UPDATE: After careful review, DPS has chosen to cancel all Friday classes.
DPS has been working extraordinarily hard and in partnership with superintendents across the state to press our state government to restore education funding to our schools and ensure our students and our educators receive the supports and compensation they deserve.
The statewide teachers association, the Colorado Education Association, is planning a statewide rally of educators on Friday, April 27, to advocate for greater state funding and expects that many of our teachers will participate. As such, we’ve been working with our teachers on a plan that will have as minimal impact as possible on our students and families.
That’s why DPS has decided to schedule an early release day on Friday, April 27. The planned early release will not impact student meals. We are committed to feeding every child, every day, so bagged lunches will be available for every student on April 27.
Also, the planned early release day will not impact the African-American Young Ladies’ Summit or the 34th Annual Shakespeare Festival. The Shakespeare Festival will follow its regular schedule. Students who go back to school after the festival will be provided with transportation home.
We’ve gathered information to help you plan for this early release day.
BELL SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 27
Period 1 7:30am – 8:00am
Period 2 8:05am – 8:35am
Period 3 8:40am – 9:10am
Period 4 9:15am – 9:45am
Period 5 9:50am – 10:20am
Period 6 10:25am – 10:55am
Period 7 11:00am – 11:30am
Lunch 11:30-12:15 for students
ATHLETICS AND AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
All district-scheduled athletic games will not be cancelled. Students should check with their teacher sponsors regarding the scheduling of any club related after-school activities.
If you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call our main office at 720-423-8600.
The state mandated hearing, vision, dental, and BMI screenings for all 9th grade students at George will take place on May 4, May 7, and May 8, with rechecks on May 9. Please make sure that your student is in school on these days and that they wear their glasses or a hearing aid if this has been prescribed to them. Your support as parents is greatly appreciated in making sure that we are able to provide this important service to our students.
Ambassador Applications are now available! If you want a leadership opportunity showcasing GW at various recruitment and spirit events, becoming a Student Ambassador is the right job for you. There are 30 spots available. Current GW Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors can get more information and apply to become a GW Student Ambassdor online HERE . If you have questions, stop by to see Ms. Richason in Room 105A.