The annual student registration process launched on July 27, 2020. Families are encouraged to register online through the Annual Family Update to avoid in-person interactions. For families who need to register in person, we have developed protocols and processes for socially distanced registration that schools can implement. This link to the registration processes below will be included in Leader Weekly and Chalk Talk.
Online Registration (Annual Family Update)
Annual Family Update (AFU) is the preferred method for registering students for the 2020-21 school year in July and August*. AFU is an online platform in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese that is available to any student that exists and is active in Infinite Campus. The primary parents/guardian of the student’s household would need a Parent Portal account to access and complete AFU. New-to-DPS students would first need to be created in Infinite Campus by school staff before they can participate in AFU.
*We are working on opening AFU year-round for mid-year entries.
Email Editable Registration PDF
Summary: For parents/guardians who are unable to complete registration online via Annual Family Update, but have access to an email account and a Chromebook, laptop or similar device, schools can email an editable Registration PDF file in English or Spanish only. The parent/guardian can then complete, save, and email back the PDF file to school staff to manually enter the information into Infinite Campus. Please note that due to Student Personally Identifiable Information (PII) concerns, no pre-populated Registration PDF files (a.k.a. Verification Packets) can be emailed to returning students.
Resources: You can access the English and Spanish editable Registration PDF file on the Office Professional Portal here. Please note that a mandatory addendum form was added to both PDF files to capture each student’s enrollment decision for either the In-Person Learning Option or Virtual Program. You can also access the addendum as a stand-alone form for families who already completed registration during the “Early Bird” period in May.
Mail Paper Registration Form
Summary: For parents/guardians who are unable to register using either of the digital registration options, schools can mail the Registration forms in any of the Consent Decree languages. The parent/guardian can fill out the form and return it to the school either by scanning and emailing it back or by dropping it off at a designated secure location at the school. Please note that due to Student Personally Identifiable Information (PII) concerns, no pre-populated Registration forms (a.k.a. Verification Packets) can be emailed to returning students.
Resources: You can access the Registration forms in PDF format in all Consent Decree languages on the Office Professional Portal here. Please note that a mandatory supplemental form was added to all PDF files to capture each student’s enrollment decision for either full-time in-person or full-time virtual learning for Fall 2020. You can also access the addendum as a stand-alone form for families who already completed registration during the “Early Bird” period in May.
In some cases, schools may also consider having parents/guardians pick up the Registration Form from the school front office at an agreed-upon time so that exposure and traffic are limited.
In-Person Registration: Socially Distanced Registration on Set Dates
Schools are strongly encouraged to pursue remote registration options first and to only consider an in-person registration event as a last resort. If your community needs an in-person registration option, you must follow the DDPHE approved plan for Denver Public Schools. You can access DDPHE approved in-person registration plan for all Denver Public Schools here. Consider scheduling the in-person registration towards the end of the registration period in order to maximize the impact of the offered remote registration options.
SchoolChoice Round 2
- Round 2 of SchoolChoice is open which allows students to change schools or choose a school if they haven’t already done so. As always, families can access Round 2 online, call the Choice hotline for help: 720-423-3493 or make an appointment to visit an Enrollment Center in person (beginning in August) by calling the Choice hotline.
- Waitlist use: Waitlists will expire on the normal schedule of September 30, 2020.
Administrative Transfer Process
The Administrative Transfer process between schools will follow the same process as in typical years with principals making the decisions about transfers. Additional guidance is being created to support principals in limiting approvals to specific situations to limit movement between schools.
More information will be coming in late August about Transfer process between Virtual Program and in-person learning option
Students who move into Denver during the school year would access school in the same way they currently do with boundary schools accepting students mid year and zones sharing the responsibility. The Virtual Program will also be available to mid-year arrival students as an option.
Please contact your manager, principal or operational superintendent with questions.