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Welcome Back

Dear Woodglen Families, 

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!  We are looking forward to seeing you and your children in the next few weeks.

Please see the message below for some important information and upcoming events for the start of the school year.  I hope you all have had a fun, safe and relaxing summer.   The Woodglen office is now open 7:30-3:00PM each day.  Please take the time to read the whole letter.

Online Check-in 

The  Online Check-in (OLC) is open through August 14. During the OLC window, parents can call 720-972-2003 to request assistance with the OLC process. Starting at 8:00 am on July 28, if the Service Desk is not able to answer a call made to 720-972-2003, the voicemail message will encourage parents to call their student’s school for OLC assistance. At this time please call Woodglen Elementary at 720-972-5700.

The district’s online check-in process is necessary each summer for all families to verify or update primary household information, confirm their child(ren) will return to a district school this fall and sign important districtwide documents from the comfort of their home. 

How to Start/Complete Online Check-in

To begin online check-in, log in to your Infinite Campus (IC) parent portal account. *Only parents in the primary household can complete the process. 

An IC parent portal account is necessary to complete online check-in. If you don’t have an account, create one here or contact the District OLC Support Desk at (720) 972-2003 for assistance.  *If you forgot your login information, you can reset your username and/or password

Thing to Note

  • In order to receive class schedules and teacher assignments prior to the start of school, parents/guardians of returning students must complete the online process. 

  • Only parents/guardians in the primary household can complete the process.

  • For assistance with online check-in:

    • Families with high school students, contact your child’s specific school directly. 

    • Families with elementary, K-8 or middle school students, please call 720-972-2003.

  • For more information about the online check-in process, visit www.adams12.org/OnlineCheckin

Free and Reduced Lunch Application  

Please take a moment to complete the 2022-23 Free and Reduced lunch application.  This will ensure your student receives free or reduced lunch on the first day of school.  This will also help the school receive funding throughout the year.

https://www.myschoolapps.com/

 

School Supply List

Attached is the school supply list for all grades.  The district is putting together a “Back to School Bash” on August 13th from 8:30-11:00 am..  They will be giving backpacks, and supplies for district families.  See the attached flier for more details. Supply List 2022-2023.pdf   Back to School Bash eng.pdf   Back to School Bash spa.pdf 

Important dates for this coming school year 2022-2023

First Day of SchoolTuesday, August 16th 7:55-8:05  line up in back of with an early release at 1:45pm.  

**Wednesday, August 17th will be a full day and all other Wednesdays this year will be early release days at 1:45 pm**

Back to School Night: Wednesday, August 24th from 3:30-5:30.  

The current school year calendar is attached. Calendar 2022-2023-eng.pdf  Calendar 2022-2023-Spanish.pdf  You may also find it at https://www.adams12.org/our-district/calendar

Entry and Dismissal Times:

  • 1st Bell: 7:55; Tardy Bell: 8:05

  • Students will line up at the entrance nearest their classroom each morning and enter the school at 7:55.  Students will enter the building between 7:55 and 8:05.  Anyone arriving after this time will be marked tardy. 

  • Students are dismissed at 3:00  p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 1:45 p.m. on Wednesdays. (With the noted exceptions listed above during the first week of school.)

Delayed Start for Inclement Weather-The Five Star District may announce a two-hour delayed start if temporary adverse weather conditions exist in the morning, including but not limited to high winds, cold temperatures or unfavorable road conditions for morning rush hour. In the event of an announced delayed start, families will ADD 2 hours to the start of the school day, including adding two hours to morning bus pick-up times, morning BASE and school start times at every level. Preschool classes will be canceled on these days.  School will end at its normal time.   For details, visit https://www.adams12.org/our-district/communications/weather-delays-and-closures

Welcoming New Staff

We have several new staff members to welcome to Woodglen this year.  All of them are excited about having the opportunity to work with your children!

New Staff:

Michaela Branch- 1st grade Teacher

Mackenzie Lincoln- 2nd grade Teacher

Jennifer Pitts- 4th grade Teacher

Jared Shay- Music Teacher

Megan Hensen- Digital Literacy Teacher

Mira Cucek- Learning Specialist Teacher

Steven Wieber- Learning Specialist Teacher .50 (half time)

Deborah Figueroa- ELD Teacher .50 (half time)

Devan Gillis- Social Worker

Kari Hvidevold- Instructional Coach

Darrell Trujillo-Gifted and Talented Teacher .20 (one day a week)

 

Safety Tips to Review with your Children

Plans to and from school

  •  Each child should be familiar with how they will be getting to and from school each day.   Is someone picking them up?  Are they supposed to meet you at a special location? Will they be attending the B.A.S.E. Program?  Is there a special plan for the first day of school that is different from what will become the normal routine?

  • Taking time to talk with your child and help them be familiar with the plans makes a big difference on that first day.

  • It is always helpful to remind your child that they need to have your permission and arrangements confirmed before walking home with a friend after school.

  • Students are expected to go directly to and from school. They are to respect the rights and property of all people in the neighborhood.

Not taking rides from others (unplanned)

  • It is important to remind your children not to take rides from anyone else unless previous arrangements have been made and that you, as their parents/guardians, know about the plans. 

Find a staff member if assistance is needed

  • If your child becomes unsure about the plans for after school or if their ride hasn’t shown up, encourage them to find a staff member or to go to the office for assistance.  We will help them get in touch with you.

Use of crosswalks

  • It is important that students stop and look both ways and ensure that all vehicles have stopped before using the crosswalks to get to school. 

  • We often see students running across the street, crossing in the middle of a street, etc.  These types of practices are unsafe and put students at risk.  Please help us keep everyone safe!

Parking and Hug and Go Lanes

  • Hug and Go lanes are located on the east side of the school by the yellow/green cones. Please do not park and exit your car in this area. We need to keep everyone moving to keep traffic from backing up. 

  • Drop off and pick up of students is along the curb only, so they don’t have to cross traffic other than at the crosswalk.

  • Avoid picking up or dropping off students in the parking lots.

  • Avoid parking within 15 feet of school crosswalks.

Pets On School Property

  • In an effort to keep our school feeling safe for all students and families and in accordance with District Policy, only service animals are permitted on school property. We ask that all other pets remain off school grounds during school hours. We appreciate your cooperation with this 

 

Please contact the office at 720-972-5700 if you have any questions.

Matt Haviland, Principal