FAFSA Completion Workshop Tomorrow! Hosted by LOSFA Nov 20, 2020 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Via Zoom https://losfa.zoom.us/j/9556893354
Thank you all for participating in the 4th Annual Discovery Raffle. Together, we raised $18,730 for our Swamp Owls! We will pull the winners at the KDHSA vs. Haynes football game this Friday night. Winner(s) do not need to be present to win. The winners will be announced at the football game and then contacted the next day with instructions on how to claim their prize. The prizes will be pulled in the following order: 1st prize ($5,000), 2nd prize ($2,000), and 3rd prize ($1,000). The football game is November 20th @ 7PM at Muss Bertolino Stadium. Its also Senior Night and Homecoming - tickets are available to purchase. Limited quantities available! https://discoveryowlshop.square.site/product/kdhsa-vs-haynes-home-/39?cp=true&sa=false&sbp=false&q=false&category_id=5 All students whose family sold 10 tickets or more earned a week of spirit shirts and shoes of choice for the week of November 30 - December 4. If you would like to view how many tickets your family sold, you can check out the leaderboard here: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1011750/Raffle_ticket_list_complete.pdf We’d like to give a huge shout out and thank you to our TOP SELLERS! Clayton, Macyn and Marcus (DJOD) - 62 tickets sold! Troia, Lewis (DJOD) - 60 tickets sold! Cedre, Cali (DJOD) - 43 tickets sold! Mederos, Sophia (Vintage/Loyola) - 41 tickets sold! Palmisano, Landry, Levi, and Louis (Maine) - 38 tickets sold! Thank you again for your support and participation in the Discovery Raffle!
Reminder: Raffle ticket sales will end at 11 PM tonight (11/16/20). Sell 10 tickets or more and students will earn a week of spirit shirts & shoes of choice. View the Raffle Leaderboard to see how many tickets you've sold: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1009283/Raffle_ticket_list_11.16_10AM.pdf To purchase tickets click here: https://rafflecreator.com/pages/42027/annual-discovery-raffle
Hello Discovery Swamp Owl Family!! Don't miss your chance to be kind...there's always time to be kind! Please take a minute to post your kindness video and share it with our community. Then, spend hours watching the prior posts. Finally, go out into the world and BE KIND EVERYDAY, ALL DAY!! Click here to post and watch: https://flipgrid.com/26262653
DHSF Board Meeting November 16 @ 4:15 PM. To join by computer click link at time of meeting:https://meet.google.com/izn-qwaf-ish?authuser=0 To join by phone dial: (US) +1 401-903-3678 PIN: 659 570 412#
It's World Kindness Day 2020!! Join the Kindness Matters Flipgrid Challenge by clicking the link and submitting a post. Then, go through the rest of your day being KIND (all day)!!! Enjoy! https://flipgrid.com/26262653
Kenner Discovery Health Science Academy Virtual Book Fair November 12-25 https://www.scholastic.com/bf/kennerdiscoveryhlthsciacad Our Book Fair is online! Support our school and help your child discover new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more! You'll love the fun new option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy free shipping on book-only purchases over $25.
The annual raffle is now underway! Enter today for your chance to win $5,000, $2,000 or $1,000! https://rafflecreator.com/pages/42027/annual-discovery-raffle
Discovery Families: the application period for 2021-22 is now open. Current students do NOT need to reapply. Please complete an application for any non Discovery siblings. KDHSA is accepting applications for K-12 and DJOD is accepting applications for K-6. Apply online: https://www.discoveryapplication.com/login
Notification of School Closure: Monday, November 2, 2020 Dear Discovery Families, We have closely monitored the condition of our parish and school community following the impact of Hurricane Zeta. The Jefferson Parish area continues to have widespread power outages and many Discovery families and staff are also without internet connectivity. We currently have power on Loyola and Vintage campuses, but not on Maine campus or DJOD campus. We were just notified that we will not have power tomorrow at DJOD. Due to the sustained impacts from Hurricane Zeta, all Discovery campuses will be closed tomorrow, Monday November 2, 2020. We are unable to hold on-campus classes due to continued power outages at Maine Campus and DJOD campus. We are unable to hold online synchronous or asynchronous learning due to many families without power and internet connectivity. We are unable to hold virtual school due to lack of internet connectivity for students and faculty. Discovery Online 2020 and Off-campus Online Families All synchronous and asynchronous learning is canceled, Monday, 11/2/20 Online learners who currently receive weekly meals will be able to pick up meals on Monday, 11/2/20 between 1-2pm at the Loyola Campus All Discovery campuses are closed on Tuesday, November 3rd for the presidential election as required by state legislation. We will resume all scheduled school activities on Wednesday, November 4th, 2020. After school sports/team practices will take place tomorrow, 11/2/20 on the Loyola/Vintage Campus Vintage and Loyola 5th-12th Wednesday 11/4/2020 is a BLUE DAY. 5-12th grade students will resume their normal Blue/Green schedules. Discovery Online and Off-Campus Online Wednesday 11/4/2020- Resume normal school schedules DJOD and Maine Campus Wednesday, 11/4/20-All K-4th grade students will return to campus and follow our regular school schedule. Due to multiple hurricane days this school year, we will make some adjustments to the school calendar. We will notify you of those changes after we return to campus. We apologize for the unusual school calendar, our active hurricane season and the pandemic have made this a most unusual year. We hope that your power is restored soon if not already restored. With HEART, The Discovery Administrative Team
Hurricane Zeta Update: 10/28/20 Due to the change in the intensity and speed of Hurricane Zeta, we are cancelling all virtual classes at 11:30 am today, 10/28, for all Discovery programs K-12, including Discovery Online and Off-campus Online. With the uncertainty of power and internet connectivity, asynchronous work will not be posted for the afternoon classes. Stay weather alert and be safe. With a protective HEART, Dr. Glaser & Ms. Preen
10-27-2020 Subject: Important Message: Hurricane Zeta Message: Discovery Families, Here we go again! Here is our plan as we move forward with storm preparations and teaching and learning. Wednesday, October 28th All on-campus activities are cancelled. No students or faculty on campus. All Discovery students K-12 will have an at-home learning day. K-4th OnCampus Students: Asynchronous work will be posted in OnCourse Classroom. K-4th Online Students: Will follow their normal schedule with Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning. 5th-12th- BLUE/GREEN Students attend all online synchronous classes following their regular schedules. Attendance will be taken Thursday, October 29th All Discovery campuses return to their regular scheduled classes and school activities. All K-4th On Campus Students return to campuses. All K-4th Online Students: Continue with normal schedule. Green 5th-12th On-campus Blue 5th-12th Off-Campus Thank you for trusting your child’s education to Discovery Schools and for your cooperation during this most unusual year. Stay Weather Alert, Safe & Dry With a Tropical HEART, Patty G & Sharon Preen
Dear Parents/Guardians, We are excited to get the student school picture viewing/ordering process started. In order to do this, our photography company, Barberito Photographers, will be utilizing an online viewing/ordering process. This process will begin by the photography company sending each student’s parent/guardian an email with a specific, individualized link and instructions for viewing/ordering the student’s picture. You will receive email communication ONLY in regards to your child’s individual picture viewing/ordering information. You will not receive promotional emails from the photography company nor will your email address be shared with outside parties. Following the start of this process, there will be picture-taking (retake) days scheduled for those students who have to take an original school picture as well as students who will be taking a retake picture. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Barberito Photographers at firstname.lastname@example.org or (504) 455-6818.
Today is the last day of the Discovery PTO Membership Drive! The grade with the highest percentage at DJOD, Maine and Loyola/Vintage will win a snowball from Flavors Snoballs! It’s only $10 per family! Once you join, fill out the google form so we can track the class with the most spirit! Step 1: Join PTO: https://discoveryowlshop.square.site/product/pto-membership/29?cs=true Step 2: Complete Google Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdrMPm8R67bxTnhsWdW73i0YmmhvmBfsIS8JMfFe0iiiuOmMg/viewform?usp=sf_link
It’s time to order your 2020-21 Spirit Shirts! This years theme is “Showing HEART from 6 feet Apart”. Link to Order: https://discoveryowlshop.square.site/s/shop Ordering will be disabled on Friday, October 23rd at 3PM. Make sure you order before the deadline! GO SWAMP OWLS!!!
PTO Fundraiser TONIGHT from 5-8 PM @ El Paso Mexican Grill, 2305 W Esplanade Ave, Kenner. Mention Discovery for the Swamp Owls to get a portion of the nights sales!
Swamp Owl Families, please click the link below to access information about two PBIS activities this week. More information will be sent regarding Fun Friday Snack soon. https://drive.google.com/file/d/17D-4-QrQ4SlRxGjLg2-O7_m1Iy76ifaQ/view?usp=sharing
Discovery Families, please don't forget to complete your signature pages on PandaDocs. These were sent Friday for all students, including on and off campus students. The forms should be completed by today. Thank you so much to every family that has already completed the forms!
Hello Discovery Families, By now, all families with email addresses in OnCourse should have received forms to sign via PandaDoc. Please review the documents with your student(s) and electronically sign them as soon as possible as we would like to have them all back before students begin returning to campus Monday. Have a safe and fun weekend! Discovery Admin
All Discovery Families, Please complete the survey in the link below by 5pm Sunday to select your meal service preference for the remainder of the fall semester (through December). If you change your mind, you may opt-out by emailing Nick.Walker@discoveryhsf.org. Online student families will be able to pick up meals weekly on Mondays between 1pm and 2pm at the Loyola Campus. On-Campus students will eat at school and receive meals for the following day before dismissal. The Link: https://forms.gle/8HQbkCXKE4rLSEAk8 As always, thanks for your support and assitance with this matter ! Discovery Schools
DHSF Board Meeting September 21 @ 4:15 PM. To join by computer click link at time of meeting: https://meet.google.com/xkf-kmng-rgx?authuser=0To join by phone dial: (US) +1 650-980-7027 PIN: 943 058 966#
Discovery Schools is now hiring K-12 Guest Teachers for the 2020-21 school year. Discovery teachers are passionate educators who drive student achievement through creativity and innovation. Discovery is seeking guest teachers who engage students with a love of learning through personalized group instruction. Click below to apply today! https://lnkd.in/erC-8iD #students #teachers #education #educators
9-13-2020 Subject: Important Message: Tropical Storm Sally Message: Discovery Families, Discovery School leaders are closely monitoring the events associated with Tropical Storm Sally. The New Orleans area could experience severe weather on Monday evening and Tuesday of this week. At this time, we are preparing our campuses for potential wind and rain events. Monday, September 14th - BLUE MS/HS (5h-12th grades) Discovery students (BLUE) will participate in synchronous online learning as scheduled. Discovery students (GREEN) will participate in asynchronous online learning as scheduled. No students on campus. K-4th (OnCampus Pivot and Discovery Online 2020) All Discovery K-4 students will participate in synchronous online learning as scheduled. No students on campus. Tuesday, September 15th - GREEN K-12th Due to the potential impact of the storm in the Gulf, synchronous and asynchronous online learning will not be provided on Tuesday. All classes cancelled; no students on campus. Wednesday, September 16th - BLUE K-12th All Discovery students will participate in asynchronous online learning (BLUE & GREEN) No students on campus. Thursday, September 17th - GREEN MS/HS (5th-12th grades) Discovery students (GREEN) will participate in synchronous online learning as scheduled. Discovery students (BLUE) will participate in asynchronous online learning as scheduled. High needs students will report to their assigned campus. K-4th (OnCampus Pivot and Discovery Online 2020) All Discovery K-4 students will participate in synchronous online learning through OnCourse Classroom and Google Meets. High needs students will report to their assigned campus. Friday, September 18th - BLUE Day, but all students asynchronous K-12th Faculty Professional Development Day Asynchronous online learning for all students (BLUE & GREEN) No students on campus Please look for direction from your child’s classroom teacher and check OnCourse Classroom for all asynchronous class resources and assignments. Please direct specific questions to your teacher and principal. Facebook questions will not be posted or answered during storm preparations/closure. Discovery School Leaders will stay aware of local weather conditions and will notify you if any other changes need to be made. Thank you for your attention to this message. Stay safe and healthy. Thank you for trusting your child’s education to Discovery Schools and for your cooperation during this most unusual year. Stay Weather Alert, Safe & Dry. With a Tropical HEART, Dr. Glaser, Ms. Preen, & Admin Team
Discovery parents: Please click the link to view the Counseling Team's latest newsletter, https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/915049/counseling_newsletter.pdf
The State of Louisiana is giving families another opportunity to receive financial benefits from free and reduced-price school meals missed when schools closed in 2019-2020 due to the pandemic. Eligible families who did not apply for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program in May and June can take advantage of the second application window that opened at 8 a.m. on September 8, 2020 and closes on September 29, 2020 @ 5pm. Families must apply if they wish to receive the benefits. The application will be available in a P-EBT portal on the Louisiana Department of Education website
Please click the link below for information about our first Saints Day of this very unconventional school year. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BeoItFoEp0rfzyupIyZjvktp4AjIwXhi_ijNjLOkzNg/edit?usp=sharing
Hello, just a quick thank you note to all who participated in our Labor Day Flipgrid fun (https://flipgrid.com/418ec96c). There are some great videos posted and some genius, creative minds involved. If you have not watched them, you should check them out. We love our community and family! Next challenge coming soon. #Discoveryschools #GreenandBlueForever
We are FAMILY! Swamp Owl Family, it's time to share your story: Use the link below to share your fun or relaxing plans for the upcoming holiday weekend!! Don't forget to check out the posts that have already been shared. Parents/Guardians please help your student(s) (all grades: K-12) with the video recording and join in if you'd like or make your own :-) Let's do what Discovery does best--have fun and connect! Happy Labor Day! https://flipgrid.com/418ec96c
Navigating Your Students Online Learning Experience Due to the many questions, emails and phone calls, Courtney Bullock, Educational Technology Integration Specialist, made this helpful video! It is also located on the Student Websites that can be found under the Discovery Bookmarks Folder when the student is logged into their device. Please watch and let us know if you have any additional questions or concerns. https://youtu.be/9AxWBBiRM58 Discovery Schools Educational IT Team email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Loyola Campus Food Distribution is going on now through 4:00pm. We have approximately 100 meals left to give away. Please come pick up food for the week if you need/want it. Discovery Team
Student Device Repair: Due to the recent school closure for weather concerns, we will not be taking any devices for repair. Repair drop off and pick up will resume once the Loyola Campus is re-opened. IT Team
Flipgrid: At this time, Flipgrid is not working properly. We will let you know when this is back up! Discovery Schools IT Team
Please check your email for a letter from the Discovery nurses.
Camera Not Working: We are aware of the fact that cameras may not be working in Google Meets. No student will be marked absent if they are present in the Google Meet, even with the camera off, at this time. IT Team
DHSF Board Meeting Aug 17 @ 4:15 PM To join by computer click link at time of meeting: https://meet.google.com/ybw-jxrd-iiv?authuser=0 To join by phone dial: (US)+1 575-395-6313 PIN: 816 992 842#
Device Distribution: If you received a loaner device last Spring for Online, please bring it with you when you come to pick up your device for distribution today or Monday. If you have a loaner device from Spring, and you aren't picking up a device, and your child has received a new device this year, please contact Michelle Snow (email@example.com) to arrange to drop off that device. We need our loaners back to start processing devices that need to be repaired. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org. IT Team
Student Pictures: All students will take 2020-2021 individual school pictures this Wednesday, the 12th, and Thursday, the 13th. On-campus learners will take pictures during school hours prior to dismissal. On-line learners will take pictures during the time frame of 1:30 - 3:30 PM. On-line learners will sign up for a time to come onto their grade-level campus on those days to take an individual picture. Instructions and the sign-up sheet will be sent to on-line learners very soon. For additional questions, please contact the Parent Liaison, Mr. Kenneth Lawson, via email at email@example.com
Unfortunately Honors buses will not roll today. We are meeting with them this morning to resolve the issues. Buses will run tomorrow for Green Day and going forward. Come by car if possible. Absences will be excused. We apologize for this inconvenience. Dr. Glaser
Bus Parents of KDHSA and DJOD: Mr. Wells of Honors Transportation is working diligently on the bus routes and communication to you. I apologize greatly for the delay. Our assessment days drove our final schedules. He could not start routes until our schedules were finished today. The limited number of students and alternating days present unusual challenges. We just spoke to him, and he is entering the alternating schedules now. Honors will push an email out to all bus families late tonight. The message will likely come 10:30pm or later. He is sending the email to us also. We will post links very early in the morning. Some of you may also receive a text with the route information. Please check your email/texts early tomorrow morning. If you do not receive a message, plan to send your student tomorrow by carpool and Wednesday by bus. If you are unable to send by carpool, tomorrow will be an excused absence. Again, we apologize for this delay. We are facing unprecedented challenges, but our swamp owls loved being with us on Wednesday and Thursday, and we can't wait to have them back. With HEART, Dr. Glaser
Parents, please read the 7-23-2020 parent update letter - https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/813439/Parent_Update_7-22-2020.pdf
Discovery Health Sciences Foundation Board Meeting will be held Monday, July 20 at 4:15 PM. The meeting will be accessible to the public via Google Hangouts Meet. To view the agenda, join the meeting via computer or phone is listed on our website here: https://www.discoveryhsf.org/o/discovery-schools/page/board-meetings--29
Please check your email for an important message from Dr. Glaser.
Discovery Health Sciences Foundation Board Meeting will be held Monday, June 15 at 4:15 PM. The meeting will be accessible to the public via Google Hangouts Meet. To view the agenda, join the meeting via computer or phone is listed on our website here: https://www.discoveryhsf.org/o/discovery-schools/page/board-meetings--29
Congratulations to our first graduating class! We are all so proud of you & all you have accomplished! Please click down below for your "Class of 2020" slideshow. (TO LISTEN TO THE MUSIC PLEASE PRESS PRESENT) https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1bIUxeahNv9NxXyvehJ3cMAthG9qPkBTouYyMIE1IYVw/edit#slide=id.p
It's almost time for the Class of 2020 Graduation! Guests attending the event, tune into radio station 90.1 FM. . . Live Stream the ceremony: https://livestream.com/accounts/28858735/events/9160061 . . Event Program: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/745292/Graduation_2020_program_digital.pdf
Live stream the Class of 2020 Graduation, 6/10 @ 6:30 https://livestream.com/accounts/28858735/events/9160061
https://www.givenola.org/KDHSA We are using the funds to help support students in the world of teaching and learning during this pandemic. We will purchase supplies for our counselors to help with socio-emotional adjustment, technology aids such as earbuds and a mouse for computers, and acrylic dividers for our cafeteria. Any level of support is greatly appreciated. With a Grateful HEART, Patty Glaser
Today (June 2) is Give NOLA Day! Please consider supporting Discovery today! https://www.givenola.org/KDHSA
Good Evening Discovery School Families: We are deep into planning a very complicated reentry for the 2020-21 school year. We value your input to help us with the planning. This pandemic is stressful for families, and it is unprecendented for schools. There is not one easy, right answer or plan. So far, we have heard from slightly over 600 families. That is 1/4th of our school population for 2020-21. Please complete the survey by Tuesday morning so we can use your information in planning for Fall, 2020. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdsgz281AQPMdJQiVHGyS2LxMghxCHLFU8S6yF-Cu99DYsxsg/viewform Stay safe and healthy, Dr. Glaser
2020-21 DJOD & KDHSA family survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdsgz281AQPMdJQiVHGyS2LxMghxCHLFU8S6yF-Cu99DYsxsg/viewform
Discovery Health Sciences Foundation Board Meeting will be held Monday, May 18 at 4:15 PM. The meeting will be accessible to the public via Google Hangouts Meet. To view the agenda, join the meeting via computer or phone is listed on our website here: http://www.discoveryhsf.org/o/discovery-schools/page/board-meetings--29
Discovery Health Sciences Foundation Board Meeting will be held on Monday, April 20 at 4:15 PM. The meeting will occur online via Google Hangout. To view the agenda, join the meeting via computer or phone is listed on our website here: http://www.discoveryhsf.org/o/discovery-schools/page/board-meetings--29
For students accepted in the March lottery: Registration is now open for you to register your child for the 2020-21 school year. Please log in to your account at www.discoveryapplication.com to complete the registration form by Monday 4/13. The link below includes a video with detailed instructions on how to complete the registration form if you need assistance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i53_fC29U8&feature=youtu.be
Medication Update If your child has medication at school, please do the following: Text Nurse Olivia Thornton at 504-330-2390 Provide your child’s campus Provide your child’s FULL NAME She will respond and coordinate picking up of medications and send further instructions on how these will be distributed. KDHSA Admin
Due to Covid-19, Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) is advising all Jefferson Parish Public Schools to cancel or postpone any large gathering event until further notice. This advisory impacts our large public lottery scheduled for this afternoon Tuesday, March 10, 2020. The lottery will still be conducted with our lottery team, but will be closed to the public. Due to privacy laws, we are unable to broadcast the lottery on Facebook Live or any other broadcast system. The lottery team is committed to working diligently after the lottery to email all results to parents by this evening. Please know the notification may come late in the evening as we have 1,991 applicants. We look forward to seeing and greeting our large pool of applicants each year and apologize for any inconvenience. Discovery is following the advice from JPPSS and the CDC to keep our community safe. After you receive your placement or wait list status, our Admissions Team will be available to answer any questions during the coming weeks.
Don't forget! The last day to apply for the 2020-21 school year is this Friday, Feb. 14 at 10 am. Kenner Discovery is accepting applications for students entering K-12. Dr. John Ochsner Discovery is accepting applications for students entering K-4. Apply online at www.discoveryapplication.com
Discovery Schools is seeking a Director of Operations. To learn more about this position and to apply, visit our Career Center: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=473d1b50-f1a9-4c35-897a-ebc9b8a11cc7#
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