Mr. Cesar Rivera
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.
PRINCIPAL’S REPORT – ENGLISH & ESPANOL