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Make DCISM Your School of Choice for the 2018-2019 School Year!

DPS School Choice Round 1 opens on Thursday February 1st. Before then, you will have several opportunities to visit with schools in the region, and to visit DCIS at Montbello. DPS will be holding several regional school expos this year, including a Far Northeast Regional Expo on Thursday, January 25th 4:00-8:00 PM @ the Evie Dennis Campus. At the expo you will be able to learn more about the School Choice and enrollment process, and speak with different representatives from all of the schools in the region.

Far Northeast Regional Expo
Thursday, January 25th
4:00-8:00 PM
Evie Dennis Campus

School Choice Round 1
Opens - Thursday, February 1st
Closes - Wednesday, February 28th 4:00PM |
School Advisory Board Notes 12/18:


-2018-2019 Budget & Staffing Timeline
-Review of 2018-2019 Projections
-Bell Schedule Survey & Timeline
-Early lunch in 2018-2019 for MS?
- Start/Stop Times & Early Release
-Calendar Survey & Timeline
-Using DPS schedule or altering
-Schedule Survey & Timeline
-Block Periods
-SS & Science sections/blocks
-Share-out & Next Steps

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2018-2019 Preliminary Projections:

Middle School -
6th – 115
7th – 114
8th – 152

Total = 381

2017-2018 Total = 414

High School -
9th – 160
10th – 139
11th – 121
12th – 94

Total = 514

2017-2018 Total = 518

Denver Public Schools forecasts a decrease in Middle School and High School enrollments in the Montbello area.

Calendar Survey & Timeline –

-Keeping on the DPS calendar keeps continuity between different schools within the region and district for families with students in different schools.
-Changing the calendar can also create attendance issues if families with students enrolled in different schools have breaks that do not overlap.

Bell Schedule Survey & Timeline –

-Earlier or later shift in daily schedule, with early lunch, could impact the block schedule
-Minutes for passing period should stay on the survey
-Staff collaboration time could fall after school, identified in the survey, with an early release for students.
-Structuring Wednesdays decision is on the survey, but need to add some context around the choices, including the use of Alternating Block which was done in the past.
-Eliminating early release Wednesdays, and instead offering one PD session day per month, would mean teachers would possibly only meet with their teams/grade levels once per month.
-Teachers could also meet with content and grade levels during stacked planning periods.
-Scheduling with no Wednesday early release with truncated schedule, would alter the alternating of schedules by day.

Master Schedule –

-Early release vs dedicated day per month
-Having a set block of time once per month could be productive, instead of 4 shorter blocks on Wednesday PDs
-Late start could impact MS lunch
-Keeping double blocks for English and Math
-May be beneficial to move to block schedule in all classes
-This would include electives, moving them to semester long classes, could be more impactful for students with more seat time.
-Could create some scheduling conflicts but common planning time per content or grade level is a priority if possible.
-Would have to choose whether to have all grade-level or all content-area with overlapping planning periods.
-The other would need to meet during dedicate PD time.

Adding an additional SAB meeting on Wednesday, January 17th 3:30-5:30PM to finalize scheduling survey.

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Dec. 15, 2017

DCIS Montbello Families,

As some of you may have noticed, there was an increased presence at our school of uniformed officers from both the Denver Public Schools Department of Safety (DPS Safety) and the Denver Police Department (DPD) at arrival today.

We received reports of a potential safety concern. We take all reports seriously. Please know that it was concluded that there is no threat against our school and the concern has been properly addressed by DPS Safety, DPD and the involved parties. I am very appreciative of the support and fast response of both organizations.

The safety and security of our students and staff is our top priority, and all measures continue to be taken to ensure the safety of our students.

As always, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.


Julie Murgel
DCIS Montbello

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Denver Public Schools invites you to attend the Far Northeast Education Commission where we will be working with parents, students, and teachers to create solutions for our community.

We will be focusing on topics highlighted by the community in order to create a list of community priorities to provide to DPS.

These priorities will serve as a direction for DPS as they serve all students and families in Far Northeast Denver. | Read More...

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DCIS at Montbello and the Colorado Rapids have partnered to host at DCISM Senior Night at a Colorado Rapids Game on Saturday, April 14th @ 1pm. Seniors will have the opportunity to purchase tickets that will include a ticket to the game, a DCISM/Colorado Rapids Scarf, and a once in a lifetime opportunity to go onto the field and take a picture! Families will also be able to purchase discounted tickets to the game. Tickets will be on sale soon in the Main Office from Mr. Mike and Ms. Hernandez. Seniors will be notified as soon as they are available.

Senior Night at the Colorado Rapids Game
Saturday, April 14th
1:00 PM
Dicks Sporting Goods Arena | Learn More...
The Far Northeast Warriors Boys Basketball team ended an incredible season after exiting the 5A/4A Playoffs in the 2nd round. The Warriors went 18-7 before narrowly losing in overtime to the Boulder Panthers 48-45. Congratulations to our entire Warrior team on an amazing season! | Learn More...