Posted January 19, 2023
Dear Montclair Families
NO SCHOOL on Jan 16, 2023 in celebration of
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Students will be returning to school on Tuesday, January 17th.
Here are some little known facts about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Join Team DPS at the Jan. 16 Parade in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Join DPS Board Members at 9 a.m. at the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial in City Park on Monday, Jan. 16! The program will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the march will kick off at 10:45 a.m., then participants will walk together to Civic Center Park.
The celebrations will continue with activities all week long (Jan. 16-20) as we honor and live out our Shared Core Values. Learn more about spirit week and other ways to live our values here.
Pick-Up and Drop-Off
School begins at 8:00 AM
School doors will open at 7:55 AM
School ends at 3:05 PM.
If you are running late, please call the front office at 720-424-5380.
Everyone entering the building please check in at the front desk.
School Choice Round 1 is Here
DPS School Choice round 1 begins today, 1/13. The window is open from January 13th at 10 A.M to February 14th. If your child is in ECE or 5th grade, you must fill out a school choice application to ensure they have a spot in the fall. To participate in SchoolChoice, families submit one SchoolChoice application per student, on which they rank their top schools in order of preference, up to a limit of 12. DPS then uses a computer algorithm that matches students to schools based on those preferences, as well as school admission priorities and available space.
Universal Preschool (UPK)
The process for applying to ECE is changing this year as we switch to Universal Preschool. This year, Colorado passed proposition EE, which grants all Colorado families to access 15 hours of early childhood education per week, per child. To apply for preschool for the 2023-24 school year, you must fill out both a UPK application and a DPS School Choice Application.
Important Information about UPK Application Process
Complete the UPK app and make your school selections.
Complete DPS SchoolChoice Round 1 application – There are no school selections– families will only select UPK.
DPS is not running its standard lottery and system for ECE4– the state-run UPK lottery will take its place.
There will be no waitlist for DPS SchoolChoice or UPK for ECE4 programs.
Click here for the UPK Website
We attempt to have outside recess every day when the weather allows. Please ensure your students have the proper clothing for cold and wet weather.
Message for Parents and Guardians
KINDER/1ST–TUESDAY, January 24th @ 2:15 PM in the Auditorium
2ND/3RD–Thursday, January 26th @ 2:15 PM in the Auditorium
4TH/5TH–Friday, January 27th @ 8:30 AM in the Auditorium
Student lunch visits
We welcome our parents and guardians to join their students for school lunch. Please check in prior to your student’s lunch time and check out at the end of their lunch period.
Guardians’ student early pickup ends at 2:45 PM
Please pick up your little learners before 2:45 or after 3:05.
Message From The Front Office
If your child is out ill, please make sure to leave a message on the school’s attendance line and not with the health office.
The automated absence call goes out at 9:30. If you have called to excuse your child, please note you may still receive the absence phone call. You are welcome to call the front office if you have any questions.
PEAK – Parents. Educators. Kids. Organization
We were excited to welcome community members, Parents, and teachers. Our goal is to build community through events for all and fundraising to support the school and our enrichment program. Please join us for the next PEAK meeting on 1/18/22.
DPS Parent Links:
Translation & Interpretation
To request translation and interpretation services, please contact your school’s main office. Click here to see a list of schools and contact information. For questions, please email email@example.com or call 720-423-3767.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Susan and AJ