Please note our school hours have changed! Our school bell times will be 7:50am to 2:50pm and on Wednesdays will be 8:50am to 2:50pm. If you need your child to come Wednesdays from 7:40-8:40am, we will have paraeducators available to supervise and an adult will need to park and sign a child into their care through the main office. Buses will run on schedules one hour later on Wednesdays so if you access our Wednesday morning care, you will have to drop off your student
As a reminder, BVSD's illness protocol is as follows:
If your student is experiencing any of the following symptoms they must stay home:
If a student is experiencing any other COVID-like symptom (minor symptoms) that last longer than 48 hrs they must have a negative PCR COVID test to return to school or they will need to stay home for 10 days.
Testing is available through BVSD and COVID Check Colorado throughout the district - see the schedule here.
Additional information on symptoms and when it's ok to return after an illness can be found here: CDPHE How Sick is Too Sick
Please click here to learn more about our school garden program partnership with Garden To Table!
Whittier Elementary is delighted to have been named one of the best elementary schools in the Denver Metro Area https://blog.schoolsparrow.com/2021/08/05/10-best-hidden-gem-elementary-schools-denver/
It is very important to complete an Application for Free & Reduced Meals for this upcoming school year. BVSD is proud to be able to continue offering free meals to all students, thanks to a waiver granted by the USDA. We also want to let families know that school meal applications are good for more than just free meals.
The second school built in Boulder, Whittier International was founded in 1882 and is situated in the heart of the city. Whittier is a neighborhood school with an international focus, serving students from more than 20 countries. As an authorized International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program school, Whittier incorporates the BVSD curriculum, state standards and an internationally recognized academic framework. “Inquiry” is a primary strategy used to integrate higher-order thinking, questioning and application of content knowledge through science and social studies. In addition, students in K-5 are introduced to Spanish as a world language.