The playground is supervised for 15 minutes before school. Students should not arrive before 8:10am because there is no supervision prior to this time. Students should not be in the building before the 8:25am bell.
Absence and TardinessConsistent, on-time attendance is important and relates directly to academic success. Please call the school attendance line, (720) 561-3002, before 8:10am if your child will be absent or tardy to school. Children who arrive after 8:30am are considered tardy and must sign in at the office before going to class. Excessive absences or tardies (more than 5) will result in a notification letter. School ClosureOccasionally, bad weather forces the school district to cancel school for the day because of unsafe road conditions caused by snow, ice, or other weather problems. Immediately after the decision to cancel school has been made, announcements will be made on local radio and television stations. Parents may also check the BVSD home page for school closure information. Mesa's Health RoomThe Health Room is staffed twenty hours per week by a paraprofessional trained in First Aid/CPR. We rely on volunteer help to keep the Health Room staffed at other times. There is also an Emergency Response Team (First Aid/CPR trained staff) to handle severe injuries. Each year, vision and hearing screenings are conducted. We keep track of all immunizations and physicals. If your child has a significant health issue (e.g., asthma or allergies), please inform the Health Room so that we can avoid any complications. Kindergartners are not allowed to attend school until they have presented complete immunization information, or a parent has signed a plan of intent to complete the immunizations, or a parent has signed an exemption form. If your child has been ill, please give him/her adequate time to recuperate before returning to school. Rushing a child back only makes it difficult on your child and increases the chances of infecting other children. If your child is on antibiotics, please do not send him/her to school until he/she has been on medication a full 24 hours. State law requires that health room staff have a Medication Administration Authorization form signed by both parent and physician to dispense prescription and nonprescription medication at school. Field TripsA permission form (a legal document) will be sent home prior to every field trip. The form must be signed by a parent or legal guardian and returned to the teacher in order for the student to participate (handwritten notes or phone calls will not be accepted). Teachers notify parents about other specific needs such as volunteers, sack lunches, or donations. Hot LunchesHot lunch is available daily. It is recommended that students having hot lunch on a regular basis prepay in multiples of five or ten lunches. Visit the MyPaymentsPlus website and apply funds toward your student's lunch account. The BVSD lunch menu is available online. Lunch and RecessClasses are scheduled to eat lunch in the lunchroom and have outside recess between 11:00am and 1:00pm. Students should dress for the weather conditions and be prepared to be outdoors every day. Recess will be held inside only under the most extreme conditions. Even a brief outdoor recess is better than none at all! Student Drop-off / Pick-up / ParkingTo ensure student safety, students are to be dropped off or picked up in front of school on the west side of Lehigh. Parking is not allowed in these curbside spaces during drop-off (8:10-8:45am) and pick-up (2:40-3:15pm).