Weekly Digest 09.10.21

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Peak to Peak's Weekly Newsletter Digest
Week of: 09/06/21 - 09/10/21

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Calendar Elementary Secondary Middle High Athletics Friends Volunteer
    • No updates
    • Date change to virtual secondary October conferences
    • Student COVID vaccine records
    • National Junior Honor Society
    • Student announcements
    • No updates
    • Homecoming dance
    • National Honor Society
    • Virtual parent/guardian night on 9/14
    • Puma home games
    • High School boys volleyball
    • Middle School boys basketball
    • High School boys basketball student managers needed
    • Gala kick-off meeting
    • Homecoming tailgate party
    • Cornhole
    • Annual Fund family ambassadors
    • Parent/guardian book club
    • Volunteer needs - see how you can help!
    • Volunteer information and Team

All School News


NEW! 9/11 Staff Reflections

As we all remember 20 years ago tomorrow, please click 9/11 Staff Reflections - 20 years later to read some reflections from our staff.


NEW! Virtual Community Q & A on September 28th, 6:00-7:30 PM

Peak to Peak will be hosting a Virtual Community Q & A on September 28th, 6:00-7:30 PM. This is an opportunity for school administrators to hear from our community and to discuss topics of interest to you. You can access the Q & A session live by clicking on this Google Meet link. This link and meeting details will also be posted on the Peak to Peak home page and on the Peak to Peak K-12 Upcoming Events Calendar.  Here is the full joining information for your convenience:
Phone Numbers:
(‪US‬)‪+1 503-908-2462‬
PIN: ‪356 321 824#‬
To better understand the topics our community members are most interested in discussing or learning more about, we are providing an opportunity for input via this new Information, Discussion, & Feedback webpage on the Peak to Peak website. This page is only visible to parents/guardians using the school-provided login credentials and to adult members of the Peak to Peak staff. (Parents/Guardians, if you are unable to access this page or need assistance with your login and password, please read this letter or email Jen Dauzvardis for assistance.) This is a discussion format and members are encouraged to engage with one another and to build upon the suggested topics of interest. While we may not be able to address every topic or question suggested, we will do our best to capture the topic trends. The deadline for submitting comments and suggestions for the Virtual Community Q & A is September 23rd.

Please note: We are piloting this discussion format only for the September 28th event at this time. We will evaluate this tool following the event for potential future use.
This discussion format is for suggestions and topics to be addressed during the Community Virtual Q & A. It is not a strategy to solve a problem or to address an issue in an individual classroom or for an individual student. Issues such as these are more appropriately resolved through the Communication Pathways. We have recently added two new resources on our Communications webpage that you may fight helpful when addressing specific problems or issues: A Resource for Addressing Concerns & Questions and Principles for Productive Dialogue. 


NEW! Picture Retake Day on September 27th

Our K-12 Picture Retake Day will be on Monday, September 27th during school hours.  Elementary students will come down to the south lobby with their homerooms and secondary students will go to the auditeria during a study hall or lunch.  Families can order their photos on mylifetouch.com with school ID:  EVTMQ47DD


NEW! Attendance Reminders for 2021-2022 School Year

Choose any one of these three options to report a student absence or tardy: 
  • Log in to your Infinite Campus Parent Portal site to notify school staff of an expected student absence. Click here to report a student absence and read the step-by-step guide.
  • Email: p2p.attendance@bvsd.org 
  • Call the Attendance Line: (303) 453-4605 Speaking slowly, please leave a detailed voicemail with the following information:
      • Student's last name and first name
      • Student's grade
      • Date of absence
      • Reason for absence
      • Be sure to include your name, phone number, and relationship to the student

Online Extended Absence Form for 3 or more consecutive days out:  If your student will be absent for 3 or more days, please submit a Pre-arranged Absence form available online. Extended absences must be cleared with the principal at least one week prior to the scheduled absence.  Pre-Arranged Absence Forms can be found on the Peak to Peak website HERE

When picking up your student for an appointment or early dismissal: 

  • Come to the attendance window in the South Building and sign your student out on the pink sign out sheet
  • Please bring your drivers license or identification
  • We will call your student out of class when you arrive so please leave plenty of time
  • The only exception is if your student can drive themselves. You can then call the attendance line to excuse their dismissal, but please have your child still physically sign out at the attendance window  

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Elementary School News (grades K-5)



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Secondary School News (grades 6-12)


NEW! Date Change to Secondary Conferences:  New Dates are Wednesday 10/6/21 and Thursday 10/7/21

The dates for October secondary conferences have changed from Thursday 10/7 and Friday 10/8 to now being held all virtually on Wednesday 10/6 and Thursday 10/7.  The times for the conferences will be 3:30-6:30 PM on both days. 


NEW! Student COVID Vaccine Records can be Voluntarily Sent to Health Room

If your student has been vaccinated for COVID and you would like the school to have a copy of the vaccine record you can email it to our Health Room at p2p.healthroom@bvsd.org.  This request is voluntary and not required.





National Junior Honor Society Application is Now Open

If you are in 7th, 8th or 9th grade and are interested in being in NJHS please apply! Requirements:
  • 7th, 8th or 9th grade
  • Unweighted GPA of 3.5 from all prior years in middle school
  • 20 hours of community service during the school year (this includes the hours you will get from NJHS meetings and induction)
  • Attendance at the October 19th induction 4:00-5:00 PM (all members both past and present)
  • Attendance at monthly NJHS meetings at 7:15 AM (November, January, February, March, April, and May)
If you are in 8th or 9th grade and were in NJHS last year you do NOT need to re-apply, but do need to have a 3.5 unweighted GPA  and have 20 hours of service logged from prior MS year. If you do not have these you will be on probation for one semester in order to remain. 
Application is DUE: September 20th at 8:00 AM
Link to application:  NJHS application 2021-2022
Thank you from your lovely sponsors:
Kimberly Gannett (HS counselor)
Jonathon Cuesta: MS Spanish
Tracy Cloninger ALPS coordinator

mega  Weekly Secondary Student Announcements

Please click the following link or the Read More button 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 School News (grades 6-8)



No updates 

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High School News (grades 9-12)



NEW!  High School Homecoming Dance 

Here are the details for our upcoming High School homecoming dance:
  • Date:  Friday, September 17th, 2021
  • Time:  8:00-11:00 PM
  • Location:  Gatehouse, Lionsgate Event Center, 1055 US-287, Lafayette, CO 80026
  • Cost:  $10 to attend - tickets available on Revtrack. Families in need of financial assistance can email or see Amy Skinner in our business office.
  • Theme:  Mama Mia!
  • Notes:  Students will be required to wear a mask when indoors, under current county public health guidelines, and no outside guests permitted due to COVID and attendance limitation restrictions.



NEW! National Honor Society Applications Open

The National Honor Society is inviting sophomores, juniors, and seniors to apply to NHS who hold an unweighted GPA of 3.5 and LOVE to serve others. See this NHS page of the P2P website and submit the google form by this Monday, September 13th. Applicants must have documented community service (hours need to be submitted to x2VOL and verified & approved by 9/13): sophomores must have 25+ hours; juniors 50+ hours; and seniors 75+ hours.


High School Virtual Parent/Guardian Night on 9/14 with Guest Presenters

All high school parents/guardians are invited to attend their required grade level meeting first, as well as the all-HS panel presentation with guest speakers, which begins at 7:15 PM.  If you have more than one child in HS, we recommend you attend the presentation for your oldest child. 

  • Senior Families: FAFSA/CSS Profile 5:15-6:00, Senior presentation w/ Josten's graduation info. 6:00-7:10

  • Junior Families: Junior presentation 6:00-7:00

  • Sophomore Families: Sophomore presentation 6:00-7:00

  • Freshman Families: Freshman presentation 6:00-7:00

  • All HS Presentation by panel members K/L/M: 7:15-8:00 (Q/A 8:00-8:15) 

All HS Presentation:  "Talking with Your Teen About Things that Matter Mid-Pandemic”: 

  • How to create time & space for open conversations with teens (and discuss the hard stuff)

  • How to discover what your teen might not be telling you

  • Building resilience in teens

  • Building stress management skills

  • Creating a positive mental health culture in your home

  • Risk factors & warning signs for suicide

    • Affirming with your teen that anything that comes up is solvable 

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Athletics & Activities (all school levels)




NEW! Puma Home Games
9/10 Middle School Volleyball vs Jefferson Academy 4:00/5:00
9/14 High School Softball vs Strive Prep 4:30
9/15 High School Volleyball vs Liberty Commons 4:00/5:00/6:00
        Middle School Boys Soccer vs Faith 4:00
9/16 High School Varsity Boys Soccer vs Arrupe 6:00
        Middle School Volleyball vs Flatirons 4:00/5:00/6:00

NEW! High School Boys Volleyball 
Peak to Peak athletics will be adding a new sport for this coming spring season! High School Boys Volleyball will be added to the schedule beginning February 28th. We are looking to field a varsity team that will compete in a 23-match season. Stay tuned for more information!  



Middle School Boys Basketball
We will be running open gyms on Saturday mornings 9:30-11:00 AM in the northwest gym from September 11th - October 9th. These are optional and encouraged. The season formally begins on Monday, October 11th with tryouts from 3:30-5:30 PM. We then will practice/play at least three times a week through December. 10th. Per county mandate, students must wear a mask while indoors on campus.
Looking forward to meeting and working with you!
Chris Ford (A and B Team coach) christopher.ford@bvsd.org
Andy Matthews (C Team coach) andy.matthews@bvsd.org
Physicals: Can be emailed to Daniel.Seidman@bvsd.org or dropped off at the athletics mailbox in the south office.    

High School Boys Basketball Student Managers Needed
Looking for Boys Basketball Managers to help with filming, statistics, and various other tasks to help support the team for the upcoming season! You will receive volunteer hours and learn about basketball in a fun environment. 

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Friends of Peak to Peak (all school levels)



Peak Gala Meeting RSVP - Friday, September 17th, 8:00 AM

Please join us for our Peak Gala planning committee kick off!  All are welcome to come meet other committee members and learn about the various ways to be involved. Please let us know through this form if you are planning to join.  Can't make the meeting but would like to hear about it afterward?  Please still fill out his form so we can keep you in the loop.  



Homecoming Tailgate Party - Wednesday, September 22nd
Mark your calendars to swing by our Homecoming Tailgate party (no admission fee) on Wednesday, September 22nd starting at 4:30 PM.  We hope you can join us for food trucks, kids activities, high school "Puma Bowl" flag football game, and a great opportunity to connect with other Puma families.  We are looking for a handful of volunteers for this event 4:30 - 7:30 PM. If you'd like to help out, even part of the time, please sign up here. 



Attention Cornhole Players and Fans

Mark your calendars for our 1st ever P2P Cornhole Tournament on Sunday, October 10th at Front Range Brewing in Lafayette.  This event in lieu of our annual golf outing will be a fundraiser for our Athletics and Activities Department.  Teams will be limited so if you think you want to play, please pre- register here at your earliest convenience! Spectators are also welcome (please pre-register) as this will be a great opportunity to meet some of our coaches and other Puma families who support our many athletics and activities at Peak to Peak.  



Looking for Peak Annual Fund Family Ambassadors 
Interested in helping with this year's Peak Annual Fund Drive?  The Peak Annual Fund which kicks off in October is our most important fundraiser each year and our volunteer ambassadors are an important part of providing feedback on materials, communicating information, and are available to answer questions from community members.  Please contact Friends of Peak to Peak to learn more.    



Peak to Peak Parent/Guardian Book Club
All are welcome to join our parent/guardian book club.  We will be discussing "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel which is a course book in our high school English classes.  We'll be meeting Thursday, September 23rd at 7:00 PM.  Please contact P2P parent Marian Freshour for more information.   

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Volunteer (all school levels)

vols  NEW! Volunteer Needs
  • Health Room Volunteer:  We are seeking a volunteer to work in the Health Room, training will be provided.  Contact Traci Schoeneweis
  • Homecoming:  We need parent volunteers to help make our Homecoming Dance a success!  The dance will be held Friday, September 17th from 8-11 pm.  Learn more and sign up here.  Contact Aveena Rawal.
  • Tailgate Party:  K-12 Tailgate party including food trucks, activities for kids, sporting events, and live music will be on September 22nd, 4:30 pm -7:30 pm - Sign up now. Contact Rachel Hirt.
  • Staff Lunch:  Our first staff lunch is Wednesday, September 29th.   We are seeking volunteers to set up/clean up, serve and provide food.  Please sign up here, Soup and Salad Lunch, and contact Nicole Harrison with questions.
  • High School College Day:  College Day is coming to our campus on Wednesday, September 29th and we are seeking snacks and small prizes for our secondary students.  Sign up here to donate and contact Macaela Holmes Fuller
  • Meetings:
    • Volunteer meeting:  Our monthly volunteer meeting is taking place next Tuesday, September 14th at 2:00 PM at the LMC picnic tables.  We will be talking about the upcoming volunteer opportunities and ways to get involved!  We hope you'll come!
    • Gala meeting:  Gala kick-off meeting, September 17th, 8:00 AM - Sign up now.  Contact Rachel Hirt.


Volunteer Information

Once on-site volunteering resumes, 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 our volunteer waiver and release form then you do not need to complete any volunteer paperwork this year!  Please make sure you have a photo volunteer ID card with a barcode on the back.  If you do not have a photo ID card please stop by the Volunteer Station at registration or contact the office staff.  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 waiver and release form each year.  You will be given a one-time volunteer ticket to turn in when you volunteer the one time.  Please follow this link to print them or pick them up at registration:  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 for a refresher on protocols.  Follow this link Volunteer Training to view the information.  It can also be found on the volunteer page of the school website.

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. 

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 either Allie Cross or Rachel Hirt, Volunteer Coordinators.  They would love to meet you!  

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