Weekly Digest 5.14.21

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Welcome to the Peak to Peak Weekly Digest!

5/17/21-5/21/21

 

Graduation week for our seniors - Congratulations Class of 2021!

 

 

 

All School News
Table of Contents:

All School

  • Slight delay in Board election results
  • Reminder of full-time in-person learning next year
  • 2021-2022 summer reading and school supply lists
  • Student medication pick up
  • Change to immunization exemptions next year
  • K-12 Kindness Goose Chase results
  • Lafayette Library summer reading
  • EOY message from Registrar
  • Return any devices you are not using
  • The Puma Spotlight

Elementary K-5th grades 

  • Elementary Summer Bridge books
  • Elementary Distance Learner teacher drive by and materials drop off

Secondary 6-12th grades

  • In-person and Distance Learner drop off
  • Student announcements

Middle 6-8th grades

  • End-of-year events
  • 8th grade continuation details
  • Student Council information and call for members

High 9-12th grades

  • Senior events
  • General testing and college admissions

ES, MS, HS Athletics

  • No updates

Friends of P2P 

  • Mentor families
  • August/September volunteer opportunities
  • Congratulations to seniors

Volunteer

  • No updates

 

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NEW Slight Delay in Board of Directors Election Results

 

Due to a small technical error from Simply Voting, a small number of ballots need to be cured.  Simply Voting is rectifying the situation but that will delay the results for 48 hours.  We apologize for making you wait a bit longer but the voting process must be completed.  We will be contacting the candidates with results on Saturday, May 15th at approximately 2:00 PM.  We will then announce the results to the community over the weekend.
 

NEW Reminder that 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 Summer Reading and School Supply Lists for 2021-2022
 

Here are the Summer Reading & School Supplies lists for all grade levels for the 2021-2022 school year.  They can also be found on our website:

 

Summer Reading

School Supplies

 

NEW Student Medication Pick Up  

 

Student medications can be picked up on May 26th from 12:45-3:30 PM.  Please contact p2p.healthroom@bvsd.org with any questions.

 

NEW Changes to Immunization Exemptions for 2021-2022 School Year  

 

Beginning in the 2021-2022 school year (7/1/2021), the process of submitting a non-medical exemption will change. Please see the Health Room's page on Immunizations for more information. 

 

NEW K-12 Kindness Goose Chase Results  

 

The K-12 Kindness Goose Chase challenge organized by our Middle School Student Council was completed last week!  The challenges included sending messages of hope and support to families, teachers, and the community. Some members created care packages and artistic endeavors, such as painting rocks and cards, for their community to find.  This group of students created memories of kindness that will inspire and resonate with others: 

  • Neva + Naina Joseph (  elem-) 1st place= 4475 points
  • Tanishka + Mihika Tagare ( middle + elem)  1st place 4475 points
  • Shibani Senthilkumar 3rd place 4450 points. 
Really there are no winners with kindness; the giver and the receiver are both enriched. 
 

NEW Lafayette Public Library Summer Reading Program
 

The Summer Reading program is free for all ages. Kids and teens can sign up or log in to their previous account to earn awesome prizes, free books, and incentives for every 300 minutes read. There are even weekly giveaways for adults that participate. The Summer Reading Program begins June 1 and runs through July 31.  Register on or after June 1, online at lafayetteco.gov/SummerReading or in person at the Lafayette Public Library, 775 W. Baseline Road.

 

End-of-Year Message from Our Registrar

 
As we approach the end of the school year I have a couple reminders for our families.
  • End of Year Withdrawals/Transfers:  We ask ALL students that will be transferring to a different school for the next school year, even those that have gone through open enrollment to attend another BVSD school, to formally withdraw.  This just means complete and return our withdrawal form, turn in Peak to Peak materials, and clear all accounts.  Please touch base with our bookkeeper to clear accounts, amy.skinner@bvsd.org , and check in with our main office for detail on how to return items that your student has checked out.  Once done please email completed withdrawal forms to our registrar, vicki.lundquist@bvsd.org .  The withdrawal form is attached.
  • Final Report Cards:  Once grades are finalized for the current school year, which is about two weeks after the last day of school, please visit your Parent Portal and PRINT your students report card for your records.  It will only be available until the new school year becomes active.  This is for all students K-12.  For our drivers, this is what the insurance company will require for good driver 

Please Return Any School Devices You Are Not Using

 

If you have a school-owned Chromebook at home that you are NOT using, please return it (and the charger) to the Main Office or High School Hub. You do not need to return a device that your student is still using. If the device is not working, needs a repair, or is missing the charger, please leave a note on the device so we can send it to IT or get a replacement. 

 

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.  
  

Send in your photos and video

 

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Elementary

 


NEW Elementary Summer Bridge Books
 
During the last week of school, all elementary students will receive a Summer Bridge Book matched to their grade level and learning needs. These books are intended as a tool for families to help maintain the learning from this year and bridge over to next year. It addresses reading, writing, math, and other content areas through short and engaging activities. These books are easy to use, highly rated, and well received in prior experience. The pages are aiming for students to spend approximately 15 minutes a day; we want them to mostly spend time enjoying summer and so this is a very quick way to reach big results. Research shows something as simple as using these short activities, in conjunction with reading books throughout the summer, can help save months of learning upon return to school in the Fall! (All students who bring back a completed Bridge Book to school in August will receive a small prize from the school.) Please watch for your student’s Bridge Book to come home, and keep it in a safe place for the summer!
 

Elementary Distance Learner Teacher Drive By and Materials Drop Off

 

There will be an opportunity for elementary distance learners to drive through the front parking circle to waive to their teachers on Wednesday, May 26th from 12:45-1:30 PM.  Families can drop off any school items and Chromebooks during this time and also through 3:30 PM on Wednesday or by 12:00 PM on Thursday, May 27th.  To summarize:

  • Wednesday, May 26th 12:45-1:30 PM front circle to waive to teachers
  • Wednesday, May 26th 12:45-3:30 PM or Thursday, May 27th 7:30 AM-12:00 PM front circle to drop off materials  

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Secondary (Grades 6th-12th)

 


NEW In-Person and Distance Learner Drop Off
 
Middle School - Wednesday, May 19th 
High School - Friday, May 21st
 
Please bring all of your textbooks, class novels, library books, and any other materials that need to be returned to school. During 6th period on your assigned day, teachers will bring their entire class to the library.  Much like at the end of last year, students will simply walk through the lobby of the LMC and place their textbooks and other books on the appropriate stacks.
 
Distance Learning
There will be a drive-by book drop off along Puma Drive on Tuesday, May 25th from 1:00-6:00 PM.  All textbooks and other library books should be returned at that time.  In-person learners who may have forgotten to return a book on the 19th are welcome to participate in this drop off as well.
 

 
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)

     

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Middle

  


NEW End-of-Year Events
 
Middle School Families: Next week we are planning grade-level ice cream socials and connection time after class for all of our in-person and distance-learners who would like to attend. Each event will start at 11:15am and end at 12:15pm. All students must complete the daily health screener prior to arriving and must wear a mask, except when eating. The event will be held in the baseball field; in-person students can walk over after class and distance-learners can be dropped off in the baseball lot. All food will be provided. Celebration dates are as follows: 6th grade on May 18th, 7th grade on May 19th, and 8th grade on May 20th.
 

8th Grade Continuation Details
 
8th grade families: We are so excited to be able to hold an in-person, socially-distanced continuation ceremony for our 8th graders! The ceremony will be on the turf field on Wednesday, May 26th, at 12:00PM. Attendance is limited to 2 guests per student and advance RSVP is required. You can reserve your seats, and get more information, at this link. Please complete the form even if you cannot attend so that we can get an accurate headcount for the event. The form will close on Friday, May 14th. 
 

Student Council Information and Call for Members 

 

It is that time again for our Middle School Student Council to think forward to next year.  Please click student council recruitment video to see what amazing things we managed to accomplish this year!

 
This is the application form for future members and future interested leaders of Stuco, to fill out.  It is due May 10th and email to a member of staff listed.  This is the leadership google application which is due May 10th which requires you to make a 2-minute video that will be shown in advisory on May 17th.
 
In the spirit of P2P, we want to help students grow into leadership by providing them a variety of opportunities to create service towards others and discuss this democratically. All are encouraged to join. If you have any questions please reach out to Ms. Chakraborty-spotts or  Ms. DeAssis.  
 

  

High

   


NEW Senior Week Events
 
We are celebrating our seniors next week and wanted to share some fun events we have for them:
  • Senior Tunnel:  Wednesday, May 19th, 9:20-9:35 AM along Puma Drive.  Families are welcome to attend but please wear a mask.
  • Senior Breakfast
  • Senior Car Parade:  There will be a senior car parade on Wednesday, May 19th beginning at 6:45 PM at Flatirons Community Church parking lot in Lafayette. Details are attached. Our community is invited to attend. 
  • Virtual Night of Reflection
  • Yard sign for each senior
  • Senior Commencement
Congratulations Class of 2021!  We are so proud of you.  We will miss you and remember once a Puma, always a Puma... 
 

NEW General Testing and College Admissions
 

College Admissions & Test-Optional Policies:  The Counseling Department would like to give students and their parents/guardians a ‘state of college admissions testing’ overview.  For our current seniors...please click General testing and College Admissions to read the entire article.

 


  

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ES, MS, HS Athletics

 


No updates

  

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Friends of P2P

 


NEW Mentor Families
 
We are still looking for a few more welcome mentor families!  We plan to pair up our new families next week, so if you have time in your schedule this summer to provide a quick welcome to a new family and join us for either virtual or in-person casual welcome events on campus please sign up here.
 
 
NEW August/September Volunteer Opportunities
 
The Friends office is looking forward to our more regular return to school festivities in August! If you are interested in helping with back to school activities which could include registration hospitality and spirit wear sales, first week of school events, homecoming picnic and spirit week, and maybe even a few other things TBD please fill out this form or be sure you are following the Facebook volunteer page.  We will be looking for volunteers towards the end of the summer, so if you think you may be available to help please let us know!  If you have indicated you are interested in "events" on the volunteer interest form you are automatically added to this communication list.  
 
 
Friends of Peak to Peak would like to wish all our seniors a fun-filled Grad Week next week!  Many thanks to our parent/guardian volunteers who make these events, and so many others, so special for our community.  


  

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Volunteer

 


VOLUNTEER NEEDS:  
  •   No updates  

 

Enter Volunteer Hours from Home:  Thank you for helping us track your hours for our records!  See this training on how to enter volunteer hours from home. 

 

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.

   

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