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COLORADO FOOD CLUSTER PROVIDES FREE MEAL DELIVERY FOR STUDENTS!

We have received federal funding to pay for free weekly meal delivery for students until June 30, 2021. The best part about Colorado Food Cluster is that the home delivery of suppers and snacks does not interfere with any existing breakfast and lunch service that the student(s) may be receiving already! 

We’re awaiting approval for a summer meals program, so stay tuned for more information to support the youth in your area! 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

In an effort to alleviate the disruption and rising tide of food insecurity brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Colorado Food Cluster (CFC), a group of community organizations, is joining forces to deliver “Enrich-Kits” which include 7 days worth of free, nutritious meals every week to thousands of students, and a scannable QR code that leads to online enrichment activities.

·  Any students ages 6-18 are eligible – they just need a student ID number to enroll and families can enroll multiple students in each household 

·  Students will receive a weekly delivery of 7 meals & 14 snacks, including milk

·  Currently, we’re delivering within 20 miles of downtown Denver; we’ll keep you posted when we are able to expand further!

HOW DO FAMILIES SIGN UP? 

Use this 3-minute form to sign students up - available in English & Spanish. 

·  Generally, it takes 1-3 weeks from sign up until the first meal delivery.

JOBS OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADULTS

We are also looking to hire 20+ delivery drivers in the next month. Please help us by sharing this application link and flyers https://www.bondadosa.org/careers with any adults in your network.

MEDIA COVERAGE 

Check out the amazing news coverage on the Colorado Food Cluster

  1. Telemundo Story March 25, 2021 - Un programa en Colorado permite la entrega de comida gratis a los hogares de los estudiantes
  2. MSU Denver Early Bird - Colorado Food Cluster supports children’s nutrition
  3. Fox31 - Kids get seven days of food
  4. Colorado Public Radio - ‘Colorado Food Cluster’ Offers Help Beyond A Student’s Next Meal 
  5. CBS Local - Colorado Food Cluster Delivers Meals To Students In Need During Remote Learning 
  6. Telemundo Story December 3, 2020 - Dos organizaciones en Colorado prometen ayudar a las familias más necesitadas
  7. Boardhawk - New Program Delivers Nutritious Meals to Denver Kids

INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS  

The Colorado Food Cluster is hosting two informational sessions each week so that you can learn more about this program and how to formalize a partnership with the Colorado Food Cluster for your entire organization.  

·  Every Tuesday from 3:30 – 4:30pm 

·  Every Friday from 10:00 – 11:00am 

Sign up Here!

Students Can Use One Free Application to Apply to 60 Historically Black Colleges and Universities

 DPS students interested in applying to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) can now use the Common Black College Application (CBCA) — a single application for up to 60 HBCUs — at no cost, thanks to a partnership between DPS and the CBCA.
“The CBCA is deeply aligned to our district’s core value of equity, and we are thrilled to bring this opportunity to DPS students as they prepare for success beyond graduation,” said Bernard McCune, Senior Executive Director of Career and College Success for DPS. Visit www.commonblackcollegeapp.com to learn more.

Spring Break Meal Bag Distribution: March 29th

DPS Food and Nutrition Services is partnering with My Kid’s Lunch to provide seven-day meal bags for kids over spring break. My Kid’s Lunch has been feeding kids in the Denver Metro area for over 24 years!

Families can get meals at the following school sites Monday, March 29:

10-11 a.m.
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Early College
  • Bruce Randolph
  • Evie Dennis Campus
  • Joe Shoemaker
  • Montbello Campus
1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Barnum Elementary
  • College View Elementary
  • Cowell Elementary
  • Kepner Campus
  • Munroe Elementary

Meal bags are available for kids 18 years and younger. Distribution will be available at the above times and locations or until all meals are given out. All other DPS curbside locations will be closed until April 6.

Fall 2021 Concurrent Enrollment Registration for DOHS Students!

Please see the note below from Counselor Casey Burton about Concurrent Enrollment (tuition-free college courses) for current Denver Online High School students.

We are going to be kicking off Fall 2021 Concurrent Enrollment registration after Spring Break, but you can get started on the process now by completing the first few steps and signing up for the accuplacer and an advising appointment with Casey or Nadia.

PLEASE SEE THE LINKED POWERPOINT FOR FURTHER DETAIL ON EACH STEP BELOW AND LINKS TO SIGN UPS APPLICATIONS, ETC. 

To complete the Process you need to do all of the following steps:

  1. Take Accuplacer*

  2. Complete/Update ICAP

  3. Complete College Application*

  4. Create Dual Enroll Account*

  5. Schedule Meeting with Nadia or Casey (meeting should occur after completing steps 1-4)

  6. Register for Classes at your College and attend Orientation

  7. Add Courses to your Dual Enroll account and Send us a screenshot of college schedule

*Only for new CE students

 

Deadline to complete ALL steps: Friday, May 7th.

 

-This opportunity is open to ALL Denver Online students, everyone is welcome and encouraged to register for college classes, but to be eligible you MUST meet the college readiness benchmark on the Accuplacer test.

-Please use the embedded sign up links in the powerpoint to set up a time to take the accuplacer and meet with  Casey Burton or Nadia Coleman once you have completed your college application

-The process is slightly different for each college, so please meet with Casey or Nadia to go over the details for your chosen college.

-The Powerpoint should contain all of the information you will need to complete the registration process so please refer back to it as often as needed but feel free to reach out for help if you get stuck.

The linked CSU Global Release is only required if you are going to take classes at CSU Global, if you are going to take classes at CSU Global, please complete that and then sign up  for an advising appointment with Nadia or I.

Please contact Casey (casey_burton@dpsk12.org) or Nadia (nadia_coleman@dpsk12.org) if you have ANY Questions!

Future Bioengineers and Brain Surgeons! April 9th event

Hey future Bioengineers and Brain Surgeons! There’s an event coming up on April 9th from 2:00-3:00pm hosted by the University of Colorado Denver Bioengineering Empowerment Program (CU BEEP) and Medtronic that you don’t want to miss. Student participants will be discussing brain anatomy and physiology and then practicing their bioengineering skills, coming up with various ways to surgically remove a brain tumor. See flyer attached and register for this event at engineering.ucdenver.edu/BEEP

Please email dawn_bauer@dpsk12.org if you do register and plan to participate!

BEEP Event with Medtronic

Happy Spring Break!

Please be advised that Denver Online will be CLOSED next week, March 29 – April 2, 2021, in observance of Spring Break. This means that the Denver Online team will not be working, responding to communications or offering course support. We will also be engaging in a professional development day on Monday, April 5, 2021. There will be NO Morning Meetings or Live Sessions on that day. Staff will be responding to communications and updating grading on April 5-6. It is important to note that all courses will remain OPEN throughout our closure and students who are catching up should continue to work in their classes! The goal is that all students are caught up through Week 11 by the end of Spring Break.

Please have a wonderful Spring Break! All Mentor Meetings, Live Sessions and Office Hours will resume on April 6, 2021.

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Tenga en cuenta que Denver Online estará CERRADO la próxima semana, del 29 de marzo al 2 de abril de 2021, en observancia de las vacaciones de primavera. Esto significa que el equipo de Denver Online no funcionará, no responderá a las comunicaciones ni ofrecerá asistencia para el curso. También participaremos en un día de desarrollo profesional el lunes 5 de abril de 2021. NO habrá reuniones matutinas ni sesiones en vivo ese día. El personal responderá a las comunicaciones y actualizará las calificaciones del 5 al 6 de abril. Es importante tener en cuenta que todos los cursos permanecerán ABIERTOS durante nuestro cierre y los estudiantes que se están poniendo al día deben continuar trabajando en sus clases. El objetivo es que todos los estudiantes se pongan al día durante la Semana 11 al final de las vacaciones de primavera.

¡Que tengan unas maravillosas vacaciones de primavera! Todas las reuniones de mentores, sesiones en vivo y horas de oficina se reanudarán el 6 de abril de 2021.

A note from Denver Online’s Principal

The Denver Online community is incredibly saddened by the violence that has occurred in our country over the last week and the past year, most recently the horrible attack on the AAPI community in Georgia and yesterday in Boulder, our own backyard. Our Denver Online community stands against violence and hate crimes, in ALL forms. We will work together, as a community, to ensure a safe and positive place for all of our students to thrive. We will make every effort to provide our students with the knowledge, skills and tools to combat the hatred that unfortunately exists in our country as they move into their adult lives.

We stand in solidarity with our Asian American and Pacific Islander students, our Black and Latinx students, our Middle Eastern and African students, our Indigenous students and those of European descent to condemn all forms of racism, hatred, violence, and xenophobia as our country continues to heal from the senseless acts we have witnessed in recent history. We will embrace the experiences, cultures, beliefs and lifestyles that make us unique, seeking understanding rather than conflict. We will work together, as a community, to help make things better for all of our students and, in the process, provide them a place to grow into the peaceful, productive and loving individuals we know they will be. There is no room for hate, no space for racism and no tolerance for violence in our community. We will work, as an educational community, to improve and continue to make our positive impact felt beyond the “walls” of our school.

Please take care of yourselves, your families, your friends and the others around you during such a challenging time. We are all here to support each other in our quest to be better, as a society. My hope for all of you during this time of so much sadness is that you always heal, grow and support each other. Should you need support, please know that you always have it at Denver Online. Be well, my friends.

Conflict Center Internship! Apply by March 26th!

Please see the below information from the Conflict Center about a possible internship for students!  Apply by March 26th!
The Conflict Center located is located at 4140 Tejon St, Denver, CO 80211. I am reaching out to you in regard to a possible leadership opportunity for your high school students this spring. Here is an excerpt from our website describing the Youth Advisor internship, “Do you ever think, “They should have asked a young person for advice on how to make this worth my time!” Do you think you have what it takes to be that young person giving advice? We want you! Help us develop youth programming including our upcoming YOUth Leadership Academy summer camp” (https://conflictcenter.org/job/youth-advisor/). High school YOUth advisors will have the responsibility in either supporting the Conflict Center in curriculum/program development and feedback for our YOUth Leadership Academy Summer Camp this summer, participating in the YOUth Leadership Academy, or being an ongoing support/consultant for The Conflict Center. For more information about the three tiers of YOUth advisor responsibilities please visit, https://conflictcenter.org/job/youth-advisor/.  We are looking for youth ages 15-17 to help create a more appealing, interesting, relevant, and engaging program for other youth.  Students who are; creative, consider themselves a leader, interested in communication, have strong language art skills, interested in developing programming, and are interested in working with middle school students are encouraged to apply! Students will begin working with the Conflict Center mid April of 2021 and commit to a year long PAID internship through Spring 2022. Through this link you will find a flyer advertising this internship in more detail; https://www.canva.com/design/DAEWhCzwa2A/xcKnOg5nipoFJg8V0AklMg/view?utm_content=DAEWhCzwa2A&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=sharebutton We want to hear their voices and utilize their brilliant minds in order to make our YOUth Leadership Academy more fulfilling for our middle school students. We value YOUth voices and are very interested in working with your high school students! If you could forward this email to anyone on the staff that would be interested in presenting this idea to students, it would be greatly appreciated. 

Benefits for your high school student becoming a YOUth advisor this spring for the Conflict Center include; receiving free training, letter of recommendations, working with a team of motivated youth, non-profit program development work experience, receiving mentorship from Conflict Center staff and interns, three different tiers of compensation, and the opportunity to join us  at the YOUth Leadership Academy Summer Camp this summer as youth counselors. As we are recruiting high school students to help us and we value their input, we want to offer a compensation opportunity. For more information please visit, https://conflictcenter.org/job/youth-advisor/. Here you will find three tiers of compensation. Let’s not forget how awesome this would look on their resumes!

We, at The Conflict Center, believe the Youth Advisor Leadership internship would be a great opportunity for students to venture out into new experiences and utilize their brilliant minds to make change. We are very excited to begin working with our YOUth advisors and hearing what it is they have to say. If you could pass this information along to whomever it may concern that would be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, are interested in working with The Conflict Center, or would like more information; feel free to email Rachel Protentis at rachel.protentis@conflictcenter.org or apply now at https://conflictcenter.org/job/youth-advisor!

Sign up for Career Exploration Classes at the Career Education Center Now!

Are you interested in taking career exploration classes at the Career Education Center (CEC) next fall? Career course options include: audio engineering, fashion design, sports medicine, video game design, fitness/health science, business management, film/video production, biomedical sciences, welding, medical careers, architecture, criminal justice, and more. See a full list of courses here.
Classes are online 5 days per week through CEC, either the morning or the afternoon. In past years, CEC classes have been in person, but this year they are fully online. Next year CEC is hoping to return to in-person classes.  Contact Nadia Coleman (nadia_coleman@dpsk12.org) to sign up. Classes fill up fast, so get in touch ASAP!