If you checked out a computer and/or hotspot and you need it for academic purposed over the summer, you will need to fill out the following form.

District Device Request of Support of Summer Learning


Featured Articles from Principal Ottmann

How Involved Should Parents Be in Their Child's Education?
  - February 25, 2020

Parents:  Why You Need to Stop Doing Your Kid's Work
   - February 11, 2020

How to Prevent Becoming a Snowplow Parent
    - January 17, 2020

One Great Reason to Reduce Social Media Use 
     - December 18, 2020

The Consequence of Undivided Attention 
     - November 21, 2020

When Achievement Becomes an Unhealthy Pursuit 
     - October 25, 2020

The Fine Line Between Excellence and Obsession 
     - September 19, 2020

Lawnmower Parents Are the New Helicopter Parents & We Are Not Here for It 
     - August 30, 2020

Opportunities for Parent Involvement

InvolvedThere are many ways to get involved and make a difference at Ponderosa High School. We encourage you as parents to take an active role in what is going on at your child's school. Whether you participate in our SAC, assist with our fundraisers, join our Booster Clubs, or simply volunteer, we encourage you to take an active role in the many happenings at PHS!


The purpose of the SAC is to inform, encourage and provide opportunities for parent and community members to be involved in the planning and evaluation of the school’s instructional program and quality improvement processes. The SAC makes recommendations concerning the school’s Performance, Improvement, Priority Improvement, or Turnaround plan, and meets at least quarterly to discuss implementation of the school’s plan and other progress pertinent to the school’s accreditation contract with the Board of Education. Final decision-making authority rests with the principal or other person or group receiving the recommendation from the SAC (e.g., The Superintendent, District Accountability Committee (“DAC”) or Board of Education).

The School Accountability Committee (SAC) has several openings for parents or guardians of Ponderosa students in the 2019-2020 school year.  Please click the "More Information" link below to find out how to become involved.

More Information

Ponderosa SAC Website

PHS can use your help. Current opportunities include:

Emergency Supplies Sign-up
Athletic Training Room Expansion Fundraiser
Music Department - Amazon Fundraiser
Ponderosa Spirit Flags
Scorer's Table Recognition
King Soopers Card for Ice Hockey
King Soopers Card for Lacrosse

If interested in volunteering at PHS, please fill out the volunteer application or contact our Volunteer Coordinator.

Jennie Streightiff
Volunteer Coordinator

volunteer application

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