Family Update for the Week of Aug 29th

Posted on Sunday / August 28

Our family communication commitment is to make information easily accessible and accurate.  All DPAC families will receive this Family Update to kick off each week outlining important information needed for the next 7 days. Beginning on Friday, September 9th you will receive an academic progress report each Friday summarizing attendance, academics, and behavior for that week. We promise to only share relevant articles and make it clear which items require your response.  If families are asked to respond, you will see it labeled with “Action Item” in the article title.  This week we continue efforts to have every family sign the Family Handbook and Photo Release, we have important policy updates about no re-entry to campus for scholars at dismissal, an update on Medical Certification Program, and more! Please click on the article title below to jump ahead to that article.

Action Items: Family Handbook and Photo Release
Policy Update: No Re-entry After School & Uniforms
Volunteer Interest Form
Elementary School Update: Diagnostic Testing & Schedules
High School Medical Certification Program Meeting
Open House & Food Tasting Feedback Form

Action Item for Every Family: Family Handbook

We ask that every DPAC family follow THIS LINK to the 2022/2023 DPAC Family Handbook. Every family should fill out the brief Google Form recognizing you have received a copy.  The Family Handbook and the Google Signature Form can be found by following THIS LINK

Action Item for Every Family: Photo/Video Release

Please take a moment to fill out this two question media release form. We are excited to share the many great things happening on campus, and by filling out this form it allows us to share some amazing highlight videos and photos with you all!  Most recently we created an amazing “First Day of School” highlight real and hope to share it with you soon! If you want to see these great photos and videos please fill out the media release form here, thank you!

Policy Updates

No Re-Entry to Campus After School – After dismissal at 2:50pm, the South Gate will be closed at 3:00pm and there will be no re-entry permitted to campus.  If scholars have practice or after school activities they are to go directly to their scheduled program at dismissal and not exit campus. We recognize some scholars have responsibilities with younger scholars, they are to pick up their siblings from the elementary school and come back through the South gate before 3:00pm.

Uniform Infractions will Receive Phone Call Home – Scholars with dress code infractions will begin to receive phone calls home. Please ensure your scholar has proper uniforms each day upon arrival, including a mask, black belt, shirts tucked in, and proper closed-toed shoes (no crocs or sandals.)  Please follow THIS LINK to read in more detail what color shirts and pants are available.

Volunteer Interest Form

Come be part of the DPAC experience!  Fill out this Volunteer Interest Form and DPAC staff will contact you by the next business day to follow up. Join us and show your scholar that you too are living the mission of Democracy Prep. Sign up HERE and become a volunteer today. Please contact the school at dpac_info@democracyprep.org if you have questions. Thank you for your support of the DPAC community!

Elementary School Updates

MAP Diagnostic Testing Begins This Week – We have MAP, iReady, and Reading Fluency testing occurring over the next two weeks. ​​These diagnostic tests are critical because they measure your child’s growth in essential skills. If a child needs help, we know precisely what skills on which to focus. Because we test in the fall, winter, and spring, we have a picture of a student’s progress during that year in each of the goal areas. We would appreciate your support in ensuring that scholars arrive by 7:15 AM with enough time to eat breakfast and before being considered tardy at 7:30 AM.

PE, Art, and Music Schedules – There has been some confusion with rotations at no fault of your teachers. There has been an updated rotation schedule created and you will receive that communication from your scholar’s teachers. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility!

Mandatory Meeting – Medical Certification Program

DPAC is excited to kick off a new Medical Certification program for seniors in High School through a partnership with Future Medical Training Center. This program aims to expand in future years to include phlebotomy and athletic training! Any senior who was accepted into the medical assistant program has a mandatory family meeting at 5:00 pm Monday in the HS lecture hall.

Feedback Form – Open House and Food Tasting

Thank you to the over 500 people who attended the Open House on Saturday, Aug 27th.  To those who participated, we ask that you provide feedback HERE to help us improve our family events and to also provide real feedback to our new food service provider on the menu selections they provided.  Your feedback will help shape the scholar menus moving forward! Please fill out this 4 question survey at your convenience.