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Friday Folder Bulletin, March 6, 2020

Dear Park Hill Families:

It is our priority to keep you informed about events that impact our school and students. This letter is to let you know that, due to the large number of expected teacher absences for the Colorado Education Association (CEA) “Educator Day of Action” on Thursday, March 19, DPS made the decision to change the district calendar for this one day. 

There will be no school for Park Hill students on Thursday, March 19. All DPS schools will be closed to students, including preschools. School at Park Hill will resume as normal on Friday, March 20.  Continue reading Friday Folder Bulletin, March 6, 2020

Friday Folder Bulletin, February 28, 2020

Park Hill Parents,

As many of you may know, we have a significant amount of sick students home from school and/or being sent home on a daily basis. Illnesses have varied between stomach virus, uncontrolled coughing, and fever (>100) with flu-like symptoms, all of which are very contagious. If your child experiences any of these symptoms please keep them at home to minimize exposure to others. Specifically, we ask that they be free from fever or vomiting for 24 hours before returning.

We encourage each of you to be diligent in minimizing the spread of germs. Although these may be common sense, the following suggestions serve good reminders:

  • Stay home when you are sick. If possible, stay 
  • home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way
  • Cover coughs and sneezes. Use a tissue to cover coughs and sneezes, then dispose of the tissue. When a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your elbow.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces or objects. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Find additional CDC resources on how to clean and disinfect schools.
  • Wash hands for 20 seconds. Washing hands often under clean, running water can help prevent the spread of germs. If you
    cannot wash your hands, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer w
    ith at least 60-95% alcohol.

Continue reading Friday Folder Bulletin, February 28, 2020

Friday Folder Bulletin, February 21, 2020

Dear Park Hill families:

We will begin the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) assessments on March 24, 2020. These assessments focus on the knowledge and skills our kids need for success in our global economy, including skills such as analytical thinking and the ability to solve complex problems. The CMAS assessments focus on four different content areas depending upon the grade your child is in:

  • English Language Arts (ELA) and Math – 3rd, 4th, 5th grade
  • Social Studies- 4th grade
  • Science – 5th grade

Continue reading Friday Folder Bulletin, February 21, 2020

Friday Folder Bulletin, February 13, 2020

Dear Park Hill families:

We will begin the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) assessments on March 24, 2020. These assessments focus on the knowledge and skills our kids need for success in our global economy, including skills such as analytical thinking and the ability to solve complex problems. The CMAS assessments focus on four different content areas depending upon the grade your child is in:

  • English Language Arts (ELA) and Math – 3rd, 4th, 5th grade
  • Social Studies- 4th grade
  • Science – 5th grade

Continue reading Friday Folder Bulletin, February 13, 2020

Friday Folder Bulletin, February 10, 2020

STUDENTS NEED TO DRESS APPROPRIATELY WHEN IT IS COLD OUTSIDE
We try to send students outside every day for recess. We check the temperature / wind chill and generally will go out if students won’t get wet and the temperature is appropriate.  Please make sure you send your student dressed appropriately to be outside for up to 30 minutes at a time. We are all aware of how fast the weather in Colorado can change so students should always have access to a coat, hat, pair of gloves and boots in their backpack.  Continue reading Friday Folder Bulletin, February 10, 2020