Here at Skinner, we value our students’ families and appreciate your commitment to your students’ education. Please see below for links to important information and policy documents.
Please click here for an overview of expectations and processes at Skinner.
Winter Weather Information
The decision to keep schools open or to close them during winter weather conditions is not a simple one, but it is made with one overriding factor in mind: the well-being of our students, their families and staff. It is a good idea to decide in advance how to best keep up with the changes, what childcare arrangements are needed, and how to adjust if schools closed due to inclement weather. Detailed DPS winter weather and snow day information, including information on how families can find out if school is closed, can be found on the transportation website or on the DPS website. Please be advised that on “Late Start” days, Skinner’s start time DOES NOT CHANGE. We start school at the normal time of 7:35 am. Late Start times typically apply to elementary schools only.
Click here to read about Colorado’s new Academic and Common Core State Standards: Parent’s Guide to the New State AssessmentsA Parent’s Guide to the Colorado Academic Standards – DPS has created parent resources to help your child master the Colorado Academic Standards to prepare for college and career success. Resources include Parent Guides to Student Learning at every grade level, technology and Special Education information, standards videos featuring teacher voices, and more. We encourage you to use these resources at home to engage with your child’s learning. For more information, and to download free parent resources, please click here: standards.dpsk12.org.
DPS Handbook for Families & Students: The handbook was mailed out to all DPS households in September of 2013. Links to electronic versions of the Handbook as well as other general information are located below.