Dear Colfax Families,
I hope you had a great labor day weekend with your child(ren)! I was able to enjoy time with my daughter, Katia. My husband and son had to work, so she and I decided to escape for a couple of days to the mountains. It was great hearing her stories and excitement for her new school, CEC Early College. I also hope our students are coming home sharing things they are excited about at Colfax!
This week I was reminded how fortunate I’ve been in my life. As an immigrant to this great nation, I felt very disappointed with the president’s decision to end DACA. My parents brought me to the United States when I was a year old looking to build a better life. Becoming a U.S. citizen at the age of seventeen provided me the opportunity to pursue my dreams.
I support and stand by our superintendent’s statement, Tom Boasberg, “We want our families and our community to know that our schools remain open and welcoming to all. Please rest assured that DPS will:
- continue to educate all students — a Constitutionally-guaranteed right, regardless of immigration status;
- continue our practice of not collecting or maintaining any information about our students’ immigration status;
- ensure that all students are treated with the dignity and respect that they deserve;
- continue to do everything in our lawful power to protect our students’ confidential information.”
Please let us know if you need information about DACA rights. We will have these flyers in the office and Family Nook in front of the office. You can also find this useful information via the following links:
I am honored to be part of the Colfax community!
Emergency Information guide:
What is an Evacuation? An evacuation is when students are sent outside of the school building to prevent harm or injury due to a hazardous situation inside of the school, such as a fire.
What is a shelter-in-place?Shelter-in-Place occurs when there is a hazard of a tornado or a severe weather warning and it has been determined by Department of Safety with the assistance of outside agencies that evacuation or early dismissal could possibly place students in danger.
What is a lockdown? A lockdown takes place when a hazardous threat or a possible hazardous threat has been identified inside of the building or in close proximity of the school. All exterior and interior doors are locked and students are confined to their school. No entry or exit to the school is allowed during this response.
What should I do if there’s a Lockdown? If you are notified of a school lockdown at your child’s school, do not come to the school. Stay in a location where you are able to be notified with additional information of your child’s school situation. Students will not be released until the incident has ended or the scene is safe for release. Be prepared to retrieve your child at a reunification site.
What is a Lockout? A lockout takes place when a threat has been identified in thearea of your child’sschool. All exterior doors are locked to prevent any hazards or threats to enter the school. No entry or exit to the school
What should I do if a lockdown is occurring at my child’s school? If you are notified of a school lockdown at your child’s school, do not come to the school. Stay in a location where you are able to be notified with additional information of your child’s school situation. Students will not be released until the incident has ended or the scene is safe for release. Be prepared to retrieve your child at a reunification site.
Sept. 8th – Coffee with the principals
In the family nook in front of the office. Come join us for some coffee and good conversation! 8:30-9:00
Sept. 12th– Meeting for parents with Balarat Mandatory for all 5th grade
ept. 14th – Skate City
Sept. 13th-Denver School of Arts
5th Grade field trip
Sept. 18th – Picture Day- No uniforms required
Safe Routes – Please fill out the Safe Routes survey. We’d like to learn your thoughts about children walking and biking to school and send it back with your student or give it to the teacher.
Birthdays- Please ensure to check in with your child’s teacher on how birthdays are celebrated in the classroom. You’re welcome to bring treats. Please bring store bought treats and make sure there are no nuts.