Community Newsletter: Friday, October 30

Posted November 2, 2020

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Upcoming Dates For Your Calendar

  • Monday, November 9: No In-Person Instruction (Asynchronous Learning Day)
  • November 23-27: Thanksgiving Break, No School
  • Dec 21 – Jan 4: Winter Break, No School

Dear Hallett Families,
We continue to be thankful for your children in our care. We are practicing all precautions diligently and hope you can continue to do so while outside of school. 

Please continue to do your part by practicing good hygiene, social distancing, and mask-wearing when outside school, particularly this weekend over the holiday. 
We will miss our 3rd-5th graders who return to learning remotely on Monday, November 2nd.

No In-Person Learning on November 9th

Please mark your calendars for an Asynchronous Learning Day on Monday, November 9th. 
There will be no in-person instruction (including ECE) that day.

Free COVID-19 Testing for Students

Denver Health’s School-based Health Centers (SBHC) and Denver Public Schools (DPS) announced yesterday that students throughout the entire district will now have access to free COVID-19 tests at any of the four Denver Health testing sites, starting immediately.
Read HERE for more information.

Register for Totes of Hope- Food Pantry Bags

Pink Pantry Totes of Hope is teaming up with the staff of Hallett Academy and the Food Bank of the Rockies to offer a supply of nutritious meals and snacks for students over their weekends and extended breaks, free of charge. Bags will be distributed at dismissal on the last school day before the weekend or break.

Any child enrolled in Hallett Academy is able to receive these weekly bags of food.

If you feel like your family is in need of this program, we encourage you to sign up by filling the form out below and returning it to school or you can fill it out electronically. Only one form is needed per family, but include information for each child on the form below. This information is kept confidential. Once your family is signed up, they will receive bags of food each week until they leave the school or until you no longer wish to participate. The program will begin Friday 10/23.

Important: If your family is staying remote there will be a pick up option at Hallett on Friday. Please come to Hallett at 3:15-3:45 to pick up the bag of food. We encourage you to take advantage of this program for your family and your students.

Questions or concerns? Please contact:
Brittany Talvy, School Psychologist 720-424-6099 or at

Food & Other Assitance

Please see the letter above about weekend food bags. If you are interested please fill out this form or contact Ms. Talvy at or 720-424-6099.

Important: If your family is struggling in ways that we might be able to support, we hope you will reach out. We have access to many resources that might be helpful and would appreciate knowing how we can best meet the needs of our families. Please fill out this survey and we will be in touch:

Technology Reminder

Please remember to send your child with his/her device every day. Given these uncertain times, you never know when your child will need to work remotely.

Emergency Assistance

Knowing the COVID-19 pandemic continues to negatively impact the lives of Denver families, DHS is now offering emergency/disaster assistance payments up to $4,000 to qualifying residents. These payments can be used for a variety of reasons – to cover rent or pay the mortgage, to pay for mental or medical care, to pay for home or auto repairs, to pay for food or school supplies, and more. To qualify, one must be:

  • TANF Broad-Based Eligibility Criteria for Disaster Aid: Denver resident
  • Household is determined to be ineligible for public assistance programs;
  • Annual household income is under $75,000;
  • Eligible child in the household (according to state rules and regulations);
  • Lawfully present in the country; and
  • Has a need for services directly relating COVID-19-related emergency

The program is open until funds are exhausted. To apply, go to and apply for Colorado Works/TANF. Please note that because this is a unique and temporary program, the “Am I eligible?” feature will not distinguish between this program and the regular Colorado Works/TANF programs. We encourage anyone with questions to call 720-944-4DHS (4347) to speak with a customer services representative.

Photos From Halloween at Hallett

We hope everyone had a safe Halloween weekend, we loved seeing all the creative fun costumes at school on Friday!