It’s time to rebuild, reimagine, and rediscover D11!
As the area’s central city school district, D11 is addressing current building maintenance challenges to provide equitable learning opportunities for future generations of children. Hear about how these innovative plans will help improve West Elementary, along with all other D11 schools, and how our future depends on your support.
Join us for a virtual West Elementary community meeting, Thursday, May 13th at 5 pm. We look forward to seeing you there!
D11's End of School Year 2020-21 Message
To say this school year has been incredibly challenging for students, families, and school staff is an understatement. For teachers, this year has been an overwhelmingly long journey that has proven to be hard, but also transformational. As we celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 3-7, we know our educators have fought hard to keep kids engaged and up to grade level with academics. However, in true educator spirit, they’ve also worked to help students with social emotional challenges, food insecurity, and technology access for remote learning. As we approach the end of this school year, Colorado Springs School District 11 would like to send a heartfelt thanks to all of our educators. Be sure to #ThankAD11Teacher! Additionally, we want to share our congratulations to the Class of 2021! To our graduating seniors, we know life holds many opportunities for you. We hope your journey to success is exciting and filled with pleasant surprises. For our continuing fifth and eighth grade students, your next move to middle and high school will be memorable and filled with new opportunities. We wish the #D11Classof2021 success, happiness, and opportunity as you spread your wings and fly!
What Helps Me? Source of Strength video!
The Sources of Strength team shares some personal stories of what strengths help them when dealing with the big three emotions – anger, anxiety/worry, and depression or feeling sad or down. Everyone struggles with at least one of these emotions. Check out what some of our students and teachers share by clicking the link. What Helps Me?
Academic and Facilities Master Plan
In D11, we are listening to our community to learn more about what they envision for our schools today and for many years into the future. In 2020 District 11 adopted a new strategic plan focused on equity and inclusion for all students. Now, D11 will align our long-term academic pathways, facility plans, and the District’s strategic plan to ensure every student has access to a world-class education. Imagine quality neighborhood schools, distinctive magnet schools, aligned program pathways, and premier career and technical education options, all offered with equitable access to every student, no matter the transportation or logistical obstacles. We are making all of these things a reality as we inspire every mind. Be a part of this incredible journey by visiting www.d11.org/rebuilding and www.d11.org/amp to learn more.
The Board of Education has approved a change in the procedures for snow days. Snow days will be one of two designations:
1: E-learning days. This will be asynchronous learning by students with staff posting assignments for students to complete for the day.
2: Traditional snow day with no student work.
The specific designation will be relayed to news outlets, as well as posted in the D11 loop app as well as dispersed to the D11 community.
5:15 PM - 6:00 PM 5th Grade Promotion
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Kindergarten Promotion
May 25, 2021
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM 8th Grade Continuation "Cruise the Block"
May 26, 2021
May 27, 2021
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM Middle School Chromebook returns for remote learners
25 N. 20th St. (Elementary)
1920 W. Pikes Peak Ave (Middle School)
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904
719-328-3900 (Middle School)
We want to share our congratulations to the Class of 2021! To our graduating seniors, we know life holds many opportunities for you. We hope your journey to success is exciting and filled with pleasant surprises. For our continuing fifth and eighth grade students, your next move to middle and high school will be memorable and filled with new opportunities. We wish the #D11Classof2021 success, happiness, and opportunity as you spread your wings and fly!