Drive Up Meal Service

Posted on Tuesday / August 25

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. The following 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 meals for enrolled scholars and their siblings 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


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 comidas para cualquier joven entre las edades de 2 y 18 años ingresando en 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).

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

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

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.

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

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 (Collotta)
    • 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 (Collotta)
    • 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

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

New Registration

Posted on Thursday / May 21
  • Registration Drop Off dates and times.
  • Thursday 5/21 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Saturday 5/23 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Sunday 5/24 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday 5/26 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday 5/27 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Documents can be emailed to Riunite.Hood@Democracyprep.org any time by Wednesday 27, 2020.

For the safety of our community we ask that you follow the steps below:

  1. Enter through Lake Mead side and Exit J street
  2. Remain in your vehicle
  3. Bring your own copies/Copies will be made if needed
  4. All registration documents must be turned in (listed below)

You must bring all of the following documents to the registration drop off:

  1. Guardian ID: Personal picture identification of parent/guardian
  2. Proof of Age: Birth certificate/ Passport/Certified birth card
  3. Immunization Record: Up to date medical records indicating that your child has had all the necessary immunizations.
  4. Transcript or latest Report Card: A full grade report of all completed grade levels issued by your child’s previous school. (ELEMENTARY SCHOOL & MIDDLE SCHOOL[Grades 1st-8th may bring Semester 2 Report Card]: HIGH SCHOOL: Transcript)
  5. Proof of Home Residency: Recent utility bill, rent receipt, residence lease or sales contract. If the utility bill is not in your name you will be required to bring a residential notarized statement as well.
  6. Documentation re: Special Services – IEP/504 (if applicable)

Please reach out to Mrs. Isabel Garcia (702-934-3062,  isabel.garcia@democracyprep.org) with any questions or requests for assistance.

DPAC Family Town Hall – Canceled

Posted on Wednesday / May 20

Town Hall Meetings for Thursday, May 28 and Friday, May 29 have been canceled. For additional DPAC updates, please subscribe here.


Calling ALL families! Please join us Thursday, May 28 at 4:30 PM to receive continued updates regarding Democracy Prep, the close out of the 19-20 school year, Summer Academy, and the 20-21 school year. Please follow the link below to join our virtual meeting via Zoom.

Thursday, May 28 at 4:30 PM
Meeting ID: 6911413308
If prompted, enter the password: DPAC2020
Join by phone: (US) +1 253-215-8782

 


Llamando a TODAS las familias de DPAC! Por favor de reunirse con nosotros el Viernes, Mayo 29 de 4:30 PM para recibir varias notificaciones al respecto de nuestra escuela. Favor de seguir el sitio web encontrado bajo este mensaje para reunirse con nosotros por zoom.

Miercoles, Mayo 29 4:30 PM
ID de la réunion: 6911413308
Si es necesario, use contraseña DPAC2020
Para reunirse por teléfono: (US) +1 253-215-8782

 

New Family Registration Town Hall

Posted on Wednesday / May 20

A warm welcome to all of our new DPAC families! Please join us Tuesday, May 26 at 4:30 PM to receive all necessary updates for the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year. At this time, we will share important dates and answer any questions you may have. Please follow the link below to join us via zoom.

Tuesday, May 26 at 4:30 PM
Meeting ID: 6911413308
If prompted, enter the password: DPAC2020
Join by phone: (US) +1 253-215-8782

Bienvenidos nuevas familias de DPAC! Por favor de acompañarnos el Miércoles, Mayo 27 de 4:30 PM para recibir todos los avisos necesarios para empezar el año escolar del 2020-2021. Durante este tiempo, compartiremos fechas importantes y responderemos a cualquier pregunta que ustedes tengan. Favor de seguir el sitio web encontrado bajo este mensaje para reunirse con nosotros por zoom.
Miercoles, Mayo 27 4:30 PM
ID de la réunion: 6911413308
Si es necesario, use contraseña: DPAC2020
Para reunirse por teléfono: (US) +1 253-215-8782

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

Community Update (May 2020)

Posted on Friday / May 8

 

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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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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

DPACES Distance Learning Attendance

Posted on Thursday / March 26

With the move to distance learning, policies around attendance tracking have been adjusted. In addition to the graded work assigned, scholars must log on to DPAC distance learning tools every school day and log off at the end of every school day to be marked as Present.

  • Attendance will be marked as Present each day when the scholar logs in to ​clever.com/in/dpps on a browser (any browser, including any Chromebook, laptop, Mac, or PC).
  • Scholars log in to Clever with their email user name (typically ​firstname.lastname@scholar.democracyprep.org) and password. Email addresses can be confirmed and password reset requests may be made here.
  • All DPAC distance learning tools are available through ​Clever. ​

Remember, the scholar must log off at the end of each school day when they have completed their work for the day and log in at the beginning of the next day in order to be counted as present.

All DPACES teachers are maintaining active office hours during distance learning. A complete list of teachers and their contact information is available here.

Name AM SESSION PM SESSION
Addison Espeseth 10:00 AM-11:00 AM 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Andrea Fischer 11:00 AM-12:00 PM 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Candace Lindsey 10:00 AM-11:00 AM 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Cydnee Whiteman 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (M/T/Th/F) 3:00 PM-4:00 PM (M/F)
Eve Gray 10:00 AM-11:00 AM 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
Gwen McFadden 11:00 AM-12:00 PM 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
Jeff Metz 10:00 AM-11:00 AM 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM
John Dwyer 10:15 AM-11:15 AM 1:00PM-2:00 PM
Kelly McNamara 11:00 AM-12:00 PM 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
Leslie Wallace 10:30 AM-11:30 AM 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
Ms. Mac 10:30 AM-11:30 AM 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Ms. Munson 10:00 AM-11:00 AM 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Nicole Leisy 10:00 AM-11:00 AM 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
Nona Burleson 8:30 AM- 9:30 AM None
Sadiyya Abdul 9:00 AM-10:00 AM 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Sahar Lewis 8:00 AM-9:00 AM (T/Th) 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (M/F)
Sarah Hornsby 9:00 AM-10:00 AM 3:00 PM-4:00 PM (M/F)
Terrance Coleman 9:45 AM-10:45 AM 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Vera Anderson 9:00 AM-10:00 AM 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
Verlisha Ferrand 9:00 AM-10:00 AM (M/T/F)
10:45 AM-11:45 AM (Th)
1:15 PM- 2:15 PM (M/T/Th/F)

DPACSS Distance Learning Attendance

Posted on Tuesday / March 24

With the move to distance learning, policies around attendance tracking have been adjusted. In addition to the graded work assigned, scholars must log on to DPAC distance learning tools every school day and log off at the end of every school day to be marked as Present. Attendance will be marked as Present each day if any one of these scenarios take place:

  • Scholars log in to GSuite on a browser (any browser, including any Chromebook),
  • Scholars log in via a Clever Badge,
  • Scholars log in directly to Google Classroom, or
  • Scholars log in to their @scholar.democracyprep.org email address

Remember, the scholar must log off at the end of each school day when they have completed their work for the day and log in at the beginning of the next day in order to be counted as present.

Outside Food Restrictions during the week of March 23-27

Posted on Friday / March 13

The DPAC food program is supported by the Nevada Department of Agriculture as a part of the National School Lunch Program. An audit of our program will take place during the week of March 23-27. During this time, outside foods will be restricted and anything arriving on campus will be turned away. This will include food intended for birthday celebrations. We are certain that this will impact some scholars and families and we are truly appreciative of everyone’s understanding.

Scholars will still be allowed to bring their lunch from home.

If your scholar is celebrating a birthday between March 23 and March 27, please plan on bringing non-food treats or consider working with your scholar’s teacher to schedule the celebration sooner during the week of March 16-20 or postponing the celebration until after March 30.

We are grateful for your flexibility and consideration.