• Holmes Parents and Guardians,

    Please join me for another Virtual Parent Coffee on 1/14/21 from 7:30am-8:30am via the WebEx link below.

    Parent coffee is an informal way for parents and guardians to engage with your school's principal. We do not have an agenda, we create a responsive feedback loop, and we build relationships one conversation at a time.

    Tony Karr, Principal

    Parent Coffee
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    Thursday, Jan 14, 2021 7:30 am | 1 hour 
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  • Welcome back to the 2020-21 school year. As we enter the second semester, I cannot help but be hopeful for what this new year will bring. Staff, student, and parent survey results, and feedback provided in Parent Coffee or Accountability Committee meetings have been very informative for our efforts to deliver a high-quality education for all of our students.
    Our staff has been working in a continuous improvement cycle by engaging in professional development focused on block lesson planning and implementation, and adapting our use of resources to ensure universal instruction in remote learning maintains or increases student engagement. Furthermore, in the weeks ahead, we will be returning to in-person learning via the Hybrid schedule. Due to our ability to dedicate teams of teachers for Full Remote (Inspire Online) learning, we are preparing to implement changes to the Hybrid learning experience as well. We believe these changes and improvements will benefit all learners, those engaged in Inspire Online and those engaged in the Hybrid schedule.
    Wednesday, January 6 will mark the first day of the second semester. All students will start this semester in Full Remote learning. We are in the final stages of making schedule changes for implementation of the changes noted above, and students’ schedules will be reflected in Schoology by January 5. Students should be prepared to access their Period 1 class at 8:45 on Wednesday morning via Schoology in the same format we have been using throughout this year. Inspire Online will continue with this format for the duration of 2nd semester.
    Please review the attached document for an overview of the daily schedule during January.
    For those families who have selected the in-person via Hybrid schedule, we are currently scheduled to return to that format on Tuesday, January 19. Because of fluctuation in the numbers of students changing their learning format, we are having to re-analyze and adjust the Green / Gold Hybrid groups. The Hybrid group changes will be communicated in students’ advisory class and those rosters will be posted on those Schoology pages the week of January 11. Be sure to check these rosters before Tuesday, January 19 so you know what days to arrive at Holmes for in-person learning.
    Finally, there is certainly light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, but we are not out of it yet. We will follow the same safety protocols that were implemented during first semester. In addition to the January schedule overview, the attached document provides our safety explanations if you need a refresher.
    Best Regards,
    Anthony Karr, Principal
    Attachments: messages/attachments/378155b1ec45bfdc695d740dfd7b1b20/Parent_Communication_for_2nd_Semester_1.3.2021.pdf (252.1 KB)

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  • Dear Parents and Guardians,

    At this time, we need all families to select their Holmes student's or students' learning environment for the second semester, January through May 2021. 

    Because D11 has currently only committed to full remote learning until the Winter Break, beginning January 6, we anticipate students will again have the option to attend in-person in the Hybrid schedule, or to attend full remote, Inspire Online. Both options will require a semester commitment in order to adequately staff full remote learning and to provide stability within both learning environment(s). Divergence from that commitment may become available, but will likely only be dictated by changes in the course of this pandemic.

    I ask that all families complete this 2nd Semester, 2020-2021, Learning Choice Form by December 6 even if your preference does not change from this semester to next. If you have any questions, you may contact your student's counselor.

    Thank you,

    Anthony Karr, Principal

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  • Holmes Parents and Guardians,

    Please join me for another Virtual Parent Coffee on 12/15/20 from 11:30am-12:30pm via the WebEx link below.

    Parent coffee is an informal way for parents and guardians to engage with your school's principal. We do not have an agenda, we create a responsive feedback loop, and we build relationships one conversation at a time.

    Tony Karr, Principal

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    Tuesday, Dec 15, 2020 11:30 am | 1 hour | Mountain Time
    Meeting number: 120 029 1146
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