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Parents, please take our Discovery HS Community Climate Survey. Click here.
Welcome to Discovery High School

School Announcements
Student Thoughts on DHS~
* I like being at DHS, because I have had the opportunity to make myself a better person.
*I like DHS because I like the smaller classes and alot of my friends are here.
*I like being at DHS because everyone here is accepting of me and nobody causes any problems.
*It's a small school, more one on one teaching. It's more personal, so I learn more at a faster pace.
Mandatory Days
Tuesday, April 15th and 16th are mandatory attendance days.
Bus Stop Times for 2014

Bus Stop Locations for Discovery HS


7:40am: SCHL                          Widefield HS

7:53 am:                                    Anvil Dr E @ Shining Star Dr

7:57 am:                                    Gunbarrel Dr @ Anvil Dr E South Intertsection

8:04 am:                                   Alliance Loop @ Sentry Post Pl

8:08 am:                                   POA Annula St @ Sand Trap Dr

8:20 am:                                   Wayfarer Dr @ Hidden Pine Dr

8:30 am:                                    Waterwheel St @ Grand Valley Dr

8:33 am:                                    Medicine Bow Av @ Centennial St

8:36 am:                                   Caballero Av @ President Av

8:42 am:                                   Harvard St @ Fay Dr

8:48 am:                                    Carson Blvd @ Southmoor Dr

9:00 am:                                   Willshire Dr @ Harrow Rd

9:10 am:                                   Yucatan @ Alturas Dr

9:15 am:                                    Arrive at Discovery HS

Health Insurance Information
Information about the Health Insurance Marketplace:
1. Beginning January 2014, most taxpayers will be required to have health insurance. The following information is provided as a resource. Please visit www.connectforhealthco.com for more information.
2. All Colorado residents log on to www.connectforhealthco.com, NOT the federal website
3. There are three ways to get coverage:
a. Medicaid - Now available for individuals, families, young adults, and children who meet qualifying income levels. Income levels have changed so more people qualify. Also, Medicaid was not previously available to individuals or young adults.
The Medicaid website is: Colorado.gov/PEAK
The Medicaid phone number is: 1-800-221-3943
b. Employer plans-
i. If you are between 18-26 years of age, you may qualify for coverage under your parent’s health insurance plan
ii. If your employer has 50 or fewer full-time equivalent employees you may have been provided a “Participant Code” to allow you to shop from a group of health plans specially selected for you by your employer
iii. If your employer does not provide you with health insurance, you may shop in the Individuals & Families Marketplace by logging on to www.connectforhealthco.com.
c. Purchase your own plan-
i. Everything you need to shop, research, plan, and apply is available at www.connectforhealthco.com.
ii. You can also get help in El Paso County at:
1. Peak Vista Community Health Centers: 719-632-5700
Fountain Peak Vista and DHS offices are located in the Lorraine Center, 301 E. Iowa Avenue, Fountain CO 80817
2. By calling: 1-855-PLANS-4-YOU.
4. Financial Aid is available:
a. You may be eligible for a new kind of tax credit to reduce the monthly cost of health insurance if:
i. You are an individual earning approximately $15,000 to $45,500 per year
ii. You are a couple earning approximately $21,500 to $62,000 per year
iii. You are a family of four earning approximately $31,000 to $94,000 per year
b. You may be eligible for health plans with lower deductibles, co-payments or co-insurance if:
i. You are an individual earning approximately $15,000 to $33,000 per year
ii. You are a couple earning approximately $21,000 to $38,000 per year
iii. You are a family of four earning approximately $34,000 to $71,000 per year

Log on to www.connectforhealthco.com for more information.

School Breakfast and Lunches
Attention Parents and Students:

1. A new free and reduced breakfast and lunch application must be filled out every year.
2. Breakfast and lunch prices have changed this year:
Breakfast is TBA
Lunch is TBA

Lunch will be served on early release days.

Please see Mrs.Reed for your new application.

District Announcements
Google Apps for Education in WSD3

We are excited to launch Google Apps for Education (GAFE) in WSD3. GAFE provides our students and staff with many learning and collaboration opportunities.

Please read more about GAFE by going to the Parents/Students link at the top and clicking on "Google Apps in WSD3." GAFE login information can be found in IC (see the Password Information page for more info).

Art Contest
Start date:  April 1st
End date:  April 30th

Give your artwork to your school librarian.

Send Materials to the IRC by:  May 2nd

Judging date:  May 2, 2014
A committee will determine the winner.

Eligible participants:
All Students in WSD3

Goal: Create a picture that can be used to represent the following concept:

Be D3 Lit Fit

We want to combine the concept of reading and fitness.  So you, the artist, need to create a piece of artwork that brings those two concepts together.  The phrase Be D3 Lit Fit can be part of the artwork, but it does not need to be.  You can use any art medium you would like.  The artwork must be an original piece of artwork.  Do not make your artwork larger than a 9 x 12 sheet of paper.

Use of the Artwork
The winning artwork will be used by the district library programs for this coming school year to promote literacy in the district.

Information that must be included with each picture:

First and last name of artist:
Age of artist: 
Name of school:

Prize:  $75 dollar gift card

WSD3 on Facebook & Twitter

Why “Follow” and “Like” us?

Facebook and Twitter are excellent communication tools to share district information rapidly and keep you connected with what's going on.

Whether it is a school closure, weather delay or a crisis situation, WSD3 wants our community to be in the know.

Our goal through social media is not only let you know about events and activities, but to also promote our students, staff and community members; gain feedback and start conversations about school related topics.

So “Follow” and “Like” us today and stay in the loop about your child's education.

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