Valdez Starting Dates 2016-2017!

Date                                   Grade                                                    Time
Thursday, August 18th      Kindergarten-5th                                     9:00-3:45
Monday, August 22nd        ECE 3 yr. olds (last name starting with A-G)   9:00-12:00
Tuesday, August 23rd        ECE 3 yr. olds(last name starting with H-O)    9:00-12:00
Wednesday, August 24th  ECE 3 yr. olds (last name starting with P-Z)    9:00-12:00
Thursday, August 25th      ECE 4 Yr. olds new to Valdez                      9:00-12:00
Friday, August 26th           ECE 4 yr. olds returning to Valdez             9:00-3:45


*Here are the Valdez School Supplies lists in English and Español for 2016-2017
* Here are the Valdez School Calendars in English and Español for 2016-2017

Registration Guidelines:

Registration for all families – In order to be fully enrolled, DPS requires that you stop in to fill out student verification forms in August. Please plan to bring any updated immunizations and health appraisals from your child’s physician at this time.

Thursday, August 4, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Friday, August 5, 7:00 am to 3:00 pm

Tuesday, August 9, 7:00 am to 3:00 pm


All School Snow Cone Social – This will be a great time to meet classmates, teachers, and make new friends: Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 4:00-5:00 pm at Valdez Elementary, 2525 W. 29th Ave.


Fun Summer Opportunities:

Check out the 2016 Denver Summer Opportunities for DPS Youth!! This amazing resource includes a listing of great summer camps in DPS, a link to free Denver Parks and Rec Pass for recreation centers and libraries, and a listing DPS Free Lunch Sites


Welcome to Escuela Valdez!

Escuela Valdez is a DPS Dual Language school with “Innovation” status. As an innovation school, Valdez exercises additional and appropriate freedom to control its educational program, budget, staff, time and incentives to ensure that Valdez becomes one of the premier schools in Northwest Denver and serves as a model of successful educational reform for schools across the country.

Valdez serves approximately 385 students in ECE (age 3 and 4) through 5th grade. Our Spanish-English dual-language program operates in ECE-5th. In addition to the dual-language model, the ECE/Kindergarten classes also operate a Montessori model. Class is in session at 9:00am, first bell is 8:55am. School is dismissed at 3:45pm.

For more information on Escuela Valdez curriculum and culture of learning, please visit our “Academic Programs”.  If you are interested in applying, please view our “Enrollment” tabs on the navigation bar.  And, to learn more about how you can become involved as parents or community members, please see our “School and Community” tab on the Navigation Bar

Please view our Enrollment tab on the navigation bar.
Round 1 of the DPS SchoolChoice season for 2016-17 is now closed. Plan on hearing from DPS regarding your student’s school assignment no later than Friday, March 18, 2016. If you filled out your form online, expect to receive an email notification. If you submitted a paper form, you will receive a letter.
Round 2 of SchoolChoice begins March 21. This is the first-come, first-served segment of SchoolChoice. Check back later for more information on Round 2.
Please call (720-423-3493) or visit the school choice office website for more details.

School Safety Procedures FAQ

Our first day of class for Fall Semester 2016 will be Thursday, August 18.

Dual Language at Valdez: