Kunsmiller Creative Arts Middle

Newsletter 9/29/2023

09/29/23, 2:11 PM

Dear KCAA Families, 


Please read this newsletter that contains important information and updates. 



Please note that if you are calling for your child's early release, students will not be pulled out of class via a phone call. Parents will need to come to the main office with a valid ID before students will be called down and released. There will be no exceptions so please plan your time accordingly. Also there will be no early release after 3:00pm as it is extremely disruptive to the end of day procedures. Thank You!


Tenga en cuenta que si solicita la salida temprana de su hijo, no se sacará a los estudiantes de clase mediante una llamada telefónica. Los padres deberán venir a la oficina principal con una identificación válida antes de que los estudiantes sean llamados y liberados. No habrá excepciones, así que planifique su tiempo. Además, no habrá salida temprana después de las 3:00 p. m., ya que es extremadamente perturbador para los procedimientos del final del día. ¡Gracias!


A message from Kunsmiller:

October Count Day this year is Monday, October 2nd.  The most important action you can take to support school funding is to make sure your student attends school on that day. Much of public education funding from the State of Colorado is based on student count, so we encourage you to make sure your student comes to school that day. 

The “count window” the state observes is from Monday, September 25 through Monday, October 9, but the most important student count day is Monday, October 2. Help us get an accurate count by having your student participate in learning that day.

If your student will be absent on Monday, October 2 due to illness, please call our attendance line, 720-424-0207 to report the absence. Attendance during the “count window” will help counteract an absence on Monday, October 2.

Thank you for your support of Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy. Every student counts!


  •  DPS is conducting the Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BESS) survey with students/teachers/parents. This screening provides a systematic, quick, and reliable way of assessing the behavioral and emotional strengths and potential risk levels in children and adolescents.  We ask that parents participate in completing the BESS survey for your child(ren) to help us understand if any students are in need of support. Please use the link to access the survey and refer to the Parent Flyer for additional information. Parent BESS survey
  • Fundraiser!! Help us purchase more arts infusion materials for K-12 classrooms and support our musical theatre department!  Fundraising packets should have come home with your child this week! Parent Letter. Ends October 6th. If you have any questions, reach out to emily_ayres@dpsk12.net
  • Yearbook!! Pre-order yours today! If you order by October 31st, you will receive a 10% discount! ALSO!! If you preorder this year you will have the opportunity to design personalized pages that only print in your (or your child's) yearbook! Two pages provided for free - more available for purchase. If you have any questions, reach out to emily_ayres@dpsk12.net

Join us in supporting the Colorado Rockies on Friday, September 29, Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1 as they take on the Minnesota Twins in a three-game series at Coors Field. Tickets start at $12, with $2 from each ticket sold being donated back to the DPS Foundation! Buy your tickets today: Buy | Colorado Rockies Account Manager (ticketmaster.com)


*Enjoy the post-game fireworks show if you choose to go on Friday, September 29th! You can also visit https://dpsfoundation.org/offers/ for more information on these discounts and other special offers.

October 10th and 11 is Parent Teacher Conferences from 4:00 - 7:30 pm


October 12, 13 and 16 - No classes for students due to district and classes planning.