Family Update for the Week of November 7

Posted on Sunday / November 6

We are excited this week for Family Teacher Conferences! All families are highly encouraged to schedule time to meet with your scholar’s teachers! This is a shortened week at DPAC that is still packed with important events.  We will distribute report cards for Quarter 1, Track & Field will host an interest meeting, and we open RSVP’s for Family Thanksgiving Potluck. Read below for full details on all of this and more! If you ever have questions about events, resources, or the content of the Family Update please feel free to email us at

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This Week @DPAC: Family Teacher Conferences / Report Cards / Track & Field Interest Meeting
Calendar Reminders: No School Tue & Fri / Half Day Thur for Family Teacher Conference
Updates & Policies: Progress Reports / Arrival Procedures Begin 7:05am/ Adult Expectations on Campus 
Upcoming Events: Thanksgiving Family Potluck / Sweatshirt Sales

This Week @ DPAC

Family Teacher Conferences

One important element of your scholars well-rounded educational experience is regular communication and cooperation between families and the classroom teachers.  You are invited on Thursday November 10th from 1:30pm – 6:30pm to receive your scholar’s report card and meet your teachers for an in depth discussion about your scholars academic and behavioral progress. Nov. 10 will be an early dismissal half-day at 12:30pm, with Family Teacher Conferences running from 1:30pm – 6:30pm.  To schedule your meeting(s) please reach out directly to your scholars’ advisory teacher. 

Report Cards

Your first opportunity to receive Quarter 1 Report Cards are during Family Teacher Conferences (FTC) on Thursday, Nov. 10th. from 1:30 – 6:30pm. Any physical report cards not picked up during FTC will be sent home with scholars the following Monday.  Digital report cards are available upon request by filling out a simple Google form beginning in the Family Update that will go out on Sunday, Nov. 13th.  We will then send an all-school email and text message on Monday, Nov. 14th sharing the report card request link.

Track & Field Interest Meeting: Monday 3:05pm

Are you interested in learning more about this year’s Track & Field Team?  Last year was a historic success and we are excited to continue to build on the incredible momentum.  Interested high school scholars can join coaches after dismissal on Monday, November 7th at 3:05pm in the Lecture Hall.  

Calendar Reminders

No School: Tuesday, Nov 8 Election Day

Please remember there will be no school on Tuesday, November 8th for Election Day.  One of the central values of the entire Democracy Prep network is Civic Engagement, and the most direct way that you can engage with the democratic process is through voting.  Please take this time to ensure you voice your opinion with your vote! 

No School: Friday, Nov 11 Veterans Day

There will also be no school on Friday, November 11th in honor of Veterans Day, recognizing all of those who faithfully served in the US Armed Forces.  Thank you for your service!

Half Day: Thursday, Nov 10 Family Teacher Conferences

All scholars will be dismissed at 12:30pm on Thursday, Nov. 10th. Family Teacher Conferences will then occur from 1:30pm – 6:30pm, all families are strongly encouraged encouraged to attend!

Updates & Policies 

Weekly Progress Reports

Weekly Progress Reports are a key opportunity for all families to stay up to date all year long with your scholars’ academic and behavioral progress. These weekly Friday reports will resume on Friday, November 18th.  To avoid any confusion we do not send weekly progress reports for the new Quarter until final report cards from the previous quarter are made available. You can also have a weekly Progress Report printed for you by request. Please email if you would prefer a physical a copy of your Progress Report. 

Arrival Procedures Begin 7:05am

We are continually listening to your advice and recommendations regarding our policies and procedures.  In response to the increased time it takes during morning arrival, we now begin arrival procedures at 7:05am.  Scholars will still be permitted to enter campus fully at 7:15am and class begins for all scholars at 7:30am.  It typically takes at least 5 minutes to make it through the screening process, so please ensure that scholars are dropped off in time to make it to class by 7:30am to avoid receiving a tardy mark.

Adult Expectations on Campus

Adults, please be aware of the clothes you wear, the language you use, and the music you listen to while on DPAC’s Campus.   Wearing revealing pajamas or clothing with vulgar language or graphics on them is not appropriate for an educational setting with children as young as 5 present. Adults who do not adhere to these expectations and choose to act with disregard for the children present will be asked to leave campus and return at a different time in a more appropriate manner. If you ever have questions about DPAC policy please refer first to the Family Handbook. 

Upcoming Events

Thanksgiving Potluck

All DPAC families and friends are welcome to join in the DPAC Potluck Thanksgiving. Special thanks to SLA, our new food service provider who is partnering with us to create this year’s menu! If you are interested in attending please RSVP HERE. We are excited to share in this amazing annual tradition with you all! DPAC will provide the food, but families will be asked to  provide desserts, drinks, plates, etc. based on grade level. Please RSVP for this event so we can ensure to provide enough food for all! 

Sweatshirt Sales

DPAC Sweatshirts will be available for purchase during Family Teacher Conferences on Thursday, November 10th from 1:30 – 6:30pm.  Limited sizes are remaining.  New inventory will be available in the coming weeks and notices will be shared in the Family Update about those dates and times.