Classes – Winter Term 2021

CC Lesson Planner – with lesson plans & Zoom Link for each class (available the Friday before the following week’s classes) –

Press “EXPAND” under each lesson to see the full lesson plan 

DCS Calendar – with links to each lesson in the CC Planner 

Syllabi for each class (available by Tuesday, January 5) with course descriptions and outlines 

DCS Winter Term Classes – Jan. 4-Mar. 18, 2021

11 Weeks Total  (9 weeks for Monday classes)  –  No classes Monday, Jan. 18 or Monday, Feb. 15 (All classes live via Zoom)

Click here for the Class Schedule (or see below) and make sure to carefully read the Course Descriptions –  Alphabetical by Class Name so you are aware of what the class will cover, any supplies needed, homework expectations, etc. 

Contact your Guide with questions about “out of age range” registrations. 

Based on some suggestions from parents in the survey, we are trying some different (and more “regular” / consistent) scheduling options for some classes, like our “Cool Skills” class (3x per week) and the Theme Strands groups of classes.

Cool Skills Classes (3x a week – T-Th):

These classes focus on skills for success in learning and in life – reading comprehension, analyzing articles, texts & websites, basic writing skills, real-life math skills,, media literacy, Social Emotional / Growth Mindset / Character Education, basic tech skills (Google Apps, etc.), presentation skills, speaking skills, etc. Students will be with the same instructor and the same group of students three times a week, always starting at the same time on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (so easier to remember when to start). These classes may also be producing something like a blog or vlog, online newspaper, videos, stories, books, etc.


PE / Exercise Opportunities: 

We will be offering some 15 to 30 minute online PE / Exercise sessions throughout the week – stay tuned for a schedule – no need to sign up but anyone can join in on any day! 


Virtual Friday Family Workshops

Friday, January 15th 2021
11:00am – 12:00pm – Virtual Frog Dissection K-8 (presentation geared to older students) – OMSI

Friday, January 22nd 2021
11:00am – 12:00pm – Virtual All About Earthquakes K-8 – OMSI

Friday, January 22nd 2021

9:00am – 10:00am – Meteors, Asteroids & Comets – Evergreen Aviation Museum

Friday, January 29th 2021
11:00am – 12:00pm – Lights, Camera, Reaction K-8 – OMSI

1:00pm – 2:00pm – It’s a Small World – the Impact of Air Travel K-8 – Evergreen Aviation Museum

Friday, February 12th 2021
10:00am – 11:00am – Astrobiology 2-8 – OMSI

Friday, February 19th 2021
11:00am – 12:00pm – Environmental Chemistry 2-8 – OMSI

Friday, February 26th 2021
11:00am – 12:00pm – Dinosaurs . K-8 (presentation geared to younger students) – OMSI

Wednesday, March 3 2021

10:00am-11:00am – Virtual Tour of the Willamette Humane Society K-8