Common Questions - General
When can I drop off and pick up my child during the school day?
Your child’s safety is of the utmost importance to us! It is imperative that students are dropped off no earlier than 7:20 a.m. and picked up at 2:30 p.m. (1:15 on Wednesdays). At 7:20 a.m. the students are allowed into the building and the tardy bell doesn’t ring until 7:35 a.m. Adult supervision is only available 10 minutes before and after our school start/end times meaning that is why students should not be dropped off before 7:20 a.m. If students arrive early, they may wait outside of their external classroom door or on the back blacktop. Walking around in the hallways is not permitted before school.
What is the Arapahoe Ridge dress code?
Arapahoe Ridge Dress Code:
- Shorts and skirts must be fingertip length.
- Tops must cover midriff and chest areas.
- Pants should not sag.
- Hats, bandanas, and scarves may not be worn inside the school.
- No “heelies” may be worn at school.
- Tank tops must have 1” arm straps and may not be low cut (no spaghetti straps).
- No visible tattoos/hair dye (including temporary).
- Clothing that advocates drug, alcohol, tobacco, violence, religious, racial, or criminal activities. (Superintendent Policy)
In the event that a district or ARE dress code is not followed, parents will be notified and asked to bring an appropriate change of clothing. Thank you for your understanding our requests for a safe environment and proper atmosphere for learning.
Superintendent Policy has changed from past practice. Students are now allowed to wear all professionally licenced athletic apparel (Rockies, Broncos, CU Buffs, etc.)
What do I do if my child lost something at school?
Each year hundreds of articles of clothing are left unclaimed. If your child misplaces an item, we encourage you to look in the lost and found rack by the library. Often it is difficult to identify what they have lost. Please label coats, jackets, mittens, etc. Remaining articles are donated to a local charity.Valuables at school: We highly discourage students to bring valuables (and toys) to school. Items having value for one individual usually have an attractive appeal for others and unfortunately sometimes disappear. The school cannot be responsible for these items.
How do I report a student absence?
Please call our attendance line at (720) 972-5758 before 8:00 a.m. to report your child’s absence. Absences must be reported on Arapahoe Ridge’s attendance line, even if the teacher has been notified of the absence. You may call the attendance line 24 hours a day. Please leave a message that includes:
- Name of person calling
- Relationship to student
- Student’s name
- Date(s) of absence
- Reason for absence
- Teacher’s name
- Requests for homework