The Padilla Post 7/30/2021

July 30, 2021

Providing every student with the keys to open the doors of their future.

A Note from Principal Purfurst

We are finally here! I know how long many of you have been waiting for us to finally open Padilla! I am so excited to welcome all of you and your students into our school. This newsletter contains tons of important information for the start of the school year. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you might have. We are looking forward to seeing all of you soon!

Important Dates

Additional details for all events are below in this Post.

  • Friday, August 6th - Class Lists will be released to families through Infinite Campus
  • Monday, August 9th - Ribbon Cutting and Back-to-School Open House
  • Wednesday, August 11th - First day of school for K-5 students
  • Wednesday, August 25th - First day of school for Preschool students
  • Thursday, August 19th - First PTO Meeting

Class Lists

Class lists will be released on Friday, August 6th via Infinite Campus.

If you have already set up your IC parent portal, please make sure you are able to log in before the 6th so that you can see your child's teacher.

Directions for accessing Infinite Campus are below.

If you have not yet set up your parent portal, please reach out to Ms. Yuliana at or 303-655-5105 for help.

Ribbon Cutting and Back-to-School Open House

We are excited to finally and officially open Padilla Elementary School!

Please join us for our Ribbon Cutting ceremony, taking place on Monday, August 9th at 6:00 PM at the main entrance to Padilla.

Our Back-to-School Open House will follow immediately after until 8:00 PM. This is the perfect opportunity for you and your child to meet your child's teacher!

Because this event will also be open to the public, we ask that students and families do not bring school supplies to the Back-to-School open house, and instead bring them on the first day of school.

COVID Protocols:

  • Masks are required for unvaccinated individuals 12 years old and up
  • Masks are optional for vaccinated individuals 12 years old and up
  • Masks are recommended but not required for anyone 11 and under
  • When inside the building, please limit your time in any one room to 15 minutes
  • If you are feeling ill, please refrain from attending this event

First Day of School

The first day of school for K-5 students is Wednesday, August 11th.

School hours for K-5 students are 7:50 AM - 3:30 PM Tuesday through Friday.

AM Drop Off begins at 7:35 AM. Once students are on campus, they will go directly to their classrooms. More details about Drop Off and Pick Up procedures will be coming to you soon.

The first day of school for Preschool students is Wednesday, August 25th.

Specific hours and AM or PM session assignments for Preschool will be communicated soon.

Please send your child with their school supplies on the first day of school.

PTO Meeting

Interested in joining the inaugural PTO for Padilla Elementary School? Join us at our first PTO meeting on Thursday, August 19th at 6:00 PM in the Learning Commons at Padilla! Principal Purfurst will facilitate this meeting as we get our PTO up and running!

Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students

We are excited to announce that all students will have the option for free breakfast and lunch at Padilla this school year!

Breakfast will be served in the classroom for students wishing to get breakfast at school. When students may arrive at school beginning at 7:35 AM and proceed directly to their classrooms where they will eat breakfast.

Lunch will be served in the cafeteria. Students will sit with their own classes during lunches. Students are also welcome to bring a cold lunch from home if they wish.

While all meals are free this year, your family may still be eligible for reduced fees at Padilla by filling out an application for free and reduced lunch. Applications must be completed each school year. Click below for details!

Child Care

Padilla will host both before and after school care, Tuesday through Friday. Monday care is also available at other 27J Schools. Click below to access information on Child Care through the 27J Schools Finance Department.

2021 Return to School Plan

Please make sure you have read the letter from 27J Schools Superintendent, Dr. Chris Fiedler. It is linked below and contains details about COVID mitigation that will be taking place at all 27J Schools, including details about vaccines and masking.

Office Hours

The main office at Padilla is open Tuesday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM. You are always welcome to reach out to us via phone at 303-655-5100 or by emailing our school secretary, Ms. Yuliana, at

Padilla Keys - C.H.I.L.L.

Padilla Elementary School is a values-based organization. We believe that the shared values we hold as community should inform our actions and the way we treat each other. There are five values, or keys, that we have as a school.





Living Intentionally

We will be sharing these keys with your students over the course of this school year, and celebrating them for living those values. You will hear more from us about this in the future, but we wanted to share them with you now!