Frequently Asked Questions
Does Tarver have a Facebook page?
YES! Be sure to like our page for all the latest news and fun!
What do class birthday celebrations look like at Tarver?
At Tarver we strive to help our students make healthy lifestyle choices. Simple steps can help children continue making healthier choices as adults. We are proud to introduce you to our Birthday Celebration Menu.
What do the morning bells mean?
7:25 - Students line up outside classroom door
7:30 - Teachers begin opening doors and letting students inside
7:35 - Students that are not in their seats are considered tardy and need to pick up a tardy pass from the front office.
Where can I find the current school supply list?
Click here for this year's supply list.
What is the school dress code?
- 2.1 Shirts must be fitted and long enough to naturally touch the top of the lower garment and/or be tucked in;
- 2.2 Tank top straps must be at least 1 inch (1") wide at the narrowest point;
- 2.3 All attire should be sized to fit;
- 2.4 Shorts and skirts must be fingertip length when arms are resting at sides;
- 2.5 Shoes/sandals must be worn at all times.
When is sick too sick for school?
When is too sick for school?
Parents often have trouble knowing whether their child is too ill to go to school. The following guidelines will help you decide.
School is a child’s work. It is important for normal development. If your child is absent often, it may be harder to keep up with the class and this will affect their educational growth and progress. It is important that your child does not miss more than a few days of school per year due to illness.
Your child is too ill to go to school if he/she has any of these signs or symptoms:
- Seems very tired and needs bed rest (this can be common with flu).
- Has vomiting or diarrhea.
- Becomes short of breath or has an increase in wheezing during normal activity.
- Has a cough that disrupts his/her normal activity.
- Has severe pain from earache, headache, sore throat, or recent injury.
- Has yellow or green drainage from eye(s).
- Has rash that is weeping or oozing.
- Has a fever of 101.0°F or above, and any of the above noted symptoms.
- Your child should stay home from school if he/she has a contagious disease to keep from spreading it to others. A contagious disease is one that can be spread by close contact with a person or object. Examples are: chickenpox, the flu, pertussis, strep throat, scabies, or impetigo. A disease is most often contagious 24 hours before the child shows signs of illness. It is very hard to prevent the spread of some germs, especially in a school classroom. Good hand washing is the best way to prevent the spread of germs.
- If your child has a contagious disease, ask your doctor when he/she may return to school. Generally, a child who has been fever free for 24 hours (without fever-reducing medicines such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen) may return to school.
- If an antibiotic medication is prescribed for your child, be sure he/she has taken the medication for at least 24 hours before returning to school.
Should your child require medication at school, please be aware of the followingDistrict Policy (5420):
- Physician authorization (order) and parent/guardian signature to administer medication at school is required for all prescription and over-the-counter medications.
- Parent/guardian must bring the medication(s) to school.
- Medication must be properly labeled with child’s name (in original package or prescription bottle).
- Forms are available in the school health office or Here
If you have any questions, be sure to ask your doctor or district Registered Nurse.
How can we limit the spread of the flu?
If your child has the flu, you must keep your child home. Staying home when sick prevents the spread of the flu and helps the sick person get well.
Answer these questions every morning:
1. Does your child have a fever (101º F or 38. 3ºC)? If you don’t have a thermometer, feel your child’s skin with your hand. If it is much warmer than usual your child probably has a fever.
2. Does your child have a sore throat, cough, runny nose, body aches, vomiting, or diarrhea?
If you answered “yes” to either one or both questions above, your child might have the flu. Keep your child home from school until the symptoms are gone for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-lowering medications such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen.
Call your health care provider if your child is ill enough that you would normally see a health care provider. Use the same judgment you would use during a normal flu season. Your child should remain at home until he or she has been without a fever for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.
What does recess look like for my child?
Every kid plays. On our playgrounds, everyone plays, everyone belongs, everyone contributes to the game. The key to this powerful play is a great playbook. For more information on this healthy, playful initiative, visit http://www.playworks.org/playbook.
What has Tarver done to ensure student safety?
In our ongoing efforts to provide the safest and secure environment for our students, please review the following:
- ALL doors will be locked at all times from the outside.
- In order to enter the building, you will need to press the button located on the north wall of our main entrance, near the handicap door opener. An office member will release the doors, allowing access to the building.
- Once entering the building, ALL visitors must check in at the office to obtain a visitor pass. Please remember to bring a government issued ID to be scanned into our Raptor system at the office.
- We ask parents and students to take extra care:
- Always use designated crosswalks and sidewalks. Use extreme caution when approaching these areas in your vehicle as children can dart into the crosswalk unexpectedly.
- Follow all traffic and parking signs around Tarver. Do not make u-turns.
- The gates to the front driveway will be closed until all buses have loaded/unloaded and departed. Please arrive early enough to park either in the church parking lot or other approved areas.
Is there a number I can call for transportation information?
For your child's transportation information please call (720) 972-4300.
How can I add money to my student's lunch account?
To add money to your student's lunch account online, you will need to create a PayForIt account. You will need your child's student ID number to create this account. Please contact the office if you need assistance.
You may also send a check or cash in to school with your student in an envelope with your student's ID number written on the outside of the envelope. In the cafeteria, there is a basket to drop off lunch money.
How can I apply for free or reduced lunch?
Applying for free and reduced meals through our online system is faster, easier, and more accurate than filling out a paper application. Our step-by-step process and guided help makes applying for school meals a simple process.
When is BASE closed?
Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, & New Year's Day.
BASE is also closed (in some instances) over Winter Break and Spring Break, please check with the Site Director to see if Tarver is closed during these times. During cases of inclement weather and the Superintendent has called for a closure day, BASE is also closed. You can check for school closures on the District website, , FSSTV (Five Star Schools Television), cable channel 22, and the District's hotline 720-972-4000, then press 7.
How can I sign up to receive priority text messages?
With this free service, you will receive text messages notifying you of safety alerts or other important information impacting Adams 12 Five Star Schools. You can opt-out from alerts at any time.
Text "YES" to 68453 to sign up for this important service.
Click here for full instructions and details in both english and spanish
How do I log into the Infinite Campus parent portal?
Infinite Campus Portal User Guide
Welcome to the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Parent/Student Portal. With this connection to the district, parents/guardians will be able to monitor their student’s educational progress. The portal will provide access to current information on attendance, schedule, and grades. This guide was developed to assist with creating a parent log-in and to show the basic navigation of the site. Portal Languages Portal users have the ability to display the Portal framework in one of the following languages: English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, or Traditional Chinese. Users can select which option best fits their needs. Selecting the language will redisplay the chosen screen and all other screens in that language. Only general Portal information can be translated, not student-specific data.
Accessing the Portal
1. Go to the Adams 12 Five Star Schools home page: www.adams12.org.
2. Click on ‘Infinite Campus’ icon at the bottom of the page.
3. Campus Portal ‘Sign In’ page will display.
Creating Your User Account For first-time portal access.
1. Click “Need an account?”
2. To set up your new account, the following information is required:
a. Your child’s Student Number, this is printed on their ID card, or you can contact their school to obtain that number.
b. Your email address.
3. Enter the captcha text at the bottom of the screen (letters are not case sensitive).
4. Click Sign Up!
5. Check your email and click the activation link to continue the sign up process.
6. If the information you entered cannot be confirmed a new interface will display requiring further validation.
a. If still unsuccessful a support case will be created and a Service Desk assistance will contact you within 48 hours.
Which special does my student have today?
What services are available for students and families in need?
The Adams 12 Student and Family Outreach Program is a support program created to match available community resources with students and families in need. The resources provided include but are not limited to Health Insurance, Homeless Assistance, Migrant Education, Title VII Indian Education and more. Please visit the district website for more information about the Adams 12 Student and Family Outreach Program. If your family or a family you are referring needs help applying for one of the provided resources please complete the Outreach Services Referral Form and an Adams 12 Community Resource specialist will contact you as soon as possible.