Bus sign ups for the 2018-19 school year will begin on 5/1. More information will be posted here soon.
PikMyKid Dismissal App
DLS uses the PikMyKid dismissal app to make sure all students get to where they need to be at the end of every day. Click here to download the PikMyKid app for iPhone, and click here to download it for Android! All parents and caregivers must use PikMyKid as part of our safe arrival and dismissal, even if you are walking in the building to pick up students.
Click here to download more information about PikMyKid
How to Download & Use PikMyKid
DLS provides comprehensive bus transportation to and from the Boys and Girls Club in North Park Hill, as well as the Stapleton area.
If you need to make changes to your current transportation plan, you can do it on the PikMyKid app, or if you need help, email email@example.com. DLS cannot guarantee availability of seats on any particular bus.
DLS charges an annual bus fee to ensure those who commit to using the bus will continue to do so throughout the school year. The fee for 2017-18 is $200 per year for the first student in a family and $50 per year for each additional student. We will begin collecting checks on May 1st at 8:00 am in the office at either campus, and seats will be assigned on a 1st paid, 1st served basis. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about payments.
We believe that students should begin their day with a positive start, so we have implemented a "soft start" program. Students may arrive at DLS East beginning at 7:20 and at DLS West at 7:30. THeywill be directed to the cafeteria or to the bus, where they will be supervised. DPS Free Breakfast service begins at 7:30am at both DLS East and DLS West.
Students at DLS East will eat their breakfast in the cafeteria. Students may enter their classrooms at 7:45 to begin reading and preparing for the school day. At DLS West, students will be picked up by their teachers in the gym/cafeteria and take their breakfast at their soft start time. Students being dropped off at DLS West and not planning to eat breakfast will also report to the cafeteria and will join their class before being walked to classrooms.
DLS East students who do not plan to eat breakfast may go directly to their classrooms beginning at 7:45am. Staff will monitor hallways. Students will have the opportunity to calmly unpack and will enter the classroom where they will read silently. This “Soft Start” program allows students up to an extra hour and a half of reading per week! Students may bring a book of their choice or will be provided with a book or activity in the classroom at the teacher’s discretion.
Students arriving after 8:00am at DLS East and 8:15am at DLS West will be marked tardy.
Carpool Traffic Flow
DLS East Campus:
We have a staff member at the North end of our loop directing traffic. Please note that cars may enter our flow of traffic from either 4th Avenue or 5th Avenue. Cars should alternate as they round the corner at the North End of the school. This will prevent our car line from backing up all the way to Monaco. Feel free to choose to enter the neighborhood from the direction that is best for you. Please see the map and contact with office with any questions you may have.
Please note: We will no longer be using room 207 for walk up dismissal as it has been converted into offices. All students will now be dismissed through the main entrance doors on Newport Street.
DLS West Campus
Staff members are stationed at major intersection points along the carpool line to direct traffic.
In order to keep our students safe, arrival and dismissal traffic flow will be different this school year.
Please note the following changes:
- To drop off a student, please access the parking lot by turning right (north) off of Alameda Ave.
- To park and walk in a student, please access the parking lot by turning right (south) off of Cedar Ave.
- The Staff and Parent parking bays will now be swapped: guests will park in the farthest bay north and staff will park in the second bay.
- Do not enter the CEC parking area (red arrows) or the CEC staff lot (blue dotted arrows) at any time
- Parents coming from Alameda who wish to park and walk students in will need to turn right onto University, then right onto Cedar, and then enter the parking lot.
- Parents coming from Cedar who wish to drop their students off without parking will need to drive down Cedar, turn right on Milwaukee St., turn right on Alameda, and then enter the parking lot.
How does our DLS West Carpool Line work? View our Carpool Line Instructional Video below.
Is your child on a waitlist for the bus? Do you live in a part of town that’s a bit further from campus? The DLS Carpool Map may just be the help you’ve been waiting for! Carpooling can save you time and money, it helps the environment, it decreases the carline at school, and it builds relationships with other DLS parents and students.
How to get access to the DLS Carpool Map:
- Fill out the survey
- Wait for a response email with the DLS Carpool Map link
- Connect with your fellow families!
If you would like to participate in the DLS carpool program, either as a driver or someone looking for a ride, please click here to fill out the survey for our map.
Please note - All survey responses will be verified by DLS staff to confirm that they are DLS families. The map is only accessible once provided the link. If at any time you wish to remove your information from the DLS Carpool Map, whether due to a full carload or because you no longer wish to participate, please email email@example.com.