Posted 04/24/2018
Teacher Walkout Community Letter - No School 4-27-18


April 24, 2018

Dear Teller Families,

We wanted to provide an update about the class schedule for Friday, April 27th. Due to significant anticipated teacher absences across the district, DPS’ Superintendent, Tom Boasberg has announced that DPS is cancelling all classes for Friday, April 27th.

As we have been communicating with you, DPS has been working in partnership to press our state government to restore education funding to our schools. The Colorado Education Association (CEA) is planning a statewide rally of educators on Friday, April 27th, to advocate for greater state funding and expects that many of our teachers will participate.

The decision to cancel classes is not one made lightly, but given the current situation, DPS feels it will not be able to provide a productive learning day and fulfill their promise of a safe school environment for students.


Here is some additional information about the day to support you in planning:

  • Athletics: District-scheduled high school athletic games will continue as scheduled. Middle school athletic games are cancelled.
  • The African-American Young Ladies’ Summit has been rescheduled for May 18. More information will be shared soon.
  • We are working across schools and school-support teams to keep the 34th Annual Shakespeare Festival scheduled as planned for this Friday. It is a day of great joy, and our students and educators have worked very hard to prepare for the festival. It is key that we have enough adult chaperones for the festival participants. Additional information about the Shakespeare Festival will be published as soon as possible.

To reiterate, this is a district-wide decision, and all DPS schools will be closed on Friday, April 27th.

We apologize that this change may cause an inconvenience and burden to families. If you have additional questions and/or concerns, please contact the Family and Community Engagement hotline at 720-423-3054 or FACE@dpsk12.org.



Sabrina Bates, Principal