Posted March 26, 2021
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We all were deeply saddened to learn about the tragic events in Boulder this week. I have included some resources and tips in this email as you navigate these difficult discussions and feelings with your child(ren). Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if your child needs more support in processing this tragedy.
As the weather continues to improve and spring fever sets in, I hope everyone is excited for Spring Break to begin tomorrow. Please remember that there is NO SCHOOL Friday, March 26th until Tuesday, April 6th. (Monday, April 5th is a No-Contact date for students.) I hope you and your family are able to enjoy time together and rest up for our final two months of the school year!
Be sure to read this week’s entire newsletter – we’ve got information on Spring Break meal distribution sites, enrichments being offered this Spring, Summer camp and Summer Academy, and more.
For our 3rd-5th Grade families, we’ll be starting CMAS testing in April (you’ll receive a schedule from your teacher and via email today). Please make sure your child(ren) gets a good night of sleep and has a healthy breakfast before any testing, and please be sure to rearrange doctor’s appointments if possible. The State of Colorado has applied for a waiver to reduce the number of tests given, but we are still awaiting word. All tests will be conducted in person, if your child(ren) are learning remotely, and you do not want them to come to school for testing, please be sure to email: email@example.com.
I hope you have a wonderful break, and we’ll see you again on Tuesday, April 6th!
If you have changed your phone number or address, please notify the school office so that we can update the information for your student. It is extremely frustrating when we have to contact parents only to find out that phone numbers are no longer working.
Also, if you are changing the way your child gets home at the end of the day, please contact the school office at 720-424-6070 prior to 3:15pm to advise. If you know that you are going to be more than 10 minutes late to pick up your child from school, please contact the school office and advise them of the situation. Thank you for your assistance with these matters.
During this upcoming spring season, we have decided to bring back in-person enrichments, though all will be held outside (weather permitting).
Below are the options for Spring 2021 enrichments:
Since enrichments start at 4:00 PM, if you are a non-Discovery Link student, please feel free to register your child for Discovery Link as well, to ensure safety and care. Please use this link to register https://equity.dpsk12.org/extended-learning/enrichments/ If you have any other questions, please reach out to Antoinette “Toni” Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org
DPS Summer Academy Registration is now open. Those who are eligible have the option to attend the following sites:
Jump into Summer with Denver Public Schools and Extended Learning & Community Schools!
Are you looking for fun and engaging experiences for your child(ren) this summer? Would you like your child to create those timeless memories and friendships that make summer so special? Look no further, it’s time to jump into summer with Denver Public Schools, Extended Learning and Community Schools (ELCS) Camps! Check out an awesome video of kids enjoying our programs here!
ELCS will be providing incredible summer experiences for youth at a variety of locations around Denver! All camps will provide fun summer programming based on weekly themes such as Superhero Adventure, Mythical Creatures, DL’s Got Talent, Supersized Sports, Ooey Gooey Science and Space! For registration information, camp locations and themes, please click here. We can’t wait to jump into Summer 2021 and start making memories that will last a lifetime with your child(ren). There are limited spots available, so register today!
Space is limited!
If your phone number or address has recently changed, please contact the school office at 720-424-6070 so that your information can be updated in our system. Without you advising of this information, the school has no way of knowing your information has changed. Thank you!
Discovery Link at Hallett has been teaching students about financial literacy basics. In an effort to provide an extension of this program to families we are wondering if there is interest in the community to learn about more opportunities within financial literacy. Please fill out this interest form so we can review responses and make a decision on whether this is an initiative that we want to pursue.
Financial Literacy Interest Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWOUjI_G-5Sn_tXBIZhVVFP4CVP-RsdNcim8lh_1Q8vjvTQw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0&gxids=7628
Sign Up for Colorado Food Cluster Meal Deliveries:
Colorado Food Cluster (CFC) provides free meals to youth ages 6-18 in the Denver Metro Area (within 20 miles of downtown). Each student will receive a weekly delivery of 7 dinners and 14 snacks, including fruit and milk, until June 30, 2021.
Complete this form to enroll! https://www.coloradofoodcluster.com/sign-up-english
Clothes To Kids of Denver (CTKD) provides FREE clothing to children and youth who are in need or in crisis. To shop, students must live in Metro Denver, be age 3 – 21 and be enrolled in school (remote or in-person) or working toward a GED.
Our wardrobe includes 5 outfits, 1 coat, 1 pair of shoes, 1 bra (optional) and 5 pairs each of new underwear and new socks. Students are invited to select clothing in a welcoming, store-like setting or can order a wardrobe for contactless curbside pick-up.’
We are very excited to have in person shoppers in our store and are taking extra precautions to protect the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff.
Take a look at our COVID-19 Safety Procedures to learn more.
For families who would prefer a contactless option, we are continuing to offer wardrobes via Curbside Service. This option enables parents and caregivers to request a wardrobe for any student in need, and our staff will shop on their behalf.
Families wishing to shop in person or request a wardrobe for pick-up should call us at 720-379-4630 or email us at email@example.com for an appointment. Up-to-date phone hours are on the Shop With Us page of our website.
No Referral Required! No matter how families choose to shop, we have temporarily loosened our referral requirements and are providing wardrobes to anyone who says the young people in their households are in need of our services, no questions asked.
Hours of Operation:
Tuesdays – Fridays 9:00 – 4:00
Saturdays 9:00 – 3:00
Sundays & Mondays Closed
Please see the letter above about weekend food bags. If you are interested please fill out this form or contact Ms. Talvy at firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
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.
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:
The program is open until funds are exhausted. To apply, go to Colorado.gov/PEAK 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.