Posted November 18, 2021
Dear Hallett Families,
This week was packed with fun, joy, and learning! Thank you to all of our Hawks who made it extra special by participating in Spirit Week!
As a reminder, DPS decided that Thanksgiving Break will start early. There is no school for students tomorrow, Friday, November 19! We look forward to seeing students back on Monday, November 29.
Thank you to all the parents/guardians who have reviewed the Title I information, and filled out the form! Parents/guardians who have not reviewed that information will receive a reminder on Monday, November 29.
We will provide answers to all the questions submitted through the Title I form in next week’s newsletter.
Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving Break! We can’t wait to see everyone again on Monday, November 29!
Greetings Hallett Families,
I certainly hope that everyone in our community has a very happy and healthy week away from school. If a situation arises where there is a COVID positive result for your Hallett student or within your household, please follow the steps listed below so that we are able to report any student cases and have an accurate record of student return dates.
COVID Reporting Over Break:
I will be checking email periodically over the break to monitor for any COVID reports. I will follow up via email if I have any clarifying questions and with the specific information about when the student can return to normal activities and school.
Over the break, we will not send out any schoolwide notices for positive cases as we will not have any close contacts to report, and students will not be in shared spaces during that time. The total number of cases will continue to be reported on the DPS COVID Dashboard.
As always, thank you for your help in making sure this process runs as smoothly as possible!
Hallett is a Title I school, and as a parent of a child at a Title I school there is some important information you need to have! It is important that you watch the short video below, and fill out form letting us know you have watched the video!
Thank you to all the parents/guardians who have reviewed the information, and filled out the form. We will send out a reminder to all parents/guardians who have not signed the form on Monday, November 29. Additionally, we will answer all the questions submitted through the form in next week’s newsletter!
If you reserved a Thanksgiving Basket with The House Worship Center pick-up is this weekend!
When: Saturday, November 20 12:30-3:00pm
Where: The House Worship Center 4141 E 35th Ave
INFORMATION FOR FAMILIES
The most effective way to keep our schools healthy and safe — and our students learning in person — is by getting your family vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccines are now available for everyone age 5 and older.
Benefits of getting vaccinated:
Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 has many benefits for you, your child, your family and your community, including:
Where to get a vaccine:COVID vaccinations for all eligible individuals — now including children ages 5 and up — are available for free through our Denver Health School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs). With 18 locations across the district, our SBHCs offer a quick and convenient way to get vaccinated. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, please contact Denver Health at 303-602-8958.
Other vaccine providers:COVID vaccinations are widely available across the City and County of Denver. Talk with your child’s primary-care provider to find out if they are providing COVID vaccinations. You can also locate a vaccine provider through the national website Vaccine.gov.To learn more about DPS’ response to COVID-19 and how to keep your student safe and healthy, please visit www.dpsk12.org.
Visit the new resources page on our website to find a wide range of supports available to families!
Below is just some of what you will find there! Visit our website to view all of the resources available!
Mental Health Agencies (Therapy/Counseling)
Mental Health Hotlines & Websites
Denver Health School-Based Health ClinicsThe closest Denver Health School-Based Health Clinic to Hallett is at Bruce Randolph: 3955 Steele St.
Housing and Shelter
The University of Colorado Denver Student and Community Counseling Center clinic provides counseling services for children, families, and individual adults for DPS at a rate of $10 per session provided by our Masters-level counselors.
Dear Hallett Families,
This school year your student will receive and bring home a large “Powersack” of food, which is being provided by your friends at Food for Thought!
We are a grass-roots group of neighbors who want to make sure every student has meals to eat over the weekend! We hope this bag will help provide meals and snacks for your student and your family each weekend. All funds for this food are privately funded with great passion. Please be respectful of the contents of the bag! Help us by ensuring all the food gets to your home or a family in need. We are very cautious of ‘expired’ dating. Please review the attached documents to understand how these dates are determined. If you don’t need the food in this bag, please pass it on to another family member or neighbor in need.
Your student will receive a Powersack every other Friday during the school year. Students will receive the Powersack on the following dates Friday:
9/24, 10/1, 10/29, 11/12, 12/3 and 12/17.
We welcome your feedback! Please let us know what you think of our program! You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have additional questions feel free to contact your School representative, Brittany Talvy at 720-424-6099 or email@example.com
We wish you and your student(s) a productive and fun school year.
Food For Thought – Denver
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 to students at dismissal on the last school day before the weekend or break. Occasionally there will be fresh produce and food available on Friday on the playground by the basketball courts.
Any child enrolled in Hallett Academy is able to receive these weekly bags of food. If you feel like your family is in need from this program, we encourage you to sign up by filling the form out below and returning it to school. 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.
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 Brittany_talvy@dpsk12.org
New for this school year, all schools (regardless of start time) will be delayed by two hours if a Weather Delay is called by the district.
We are committed to informing families about school closures or delays as early as possible – with the goal to make the call by 5 a.m.
The decision to delay or close will be made by the superintendent. That decision is based on expected accumulation of snow, the size of the storm and its duration.
The superintendent, transportation director and other district officials assess local & national weather projections and an independent weather service. Leaders also confer with City of Denver plowing schedules, CDOT and neighboring school districts before making the call.
When inclement weather reaches the metro area, members of the DPS Department of Safety and Facility Management teams visit sites checking on the impact of the weather in and around our schools. That information is shared with DPS leadership and is used in the decision-making process.
DPS announces closures or delays via the following communications tools:
The decision to keep schools open, to delay them or to close them during winter weather is made with one overriding factor in mind: the well-being of DPS students and their families. Schools are not only vital places of learning for students, but they also provide nutrition, health care, counseling and essential support services. Whenever possible, DPS strives to keep schools open. If schools are closed, all school-related activities that day – athletics, performances – are also canceled.
If schools are closed, all school-related activities that day – athletics, performances – are also canceled.
New for the 2019-20 school year, all schools (regardless of start time) will be delayed by two hours if a Weather Delay is called by the district.The end time of the school day will not change.
Discovery Link programming, available at many of our schools, will also be delayed by two hours, beginning at 8:30 a.m. instead of 6:30 a.m. Please know that Discovery Link is available only for enrolled students.
We encourage families to seek out alternative childcare. If you are concerned about your ability to do so, please connect with your school leader in advance of a delay. Note that before school Discovery Link programming will still occur (beginning two hours later) however these programs are only available to already enrolled students due to state licensing restriction
You can expect your bus to arrive about two hours later than it would arrive on a traditional day.
Unless it is otherwise communicated, afterschool activities will still happen on days when there is a two-hour delay.Updates will be posted on the dpsk12.org homepage.
Please submit questions to firstname.lastname@example.org; frequently asked questions will be added to this list.
The FACE Centers offer free wraparound services to community members 16 or older in order to obtain critical life skills to increase their economic self-sufficiency and the academic achievement of their students.
The FACE Centers offer a variety of multi-generation services at one location, making it convenient for families to benefit from multiple services offered in their school community. Participants do not have to be DPS parents, all services are open to all community members.