REMINDER: There is NO SCHOOL this coming Monday, September 7th for the Labor Day holiday.

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Hello UPark Families,

Thank you all for ongoing support at we are finishing up our second week of remote learning. Our past two community information sessions have been well attended and very successful and we would like to invite you to a third session next Thursday.

Please save the date for our UPark Community Information Session next Thursday, September 10th at 4:00pm on Zoom. You can find the Zoom link below to join the meeting next week. If you are unable to attend the session it will be recorded and shared in an upcoming email. Please add any questions that you would like to be addressed during the meeting to this Google Form.

Topic: Community Information Session
Time: Sep 10, 2020 04:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 843 1534 1629
Passcode: uW5xY3

Thank you,
Team UPark

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iReady Reading Diagnostic Window is Sept 9-11!

Next week, students in grades 1- 5 will be completing their iReady Reading Diagnostic during their class time. Students will be on a google meet with their teacher during the diagnostic and teacher's will be monitoring their completion of the diagnostic. We encourage you to watch this video English l  Spanish and review this letter  to better understand what the Diagnostic is and how parents should, and should not, support their student. We want to learn as much as we can about your child in supporting their reading growth and utilizing this diagnostic is just one measure. Please help us learn all we can by providing a quiet space for your child and encouraging them to do their best thinking and learning alone.  

Please do not take screenshots or post information about these assessments as this can compromise the diagnostic. 

PTA Membership and Meeting
The UPark PTA is the school's largest fundraising and volunteer body. Being part of the PTA is a great way to become an integral part of the UPark community and have a say in your child's education!
PTA Membership is only $10 per year. Join online at
Fall PTA Meetings will be held via ZOOM. Please mark your calendar for our first PTA Meeting at 6 pm on Tuesday, September 15th. We will send out the link when the meeting gets closer. At this first meeting, we will approve our 2020-2021 budget, introduce our committees and opportunities to get involved, and outline modified plans for our fall events. You do not have to be a PTA member to attend the meeting, but only PTA members can vote.

Support UPark Every Time You Shop at King Soopers 
UPark receives nearly $12,000 each year by participating in the King Soopers Community Giving Program. This is the easiest way to help UPark simply by shopping for your groceries!
Once you go online and connect your King Soopers Reward Card to UPark, King Soopers (or City Market) will donate a portion of your purchase back to UPark each time you swipe your SooperCard or enter your phone number at check out. This is also a great way for grandparents or other family members to support the school when shopping at any King Soopers or City Market store!    

Please take 2 minutes to connect your King Soopers Reward Card to UPark: 
  1. Go to
  2. Go to the menu at top left and scroll down to "Savings"
  3. Select "King Soopers Community Rewards"
  4. Sign in or create an account to enroll

If you have a rewards card, but have not yet created an online account, you'll need to create one before you can enroll.

If you do not already have a rewards card, you will be prompted to create an alternate ID in step 3 of the account creation process. Click the blue "Create Your Alt ID Online" to create your 10-digit code (typically your phone number).


5. Once you've signed in or created an account, click on "Enroll Now"

6. Search for University Park Elementary PTA or use our code, CR174

7. Click "Enroll"


Social/Emotional Learning Information

Social/Emotional learning is a critical part of the work that we are doing at UPark, especially in these unique times. We will be sharing a Social/Emotional tip of the week each week to provide information and resources that can be used at home to support your students. Please check out the Social/Emotional Tips of the Week, by clicking the links below. 
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: 
Returning Family Registration:

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:
The Discovery Link team and I look forward to supporting your family during this time!

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. 

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.

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

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

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

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.

University Park Elementary Calendar

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