The 2021-2022 Palmer Family Handbook is currently being revised. It will be available soon.
Early Bird Registration (formerly Annual Family Update)
Early Bird Registration begins Monday, May 2nd thru Friday, May 20th. 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 9:00 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 and COVID-19 guidelines. 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, we will not go out.
If the temperature is above 28, we will go out for recess but possibly not lunch.
If temperatures are around 45 degrees/feels colder, we will eat inside.
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.
**Updates on Snow Day Policy for 2021-22
For a single snow day, we will do a traditional snow day, with no in-person or remote learning.
If, due to weather, we are not able to safely allow students to attend in person for multiple days, then starting on the second day we will pivot to remote learning.
To support in planning and this shift, any time we are considering a potential snow day, we will send messaging to schools by mid-day the day before to remind students and teachers to prepare (such as by taking home computers) in the event that it becomes a multi-day event and we need to shift to a virtual model.
Drop Off and Pick Up Info
All students enter through their designated entrance starting at 8:50 a.m. Students will not be able to enter the school prior to 8:50 a.m. **Students Temperatures will not be taken before they enter the school**
ECE-3 (Ms. Raegan) – Door 5
MIA (Ms. Fisher) – Door 6
ECE-4 (Ms. Emily) – Door 2
ECE-4 (Mr. Hammond) – Door 3
Kindergarten and 1st grade – Door 4
2nd and 3rd – Door 8
3rd, 4th and 5th – Door 7
School supervision begins at 8:50 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 1:05 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 9:05 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 9:15 a.m.
As a reminder, supervision for students is provided between 8:50 a.m. and 3:55 p.m. We request that you provide adult supervision for your child(ren) if they arrive before 8:50 a.m.
School dismisses at 3:55 p.m. Please report to your students designated pick up location to pick up your children and 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 head to their child’s outside classroom door to pick up and sign out their children.