Construction/2015-16 Calendar Update

On Monday, May 11th we held a community meeting to talk with families about proposed changes to the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school calendars to accommodate extensive classroom renovations that will start the end of May 2016 and carry-on through out the length of the 2016 summer months. During the Community Meeting, families in attendance asked very thoughtful questions and we engaged in a positive dialogue. After the meeting Principal Laura Munro was able to take the feedback we received from participants and review it with District leadership to make further revisions that we feel address the questions and concerns raised by our community. We feel confident that the changes we’ve been able to make will be positively received by our community and will support the learning needs of our students. Most specifically, we have been able to address concerns raised by our families regarding the possibility of extending the length of the school day beyond 3:45. Below are highlights of the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school year calendars. Scroll down below to see architectural drawings of how beautiful the school will look after the renovations are complete by the start of the 2016 school year.

School Year 2015-2016

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August 24 2015- First Day of School for students

Planning and Assessment Days- No Classes for Students

October 19
January 4
February 29
April 11

October 20 Student- led conference day #1 (No classes for students)

February 29 Student-led conference day #2 ( No classes for students)

May 26 2016- last day of school for students- 1/2 day

School Day is 8:00-3:45

The 2015-16 school year will end 5 days early to accommodate the extensive renovations taking place in the building, but because we added 45 minutes to the school day, and students are in school from 8:00-3:45, we are still 100+ hours over the total number of instructional hours required.

 

School Year 2016-17

 

September 8 2016 is first day of school for students

There will be three Planning/Assessment days through out the school year when students will not have classes

There will be two Student-led conference days, one fall, one spring

June 9 2017 is the last day of school for students- day

School day is 8:00-3:45

Construction Overview

construction work

renovations

classroom design

 

 

Click below to review the entire May Meeting presentation

May 11 Community Meeting

 

DPS Redesigning ‘70s-Era 'Open Plan' Classrooms – 2012 DPS Bond Update from Denver Public Schools on Vimeo.