Number 1, thank you, thank you, thank you for your partnership as we have moved through this year.  We have taken on many challenges together and your patience and positive outlook have allowed there to be many successes.


Graduates of Denver East High School

Congratulations to our Angels in the Class of 2021.  We had a great graduation ceremony on Monday afternoon and we wish you the best!  


Virtual Learning Program

Families who would like to enroll their student in the DPS remote learning program for the duration of the 2021-22 school year must complete the Learning Option Selection form on the Parent Portal between now and June 4. They can also call the East Main office at 720-423-8300 to complete the process over the phone. Families who do not take action will automatically be enrolled in in-person learning at their assigned school. Review instructions for completing the Learning Option Selection for schools, and share instructions for completing the Learning Option Selection for families. 


Annual Family Update

The Annual Family Update is the required action that it takes to confirm your students enrollment at East-  you will be able to complete that confirmation  starting on July 26th.  We will give you plenty of reminders once that rolls around! All incoming and returning students must complete this yearly requirement to verify your student’s enrollment regardless of virtual or in-person learning. Please note – If you have already completed your Choice of Study information for next year or other incoming student information, you MUST still complete the Annual Family Update. This can be done online or at East High School however online registration is preferred. 

To register online, sign in to Parent Portal, click on “See All Apps,” then click on “Online Registration” to verify or update your student’s information. Online registration can only be completed by the parent/guardian listed in the primary household of the student record.


Summer school begins on Tuesday!

Need to catch up on some classes?  East High School will host a FREE Summer School for our East students to recover credit! Summer School will be hosted from June 1st-June 25th. Please visit east.dpsk12.org/summer-school to complete the Summer School Registration form. Contact your counselor if you have questions.


Quick Notes

Please note that in response to the Denver Public Schools mandate, Masks are still required on school grounds and at all school-sponsored activities, including athletics.

An early heads up that school days will start at 8:05am next year!

Summer Reading – Check by course at east.dpsk12.org/summer-reading


Community Notes

The Gathering Place is hosting a vaccination clinic this weekend on 5/29/2021 from noon to 6pm.  Open to everyone 12+ (It’s Pfizer)  No ID or insurance is required.   

Additionally – To support students in accessing a COVID-19 vaccine, DPS’ health-care partners have multiple ways for DPS students and their families to sign up for a vaccine appointment. Visit our vaccine page on the website for the latest opportunities, many available for both students and their families.


Technology

With summer approaching and planning for our next school year underway, there are a few important things to keep in mind: 

  • Students should keep their Chromebooks over the summer so they can continue to learn and access resources like Sora, which is our online library. 
  • However, if your student is graduating, transferring to a charter school or otherwise leaving the district, you must return their computer prior to disenrollling. Please bring your device to the main office prior to leaving. 

Congratulations to the East Future Business Leaders of America –  Four members will be competing in the FBLA National Leadership Conference in June:

  • Kai and Noah Vong; Computer Game and Simulation Programming
  • Francesca Nuffer-Rodgriguez; Computer Problem Solving
  • Gabriel Nagel; Introduction to Social Media Strategy

Five additional members qualified for the State Leadership Conference: Cindy Liang, Tayler Secrest, Fatima Munoz, Sophia Osburn, Eric Ramirez. Awesome to see our East Angels become community-minded leaders and taking charge of their career development! We wish them all the best of luck!


Community

Food Distribution Schedule for Summer 2021:

Breakfast and lunch meals will once again be available for pick-up at school sites across DPS. Please note that dates and times are subject to change.

  • Free meals are available Monday-Friday for kids 18 and younger unless otherwise noted.
  • Students do not need to be present for meal pick up.
  • No documentation is required to receive meals.
  • Meals must be consumed off-site.

See the full list of summer food distribution sites and schedules here.


Looking for opportunities to learn, volunteer, or create this summer? Do you need support with basic needs, such as food, housing, mental health supports, COVID-19 or internet access? This Summer Resource Guide was developed for the 2021 summer based on what DPS has heard that community members need. It is compiled by DPS Family and Community Engagement in collaboration with community partners. Find this guide (which will be available in other languages) and a one-pager of 2021 summer website resources on the Equity and Engagement website.