Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016
Teammates map out personal goals for the upcoming school year during the 2016 Our DPS Day.
EPMP/LIFT Resources for Setting Goals
Believe it or not, it's time for you and your team to start setting SMART goals to align your work for the 2016-17 school year as part of EPMP/LIFT. This is a critical step in the process -- one that will help us ensure we're all achieving results with impact.

Executive directors should set goals no later than Aug. 31 to allow time for goals to cascade. All team members should have three to five goals active in Infor GHR by Sept. 30, but you can set earlier deadlines for your team.

Need support? Below are resources to help:
CSO-AIO is now Leadership, Teaching and Learning
Deputy Superintendent Susana Cordova has announced a new name to better reflect her team's focus: The Division of Leadership, Teaching and Learning. This division incorporates the former Chief Schools Office (CSO) and Academic Innovation Office (AIO). Read Full Story >>
Student Services is now Student Equity and Opportunity
After several weeks of brainstorming, surveying internal and external partners, narrowing and vetting, and gaining insight from our DPS Communications Team, the department formally known as Division of Student Services has changed its name to Student Equity and Opportunity: Success in School, Success in Life. Read Full Story >>
Closing the 2015-16 EPMP/LIFT and CCE Appraisal Process
Say farewell to the 2015-16 EPMP/LIFT and Core Competencies Evaluations process by completing one final step: reviewing employee comments made during their acknowledgment, and then conducting any follow-up conversations that may be needed.  Learn more in this video . Read Full Story >>
Resources for Conversations on Race
Race issues are prevalent in our society, and t he report "An Examination of Student and Educator Experiences in Denver Public Schools Through the Voices of African -- American Teachers and Administrators" has heightened the focus within DPS. Read more about supports available for facilitating these important conversations within your team and community. Read Full Story >> 
Connection: Welcoming Employees to the Team
Setting up your new employees for success should start before their first day at DPS. Resources and tips are available to help new team members feel welcome, valued and connected. Read Full Story >> 
Employee Wellness Focus Group -- Share Your Feedback
DPS Employee Wellness will be conducting a manager focus group to gain insight on what managers think of the current wellness program, what additional support managers need and a space to share ideas from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 20 at the Emily Griffith Campus. Sign up today.  Read Full Story >> 
Growing Our Secretaries through Professional Development
We want to ensure that secretaries and office professionals have the opportunity to grow their skills and expertise by offering them quarterly professional development opportunities. Take this quick, five-question survey to share what professional development would be most valuable for your employees. Read Full Story >> 
Have You Visited the New Secretary Portal?
The new and improved portal is designed for secretaries to keep them updated on important information, resources and opportunities. Ensure the secretaries on your team are checking secretary.dpsk12.org. Read Full Story >> 
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Aug. 22: Traditional first day of school

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