Thursday, October 22, 2015

Superintendent Tweets School Celebrations After Visiting
Dr. Fagen tweeted several school celebrations after visiting Gold Rush this week.  She highlighted students' ability to apply their learning in real world scenarios and understand essential concepts at deeper levels.

Halloween Events: Costumes, Parties & Parade Route
Halloween is just around the corner and children are asking how we will celebrate at Gold Rush.  Listed below is information regarding appropriate costumes, classroom parties, the parade route and directions for those who do not wish to participate.
We want students to be creative and have fun with their costumes, but safety is our number one priority.  Please adhere to the following guidelines when choosing a costume:

1.     Students may come dressed in a costume, but they must be able to change into school clothes at 10:30.
2.     Costumes may not be demeaning or offensive.
3.     The following will not be allowed:
                                • Face make-up
                                • Depiction of blood or guts
                                • Racist or promiscuous dress
                                • Weapons (swords, guns, scythes)

Halloween parties are “breakfast parties.” They are scheduled the first hour of the school day (9:15- 10:15AM).  It is recommended that party treats be balanced and nutritious with limited sweets.  Our school parade will begin at 10:15 and conclude at 10:30.  Please see the parade route below. 

Parents can choose to not have their child participate in Halloween activities.  Regular classroom activities will resume at 10:30.  Students who return to school at this time will receive an excused absence. 

Safety Tips & Reminders
·      Cross only at the cross walk when dropping off /picking up your child.
·      Make sure that your child is dressed appropriately for the changing weather.

Legend High School Hosts Halloween Activities
Legend High School is hosting a free Halloween event for families on Thursday, October 29,th from 5:00-7:30 PM.  

Upcoming Events
·      October 29 – Safe Trick or Treat @ Legend High School
·      October 30 – Halloween Party and Parade 9:15-10:30
·      November 1 – DCSD Community Event with the Avalanche
·      November 3 – No School: Teacher Professional Development Day
·      November 4 – SAC Meeting @ 5:00-6:30 PM. Click here for the agenda.

·      November 9-13 – Book Fair

Upcoming Parent University Classes
·      October 28 - An Evening with Bertie Kingore @ 6:30PM-7:30PM
·      November 5 -  Drug and Alcohol Abuse @ 7PM              
·      November 5 - Use of Appropriate and Consistent Discipline @ 6:30PM
·      November 12 - School Choice Fair @ 6PM-8PM    
·      November 18 - Suicide Awareness Wednesday @ 1PM  

To register, simply go to and click “Enroll Today.” Use your parent portal login credentials to sign in and begin your search for classes.