2018-2019 School Year

 

High School Student Dress Code

The purpose of the DSST: Byers High School student and staff dress code is to create a scholarly, safe, and respectful community that aligns to our mission and core values. We are an educational institution that maintains an environment focused on learning, academics, and equity. Because we are all part of the DSST: Byers High School learning community, all students and staff adhere to the same dress code expectations. The dress code provides flexibility for individual expression while maintaining scholarly dress.

All final decisions are at the discretion of the DSST: Byers High School Dean of Students, Associate School Director, and/or School Director.

There are three dress codes based on the type of day: school day, dress down, and PE & fitness elective.

School Day

Tops

  • Students are permitted to wear short or long sleeve turtlenecks, polo shirts, collared shirts, sweatshirts, and sweaters.   T- Shirts, tank tops, jerseys, or shirts resembling or similar to t-shirts and tank tops are not permitted. Tops may have hoods but hoods are not permitted to be worn over the head inside the school building.  

  • Tops text greater than 1 ½ inches or logos greater than a 2 ½ inches in diameter are not permitted.

  • Students are permitted to wear blouses or dresses.

  • All tops must sufficiently conceal undergarments and/or private areas.

  • Off the shoulder tops are permitted.

  • Tops that expose mid-sections are not permitted.

  • Lightweight jackets, pullovers, fleeces, blazers, vests, and cardigans of appropriate length and size may be worn over tops that follow the dress code. (e.g. It is not acceptable to wear a t-shirt with a blazer over it).

  • Outside jackets may not be worn during the school day.

Bottoms

  • Students are required to wear pants that are mid-calf or longer.  Bottoms may be of any solid color and only of a single color. Jewelry, rhinestones, or any other decorative patterns may be display as long as they are not distracting to the learning environment.

  • Blue jeans bottoms are not permitted.

  • Pants cannot be excessively baggy or worn low.

  • Pants with rips or tears are not permitted.  

  • Athletic wear, pajamas, and sweatpants are not permitted.

  • All pants must sufficiently conceal undergarments and/or private areas.

  • Dresses or skirts are not permitted to be any higher than fingertip length.

  • Dresses must not expose sides, or midsection.

  • Shorts are not permitted.

Shoes

  • Students are required to have closed-toe shoes.

  • Shoes are to be sturdy and safe.

  • Dress flats, dress shoes, loafers, pumps, boots, non-athletic walking shoes, and leather deck-type shoes are acceptable.  TOMS, Vans, Converse and similarly-styled shoes are acceptable.

  • Shoes may have stripes, patterns, or be multi-toned.  Shoes with images or graphics are not permitted.

  • Sandals, open-toe shoes, Soft-soled Moccasins, sneakers, shoes resembling athletic shoes, slippers or slipper-like shoes, excessively high heels or platform (higher than 2 ½ inches ) shoes are not permitted.

Other

  • Earrings are acceptable, but are not to be distracting.  Other piercings are permitted, but are not to be distracting.

  • Tattoos are permitted as long as they are not offensive or promote violence, alcohol, gangs, tobacco, or drugs.

  • Scarves are permitted.

  • Hats and hoods are not permitted, except outdoors.

  • Headphones are not permitted, except with teacher approval for educational purposes.

  • Text on clothing or accessories that is offensive, promotes violence, alcohol, gangs, tobacco, drugs, or that is derogatory in any way is not permitted at any time.

  • Tattered cuffs, tears on clothing, and heavy wear marks are not permitted.

 

PE & Fitness/Wellness Electives

All expectations (eg. tears in clothes, length/transparency of tops) are also the same in PE & Fitness/Wellness Electives as they are on normal school days.

Tops

  • T-shirts and athletic shirts are permitted.

    • Tops that expose mid-sections are not permitted.

    • Tops are not to be transparent.

  • Fleeces, sweatshirts and hoodies are only acceptable if class is outside.

Bottoms

  • Students must wear athletic shorts or athletic pants.

  • Athletic shorts are permitted.

  • Athletic pants must sufficiently conceal undergarments and/or private areas.

Shoes

  • Students must wear socks and athletic shoes or sneakers.

 

Dress Down Dress Code

All items listed above in the normal day dress code may be worn on dress down days. All expectations (eg. tears in clothes, length/transparency of tops) are also the same on dress down days as they are on normal school days.

Tops

  • T-Shirts and jerseys are permitted.

  • Text may be larger than 2 ½ inch.

Bottoms

  • Blue jeans and athletic pants are permitted.

  • All bottoms must sufficiently conceal undergarments and/or private areas.

Shoes

  • Athletic shoes and other sneakers are permitted.

 

All final decisions are at the discretion of the DSST: Byers High School

Dean of Students, Associate School Director, and/or School Director.

 

Want a printable version of the dress code? Click HERE!

For a visual guide to our dress code, click HERE.  You'll be able to check what works and what doesn't.


Ordering Spirit Wear

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School Enrichment Funding

Thanks to the  fabulous contributions from many of you in our Byers Community, we now have funds to creatively improve our school! Have a club that needs funding? Want to improve your uniforms for your athletic team? Do you want to sponsor a speaker to come in and talk to your science class? Do you need funding for transportation to a unique opportunity? Our School Enrichment Funding Application is now available - details below!

APPLY HERE FOR School Enrichment Funding!

Please submit this form at least 6 weeks before the event is to take place or the purchase is to be made to ensure that we are able to process your request and give you access to funding. The overall process is outlined below: 

 

  1. Funding requests will be considered at our Byers Leadership Team Execution meeting each week with recommendations given to the Campus Director at this time. Considerations will be made with the following in mind:
  • Are enough details provided to make an informed decision?
  • How many DSST: Byers students will benefit (and for how long)?
  • How big is the need?
  • Will the funding purchase something or pay for a service that helps achieve the mission and goals of DSST: Byers?
  • Are there enough bids to ensure that DSST: Byers is getting best value?
  • Can the funding be obtained from other sources?
  • Would the funding purchase something that is redundant with existing STP or DSST: Byers programming?
  1. Our Campus Director will make final decisions about funding based on predetermined buckets, availability of funds, and by ensuring that the funding request does not contravene the stated mission, philosophy, policies, code of conduct, and bylaws of DSST Public Schools as determined by the Campus Director and the DSST Public Schools Board of Directors. The Campus Director may decline funding - see image of 2016-17 buckets below.
  2. The Campus Director or Associate School Director will communicate the status of the request to the requester(s) when a final decision is made.
  3. If the request is approved, the following will occur:
  • The Operations Manager will make funds available 14 days after a reimbursement form or invoice is submitted.
  • Requester or a representative will be encouraged to present at and/or provide information for an upcoming general STP meeting to share outcomes, measurements and learning of the event/purchase.

 

STUDENT FEES

Para información en español sobre las tarifas para el año escolar 2018-2019, por favor haga clic aquí.

Want to pay your fees online? Visit our payment website HERE!

Fees are due at the start of the school year on registration day. They may be paid in cash (exact change), check or credit card. If you are unable to pay for fees on registration day or have further questions, please contact the front office or email Molly Couture at molly.couture@scienceandtech.org.

We ask for your support in paying your child's registration fees in order to provide your child with all the benefits of a strong learning environment. 

General Fee

General Fees are collected from all students to help support programs that are not fully funded by the per-pupil-revenue we receive from the state through Denver Public Schools such as field trips, resources for advisory and planners. $60.00
Technology Fee The General Technology Fee is a fee collected from all students to maintain an up-to-date inventory of laptops and related software. The fee also covers ongoing technology support and maintenance throughout the year. $155.00
Activities Fee Activities Fees cover some of the costs associated with participating in physical education and student enrichment activities. $60.00

 

However, we never want fees to limit your child's opportunity for an exceptional education. If you family qualifies for, or may qualiufy for free or reduced price lunch, you are eligible to pay discounted fees as follows: 

General Fee

(Reduced)

General Fees are collected from all students to help support programs that are not fully funded by the per-pupil-revenue we receive from the state through Denver Public Schools such as field trips, resources for advisory and planners. $24.00

Technology Fee

(Reduced) 

The General Technology Fee is a fee collected from all students to maintain an up-to-date inventory of laptops and related software. The fee also covers ongoing technology support and maintenance throughout the year. $60.00

Activities Fee

(Reduced) 

Activities Fees cover some of the costs associated with participating in physical education and student enrichment activities. $24.00

 


2018-19 Fall School Supply List

Below is the school supply list for the 2018-19 school year for DSST: Byers High School. Students should bring all supplies on the first day of school.

If you have any questions or concerns about the school supply list, please contact Ms. Crespo at kathy.crespo@scienceandtech.org.

DSST: Byers High School Supply List 


Handbook 

Please access the 2018-19 DSST: Byers Handbook in English and Spanish


2018-19 Curriculum 

Course Catalogue

Byers High School AP Update

Advanced Course Offerings

Guide to Accelerating Through a Course Sequence

Course Sequence Acceleration Request Form 


Gifted and Talented


Transcript/Records Request

Please click HERE for student transcript and records requests.