The purpose of the handbook is to answer any questions you might have about our school and how it works.
Early Bird Registration (formerly Annual Family Update)
DPS requires all families to complete an Annual Registration. Annual Registration can be accessed thru the Parent Portal https://myportal.dpsk12.org/.
Students should be kept home if they are experiencing a fever over 100.3, uncontrolled coughing/wheezing, diarrhea, and/or vomiting. The student needs to be symptom free for 24 hours without medication before returning to school.
Please call the attendance line before 8:00 am to excuse your student for the day.
You can reach the attendance line by calling the school at 720-424-5000 and then choosing option #1.
Please leave a message with your student’s first and last name as well as a reason for being absent.
Please note we follow DPS guidelines for weather.
We will send students outside as much as possible considering daily weather. Please send your students to school with appropriate cold weather gear.
If there is any precipitation, students will not go out.
If the temperature is 28 or below, students will not go out.
If the temperature is above 28, we will go out for recess.
For a school closing related to weather you can call the school district’s closure hotline at 720-423-3200 or watch local news stations.
Drop Off and Pick Up Info
All students enter through their designated entrance starting at 8:00 a.m. Students will not be able to enter the school prior.
ECE-3 (Ms. Raegan) – Door 5
MIA – Door 6
ECE-4 (Ms. Emily) – Door 2
ECE-4 (Mr. Hammond) – Door 3
Kindergarten and 1st grade – Door 4
2nd and 3rd – Door 7
4th and 5th – Door 8
School supervision begins at 8:00 a.m. for students in ECE-3 AM class, MIA class, and students in ECE-4 thru 5th grade; Supervision for ECE-3 PM class will begin at 12:20 p.m. Any students arriving before then should have parent/guardian supervision.
Students will begin their day with a soft start by heading straight to their classroom upon arrival to eat breakfast and have community building time with their classmates.
Students arriving after 8:05 a.m. will be considered tardy and should enter through the front doors and check in at the office to receive a tardy slip. Palmer’s school-wide community announcements will begin promptly at 8:15 a.m.
As a reminder, supervision for students is provided between 8:00 a.m. and 3:05 p.m. You must provide adult supervision for your child(ren) if they arrive before 8:00 a.m and after 3:05 p.m.
School dismisses at 3:05 p.m. Please report to your students’ designated pick up location to pick up your children, please be on time.
If you would like to give your child permission to walk home on their own, please print, fill out and submit this form to your child’s teacher. Permission form link
ECE families should go to their child’s outside classroom door to pick up and sign out their children at the end of their day.