Students at Doull Elementary participate in outdoor activities.
Kickstart Your Year with New Well-Being Opportunities
DPS Employee Wellness has an incredible fall lineup of events, challenges, trainings and workshops to support your physical, social, emotional and financial well-being. Here are a few highlights:
  • Save the date and register for the free DPS Employee Back-to-School Kick-Off 5K and VIP Gear Up weekend at Boulder Running Company on Sept. 23.
  • Team up with others and track your healthy habits for the HealthTrails District Team Challenge; registration opens Sept. 11.
  • Make real, long-lasting lifestyle changes during the You Revolution 10-Week Challenge.
  • Learn stress management and relaxation techniques in the SMART Mindfulness in Education Course.
  • Earn $200 through the Well Aware Campaign. If you caught last week's Team DPS Weekly, we made a mistake; anyone enrolled in DPS benefits -- a Consumer Driven Health Plan or Deductible HMO -- can earn $200 for completing an online health risk assessment and your annual preventive screening.
Visit the Wellness section on The Commons for registration information and for monthly updates ! Also, explore our Well-Being Resource Center for tips, articles, videos and more to support your personal well-being at work and at home. 

Interested in being a Wellness Champion on your team? Email for more information.
Top 5 Callout: Eclipse and Back-to-School Photos
Did you snap the perfect solar eclipse selfie (with your protective shades on, of course) or capture a photo of back-to-school festivities? We'd love to see your pictures from the first day of school and the spectacular solar eclipse. 

Send them to and we'll select one winner for a giveaway!
The Commons is Better than Ever
The Commons, DPS' employee intranet, recently reached 1 million page views and, this year, our goal is to make it even easier for you to find the resources you need. Check out these new updates:
  • Google searchUse the search bar to the right of The Commons logo to find departments or teams, org charts, documents and other resources.

  • Team DPS news: You'll still receive the Team DPS Weekly recap each Thursday, but check the homepage of The Commons throughout the week for internal news.
  • Department directory: Find more than 70 sites, including Arts & PE, ESSA, Human Resources, Leadership, Teaching and Learning and more.

  • Vision & Values: Access DPS Honors! recognition tools and more in the new Vision & Values section.
  • Events: Use the calendar to see all upcoming district events this school year.
Questions? Contact
All Employees Must Complete Mandated Reporter Training
All employees are mandated reporters of child abuse or neglect and must complete the annual mandated reporter training. Click here to complete the training and save and print your certificate. If you have questions, contact or call 800-390-9619. 

As a reminder, to report abuse or neglect, contact the Statewide Child Abuse Report Hotline at 844-264-5437; if you are a third party with a concern, call the Denver Police non-emergency line at 720-913-2000. For support with training or if you have questions, contact  Meredith Fatseas.
Share Your Feedback on Our DPS Day
Click on the image above to watch the recorded version of Our DPS Day.
On Aug. 16, thousands of teammates across DPS came together during our live-streaming Our DPS Day: A Better Me, A Better We. We appreciate everyone's participation in this virtual event and in further bringing our Shared Core Values and vision to life. To ensure we're providing the highest quality and most effective events moving forward, please share your feedback and thoughts on the experience by completing this survey.
Discount Alert: Tickets to The Snowy Day and RENT
Check out " The Snowy Day"  at the Denver Center for Performing Arts (DCPA); $15 tickets are available for Saturday performances, Sept. 23-Oct. 8. " The Snowy Day" is inspired by Ezra Jack Keats' acclaimed children's books and follows the adventures of young Peter as he explores the world around him.  

The DCPA has also reserved a very limited number of tickets to shows for the 20th anniversary tour of "RENT," Jonathan Larson's hit Broadway musical. Tickets are available to DPS supporters for  $35 for the Nov. 15 and Nov. 16 performances. Get your tickets for both shows here; a portion of every ticket sold will benefit the DPS Foundation. 
Nominate a Teammate for Living Our DPS

If you've seen a colleague or small team living one of our Shared Core Values (or all
the values), nominate them for Living Our DPS and they may be featured on The Commons and here in Team DPS Weekly. Nominate them today  and check back weekly to see who we're recognizing!
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