With this common commitment and direction in mind, we are pausing the Central Office return plans for the time being so as to prioritize supports for schools. Central Office buildings will be open for those who need to or want to work in person, with their supervisor’s permission. This will ensure that we meet the physical-distancing and overall health requirements; however, team members who do not need to report to their school site can choose to continue working remotely.
As team members report to school sites, we will continue closely following the health standards and protocols in place. This includes following the The DPS 5 and adhering to physical distancing and safe group sizes.
All of us on the Senior Leadership Team fully support these efforts in demonstrating Team DPS’ commitment to having Equity be our guiding value and you will see us in schools as well. We will work with our team members to adjust current projects and timelines to ensure you are able to prioritize your time in schools.
We know many of you have questions or concerns. We are here together as Team DPS. Please join us Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. for a Central Office Team Town Hall, when we’ll share more information. (Details for joining the virtual Town Hall will be sent later today.) You will have the opportunity to ask questions and hear from us on our commitment to our students, teachers and leaders. In the interim, please work with your department leadership to address any specific questions you have for your individual circumstance, knowing that we will continue to share additional information as it's available.
Please know how much we value you and the important work you do in your role in supporting DPS and our mission. Our kids need us, now more than ever, and we need to do all we can to support them.
Again, we want to sincerely thank you for your support and flexibility as we get through this crisis together.
Susana Cordova, Superintendent
Dwight Jones, Senior Deputy Superintendent, Equity
Tamara Acevedo, Deputy Superintendent of Academics
Mark Ferrandino, Deputy Superintendent of Operations
Michael Ramirez, Deputy Superintendent of Schools
Michelle Berge, General Counsel
Leslie Juniel, Executive Director of Culture, Equity and Leadership Team
Jennifer Holladay, Associate Chief of Portfolio Management
Amy Keltner, Chief Impact Officer
Deborah Staten, Chief of Staff
Michael Vaughn, Chief Communications Officer