STEM Will be Closed From November 30-January 4
Have General Questions?
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any general questions about STEM that you’d like answered. If you have more specific questions, please use the Communications Pathways to find a more direct method of contact.
Attendance Related Questions or Absences?
Please call 303-683-7836 to report any student absences or place any questions.
Questions about Enrollment?
Dear STEM School Highlands Ranch Families,
We hope you have all had a restful Thanksgiving Break. As we head into Virtual Learning for the remaining three weeks of the semester starting on Monday, Nov. 30, we wanted to provide you with an update on how we will make that transition.
Teachers will have assignments posted to their Canvas/Google Classroom courses for students to complete by the designated time indicated. Assignments may be a mix of asynchronous and synchronous. If after checking Canvas/Google Classroom, you still have specific questions about your student’s coursework/assignments, please reach out to your student’s teacher directly first.
Our School Directors are working with their respective teachers to provide STEM Virtual Learning Experience and support during the next three weeks.
Have Items at STEM?
If you have items at STEM that you need to pick-up, please email email@example.com and include the description of the items and where you believe it last was located. Please also submit an email for any SpartMart Items that you’d like to pick up. Our Facilities Team will provide you with a time to come and pick up the items.
If you are in need of ChromeBook, please submit a support ticket to firstname.lastname@example.org so that our IT department can assist you. Additionally, if you are having any difficulty accessing yours or your student’s Canvas account, please submit a support ticket.
DCSD Nutrition Services Info:
Starting Tuesday, December 1, DCSD’s Nutrition Services Department will begin meal bag pickup sites with free meals available to all children ages 18 and under. Meal pick ups will take place every Tuesday and Friday from 1-2 p.m. On Tuesdays, children will receive three days’ worth of breakfasts and lunches, and on Fridays, children will receive four days’ worth of breakfasts and lunches. Click here for a list of pick up locations.
- There will be no remote meal bag pickups during Winter Break (12/21/20-1/1/21)
- The last week of school in December, pickups will be 12/15 and 12/17 due to a staff furlough day on 12/18
To learn more, visit the DCSD Nutrition Services website.
Please reach out to Amy Dupays (email@example.com) for more information on the B.A.S.E. program at STEM. You can also find out more information on their website at https://sites.google.com/a/dcsdk12.org/stem-base-website/.
Become a STEM Substitute Teacher
If we are able to build our pool of substitute teachers, it may help us get students back to hybrid and/or in-person learning after the holidays. The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) recently introduced the 2020-2021 Substitute Authorization program. This path requires applicants to hold only a minimum of a high school diploma or its equivalent and a fingerprint-based history on file with CDE. This is ideal for college students and graduates, individuals between jobs or considering changing careers, and anyone interested in serving our community and our amazing students with a heart for serving and supporting children. To learn more visit the Substitute Program page of the DCSD website or apply online via the CDE’s website. STEM will be working on a system for substitutes from our community to sub at STEM. Be on the lookout for this information in the coming weeks.
Our goal each day is to do our best to meet the needs of our students, staff and families. We know that the decision to move to Virtual Learning is incredibly frustrating for some, but we thank you for your ongoing collaboration with helping us to do everything we can to keep everyone safe.
Together as a team, we can navigate these and any challenges that lay before us.
P.J. Eucker PhD