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Principal

Hello UPark Families,

We couldn't have asked for a better start to remote learning! We understand that this is a massive undertaking for our families and staff, but given the circumstances the UPark community is pulling together in an amazing way this school year! It has been so wonderful to see all of the smiling faces ready to listen and learn during our morning announcements. It has been great to see our students engaged in building wonderful virtual classroom communities and it has been great seeing so many students enjoying our live specials in the afternoon. 

If you are looking for more support during morning instruction, don't forget that we have open spots available in Discovery Link. Discovery Link staff members are on campus from 8:00am-12:00pm every day supporting students with remote learning. See the Discovery Link box below for registration details!

We want to thank you all again for your patience, understanding and support as we head in to the final two days of our first week! 

Thank you,
  
Principal
Team UPark

Click here to submit your jokes!
 

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There are plenty of spots available with Discovery Link at UPark. UPark families had the ability to start registering on 8/10/20. 
 
Please Note: The second registration window opening on 8/24 at 6:00 a.m. for care 9/8-10/16. This will allow more staff and families an opportunity for access. 
 
We acknowledge that this is a trying time for all of our families. We want nothing more than to be back with your kids. We promise to keep you updated in this ever-changing environment. For more information on the program, please visit the links below: 

Program Information:  https://discoverylink.dpsk12.org/school-year-2020-2021-registration-information/ 
Returning Family Registration: https://connect.schoolcareworks.com/login.jsp

Once you are registered to have access to the calendar at UPark you will select days by logging into your connect portal and selecting the teal box marked Attendance.  Then check the boxes of any day(s)  you would like then add to cart and pay.  Here is a step by step link for a video on how to choose days: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-23zbZLOf_piv_MI_GWgE8U57RiE3c71/view
 
The Discovery Link team and I look forward to supporting your family during this time!

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UPark Attendance

UPark attendance will be taken by classroom teachers each morning. If your student will be absent, please let our office staff know so that we can mark the absence as excused. 

Because DPS has launched a new communication tool, called School Messenger, UPark will no longer be using the Flyer School App. If you used the app to report absences you can now use the new attendance Google Form found here. This form should also be linked to your student's class Seesaw page soon.  

If you are struggling with regular attendance, please reach out to us so that we can help. Please email Eric for support. 

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Enrollment Decisions

Denver Public Schools has announced that families will have until mid-September to make a final enrollment decision for their students, whether they prefer a virtual program or as much in-person learning as health conditions permit. (As was previously announced, all schools will start with remote learning through Oct. 16th). In the next few weeks, DPS will share the information on Covid risks and the health guidelines that will be used to determine when we'll be able to shift safely from remote to some or full in-person learning, as well as a more specific deadline for families to make their final enrollment decision for the first semester. You can view the 2020-21 K-12 Family Guide here.

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UPark Specials

UPark specials teachers had such a great time meeting with students over the past few days! You can click here if you are interested in getting more information about the specials rotation schedule. Student's will always log into the Google Meet with the same grade level login no matter which specials class they are scheduled for. The google meet codes are as follows, they are all lowercase. 
  • Kinder: uparkspecialsk
  • 1st Grade: uparkspecials1
  • 2nd Grade: uparkspecials2
  • 3rd Grade: uparkspecials3
  • 4th Grade: uparkspecials4
  • 5th Grade: uparkspecials5

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Backpacks for Kids Food Program

The Backpacks for Kids Program provides food assistance to UPark families in need by providing bags of nutritious food once per week. We believe every child should be prepared for an active and healthy lifestyle, full of learning and curiosity. We help with this by providing fresh fruit and bread, healthy meals, and nutritious snacks for UPark children who may not have access to such food on the weekends. During remote learning the volunteers of the program are offering two different distribution methods to meet each family's needs. Families may pick up the bags on Fridays from 3pm-4pm at UPark in the UPark parking lot, or have the bags delivered to them each Friday. If your family is currently in need of food assistance, and not already enrolled in the program, please complete this electronic form. If you are currently enrolled in the program, no action is necessary at this time. If you have any questions about the program, or would like more information, please reach out to our School Psychologist, Alicia Vega, by phone at 720-424-3458 or by email at alicia_vega@dpsk12.org.

For information on DPS weekday breakfast and lunch food distribution click here!

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Technology and Seesaw Resources

Please view the resources below for more Seesaw information. If you need direct support from our technology partner, Colby, he can be reached at 720-423-3822. You can also call our Department of Technology Services hotline at 720-423-3888.

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University Park Elementary Calendar

Click on the calendar icon to the right, look below, or visit the University Park Website to access calendar information!