22-23 Registration & Return to School Info!

Posted July 26, 2022

The purpose of this post is to ensure all Bear Valley families and students are prepared to start the 22-23 school year!  Please take some time to read the below sections to answer all your questions!

If you still have additional questions please call 720-423-9600 or email bvoffice@dpsk12.org and one of our YETITASTIC front office ladies will be happy to assist.

If you are reviewing this communication but your child will not be attending BVIS this year please call or email us with name and location of the forwarding school so that we can provide them transcripts and confirm enrollment. We cannot remove you from our rosters until we have confirmed enrollment with this new school. If you have a DPS issued computer and you are moving out of district and/or going to a charter like DSST or Strive you must bring back the CB that was provided to your scholar.

  • How do I complete registration for my child?
  • Will breakfast and lunch be free again this year for all?
  • When is the 1st day of school?
  • Why is your school calendar different than DPS?
  • What will be the school hours?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • What is the supply list?
  • How do I secure DPS yellow bus transportation for my child?


ALL new and returning students must register either Online (via DPS Parent Portal) or at Walk-in Registration. Please note that we are unable to build your child a schedule until registration, either online or walk-in is completed.

Online registration re-opened on July 25th through Parent Portal and is the preferred method to complete your child’s registration. If you complete the registration online you would only need to come to the school to purchase Spirit Swag t-shirts and/or pick up paper copies of all the documents provided in this website post.

Online registration is completed by signing into Parent Portal. If you do not have a Parent Portal account, you can create one here. After you sign in to Parent Portal, click on “See All Apps,” then click on “Online Registration” (towards the bottom of the list of apps) to complete the process. Online registration can only be completed by the parent/guardian listed in the primary household of the student record.

Click below for step-by-step directions to support completing this online registration:


If you are unable to complete the online registration please choose the day and time that works best for your family. Students are welcome to join but it isn’t required. The entire process should take less than 30 minutes. Please park on the surrounding streets and enter through our main entrance along South Golden Way.

  • Monday August 1st from 2pm- 6pm
  • Tuesday August 2nd from 7am – 2pm

Registration Fees

Registration fees will be waived for the 22-23 school year to allow families to support Spirit Swag purchases. 

Food Service

What can families expect for the 2022-23 school year?

  • Starting in August 2022, lunch meals will no longer be provided at no cost to all students.
  • Meals will be charged based on Free, Reduced and Paid meal eligibility so you MUST submit the lunch application on www.MySchoolApps.com
  • Money can be added to student accounts using www.MySchoolBucks.com and accessed at school using their 6 digit DPS ID.

Click here for step-by-step directions Meal-Benefits-Application-Opt-In-Instructions

What will meal prices be in the 2022-2023 school year?

  • Universal breakfast = FREE breakfast for all, regardless of eligibility status
    • Bear Valley will be offering Breakfast as grab-n-go on carts
  • Middle Lunch $2.75
  • Milk Only $0.75

Spirit Swag

Uniform shirts with a BV logo will be required for all students. Please click HERE to access the full dress code policy. We are excited to offer a FREE dress day every month.

  • Blue, grey and black t-shirts ($8/piece) will be for sale at walk-in registration as well as in the front office for the duration of the school year
  • We will be taking pre-orders for outerwear (hoodies and crewnecks) at the end of August once we allow our scholars to have voice and choice on what they will look like!
  • An optional outside vendor https://bearvalleyspiritwear.com/ is available that has several apparel and logo options.
    • If you choose to order through them they will ship directly to your house
    • Please ensure you are only ordering garments that are blue, grey, black or lime green!

Our unique calendar & 1st day of school info

BVIS has a unique school calendar that is slightly different from the DPS Calendar.  Please click HERE to view our calendar.  We start a bit earlier than other DPS schools, however our last day of school is 5/26/23!

  • 1st day of school for 6th* = Wednesday August 17th, 2022
    • 6th grade will return on both Thursday 8/18 and Friday 8/19
  • 1st day of school for 7th* = Thursday August 18th, 2022
    • 7th grade will return on Friday 8/19
  • 1st day of school for 8th* = Friday August 19th, 2022

Each grades 1st day of school will be a FULL day and will be focused on building culture and ensuring all staff and students have time to ease into this new school year. This includes building tours, locker practice, and taking purposeful time to start building relationships.

School Hours

  • Each morning outdoor adult supervision will start at 7:15am
    • Please do not drop your child off before 7:15am
  • Each grade level will have their own unique entry/exit doors
    • Click HERE for traffic map below that guides where to drop-off your child based on their grade level.
  • At 7:22am we will let the scholars in the building to access their lockers
    • FREE grab and go breakfasts will be available at each entrance door
  • If it is actively precipitating and/or below 30 degrees we will open exterior doors at 7:15am
  • At 7:30am all scholars must be in their Morning Wake-Up classroom
    • If your child arrives at school at 7:30am they will be marked tardy
  • At 2:30 pm scholars will be dismissed
    • Scholars MUST be off campus by 2:40pm as there will be no adult supervision thereafter**

**Families will be contacted by our Safety & Security Officer if their child(ren) have been found to be on campus after 2:40pm so that we can brainstorm supports to ensure their after-school safety.

This map will guide you on where to drop-off your child based on their grade as well as which doors they will enter.

Supply List

Please click HERE to view our supply list. If your family is in a position to help donate any supplies, please call our front office to arrange a drop-off.

School, Family, Student Compact

BVIS along with families and students participating in activities, services and programs funded by Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), agree that this Compact outlines how the BVIS community members will share responsibility for student success, and the means by which the school and families will build and develop a partnership to ensure all children achieve the state’s standards.

Please click below to review the shared School, Staff, Family and Student responsibilities for said compact.


All yellow bus requests or questions must go through DPS Transportation.  Please click below for their 22-23 flyer, or call 720-423-4600 for assistance. Please note that DPS Transportation does not provide routing information to schools so you must call them directly to see if they have a stop near your house.

Immunization Records

If you have updated copies of immunization records please bring them to walk -in registration. Or you can email a copy to bvoffice@dpsk12.org. If your child’s records are incomplete please expect a follow up from our school Nurse in late August.