Palmer Updates

Posted January 24, 2023

It is still important to continue to implement standard illness mitigation strategies. These include:

  • Having staff and students stay home when they are sick.
  • Use the “How Sick is Too Sick” document (also available in Spanish) for guidance on returning to school after an illness.
  • Practice frequent hand washing.
  • Stay current with flu and COVID-19 vaccinations.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or elbow.
  • Consider masking if exhibiting any symptoms.

If you have any questions, reach out to your school nurse.

Use Safe2Tell Effectively

DPS has been seeing a rise in the number of misused and malicious reporting on our 

Safe2Tell safety tip lines. The Safe2Tell tip line is not a resource for general complaints and should only be used in cases of emergency. False reports are a felony, and subject to criminal penalties according to Senate Bill 21-081. Please encourage all parents and students who have a complaint to reach out directly to your leadership team directly for more information on how they can receive help or new accommodations.The Universal Preschool (UPK) Colorado application process is open now through Feb. 14

 (Please note the UPK window closes Feb. 14 and not Feb. 15 as originally communicated.) As a reminder, ECE-3 and ECE-4 families must complete both a DPS SchoolChoice application and a UPK Colorado application. Families have until 4 p.m. on Feb. 14 to complete a DPS SchoolChoice application and a UPK Colorado application.

Staff Meeting Wed. 1/25: Schoolwide Interim 2 & READ Act Data Share. Please continue to read Ch. 3 of CRT & The Brain to stay on course for reading the book cover to cover. 

Data Driven Instruction (DDI) Meetings 1/26: We will discuss your grade level data individually during DDI meetings. We will email your data to review prior to your DDI meeting. Please see me or Hunter with any questions.