Synchronous remote learning is when a teacher is broadcasting their live instruction via the internet and your child is connected to the virtual classroom, listening and learning from their teacher.
Asynchronous remote learning is when a teacher records their live “Synchronous” instruction for future access via the internet and your child is connected to the teacher’s recorded lessons while doing the work independently, with the promise that students can access their teachers for questions during the teacher’s office hours.
In DPS secondary schools, the learning platforms teachers will be using are Schoology and Google.
Synchronous as well as Asynchronous instruction will be purposeful, focused and add to the student’s continuous learning process by providing:
Synchronous, as well as asynchronous work assignments, will be checked by teachers after an assignment is completed so that students understand the importance of the work they do outside of class. Faculty will return the graded assignments (with feedback) within 1-5 days.
In this time of the COVID 19 pandemic, now more than ever, students must take responsibility for their learning. As such, we are asking that parents support their children by creating a learning environment and learning space in their homes that supports student engagement in our virtual classrooms. We know and understand that this can be a challenging task for some students. However, if we are expecting our students to fully engage in our educational processes during this time of 100% remote instruction. In addition to determining a space that is conducive to learning,
If you need assistance with materials for learning please reach out to any staff member at Noel Community Arts School. We will do our very best to accommodate any material needs you may have.
Every school day is an important day at Noel Community Arts School. Excellent attendance is as highly valued at Noel Community Arts School as it is in your home. Because excellent student attendance is correlated to high levels of student achievement, we expect students to attend and be engaged in every class, on time, every day throughout this school year. Our goal is that our school-wide daily attendance in remote classrooms exceeds 95%.
Excellent attendance engagement is as highly valued at Noel Community Arts School as it is in your home. Because excellent student attendance is correlated to high levels of student achievement, we expect students to attend and be engaged in every class, on time, every day throughout this school year. Our goal is that our school-wide daily attendance exceeds 95%.
Parents will be contacted regarding student attendance problems and will respond with the appropriate consequences when non-attendance becomes problematic. Parents can request their student’s attendance report in the Main Office by calling (720) 423-5840 and speaking with Rosa Salcido Rosa_Salcido@dpsk12.org or Ruby Briceno Ruby_Briceno@dpsk12.org The report can also be obtained from Parent/Student Portal https://myportal.dpsk12.org. If you need assistance with the Parent Portal, please contact either Ms. Salcido or Ms. Briceño.
You can notify the school of your student’s absence in one of two ways.
You can call (720) 423-5840
You may send and email within 48 hours of the absence.
All “excuses,” either verbal or email must include:
The absence will remain unexcused if the request for “excused” status is not accepted within two days of the absence.
Approved absences include:
In the event of an emergency when an adult other than the parent or legal guardian temporarily supervises a student, the parent should notify the attendance office via email which includes a phone number where the parent can be reached.
Students to be dismissed from school to attend an appointment must submit a note to the attendance office prior to the requested dismissal time. Ms. Salcido or Ms. Briceno will provide an early dismissal pass, which is required to leave class early. Students who become ill during the school day must be excused through the Nurse’s Clinic. Requests for any other reason must be approved by the principal or his/her designee. Requests for continued excused absences may require a note from a doctor.
Excessive excused and unexcused absences will be referred to the NCAS Attendance team.
Excessive absences may result in one or more of the following actions:
If you need technical support during remote learning or help to access online tools, you can e-mail Ryan Neumann at Ryan_Neumann@dpsk12.org or call the Department of Technology Services Service Desk at 720-423-3163.
For any students who have recently registered and enrolled at Noel Community Arts School, you can pick up a Chrome book at the main doors to the High School on August 20th from 9:00 to 2:00.
Students with an excused absence have two days to make up all Process and Product assignments but need to check in with the teacher to obtain missing work.
Students with an unexcused absence cannot make up Process work and have two days for every one day missed to make up any Product work. Students need to access Schoology or have a conversation with the teacher to obtain missing work. After 5 instructional days, students cannot make-up the assignment.
Grading during online-learning will be an opportunity for students to enhance the grade they had on the last day of school. We recognize the extraordinary circumstances we are living and learning today and we believe that, while we adjust to this new manner of education, penalizing students for turning in work that would negatively impact their grade is neither equitable nor compassionate. If work is turned in that does not meet expectations, teachers will work with students to provide feedback and opportunities for resubmission.
If students are not engaging in the virtual learning process, teachers will refer these students to a member of our administration so that we may connect with the family and understand what challenges the student is facing that may be impacting the ability to participate in online learning.
In addition, the 2020 spring semester will be removed from all cumulative GPA calculations for students in grades 9-12. ranking for seniors will be based on GPA through the fall of 2019.
NCAS Online Learning Grading Policy / Políticas de Evaluación del Aprendizaje en Línea: NCAS Online Learning Grading Policy/Políticas de Evaluación del Aprendizaje en Línea
Please open the tabs below so as to inform our students when social/emotional support is needed.
The SEAL team creates social, emotional, and academic lessons for 6th through 12th grades to support the whole child and help all students succeed. These lessons aim to help students develop the social-emotional competencies, such as self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making.
Product Category 80%: The Product component is academic performance that reflects evidence of achievement of the standards/big ideas. Products are summative measures of achievement taken when skill or unit mastery is expected.
Process Category 20%: Includes assignments that represent 21st Century skills and readiness competencies: invention, collaboration, critical thinking and reasoning, self-direction, and information literacy that leads to or supports the product. Evidence should not include classroom behavior, non-academic participation, attendance, or extra credit.
|Description||Value on a 5-Point Scale||Percent Based||Letter Grade|
|The student demonstrates thorough knowledge and mastery of skills that allow him/her to function independently above their current educational level.|
The student demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of all relevant information relevant to the topic at the level.
The student demonstrates comprehension and understanding of knowledge and skills above his/her grade level.
The student can perform skills or processes independently without any significant errors.
|The student demonstrates mastery of knowledge and skills that allow them to function independently on all major concepts and skills related to their educational level.|
The student demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of all information relevant to the topic at the level.
The student can perform skills or processes independently without any significant errors.
|The student demonstrates basic knowledge and skills usage but cannot operate independently on concepts and skills related to his/her educational level. Requires remediation and assistance to complete tasks without significant errors.|
The student has an incomplete knowledge of the topic and/or misconceptions about some information.
The student requires assistance and coaching to complete tasks without errors.
|The student demonstrates limited skills and knowledge but requires remediation to complete basic skills or knowledge sets.|
The student can demonstrate limited knowledge in a relevant content area, but displays misconceptions about some information.
Students can complete relevant skill sets but require significant coaching and assistance.
|Lack of evidence and/or unsatisfactory performance on assessment and evaluations of student work.||1||50%||F|
PSAT/SAT testing is being taken under consideration by the College Board. Colorado schools are awaiting potential new testing dates for these assessments.
Advanced Placement Tests will be administered online at home. Students will be able to select dates and times between May 11 through May 22nd, with a make-up window of June 1st through June 5th.