Dear Team DPS,
As we learn more about the developments coming out of the shooting that took place at East High School yesterday, I want to extend my heartfelt apologies to the East High School community, and the larger DPS community. No student or employee should have to carry fear of potential violence when they walk into our buildings each day.
To allow us all to take a moment to pause and process the challenging events this year, including the data breach, tomorrow, March 24, is a non-student contact mental health day for all DPS employees. To support families, we will have 14 Discovery Link extended care sites available from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Additionally, the district will be providing food pick up locations.
To assist in our collective healing, I want to reiterate the importance of connecting to our mental health, emotional wellness and workforce/community supports available through the DPS Employee Assistance Program.
These community providers may also be of assistance for our students, families, and team members: