Online School Verification for Fall 2014
We are thrilled to announce that Denver Public Schools (DPS) will soon be offering Online Student Verification for fall 2014 registration!What does this mean?
You can complete your student's annual enrollment verification online at home before registration, decreasing the amount of time you spend at the school, and in line! For some schools, you may not need to attend registration at all.What is Student Verification?
Student Verification is the process where DPS verifies student information to ensure we have the most accurate information on file.Who can complete Online Student Verification?
Any family with a currently enrolled DPS student, and a Parent Portal account. This new tool will allow you to verify the information for all DPS students in your household at one time!!How do I get started? If you already have a current Parent Portal account, go to #1.2.
1.1. Create your Parent Portal account.
- Visit https://myportal.dpsk12.org.
- Click on "Getting Started" in the upper right corner of the screen.
- Fill out the form completely and clicks submit.
- Parent Portal account creation forms will be available at your child's school after August 1st, 2014.
- An email address is required to create an account.
- Please allow 5-7 days on average* to create your account.
Please note that the Parent Portal will be unavailable from June 27th through July 8th and that account requests can be submitted during this time, but no accounts can be created until the Parent Portal is back up on July 9th so depending on when the account request is submitted, it may take longer than 5-7 days during this time frame.
- The Parent Portal team is available to create accounts throughout the summer.
1.2. If you already have a Parent Portal account but haven't used it in a while, log back in to make sure your account is still active. If not, call 720-423-3163 to have your account re-activated.
3. Submit your Online School Verification information.
- Log in to your Parent Portal account starting mid-July 2014 at https://myportal.dpsk12.org. Be on the lookout for further dates and information in the coming weeks.
- Click the "Online School Verification" button on the left-hand side.
- Complete the online form by August 8, 2014.
- There are certain changes that cannot be completed online and will require that you take updated documentation to the school. If you receive this prompt while completing the process, please gather the appropriate documentation to complete the verification process during registration. This includes address changes, name changes and guardian changes.
- You must go through the verification process for EVERY child enrolling in a DPS school, just as you have done with the paper process in the past.
Online Student Verification is a new option and is not required. Please know that paper forms are still available at all DPS schools. As always you are welcome to complete the process at your child's school of enrollment as you have done in previous years.
Questions? Call (720) 423-3493.
Help Shape the Denver Plan, Our Roadmap to Success
Parents, community members, students and staff have been sharing their ideas about the Denver Plan, a roadmap to success that will outline our goals and how best to achieve them. Updating the Denver Plan will provide additional clarity related to our vision of Every Child Succeeds, define key goals toward this vision and prioritize strategies that will ensure we achieve those goals.
We want your feedback on the 2014 Denver Plan. See information and presentations at http://denverplan.dpsk12.org, and share your thoughts with DPS Board of Education Directors and senior leaders.
Slavens Named 2012 National Blue Ribbon School
On Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recognized 269 schools as 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools based on their overall academic excellence or for making progress in improving student academic achievement levels. Among them is Denver Public Schools’ Slavens ECE-8 School, a high-performing school located in Southeast Denver that emphasizes critical thinking skills and is listed as a “Distinguished” school under the school system’s School Performance Framework. Another DPS school that has been named a Blue Ribbon School is Bromwell Elementary, awarded in 2008.
"DPS is very proud of the consistently high student growth Slavens has achieved over the years," said DPS Superintendent Tom Boasberg. "This outstanding award of being named a Blue Ribbon School is a testament to the hard work and talent of the students, staff, parents and school leaders of Slavens as well as to the support of the school’s community." Read the full story.
DPS launches "SchoolMatch"
Denver Public Schools has launched an online, user-friendly tool called "SchoolMatch" that will help families search and filter schools so they can find the best fit for their students.
To help families find a school that best meets the needs of their students, DPS created SchoolMatch, which allows families to find their neighborhood, attendance-area school and additional programs and areas of academic focus. For example, parents can search for a neighborhood school that serves sixth grade, has achieved "Meets Expectations" on the School Performance Framework, and offers after-school programming.
Read more on the School Choice page.
Superintendent and Parent Forum
The purpose of the Forum is to provide an opportunity for direct dialogue between parents of DPS students and the Superintendent; to share issues of concern; and broaden communication to the schools' community of parents through the representatives serving on the Parent Forum. Slavens has 4 representatives who volunteered to attend the Parent Forum.
Meetings are held every other month in different locations throughout the District. We look forward to continuing this exciting process that will provide more direct communication and an opportunity for meaningful dialogue on many issues.
Early Childhood Education
Slavens offers Early Childhood Education classes for 3 and 4 year olds off-site. As one of six schools at the Center for Early Education at Knight located at 3245 E. Exposition Ave. 80209, we are fortunate to have our youngest learners in a center focused on their needs. Please see their website for more information: centerforearlyed.dpsk12.org or call: 720-424-6503.
Superintendent Tom Boasberg has created the "myDPS" newsletter to help parents stay connected with the DPS issues and events that matter to them.