School nurse Valerie Wintler checks up on a student at Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy.
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016
Sick Leave Bank Enrollment Opens Today
The DPS Sick Leave Bank provides eligible team members who are on an extended personal illness leave, and have exhausted all their accumulated paid leave, the means of obtaining additional sick leave days in order to avoid going on unpaid leave. Enrollment in the Sick Leave Bank is open now through Sept. 30 and will take effect Dec. 1. (If you're already a member, no need to sign up again.)
New Maternity Leave Options for Some Teammates and Other Policy Updates
In order to ensure that our policies align with state and federal law, and to best reflect our Shared Core Values, DPS has reviewed and revised all of the District's Board Policies and Superintendent Regulations. As a DPS employee, you are responsible for complying with these policies and regulations -- so be sure to check out more information about the updates on
Greenlee's Kyle Kimmal enjoys Jazz in the Park over the summer.
Summer may be coming to a close, but Team DPS definitely made the most of the season. Read our
Team DPS Top 5 favorite summer memories -- and congratulations to our random giveaway winner,
"I have three favorite summer memories: I traveled to Los Angeles to be on 'The Price is Right,' I got married to Michael Comer (another DPS teacher), and we went on our honeymoon to Costa Rica. Best summer ever!" -- Allison Comer, Ashley Elementary
Kids say the darndest things -- and no one knows that better than Team DPS. What exuberant exclamations or memorable mentions have you heard this year? Let us know your favorite quote from a student for a chance to win a DPS prize pack.
The Commons: Check Out Our Department Directory Updates
Are you looking for information about the services a department provides? What about important contacts, upcoming events, or other must-have resources? The Commons, DPS' social intranet, has been updated with key department resources just in time for the new school year, including:
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