As we have previously communicated, the state will not intervene in ongoing negotiations between DPS and the DCTA, Denver’s teachers’ union. Denver teachers have announced that they will begin a strike on Monday, February 11. Although we hope that an agreement can be reached before Monday, we are planning for the strong possibility of a strike.
Northfield High School will remain open during a strike, with continued transportation and meal service provided.
Based on anticipated staffing, we may not be able to hold regular classes. If this is the case, students will be involved in grade level activities, including IB planning, Khan Academy, documentary films with guided questions, large assemblies and Naviance work. Our leadership team and NHS staff who remain in school will strive to maintain a normal school environment. All school polices will be in place and students who attend school during the strike will be expected to follow all policies and procedures so that we can ensure the safety and security of our students and remaining staff.
During the strike, student absences that are emailed or called in by parents will be excused, and any missed days will not count against seniors’ graduation requirements. School will operate from 8:15-3:15 with modified activities as allowed by staffing.
We will communicate additional details over the weekend. It is my sincere hope that a resolution can soon be found so that our expert Nighthawk teachers can return to the classrooms to provide the education our students deserve.