Homestead Elementary is one of five schools in the state of Colorado to be selected as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence! The partnership of our Homestead community, hardworking students and remarkably dedicated staff is the reason Homestead is such an exceptional school.
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Homestead Elementary is also a John Irwin School of Excellence Award Winner. This award is given to schools that demonstrate excellent academic achievement.
Printable CCSD 2016-17 School Calendar
School is in session for grades one through five from 8:45 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. The morning kindergarten hours are from 8:45 a.m. to 11:35 a.m. and the afternoon session is from 12:25 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. The school office is open between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
8:35 a.m. Students line up outside
8:40 a.m. Students enter classrooms - first bell
8:45 a.m. School Starts - final bell
*Students who arrive after 8:45 a.m. will be marked TARDY
ATTENDANCE AND ABSENCES
A child can never make up a day missed at school even though some assignments may be completed at a later date. The interaction and instruction that takes place in the classroom are equally as valuable as written assignments. Students should only be absent from school in the case of illness, unusual family difficulties, or emergency. Parents are discouraged from requesting that students be excused from school for any other reasons.
When your child is absent, a parent is requested to call the school attendance line on 720-554-3795 before 8:00 a.m. to inform the school as to the nature of the absence. If the child is absent and no call has been received from a parent, the school will call the home to check on the child. The attendance line is available 24 hours a day.
Read the Homestead Clinic Guidelines for more information on absences and when to keep your child home from school.
RECESS AND LUNCH SCHEDULE
(in order by TIME)
Fifth Grade - Lunch 11:00-11:20am & Recess 11:20-11:45am
First Grade - Lunch 11:30-11:55am & Recess 11:55am-12:15pm
Kindergarten - Lunch 11:35am-12:00pm & Recess 12:00-12:20pm
Second Grade - Recess 11:50am-12:10pm & Lunch 12:10-12:35pm
Third Grade - Lunch 12:40-1:05pm & Recess 1:05-1:30pm
Fourth Grade - Recess 12:40-1:05pm & Lunch 1:05-1:25pm
Doorbell Entry System
The safety of our students is always at the forefront of district planning. Therefore, we have a doorbell entry system at our school. The front door will remain locked during the school day. When you wish to visit the school you must ring the doorbell that will ring into a phone in the main office. You must identify yourself and your reason for being at school. The office staff will be able to talk to you as well as see you in a monitor. Once staff has identified you and verified your reason for visiting the school, the door will unlock remotely to allow entrance. All visitors are asked to report to the office when they arrive at the building to sign in and wear a name badge. Students from other schools or friends of Homestead students are NOT allowed to visit during the school day. Parents are always welcome and may visit at any time; however, teachers are not available to conference with parents while they are teaching. If you wish to talk with the teacher, please schedule a conference.