Remote Learning Letter to Parents

Posted May 1, 2020

DMLK Parents and Families,

To say this year has been memorable would be an understatement. We’ve been through a lot as a school, community and as a DMLK family. With the recent phenomena of the COVID-19 quarantine redefining what our everyday normal is, we understand that our students need us more now than ever and education and learning must still move forward.

As we continue to navigate these uncharted waters together, we want to thank you for your patience and flexibility; we’re all in this
together. We will do our best to ensure you and your family have the resources you need. We have also shared community resources
on our social media as well as on the remote learning link to further assist you and your family at home.

While there are so many things we can learn from challenging times such as these, we must not forget what our students are missing: social interaction with friends, athletic competitions, prom, banquets, Continuation, Graduation, etc. As the mandates from Governor Polis continue to extend the remote learning date, we must hope for the best and plan for the worst. DPS has made the difficult decision to extend remote learning through the end of the school year. (Additional information about this can be found on dpsk12.org)

Our DMLK teachers and staff are not only planning for remote learning, but we are also working on recreating milestone experiences for our students virtually. We are working diligently to ensure we honor the hard work and dedication of our students and you have invested in their academic success up to this point. We will communicate information as we have it.

Returning Remote Learning Devices

If a student in your family has borrowed a DPS Chromebook, iPad, hotspot or other DPS technology to use during remote learning, please review these important updates on what to do with the device this summer:

  • If your device is working well and you will be returning to a DPS school in the fall, please keep your device.
  • If your device is broken or unused, please return it to DPS via FedEx free of charge, thanks to a partnership with Denver Public Schools Foundation. (Instructions below.) Once we receive your returned device, we will contact you about a replacement. If you are a graduating senior or are leaving the district, please use this additional opportunity to return your DPS device.
  • If you are a DPS charter school student, please work with your school on next steps for your devices.Returning these devices will minimize replacement costs and support other students who need access to technology.
  • To return devices, please:
    • Fill out this Google Form.
    • Wait to receive a box in the mail with instructions and a prepaid shipping label.
    • Follow the enclosed instructions.
    • Bring the box to any FedEx location. Your device will then get returned to DPS at no charge to you. If you have questions about this process, please call 720-423-3163.

Locker Clean Out

We have been authorized to allow students, or parents/guardians to come to the school (South-side main entrance) beginning Monday, May 11, to collect students’ belongings from lockers.