Daily Announcements–Monday, August 31, 2020

Daily Announcements 

Beginning of Year Benchmarks begin Tuesday, September 1 and will end Friday, September 4. Benchmarks will be administered remotely using MasteryConnect. Students, you will receive further instructions today.

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Please announce the following Wellness Wednesday Zoom Sessions:

9th Graders are invited to a Career Awareness Zoom Session 

(Students have access to link in Global Announcements)

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 at 10:00 am

11th Graders are invited to a Career Awareness Zoom Session 

(Students have access to link in Global Announcements)

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 at 11:00 am


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If you are in Credit Recovery or an Online course and you have not received information to get registered, please contact Ms. Settle. 

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Audacity Labs of Durham is offering an after-school entrepreneurship program that teaches students to start up commercial and social enterprises, and includes lessons in coding and app development, tutoring, mentorship, and virtual job shadowing. Students earn a credential when they complete the program. They have a virtual tour of Duke University coming up. The program is now FREE for free-and-reduced lunch students. The deadline to apply is Sept 4, 2020. Students can apply on their website at https://www.audacitylabs.org/apply.

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TODAY is the deadline!!! 

Ignite Online Academy, the Office of Equity Affairs, and a number of community partners have come together to create the LEADurham Fellowship for students and teachers in grades 6-12 wishing to engage in social justice and equity conversations while taking action in their communities (note: elementary teachers may also apply). Student fellows will complete an independent study and have a weekly meetup with like-minded peers in a virtual space facilitated by a DPS teacher. Teacher fellows will receive free racial justice and equity professional development from leading community partners in addition to a stipend for facilitating student virtual meetups. Apply today to become a LEADurham Student Fellow or LEADurham Teacher Fellow. The deadline has been extended to August 31st for teachers and students. Please share widely.

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We have posted a document in Global Announcements regarding how to get IT help if you need it. Please make sure you read it and keep it handy. There is a number to call for troubleshooting and sites where you can take your DPS devices for service after making an appointment. 

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We’d like to give you some reminders about Wellness Wednesday. It is still an instructional day, with asynchronous and social emotional learning, for all students.  The protocol for SCS is that students must log into Canvas and check in at each of their classes by 2:00 p.m. and complete any assignments that teachers choose to leave for them. 

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You should check Global Announcements daily. They pop up on your home screen when you log in to Canvas. 

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