STEM Response to DCSD BOD Decision

​Dear STEM School Highlands Ranch Secondary Families,

At last night’s Douglas County School District Board Meeting, the DCSD’s Board approved the District’s plan to return to full-time in-person learning for middle and high school students after Spring Break. STEM will most likely follow DCSD’s decision to maximize learning for our students with slight modifications.

STEM’s slight modifications include that we would remain at four days in-person instruction with Fridays remaining a virtual day for all students. STEM teachers teach both in-person and virtual students simultaneously and Fridays allow our teachers the opportunity to plan, grade, meet with students, create content, conduct assessments and more. This time on Fridays is crucial for our teachers and will remain in place for the remainder of the school year.

We wanted to let you know that the Leadership Team is discussing what this will look like at STEM and will be working with Secondary teachers and students to gather input on our planning and rollout. As we did in the Fall with our return to in-person learning for our K-5 students, we will request important information from our families soon.

We’ll keep you posted on our next steps.

Thank you,

PJ Eucker, PhD, Executive Director

STEM Leadership Team

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