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Weekly Digest 4.9.21
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NEW Peak to Peak Returning to Full-Time In-Person Learning Next Year
Barring any surge in the community spread of the virus that would prevent schools from operating normally, Peak to Peak will be returning to regular, full-time, in-person learning for the 21-22 school year. There will be no distance learning option for the 21-22 school year. Families who would like a guaranteed option for distance learning next year will need to explore other school options within BVSD or elsewhere to support this. Similarly, all staff will be expected to return to work in-person next year. We have made this decision based on the resources we have available at Peak to Peak, and because we have reached a point in the pandemic where it is clear that in-person learning can be conducted safely. Peak to Peak is not able to hold any enrollment seats for families that choose to enroll their student(s) in another school. Please visit BVSD's Enrollment page for more information about options that are available within the district.
NEW Accountability Committee Family Survey
Dear Peak to Peak Families,
Each year in January, the Accountability Committee conducts the Annual Family Survey of our parents and guardians to collect feedback on how the school is doing in key areas. The results of the 2020-2021 survey will be presented at the virtual Community Meeting on April 26, 2021 (please see the next article below for details) and the report is now available on the website at this link: 2021 Annual Family Survey Results.
In addition to the positive trends that were identified, the committee looked at areas where families indicated that improvements are needed. Members of the committee will meet with Board members and administrators in the fall to follow-up on action steps that are being taken to address the identified areas where improvement is needed; a written response will be published for the community in the fall of 2021.
I would like to commend the entire Accountability Committee for their excellent reports and summaries, and for the many hours of work that they put into conducting the Family Survey each year. The data collected is invaluable to the administration and the Board, and it helps inform school improvement efforts. Many thanks to everyone who took the time to complete survey!
Kelly Reeser, Executive Director of Education
NEW Virtual Community Q&A: Annual Family Survey
The Accountability Committee invites all in our community to attend the virtual Community Night Q&A on Monday, April 26, 2021 from 6:30-7:30 PM. Members of our committee, along with ELT members will be there to answer any questions you may have regarding this year's Annual Family Survey. We encourage everyone to read this year's survey prior to this event, and it can be found here: The 2021 Annual Family Survey Come Join Us!
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A continued message of thanks and gratitude to all community members who responded to the survey, this year in record numbers, as it is evident how much our community cares about our school. Also, Thank You to the Accountability Committee for your tireless dedication to our mission and support of the school. See you there!
Kate Martin, Accountability Committee Chair
NEW Food Services Closing Early on April 13th
Due to state testing, Food Services will be closing at 12:30 PM on Tuesday, April 13th.
NEW BAASC Registration for 2021-2022
Hello Peak to Peak Families,
Our Before and After School program (BAASC) registration will open Thursday, April 15, 2021 for new and incoming families. Families will be notified of their enrollment status by Thursday, April 22, 2021. Please follow this link to register:
The BAASC program is open Monday-Friday 7:00-8:00 AM and 3:00-6:00 PM on school days. BAASC offers full daycare for in-service days and during school breaks. If you have any questions about the BAASC program please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-434-7008.
Justene Dorr, BAASC Manager
NEW End of Year Information from Our Registrar
As we approach the end of the school year here are a couple of reminders for our families.
Meet Your Board of Director Candidates
The 2021 election for the Peak to Peak Board of Directors is coming in early May. There will be THREE OPEN SEATS for elected board members. Two of the seats have 3-year terms and the third seat has a 2-year term. The online election will take place in May with specific voting information and details to follow at that time. Please click on their names to read the answers to the candidate questions:
Please contact Traci Schoeneweis with questions.
The 2021 Peak to Peak Election Committee
Are You Interested in Our HOD Committee (Hiring Team)?
Peak to Peak's HOD committee (Hiring Team) is talking with community members who may be interested in volunteering for this team. To learn more about what we do please go to: HOD Committee
If you might be interested and would like to have a conversation, please email Sarah Greene.
The Puma Spotlight
The Puma Spotlight is a place where we capture and celebrate the success of our students and staff members. Each spring, we are delighted to see an increase in the awards, scholarships, championships, and significant accomplishments of our Pumas. Be sure to visit the Puma Spotlight page on our website to see the good news that has been rolling in this month. At the top of the page, you will find a link to submit your students' achievements to be shared with our community.
This spring, our K-12 staff administered Peak to Peak’s annual student climate survey to students in grades 3rd-12th grade to gauge student perspective and feedback regarding school climate...please click ES Student Climate Survey Results to read the entire article.
NEW Elementary Yearbook Custom Pages
NEW Parking Lot Information
NEW P2P Learning Garden Team Special Earth Day Meet
On Thursday, April 22nd join the Peak to Peak Learning Garden Team for an one-hour Earth Day "Science in the Garden" virtual meet! Pre-registered families will receive a packet with supplies and materials for 3 fun and easy garden theme experiments. Experiments are generally appropriate for grades K-5. Please fill out this interest form to register and receive more information or email P2P parent Kim Livingston.
Common Sense Parenting Classes
- If your student is Distance Learning due to a COVID-related quarantine, they will be marked as "CVA" (CoVid Absence) in IC. This "absence" will not count against them in their attendance record, and students should still log in online at home, if they're able.
- If a student who is assigned to In-Person learning logs in online for a class, they will be marked as tardy with a note "in Distance Learning." This allows us to account for who is on campus for safety purposes, and to create an accurate record of who is on campus at any given time for contact tracing, should the need arise. Please remember, students who are assigned to In-Personal learning are expected to attend all of their classes in person each day. If In-Person students are logging in online without prior approval, they may be switched permanently to Distance Learning. (This does not apply to students in CVA status.)
NEW UPDATE: Health Screen Reminder Texts will Continue Through April 15tA
An article ran in last week's digest stating that reminder texts would end after today, but we need to extend the text reminders for secondary families through April 15th due to testing week. Please remember to get your student's health screener form in by 7:15 AM each morning. Parents/Guardians should complete the health screen only on days when their student is scheduled to be on campus. Thank you for your assistance.
Weekly Secondary Student Announcements
Please click the below link to view the daily middle and high school student announcements:
"The Voice of Peak to Peak" (daily secondary student announcements)
NEW Student Climate Survey Results
Dear Middle School Students and Families,
This spring, our middle school staff administered Peak to Peak’s annual student climate survey to students in grades 6-8. Students completed the 22-question survey online, and all responses were anonymously reported. The purpose of our annual student climate survey, administered to 3-12 graders, is to...please click MS Student Climate Survey Results to read the entire article.
NEW Attention Families of Current 7th Graders
WEB, or Where Everybody Belongs, is a student-led group that helps incoming 6th graders transition to Peak to Peak. WEB is recruiting rising 8th graders for their leadership team. If your student is interested, please have them fill out the application here: 2020-2021 WEB Application. Please contact Ms. Black (email@example.com) or Mr. Carter (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
NEW International Purple Comet Competition
NEW PSAT and SAT Testing
All 9th-11th grade students, including distance learners, will take the PSAT (9th & 10th) or SAT (11th) next Tuesday, April 13th. There are no secondary classes on this day. Students should report to their testing room by 7:45 AM and bring a calculator, #2 pencils, a bottle of water (no other beverages) a snack (optional), and a mask. Please be sure to complete the health screener before your student arrives on campus to ensure we can carry out this test day safely and efficiently.
- Middle School Girls Soccer
- Middle School Baseball
- Middle School Track & Field
- High School Girls Golf
- High School Girls Soccer
- High School Baseball
- High School Track & Field
- High School Girls Tennis
Volunteer Process & Training: We will continue to request fingerprints from anyone who intends to volunteer more than once during the school year. If you had your fingerprints done previously and completed the volunteer form then you do not need to complete any volunteer paperwork this year! Please contact Traci Schoeneweis or 303-453-4682 to verify your volunteer status if you are unsure. If you only intend to volunteer once then you will be required to do the background check (not fingerprints) and the volunteer form each year. Please follow this link to print them: Volunteer Information. Volunteer training is online. Anyone that is new to the school needs to view this before volunteering. If you have previously attended or taken the volunteer training you do not need to do it again. It’s a good idea for returning volunteers to view this as well. Follow this link Volunteer Training to view the information. It can also be found on the volunteer page of the school website.
Your Volunteer Team would love to hear from you. If you have any interest in volunteering for anything at all but do not know where to start please email one of the below people. We would love to meet you.
- Allie Cross & Rachel Hirt, Volunteer Coordinators
- Siobhan Webster, Elementary School Volunteer Coordinator
- Dar Zerwek-Reardon, Middle School Volunteer Coordinator
- Nicole Harrison, High School Volunteer Coordinator