Weekly Digest 5.23.19

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Welcome to the Peak to Peak weekly digest!

Have a wonderful summer!

  

 
 

 

All School News
Table of Contents:

All School

  • Celebrating a fantastic year 
  • K-12 August registration information
  • Student tech accounts and passwords
  • Summer reading and school supply lists
  • Free & reduced applications and free summer meals

Elementary 

  • Report cards
  • Sign ups for August assessments & registration

Middle

  • No updates

High 

  • No updates

ES, MS, HS Athletics

  • No updates

Friends of P2P  

  • Have a nice summer!

Volunteer

  • Fingerprinting process
  • Volunteer sign-in process
  • Volunteer facebook page
  • Volunteer bulletin board
  • Volunteer process

 

Calendar:  Have a great and safe summer!

 
 

Frequently Used Webpages:

 

Please visit the Board of Directors Page for meeting agendas, minutes, and more.   

 

NEW Celebrating a Fantastic Year at Peak to Peak

Dear Peak to Peak Families,

Congratulations on finishing the 2018-19 school year in a strong way! What an incredible school year we have had at Peak to Peak. Before we breathe a huge sigh of relief and launch into summer break, it is fitting to take a moment or two to reflect on how far we have come and where we are headed.

This year marked the first full school year since we implemented our new strategic plan, wherein our focus on Innovation is reflected in dynamic aspirational goals, strategies, and initiatives, and our continued focus on Excellence is demonstrated in 18 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs): high-level, quantifiable measurements of the school’s critical success factors. I would like to highlight just a few accomplishments in our key innovation areas this year:

  • Inspiring Learning -- An expanded number of extended trips to national and international locations are now available for our students to exciting locations such as Calwood (Jamestown), the Pacific Northwest (Salish), Australia, Moab, Galapagos Islands, Quebec, Peru, Costa Rica, London, Paris, Cuba, and Morocco. Travel allows students to learn about different cultures and locations and inspires them toward a greater understanding of our world; we’re proud to be able to offer a wide variety of opportunities in this area.
  • Creating Opportunities -- Student unions seek to represent minority groups within our school community, and this year we have increased our efforts to support leadership activities for these groups and to increase their visibility on campus, such as with the K-12 Cinco de Mayo celebration held in the quad. We now have the following student unions: Asian, Black, and Latino; we will continue our support of these groups next year.
  • Cultivating a Responsive School Culture -- Secondary students in our Innovation and Design and Independent Seminar courses have pitched their innovative business in locations across the country, with one team even winning a trip to India to start their business. These teams have collectively won more than $50,000 for scholarships and startup funding to pursue their business ideas. Wow!

This list is just a sampling of the successes we have enjoyed this year; as we look forward, our priority is to continue our K-12 efforts to inspire students, create opportunities, and to foster a positive school culture that is responsive to the needs of all our Pumas. The future is bright for all who are part of the Peak to Peak community!

In that vein, thank you for all that you do to make this community so special. Peak to Peak would not be the school it is without your support and partnership, and I sincerely appreciate all that you do. Please accept my best wishes for a fun and relaxing summer!

 

See you in August,

Kelly Reeser, Executive Director of Education

 

 
NEW K-12 August Registration Information
 
Save the dates!  August registration will be held on the following days:
  • Wednesday, August 7, 2019 12:00-5:00 PM - Secondary registration and school photos for grades 6th through 12th in the cafeteria and northwest gym
  • Monday, August 12, 2019 (8:00 AM-3:00 PM both days) through Wednesday 14, 2019 (8:00 AM-1:00 PM) - Elementary registration, school photos, and assessments in the south gym
Please watch your email for links to forms and payments to prepare as we get closer to August.  Thank you!
 
 

Student Tech Accounts and Passwords 

Student Checklist

Computer/Google/IC accounts: all graduating seniors’ accounts will be deactivated by the end of the first week of June (after all grades have been entered by teachers, actual date will vary), so they will not have any access after that. Make sure they understand the necessity to:

  • Notify all contacts, including colleges, that their email address has changed from their BVSD Gmail to their personal email.

  • Forward all needed emails from their BVSD Gmail to their personal email.

  • Copy all needed files from their H: drive (Private folder) or BVSD Google Drive to a personal Google Drive.

  • Use Google Takeout if needed

If you have questions, please call the IT Service Desk at 720-561-HELP (x4357) or submit an IT Service Request. Enjoy your summer break! 

Elementary Passwords - August 2019

  •  K-4 password requirements will remain the same with IT changing them twice a year: on the first Friday in February and the first Friday in August. Elementary students in grades K-4 do not need to enroll in or use Password Manager.
  •  K-4 Password Schedule and Practices
  • Next password change: August 3, 2018. Click here for more information. 

Secondary Passwords - August 2019

 We highly recommend that students grades 5-12 change their passwords, using my.bvsd.org, prior to leaving for summer break.

  • Click here for Password information for students grades 5-12.

  • Click here for complete instructions for new students grades 5-12 to set up their accounts.

 

 
Summer Reading and School Supply Lists for 2019-2020

Here are the Summer Reading & School Supplies lists for all grade levels for 2019-2020.  They can also be found on our website:

Summer Reading

School Supplies

  

 
Free & Reduced Applications and Free Meals During the Summer 
  • Free and Reduced applications will not be accepted prior to July 1, 2019.
  • For those looking for free breakfast and lunches throughout the summer months, please visit Kidfoodfinder.org for more information. 

Please contact Elizabeth Begley with any questions at elizabeth.begley@bvsd.org. 

 

Emergency Preparedness:  Emergency Preparedness Page

Communication Pathways:  Communications Pathways

Check Lost & Found Items:  Lost and Found Page  
 

 

 

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Elementary

 
 

Elementary Report Cards
 
Parents/ guardians of 1st-5th grade students can review and/or print final report cards for this school year online beginning May 30th. Instructions for access can be found here. (Kindergarten report cards will come home in Friday Folders the last week of school.)
 

Sign Up Now for August Assessment Day/ Registration

Each year in August, a few days before school begins, students meet with teachers for initial greetings, visiting classrooms, bringing school supplies, and starting beginning of year assessments. This allows students and teachers to get to know each other in small groups, gain familiarity with new classrooms and grade levels, and greatly reduces first-day jitters and materials.

Please sign up for one-time slot during our Assessment Days of August 12-14, 2019. Plan for your student to be at school approximately two hours. These days also serve as Elementary Registration Days, including school pictures and health room items, so plan to take care of those items either at the beginning or ending of the testing time slot.

Sign-ups will be completed on the same system we use for scheduling conferences. This will also email you a link with the ability to change over the summer should your plans change. Please visit https://peaktopeak.as.me/ to choose a time for the grade level your student will attend next year! 

 


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Middle

 

Click on the link to view the announcements that were read today to our high school students

 

 

High

 

 
 
 

  

Click on the link to view the announcements that were read today to our high school students

 

 

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ES, MS, HS Athletics

 

 
  

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Friends of P2P

 

All of us at Friends of Peak to Peak would like to wish all our Puma families a safe and relaxing summer! We greatly appreciate the opportunity to work with all of you and are looking forward to welcoming our pumas back in August!  
 

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Volunteer

 


VOLUNTEER INFORMATION & NEEDS: 

  
Fingerprinting Process
 
You can no longer get your fingerprints done at the police station in Colorado. Colorado has decided to use a third-party vendor to handle all of its background needs.  Going forward to become a volunteer at Peak to Peak you will need to get the paperwork from our front office which will walk you through the steps of how to get your fingerprints done. Each volunteer will receive a unique code that will pay for your fingerprints so it will no longer be an out of pocket cost to you.  If you have any questions about the process please feel free to email harrisonnicole@me.com
 
 
Volunteer Sign-in Process
 
We are super excited about our new badges for volunteers.  If you have had a background check and have been approved you will receive an email to come in and get your new badge with a picture and scanning capability. if you have your new badge we will no longer need you to sign in on the paper sheet at the attendance window. Show the office your badge and once through the locked doors in the south lobby follow the instructions below to scan into the computer.  The instructions will also be printed at the computer for your convenience. This is going to help make our school safer, more efficient, and hopefully make coming and going easier for you.
 
1. Use barcode on the back of your badge to scan in using the scanner.
2. Choose either An Activity or A Classroom
3. Select the classroom or the activity.
4. Before you leave the building after volunteering scan out so we know you have left the building. 
 
 
Volunteer Facebook Page
 
We have a new Facebook page for volunteers. We will be posting the weekly update of what is coming up and last minute volunteer needs. Please subscribe to help make the page a successful tool. We will not over post to ensure we protect your time and social media barrage of information:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1594466300665141/
 
 
Volunteer Board
 
We have a volunteer board next to our login computer in the south lobby that will showcase all of the coming needs for the school.  Take a moment if you prefer to see our opportunities in person.
 
  
Volunteer Process
 
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 all three volunteer forms then you do not need to complete any volunteer paperwork this year!  Please contact Traci Schoeneweis at traci.schoeneweis@bvsd.org 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 three volunteer forms each year.  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.  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 people below.  We would love to meet you.
 
Nicole Harrison, harrisonnicole@me.com Volunteer Coordinator
 
Siobhan Webster, siobhanwebster@me.com Elementary School Volunteer Coordinator
 
Dar Zerwek-Reardon, zerwekhreardon@comcast.net Middle School Volunteer Coordinator
 
Angela Finan, angelarules@comcast.net High School Volunteer Coordinator
 
Lindsay Wright hlw78@mac.com Jamie Doyle jamdoyle@gmail.com