|Welcome to Discovery High School
December 12th is a teacher workday. This is a day off for students.
Health and Wellness Day
Friday December 13th is Health and Wellness day. The students will be dismissed at 12:15pm. Lunch will be served.
Hexter 4 Orientation
Tuesday December 17th at 5:30pm, Hexter 4 Orientation takes place here at DHS.
Thursday December 19th, Student Council invites you to their annual Christmas Party. All the fun begins at 6pm.
From December 21 until January 6th, students and teachers get to enjoy Christmas break. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Early Release Day
January 7th is an early release day. Students will be released at 12:15pm. Lunch is offered today.
January 7th and January 8th are mandatory days. If you are not at school you can be dropped for the Hexter.
Monday January 20th there is no school. Enjoy your 3 day weekend.
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.
The WideField of Dreams - LuisJoe
December's Widefield of Dreams student is 12-year-old LuisJoe Ybarra. He is a 7th grader at Sproul Junior High. You don't want to get on his bad side; this kid is a boxing champion. LuisJoe has competed in 72 fights winning multiple titles. In 2013, he won the state Golden Gloves (his 5th time in a row), state and regional Silver Gloves, a National Boxing title and the Pikes Peak International Boxing competition. LuisJoe competes in the 95lb open division. His dream is to compete in the 2020 Olympics. Way to go LuisJoe!!
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