Welcome Back, Team DPS!
Welcome to the start of the 2017-18 school year ! This newsletter, Team DPS Weekly , is your source for need-to-know and good-to-know information. We're here to keep you informed and engaged in all Team DPS happenings with items like opportunities to prioritize your well-being, recognition tools , information on our district priorities and more -- with the occasional discount and giveaway thrown in for good measure! If you have questions or feedback about Team DPS Weekly, reach out at newsletters@dpsk12.org. Let's make 2017-18 the best year yet!
Our DPS Day: Continuing Our Commitment to 'A Better Me, A Better We'
We hope you were able to join yesterday's sixth-annual Our DPS Day, when thousands of teammates across DPS came together during this live-streaming event to connect to our shared work, to each other, to our Shared Core Values and to our vision, Every Child Succeeds. We hope it inspired every educator to think about how we can support each other's well-being to in turn create "a better me, a better we."
 
Team DPS was trending with #ourDPSday thanks to participation from thousands across DPS, including our random giveaway tweeters:
  • Nicole Howard, Vista Academy
  • Ron Forrest, Transportation
  • Jamee Zalewski, Creative Challenge Community
  • Ashley Porter, Sandra Todd Williams Academy
  • Steve Holz-Russell, Ed Tech
If your team wasn't able to watch the event live, please schedule a time to watch together and view the program using this link.
 
Be sure to check out all the resources DPS provides to support your well-being by visiting the Well-being Resource Center, and share your commitment of how you'll make a change using this digital commitment card. And please share your feedback about Our DPS Day and how we can continue to improve upon it by completing this survey.
 
BONUS: All members of Team DPS are invited to continue to grow as values-based leaders by attending the next Creating Connections on Oct. 25. Sign up here!   
 
Questions? Email OurDPSDay@dpsk12.org.
Easy Money: Get $200 for Staying on Top of Your Health
Want to make an easy $200? If you're enrolled in a DPS Consumer-Driven Health Plan, you can earn $200 through the Well Aware Campaign. You just have to:
  • Complete a health risk assessment (offered by DHMP or Kaiser); and
  • Complete your annual preventive screening.
Want to learn more? Review the  Steps to Earn Your Reward. Questions? Email staffwellness@dpsk12.org
Join Element Kitchen & Cocktail for a Back-to-School Celebration
Food and drink specials are a great way to kick off the new school year! Element Kitchen & Cocktail values our educators, and to show its appreciation for all you do, Element is hosting a back-to-school event from 4-8 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 18 at its new 1134 Broadway location. Show your DPS ID badge for one free drink and special prices on food. This event is a way to show off our Shared Core Value of Fun and connect before the first day of school. See you there!
Review Board Policies and Superintendent Regulations
Whether you're new to the team or a long-time employee, it's good practice to review board policies and superintendent regulations. Every DPS team member is responsible for complying with these policies and regulations, so check them out on BoardDocs. BoardDocs is your one-stop shop for all board policies and superintendent regulations, including:
Discount Alert: Tickets to the Rocky Mountain Showdown or Rockies' Games
Rams and Buffs fans: Get discounted tickets to the Rocky Mountain Showdown Sept. 1 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Tickets are $30 and a portion of every ticket sold benefits the DPS Foundation. Get your tickets now -- this game will sell out! Click here to purchase tickets with promo code 2017DPS.

You can also buy discounted tickets to Back to School Weekend with the Rockies; $14-$36 tickets are available for the Sept. 15-17 series versus the San Diego Padres. A portion of every ticket sold benefits our schools. Click here to check out game times and purchase tickets. When on the page, scroll through the list of districts to find Denver Public Schools, and use promo code DPS to purchase.
The Login Page for Webmail is Changing
The Department of Technology Services (DoTS) is making webmail easier and more reliable to access. The functionality won't change but the login page will. Starting Aug. 22, you'll see a new webmail login page (see a preview on the right). You'll use the same DPS username and password to log in. Note: The DPS logo will not appear on the new login page. If you experience any issues, contact DoTS_Hotline@dpsk12.org.
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