Sept. 13, 2018
Students learn together in the computer lab at Cory Elementary.
New and Improved: DoTS Help is Here for Your Tech Solutions
The DoTS Service Desk is happy to announce DoTS Help, DPS' new and improved incident management solution! This new tool -- which is replacing Heat Self-Service -- offers a variety of ways to support you in getting the help needed when you have questions about your technology, including Outlook, voicemail, Infinite Campus and much more.

Find DoTS Help in one of three convenient ways: 
  • On the web: Visit  DoTSHelp.dpsk12.org to submit incidents yourself following this guide. As you create your incident, you will see recommended Knowledge Articles populate to the right of the window, which may help you solve the issue on your own!
  • Email: Reach out to DoTSHelp@dpsk12.org, where an incident will be automatically created for you.
  • By phone: As always, you can call the DoTS Help Line to reach the new DoTS Service Desk at 720-423-3888.
Tune in to a Live Q&A on the Superintendent Search 
On Thursday, the Board of Education announced that it will extend the timeline for the superintendent search by a little more than a month in order to gather as much input from the community as possible. The board plans to announce finalists by Nov. 26

To  stay up to date on the search, tune in every Wednesday for Facebook livestream videos where board members will answer questions from the community and provide updates. Watch the live session from last week with board member Dr. Carrie Olson here
and yesterday's video with board member Jennifer Bacon here.  

We want to hear everyone's voice during this search -- community members, teachers, school-support staff, school leaders, parents, students and all other members of Team DPS -- to understand your hopes and dreams for this position. Check out future community meeting dates and locations at SuperSearch.dpsk12.org.  

Top 5: Voicemail "Fails" 
Need a laugh? These tales of voicemail transcriptions gone wrong are sure to bring a smile to your face! Congratulations to our giveaway winner,  Jessica Studley at  Brown International Academy. 

5. "Oh hi honey it's mom tennis I'm under my MONICA need both find out if you need it the following is in and see if I may need those I need one custom course he was saying on campus and I look for. An active my number is going to end up ordering." 
-- Monica Gonzalez, Goldrick Elementary

4. "I would like to know if I could mash true myself for my starting classes -- on Sunday -- the number nine -- you know what time -- could I do that and do I have to be and tell -- Wendy September 10 to rush to myself -- formica's store noon classes that you have any questions."  -- Toni M. Shelton, Office of Professional Development
  
3. "Hi this is Indianapolis and I'm calling in regard to partially bond phone which is not hunting into school today doing some folks to. And you'll see that -- two will be on the two moral I'd schools she send me smart cleaned class." -- Miriam Cavender, Palmer Elementary

2. "It's not yahoo cruise Lydia it's and hey soon RE out please give me a jingle jangle -- and sleazy I'm looking for the class and I guess I'm getting here for a little bit seeing if I can do something is not -- please call the number -- seven to oh my gosh -- six." 
-- Stacey Pendleton, Gifted and Talented Department

1. "I've got the snow blower parked right in the hallway where you guys take the kids I'll talk to play kinda keep an eye on the farmer would you please I'd appreciate it thanks bye." --  Jessica Studley, Brown International Academy

Top 5 Callout: Fall Favorites
While the temperatures outside still feel like summer, fall is just around the corner! Whether it's pumpkin spice, cozy sweaters or golden aspens, tell us about your favorite part of autumn. Share what you're looking forward to this fall through this form and you'll be entered to win a giveaway!  
 
Perks at Work: Discount on Laser Vision Correction
Ready to ditch your glasses? Team members enrolled in DPS' vision plan are eligible to receive up to 20% off laser vision correction (LASIK, PRK, Custom LASIK and IntraLase) through VSP-contracted facilities.

To get started, set up a complimentary consultation with a participating provider to see if laser vision correction is right for you. To find a provider in your area, log in or create an account at vsp.com. Choose "Find a Doctor" from the menu options and check "Laser Vision Care" from the list of services.

Living Our DPS Honoree
Shirley Redding
Literacy Interventionist, Math and Science Leadership Academy
Integrity

"Ms. Redding demonstrates our Shared Core Value of Integrity every day through her interactions with students, parents and colleagues. She respects all those around her and models doing the right thing even when no one is watching. Shirley is honest and authentic. She holds students to high expectations, from the way they carry themselves to the way we resolve conflict together. Ms. Redding is an incredible member of our small and mighty school team and of Team DPS! We are proud to have her as a part of the MSLA team!"

-- Blaire Ritchie, Math and Science Leadership Academy

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