DGS Academic Resources and Reminders

Greetings Mustangs,

It was great to have the in-person learners in the building last week and we are looking forward to your return in the near future. While the first semester grades have now been posted in HAC, we wanted to remind you about resources available to you that will help you get off to a good start in the second semester.

We have several academic resources available to you. In addition to getting help from teachers during office hours, there is peer tutoring available.  New this semester is an on-line tutoring service that functions 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Details of how to access Paper, the online tutoring program will be presented to students on Monday, January 25. However, the service is available now by logging into paper.co.

Teachers have had to adapt most of the assessments that they use to be meaningful in the remote world. For that reason, any time students are completing an assessment for a class, students must be using their school-issued Chromebook. As you know, we have taken many steps in making our virtual classrooms and the activities that occur within them, as safe and secure as we can. This is another step that will help in that cause.

Many of our students have chosen to remain Remote Only in their learning. While not physically in the building, there are some materials, equipment, and/or supplies that they will need at home. The teachers have organized things outside of the bookstore so that students can pick them up more easily.  

Please plan to stop by the building soon to pick up the materials. The building is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. You should try to pick things up before or after school, during the lunch break, or during the period that you do not have class (in which you would normally have lunch). Check in at the security desk and they will help you get the materials that have been left for you. Please bring your school ID and wear a mask at all times.

Finally, many of you have not yet turned in textbooks and equipment that was issued to you during the first semester. Those items can also be returned to the bookstore. In-person learners can turn those in at the bookstore at any time, while remote learners can turn them in when picking up the materials for the second semester. We appreciate your help in getting these materials back.

As always, updates can be found on the 2020-21 page on the website. 

Stay well,

Ed Schwartz

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