Oct. 10, 2019
Dear Samuels Families,
Leadership at Bradley Elementary and Hamilton Middle School have reported to us that that a man in a white car with red letters drove up to a Hamilton child as the student was walking to the bus stop. The family says that the man told the student that he was sent by Denver Public Schools, would take the student to the bus stop and then drove the child to the bus stop. The student is safe.
Earlier today, three Hamilton students reported a similar incident to Hamilton school leaders. The three students say, as they were together on their way to the bus stop this morning, a man in a white car with red letters that said “DPS” on the front doors drove up to them, said that he was sent by DPS and invited the students to get inside his car. The students refused, and the man drove away. All of the children are safe and with our team.
Leadership at Bradley Elementary and Hamilton Middle notified Denver police and the DPS Department of Safety. DPS and Law enforcement are investigating. Police recommend that, if you happen to see a vehicle of similar description and can safely do so, try to get the license plate number and call the non-emergency police number 720-913-2000.
Please know that, again, DPS Transportation Services does not provide this type of service. I encourage you to take some family time tonight and teach your children to become aware of dangerous people and to not accept rides from anyone without parent permission.
I’d like to take this opportunity to remind our families and students that safety is a top priority in Denver Public Schools and at Samuels. As a community, we must work together to ensure the safety of our students at all hours of the day.
I encourage you again to take this chance to talk with your child about contacting an adult immediately if they ever feel unsafe, confirming after-school arrangements together and showing your child how to dial 911 from a cell phone or public phone if he, she, or they ever feel unsafe.
As always, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your support in keeping our students safe.
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Thank you so much for your support at the Chocolate Fundraising.
Just a reminder that we need to have all money to us by October 14th 2019.
We have alreary run out of boxes for this round, but can't wait to do it again for the Holidays.
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PLEASE DONATE A BAG OF CANDY, IF YOU ARE ABLE.
Bring the candies bag to the main office.
Kiss ‘n’ Go / Beso y Adios
Traffic Update: Thank you Denver Police Department for supporting Samuels with our Kiss-N-Go arrival and dismissal system. Law enforcement will be present on occasion to enforce traffic laws and to support implementation of KISS-N-GO. With that in mind, please do your part to keep our students safe by:
Refraining from making U-turns
Using the crosswalk if you choose to park your car on the east side of Vincennes ct. or in the neighborhood. It is very dangerous to run with your children across the street.
No double parking/loading. Our staff will not allow students to run between cars to enter your vehicle. You must wait in the KISS-N-GO lane and safely pull up to the curb.
Practice being a good neighbor by refraining from blocking driveways with your car.
Thank you for helping us combat the high traffic congestion around the school. Your participation in the KISS ‘N’ GO system is making a difference in the safety of our students!
ALL STUDENTS MUST ENROLL ON-LINE FOR SCHOOL LUNCHES.