Upcoming Dates For Your Calendar

  • Monday, November 9: No In-Person Instruction (Asynchronous Learning Day)
  • November 23-27: Thanksgiving Break, No School
  • Dec 21 - Jan 4: Winter Break, No School
Updates for Community
Dear Hallett Families,

We continue to be thankful for your children in our care. We are practicing all precautions diligently and hope you can continue to do so while outside of school.

Please continue to do your part by practicing good hygiene, social distancing, and mask-wearing when outside school, particularly this weekend over the holiday.

We will miss our 3rd-5th graders who return to learning remotely on Monday, November 2nd.
Happy Halloween! We loved seeing all the creative and fun costumes today. Be safe this weekend!
No In-Person Learning
on November 9th
Please mark your calendars for an Asynchronous Learning Day on Monday, November 9th.

There will be no in-person instruction (including ECE) that day.
Free Covid-19 Testing for Students
Denver Health’s School-based Health Centers (SBHC) and Denver Public Schools (DPS) announced yesterday that students throughout the entire district will now have access to free COVID-19 tests at any of the four Denver Health testing sites, starting immediately.

Read HERE for more information.
Food & Other Assistance
Please see the letter above about weekend food bags. If you are interested please fill out this form or contact Ms. Talvy at brittany_talvy@dpsk12.org or 720-424-6099.

Important: If your family is struggling in ways that we might be able to support, we hope you will reach out. We have access to many resources that might be helpful and would appreciate knowing how we can best meet the needs of our families. Please fill out this survey and we will be in touch:

**Family Resources Survey: https://forms.gle/E1Cnt5Y8M12V1TNq8 **
Technology Reminder
Please remember to send your child with his/her device every day. Given these uncertain times, you never know when your child will need to work remotely.
Emergency Assistance
Knowing the COVID-19 pandemic continues to negatively impact the lives of Denver families, DHS is now offering emergency/disaster assistance payments up to $4,000 to qualifying residents.
These payments can be used for a variety of reasons – to cover rent or pay the mortgage, to pay for mental or medical care, to pay for home or auto repairs, to pay for food or school supplies, and more. To qualify, one must be:
  • TANF Broad-Based Eligibility Criteria for Disaster Aid: Denver resident
  • Household is determined to be ineligible for public assistance programs;
  • Annual household income is under $75,000;
  • Eligible child in the household (according to state rules and regulations);
  • Lawfully present in the country; and
  • Has a need for services directly relating COVID-19-related emergency
The program is open until funds are exhausted. To apply, go to Colorado.gov/PEAK and apply for Colorado Works/TANF. Please note that because this is a unique and temporary program, the “Am I eligible?” feature will not distinguish between this program and the regular Colorado Works/TANF programs. We encourage anyone with questions to call 720-944-4DHS (4347) to speak with a customer services representative.
Ballot Measures 4A & 4B
For those interested in what Ballot Measures 4A & 4B would do for Hallett, we want to supply the following information. This is purely informative for your educational purposes. (Of particular note is the addition of air conditioning.)

Please view the video above to understand more about these measures, or click here to read about how the measures would impact DPS overall.

Video en español aquí
Carta en español aquí
“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”