2018-19 School Year

Student Handbook

 

Click here to download the 2018-2019 Student and Family Handbook. 

Oprima aqui para obtener el Manual de Padres del 2018-2019. 


Student Fees

 

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

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 office manager, Guadalupe Duarte at 303.802.4130 or at guadalupe.duarte@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
General 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. $150.00
Activities Fee Activities Fees cover some of the costs associated with participating in physical education and student enrichment activities. $40.00

 

However, we never want fees to limit your child's opportunity for an exceptional education. If you family qualifies for, or may qualify 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

General 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. $16.00
 

 


Uniforms

The purpose of the DSST Public Schools dress code is to create a professional, safe and respectful community where students may place their sole focus on learning. The dress code is in effect from the start of the school day until the end of the school day.

Tops

  • Students must wear a DSST middle school uniform polo shirt. They may wear a white short sleeved shirt under the polo shirt. In the colder months, students will be allowed to wear a plain long sleeved white shirt underneath their uniform polo shirt.
  • Uniform shirts must be tucked into pants.
  • DSST middle school uniform sweatshirts may be worn over, but not in place of a collared shirt. The collar must be visible on the outside of the sweatshirt.
  • Outside jackets and sweatshirts with hoods must be taken off upon entering the school building and put away in the student’s locker.

Bottoms

  • All students must wear khaki or black bottoms. 
  • Pants must reach to mid-calf or longer and may not be excessively baggy, tight to the skin, or worn low. They may not have any exterior pockets (cargo pants).
  • Khaki or black skirts may not have hems or slits that are higher than the knee. Tights or leggings may be worn with skirts if they are solid brown, black, white, or orange and at least mid-calf.
  • Leggings, athletic wear, stretch pants, sweat pants, spandex, and tights are not permitted.
  • Pants must have a real fly and pockets, with no holes or rips.
  • Belts for boys/girls are required for pants. Belts must be solid black or brown with a plain/reasonable belt buckle. 
  • Shorts are not permitted, even on dress down days, and leggings may not be worn as pants.

Shoes

  • Students must wear solid black or brown closed-toed shoes or dress boots to school.
  • Shoes need to be sturdy and safe for lab participation.
  • Sandals, open toed shoes, skater shoes, slippers or slipper-like shoes, CROCS, high heels or platform shoes (higher than 1 inch) are prohibited.

PE

  • Students must wear the DSST gym t-shirt and athletic shorts (knee length) or athletic pants (any color).
  • Students must wear tennis shoes and socks.

Other

  • Visible tattoos, writing on self and/or clothing is not permitted
  • Small earrings (1” or less, size of a quarter) are acceptable, but other visible piercings (facial, tongue, belly button, etc.) are not permitted.
  • Hats, hoods, bandanas, do-rags, and sunglasses are not allowed to be worn in school.
  • Text on clothing/jewelry that promotes violence, alcohol, gangs, tobacco, drugs or presents sexual statement, explicit or implicit, is prohibited. Clothing that is associated with a gang is not permitted.
  • Clothing, jewelry, or appearances that are determined to be distractive to the learning environment will not be permitted.

El propósito del código de vestimento de las Escuelas Públicas DSST es para crear una comunidad profesional, segura y respetuosa donde los estudiantes se enfoquen en un único objetivo que es el aprendizaje. El código de vestimento entra en efecto desde el inicio de la jornada escolar hasta el final de la jornada escolar.

Parte Superior

  • Los estudiantes deben usar la camisa polo de uniforme de DSST. Se puede usar una camisetilla blanca de manga corta debajo de la camisa polo. Durante los meses más fríos, los estudiantes pueden ponerse una camiseta blanca manga larga por debajo de su camisa polo de uniforme de DSST.
  • La camisa polo del uniforme debe ser usada por dentro del pantalón.
  • Las suéteres del uniforme de DSST pueden ser usadas, pero no en lugar de la camisa de cuello. El cuello de la camisa polo del uniforme debe ser usado por afuera del suéter.
  • Se deben quitar las chaquetas y sudaderas con capuchas  al comienzo del día, antes de la reunión de la mañana, y guardar en el armario del estudiante.

Parte Inferior

  • Todos los estudiantes deben usar pantalones de vestir color caqui o negro.
  • Los pantalones deben llegar por lo menos a media canilla y no pueden ser excesivamente anchos, apretados o usarlos muy  bajo. No deben tener bolsillos exteriores (pantalones militares).
  • Las faldas deben tener un borde o ruedo no más alto de la rodilla. Las mallas o lycras deben ponerse con las faldas si son de color negro, cafe, azul o blanco y por lo menos mitad de la pantorrilla.
  • Lycras, vestimenta deportiva, pantalones de mezclilla, calentadores, mallas y medias apretadas no se permiten.
  • Los pantalones tienen que tener un cierre real y bolsillos, sin huevos o rasgones.
  • Se requiere que vistan cinturones con los pantalones. Los cinturones deben ser de color negro o café solido con una hebilla de tamaño razonable.
  • No se permiten pantalones cortos, ni siquiera los días sin uniformes.

Zapatos

  • Los estudiantes deben usar zapatos cerrados o botas de color solido marrón o negro en la escuela.
  • Los zapatos deben ser resistentes y seguros para la participación en los laboratorios.
  • No se permiten sandalias, zapatos abiertos con los dedos descubiertos, zapatos deportivos, zapatillas que se asemeje a zapatos de deporte (incluyendo zapato deportivo negro, zapatos estilo Vans), zapatos de patín, pantuflas o zapato de pantuflas, Crocs, tacones excesivamente altos o plataformas (superior a 1 ½ pulgadas).

PE / Educación Física

  • Los estudiantes deben usar la camiseta del gimnasio de uniforme de DSST y deben usar pantalones cortos deportivos (a la rodilla) o pantalones atléticos (de cualquier color).
  • Los estudiantes deben usar zapatos tenis y medias.

Otros

  • No está permitido los tatuajes visibles, escribirse a sí mismo en la piel o escribirse en la ropa.
  • Zarcillos o aretes pequeños  (1” o menos, el tamaño de una moneda de $0.25) son aceptados pero piercings visibles (facial, lengua, ombligo, etc.) no están permitidos.
  • Gorras, capuchas, pañuelos, paños para la cabeza, y gafas de sol no están permitidos usar en la escuela.
  • Ropa,  joyas o accesorios que distraigan el ambiente de aprendizaje no están permitidos.

Dress Down Days

Students with dress down privileges must still follow certain dress code guidelines:

  • Shorts, pajamas, open-toed shoes, and outside jackets are never permitted.
  • Shirts must have sleeves, cover the stomach, and may not be low-cut.
  • Skirts must reach the knee, even when leggings are worn underneath.

Días de vestido casual

Los estudiantes que tienen privilegios del día sin uniforme deben seguir ciertas reglas de vestimenta:

  • Shorts, pijamas, zapatos abiertos y chamaras nunca se permiten.
  • Las camisas deben tener mangas, cubrir el estómago y no pueden ser escotado.
  • Faldas deben llegar a la rodilla, incluso cuando las lycras se usan por debajo.