Our School Day

School Hours: 8:25 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Students who arrive after 8:35 a.m. are marked tardy.

2020-2021 Calendar

Here is what a Day at DCIS looks like for a 3rd grader! For more details on different parts of the day and policies, please see below. 

8:25 to 8:45 a.m.Arrival & Breakfast in the Classroom 
8:45 to 9 a.m.Morning Meeting 
9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.Math
10:30 to 11:15 a.m.English Language Development
11:15 to 11:50 a.m.Reading Mini-Lesson
11:50 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.Recess
12:20 to 12:40 p.m.Lunch
12:40 to 1:40 p.m.Reading Workshop
1:40 to 2:40 p.m.Writing Workshop
2:40 to 3:25 p.m.Specials (Art, Music, or PE)
3:30 p.m.Dismissal 


School Uniforms

DCIS is a uniform school. We sell many options for students to wear as tops: DCIS at Fairmont shirts (yellow, green, red, blue, purple, and grey), DCIS at Fairmont Hoodies (black), and DCIS at Fairmont long sleeve shirts (green, blue, and red). Students may wear anything on the bottom, and close toed shoes. Uniforms can be purchased in the front office.

Breakfast in the classroom

All students at DCIS are offered breakfast in the classroom at no cost. When students are dropped off at 8:25, students eat and complete a morning activity.

Drop off/Pick up

Students will be dropped off and picked up by foot in the back courtyard and playground area of DCIS at Fairmont. They will either line up at their teacher’s outside classroom door, or meet their teacher in their designated area. Any student who arrives after 8:35 a.m. will need to go in the main entrance and sign in. Gates to the back field will be locked between 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. daily for student safety. Pick up and drop off happen at the same spots. 

Kiss and Go

For parents who would prefer to drop students off instead of parking, there is a roundabout at the front of the school. During both drop off and pick up, parents can pull through the roundabout, drop their student off, and continue moving through the roundabout. There is no parking in the Kiss & Go so we can ensure smooth movement and the safety of our students crossing the street and walking around the school.

Parking Lot

Our parking lot at DCIS at Fairmont is barely big enough to accommodate our school staff. The parking lot is closed from 8 to 8:30 a.m., and again from 3 to 3:45 p.m. This is to ensure the safety of our students and their families as they walk through the school and back home for the day.

Safety & Security Policies

We value ensuring that our students are safe at all times at DCIS at Fairmont. In order to ensure this safety, we need to make sure that all adults who are in the building are identified and checked in. Gates to the back playground area will stayed locked between 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Any adult who would like to be in the building between 8:35 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. will need to enter through the main office, check in, and leave identification. This will help us keep all of our students safe.

Attendance Policy

In order for students to be the most successful, they need to be at school everyday. If your student needs to leave school early or is absent for the day, please call the front office at 720-424-7620. Please bring any documentation for appointments in order for the absence or tardy to be excused.