No School – Friday, April 27th

Dear Steele Families,

I wanted to provide an update about the class schedule for Friday, April 27. Due to significant anticipated teacher absences, DPS is cancelling all classes for Friday, April 27, including at our school.

DPS has been working in partnership to press our state government to restore education funding to our schools. The statewide teachers’ association, the Colorado Education Association (CEA), 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.

We had originally planned an early release on Friday, but due to the number of teachers planning to take the entire day off on Friday, DPS did not believe we would be able to keep our schools open on Friday. This is the case with most of our surrounding districts as well.

We want to support you through this change. Below is some information to help you plan for this non-student day.

Childcare:
Our Steele Discovery Link will be providing full day care from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm for families currently enrolled in the program.

Shakespeare Festival:
The 34th Annual Shakespeare Festival is scheduled as planned. Parents of 3rd, 4th and 5th graders, your child’s teacher will be sending you a survey to help support our planning for a safe and fun Shakespeare Festival on Friday! Please complete this survey asap.

If you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at 303-424-3730 or cynthia_kapeller@dpsk12.org.

Please consider wearing RED on Friday in support of Public Education!

Thank you for your patience with this evolving situation.

Sincerely,
Cindy