Transportation, Pick-Up, Drop-Off, and Morey Neighborhood Center

Morey Community,

We have had a very successful first three days at Morey in our classrooms, cafeteria, recess space, and hallways, and we are feeling very good about those aspects of the start of the school year. We have noticed some hiccups in other areas and would like to update our community on them.

Transportation

It is always tricky at the start of the school year to normalize routes and ensure that everyone has the correct information. We have noticed that some of the buses showing up do not always reflect the route numbers on student communications from DPS Transportation. Like you, we are working to understand and to clarify. If you have questions, please reach out to Transportation directly at 720-423-4600.

Pick-Up & Drop-Off

Over the summer, some of our very well-meaning partners made some changes to the parking and busing zones around Morey with the assumption that we were involved in those conversations, which we were not. As a result, we have given you incorrect information regarding where and how to park and/or drop off and pick up your child. We apologize for any frustration you may feel, and empathize heavily.

  • Clarkson St is now marked entirely for parking for anyone at any time. This was apparently added to accommodate additional staff parking at Morey Campus; however, there is no indication that it is only to be used by Morey Campus staff during the school day. As a result, parking is often limited there.
  • 14th Avenue is now entirely zoned for bus drop-off and pick-up. Again, this is zoned for school bus use only. This is new to us, as we have always asked parents to use 14th to park and visit the school, or to pick up or drop off their children. Please do not park here, as you may be ticketed.
  • Emerson has limited passenger loading only spots south of the northeast corner of Emerson and 14th. South of the north staff parking lot is zoned for unlimited parking by anyone.
  • 13th Avenue is now zoned for unlimited parking by anyone.

We are not satisfied by this arrangement, as there are very few areas to pick up and drop off, but this is what is zoned at this time. We are working closely with Transportation and the City of Denver to correct the situation, and we are pleased to have their understanding and assistance. Thank you for your understanding, and you can reach out to Principal Tonk if you have questions or concerns that were not addressed by this message.

Morey Neighborhood Center is now hosted in the cafeteria, and has a new wireless doorbell on the Clarkson side near the community garden, where the DSISD entrance is. As the Morey office closes at 4 PM, this means you will no longer be able to ring the Morey doorbell in order to gain access to pick up your child after school. There will be signs posted at each door to this effect; these signs will also have a phone number to use to contact the Center.