Survival Tips

2016-2017 School Year

This page houses resources and information to help you survive the year. Have more questions? Contact our family liaison:

Parent Student Handbook_2016-17 Parent Student Handbook SPANISH_2015-16

Communication: Weekly school wide communication will be published via “Powerful News,” our school newsletter. This newsletter will arrive in the email address provided at registration and can also be accessed from our RSS Feed on the left side of the home page. If you would like to receive the newsletter, please send and email to:

Please take a moment to review our ways to stay connected. All Valdez school-wide communications will be sent to the email you provide at registration. Please follow us on Facebook.

PTO: for details regarding meetings and PTO activities, please visit the PTO website which is linked from our homepage under the Parent/Guardian dropdown menu.

Discovery Link (Formerly Kaleidoscope): please email questions about our amazing Discovery Link program  to

Interested in volunteering? Sign up at our Help Counter website.

School Supplies 2017-2018

What type of shoes does my child need and what is the school uniform: Updated_Uniform_Policy 

When is school in session? 2016-2017 English Calendar and 2016-2017 Spanish Calendar


School Daily Schedule:

08:30 Free breakfast for all students served in our cafeteria.

08:30 Playground opens is staffed by para-proffessionals. All 1st – 5th grade students are welcome to enjoy open play. ECE/Kinder must be accompanied by an adult.

08:55 First bell, 1st Grade – 5thGrade line up outside on the blacktop/playground according to classroom. Signs will be posted. (Parents may drop off their child at the kiss and go lane – no parking please)

08:55 First bell, ECE/Kinder must be signed in their classroom. Signs will be posted (parents must enter main doors).

09:00 Classes is in session

03:45 1st Grade – 5th Grade: Please pick up your student outside on the blacktop/playground according to classroom.

03:45 ECE/K Please sign out and pick up your student in his/her classroom.

Parking Tips: Parking is very limited and is first come, first served. All vehicles must display the Valdez Parking Permit, which can be obtained in the main office. Please adhere to all motor vehicle laws when in the Valdez parking lot. An important note:  29th avenue is right turn only. If you are going east, you must exit Dunkeld – this is much faster. ***PLEASE watch for streetsweeping signs when parking in the neighborhood.***

Parking Permits: Parking permits must be picked up from main office.  Parking will be limited to permitted vehicles and will be enforced this year – DO NOT PARK IN THE HANDICAP, as these are regulated by DPD, violations come with a $250 fine.

About our lunch: Escuela Valdez offers a free breakfast program for all students. Breakfast typically rotates 5 morning options which are district wide. Because our kitchen staff go above and beyond, our students can often enjoy items outside of the district norm, such as homemade quiche. Our lunch menu is also custom and includes a fresh fruit and salad bar. The salad bar is free to all students and often features Valdez exclusives: homemade salsas, spinach and blueberry salad, cucumber salad, kale chips and Colorado grown produce! We feed over 300 mouths through our state of the art kitchen on a daily basis. Because of this, lunchtime is limited to 20 minutes for eating. Interested in volunteering during lunchtime? Contact: 720-424-3316 or email: *Snacktime is classroom specific. ECE/Kinder has a classroom based calendar. Please contact your specific teacher or para with questions.

For information about academics, homework, testing, and our gifted and talented program, please see our curriculum page.

For Corporate and Private philanthropic gifts, including matching grants, in-kind and cash donations please contact: