New & Current Families

Welcome to Denver Center for International Studies at Fairmont!

We are so exited to welcome you to our school! Below are some frequently asked questions and some important links to get you started.

Important Links:
School Year Calendar
Click here for 2023-24 School Supplies
Click here for 2023-24 Teacher and Staff Welcome Videos (Here are our new staff 23-24)
How to sign up on Remind (our primary form of communication with families)
Discovery Link Registration (before and after school program)
Facebook Page
How do I enroll my child?

Enrollment and admission for K-5th grade is done through the Denver Public Schoo’s SchoolChoice process. Admission for ECE is done through both DPS SchoolChoice and the Colorado UPK process. You can read more about that on our Admission Process page.

SchoolChoice Application – Create an account — or log in using your Parent Portal account — here.

What are the school hours?

The school hours are 8:05am to 3:05pm for students in Kinder through 5th grade. Yes, this is confirmed to be the same for the 2023-24 school year!

Full day ECE classes run from 8:05am to 2:20pm.

Half day ECE classes run from 8:05am to 11:05am for the morning session and 12:05 to 3:05am for the afternoon session.

Is there before and after school care offered at DCIS at Fairmont?

Yes, before and after school care are run through our partner, Discovery Link. It is available for ECE through 5th grade and there is a cost associated. Visit our Discovery Link page for more information.

How does the school communicate with families?

We communicate primarily through the Remind App as well as our Facebook Page and to families emails. Please make sure you sign up for Remind: How to sign up on Remind

How do I know my child’s teacher?

Once SchoolChoice has notified you that your child has been accepted to our school, your child will be assigned a teacher and you will be able to view this in Denver Public School’s Parent Portal. These are typically available in June or July prior to the start of the school year.

How do I meet my child’s teacher?

Your teacher will reach out to your family when they return to work after the summer break (sometime in August). Our Ice Cream Social is also a great chance to meet your teacher. This even happens every year before the school year starts in August. There is also a Back to School Night within the first month of school.