• Oct. 16, 2020: Tele-Town Hall Recording

    Click here to access the audio recording from the DPS staff Tele Town Halls on Oct. 15.

  • Oct. 13, 2020: Updates on Our Return to School

    In light changing conditions, here are some updates and decisions based on the latest guidance we’ve received from our health partners:

    • Elementary schools will open as planned to all grades next week.
    • Middle and high schools will not open for in-person and will continue in remote learning for most students for at least three weeks into the second quarter, through Friday, Nov. 6.
    • Secondary special-education center programs, newcomer centers, and remote learning centers are an exception and will open for in-person at the start of the second quarter.

    Read the entire update from Supt. Cordova here.

  • Oct. 9, 2020: Looking Ahead to Welcoming Back More Students

    As we move toward the start of the second quarter (which is Wednesday, Oct. 21 for most schools), we continue to prioritize health and safety and to stay in close partnership with our experts at Denver Health. Dr. Bill Burman provides regular updates on health conditions in our community and how they relate to our plans for a safe and gradual return to in-person school. Click here to watch Dr. Burman’s most recent update, and click here for our COVID Conditions website.

    Read the entire update from Supt. Cordova here.

  • Sept. 23, 2020: Update from Supt. Cordova on Response to COVID Increases

    Please watch this video with Dr. Bill Burman, Director of Public Health for Denver Health and Medical Officer for the City and County of Denver. Dr. Burman has shared that the increase in COVID in Denver is almost entirely attributable to increases at colleges and universities in Denver. Based on this, click here for more information on where we are with our return-to-school plans.

  • Sept. 18, 2020: Update from Supt. Cordova on Welcoming Back More Students

    Click here to read the whole memo, with information on: 

    • Deadline for middle and high school families to select in-person or virtual learning option is now Wednesday, Sept. 23
    • Middle and high school in-person learning details
    • Virtual Program details
    • During in-person schooling, keeping communities notified of potential impacts of positive COVID cases

  • Sept. 11, 2020: Update from Supt. Cordova - Planning for Safe, Gradual Return of Kindergartners, 1st-Graders

    Kindergarten and first-grade students, and students in primary special education centers (grades K-2), will be the next groups to return to in-person learning. Learn more here

  • Aug. 31, 2020: Update from Supt. Cordova on Health Metrics and Our Safe, Gradual Return to In-Person Learning

    We want to make sure our entire community has a clear sense of the health conditions we’re tracking, and we’ve built a webpage to share the latest data directly from Denver Health. Read the entire update here.

  • Aug. 26, 2020: ECE Classes to Begin In-Person in Early September

    We feel ready and confident in planning a slow, gradual return to in-person learning starting with ECE. This phased approach will begin with a Sept. 8 return for students at our ECE centers and a Sept. 14 return for all other ECE programs. Click here to read the entire announcement from Supt. Cordova. 

  • Aug. 13, 2020: Our DPS Weekly: Getting Ready for the New School Year!

    With all of us having to adjust to so much that’s different at back-to-school time this year, we’d like to share some reminders and resources to help you feel ready for the start of school.

  • Aug. 13, 2020: Updates on Health and Safety Guidance for Those Choosing to Return to Work

    Last week, Superintendent Susana Cordova shared health guidance and protocols for those who choose to return to their school or office site. As a reminder, at this time no one is required to report to their school or office unless explicitly directed by their supervisor. Read more about these health guidelines and review The DPS 5 for an at-a-glance reference.

    Also, as an update, we ask that team members please do not congregate in communal spaces, including faculty lounges or break rooms – however, you will have access to the kitchenette area, refrigerator and microwave. Please use sanitizing wipes on appliances before and after use, and it is recommended that you use paper towels to open refrigerator and microwave doors. Thank you for your support in keeping Team DPS safe!

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