Frequently Asked Questions
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Please browse our faq section to find answers to questions you might have. If your question is not listed in one of the categories below, please contact our school office at (720) 287-5100.
What are the SOAR after school programs?
SOAR after school enrichment
The SOAR After School Enrichment Program is a fee-based program that invites students (and at times their families) to participate in enriching activities outside of the traditional school day. The courses begin right after the school’s regular dismissal time and last for 1 hour. Students in after-school enrichment have to be picked-up by 4:30 PM.
Springboard’s before and after school program creates an option for working parents to ensure their children are in a safe environment before and after their school day. Activities are based on academic research regarding student learning – academic skills, social-emotional development, physical wellbeing and health choices.
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What are your kindergarten program details?
Effective January 2019: SOAR offers free full day kindergarten!
We are pleased to share that effective January 2019, SOAR families will no longer have to pay kindergarten tuition! The final payment will be December’s kindergarten tuition payment!
By providing a solid foundation of learning, to children from all backgrounds, full day kindergarten ensures the academic, social, and emotional success of all students. A 2010 research review found that children who attended for a full day had better academic outcomes the following year, more self-confidence, and were better at playing with others.
Colorado parents who want to send their kindergartners to school all day often have to pay tuition because the state does not fund full day kindergarten. SOAR families pay anywhere from $90, to $360 per month depending on the family’s income, city of residence and household size. Our school leadership, in partnership with the SOAR Board has made the decision to use school budget to absorb this cost for our families after December and for our new kindergarten students during the 2019-2020 school year!
The opportunity for full day kindergarten should be available for all. It is our hope that this decision will increase the opportunities for children in far northeast Denver!
Does SOAR require a school uniform?
Students are required to wear a SOAR uniform top.
SOAR uniforms tops are available as t-shirts and Hoodies. Uniforms are purchased directly from the school office and are available in an assortment of colors. Purchases made in the office are to be made by cash or check. Tshirts are $10.00 (ea.) and hoodies are $20.00 (ea.)
Students arriving to school without a uniform will be sent to the office to call their parents to bring them a uniform shirt.
Students can wear jeans, sweatpants, or shorts (skirts are allowed if shorts or leggings are worn underneath). We highly encourage that all children wear sneakers, as they will be physically active throughout the day.
What type of food does SOAR offer?
Research has shown direct connections between nutrition and learning.
Because of this link, SOAR works to ensure that students eat healthy foods while at school. We serve Denver Public School’s regular lunch menu with a fresh fruit and vegetable salad bar daily. Students can bring unsweetened milk or soy milk, water or 100% fruit juice, no sugar added.
Students have snack daily. Snacks must be a whole fruit or whole vegetable. As part of our wellness plan, SOAR does not allow desserts (i.e., candy, cake, cookies, pudding or jell-o) for any occasion including school meals, snacks, celebrations or parties.
SOAR participates in the DPS free and reduced lunch (FRL) program. Additional information is available on the DPS website.
Does school get cancelled due to weather?
Yes. SOAR follows Denver Public Schools (DPS) district decisions during bad weather.
In the event that Denver Public Schools (DPS) district makes a decision to cancel school due to bad weather, we will follow their decision and cancel school for SOAR as well. If school is cancelled, the assumption will be that we will not hold after school or evening activities unless otherwise communicated.
Detailed DPS winter weather and snow day information, including information on how families can find out if school is closed, can be found on the DPS website.
Is there bus transportation available?
Yes. Bus transportation to and from SOAR is provided by the DPS Success Express shuttle system.
All Far Northeast families that live within one mile of a stop and any resident student can board the bus at any stop and ride it to their participating school.