Secrest Summer News

Last updated 8-2-21

Happy Summer Firebird Families!

We will continue to keep this page updated throughout the summer as we get more information about the beginning of next school year. We hope to see you here for our "Wonderful Wednesdays!"

See you this Wednesday for "Wonderful Wednesday!"

From the Office: Enrollment and Registration 2021

DO NOW: Follow the steps in our registration checklist!

This needs to be done every year. Otherwise we are not able to add your children to a class list. Thank you!

Jeffco Covid Protocols

We are wearing masks to stay safe and prevent quarantines! Please click on the banner above for the latest information from Jeffco.

Community Resources

Register for Free School Supplies from the Action Center at this link. Hagan una cita para recoger utiles escolares gratuitos en el Action Center por este enlace.

Parents "required summer reading" :) Please read this important information that affects our school funding and ensures families don't have to pay fees.

21-22 District Family Calendar

  • Flex Days for testing by appointment: Fall 8/27 & 8/30, Winter 12/13, Spring 5/6 & 5/9

Office Hours:

  • Registration Day: August 3rd
  • Office closed August 4th
  • First day of school August 17th

Wonderful Wednesdays at Secrest: 1-3 PM on ...

  • August 4th

We don't know yet if we are able to provide tours or family orientations. We are waiting to hear about new district covid protocols for these upcoming months.

New Before-After School Care Provider: Your Kids Place LLC

We are beyond excited to announce that we will be working with "Your Kids Place" next year! Unlike many commercial providers, Your Kids Place is a long-standing Arvada family business. They are known for truly collaborating with families as well as schools and for consistent, high-quality staffing that schools can depend on. The picture is just one example of the fun they are having this summer at Little Elementary. Prices will be the same and discounts as well as CCAP will continue to apply as before.
Wonderful Wednesdays at Secrest!

We have created an engaging layered curriculum with many choices. Come to Secrest on "Wonderful Wednesdays" to do STEM activities, read with friends, have fun, and earn prizes!

Secrest Summer Learning Adventures


  • Secrest is one of only 20 schools in Jeffco selected to pilot the highly acclaimed and research based reading program called "Into Reading". We are VERY excited about the opportunity to implement a reading program that is approved by our Colorado Department of Education for being based on the Science of Reading. The program includes explicit instruction for phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and reading comprehension as well as a writing workshop.

Do you have any questions?

Please feel free to call or email us!

Caroline Houchen (Preschool Director)


Denell Camacho (Enrollment & Attendance Secretary)

303-982-0760 (8 AM - 12 PM)

Holly Bean (Family & Community Engagement Liaison)


Susan Meister (Principal Secretary)


Franziska Zenhaeusern (Principal)