Soon we’ll be saying goodbye to the lazy days of summer and hello to back to school days. This is the perfect time to make lists for school supplies, update event calendars, and prepare for the 2015-2016 school year in Denver. The Ballen Network is pleased to bring you information that may help you start the school year off right.
Denver County Public Schools is made up of 185 schools. There are 85 elementary schools, 26 middle schools, 35 high schools, 18 grades K-8 schools, 4 grades K-12 schools, and 14 grades 6-12 schools. The district enrolls approximately 87,398 students.
Back to School Tips for Parents
If saving time when it comes to back to school tasks is a priority for you, you will appreciate the online student verification that is available this year. Before taking your child in for registration, you can verify them via an online portal and save yourself valuable time in line. Each student must be registered with each new school year, regardless to whether or not they attended the same school the year before. For those who prefer, the paper forms can still be acquired and returned to the school of attendance. The first day of school for students is August 24, 2015.
You should be getting a letter from the Denver Public Schools Transportation Department with information about bus routes and other details related to getting to and from school by bus. This information can be accessed through the parent portal online. Keep in mind that all students who ride the bus must have a valid +Pass. If your child doesn’t have one of these, please contact the school office.
Beginning July 20th, parents can apply for free and reduced meals for students attending the 2015-2016 school year. You can apply online at the Denver Public Schools website. All applicants who submit their form by August 15th will be entered into a drawing for one of three backpacks.
Back to School Tips for Students
Going back to school can be an exciting time for students. They get to see friends they haven’t seen during the summer vacation months, and many students are ready to get back to the familiar routine of classes. Even so, it can be a busy time that creates a certain amount of stress. Parents can help students reduce this stress by helping them prepare for the beginning of school.
During the summer months bedtime routines and times are often adjusted. Students are encouraged to begin a few weeks before the first day of school to restructure their bedtimes. Going to bed an hour earlier each night until they reach the determined bed time can lessen the impact and make the transition easier.
Take a tour of the school and meet the teacher. Many schools hold meet the teacher events for this purpose. This is especially important if the student will be attending a new school.
Students who are prepared for classes have less stress. Gather supplies in the weeks before school begins and make sure everything is together the night before the first day. Having the proper materials and clothing will make the first days of school more enjoyable.
Back to School Supplies Shopping Tips
Take some time each Sunday afternoon and check the weekly ads for your favorite stores. Stores are running amazing deals this time of year for back to school supplies and clothing.
Amazon Prime offers free two day shipping for members who are subscribed. There’s nothing quite like shopping at 1 AM in your pajamas and having it delivered right to your front door.
Buy a few extra of the items that are on your supplies list. Students are bound to run short on materials and need a refill during the year. Having these extras on hand will save you time and money. If the school requests items like Kleenex and hand sanitizer, consider buying a few extra to donate in case another family is having trouble meeting the supply expectations.
The Ballen Network wishes you a positive start to the 2015-2016 school year. Keep us in mind for all your real estate needs. Give us a call at 702-604-7739. Wondering how much your current home is worth? Check our home value estimator.