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Weekly news & updates
Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022 | Newsletter Archive | View as Webpage
Happy New Year and Welcome Back
I hope you had a relaxing and restorative break with your friends and family. STEM has at least three staff members who live in close proximity to the Marshall Fire and it is with great relief they are safe and spared from the devastation. Our hearts go out to families who suffered the loss of their homes as well as the tragedy of the loss of life.   

STEM has been closely monitoring the latest updates for the Omnicron variant. Governor Polis issued a public health announcement last week that was shared with the STEM administration and STEM board outlining the following:
  • Reduced quarantine or COVID positive student(s) to five days with continued mask wearing for an additional five days when back at school. 
  • If the student does not want to wear a mask in school after the five-day isolation period, they will need to remain in quarantine for an additional five days and access their learning remotely.
  • Click here to access the updated CDC guidelines. 

I want to extend a big Thank You to School Nurse Mallory Jimenez, RN, for her daily updates, advising parents of COVID-positive students, keeping administration informed and remaining responsive over our Winter Break.

Donate to STEMGives! Today!
Our goal is to raise $75,000 for STEM School Highlands Ranch by Friday, Jan. 14. 100% of funds raised from STEMGives! goes directly to the STEM PTO. The STEM PTO uses the funds to support students and teachers at STEM School Highlands Ranch. The funds will provide classroom enrichment through our teacher’s grants and help fund many other requests by your STEM School. Your contribution is not split with any fundraising vendors and you don’t have to help your children sell anything.

SCHOOL NEWS AND UPDATES
STEM Wide Events
  • Monday, Jan. 3 - No School - Professional Development Day
  • Tuesday, Jan. 4 (5:30-7 p.m.) - STEM Board of Director's Meeting (HS Commons)
  • Wednesday, Jan. 5 (10-11 a.m.) - Prospective Parent Tour
  • Wednesday, Jan. 5 (4:30-5:30 p.m.) - JV Boys' Basketball at DSST College View
  • Wednesday, Jan. 5 (6-7 p.m.) - Varsity Boys' Basketball at DSST College View
  • Friday, Jan. 7 (5-6 p.m.) - JV Boys' Basketball vs Windsor (Panorama)
  • Friday, Jan. 7 (5:30-7 p.m.) - Replication Parent Information Session (HS Commons)
  • Friday, Jan. 7 (6-7 p.m.) - Varsity Boys' Basketball vs. Windsor (HS Commons)

Click on the STEM Events Calendar to see everything that is happening at STEM. We've added Enrichment and Athletic Events to the calendar as well.

Click on the Elementary News and the Secondary News buttons to see what's happening at each school level.
Elementary News
In this week's Elementary News you can find information about:
  • Upcoming Events
  • COVID Testing Information (No-Sign-Up)
  • Checking Student Grades
  • More
Secondary News
In this week's Secondary News you can find information about:
  • Upcoming Events
  • COVID Testing (Sign-Up)
  • Checking on Student Grades
  • More
Sharing Our Good News
In this week's Sharing Our Good News you can find:
  • Congratulations to High School BEST Robotics
  • NYLF Medical Program - STEM Student Recognition
  • Cyber Patriots STATE
  • More
Volunteers & Donations
Each week we update our Parent "Get Involved" page of our website with new volunteer and donation opportunities:
  • Student Government Hot Chocolate Donations
  • Vision and Hearing Volunteers
  • Business Professional Volunteers
  • More
Spartan Athletics
Click here to see the latest Spartan Athletics News. Click on each sport to see updates from the coaching staff/student-athletes.
STEM PTO
Click here to read this week's STEM PTO Newsletter. In this week's edition, you'll find information about:
  • STEM Gives Campaign
  • Membership Tool Kit Information
  • Be a part of PTO
  • Fundraising:
  • Mabel's Labels
  • King Soopers
  • Milk Caps for Moola
  • Box Tops for Education
Walking the Beat! With Deputy Gabe
Click here to read this week's entry from Deputy Gabe Uribe's "Walking the Beat" Newsletter for the 2021-22 School Year. Each week Deputy Gabe shares some helpful tips, reminders and insights from a safety perspective. You can also access last year's version via the same link.
STEM Center for Strength
The STEM Center for Strength is open to all STEM community members, students, staff and families who were impacted by the events of May 7. Click here to view the December Newsletter. Click here to subscribe to the Center for Strength Newsletter. Click here to visit the Center for Strength.

Click here for a Self Care Flier.
STEM Social and Emotional Support
Students, families and staff have access to a variety of emotional and mental health supports. In addition to resources, you can see upcoming events from DCSD and more.

Click here to access STEM's Social and Emotional Supports Resources page.
THE FOUNDATION FOR DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOLS
The Foundation for Douglas County Schools is a 501(c)(3) non-profit which works with corporations and organizations to develop private resources to enrich education within Douglas County schools for the fulfillment of lifelong learning experiences of our students, citizens and community. Visit the website.