Sunday, July 26, 2015

Dear Gold Rush Families,

I hope you are having a wonderful summer! We are eagerly anticipating the start of another wonderful school year!  I want to provide you with important information and timeline regarding the start of the year.  It is my hope that this information will ensure a successful start to the year.

Monday, July 20th – Monday, August 3rd – Online Express Check In
Express Check In will open at 12:01 AM on July 20.  Click here to login.  You will use Online Express Check In to update your contact information, pay school fees and sign up for volunteer opportunities.  Please note that some of the forms indicate that they need to be printed and turned in to your teacher during Meet Your Teacher Day or no later than the first day of school.  Online Express Check In must be completed by August 3rd .  All students must register. For assistance contact the following:
  • For student and household related questions/issues - Student Data and Information Services summer hotline at 303-387-0016. This hotline is in operation till 07/24/2015.
  • For issues/questions regarding student fees - Business Services at 720-433-1244
  • For technical issues with Express Check-In parent application or manger application  - IT Support Center at 303-387-0001
You can direct other questions to our Registrar, Anita Rudman, at or my Administrative Assistant, Janis Panico, at

Monday, July 20th - Class Placement
We know that children are eager to know who their new classroom teacher is!  Starting July 20th you can click here to access your parent portal.  You will be able to view your child’s teacher by selecting your student and clicking on the schedule tab. You can look forward to receiving a welcome letter from your child’s teacher via email by the end of the month.

Friday, August 7th - Meet Your Teacher
We believe that it is essential for students to have the opportunity to meet their teacher and visit their classroom prior to the first day of school.  Families are welcome to visit their classroom on Friday, August 7, and drop off school supplies.  We want to ensure that families are able to spend time with the teacher in a small group setting so we ask that you sign up for one of the times shown below by clicking here for our online scheduler.  The password is digger(This is also where you will sign up for assessments- see below.)  Each time slot is reserved for a maximum of six students. The sign up is first come first serve so please sign up as soon as possible if you have a preferred time or wish to arrange aligned times for siblings.  If you ordered an Edukit in the spring it will be delivered to your child’s class.  Click here for a map of teachers’ classrooms.
* Sign Up For One of The Following Times on Friday, August 7th

Monday, August 10th -  First Full Day of School
The first full day of school for students in grades K-5 is Monday, August 10th.  Click here for the 2015/2016 Split Fall Break Modified Calendar. Click here for school drop off and pick up procedures.

Wednesday, August 19th – Parent Back to School Night
Classroom teachers will provide parents with an overview of the school year on August 19th during the following two Back to School Night sessions: 6:00-6:30PM & 6:45-7:15 PM.  We hope you will join us for these informative sessions.

Thursday, August 20th or Friday, August 21st – 1 Hour of Assessments
In an attempt to gain more targeted information regarding your child’s academic strengths and needs, each child will come to school for one hour only on either August 20th or August 21st to complete reading assessments.  Having students complete assessments with their teacher at the end of the second week of school allows students to adjust to classroom practices and procedures.  The assessments administered will allow educators to alter their instruction to meet your child’s individual needs and learning style.
Click here for the online conference scheduler between July 20th – August 3rd to select your assessment  day and time. The password is digger.  Because we value the information we are obtaining on these days, it is mandatory that all children complete their assessments on either August 20th or August 21st.   Please bring your child to the front vestibule and teachers will bring students to their testing locations.  Students will conclude their assessment day in the gym where you can accompany them to their school picture.  If you have childcare needs, our Before and After School Enrichment program (B.A.S.E.) will be available on both August 20th and 21st.  Please contact B.A.S.E. as soon as possible as spaces are limited.

We look forward to seeing your family in August!  Enjoy the rest of your summer vacation!


Jennifer Brown