First Week Back to School

Our Leadership Team, Teachers and Staff have been working hard to prepare for the upcoming first week of school, and we are ready for you. We're including some reminders that we hope you find helpful. We look forward to seeing you soon! 

Please remember the following at drop-off:

  • Parents should plan to use Car Line for drop off (pull as far up as you can) 
  • If you choose to park and walk with your child at drop off, please remember that parents will say their goodbyes at the front door of the building (not the classroom. See the FAQs in the Back to School Packet for more explanation about that for this year.) 

Please remember the following about Hot Lunch:

  • Hot Lunch begins after Labor Day Weekend, so don't forget to pack your child a lunch for these first couple of weeks of school 

Please remember the following about the mask policy, per Jeffco Public Schools including Compass Montessori:

  • Masks are required for students PK-6 while indoors at Compass.

  • Masks are strongly recommended for Farm and High School students while indoors.

  • Masks are required for all visitors and volunteers in school buildings regardless of vaccination status.

  • Masks are required for unvaccinated staff, and those vaccinated are welcome to wear masks and may choose to do so.

  • One to wear, one to spare (send two each day); make sure it covers the nose and mouth and is fitted properly

You can read through Jeffco's Health Protocols HERE.

Below are reminders on the dates for the first days of school this week. This information is here as well: Click here for a PDF list of dates for the first days of school at Compass 

Children’s House (3, 4 & 5-year-olds)  

Click here for your Back to School Packet 

Monday, August 16th

Wheat Ridge Campus CH - Back to School Night Meeting on Zoom at 4:00 PM (see classroom email for Zoom links)

Tuesday, August 17th

First Day of School (Half Day for 4-year-olds & Kindergarteners; don’t forget to bring a lunch even though it’s a half day)

Wednesday, August 18th  

First full day of school for Kindergarteners, 4-year-olds and some three-year olds*. 

(*Three-year old families, you should have received your assigned day in email. If not, email for Wheat Ridge and for Golden.)


Lower Elementary (1st - 3rd grade) 

Click here for your Elementary Back to School Packet

Monday, August 16th 

Assessment Day - by appointment only

Tuesday, August 17th  

Half Day for all Lower Elementary 

Wednesday, August 18th  

First Full day for all Lower Elementary 


Upper Elementary (4th - 6th grade) 

Click here for your Elementary Back to School Packet

Your teachers have created a document just for you and sent it in email last week! 

Here’s a copy of that message Upper Elementary (4th -6th) First Day Reminders here.


Farm School (7th - 9th grade) 

Click here for your Farm School Back to School Packet

Monday, August 16th 

9th years attend first day of school -Half Day 

Tuesday, August 17th 

All Farm School first Full Day of school (7th, 8th & 9th years)  

Tuesday, August 17th 

Farm School Back to School Meeting on Zoom 6:00 PM

August 25th - 27th 

Farm School Fall Campout (more info at the meeting on August 17th)


High School (10th - 12th grade)

Click here for your High School Back to School Packet 

For more first week of High School Reminders click here. 

Monday, August 16th 

12th Year Seniors attend (only) - Full day

Tuesday, August 17th 

10th Years and 12th-Year Seniors attend (only) - Full Day 

Wednesday, August 18th  

All High School students (10th, 11th and 12th years)  attend Full Day

Friday, August 20th