Weekly Update – January 25- February 01

Posted 01/26/2018

Weekly Updates 01/25-02/1

Jump Rope Club – 3rd – 5th Graders

Attention parents: If you have a 3rd, 4th or 5th grade student at Cowell, please see the Jump Rope Club flyer in this week’s Thursday Folder!


Dismissal Reminder                                                                                                                                     Parents: please remember that our number one priority at Cowell is to keep our students safe! Please arrange a place outside the school to meet your children if you are picking them up after school. Parents are responsible to pick up their students from their teacher or from their arranged place after they find a parking spot. Teachers will no longer be walking students across the street or walking them to any vehicle. There will be staff assisting students on the sidewalk, so please listen to their directions for everyone’s safety.

Morning Drop in Program

Please make sure you read the attached flyer regarding our new Morning Drop in Program at Cowell starting on February 5.  In partnership with some of our after school staff, we are hoping to provide families another option when they need to drop their children off before 7:30.


SchoolChoice Round 1 for 2018-19 starts February 1, 2018

Who needs to participate in SchoolChoice?

  • Any DPS student who wants to attend a school other than their neighborhood school.
  • Current 5th grade students
  • Current students in our ECE 3yr old program
  • Current students in our ECE 4 yr old program

(Please remember that for our ECE programs, we only have 14-15 spots available, so if you are interested in our ECE programs, please make sure you apply for SchoolChoice Round 1.)

How it works:

Families should submit one SchoolChoice application per student, on which they rank their students’ top 5 school prefrences. DPS then matches students to schools based on those preferences, as well as school admission priorities and available space. Placement notification letters will be sent early April.

New this year- Online SchoolChoice applications:

DPS is introducing an online SchoolChoice application, meaning we will no longer have paper applications. Because of this change, lots of resources will be available for families, including: SchoolChoice hotline (720-423-3493); one on one support from a SchoolChoice staff; and access to computers at our school. Please look for more information regarding online application help at Cowell in our next week’s Weekly Update.


NO SCHOOL NEXT FRIDAY! – Non student contact day