DPS Daily Update: March 25

Mar. 25, 2020

Computer Distribution, Based on Family Technology Survey, Continues through Friday: In preparation for the start of remote learning on April 7, DPS schools are distributing laptop computers to families this week. Schools are sharing their schedules and more information with their families. And if you were unable to fill out the technology survey but still need a computer for your child, please still plan to attend the computer distribution at your school. Look for an update for your school’s specific information. 

Mayor Hancock’s “stay-at-home” order allows families to visit schools to pick up learning technology and food. Families do not need to go inside school buildings. The distribution is taking place outside of school buildings and strictly following the explicit direction of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment when distributing computers to families.  Click here for more details on the health and safety precautions.

Grab-and-Go Meal Centers Remain Open: Denver Public Schools will continue to offer free breakfast and lunch meals to students and families at locations throughout the city, every weekday, from 8 to 9 a.m. and from noon to 1 p.m.  Please note that the mayor’s stay-at-home order allows for people to go out for food. And as a reminder, both breakfast and lunch can be picked up during either time slot. For details, please click here.

Remote Learning Plan: We are finalizing DPS’ remote learning plan so our students can continue their education while our school buildings are closed. The plan is meant to support continuous instruction, provide access to technology for all students, and maintain a connection to the community. DPS teachers are using the rest of this week to get prepared for their school’s remote-learning programs! As a reminder, remote learning will begin on April 7th.

Denver Health’s School-Based Health Centers Moving to Phone Visits: For the week of March 23, Denver Health School-Based Medical Providers will be available to answer any medical questions you or your student might have. There will be no face-to-face visits on-site, but phone visits are available to assist with non-urgent medical questions, medication refills, and to help connect you to other Denver Health resources.

The SBHC team of mental health therapists and psychiatrists will be available to call previously scheduled patients by phone.

Lincoln Campus SBHC: 720-423-5020
North Campus SBHC: 720-423-2718
Place Bridge Campus SBHC: 720-424-2050
Evie Dennis Campus SBHC: 720-423-7610 

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.