Back to School – 2022-23 Information Hub

Back to School Information Hub

School Starts on Tuesday, Aug. 9

Welcome to the 2022-23 School Year

A Message from Elementary Director
A Message from Middle School Director
A Message from High School Director

Weekly Parent Information Sessions August 1-5

To help our new and returning families be as prepared as possible for the start of the new school year, we will be offering five Welcome Back to School – Parent Info Sessions the week of Monday, Aug. 1 through Friday, Aug. 5 from 12-1 p.m. each day. Each session will cover important topics, outlined below, that all families should know to start the school year off on the right foot. Following a brief presentation on each topic, we will allow families to ask questions related to that topic. Each session will be over Zoom. We will record each session so that it will be available on this page for those who couldn’t attend.

  • Monday, Aug. 1 (12-1 p.m.) – Driveline Procedures & PikMyKid (Elementary Families)
  • Tuesday, Aug. 2 (12-1 p.m.) – Getting Informed (Attendance line, using IC, visiting STEM, Student/Parent Handbook, Fees, School Photos, etc.)
  • Wednesday, Aug. 3 (12-1 p.m.) – Getting Connected (Communications Pathways, who to contact when?, communications at STEM, etc.)
  • Thursday, Aug. 4 (12-1 p.m.) – Getting Involved (volunteering, donating, STEM PTO, STEM SAC, etc.)
  • Friday, Aug. 5 (12-1 p.m.) – The STEM Experience (Enrichment and Athletics)

Monday, Aug. 1 - Driveline and PikMyKid

Tuesday, Aug. 2 - Get Informed

Wednesday, Aug. 3 - Get Connected

Thursday, Aug. 4 - Get Involved

Friday, Aug. 5 - The STEM Experience

STEM Spartan Launch

Kindergarten Spartan Launch

All STEM kindergarten students are invited to Kindergarten Spartan Launch. This is an abbreviated school day where students will meet all the teachers and staff, tour the school, engage in STEM activities, and be informally assessed for classroom placement. We ask that all kindergarten students attend ONE SESSION on either of the dates below.

Available session options will be:

August 9

  • AM Session from 8:30-10 a.m.
  • PM Session from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

August 10

  • AM Session from 8:30-10 a.m.
  • PM Session from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

August 11

  • AM Session from 8:30-10 a.m.

Please use the link below to sign-up for one of the sessions listed above. If you have more than one child entering kindergarten, please sign-up for each student individually.

Parents will receive classroom and teacher notification on the afternoon of Thursday, Aug.11. The first day of kindergarten will be on Friday, Aug. 12. To ease parents and students in the initial drop-off and the transition into kindergarten, Friday, Aug. 12 will be a half day from 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

The first full day of kindergarten will be Monday, Aug. 15 (7:40 a.m. – 2:25 p.m.). Teachers will meet students out front of the Elementary School Entrance driveline drop-off area. Please be on the lookout for an email from our kindergarten team of teachers later this summer.

Elementary Spartan Launch

All new to STEM Elementary School students are invited to spend a portion of their day on Monday, Aug. 8 at STEM to kick off the year. Students will meet all the teachers and staff, tour the school, and engage in STEM activities. No sign-up needed.

  • Students in grades first and second will be invited to attend the morning session from 9-11 a.m.
  • Students in grades third, fourth and fifth will be invited to attend the afternoon session from 12-2 p.m.

Secondary Spartan Launch

Monday, Aug. 8, from 9-11 a.m. or 12-2 p.m.

New students to STEM (and students who were new to STEM last year who attended virtually) who will be entering secondary school (grades 6-12) are invited to participate in our Secondary Spartan Launch!

Come meet new friends, learn about STEM School’s culture and student expectations, team building, and tour the school. Participation in Spartan Launch will help prepare all new students for their first school day on Tuesday, Aug. 9. This event is for students only. Please enter through the Middle School Doors. Click the button below to sign-up for one of the two sessions being offered.

School Picture Day

Tuesday, Aug. 9 & Wednesday, Aug. 10, during school hours

Mark your calendars! School Picture Day is the first and second day of school. We want to capture our students looking their best as they come back to school. Families can pre-order photos using the link via the button below.

This is a preordering site and will shut down following the last picture day we have scheduled (Make-Up days in October and in the Spring). Following that families will have an opportunity to view and order their photos online and have them directly shipped to their home. Additional information will be shared in the future.

Resources for Parents

Please click the buttons below to find out more information on important resources for the start of the school year.

K-12 Grades

Important Medical Forms for 2022-23 School Year

We am very excited to welcome back our students to STEM for the 22-23 school year. We want to make sure all students with medication needs have the proper forms on file at the beginning of the school year. Please review the DCSD medication policies for Elementary students and for Secondary students (updated 07/2021). If your child requires medication while at school, their physician will need to fill out the following forms prior to the first day of school. These forms can be returned to our K-12 school nurse Mallory Jimenez at or turned into one of the health offices along with the medication starting on August 1.

Below is the list of forms for each category:

Life Threatening Allergies

  • Allergy Action Plan
  • Medication Release and Request Form


  • Asthma Care Plan
  • Medication Release and Request Form


  • Provider Medication Authorization Form
  • Medication Release and Request Form


  • Seizure Action Plan
  • Medication Release and Request Form

OTC Medication (Benadryl, Tylenol, Motrin etc.)

  • Provider Medication Authorization Form
  • Medication Release and Request Form

*** Self Carry Form (secondary students only) – This form will also need to be completed if your student is in sixth grade or higher at STEM and will self-carry their medication. It requires a student, parent and a physician’s signature.

If you have any questions regarding these forms or STEM’s medication policy please send an email directly to our nurse and she will get back to you as quickly as possible.

Helpful Links

Secondary Grades

The fee for a locker will be $5 Lockers will be assigned beginning on July 15, 2022. If your student has received a locker, the fee will be in your My School Bucks account. Students that have paid the fees, will receive their locker number and combination through email.

Getting Involved at STEM

Please click the buttons below to find out more information on how to get involved at STEM.

The STEM Experience


Enrichment at STEM is the place students can find all of the school’s after-school, summer, and other enrichment offerings. Because many of the offerings are as unique as our school is, we invite students from throughout the Denver metro area to participate in our Enrichment program. Through Enrichment at STEM, students can participate in a variety of amazing clubs and programs, in arts, athletics, robotics, technology, and a variety of special interests.

Athletics (High School)

The athletic teams at STEM are coached by staff at STEM. Our teams give our students the opportunity to learn teamwork, safe competition and life-changing skills. High School Director Ryan Alsup will be our Athletic Director and is currently attending CHSAA training. More information on Athletics will be shared soon. For now, students can register for Fall Sports by clicking the button below.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have forgotten your username and password for your Infinite Campus account, reference our Express Check-In page on our website which includes helpful links to resources.

The student fee is a technology and supplies fee that all families pay at the start of the school year. That fee covers the Elementary School Supply Kits and also covers license fees for programs that our Secondary students use.

Secondary Class Schedules will begin to be available for students and families to view starting in the first week of August. An email will be sent to families when the schedules are available. Schedules can be viewed in Infinite Campus.

Please submit any questions and/or important health-record paperwork to

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