Manager Monthly
Oct. 29, 2020
Resources and Support for Students and Team Members After the Election
The results of the presidential and state elections may have a significant impact on our students, families and staff members. Students and adults are experiencing added stress this year caused by a global pandemic and racial unrest, and we anticipate the election may cause an increase in feelings of uncertainty. As a trauma-informed district, we value the social and emotional wellness of our DPS community and want to ensure staff, students and families are supported during this time. We are also committed to being a Safe and Welcoming School District for all students and families.

That’s why we have put together resources and supports for you and your team that can help you navigate post-election discussions with each other, students and community members. Access these resources here.

This year's election date is Tuesday, Nov. 3. We have previously shared information on how to practice your civic duty while also following guidelines that apply to public employees — click here to learn more.
Office Building Capacity Reduced to 25%
Based on the announcement of Governor's Orders effective Oct. 28, office building occupancy has been reduced to 25% of capacity. Our workspace planning documents have been adjusted to reflect these new capacity levels. If you or members of your team are choosing to return to your worksite, please ensure you are reserving a spot so we don’t exceed the 25% capacity of our buildings. As a reminder, anyone entering a DPS school or building must first take a health screening and always follow The DPS 5. Learn more and access all of these links on the Return to Worksite page on The Commons.
ICYMI: Continuing to Support Our Schools with Staffing Coverage
Even with fewer students attending class in person, we know our schools will continue to need staffing support. We appreciate your continued support and flexibility in creating consistency for our students. Please share the below information with your team to make sure they are aware of the latest guidance in supporting our schools. 

Daily coverage: Central office staff members who have been assigned to support schools one day per week should continue to support their assigned school. We anticipate that schools will be able to use your help for ECE-2 staffing coverage, as well as to support with Remote Learning Support Centers, SPED centers and Newcomer Centers in all other grades. Please continue to work with the school leader of the school where you’ve been assigned to confirm if and when a school needs your support on the day you have been assigned.

Long-term sub reassignments: We are in the process of coordinating with our Schools division to determine where Central Office team members can be released from their long-term reassignment back to Central Office. We will be in touch directly with those team members next week.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Central_OfficeSupport@dpsk12.org.
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