Begining of the School Year
Thursday, August 1, 2019 is Check-In Day. See all information about Check-In Day HERE.
GRADE 5/NEW MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT ORIENTATION
All incoming 5th grade students as well as New Challenge Middle School students will attend Middle School Orientation on Friday, August 9, 2019 from 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. This event is for students only. See more details HERE.
MEET YOUR TEACHER COFFEE GRADES K-8
Please join us on Friday, August 9, 2019 from 8:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M. for coffee and treats in the Backyard while you meet your child's teachers.
MAKE-UP CHECK-IN DAY
If you are unable to attend Check-In on August 1st, we will have an opportunity on Friday, August 9th from 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. to drop off school forms and make payments.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL GRADES 5-8 - AUGUST 12th, 2019
All 5th through 8th grade students begin school on Monday, August 12, 2019 at 8:00 A.M. Students will start the day in their Connections class; this will be a full day of school for all middle school students.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL GRADES 1–4 - AUGUST 14th, 2019
All 1st through 4th grade students begin school on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 8:00 A.M. This will be a full day of school for all students.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL KINDERGARTEN - AUGUST 15th, 2019
All kindergarten students begin school on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 8:00 A.M. This will be a full day of school for all students.
The PTCO will host a Parent Event, "Tissues and Tears" from 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Kindergarten students are scheduled for brief, individual kindergarten assessment with Mr. McComber according to the times selected in the summer.
PTCO NEW FAMILY COFFEE - MONDAY, AUGUST 19th, 2019
All new families are invited to join the PTCO for a lovely welcome event from 8:00-8:30 a.m. in the Challenge Cafeteria. Light breakfast bites and drinks will be served.
Come meet our Principal, Dave Strohfus, and our Assistant to the Principal, April Hrovat, as well as other Challenge families who are happy to answer your
questions about Challenge School.
SCHOOL HOURS AND ENTRY
Grades K–4: 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
The first bell rings at 7:50 A.M. for students to line up with their class. With the second bell at 7:55 A.M., students enter the building on the south side.
Grades 5–8: 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
All middle school students enter through the main doors on the east side and may begin entering the building at 7:50 A.M. with the first bell.
TEACHER ASSIGNMENTS AND STUDENT SCHEDULES
Before school starts, new students will receive a welcome letter from their child's teacher. For students in kindergarten through 4th grade, this letter will come from their classroom teacher. For students in 5th through 8th grade, this letter will come from their Connections teacher. At Check-In, middle school students will receive their schedule for their remaining classes.
LOCKERS AND LOCKER ASSIGNMENTS
All 5th–8th grade students are assigned a locker at Check-In. Once a locker is assigned, the student is responsible for contents inside his/her locker. For security reasons, students must use the hall locker locks provided to them by Challenge School. Parents are asked to emphasize to their students that sharing a combination to a locker with other students reduces locker security.
The dimensions of the locker are approximately 9" wide x 33" tall x 13" deep. The outside of lockers may only be decorated for birthdays. Students are encouraged to set up their lockers during Check-In.
- 5-8th grades: Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 6:30-8:00 p.m.
- Kindergarten-4th grades: Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Student pictures will be taken during Check-In on Thursday, August 1, 2019. For students who miss Check-In Day, a photo retake day will be September 19th.
School supply lists can be found on the Challenge website home page. You do not have to buy supplies through EduKit; however, if you do, your supplies will be delivered to your child's classroom before the beginning of school. Most supplies are stored in the classrooms for all students to use.
All students in 3rd – 8th grade have summer reading assignments. Please check the Challenge School website home page for more information.
IMMUNIZATIONS AND MEDICATIONS
Colorado law requires students attending public school to be immunized. Non-medical and medical exemptions are allowed provided the required documentation is submitted. Please click here to read about required immunizations and rules for exemptions.
School Board Policy JLCA, Student Health Services and Requirements, outlines the procedures for administering medication at school. Please click here to review information about the procedures.
Challenge has three parking lots: The East Lot, the Circle Lot, and the West Lot.
The East Lot is the main parking lot. If you are dropping off your child, you may use the drop-off lane along the school sidewalk. You may not park your car or get out of your car in the drop-off lane. If you would like to park your car to walk your child to class or just to help them get out of the car, please use the parking spaces. When picking up your child after school, you may park in the parking lot, or use the drop-off lane if space is available and you stay in your car. Please pay attention to the directions of the security guard and parent volunteers to keep our students safe and traffic moving. Click here for a map showing the flow of traffic in this parking lot.
The Circle Lot is an extension of the East Lot and is available for families to use.
The West Lot is our carpool lot and is restricted to those families who applied for permits to use the lot. Permits are granted to carpools that accommodate five or more students. Applications are included in the Check-In paperwork.
In all cases, please do not park along curbs unless no parking spaces are available. If you must park along the curbs, please remain in your car.
Wolf Watch is the name of our Before and After School Program, which is a state-licensed, Qualistar-approved child care program. Contact Sarah Chew, Wolf Watch Director, at 720-747-2143 for more information.
The 2019–2020 Student/Parent Handbook will be published online. Families will be expected to review the handbook within the first two weeks of school and acknowledge they have read and understood the contents within.
We are excited to be hosting our 5th Wolf Run Fundraiser where we will encourage healthy living, build community, and help raise money to support our teacher assistants and instructional resources. This year the run is again being organized by a Wolf Run parent committee. We reached over $35,000 last year and our goal is to meet the same goal of $35,000 (average of $100+ per student) this year.
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