We have so much to lament, as it relates to the pandemic, to threats to our democracy, or to the persistent virus of racism in this country. But, we also have so much to celebrate. Our scholars have truly overcome some incredible obstacles this year and persevered in pursuit of their bright futures.

So many of you deserve recognition for making this year a success:

  • Scholars: Thank you for showing your grit and perseverance to make this year a good one, despite the distance and new learning platforms
  • Teachers & Staff: Your ability to move from virtual school to in-person in a blink, all while keeping high expectations was inspiring
  • Families: I appreciate your willingness to adapt to a new mode of learning while partnering with DPAC to hold your scholar to our high standards
  • Community: I am grateful to educate scholars with community members who continue to provide us resources and support to make our school thrive

This year was a true team effort and I look forward to all the great successes 2021-2022 will bring.

Take time to rest this month. In a few weeks I will email the DPAC community with our ‘Start of the Schoo Year’ email!

In Partnership,
Adam Johnson
Executive Director


Scholar Section

DPAC Summer Work:
In order to prepare for next school year, each scholar will have reading & math summer work to complete.

Please click the links for the work for grades 6-12. Work packets for grades K-5 are available at the school.

Reading:

Math Work:
If you cannot print your work packets, you can visit the front office Mon. – Friday from 7:30a – 1:00p to pick up a packet.

New Uniform Policy:
We’re excited to share that we will implement a new uniform policy for the 2021-2022 school year. The highlights are below. You can also go to the Campus Club website to see more information (DPAC Code = 1056).

DPAC Elementary:

  • Polo shirts can now be Light Blue OR Gray
  • Any color and type of shoes allowed
DPAC Middle:
  • Polo shirts can now be Navy OR White
  • Any color and type of shoes allowed
DPAC High:
  • Button down shirts can be Light Blue OR White
  • Gold & Blue tie required
  • Any color and type of shoes allowed


DPAC Events and Information

New School Leaders:

DPAC Elementary & DPAC Middle will be led by Principal Anastasia Lyons. 

It is an honor to introduce myself as the new K-8 principal and to join this extraordinary middle school community. I can assure you I share in our school community’s commitment to caring for children each and every day while providing them a world-class learning environment. I have dedicated myself to the DPAC campus for four years.  I am excited and eager to bring my skills as an educational leader to the Middle School and work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success.

DPAC High School will be under the leadership of Principal Ali Taylor

Hello DPAC High School! I am from the Midwest having made my home in Las Vegas four years ago.  I have worked in education for the past nine (9) years — four (4) of them being at DPAC where I was a founding STEM teacher at DPAC High school.  I know the past year and a half has been challenging and unique to say the least, but I am excited for what the next school year has to bring! I look forward to partnering with our community to make it the best it can be.

DPAC Board of Directors Meeting:
The July DPAC Board of Directors meeting will take place on Tuesday, July 20 at 5:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and virtually from the link below.

Zoom Link: https://democracyprep.zoom.us/j/6911413308
Address: 1201 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89106

DPAC Family Update for the Week Ending June 11

Posted on Friday / June 11
Congratulations Scholars!
We want to offer a special congratulations to all of our graduated and promoted scholars!  We are proud of you and the hard work you have put in during this unprecedented year. Accomplishments like this should be celebrated and we are grateful to share in this momentous occasion with you all. Congratulations class of 2021!
Summer Academy and Summer Programs Begin
Summer Academy begins Monday, June 14th and operates from 8:00am to 1:20pm. Immediately following the Academy is DPAC’s optional Summer Program which is available to all DPAC scholars.  This free and optional program runs from 1:30pm – 4:30pm.  To register for the Summer Program please follow this link HERE
Free Food for All Who are Hungry
Our neighbors, the Culinary Academy Las Vegas, has invited the DPAC community to participate in their free food distribution program over the Summer. If you, your family, or someone you know is in need of food assistance this Summer please view the attached flyer. Click this link HERE  for information on food pickup sites and food delivery options.
FREE Community Event – Unplug & Play
June 17th from 9:30 – 11:30am you are invited to an opportunity to Unplug and Play at Gary Reese Freedom Park! No registration required.
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¡Felicitaciones, Eruditos!
¡Queremos ofrecer una felicitación especial a todos nuestros estudiantes graduados y promovidos! Estamos orgullosos de usted y del arduo trabajo que ha realizado durante este año sin precedentes. Logros como este deben celebrarse y estamos agradecidos de compartir esta ocasión trascendental con todos ustedes. ¡Felicitaciones clase de 2021!
Comienzan la Academia de Verano y los Programas de Verano
Summer Academy comienza el lunes 14 de Junio y opera de 8:00 am a 1:20 pm. Inmediatamente después de la Academia está el Programa de Verano opcional de DPAC que está disponible para todos los estudiantes de DPAC. Este programa gratuito y opcional funciona de 1:30 pm a 4:30 pm. Para inscribirse en el programa de verano, siga este enlace AQUÍ
Alimentos gratis para todos los que tienen hambre
Nuestros vecinos, la Culinary Academy Las Vegas, ha invitado a la comunidad de DPAC a participar en su programa de distribución de alimentos gratis durante el verano. Si usted, su familia o alguien que conoce necesita asistencia alimentaria este verano, consulte el folleto adjunto. Haga clic en este enlace AQUÍ  para obtener información sobre los sitios de recolección de alimentos y las opciones de entrega de alimentos.
Evento Comunitario GRATIS – Desconecta y Juega
17 de junio de 9:30 a 11:30 am, ¡está invitado a la oportunidad de desconectarse y jugar en Gary Reese Freedom Park! No es necesario registrarse.

DPAC Family Update for the Week Ending May 28

Posted on Friday / May 28

DPAC Family Update for the Week Ending May 28

Memorial Day Announcement

Monday, May 31st the school and offices will be closed in honor of Memorial Day. Please refer to the

letter from your principal for more information on important dates and events for the end of the school year.


FREE Summer Programs for Scholars

Follow this link to register: REGISTRATION LINK

Registration is now open for our FREE Summer Program.  Through a partnership with The Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada, every scholar who registers for the Summer Program will also receive a Summer membership to the Boys and Girls Club which is open Monday through Friday from 7:00am – 6:00pm. 

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Actualización Familiar de DPAC para la Semana que Termina el 28 de Mayo

Anuncio del Día de los Caídos

El lunes 31 de mayo, la escuela y las oficinas estarán cerradas en honor al Día de los Caídos. Consulte la carta de su director para obtener más información sobre fechas y eventos importantes para el final del año escolar.

Programas de verano GRATIS

Siga este enlace para registrarse: ENLACE DE REGISTRO

Ya está abierta la inscripción para nuestro programa de verano GRATUITO. A través de una asociación

con los Boys and Girls Clubs del sur de Nevada, cada estudiante que se registre en el programa de verano también recibirá una membresía de verano en el Boys and Girls Club, que está abierto de lunes a viernes de 7:00 am a 6:00 pm.