Students working on laptops in the classroom at Hamilton Middle School.
March 7, 2019
Save the Date: Benefits Open Enrollment is April 22-May 10
Save the date! Benefits Open Enrollment, the time when DPS team members elect benefits for the following year, will take place April 22 through May 10. This year is an active enrollment year and all benefits-eligible employees must take action.

We are happy to announce that health insurance rates will not increase. While employers in Colorado saw an average rate increase of 7.7% in 2018, we've worked hard to ensure this year our Aetna members’ rates will not increase and our Kaiser members will see a 1.46% decrease in rates. These rates are the result of increased enrollment in DPS plans, larger DPS contributions and team members living healthy lifestyles.

It's all part of our commitment to you as a member of Team DPS, to support making Denver a more affordable place to work, live and thrive. 

Stay tuned for more information and resources about Open Enrollment coming soo n , and visit our Benefits site for more tools and resources to support you.
Improvements to Infor HR: Systems Unavailable this Weekend
To ensure our systems are able to meet DPS’ needs, we are updating the Infor HR, Finance Infor Lawson (S3) and SSCM (Strategic Sourcing Contract Management) systems -- and they will be unavailable this weekend. 

Beginning Monday, March 11, improved homepages on Employee Space and Manager Space will be available. We are introducing new icons for the most commonly used features for easier, faster navigation. Click here for additional details and to see the new homepages.

The upgrade will begin at 5 p.m. March 8. Infor HR (except Benefits and Pay functions) and Learning Space will be available again at noon March 9. Finance Infor Lawson (S3), SSCM and Benefits and Pay functions in Infor HR will be available again by 7 a.m. March 11.

During the upgrade, team members will not be able access personal profiles, goals, performance appraisals, pay and benefits information, internal job board or training registration. External candidates will not be able to apply for or access job posting information.

Discount Alert: Achieve Gala 2019 Tickets
Join us on April 10 for the 2019 Achieve Gala at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center to celebrate educators who transform futures for all of Denver’s students.

The Denver Public Schools Foundation raises funds so that all students have the opportunity to succeed. This year we are celebrating the educators who make things happen for our kids, so that our students -- and our city -- may thrive for years to come.

The program for the gala includes more than 100 student performers, a student keynote speaker, two student emcees and performances from KIPP Northeast Denver Leadership Academy Choir, McAuliffe International School Jazz Band, John F. Kennedy High School Unified Theatre and more!
Join the DPS Special Olympics Polar Plunge
Join the DPS Athletic team at 7:30 a.m. this Saturday, March 10, for the Polar Plunge at Washington Park and support the Special Olympics Colorado, one of DPS' signature partners. To learn more, join the DPS team or contribute, click here.
Living Our DPS Honoree
Lucero Solano-Castillo
Transitions Liaison, College Readiness
Students First
Lucero Solano-Castillo consistently lives our Shared Core Value of Students First. Lucero diligently seeks to place students in pathway schools that will meet their personal and social emotional needs. She builds strong relationships with students and families to ensure that she is setting them up to be successful and achieve their goals.

After Lucero makes a school placement, she maintains the relationship with the student and frequently checks in. Lucero also attends DELTA’s monthly family nights to create strong relationships with our staff and families. We love how much Lucero cares for her students, families and schools! Her heart is strongly rooted in Students First."

-- Amanda Schuld, DELTA High School
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