Dear Commander Community,
The first week of school was quite a success! Students learned and reacquainted with the school, got a ton of exercise tackling our school’s stairwells and five flights of stairs, enjoyed reuniting with friends and staff, engaged in relevant learning experiences, received a brand new Chromebook and charger, and many of us had a blast at our first ever Commander PRIDE Day Celebration. Additionally, many parents attended our first virtual Commander Conversation of the school year to get more information about our school.
We know that although the first week was filled with smiles, laughter, and excitement, that many Commanders are still feeling uneasy about being back in large crowds, uncertain about their classes, and are not yet feeling connected to our community. Not to worry, we have many supports for our students and opportunities for students to get involved and to build the life skills necessary to thrive and take command of their future. Some examples of ways that students can receive extra support and get involved include:
Our Club Fair will be held this Friday during lunch
Period 9 Support Block will launch this week in room 227 from 2:45pm to 3:30pm Monday through Thursday
Teacher Office Hours are held from 2:40 – 3:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
Our Mental Health team and Counselors are available to provide an extra layer of Life Skill support, visit this website for more information
Class meetings during advisory on Wednesday
Students must bring their fully charged DPS-issued Chromebook to school every day. If students did not yet receive the DPS – Issued Chromebook and charger, they should email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need a hotspot, please email email@example.com. If you would like a locker, please see Mr. Thompson before school or during lunch in the cafeteria to receive your locker number. If you have an off period you may see Ms. Ambrosia in the main office to request a locker as well. Students do not need to share lockers.
Please check out this flyer with information regarding our Blacktop Back to School Night event occurring from 5 – 7 PM on Thursday 9/2/21 (there will be a virtual option as well).