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DCSD Express Check-in and Student Enrollment Fees

Express Check-in is an online application that all families, new and current, use to verify their student's contact and household information and to complete district required forms before each new school year.

Enrollment fees for students are due by 8/10/2018. Please pay enrollment fees through Express Checkin or through Revtrak. Enrollment Fees that are not paid by 8/10/2018 will be assessed a $25.00 late fee after 8/10/2018. Pay early and save! Fees for AP testing, courses, and lockers will be assigned after schedules have been released.

STEM Student Check-in

There will be NO "physical" STUDENT CHECK-IN as there has been in the past. Everything will be done electronically. Student schedules will be posted in the Infinite Campus portal after 5pm on Friday 7/27. All parents should receive  an email on August 1 with important forms and information regarding the beginning of the school year, including Driveline info.

For more information regarding current student check-in, visit our website: Enrollment/Current Students.
New to Douglas County School District or STEM?

If you are new the Douglas County School District, please make sure you received an email generated from DCSD ( noreply@dcsdk12.org) instructing you to set up your new Infinite Campus Parent Portal. 

This very important email will give you step-by-step directions in setting-up your portal, connecting you with STEM, carpooling, Express Check-In, your child's upcoming schedule, attendance, fees, and more. 

It is imperative that all families are set up in the portal system.

If you are new to STEM but not new to Douglas County you will see that your existing portal account should have switched over to STEM between  July 1st-4th. Please let us know if you have questions, please email: info@stemk12.org and we will get back to you promptly.
When will Students Get Their Schedules?

Schedules are coming!  Look for your schedule via the Infinite Campus parent/student portal after 5 pm on Friday, July 27.
Laptop Recommendations

Laptops are required for 5th grade, middle and high school students. For STEM laptop r ecommendations, please click here.


ONE IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Our new wireless structure will require that all computers connect to a 5GhZ radio. This may impact students with older computers.  

Most newer devices already have a wireless card installed that connects to a 5GhZ radio. 

If your computer is older or does not connect to 5GhZ radio, you will have to purchase a WIFI dongle online or at any tech retailer starting at about $10. Search for "WiFI Dongle 5 GHz."  There should be a lot of options!

Schoology Replaces Canvas

You may remember that this school year we will be using Schoology as our learning management system. 

The IT team will start adding parent and student accounts into Schoology in July. When you receive an email from Schoology, you can use the credentials in the e-mail to access your new account.

In addition, here are resources that may be helpful:
Link here for the full letter describing Schoology that went out to all families at the end of last school year.
Calendars, Bell Schedules and More! 
Please NOTE.  On the "All School Calendar," you are able to click on areas of interest such as Athletics, Enrichment, Student Support, etc. Also, we've tried to make sure that all information you will need for each event listing such as time, place and sign-up information is included with calendar listing. If for some reason you have a question about an event or happening please reach out to the contact person on the calendar listing or communications@stemk12.org.

Below are a few dates to mark down now!
Spartan Launch - New Student Orientation

New to STEM? Mark your calendars for Spartan Launch on August 6th. Spartan Launch is our new student orientation. There will be two sessions on this day:
  • 9-11 a.m. - 6th - 12th grade and K - 2nd grade
  • 12-2 p.m. - 3rd - 5th grade and 6th - 12th grade
Spartan Launch is for new students only (no parents please). Please drop off your children at their respective school offices.
Fun from STEM PTO

Pirates Cove - Monday, July 30 at 6 pm


Pirates Cove - Monday, July 30 6 pm
Join STEM PTO and whole STEM community for our annual Pirate's Cove Back to School Night. This event is open only to STEM families as we take over the water park for two hours. New Families and Current Families who have logged their required volunteer hours receive a special discount price. Let's "Kick Start" the new school year right!

Visit the PTO  website for more information and to purchase tickets.

STEM Blast Off 5k Run/Walk & Family Social
September 9, 2018 11:30am to 2:30pm


Blast Off 5k Run/Walk
Enjoy the cool morning air as we run through Redstone Park. Starting at 9:30 am, the course is family-friendly yet challenging enough for a professional. This race will be timed and winners will be announced at the end. All proceeds benefit the athletics department. For more information, please contact  Stef EvilsizerClick here for more information and to get your Early Registration Discount.  

STEM BLAST OFF Family Social
Blast Off Family Social Sponsored by the STEM PTO will be directly following the race, stick around and enjoy three hours of amazing fun. The family social is open for all K through 12 families and is a free event sponsored by the PTO. We look forward to kicking off the 2018-2019 school year together with fun inflatable's, food trucks, bake sale and Outdoor STEM activities. 
Please email us at  eventSTEMPTO@gmail.com to join the committee. It's a great way to get involved!
Click here for more information and to learn about how to sponsor this event. 

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Elementary Back-to-School Night 

Back-to-school night is an opportunity for all Elementary parents to meet their student's teacher and learn about the ins and outs of the classroom.  Our teachers and leadership team can't wait to meet you!

There will be two sessions available for you to attend on August 14th.
You may attend either session. If you have students in multiple Elementary grades, we welcome you to attend both sessions.
  • Session 1: Leadership team welcome from 5-5:15 p.mClassroom orientation 5:15-6 p.m. 
  • Session 2: Leadership team welcome from 6-6:15 p.mClassroom orientation 6:15-7 p.m. 
Please park outside the Elementary school and enter through the main Elementary doors.
"Welcome to Elementary" Night - August 6

New families, join teachers, staff, and other parents to learn more about STEM Elementary from  5:00 - 6:00pm on August 6th. Doors open at 5:00pm in the elementary entrance.
Back-to-School Supplies

Find the list of supplies for Elementary students here.
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Locker Assignments

Lockers are still being assigned for Middle and High School students!  If you are interested in renting a locker, please click here   to put your student's name on the locker waitlist.

Lockers will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. The fee for a locker will be $5.00. 

If your student receives a locker, the fee will be appear in fees within your Express Check account.  Students who have paid the fee, will receive their locker number and combination via email to student and parent. 
Middle/High School Back-to-school Nights

We look forward to Back-to-School Nights for secondary students and families! Middle School Back-to-school night is August 15th from 5 - 7:30 p.m. and High School Back-to-school night is August 16th from 5 - 7:30 p.m. This night is for students to introduce their parents to their teachers and visit classrooms.
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Soccer Season is Just Around the Corner

High School boys, mark your calendars for the first practice of the fall season, August 13 at Fort Logan.  This is the same location and fields as last season. Official tryouts start August 15 and 16. You will be notified of your team (JV or Varsity) the following Monday.  All required forms and payments must be turned in by the last day of tryouts so that players can continue to practice or play in games. 

You can pick up forms on Coach Harper's desk in room 107 in the middle school, or you can find these forms online

Players must have an athletic physical before the end of tryouts. Our first game is against Mullen on the August 31 at Mullen High School and both JV and Varsity will play at the same time. 

We are lucky to have with us this year Mr. McCall, who will be sharing the head coaching position with Coach Harper and who is also our team physician. Also returning this year is our fitness and skills coach, Mr. Ryan.

Check your emails for more details about the Fall season. Please email Lauren Harper if you have any questions.
Don't Forget to Sign-Up for Cross Country!

Cross Country season begins in less than a month. Don't forget to sign-up by emailing Coach Huntington so that your name is added to the Google drive.

Get those sneakers laced up and ready for practice!




Middle/High School Back-to-school Nights

We look forward to Back-to-School Nights for secondary students and families! Middle School Back-to-school night is August 15th from 5 - 7:30 p.m. and High School Back-to-school night is August 16th from 5 - 7:30 p.m. This night is for students to introduce their parents to their teachers and visit classrooms.
Locker Assignments

Lockers are still being assigned!  If you are interested in renting a locker, please click here   to put your student's name on the locker waitlist.

Lockers will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. The fee for a locker will be $5.00. 

If your student receives a locker, the fee will be appear in the fee section of your Express Check-in portal. Students that have paid the fee, will receive their locker number and combination via email to student and parent. 
Parking Pass Sign Up

We have a limited number of parking spaces available for students.  A first-round of parking passes were assigned this week, with seniors given priority. All additional students who would like to add their names to the wait list will be issued a pass on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Students in grades 10-12, with a valid driver license may still add their names to the wait list.  Click here  to get your name on the list. We will notify students on a rolling basis as more passes are assigned.

Payment will be made through Express Check-In on the parent portal. The student will be required to show a driver's license to pick up the parking pass and payment must be made by the due date of 8/10/2018.

Students may pick up their passes in the high school office beginning Monday, August 6.
Class of 2019, Buy Your Yearbook Today


Find important yearbook dates and deadlines here. Click here for info on how to purchase your yearbook.


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