Our School Day
Our School Day
Office Hours: 7:15 a.m. -3:45 p.m.
Full Day Kindergarten-2nd Grade: 7:55 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
AM Kindergarten: 7:55 a.m. - 10:55 p.m.
PM Kindergarten: 11:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
AM Preschool (Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri): 8:05 a.m. - 10:55 p.m.
PM Preschool (Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri): 11:45 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
7:45 a.m. - Campus Opens
7:55 a.m. - School Begins
2:35 p.m. - Dismissal Begins
2:45 p.m. - Final Dismissal
10:30 a.m.- 11:10 a.m. - Kindergarten
11:10 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. - 2nd Grade
11:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - 1st Grade
Bus Zone 3: Students riding the bus will be dropped off and picked up in the east lot. In order to ensure a safe departure from the bus, no vehicles will be allowed to enter or exit this lot during drop-off or pick-up times.
Parents and guardians will be contacted by the Transportation Department to share pick-up and drop-off times and places. If you have bussing questions, please contact the Transportation Department at (970) 686-8060.
Preschool Pick-Up and Drop-Off Procedures
Students must be walked into the building and signed in by the adult dropping them off. Please park on Chestnut, Oak or 5th Street and walk along the west side of the building to your child’s classroom door. A staff member will be available to assist you in getting your child signed in and ready for the day. Please do not use the West Side or Oak Street Kiss and Go Lanes. These are reserved for cars pulling through and not exiting their vehicles.
Kindergarten - 2nd Grade Pick-Up and Drop-Off Procedures
Students will be dropped off and picked up in three zones. Two family zones and one bus zone.
Family Zone 1: Oak Street is our first Kiss-and-Go Lane for K-2 students. Families should drive east on Oak Street and follow staff directions to pull as far to the east as possible. Students should have backpacks and personal items ready to go in order to exit the vehicle quickly. Staff will be available to assist students exiting their vehicle and parents should stay in their vehicle to help keep the flow of traffic moving. Parking is not allowed in this location.
Family Zone 2: The west side of the school will be a second Kiss-and-Go Lane for K-2 students. Parents can enter from Oak Street, turning right into the west lot. Like the Oak Street Kiss and Go, K-2 students should be prepared to exit the car when it stops. Families should follow the directions of the staff member on duty and pull as far south as possible. Students should have all their personal belongings organized and ready to exit their vehicle. Parents or guardians will be asked to remain in the vehicle and staff members will assist their children with a safe exit from the vehicle and parking lot area.
Students are expected to be present and engaged in learning each and every school day. Regular and on-time attendance is an important factor in student achievement and success. It is the obligation and responsibility of parents / guardians to ensure that every child 6 - 17 years old attends public school during each school year (C.R.S. 22-33-104).
If your child will be absent from school, please call the school attendance line before the school starts at (970) 686-8405.
Please include the following information in your message: child’s name, teacher, date of absence(s), and reason for absence. As a safety precaution, we will call home, a parent’s place of employment, or emergency contacts if we do not have confirmation of an absence. Student absences are divided into two categories: excused or unexcused. The determination of an absence as excused or unexcused ultimately rests with the building principal or designee. The following guidelines apply:
Students may miss school for illness or injury, pre-arranged absences that cannot be taken care of outside school hours, work-study programs, or a school-sponsored activity.
- Illness, injuries, death in the family, doctors, dentists, etc. appointments (please schedule these at times other than school hours if at all possible).
- Parent request: the office is presented with a request from the parent before the absence. We ask that these be kept to a minimum. If the absence is a vacation, the school needs to know in advance.
- Emergency: unavailable and critical.
A student with four or more unexcused absences from school in any one month or 10 unexcused absences during any school year will be considered “habitually truant.” We will notify the parents / guardians in writing of the absences, and, in partnership with parents / guardians, will develop a plan to address attendance issues and discuss consequences for further unexcused absences.
*See Board Policy for more information.
A child is considered tardy if they arrive after 8 a.m. If a child arrives after 9:30 a.m., they are considered absent for one-half day. If a child leaves prior to 1 p.m., he/she is considered absent for one-half day. If a child is tardy they must check in at the front office before going to class.