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September 18, 2020 Volume 6, Issue 1 Principal’s Message Jaguar Parents and Students~ WELCOME BACK RETURNING AND NEW JAGUARS! This year promises to be interesting and non-traditional. We learned a great deal in the way we ended last year and are committed to ensuring the best for our students. The Class of 2021 and future graduating classes will be challenged with maintaining the successful graduation rates of past graduating classes while adapting to what modern-day high school looks like. To achieve this, our student’s success is predicated on students living the DPHS Core Values. The Desert Pines Core Values are: Loyalty, Determination, Community, Kindness, Perseverance, Honesty, and Growth. I have been privileged to be the Principal of Desert Pines High School since 2015. The ability to serve our community and our students is an honor and I am humbled to be a part of your child’s lives! It is apparent that the traditions, pride, and spirit, which resonate throughout this school, make being a Jaguar remarkable. To keep parents informed, Desert Pines High School will communicate with parents through ParentLink messaging, the Desert Pines High School website (https://www.desertpineshs.org/), and Infinite Campus. Please make sure you have access to the Infinite Campus Parent Portal (http://ccsd.net/parents/infinite- campus.php). If you need assistance with your Infinite Campus Portal account please email the Registrar at [email protected] or call (702) 799-2196, ext. 4065. The end of the first grading period is Friday, October 9, 2020. Make sure you are checking Infinite Campus to know how your child is doing in school. As a reminder, although we are not starting the year on campus, we will continue to be on a BLOCK SCHEDULE. Students will be enrolled in 8 classes and will be taking 4 INSIDE THIS ISSUE Principal’s Message 1 Keeping Up With Counseling 2 Everything Magnet and CTE 2 Sports, Sports, Sports! 3 More Sports 4 What’s New with Curriculum? 4 Opening of School 5 DP Highlights 6 Attendance Updates 7 Important Dates 7 By Isaac Stein classes per day (on a rotating basis – “A” days and “B” days). On Wednesdays, students will have the opportunity to work with all 8 of their teachers. Additionally, please continuously monitor Infinite Campus regarding your student’s progress in all classes and discuss the expectation that your student works with their teachers to ensure all work/assignments are completed. Attending school online every day and working effectively with teachers is expected, please ensure your student attends their online classes daily. Your support regarding attendance is essential to develop positive working habits to ensure our student’s success, both in school and in the workforce. We are looking forward to an AMAZING YEAR and increasing the GRADUATION RATE at Desert Pines High School! All my best, Mr. Isaac Stein Desert Pines High School, 3800 E. Harris Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89110 Website: www.desertpineshs.org Phone: 702-799-2196
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Page 1: Phone: 702-799-2196 Principal’s Message NSIDE HIS SSUE...September 18, 2020 Volume 6, Issue 1 Principal’s Message Jaguar Parents and Students~ WELCOME BACK RETURNING AND NEW JAGUARS!

September 18, 2020

Volume 6, I ssue 1

Principal’s Message

Jaguar Parents and Students~

WELCOME BACK RETURNING AND NEW JAGUARS! This year

promises to be interesting and non-traditional. We learned

a great deal in the way we ended last year and are

committed to ensuring the best for our students.

The Class of 2021 and future graduating classes will be

challenged with maintaining the successful graduation

rates of past graduating classes while adapting to what

modern-day high school looks like. To achieve this, our

student’s success is predicated on students living the DPHS

Core Values. The Desert Pines Core Values are: Loyalty,

Determination, Community, Kindness, Perseverance,

Honesty, and Growth.

I have been privileged to be the Principal of Desert Pines

High School since 2015. The ability to serve our

community and our students is an honor and I am humbled

to be a part of your child’s lives! It is apparent that the

traditions, pride, and spirit, which resonate throughout this

school, make being a Jaguar remarkable.

To keep parents informed, Desert Pines High School will

communicate with parents through ParentLink messaging,

the Desert Pines High School website

(https://www.desertpineshs.org/), and Infinite Campus.

Please make sure you have access to the Infinite Campus

Parent Portal (http://ccsd.net/parents/infinite-

campus.php). If you need assistance with your Infinite

Campus Portal account please email the Registrar at

[email protected] or call (702) 799-2196, ext. 4065.

The end of the first grading period is Friday, October 9,

2020. Make sure you are checking Infinite Campus to

know how your child is doing in school.

As a reminder, although we are not starting the year on

campus, we will continue to be on a BLOCK SCHEDULE.

Students will be enrolled in 8 classes and will be taking 4

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

Principal’s Message 1

Keeping Up With Counseling 2

Everything Magnet and CTE 2

Sports, Sports, Sports! 3

More Sports 4

What’s New with Curriculum? 4

Opening of School 5

DP Highlights 6

Attendance Updates 7

Important Dates 7

By Isaac Stein

classes per day (on a rotating basis – “A” days and “B” days).

On Wednesdays, students will have the opportunity to work

with all 8 of their teachers. Additionally, please continuously

monitor Infinite Campus regarding your student’s progress in

all classes and discuss the expectation that your student

works with their teachers to ensure all work/assignments are

completed.

Attending school online every day and working effectively

with teachers is expected, please ensure your student attends

their online classes daily. Your support regarding attendance

is essential to develop positive working habits to ensure our

student’s success, both in school and in the workforce.

We are looking forward to an AMAZING YEAR and increasing

the GRADUATION RATE at Desert Pines High School!

All my best,

Mr. Isaac Stein

Desert Pines High School, 3800 E. Harris Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89110 Website: www.desertpineshs.org Phone: 702-799-2196

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JagWire Newsletter

Alpha Assignment Counselor Extension EMAIL A - B Mr. Limbrick Ext 4303 [email protected]

C - Dn Ms. Hernandez Ext 4302 [email protected]

Do - Gt Ms. Stefanski Ext 4307 [email protected]

Gu - Ln Ms. Aspengren Ext 4301 [email protected]

Lo - M Ms. Korth Ext 4308 [email protected]

N - Ri Mr. Abid Ext 4304 [email protected]

Rj -S Mr. Parker Ext 4305 [email protected]

T – Z Ms. Matoza Ext4306 [email protected]

Counselors’ Secretary Ms. Stokes Ext 4300 [email protected]

MAGNET RECRUITING STARTS OCTOBER 5TH

We are excited to announce that the online applications

for the 2021-2022 school year will open on Monday,

October 5, 2020. We have seven great magnet programs

that students can join:

Animation

Culinary Arts

Marketing

Medical

Photography

Radio Production

Video Production

We invite all interested current 8th and 9th graders and

their families to visit the Magnet Section of our website

desertpineshs.org to find out more information about our award-winning Magnet programs.

Everything Magnet and CTE

GOOD NEWS!

Applications for our Magnet Programs

for the 2021-22 school year will open

online on Monday, October 5th!

To apply go to: http://magnet.ccsd.net

By Laura Denue

Keeping Up With Counseling By Laura Denue

Welcome back to the 2020-2021 school year. We are looking forward to a very exciting and

productive year. Here is a list of our counselors and their assignments:

More Counseling information can also be found on the DPHS website at

www.desertpineshs.org - Counseling Tab

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With the school year starting virtually for all CCSD students, athletics has been moved to the second semester.

The Winter Sports Season will start January 2. As of now, sports teams cannot practice on school district

property, so intramurals/practices cannot be held at Desert Pines. But all athletes are encouraged to complete

their registration on Register My Athlete.com(RMA). Returning athletes can now use last year's physicals as

long as they fill out Form E.

UPDATED SPORTS SCHEDULE: * Winter Season Sports (6 competitive weeks): Practice begins Saturday, January 2, 2021

First contest may be held Friday, January 15, 2021. Last contest Saturday, February 20,

2021

* Fall Season Sports (6 competitive weeks): Practice begins Saturday, February 20, 2021 (all

sports except Football) Practice begins Saturday, February 13, 2021 (Football) First contest

may be held Friday, March 5, 2021. Last contest Saturday, April 10, 2021.

* Spring Season Sports (6 competitive weeks): Practice begins Saturday, April 3, 2021 First

contest may be held Friday, April 16, 2021. Last contest Saturday, May 22, 2021.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR RETURNING ATHLETES: All athletes need to turn in:

A. Athletic Physicals

1. Returning athletes will not need a new physical if they turned one in last school year. But students

will need to complete Form E(attached) and hand that form into to the athletic office or take a picture and

email it to Mr. Zakos.

B. Authorization and Release Form

1. Must be signed and handed into the athletic office.

C. 2 proofs of address

1. Utilities tied to the address (i.e. gas, electric, trash, sewage, lease, mortgage, parent/guardian ID)

2. Can take a picture and email it to Mr. Zakos

3. An athlete's address must match your address in RMA and Infinite Campus.

D. Pay $25 athletic fee.

1. Can Be paid online - Preferred method –

on RMA (credit/debit card)

2. Or with Cash - once campus fully opens.

Sports, Sports, Sports!!! By Adam Zakos

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JagWire Newsletter

What’s New with Curriculum?

More Sports By Adam Zakos

Also, we have many Wrap-Around and mental

Health services for students to access though our

website. Go to desertpineshs.org and look for the

“Community Supports and Mental Health &

Wellness” tab so you can learn more about the

many programs available, including …

► Communities in Schools

► JAG Nevada

► Gear-Up

► UNLV Talent Search

► UNLV Upward Bound

► Career Center

By Laura Denue

Greetings from the Curriculum Office.

Students will be having their schedules adjusted

as the last round of schedule changes are

completed. Progress reports were posted on

Infinite Campus the second week of September.

Parents and students please make sure you are

checking Infinite Campus for the latest grades

and most up to date attendance information. The

first Quarter ends on October 9th, so students

please make sure you are getting all of your work

turned in.

Looking to Join? For all of you looking to join a sports, below is a list of current coach contact information …

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Welcome to the 20-21 School Year, Jaguar style …

Opening of School By Laura Denue

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JagWire Newsletter

Here’s what Distance Education

looks like at DPHS ….

DP Highlights By Laura Denue

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Attendance Updates IMPORTANT DATES

Friday, October 9th

End of 1st Quarter

Friday, October 30th

NO SCHOOL Nevada Day Holiday

Saturday, October 31st

Tuesday, November 3rd

NO SCHOOL Election Day

Monday, November 11th

NO SCHOOL Veterans Day Holiday

By Lucas Leavitt

The sun rises over the Desert Pines High School

quad as a new day of Distance Education dawns …