Educators from Cole Arts and Science Academy in Near Northeast Denver.
Jan. 10, 2019
Over 37% of Team DPS has CollaboRATEd -- Have You?
CollaboRATE, DPS' all-employee engagement survey, is now live! You should have received an email from K12 Insight ( with the subject line: "It's Time to CollaboRATE: Your Voice Matters!" To take the confidential survey, click on the unique link located in the email. The survey will take about 15-30 minutes to complete and is mobile friendly.
CollaboRATE is one of the most important tools that you can use to help shape the future of your team and DPS. This confidential survey gives you the opportunity to provide your leader, your team and DPS as a whole with feedback that will be used to help us all continue to grow and improve. CollaboRATE results in the past have led to changes and improvements across DPS, including our recognition programs, increased equity in our compensation system, improved team performance, as well as defined visions of a DPS graduate and a DPS classroom.
Teams with high participation will be entered into a drawing for a prize based on team size!
We ask that all team members take the survey before it closes on Jan. 18. For more information, including general FAQs and information on the new self-identification questions, please visit
Top 5 Callout: Winter Break Pics
Welcome back, Team DPS! Whether you stayed in Colorado or traveled afar, we want to see how you spent your much-deserved time off! Submit your favorite winter break photo through this form to win a giveaway prize!
Join Team DPS at the Jan. 21 Marade to Honor Dr. King
March with Team DPS in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Marade on Monday, Jan. 21 . Team members will be meeting between 8:30-9 a.m. at the East High School main entrance steps facing City Park Esplanade before walking over to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. memorial. The program begins at 9:30 a.m. and the Marade will step off at 10:45 a.m. You can also meet up with team members in City Park before the Marade begins -- just look for the DPS banner!
Team DPS members marching during last year's Marade.
During the event, post your Marade photos on social media using #TeamDPS. Click here for additional information or email .
Don't Miss Creating Connections on Jan. 23
The next Creating Connections program is less than a month away! If you have yet to attend this foundational program, don’t miss the opportunity to build relationships with team members, engage with senior leadership and learn how you contribute to our history, our values and our vision of Every Child Succeeds. Register now for the Jan. 23 program here by using your DPS username and password. Substitute pay and contact hours are available for educators. If you have questions, email .
Contract Date Changes and the Retirement/Resignation Process
Human Resources has recently received questions about the retirement/resignation process and how work contract date changes will impact this process and employee benefits. To review your work calendar dates and to see if your contract end date has been changed from Aug. 31 to July 31, review the Contract End Date Guidelines . To help answer your questions, we have also compiled an FAQ . If you have further questions, email or call 720-423-3900.
GoRed on Feb. 14 to Promote Heart Health
DPS Wellness is partnering with the American Heart Association (AHA) to wear red on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14 ! Heart health is very important for everyone and with the Heart Healthy Kids and the GoRed Challenge, together we can raise awareness around the importance of leading and working toward a healthy and happy lifestyle.

Don’t have red or need a shirt to wear on Feb. 14? Submit a $20 donation to receive a GoRed t-shirt by following these steps:

  • Text DPSGIVES to 41444.
  • You will receive a text back from AHA.
  • Follow the instructions in the text message to complete your donation and receive a shirt.

Text donations are due by Jan. 24.
Thanks to All Who Participated in the I Give for DPS Campaign
The DPS Foundation would like to thank all Team DPS members who participated in the annual I Give for Team DPS employee giving campaign! Your support helps make all the difference for our students each and every day. Without dedicated champions, the DPS Foundation would not be able to fund important initiatives like after school programs and A to Z Fund Classroom Grants for our teachers.
Discount Alert: Fun Events that Support Our Schools
This month, the DPS Foundation has exciting special offers for Team DPS to enjoy that support DPS students and schools.

Learn more about these offers and purchase your tickets here .
Perks at Work: DPS Employee Dodgeball League
Did you know DPS offers sports leagues for team members? This semester, sign up for DPS’ Employee Dodgeball League ! Teams with at least five DPS employees will receive a discounted rate, and family members and friends are also invited to join. The season starts Feb. 5 , and games will be held on Tuesday’s at the Glenarm Recreation Center. For more information and to register, click here .
Living Our DPS Honoree
Santo Alvarez, Scott Gallegos and Fidel Salazar
CEC Early College
“Santo Alvarez, Scott Gallegos and Fidel Salazar lived our Shared Core Value of Equity by leading and supporting CEC's grant-funded summer school. This program helps students who are disengaged and off grade level. Santo, Scott and Fidel contacted families for enrollment, leveraged student motivation, made home visits, picked students up with the school van, used restorative practices and built relationships with students to accelerate their learning. Students successfully completed 62 of 66 potential courses (93%) and 25 of 28 students (89%) are back on track for graduation. All students who attended summer school completed at least one course. Amazing work!” -- Thomas Velazquez, CEC Early College
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