March 15, 2024
Safety Update on School Resource Officers
In our latest video, DPS Chief of Safety and Climate, Greg Cazzell, provides an update on the progress DPS and the Denver Police Department’s School Resource Officers (SROs) have made working together. 
Women's History Month Marrero Moment
In honor of Women’s History Month, Dr. Marrero sat down with Trena Marsal, DPS’ Chief Operations Officer. Trena explains what it means to be a woman in leadership, more specifically in the C-suite, which refers to a company or organization's top management positions. 

Trena speaks about the importance of mentorship, what drives her and how she tackles making important decisions for the betterment of our schools. 

“I’m from the old school, I believe it takes a village,” Trena said when speaking on the importance of collaboration in leadership. Trena also explains what the bond-equity index means and how this relates to bond spending. Watch the video here.
East High School Constitutional Law Scholars Program
The Constitutional Law Scholars program at Denver East High School stands out as one of the school’s most academically demanding courses. Students commit substantial time and effort to learn U.S. history, case law and policy. Watch as they prepare for their upcoming national competition.
The DPS 'You Voice/Tu Voz' Student Survey Extended to March 22
To ensure that we hear from all our students, the DPS “Your Voice/Tu Voz” Student Survey has been extended until Friday, March 22! Responses to the survey inform decisions on how we can better serve our scholars.

Students should check their DPS inbox for an email from Superintendent Dr. Alex Marrero with their unique link to complete the survey. More information is available here.

Hagan clic aquí para leer este mensaje en español.
DPS Community Hubs: Supporting the Whole Child
DPS is committed to supporting the whole child to ensure Every Learner Thrives. This commitment is embodied in the enrichment that the DPS community hubs have provided to Denver families and students, especially migrant families who are new to our community. The community hubs offer a variety of essential offerings, including thrift stores, micro grocery stores or food pantries and even English language classes. 

These community hubs help support families with materials and resources, but they also provide a true community experience where people can be known, celebrated and cared for. Read this Chalkbeat Colorado article for more information about our community hubs and their impact on families new to DPS and beyond.
DPS Discount Alert: Colorado Rockies at Coors Field
Support DPS students while cheering on the Colorado Rockies vs. Seattle Mariners on April 19 at Coors Field! From each ticket sold, $5 will be donated to the Denver Public Schools Foundation. Buy your tickets today! For more information on special offers, click here
March 20 MLE DAC Meeting: All Families of Multilingual Learners Welcome
Join the Multilingual Education (MLE) District Advisory Committee (DAC) on Wednesday, March 20 from 5-7 p.m., at Dr. Martin Luther King Early College. This month, representatives from DPS Climate and Safety will share information on safety within the district. Dinner, childcare and interpretation services will be available. 

Click here for information on this event in your preferred language. Click here to register. For more information, visit the MLE website or contact Olga Olivas at 720-423-3058.
DAC Applications Due March 22
Are you a parent, teacher, student, educator, school leader or community member who is passionate about improving our local schools and making sure that all DPS students thrive? Consider applying to join the District Accountability Committee (DAC)! As an advisory body, the DAC provides feedback to DPS on decisions that impact our schools.  

The DAC is accepting applications through Friday, March 22. The application is available in all of the consent decree languages. To learn more about the DAC and to apply, click here.
March Attendance Update: Absences Impact Student Success
According to the U.S. Department of Education, “Research shows that school absences take a toll on grades and performance on standardized tests. Beyond test scores, irregular attendance can be a predictor of high school drop-out, which has been linked to poor labor market prospects, diminished health, and increased involvement in the criminal justice system. Students who are chronically absent are at higher risk for these adverse outcomes.”

Attendance is important all year long, especially during spring assessment windows.

Did you know attendance counts not only as days a child is present in school but also how many tardies/early pickups they have? Visit the Attendance Works website to learn more about how absences disrupt a student’s overall attendance.
Bare Necessities Drive -- Supporting DPS Families
The Family and Community Engagement (FACE) department’s Bare Necessities campaign focuses on providing essential clothing items to families in our district. We’re partnering with local businesses and community organizations to collect new packages of socks and underwear of all sizes for DPS students and families. The drive runs from March through May.

Donation bins are located on each floor of the Central Office. If you have questions or know of a local business that would like to host a bin at their location, check out this flyer or contact
Save the Date: DPS STEAM Expo
Join the STEAM Team as we celebrate our students' creativity and innovation at the 2024 STEAM Expo on May 4!
There will be something for everyone at the Expo, including:
  • Interactive exhibits and hands-on activities for kids of all ages.
  • Live performances by students.
  • DPS Science Fair.
  • Food trucks and community partners.
If you have questions, email
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