COMMUNITY UPDATE – AUGUST 2020

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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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