Important Office Updates
Due to COVID, We will only have TWO entrances into the school.
- Elementary Students will use the Elementary Entrance
- ALL Secondary Students will use the Main Entrance on the Middle School Side
No Visitors or Volunteer will be allowed into the school until further notice. Click here for our "Did you know" document.
This year school pictures will take place the week of August 24 - 27. (Elementary will be on the 25th & 26th) Here are the options; It will be up to the parents to inform their student of which option:
- Student pictures from last year can be used for this year - no action needed. This image will be used for the yearbook as well.
- Students can have a new photo taken. The schedule will be:
- Elementary students will go in small groups with their homeroom teacher on their cohort day (Tuesday or Wednesday).
- Secondary students will go in small groups during their study hall (M/T, or W/Th)
- If a student does NOT have a study hall, they can get their photo during their lunch break, or make an appointment at the photographer's studio.
Students may make an appointment to have a photo taken at our photographer's studio. DR Photo - 8110 W Brandon Dr, Littleton, CO 80125
Click here to set an appointment
Click here is a link to purchase picture packages
*Due to COVID 19, no visitors or volunteers are allowed in the building at this time. Volunteer requirements will be adjusted as needed. If you are making a donation, please keep track of your donated items for the time being until we provide additional instructions on how to log your hours.
- Upcoming Opportunities
Driveline still needs volunteers, click here to sign up.
Donation items are still needed, click here to view.
- New or gently-used third-grade-reading-level books are needed. Please bring to the Elementary School Office labeled Ms Martin (Third Grade). Email Ms Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
For more opportunities, click here.
After-School Care Update
Despite previous communication that we will offer our normal after-school care program for middle/high school students, we are currently unable to offer this program for the next two weeks. This program would usually take place from 2:55 to 6 p.m. but will not be available. Unfortunately, due to an inability to hire for this position, we are unable to provide supervision for this program. We currently have (and have had) the position open and posted and hope to fill it as soon as possible. We know this is a critical need for many families, and we are continuing to seek out options to offer the program. We are still able to offer Before School Care from 7-7:30 a.m, Monday through Thursday.
PikMyKid App Update
Parent and student information should be available by Sunday, Aug. 23 in the PikMyKid App. If you were a parent that was part of the pilot program last school year with PikMyKid, you may need to update your information in the PikMyKid App. Your login information should still be the same.
For new families using PikMyKid, you will need to set up an account with PikMyKid when you download the App, if you have not already done so over the last few weeks. Once you have created your account and followed all the steps, if you are still having difficulty, please email email@example.com for specific support. You can also use the help feature inside the App.
Please note: To assist expediting the data import from STEM into PikMyKid, only the primary contact for each student was imported. Additional parents and users can be added during the registration process. It will take some additional time for verification. For further questions, reference this helpful PDF.
Meals for Hybrid and Virtual Learners from DCSD
DCSD is offering families the opportunity to order meals for Nutrition Services for Hybrid Students (when they are virtual) or 100% Virtual/Online Learners. Please click here to complete the sign-up form. A pick-up location will be available for the parent to choose. Please note STEM is not listed as a pick-up location. Parents are able to choose any other school on the list as their pick up site.
- 3 day lunch bags with 5 breakfast
- 3 day lunch only bags
- 5 day breakfast and 5 lunch bags
All meal orders payments will be processed by our kitchen managers through the students' lunch accounts for all regularly paying students. All free and reduced students' meals are free.
Elementary Morning Check-In and Tardy Updates
The morning bell for Elementary students rings at 7:30 a.m. Teachers will pick up students from driveline and walk them to their classes at this time. Any students that arrive between 7:40-7:45 a.m. will receive a tardy slip when they enter and will give that to their teachers when they get to the classroom.
Any student that arrives at 7:45 a.m. or later will need to be accompanied into the building by their parent/guardian and be signed-in using the new computer check-in system, using either the student's ID or name.
- Elementary Yearbooks will be available in the Elementary Front Office starting on Monday, Aug. 24.
Secondary Yearbooks: People who have yet to purchase their yearbooks from the 2019-2020 school year still can through www.yearbookforever.com. Just search for STEM School Highlands Ranch!
Senior Photo Information
The last date to submit a senior picture for the yearbook is October 30, 2020. Aaron Guggenheim (firstname.lastname@example.org) is our new Yearbook Advisor.
Parents of 7th & 8th Graders, Sign Up for PSAT!
STEM School Highlands Ranch will be offering all of our students in grades 7 & 8 the opportunity to take the PSAT for FREE on October 6 or 8. We are committed to helping each student achieve his or her best, and that includes giving students an opportunity to practice exams prior to the college admissions process, as well an ensuring students are given opportunities to truly show what they know by taking off-level assessments that capture students' true abilities. Find additional information on the benefits of taking the PSAT at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-8-9/k12-educators/overview
. Click here to sign-up by August 31.
Registration for some enrichment programs is now available on the Enrichment Site! Many programs have not been posted yet - thank you for your patience as we work with returning teachers on new plans around this Fall's schedule and regulations.
Elementary - Hip Hop: There are two options for you to join us this Fall! In person or online! Click HERE to learn more.
Miss Elementary Back-to-School Night Webinars?
Click here to see the Back-to-School Night Webinars from our Elementary School Grade-Level teams.
Secondary Back-to-School Night Information
Due to the logistical constraints COVID presents for our Secondary families and staff, we will plan to create an asynchronous back to school night for 6th-12th grade students. This event will be ready for families no later than September 11. Please contact Dan Hoffman (email@example.com) with any questions that come up for you.