Daily Announcements–Wednesday, August 31, 2022

We’d like to congratulate Andrew Bekheit who has been named our DPS Student of the Month. He is featured on the DPS website. We’re very proud of Andrew’s accomplishments and his representation of SCS. 

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Congratulations to Jamiya Borden and Taylor Borden who received the National African American Recognition Award through the College Board National Recognition Program. Jamiya and Taylor earned this honor by their outstanding academic achievements and their stellar performance on the PSAT and/or AP exams. 

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Nintendo Club is this Thursday until 4:30 p.m. See Ms. Bowman if you have questions. 

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SCS students, staff and families: We need your help with selling concessions at Duke home football games!  The SCS PTSA will receive ~10% of all sales from our stand just for volunteering our time.  The money earned will go towards purchasing a new marquee sign for the school.

Staff, high school students 16 years and older, parents, and adult family friends are welcome to sign up to volunteer. NOTE: The high school minimum age of 16 is an update from what was communicated at curriculum night. We apologize for overlooking this detail with Duke’s specific age requirement and having to make this adjustment.

We still need several volunteers for the first game on Friday, September 2 from 5:30-9:30 pm. Please go to ourSignUpGenius page to sign up! We will send all instructions and credentials for volunteering home with your student the day before the game.

As an added incentive, the first period class with the most sign-ups at the conclusion of the football season will get a pizza party!

Please contact parent Nathan Hester at audit@theptsa.comwith any questions!

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All IT requests and issues should be submitted to the DPS IT Support Center. There are 3 ways for you to contact us for support: 

  1. Visit https://itsupport.dpsnc.net
  2. Email ITSupport@dpsnc.net
  3. Call 919-560-3837

Daily Announcements–Monday, August 29, 2022

Bullet Journal Club meets Tuesdays until 4:15 p.m. in Room 110. We will be designing and decorating simple notebooks that help you to reflect, get organized, and turn your curiousity into concrete goals. All you need is a pen and notebook of your choice.

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Are you interested in Fashion Design and/or Modeling? Come out and be part of the Modeling Club Monday, August 29 in Room 117 until 4:30 p.m. Bring your talents, ideas and heels. We will have opportunities for designers, set décor and models. See Ms. Fairley for more information.

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Please join us for a parent/community meeting on August 30, at 7 p.m. via Zoom. We will discuss the process and timeline for selecting your new principal. We have emailed you a Zoom link and we have sent a survey link by email and posted it to the Creative Studies website. Please complete this survey to give input regarding the qualities you seek in Creative Studies’ next principal. The survey will be open through September 5th. 

Zoom Link: https://dpsnc.zoom.us/j/97730902468

Survey link: School of Creative Studies Principal Selection Stakeholder Survey 2022

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SCS students, staff and families: We need your help with selling concessions at Duke home football games!  The SCS PTSA will receive ~10% of all sales from our stand just for volunteering our time.  The money earned will go towards purchasing a new marquee sign for the school.

Staff, high school students 16 years and older, parents, and adult family friends are welcome to sign up to volunteer. NOTE: The high school minimum age of 16 is an update from what was communicated at curriculum night. We apologize for overlooking this detail with Duke’s specific age requirement and having to make this adjustment.

We still need several volunteers for the first game on Friday, September 2 from 5:30-9:30 pm. Please go to our SignUpGenius page to sign up! We will send all instructions and credentials for volunteering home with your student the day before the game.

As an added incentive, the first period class with the most sign-ups at the conclusion of the football season will get a pizza party!

Please contact parent Nathan Hester at audit@theptsa.com with any questions!

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All IT requests and issues should be submitted to the DPS IT Support Center. There are 3 ways for you to contact us for support:

  1. Visit https://itsupport.dpsnc.net
  2. Email ITSupport@dpsnc.net
  3. Call 919-560-3837

Weekly Message–August 29 – September 2, 2022

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for the week of Aug 29, 2022. 

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PTA School of Excellence Baseline Survey

This year the SCS PTSA set a goal for our school to receive and be recognized by the National PTA as a School of Excellence.  This program opens the lines of communication and critical thinking within school communities to make data-driven decisions that yield positive, long-term results.  School of Excellence is committed to supporting and recognizing partnerships between local PTAs and schools to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being for all students.  During the General Body Meeting on Curriculum Night we handed out the SCS PTA School of Excellence Baseline Survey to those in attendance; however we need more families to complete the survey.  Please use this link to complete the Baseline Surey. 

School Pictures

  • Senior Formal Tux/Drape Pictures–August 31
  • School Pictures (All Grades–to be used in yearbook)–September 9
  • Clubs/Grade Levels/Make-up Day–December 9
  • Senior Cap & Gown–March 6 

Seniors have been sent ordering information via the Remind App. 

Principal Search Input Meeting 

Please join us for a parent/community meeting on August 30, at 7 p.m. via Zoom. We will discuss the process and timeline for selecting your new principal. We have emailed you a Zoom link and we have sent a survey link by email and posted it to the Creative Studies website. These links can also be found in Canvas Global Announcements. Please complete this survey to give input regarding the qualities you seek in Creative Studies’ next principal. The survey will be open through September 5. 

Survey link: School of Creative Studies Principal Selection Stakeholder Survey 2022

Volunteer with SCS PTSA for Duke Concessions

SCS students, staff and families: We need your help with selling concessions at Duke home football games!  The SCS PTSA will receive ~10% of all sales from our stand just for volunteering our time.  The money earned will go towards purchasing a new marquee sign for the school.

Staff, high school students 16 years and older, parents, and adult family friends are welcome to sign up to volunteer. NOTE: The high school minimum age of 16 is an update from what was communicated at curriculum night. We apologize for overlooking this detail with Duke’s specific age requirement and having to make this adjustment.

We still need several volunteers for the first game on Friday, September 2 from 5:30-9:30 pm. Please go to our SignUpGenius page to sign up! We will send all instructions and credentials for volunteering home with your student the day before the game.

As an added incentive, the first period class with the most sign-ups at the conclusion of the football season will get a pizza party!

Please contact parent Nathan Hester at audit@theptsa.com with any questions!

Farewell

Wednesday is my last day and I am full of emotion. I believe that as a community we have created something special at Creative Studies and I am grateful to have been part of this for so many years. I look forward to seeing the incredible achievement that is to come and seeing you at milestone events like graduation. With all my love, I wish you all the very best that life brings. 

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Always check our website, our Facebook page, and Twitter for frequent updates about what’s going on at SCS. 

Have a great evening from everyone at SCS where we practice the 4C’s–Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Community. 

Daily Announcements–Friday, August 26, 2022

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Attention all High School Students who are fans of poetry, public speaking, and performing. Poetry Out Loud will begin sign-ups today outside room 125. Sign-ups end August 26.

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Are you interested in Fashion Design and/or Modeling? Come out and be part of the Modeling Club Monday, August 29 in Room 117 until 4:30 p.m. Bring your talents, ideas and heels. We will have opportunities for designers, set décor and models. See Ms. Fairley for more information.

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Please join us for a parent/community meeting on August 30, at 7 p.m. via Zoom. We will discuss the process and timeline for selecting your new principal. We have emailed you a Zoom link and we have sent a survey link by email and posted it to the Creative Studies website. Please complete this survey to give input regarding the qualities you seek in Creative Studies’ next principal. The survey will be open through September 5th. 

Survey link: School of Creative Studies Principal Selection Stakeholder Survey 2022

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SCS students, staff and families: We need your help with selling concessions at Duke home football games!  The SCS PTSA will receive ~10% of all sales from our stand just for volunteering our time.  The money earned will go towards purchasing a new marquee sign for the school.

Staff, high school students 16 years and older, parents, and adult family friends are welcome to sign up to volunteer. NOTE: The high school minimum age of 16 is an update from what was communicated at curriculum night. We apologize for overlooking this detail with Duke’s specific age requirement and having to make this adjustment.

We still need several volunteers for the first game on Friday, September 2 from 5:30-9:30 pm. Please go to our SignUpGenius page to sign up! We will send all instructions and credentials for volunteering home with your student the day before the game.

As an added incentive, the first period class with the most sign-ups at the conclusion of the football season will get a pizza party!

Please contact parent Nathan Hester at audit@theptsa.com with any questions!

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All IT requests and issues should be submitted to the DPS IT Support Center. There are 3 ways for you to contact us for support:

  1. Visit https://itsupport.dpsnc.net
  2. Email ITSupport@dpsnc.net
  3. Call 919-560-3837

Daily Announcements–Thursday, August 25, 2022

Nintendo Club is CANCELLED for TODAY.  

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High School Basketball Club will meet afterschool on Thursday until 4:30 p.m. Sign up outside Mr. Cisternelli’s room.

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Attention all High School Students who are fans of poetry, public speaking, and performing. Poetry Out Loud will begin sign-ups today outside room 125. Sign-ups end August 26.

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Are you interested in Fashion Design and/or Modeling? Come out and be part of the Modeling Club Monday, August 29 in Room 117 until 4:30 p.m. Bring your talents, ideas and heels. We will have opportunities for designers, set décor and models. See Ms. Fairley for more information.

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Do you want to paint a mural, create art installations or just express yourself artistically? Join Art Club Thursdays until 4:30 p.m. in Room 224.

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Please join us for a parent/community meeting on August 30, at 7 p.m. via Zoom. We will discuss the process and timeline for selecting your new principal. We have emailed you a Zoom link and we have sent a survey link by email and posted it to the Creative Studies website. Please complete this survey to give input regarding the qualities you seek in Creative Studies’ next principal. The survey will be open through September 5th. 

Zoom Link: https://dpsnc.zoom.us/j/97730902468

Survey link: School of Creative Studies Principal Selection Stakeholder Survey 2022

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SCS students, staff and families: We need your help with selling concessions at Duke home football games!  The SCS PTSA will receive ~10% of all sales from our stand just for volunteering our time.  The money earned will go towards purchasing a new marquee sign for the school.

Staff, high school students 16 years and older, parents, and adult family friends are welcome to sign up to volunteer. NOTE: The high school minimum age of 16 is an update from what was communicated at curriculum night. We apologize for overlooking this detail with Duke’s specific age requirement and having to make this adjustment.

We still need several volunteers for the first game on Friday, September 2 from 5:30-9:30 pm. Please go to our SignUpGenius page to sign up! We will send all instructions and credentials for volunteering home with your student the day before the game.

As an added incentive, the first period class with the most sign-ups at the conclusion of the football season will get a pizza party!

Please contact parent Nathan Hester at audit@theptsa.com with any questions!

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All IT requests and issues should be submitted to the DPS IT Support Center. There are 3 ways for you to contact us for support:

  1. Visit https://itsupport.dpsnc.net
  2. Email ITSupport@dpsnc.net
  3. Call 919-560-3837

Daily Announcements–Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Middle School Battle of the Books will be cancelled TODAY, 8/23 due to a staff meeting.

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Nintendo Club is this Thursday afterschool until 4:30 p.m. See Ms. Bowman if you have questions.

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High School Basketball Club will meet afterschool on Thursday until 4:30 p.m. Sign up outside Mr. Cisternelli’s room.

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Wednesday, August 24 is a Teacher Workday and school will be closed for students.

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Attention all High School Students who are fans of poetry, public speaking, and performing. Poetry Out Loud will begin sign-ups today outside room 125. Sign-ups end August 26.

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Please join us for a parent/community meeting on August 30, at 7 p.m. via Zoom. We will discuss the process and timeline for selecting your new principal. We have emailed you a Zoom link and we have sent a survey link by email and posted it to the Creative Studies website. Please complete this survey to give input regarding the qualities you seek in Creative Studies’ next principal. The survey will be open through September 5th.

Survey link: School of Creative Studies Principal Selection Stakeholder Survey 2022

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SCS students, staff and families: We need your help with selling concessions at Duke home football games!  The SCS PTSA will receive ~10% of all sales from our stand just for volunteering our time.  The money earned will go towards purchasing a new marquee sign for the school.

Staff, high school students 16 years and older, parents, and adult family friends are welcome to sign up to volunteer. NOTE: The high school minimum age of 16 is an update from what was communicated at curriculum night. We apologize for overlooking this detail with Duke’s specific age requirement and having to make this adjustment.

We still need several volunteers for the first game on Friday, September 2 from 5:30-9:30 pm. Please go to our SignUpGenius page to sign up! We will send all instructions and credentials for volunteering home with your student the day before the game.

As an added incentive, the first period class with the most sign-ups at the conclusion of the football season will get a pizza party!

Please contact parent Nathan Hester at audit@theptsa.com with any questions!

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All IT requests and issues should be submitted to the DPS IT Support Center. There are 3 ways for you to contact us for support:

  1. Visit https://itsupport.dpsnc.net
  2. Email ITSupport@dpsnc.net
  3. Call 919-560-3837

Daily Announcements–Monday, August 22, 2022

High School Basketball Club will meet afterschool on Thursday until 4:30 p.m. Sign up outside Mr. Cisternelli’s room.

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Wednesday, August 24 is a Teacher Workday and school will be closed for students.

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Attention all High School Students who are fans of poetry, public speaking, and performing. Poetry Out Loud will begin sign-ups today outside room 125. Sign-ups end August 26.

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Please join us for a parent/community meeting on August 30, at 7 p.m. via Zoom. We will discuss the process and timeline for selecting your new principal. We have emailed you a Zoom link and we have sent a survey link by email and posted it to the Creative Studies website. Please complete this survey to give input regarding the qualities you seek in Creative Studies’ next principal. The survey will be open through September 5th. 

Zoom Link: https://dpsnc.zoom.us/j/97730902468

Survey link: School of Creative Studies Principal Selection Stakeholder Survey 2022

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SCS students, staff and families: We need your help with selling concessions at Duke home football games!  The SCS PTSA will receive ~10% of all sales from our stand just for volunteering our time.  The money earned will go towards purchasing a new marquee sign for the school.

Staff, high school students 16 years and older, parents, and adult family friends are welcome to sign up to volunteer. NOTE: The high school minimum age of 16 is an update from what was communicated at curriculum night. We apologize for overlooking this detail with Duke’s specific age requirement and having to make this adjustment.

We still need several volunteers for the first game on Friday, September 2 from 5:30-9:30 pm. Please go to our SignUpGenius page to sign up! We will send all instructions and credentials for volunteering home with your student the day before the game.

As an added incentive, the first period class with the most sign-ups at the conclusion of the football season will get a pizza party!

Please contact parent Nathan Hester at audit@theptsa.com with any questions!

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All IT requests and issues should be submitted to the DPS IT Support Center. There are 3 ways for you to contact us for support:

  1. Visit https://itsupport.dpsnc.net
  2. Email ITSupport@dpsnc.net
  3. Call 919-560-3837

Weekly Message–August 22-26, 2022

Good Evening SCS Families. This is Ms. Price with your weekly message for the week of Aug 22, 2022. 

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School Pictures

–Senior Formal Tux/Drape Pictures–August 31

–School Pictures (All Grades–to be used in yearbook)–September 9

–Clubs/Grade Levels/Make-up Day–December 9

–Senior Cap & Gown–March 6 

Picture Envelopes with ordering information will be sent home prior to each date. 

Principal Search Input Meeting 

Please join us for a parent/community meeting on August 30, at 7 p.m. via Zoom. We will discuss the process and timeline for selecting your new principal. We have emailed you a Zoom link and we have sent a survey link by email and posted it to the Creative Studies website. Please complete this survey to give input regarding the qualities you seek in Creative Studies’ next principal. The survey will be open through September. 

Survey link: School of Creative Studies Principal Selection Stakeholder Survey 2022

Volunteer with SCS PTSA for Duke Concessions

SCS students, staff and families: We need your help with selling concessions at Duke home football games!  The SCS PTSA will receive ~10% of all sales from our stand just for volunteering our time.  The money earned will go towards purchasing a new marquee sign for the school.

Staff, high school students 16 years and older, parents, and adult family friends are welcome to sign up to volunteer. NOTE: The high school minimum age of 16 is an update from what was communicated at curriculum night. We apologize for overlooking this detail with Duke’s specific age requirement and having to make this adjustment.

We still need several volunteers for the first game on Friday, September 2 from 5:30-9:30 pm. Please go to our SignUpGenius page to sign up! We will send all instructions and credentials for volunteering home with your student the day before the game.

As an added incentive, the first period class with the most sign-ups at the conclusion of the football season will get a pizza party!

Please contact parent Nathan Hester at audit@theptsa.com with any questions!

Teacher Workday

Wednesday, August 24 will be a Teacher Workday and school is closed for students. 

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Always check our website, our Facebook page, and Twitter for frequent updates about what’s going on at SCS. 

Have a great evening from everyone at SCS where we practice the 4C’s–Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Community. 

Daily Announcements–Thursday, August 18, 2022

Attention all High School Students who are fans of poetry, public speaking, and performing. Poetry Out Loud will begin sign-ups today outside room 125. Sign-ups end August 26.

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Nintendo Switch Club Interest meeting is on Thursday, August 18 until 4:15 p.m. No console necessary, but highly recommended. High school and middle are both welcome. Any questions? See Bowman in Room 111.

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Middle Schoolers! Just a reminder that Kickball Club meets TODAY until 4:30. After dismissal, simply head to the 7th Grade Hall in Room 206 with Mr. Pearson-Hodge.

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Model UN Club will meet TODAY until 4:15 p.m. in room 215. Rides must be here promptly at 4:15 p.m.

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Did you hear!? The deadline for the kids’ Durham I Voted Sticker Contest has been extended to Friday, August 19! So, what are you waiting for? bit.ly/dcovotes-stickercontest

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SCS students, staff and families: We need your help with selling concessions at Duke home football games!  The SCS PTSA will receive ~10% of all sales from our stand just for volunteering our time.  The money earned will go towards purchasing a new marquee sign for the school.

Staff, high school students 16 years and older, parents, and adult family friends are welcome to sign up to volunteer. NOTE: The high school minimum age of 16 is an update from what was communicated at curriculum night. We apologize for overlooking this detail with Duke’s specific age requirement and having to make this adjustment.

We still need several volunteers for the first game on Friday, September 2 from 5:30-9:30 pm. Please go to our SignUpGenius page to sign up! We will send all instructions and credentials for volunteering home with your student the day before the game.

As an added incentive, the first period class with the most sign-ups at the conclusion of the football season will get a pizza party!

Please contact parent Nathan Hester at audit@theptsa.com with any questions!

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All IT requests and issues should be submitted to the DPS IT Support Center. There are 3 ways for you to contact us for support:

  1. Visit https://itsupport.dpsnc.net
  2. Email ITSupport@dpsnc.net
  3. Call 919-560-3837

Daily Announcements–Tuesday, August 16, 2022

High School Basketball Club will meet Tuesday until 4:30 p.m. in the gym. Sign up outside Mr. Cisternelli’s room.

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Our Curriculum Night and General PTSA Meeting are Tuesday, August 16 at 6:00 p.m.  Please make sure your parents have a copy of your schedule if you are not coming with them.

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Wednesday, August 17 is an Early Release Day. School will be dismissed for students at 1:20 p.m.

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High Schoolers—Are you interested in big world events? Do you like trying to solve world problems? Come join the Model UN Club! Where we will research, discuss and debate big world issues from the perspective of another nation. Sign up outside Mr. Cousins’ room. Space is limited to 20 people!

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Ms. Sims is excited to introduce to the SCS family and friends to an upcoming travel opportunity. What we’ll see & do—How to earn high school or college credit—Affordable payment options

Scotland/Ireland, South Africa, or Japan – if any of these destinations sound like your kind of place then sign up to receive the Zoom link! You will find the information flyers around the school. If you have any other questions, please contact Ms. Sims.      

https://dpsnc.zoom.us/j/99431528872?pwd=bmI2bDVpcU9hWGlUaFhXQUtHSXM4QT09

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Did you hear!? The deadline for the kids’ Durham I Voted Sticker Contest has been extended to Friday, August 19! So, what are you waiting for? bit.ly/dcovotes-stickercontest

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Are you a high schooler who loves SCS? Are you looking for a great way to fill your college resume? Apply to be a student ambassador by August 17. Applicants will be invited to interview and trainings for those selected will occur during lunch. Pick up a job description in the hallway or http://goo.gl/forms/DRBgHjj4HI 

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Rescheduled Senior Meetings are now complete. If you did not make your scheduled date and time, please email Ms. Settle to reschedule.

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All IT requests and issues should be submitted to the DPS IT Support Center. There are 3 ways for you to contact us for support:

  1. Visit https://itsupport.dpsnc.net
  2. Email ITSupport@dpsnc.net
  3. Call 919-560-3837