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Dalton Elementary School
17401 E. Dartmouth Ave.
Aurora, CO 80013 [map]
Jessica Abel-Pype
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Jenn Biviano
Christy Howell
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The Crosswalk
Always use the CROSSWALK at the signal light. It is the safe thing to do.
Parking Lots
The east parking lot is for “staff members only”. Please do not park in this lot or drop off yours students here. The west parking lot is for parent parking and student drop off and pick-up. Parents must remain in their vehicles at all times while in the pull through lane. We advise parents to make right turns only out of the parent parking lot so that traffic will not back up into this lot.
Front Drive Pull Through Lane
The front pull through lane is for school buses ONLY. Please do not drive or park in this area.
When parked by the side of the road, please remember that U-TURNS are ILLEGAL.
If you stop or park in a crosswalk, run the red light, speed in a school zone, make an illegal left turn or U-turn, park in a clearly marked fire zone you are setting yourself up for the possibility of a ticket. A reminder to all who pick-up or drop off children at Dalton, students can also be dropped off and picked up behind the school on the north side of the building at the bottom of the hill.

When your child is going to be late or absent, please call the attendance line at 303-326-1611 or you may call the main office at 303-693-7561. Please call by 8:00 a.m. to let the office know if your child will be late or absent for the day. If we do not receive a phone call or if we are not able to reach a parent/guardian, your child will be marked unexcused absence or tardy for that day.

School hours are 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Students are expected to be seated in his/her seat in his/her classroom when the 8:00 a.m. tardy bell rings, first bell rings at 7:55 a.m. There are many students coming in late on a daily basis. If your child is consistently tardy we are asking you to drop your child off a few minutes earlier. Students with unexcused tardies will serve a detention during their lunch recess.
Dalton’s dismissal time is 2:30 p.m.
It is important that students are picked up on time. There is no one available to supervise students who are not picked up after school. If you are having difficulty getting to Dalton to get your child on time we have our Daycare, Kid’s Corner available for a fee. In order for your child to go to our daycare he/she must be registered ahead of time. You can pick-up registration information from the office or the daycare. Kid’s Corner is a safe and fun environment. Parents who have this option available can feel stress free when running late. Also, their child feels safe and secure knowing he/she can go there and have a snack and play with friends until parents or guardians can pick them up.



Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) at Dalton Elementary School

PBIS is the application of evidence-based strategies and systems to assist schools to increase academic performance, increase safety, decrease problem behavior, and establish positive school cultures.

 At Dalton we are focusing on developing positive behaviors at school. Our school expectations are BE COURTEOUS, THINK SAFETY, and BE RESPONSIBLE.  Students can earn a Paw ticket if they ‘get caught’ showing good behavior that follows our school expectations and rules.  Students are then recognized over the intercom and at quarterly assemblies.  Parents can also reinforce these expectations at home.  We send home a Paw ticket in each Dalton Newsletter.  Students can turn it in to the main office for a chance to be recognized over the intercom or at an assembly.

 What Else Will You See at a PBIS School?

1. Administrative support.

Administrators in PBIS schools have allocated time (for professional development and teaching of expectations) as well as resources (money and people) to en-sure the success of PBIS at their building.

2. Team based implementation.

The PBIS team is representative of the staff. How that looks can vary depending on the site. The activities, updates and progress of PBIS in the building come directly from this team.

3. 3-5 concrete, defined behavior expectations.

These are designed by the school so as to reflect and embrace its community and culture. Examples: A.R.M.O.R. (Accountable, Respectful, Motivated, Or-ganized, Responsible), S.O.A.R. (Safe, Organized, Accountable, Respectful) and Be Safe, Respectful and Responsible.

4. Direct teaching of behavior expectations.

Behavior expectations are explicitly taught throughout the school year. By doing this, school staff is setting students up for success!

5. Positive behavior is acknowledged.

PBIS teams must decide how students will be acknowledged for following the expectations. Positive behaviors of students are acknowledged by adults building-wide, not only by the classroom teacher.

6. Behavior is monitored and corrected.

When misbehaviors are observed, they are corrected. When misbehavior continues, or the behavior falls under the site’s definition of “office managed,” an office disci-pline referral is written.

7. Data is used to inform decision-making processes.

Waiting until the end of the quarter, trimester or semester is sometimes too late to make changes. PBIS teams review data monthly at a minimum. While this data in-cludes office discipline referral data, the review may also include community surveys, achievement data and atten-dance.

8. Family and community engagement and partnerships.

Schools cannot work in isolation. PBIS supports and integrates community partnerships. Some examples of this include: sending acknowledgement tickets home to parents in the newsletter, and asking local businesses to give tickets to students when they are being respectful. 

For more information about Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports please visit the district website at:  http://equity.aurorak12.org/pbis/

If you would like to support PBIS at Dalton through family or community partnerships please contact Caron Otto, PBIS Facilitator, at: cjotto@aurorak12.org


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Page last updated on February 24, 2017

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