Parent Communication & Policies

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Thursday Folders

Lots of important information goes home every week!

Every Thursday, students bring home their Thursday Folder. These folders will contain valuable information from their classroom teachers, specials teachers, and the office. Please make sure you review your child’s folder with him/her to help you stay up to date!

Parent/Guardian Handbook

Our Parent/Student Handbook serves as an important source of information for each of you. We have included helpful information to ensure a successful school year. Please read through the handbook and keep in mind that more detailed policies and procedures are available at your request. We sincerely hope you all have an enjoyable and successful year. If you have any questions or we can further support you, please contact us at 720-424-8300

Parent/Student Handbook(pdf)

Parent/Student Handbook-Spanish (pdf)

Classroom Parties and Treats Policies

At Cowell, we try to maximize the amount of learning time our students receive each day. When there is a holiday or birthday that students would like to  celebrate, classroom parties are welcome and are usually held during the last 40 minutes of the day. For safety reasons, we ask that any treats brought to share with the class are store-bought and in sealed packages. We encourage families to try to provide healthy choices.

Please keep in mind, many of our students have food allergies!

Uniforms

Why uniforms?

It is believed that school uniforms make schools safer for students, create a “level playing field” that reduces socioeconomic disparities, and encourage children to focus on their studies rather than their clothes.

Cowell students are required to adhere to a dress code. Students must wear:

  • Cowell Youth Short-sleeve Polo – $8
  • Cowell Adult short-sleeve Polos – $9
  • Cowell Youth Pullover Hoodie – $15
  • Cowell Youth Full Zip Hoodies – $17
  • Cowell Adult Pullover Hoodies-$16
  • Cowell Adult Full Zip Hoodies-$20

Uniforms may be purchase in the main office, and are available every day. Financial assistance for families is available by volunteering. Please inquire in the main office.

Procedure for adverse Weather

Click here for an updated school closure list during inclement weather: http://www.thedenverchannel.com/weather/closings

Volunteering

Volunteering is a great way for parents and community members to experience first-hand the great things that are going on in our school! Teachers and staff love the extra help, and students benefit from the additional attention and interaction.

Anyone interested in volunteering is encouraged to visit the front office. Potential volunteers will fill out paperwork and submit to a criminal background check.

Volunteering Opportunities:

Parent Watch

  • Volunteers will be outside of the school before and after school, monitoring traffic, helping children safely cross streets, and ensuring that school rules are followed.

Nurse’s office

  • Volunteer will make ice packs.

Front Office

  • Volunteer will help make photocopies and prepare information for Thursday Folders.

Joy Bjorseth
pricilla_bjorseth@dpsk12.org (Art) –

  • Volunteer will help with various projects, as well as hang artwork.

Classroom Assistants –

  • Volunteers will help classroom teachers with various tasks, depending on the interests of the individual volunteer. Tasks could include, but are not limited to: photocopying, cutting/stapling, reading with children, listening as children read, displaying student work, and other tasks which are helpful to the teacher.