Back to School 2022 -23 » High School

High School

Welcome to our High School Back to School Homepage! 
 
As a reminder, our High School programs include all 10th, 11th and 12th grade students.  Whether you are a new or returning family, please read ALL of the back to learning information provided.
 
Note: Compass High School does not require registration for classes like other high schools. Your child has been enrolled in their classes, and students will create their schedules the week of school. 
 
 

High School Back to Learning CHECKLIST

 
    • Hot Lunch - Sept Hot Lunch Order Forms are open and due by August 21st (this Sunday!). Hot lunch begins Sept 6th, and September orders will be due by August 21st. Please plan to pack a lunch the first two weeks of school.
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    • Hours - For drop-off, High School doors open at 7:30 AM; school begins at 7:45 AM. For pick-up, schools ends at 2:45 PM, and all students must be picked up no later than 3:00 PM. 
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    • Attendance & Tardies - If your student is absent or tardy, please complete the Attendance Form  or call the attendance line with an explanation. Please read the attendance, absent policy and tardy information in the Parent Handbook thoroughly. 
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    • Infinite Campus Parent Portal - Please log into your IC Parent Portal, and update your contact information, emergency contacts and upload your child's immunizations (annually) and birth certificate (ALL NEW AND RETURNING students must do this. We now need uploaded copies, so returning families should complete this step, even if they'd submitted these documents in the past.)  Click here for helpful tips from Jeffco when accessing Infinite Campus this year. 
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    • Calendar - Check the school calendar on on our website regularly! Please note, our charter school calendar is not always exactly the same as Jeffco’s calendar, so always cross reference. 
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    • Family & Student Handbook - All parents must sign that they've read and acknowledge the Family & Student Handbook each year. The handbook includes policies for attendance, hours, enrollment, fees, conferences, student support, trips, safety and more! It's a great place to look if you have questions throughout the school year.  
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    • Photo Opt OUT Form - You only need to complete THIS FORM if you DO NOT want your child in any photographs at school. If you give permission for them to be in photos to represent our school, no action is required. 
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    • Medical Forms - See below - please submit forms to school by the first day of school
 
Non-Emergency Medications 
If your child has ANY non-emergency medication which needs to be administered at school, please have your medical provider complete this Medical Agreement Form and return to the school with the medicine in its original container by Friday, August 12, 2022. Reach out to our clinic aides with questions. 
 
Emergency Medications 
If your child has ANY non-emergency medication which needs to be administered at school, please have your medical provider complete the Colorado Allergy & Anaphylaxis Form and/or the Colorado Asthma Care Plan Form and return to the school with the medicine in its original container by Friday, August 12, 2022. Reach out to our clinic aides with questions. 
 
Clinic Aide, Golden Campus 
Serra Draper-Peckham, CH Director & Golden Campus Clinic Aide
303-271-1977 x2291
 

High School FAQs

 
When is the first day of school? 

Monday, 

August 15th

Tuesday, 

August 16th

Wednesday,

August 17th

High School 

10th & 11th years - remote assignment only

12th & 10th years in person (11th grade remote independent work at home)

 

All secondary (7th - 12th) in person

High School 

12th years - first day of school in person all day

   
 
When is the Back to Learning Meeting for High School?
August 25th at 6:30 PM on Zoom (link coming soon)
 
Do we need to buy school supplies?
Compass does not require parents to purchase a separate school supply list. Instead, you’ll see a materials and supplies fee (on your list of fees) in Infinite Campus Parent Portal in lieu of traditional school supplies lists. To pay that fee, log into IC Parent Portal, click on "More" then "Student Fee Schedule."

What fees will I see listed in my Infinite Campus Parent Portal throughout the year?
Fees include hot lunch, field trips, athletics, overnight trip fees (Elementary, Farm & High School only), before/after care fee (if applicable), etc. (Overnight trips are a part of our authentic Montessori experience. Stay tuned for details on this year's trips!)

What does OPT mean in Infinite Campus Parent Portal?
OPT means optional, but for example, since “material and supply” fees are in lieu of traditional school supplies at Compass, we do ask all parents to pay this fee.

How does Compass communicate with parents about school news?
Primarily, school news and announcements will be posted on our website and sent via email. We also send a weekly all-school newsletter called the Intrinsic Notification. You'll also receive a High School specific newsletter. Occasionally, we send text and phone call reminders for more urgent or school-wide announcements. We also celebrate upcoming announcements on our Instagram account @compass_montessori. Please check your communication preferences in Infinite Campus Parent Portal.
 
What if I am not receiving school communication?
Please email [email protected] and let us know!
 
Will my child need to wear a mask to school?
Masks will continue to be optional at Compass. Students are welcome to wear masks if they'd like. If so, please plan to send your child with their own mask from home, as we no longer can provide them at the school. 
 
What if my child is absent?
If your child is unable to attend school, please complete the Attendance Form or call them into the attendance line and report an absence. (The form is preferred.) 
 
What if my child is planning to be absent for a couple of days?
They must complete a Pre-arranged Absence Request Form one week prior to learning. For future reference, this form can be found on our website. Visit www.compassmontessori.org and click on "Parent Community," and then "Forms."
 
What if my child is tardy?
They must sign in at the front desk. Please then complete the Attendance Form or call the attendance line and give us more information about their tardy for our records.
 
Where can I find more information about policies at Compass?
Please read the Compass Family Handbook
 
How do I order Hot Lunch?
On our school’s website, you’ll see a Hot Lunch button in the top right corner. This is where you choose your student's Hot Lunch menu each month. We offer a unique, healthy lunch program, separate from the district’s lunch program. Our monthly menus are planned and prepared by our chefs and menu options are posted for your review each month.
 
When does Hot Lunch begin this year?
September 6th. Please pack a lunch the first two weeks of school. 
 
What if I miss the deadline for hot lunch orders?
If you miss the deadline, we cannot take late orders. Not because we don't love you, but we must be consistent with these strict deadlines so food orders can be placed accurately and promptly. 
 
Questions? Email [email protected]