Steck Hill Winter Gift Event

Steck Hill Winter Gift Event — On Now!

Donate now through December 18th to help our school community! Gift ideas are on the Steck PTSA website.

Letter from Principal-Leticia Jara-Leake

June 5, 2019

Dear Steck Community,

It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed principal of Steck Elementary. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such an outstanding reputation. The tight-knit neighborhood school feeling Steck exudes is one of the primary reasons why I was drawn to your great school.

I have dedicated myself to the field of education for over 20 years. During my career, I have worked relentlessly to create supportive learning environments, increase parent involvement, and achieve academic excellence. As a principal, I have also worked collaboratively with the Instructional Leadership Team to reorganize and restructure instructional time, align curriculum and assessment, and create a systematic approach to monitoring academic growth.

Along with teachers and staff, I will work hard to continue the legacy of high expectations and performance at Steck Elementary. I will work collaboratively with staff members to ensure instructional practices that are rigorous, while maintaining a high level of student engagement and developing students’ character.

Throughout my years as a leader, I have learned that people are the most important assets of a school. People are the ones who build a positive school culture conducive to learning and growth. Creating trusting relationships with all stakeholders, while distributing leadership, leads to consistent improvement. I also hold a deep belief that parents, no matter their background and socioeconomic status, strive to provide the best possible opportunities for their children’s overall development.

This upcoming year, I will be focused on getting to know students, staff, and parents. I am committed to listening, observing, and asking questions. I am excited about the future and look forward to working with you as a team to help your child meet their goals and have a great school year. Enjoy your summer and see you in August!



Leticia Jara-Leake


Steck Elementary

Late Start Days 2019-20 School Year

Sept 4, Oct 2, Nov 6, Dec 4, Jan 8, Feb 5, March 4, April 8, May 6

Students at Steck Elementary School will have 9 late start days for the 2019-2020 school year. These late starts will be used for importantProfessional Learning time for teachers and staff. School will begin 2 hours and 20 minutes later each late start day at 10:30 am. This will be a great opportunity for parents to schedule dental/medical appointments throughout the year which won’t conflict with school hours!

2019 Winter Enrichment Brochure

Click here to see the wonderful enrichment opportunities we have for winter!

Registration Ends December 9th at 6:00pm.

Update from Denver Public Schools

Dear Steck Families:

It is our priority to keep you informed.

There was pertinent information shared with you on Friday, November 15, 2019, as it related to the situation at Hill School of Arts and Sciences. In an effort to keep you informed, please see the attached letter with the most recent information shared with the Hill school community. Both Steck and Hill will operate on normal schedule tomorrow.

We will continue to prioritize the safety of students and staff at Steck, and we deeply appreciate your support for learning.


Kevin King,
Denver Public Schools
Regional Instructional Superintendent

Estimadas familias de Steck:

Nuestra prioridad es mantenerlos informados.

Compartimos con ustedes información pertinente el viernes, 15 de noviembre de 2019, relativa a la situación en la Escuela Hill de Artes y Ciencias. A fin de mantenerlos informados, les pedimos que revisen la carta que adjuntamos con la información más reciente que hemos compartido con la comunidad escolar de Hill. Tanto Steck como Hill operarán en sus horarios normales mañana.

Seguiremos dando prioridad a la seguridad de los estudiantes en Steck, y agradecemos profundamente su apoyo al aprendizaje.

Kevin King,
Denver Public Schools
Regional Instructional Superintendent

October Music Newsletter

Click on the link below to read all about the amazing things happening with Ms. V. in the Steck Music Program!

October Music Newsletter

Inclement Weather Update

                                                                                      Inclement Weather

We want to give you an update on the process for inside days in the morning and for two-hour delays. Inside days are called when the temperature outside is below 20 or it is actively snowing, raining or lightening. Two-hour delays are called by the district and will be announced through local news, district website and social media. More information can be found by clicking here: Denver Public Schools Weather Delays
These are the arrival procedures for inside days:
·      Please do not bring your child to school earlier than 7:50 am, staff supervision will not be available outside and the Kiss and Go Lane will not be an option on inside days.
·      If your child is in ECE, Kindergarten and 1st grade, please walk your child to the main door by the auditorium. Your child will be greeted by school personnel and directed to where they need to go. If we allowed each child to walk into the building with an adult, this could potentially create an unsafe situation for all. No parents allowed inside the building to ensure the safety of all children.
·      If your child is in 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th, please walk or direct your child to the outside door by the GYM. Your child will be greeted by school personnel and directed to where they need to go.  If we allowed each child to walk into the building with an adult, this could potentially create an unsafe situation for all. No parents allowed inside the building to ensure the safety of all children.
·      ECE parents will be the only ones allowed into the building.
·    If you need an accommodation or assistance, please let the office know in advance. 

·      If you are available to help on inside days, please sign up here

Student Fee Links and Information

Pay for your student fees today using this link MySchoolBucks
Use this step by step tutorial for help

To Report An Absence

Parents/ Guardians:

To report an absence, please email

Please email the following information:

·       Student Full Name

·       Grade and teacher

·       Date

·       Reason for absence


Steck’s online Literacy and Math curriculum and assessment tool for personalized instruction.

       Student Login               Parent Guide

Social Emotional Learning Curriculum:

Empowering Education

“…strives to help students seek healthy, positive relationships with their friends, family, and their community, ultimately resulting in positive contributions to society as a whole.”

Learn more:

MELD – Math, English Language Development Block

PURPOSE OF Math, English Language Development Block – (MELD)

Small group instruction time where classroom teachers and/or interventionist(s) work primarily with those who are challenged with common specific skills (to make more impact) while the other students work at their level (at grade level or advanced) with the supervision of other adults.  This gives the teacher a 30-40 minute “sacred” time frame to deep dive into the needs of students who are challenged by grade level curriculum with resources for extra help so  these students are not pulled during whole group instruction (but during the MELD block instead).  TEACHERS WORK WITH THE MOST CHALLENGED – that is the goal in mind, using all data tools created to help inform that their NEEDS are met, not level, but skills in need.  These groups will be fluid and dynamic.