Winter Break December 18 thru January 5

January 6 - Remote Learning Begins

January 19 - In Person Learning
(unless CDPHE Dial is Level Purple)

  Peak Families,
WOW! I can't believe the end of the first semester is here and want to thank you all of your amazing support during this crazy school year! We have truly made the most of this challenge as a school community and we look forward to the great opportunities that a new year will bring us in 2021!

Here is the most important information about surveys, enrollment planning, and future Peak options:
1) Please, please, please take the Family School Partnership Survey at the link below:**A/AAAAAQA*/RgRhvj4SP0QyaHR0cHM6Ly9zdXJ2ZXkuYWxjaGVtZXIuY29tL3MzLzU5Njg3NjQvRlNQLTIwMjAtMjFXB3NjaG9vbG1CCl_akgrdX3Z2JmtSI21lbGlzc2EuYnVzdGFtYW50ZUBqZWZmY28uazEyLmNvLnVzWAQAAAAB__;fn5-!!Bj3pJzH8i9PN1EsMi1am!lxVxBccwXmzXuQkPHppeNtSMiBB1YCDF7TC5dnSvuvwrd4A3G_sCTN8SyYHBvPP_M8-Ib3t5gNtsP1J4$

It should only take 5-7 minutes or so and this is one of the ways JeffCO evaluates our services to you as a member of our school community. Please take note of the two column approach to the survey and give feedback as accurately as possible for both in person and remote learning. We will use this feedback to help us design programing and necessary supports going into the second semester.

2) Enrollment for next year!! JeffCO's 1st round choice enrollment is here and we already have over 100+ new applicants for our school at all different grade levels. If you are planning to have your students return to Peak next year, PLEASE let us know so that we offer available spots to families who are applying to get into Peak.

ALL grade levels are open, so spread the word! We want to open additional classrooms at 3rd-5th grade next year if there are at least 20+ students enrolled in each class. We are in the process of evaluating a K-8 model, however for right now we do not have an open 6th grade class option. I will update you if that changes at any point in the enrollment window.

Make sure to login to EnrollJeffco to enroll your child for the 2021-22 school year. You will need to log in to the EnrollJeffco system using your Jeffco Connect username and password.  If you have a new student who will be starting school for the first time next year, please add them to your current Jeffco Connect account. You may do so by logging in to Jeffco Connect and clicking the “add a new student” button at the top and then completing the student set-up process.  Enroll or Apply – NO LATER THAN MIDNIGHT ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15! Follow the prompts in the EnrollJeffco system to let us know your student’s plans for which school they will attend next year.

3) JeffCO announced the return to in-person learning this morning if we do not move into the "purple" zone of the public health dial. This means that you will have a choice to have students possibly return to in person learning here at Peak on Tuesday January 19th. Our first official day of school after break is Wednesday January 6th - Remote Only synchronous learning, Thursday synchronous learning, Friday asynchronous learning (our normal remote learning schedule).
To clearly communicate your choice, we will send out a survey the week of January 4th and will need it completed no later than January 8th letting us know your choice of returning to in person or remaining remote.

4) We had a School Accountability/PTA meeting in the first week of December where we discussed the future of Peak Expeditionary School at Pennington. We discussed the possibility of changing our school designation from "neighborhood" to "option" or "innovation status". We are discussing this because of the pro's and con's that each choice has related to school freedom/autonomy, finances, and equitable enrollment to maintain diversity in our school community. If you would like to learn more about these school designations, please check out the document we created at the link below:**A/AAAAAQA*/RgRhvj4SP0RgaHR0cHM6Ly9kb2NzLmdvb2dsZS5jb20vZG9jdW1lbnQvZC8xMVl0ZjZfVUVZcGZ4dnlqOEtkbGV3dlJqNm1lYndLWlNKcTYzRGV3anBPUS9lZGl0P3VzcD1zaGFyaW5nVwdzY2hvb2xtQgpf2pIK3V92diZrUiNtZWxpc3NhLmJ1c3RhbWFudGVAamVmZmNvLmsxMi5jby51c1gEAAAAAQ**A__;fn5-fn4!!Bj3pJzH8i9PN1EsMi1am!lxVxBccwXmzXuQkPHppeNtSMiBB1YCDF7TC5dnSvuvwrd4A3G_sCTN8SyYHBvPP_M8-Ib3t5gL6SIL9W$

I will send out a very important school wide survey in January with even more information on our future options at Peak.

Finally, from all of our CREW here at Peak we wish you and your family the absolute best this holiday season! We empathize with the many challenges you have overcome this school year and hope this break brings a little rest, relaxation, and joy! Here is a final fun video announcement I sent out to our kids today, but it really is for everyone in our amazing school community.  We love you and can't wait to see everyone in the new year!

Mr. Tim's Holiday Announcement Video:**A/AAAAAQA*/RgRhvj4SP0QxaHR0cHM6Ly93d3cueW91dHViZS5jb20vd2F0Y2g_dj1DcEFGYkFOb21YMCZ0PTE1c1cHc2Nob29sbUIKX9qSCt1fdnYma1IjbWVsaXNzYS5idXN0YW1hbnRlQGplZmZjby5rMTIuY28udXNYBAAAAAE*__;fn5-fg!!Bj3pJzH8i9PN1EsMi1am!lxVxBccwXmzXuQkPHppeNtSMiBB1YCDF7TC5dnSvuvwrd4A3G_sCTN8SyYHBvPP_M8-Ib3t5gMD18DNi$

Make it a great break!

Mr. Tim Carlin
Principal of Fun
Peak Expeditionary School
at Pennington

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