Schools will be in session Tuesday despite Broncos parade

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DENVER -- If you're looking to bring your kids to the Broncos celebration in downtown Denver on Tuesday, you might have a hard time.

The Broncos championship celebration, including a parade and rally, will begin at 10 a.m., but no Denver metro-area schools have announced they will be closing down for the big parade.

Officials from Aurora Public Schools, Jefferson County Public Schools and the Cherry Creek School District said attendance will be counted normally Tuesday.

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However, kids who attend Denver Public Schools might be eligible for an excused absence. Denver Public Schools is encouraging students and staff to show their support by wearing their Broncos gear or colors at school, as permitted by dress codes.

However, if DPS families want to take their children to the celebration, they are asked to contact their child's school and let school officials know they are seeking an excused absence.

DPS leaders are recommending principals to grant the requests if parents call in early to let the schools know about the absences. However, students who do not attend school and whose families do not notify their schools of the absences will be given unexcused absences.