School Day — 8:00 am to 2:45 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 — 7:15 am to 4:30 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.