DPAC Family Update for the Week Ending September 17

Posted on Friday / September 17
Happy Friday, DPAC Family!
Keeping Our Campus Healthy
As we continue to strictly enforce proper mask wearing and increased hygiene, it is with the help of our staff, scholars, and families that we are seeing reduced numbers of active cases of COVID-19 on campus and lower numbers of scholars and staff requiring isolation. Please remember that if your scholar is not feeling well, displaying any COVID-19-related symptoms, or has been tested and is awaiting results, please keep them at home. Only scholars that are symptom free and fever-free for a period of 24 hours without the aid of medication should come to campus. Stay home if you are not well!
Vaccination Clinic Today!
In addition to these measures, the an important aspect of stopping the spread of COVID-19 is the opportunity for anyone that is eligible to get vaccinated. Today at 5:00 PM, the Boys & Girls Club will be hosting a vaccination clinic. No appointment is necessary. No insurance is required. The clinic is open to the public at their Agassi Club at 800 North MLK club.
Safety During Morning Arrival
We start every school day by bringing scholars on campus as quickly and as safely as possible. If you are arriving by automobile, please remember to pull to the curb to let your scholar exit before stopping your vehicle on Lake Mead or J Street. This will help the flow of traffic along these streets, into, and through the South Parking Lot, minimizing the start and stop traffic.
Back to School Night at DPAC
Announcements were sent via email to all High School Families for our open house on September 22. Be on the lookout for details for the September 29 open house for all K-8 families.
Picture Day Next Week!
Fall picture day is scheduled for Monday (Grades 6-12) and Tuesday (Grades K-5). Fliers were sent home during the week. You can find more information at our website.

Family Update for the Week Ending September 3

Posted on Friday / September 3
Closed for Labor Day — Take note that the campus will be closed as we recognize Labor Day on Monday, September 6. Campus will open for arrival on Tuesday at 7:15 AM.
Starting Tuesday, September 7, scholars will be expected to be in compliance with the DPAC school uniform policy. While some items may continue to be on back order through Campus Club, scholars should follow these guidelines as closely as possible, wearing solid colored pants or shirts if uniform tops or bottoms are not available.
Hispanic Heritage Month is here! Click here for a PDF or use the form that your scholar will be given at school to order your shirts so we can all celebrate together.

DPAC Family Update – Welcome to the New School Year!

Posted on Tuesday / August 3

July Update

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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

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:
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