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    • Guidelines for Entering Vaccination Time in TruePay
      As a reminder, all staff will receive their normal pay if they miss work in order to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, and they do not need to request time off in the system to attend their appointment. Please share this guidance with your teams about entering time in TruePay to account for receiving their vaccine:
      • Salaried/exempt staff will use the default "Regular Elapsed" designation.
      • Hourly and salaried/non-exempt staff will need to designate their vaccination time as "Non Worked Approved" time.
      If team members need time off due to vaccine-related symptoms, they will use their leave accruals, such as sick, vacation, personal time or sick leave bank (if enrolled). If they are enrolled in sick leave bank, this time will be used first. 
      When entering time in TruePay, team members should select “Leave of Absence” on their timesheets, then create a leave of absence request using these instructions. They should select “Emergency Leave” as the reason. Human Resources will contact them to verify their leave. If you or your team members have questions, please email
    • Next Round of Student, Family and Staff Surveys Launching March 10
      Please be on the lookout for our next student, family and staff survey, which will be sent on March 10. This optional and confidential survey asks questions related to each of the district’s crisis priorities of health and safety, social-emotional support, and accelerated learning -- and will include questions to inform our search for DPS’ next superintendent. Click here for additional information about how to access survey links and a communication toolkit for your school to use.
      Survey participation increased across the board in our latest survey, but white families continue to be overrepresented. Help us encourage all families and students to take our surveys so that all voices are heard when we make decisions as a community. Questions? Contact
    • Share Paid Tutoring Opportunity With Teachers of MLLs
      In alignment with district strategies to address unfinished learning, Multilingual Education is providing paid teacher and student-driven tutoring opportunities for teachers of MLL students, particularly those students at WIDA levels 1.0-2.4. More information is available here and on the MLE Teacher Resources page on The Commons. Please support your teachers in identifying students and engaging in this optional tutoring as appropriate.
    • Register for Spring Leadership Week
      Registration for Spring Leadership Week is open. Find session descriptions, outcomes, and registration links in the Session Guide. To increase flexibility and access, Spring Leadership Week offers synchronous sessions that focus on learning critical for Q2 during the week of March 8-12 and a larger number of asynchronous courses that you may access and complete from March 8-April 2. Please also keep an eye out for calendar invitations to two informal networking opportunities for leaders on March 8 following the Universal and from 4-5 p.m. on March 11. Questions? Email
    • Mental Health First Aid at Work Training Available for Leaders
      Brought to you by the National Council for Behavioral Health, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a high-impact, skills-based training program that teaches leaders how to identify, understand and respond to signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use challenges. Learn how to provide initial support to a colleague who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to appropriate employee resources. This four-hour virtual training is designed for a small group of up to 25 DPS leaders and will be split over two days from 4-6 p.m. March 16-17. Learn more and sign up here. If you have questions, email


Academics Quick Access

  • Resources for Unit Internalization
    Quarter Schedule for Spring 202
    Staffing Scenarios for Live Streaming
    Graduation Requirements
    CRE Guidance on Virtual Learning and Meetings