Welcome to Black Forest Hills Elementary!
School Day Mon, Tue, Thurs, Friday — 8:00 am to 2:45 pm
Wednesday's- 8:00 am to 1:45 pm
First bell rings at 7:55 am
Tardy bell rings at 8:00 am
Before & After Care — 6:30 am to 7:55 am and 2:45 pm to 6:00 pm
Office Hours — 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
If your child will be absent or late due to an appointment, please call the Attendance Line at 720-886-8995 and leave your name, the student’s name, grade and teacher and the reason for absence. If we do not receive a phone call by 9:00 am, we will call you to confirm that your child is accounted for and safe.
You may also use the BFH App to email an absence.
Daily attendance is one of the most important components of success in school. Even if assignments are made up at a later date, a child who has been absent or tardy has missed the interaction and instruction that occurs in the classroom. Students should only be absent from school in case of illness, unusual family difficulty, religious observances, or emergencies.
When a family knows a child will be absent, it is important to notify the school office and contact the child’s teacher to discuss ways to minimize the effects of missed instruction. Determination of an absence as excused or unexcused will be based upon the criteria stated in School Board Policy JH. A “habitual truant” shall be defined as a student of compulsory attendance age who has four total days of unexcused absences from school in any one month or ten days of unexcused absences during any school year. A plan shall be developed for a student who is declared habitually truant with the goal of assisting the child to remain in school. When possible, the child’s parent, guardian or legal custodian will be expected to participate with district personnel during the development of the plan unless extenuating circumstances prevent their participation. Parents of all students shall be notified in writing at the beginning of the school year of their obligation to insure that all children of compulsory attendance age attend school. Parents/ guardians shall be required to acknowledge in writing awareness of their obligations and to furnish the school with a telephone number or other means of contacting them during the day.
We are a community of learners who share the responsibility to be:
- High Achieving
- Innovative Thinkers
- Global Visionaries
- Socially Conscious
Community of Learners
We understand that Students, Parents, Teachers, Community Members are enthusiastic about learning. We value the process and we believe ourselves to be life long learners.
Share the Responsibility
We understand that we respectively and collectively have positive engagement in the process of learning.
We understand that it is our responsibility to reach above and beyond what many believe to be possible. We set goals and we work hard to
achieve those goals.
We understand the importance of being critical problem solvers. We are responsible for the act of developing a deeper recognition about our world through questioning.
We understand that we are but a small part of an immense worldwide community. We are prepared to be lifelong contributors to the betterment of our international society. We value service learning. We are timekeepers in that we honor our past, we value our present, and we plan for our future.
We understand that we must value all people. We celebrate and honor our differences in race, religion, culture, and abilities. We build meaningful relationships.