DPS Daily Update: March 18

Mar. 18, 2020

At-Home Activities for Students: We asked our DPS educators to send us suggestions for simple, fun, at-home activities to share with our families over the extended break. We’re posting some each day, in lots of different subjects, on our Facebook page and the DPS website.

Daily Facebook Live Update with DPS Board Members and Superintendent: Broadcast every weekday at 10 a.m. on our DPS Facebook page.

Remote Learning Plans: DPS is currently working to develop remote learning plans in the event we are not able to reopen schools April 7. We will continue to post information as the situation changes. In the meantime, we encourage families to access the family resources page on our website, which includes educational activities for students.

Grab-and-Go Meal Centers are open weekdays for breakfast (8-9 a.m.) and lunch (noon-1 p.m.) at these locations. Breakfast and lunch is also available for adults and can be picked up every weekday. In addition, food for the weekend will be available for families to pick up every Friday through our partnership with Food for Thought. The adult and weekend meals are made possible by fundraising from the DPS Foundation’s Food Security Fund. All meals for students and their families can be picked up during either time slot. Vegetarian options will be available. In order to maximize our federal funding for student meal services, we ask that children be present to receive their meals. The City of Denver is offering Grab-and-Go dinners for children 18 years of age and younger every weekday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Click here for more information on all of our meal services.

The Importance of Social Distancing: In order to fight the spread of COVID-19, our health partners are emphasizing the importance of staying home as much as possible and social distancing. More information is available here.

State/SAT/ACT Testing: The Colorado Department of Education on March 17 announced that all of the annual Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) exams for this year have been cancelled. In addition, the separate college-admissions testing (SAT and ACT) have postponed testing dates. More information is available here.