Denver Discovery School Remote Instruction Information for Families

Posted January 10, 2022

Denver Discovery School Remote Instruction Information for Families 

To:  Denver Discovery Families

Re: Move to Remote Instruction due to staff shortages 

We are currently in virtual instruction due to staff shortages through at least Friday, January 14, 2022. The plan is to return to face-to-face instruction as soon as possible, but this depends on staff availability. Please read the information below that provides the details regarding supporting our students with instruction, operations, and student supports. 

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the office between the hours of 8 am to 4:30 pm.  DDS Phone number:720-424-4840

Administration and Office Support

  • Administrative offices are open
  • Office II offices are open
  • Families are to call and not visit the building during the week of January 4 to January 14 2022 in order to limit exposure due to rising covid numbers
  • If you have questions about possible Covid exposure or what to do if someone in your family is infected with Covid, the office staff and administration can help
  • Technical Support will be available on site during the week of January 4-14 2022
    • Tuesday-7am-11am
    • Wednesday- 7am-3:30pm
    • Thursday- Off-site
    • Friday- 11:30-3:30pm

Technical Support

  • Technical support (720-423-3888 DoTS support Monday to Friday) 
    • Extra technical supplies and hardware (computers) are available on site during the office hours of Mr. Kutz, our technical support specialist
    • Extra technical supplies are available in the office during non-technical support hours 
    • If there are questions about Schoology or google meet links outside of technical support hours, please contact the main office 
    • Parents should first contact the teacher or main office if Schoology links, google meets links, and assignments are not working.
  • Families who are in need of internet access, please contact the main office 

Class Instruction

  • Advisement/Morning Assembly period is open each day from 8:50 to 9:15.  Students should use the advisment google meets link provided in the chart below.  
  • Students are required to log into Schoology and work in all classes between 9:15 and 4:30pm.  There is no required order of working in classes. 
  • Student assignments will be posted daily on Schoology
  • Live instruction will not take place each period, but teachers are available live during scheduled instructional time for students regarding Schoology assignments. 
    • Please use the google meets links in the chart below or Schoology to join a teacher’s live virtual classroom

If a teacher is absent, please complete the posted lesson asynchronously.  Students should hold questions until the teacher returns or until in person class resumes the week of January 10th. 

  • Advisement is from 8:50 to 9:15 each day and is the only class that students are required to attend live. 
    • There is no advisement on Monday, January 10, 2022 because of a faculty meeting
  • If families need to access the parent portal to see student schedules, use the directions in this link

Class Lists and Virtual Links found Below 

*If the google meets link is missing, the teacher is not available that day*

DateTuesdayJanuary 4 to January 14, 2022 
Teacher/Staff(Synchronous or Asynchronous)
Link to Class
Schoolwide Morning Meeting:
Parents are encouraged to attend.
Especially on Tuesday January 4, 2022
No advisement Monday January 10, 2022
* Miles : DDSMILES (6th Math)(6th Science)
* Brown: (6th ELA)   (6th S. Studies) DDSBrown Https:
* P. Williams: (7th ELA)Google Meets: DDSWILLIAMS
* Stacy: (7th Math) Google Meets: DDSStacy
* Rightmire: (7th and 8th Science)
* Garcia: (7th and 8th Social Studies)DDSGARCIA
* Black: (8th ELA and Drama)Google Meet:
* Palarino: (8th Math and Enrichment)Google Meet: DDSPalarino 
* Potous: (Spanish) Google Meets: DDSJavier
* Simpson: (Art) Google Meet: DDSSimpson
* A.Williams: (P.E)
* Black: (Drama)Google Meet:
* CHIC: (Cooper)
* Garcia/Rightmire: Google
* Digiacomo: (ELD)Google
* Wagner: (Enrichment)
* Green: (Intervention)
* Schwedland: (Intervention)
* Futch: (Intervention)Google Meets Link:
MENTAL TEAM* Julia Jones Social Worker 
Googlemeets: ddsjonesEmail for an phone appt:
* S. Varra
Googlemeets: ddssamsvarra@dpsk12.net719-396-2034
6th, Grade Lunch Bunch!!! The link will be provided in your ELA Schoology page first thing in the morning of Wednesday, January 5! We can’t see you there! It’s going to be a PARTY because … that’s what we do!
7th, Grade Lunch Bunch!!! The link will be provided in your ELA Schoology page first thing in the morning of Thursday, January 6! We can’t see you there! It’s going to be a PARTY because … that’s what we do!
8th, Grade Lunch Bunch!!! The link will be provided in your ELA Schoology page first thing in the morning of Friday, January 7! We can’t see you there! It’s going to be a PARTY because … that’s what we do!


  • Students must complete an exit ticket in each class to be marked present each day  
    • All exit tickets should be completed by 4:15 each day
    • Exit tickets will be posted each day to help keep accurate attendance
    • Teachers will include exit ticket deadlines each day.  Students who submit after the deadline will not be penalized. 
  • Parents will submit documentation to support absences to the office the same as face-to-face instructional days. 


  • Meals will be provided to students
    • Families can pick up breakfast and lunches from the school cafeteria during remote instruction
      • We also will deliver meals to families who demonstrate need by completing this form 

Student Supports 

  • Student supports are available during virtual instruction
    • Counselor: (Tuesday to Friday) Please feel free to contact me at any of the following:, 719-396-2034 and ddssam in google meets
    • Social worker: (Tuesday to Friday) and google meets: ddsjones
    • School psychologist (Tuesday)