Thank you all for attending our Q and A session last Thursday and for posing such thoughtful questions! It is through this process of feedback and revision that we are able to create a safe and thorough plan for our return to school. I look forward to welcoming all of our amazing UPark staff back next week when we will be continuing our professional development centered around accelerating learning, creating our Black Excellence Plan and planning for social emotional learning and staff self-care. We will be sharing our return to school plan with families next week along with a detailed schedule of daily learning. Please attend tonight's Regional Town Hall meeting to learn more about what remote learning will look like this school year. Click here
for the meeting details and Zoom link.
Q and A Google Form and Recording
Please visit this link
to view your answered questions and see the recorded Q and A session with Mr. Atonna and Ms. Jacobsen. Fill out this Google Form
if you have any additional questions.
Due to DPS classes starting a week late this year we are changing one date on the UPark calendar. We had a teacher planning day scheduled for September 4th to analyze data, but those plans have changed due to the remote start of the school year. September 4th will now be a regular instructional day of school for both staff and students. HERE
is the revised UPark Calendar.
Annual Family Update - Please Complete As Soon As Possible
The annual student registration process opened on July 27, 2020. Families will register online through the Annual Family Update to avoid in-person interactions. Please note that a mandatory supplemental form will be included to capture each student's enrollment decision for either the In-Person Learning or the 100% Virtual/Online Program. If you completed your Annual Family Update in May during the "Early Bird" window you will fill out an addendum form with your selection. Please see the information further down in this newsletter for additional information and links.
First day of school - August 24, remote for all students through at least October 16th
As you know, on July 29th, our superintendent Susana Cordova communicated updated information regarding the beginning of this school year. Based on new data and guidance, DPS made the decision to delay returning to school in person until October 16th at the earliest. DPS will begin the 2020-21 school year with remote learning, with a delayed first day of remote school on Aug. 24 to allow our teachers time to welcome students back remotely and plan for the school year. You will find the DPS Remote Learning Plan here.
I know that students (and parents) get very excited to find out who their teacher for the upcoming school year is. Please know that teacher assignments may be listed in IC and family members will be able to see this information when completing the Annual Family Update, but these assignments are not finalized. We are still in process of finalizing class lists due to the shift to remote learning through October 16. We plan to share class lists with you next week! Thank you for your understanding and flexibility during this unprecedented time!