1st Semester

Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov  Dec 

Note: Dates are tentative. Highlighted dates need to be updated

August

Induction kick-off for educators new to Jeffco and L3 Learning at Arvada West High School from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

7-13

Faculty Preparation/Staff Development, Teachers (August 7th as per BLT - exchanged for Jan 2)

13

Back-to-School Night 6:00 - 6:30 pm - 9th Gr Parent Info Mtg in Aud & Ice Cream Social in Café /6:45 - 8:45 pm class rotations

14

Staff Pictures – 7:30 am - 2:00 pm        

14

Freshman Orientation – Special Schedule – all freshmen will be getting their pictures taken during orientation        

15

PURPLE DAY–1st report date for ALL students for all blocks –District Assessment/Transition/Class Syllabi Review Day

16

9th grade Schedule Changes Due

17

Dakota Ridge High School Community EagleFest – 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM

19

Only seniors who will be purchasing pictures from Lifetouch or seniors new to Dakota will be taking pictures in auxiliary gym during seminar

19

Juniors will be taking pictures during Seminar in auxiliary gym

19 - Sept 13

MAP testing window (Grades 9 and 10, English and Math)

21

Sophomores will be taking pictures during Seminar in auxiliary gym

Extra picture session for Warren Tech AM students or any student absent from earlier picture sessions: 9:00 – 1:00 in auxiliary gym

26

DRHS Accountability Committee Meeting 6:00 – 8:00 pm in LMC

September

2

Labor Day - No School

5

Senior & Sophomore Jostens class meetings – during Seminar in Auditorium

16-17

Study Skills Seminar in Library - 3:15-5:15 pm

PSAT/SAT Prep Class in Library - 6:00-8:30 pm

17

Jeffco Marching Band Festival at Jeffco stadium at 6th and Kipling

18

College & Financial Info Night - time TBA

19

Tenor-Bass Choir Festival 9 am-2 pm

20

Staff Development - No Students

25 - Oct 9

One Day Count Window

25

Vision/Hearing Screening, 10:00 am – Weight Rm and PE101

26

Honor Roll Assembly 8:15-:9:00 am in auditorium

27

End of 1st 6 weeks, Semester 1

October

1

Fall Instrumental Music Concert – 7 pm in auditorium

1

Grades due 8:00 a.m.    1st six-week grades available in Jeffco Connect/Infinite Campus

2

One Day Count – 10-day window (September 25 – October 9)

3

Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences - 3:30 – 8:00 pm

4

Picture Retakes – 9:00 am - 12:00 p.m. in the main gym

7-12

Homecoming Week

10/8

Powder Puff Tournament 3 pm

10/9

Mr. Dakota 6:30 pm in auditorium

10/10

Bonfire – 6:30 – 8:00 pm in student south main parking lot

10/11

Homecoming Pep Rally – 12:00 - 12:45 pm

10/11

Homecoming Parade – 1:00 pm –THE MAIN OFFICE  WILL BE CLOSED DURING

10/11

Homecoming Game – we play Bear Creek  @ Jeffco Stadium 7:00 p.m.

10/12

Homecoming Dance – DRHS gym 7:00 - 10:00 pm

14

Metro 4A Marching Band Regional (Echo Park Stadium, Parker)

15

Fall Choir Concert Dress Rehearsal – 7:00 pm – Auditorium

16

PSAT/NMSQT -or- ASVAB testing - all Juniors - morning only

16

Fall Choir Concert – 7:00 pm – Auditorium

17-19

All State Choir Auditions

19

Craft Fair Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

22

DRHS Area Choir Festival 7:00 PM at Dakota Ridge High School

25

District Fall Break - No School

26

Walk for Wishes for the Make-a-Wish Foundation 8:30 am at Hudson Gardens

28

Staff Development - No Students

28

State 4A Marching Band Championships (USAFA, Colorado Springs)

29

“Trick or Treat Street” @ DRHS 5:00 - 7:00 pm

November

4

DRHS Accountability Committee Meeting 6:00 – 8:00 pm in LMC

7-9

Fall Play 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium (tentative)

8

End of 2nd 6 weeks in Semester 1

11

Veterans Day Assembly – Gym 8:15 am

12

Grades due 8:00 a.m.    2nd six week grades available in Jeffco Connect/Infinite

Campus

13

Musical Information Day (tentative)

14

1st 8th Grade IB Parent/Guardian Information Night – LMC – 6:30 to 8:00 pm

18-20

Musical Auditions (tentative)

21-22

All County Honor Choir

25-29

Thanksgiving Vacation - No School

December

2-20

MAP testing window (Grades 9 and 10, English and Math)

3

DECA Districts at CU South

4

Senior Panoramic Picture during seminar in main gym

5

Area Band Concert @ Summit Ridge 7 pm

6

Area Orchestra Concert @ Summit Ridge 7 pm

6

Cardboard Boat Races 7 pm Carmody Pool

7

ChaKotaBine Dance @ Dakota 7:00 – 10:00 pm

12-14

Colorado Thespian Conference

9

Winter Festival  Concert Dress Rehearsal

10-11

Winter Festival Performances 7:00 pm – Auditorium

17

PURPLE DAY– Finals Review Day

18

Finals Schedule (No early finals allowed – No exceptions)

7:50-9:05

AE

9:15-10:45

Block 6 Finals

10:55 - 1:05

Block 7 Finals and Lunch(Follow Cardinal Day Classes/Lunches)

1:15 - 2:45

Block 8 Finals

Lunches/Transportation Provided

19

Finals Schedule (No early finals allowed – No exceptions)

7:00-8:30

AE

8:30-10:00

Block 1 Finals

10:30-12:00

Block 2 Finals

AM Transportation Provided but No Lunches and No PM transportation

20

Finals Schedule (No early finals allowed – No exceptions)

7:00-8:30

AE

8:30-10:00

Block 3 Finals

10:30-12:00

Block 4 Finals

AM Transportation Provided but No Lunches and No PM transportation

20

Grades due 2:00 p.m.    Final grades available in Jeffco Connect/Infinite Campus

23-Jan 1

Winter Break

2nd Semester

 Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May

January

3

Staff Development Days–Teachers report - No School - Students (January 2 as per BLT - exchanged for August 7)

6

PURPLE DAY–1st report date for ALL students for all blocks –District Assessment/Transition/Class Syllabi Review Day

9

DRHS Information Night: 8th gr. 6:00-6:30 pm auditorium, 6:30-8:30 pm Open sessions with core academics, electives, and clubs and activities for all grade levels: main hallway, cafeteria, and small gym, 7:00-8:30 pm optional tours.

14

All County Band Rehearsal at Dakota Ridge High School 5PM-8:30PM

16

All County Band Rehearsal at Dakota Ridge High School 3PM-9PM

15

2nd 8th Grade IB Parent/Guardian Information Night – LMC – 6:30 to 8:00 pm

17

All County Band/Orchestra Concert -6 PM Concert, West Bowles Community Church

20

Martin Luther King Day - No School

22-25

CMEA Conference at the Broadmoor, Colorado Springs

February

3

Dakota Ridge Area Accountability Meeting 6:00 – 8:00 pm in LMC

6-8

All State Choir - All day at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts - downtown Denver

8

Winter  Dance – 7:00 - 10:00 pm (location to be announced)

12

Treble Choir Festival

13

Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences  3:30 – 8:00 pm

13

End of 1st 6 weeks in second semester

14

Staff Development Day -- Potential Snow Make Up Day - No School - Students

17

President’s Day - No School

19

Grades due 8:00 a.m.    1st six-week grades available in Jeffco Connect/Infinite Campus

20

Honor Roll Assembly – 8:15 – 9:00 am in the auditorium

23-25

DECA State at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs

27-29

Spring Musical 7:00 pm Auditorium

March

4

Spring Instrumental Music Concert 7 pm - auditorium

6

CBA Regional Concert Band Festival- 7 am-6 pm (Auditorium, Choir & Band rooms)

11

Spring Choir Concert Dress Rehearsal

12

Spring Choir Concert 7:00 pm in Auditorium

TBD

8th graders Meet the Coaches Night – 6:00 pm – gymnasium

19-24

Music Department Trip to Orlando, FL

22

Dinner Theater- cafeteria – 7 PM (set up starting at 3:00)

23-27

Spring Break - No School

April

1

Sr. Class Graduation Mtg. during Seminar in auditorium/Sr. Class Parent Mtg. 6:00 p.m. in Auditorium

3

End of 2nd 6 weeks of 2nd Semester

4

Prom at TBD 8:00 pm-11:00 pm and After Prom at The Ridge 10:00 pm - 3:00 am

6

Grades due 8:00 a.m.   2nd six-week grades available in Jeffco Connect/Infinite Campus

8-26

CMAS-Science – 11th grade only

8

IB CAS Presentations and Potluck - 6:00pm

10

Staff Development - Potential Snow Make Up Day - No School -Students

11

Community Egg Hunt - doors open from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. with hunt times (for all age groups) at 9:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

14

PSAT/SAT Testing –for Freshmen/Sophomores/Juniors – Special Schedule – 8:00 am - 11:30

No School - 12th Grade Students

16

Jeffco Sing In

17

Mock Interviews

18

Relay for Life 6 pm on Saturday through 6 am on Sunday at Chatfield High School

20-May 21

MAP testing window (Grades 9 and 10, English and Math)

24

Day Without Hate (assembly during school – Rally at night)

23

SAT Make-Up testing 7:30 - 11:00

IB Senior Banquet  6:00 pm

28

Marching Band Parent Meeting

29

Legacy of Excellence for Grades 9-11 – 6:00 pm

30

Senior Legacy of Excellence – 6:00 pm.

29-May 2

DECA International Career Development Conference - Nashville

May

1

Student Pep Rally (Honoring Seniors and changing Seats) – 2:05 pm

4

DRHS Accountability Committee Student Panel 5:30 – 8:00 pm in the LMC

4

Spring “Pop” Concert Dress Rehearsal – auditorium

5

Spring “Pop” Concert – auditorium – 7:00 pm

5

Yearbook Distribution

6

Instrumental Music Concert – 7:00 pm – Auditorium

7-8

Senior Finals – Cardinal/Navy (No early finals allowed – No exceptions)

8

End of 2nd Semester and last day of school for seniors only

11

Senior grades due 8:00 a.m.    Final Senior grades available in Jeffco Connect/Infinite Campus

TBD

Legacy of Champions – 6:00 pm – Main Gym

13

Senior Graduation Rehearsal/BBQ - 4:00 pm

14

Graduation – 9:00 am Red Rock - distribution of diplomas to seniors during ceremony

No School - Grades 9-11

19

Finals Special Schedule (No early finals allowed – No exceptions)

7:50-9:05

AE

9:15-10:45

Block 6 Finals

10:55 - 1:05

Block 7 Finals and Lunch(Follow Cardinal Day Classes/Lunches)

1:15 - 2:45

Block 8 Finals

Lunches/Transportation Provided

20

Finals Special Schedule (No early finals allowed – No exceptions)

7:00-8:30

AE

8:30-10:00

Block 1 Finals

10:30-12:00

Block 2 Finals

AM Transportation Provided but No Lunches and No PM transportation

21

Finals Special Schedule (No early finals allowed – No exceptions)

7:00-8:30

AE

8:30-10:00

Block 3 Finals

10:30-12:00

Block 4 Finals

AM Transportation Provided but No Lunches and No PM transportation

22

PURPLE DAY - Only students who need to make up finals - Grades due 3:00 pm.    Final grades available in Jeffco Connect/Infinite Campus - Teacher Check Out