First Day meeting location and line up areas:
We strongly encourage everyone to arrive early on the first day to allow plenty of time to take pictures, greet friends, and be in line by 8:10am, when the first bell rings. If the weather is nice, please consider leaving your car at home (or park a few blocks away), and ride or walk to school. The parking lot will be particularly chaotic on the first day!
ECE Students must be signed-in and signed-out at the front desk by a registered parent, guardian or caretaker each day and then will head down to the ECE classrooms where teachers will be waiting.
Kindergarten, 5th& Middle School will meet their teachers in the front of the school.
1st, 2nd, 3rd& 4th will meet outside on the playground in the back. Teachers will have signs with their names on them.
Every Day Arrival: bell rings at 8:10 am, 2nd bell rings at 8:15 am
- ECE Students must be signed-in and signed-out by a registered parent, guardian or caretaker at the front desk each day and then will head down to the ECE classrooms. Your teachers will be waiting for you to sign the kids in. You will do the same when checking them out for the first day and each and every day for the remainder of the year
- Kindergarten: Kindergarten students report to their classroom at 8am, entering through the door in front of the school, the second from the far right.
- 1st – 4th grades: On the back playground, starting no earlier than 8 am.
- 5th – 8th grades: In front of the building, starting no earlier than 8 am.
- If you are late, you will need to sign in at the front desk.
If your student is coming to or from an appointment outside of the building, you must sign them in and out at the front desk.
Dismissal: bell rings at 3:15 pm
- ECE: Students must be signed out at the front desk each day by a registered parent, guardian or caretaker, who will then will head down to the ECE classrooms where teachers will be waiting.
- Kindergarten: Students are escorted to daycare and school buses; parents or approved caregivers can pick students up at the green doors in the corner in front of the school, directly from teachers.
- 1st graders: Students are escorted to daycare and school buses; parents or approved caregivers can pick students up at the light blue doors in front of the school directly from their teachers.
- 2nd grade: Parents or approved caregivers can pick students up from their teachers at the darker blue doors in front of the school closest to the front doors.
Students riding buses will walk on their own to the buses.
- Teachers and administration will be stationed along the sidewalk to help students if needed.
- 3rd – 8th grade: Students will be dismissed out of the back doors, near the playground. Parents can meet their students on the blacktop or near the bus lane.
Extra Security – You Can Help:
- Please also review our school Safety and Security guidelines.
- Remind your student to use the crosswalks, looking first for cars/buses.
- Cars cannot be parked and left in the Kiss and Go lane – remain with your car.
- Students are not to arrive on campus before 8am, unless they’re attending Kaleidoscope, or are eating breakfast at school (free to all students).
- Breakfast begins at 7:45am in the cafeteria.
- Students are unsupervised on the playground until 7:55am, which is why we ask parents to not drop off students any earlier that 8 am (7:45 for breakfast).
- Dismissal is at 3:15pm, Monday through Thursday,and 1pm on Fridays. Please see the Dismissal procedure above for you student’s specific grade.
- Please pick your child up promptly after school. If you may be running late, please call the office to inform them that you’re on your way, so your child doesn’t worry: 270-424-2640
- Students who are continually not picked up on time and whose parents have not notified the office about running late, could be put into the care of the Denver Police Department after a reasonable amount of time spent waiting for their parent to arrive to pick them up.
The Denver Public Schools Transportation Department sends a letter about your bus routes at the beginning of each year and provides bus route information on the Parent Portal.
If you are an elementary student who lives more than 1 mile away, you qualify for busing. If you are a Middle School student you must live more than 2.5 miles away to qualify for busing. Please fill out an exception form on the DPS Parent Portal if you are trying to get your Middle School student on the bus with your elementary student. Due to the high amount of requests, it may take several weeks for DPS to process and reply to exception requests. Bill Roberts has no information or participation in the exception process.