20-21 School Year Updates

On this page you can find information about the 20-21 school year, including updates about COVID-19, remote and in-person learning, and family resources.

What's New This Week?

May 4, 2021

You may have already seen that DPS has launched a survey to all Denver families and their students, including families and students who attend charters such as DSST Public Schools.  This survey is intended to gather your important feedback about our school community. If you haven’t opted your student out of the survey, they should have received the link directly from DPS within their DSST email.


Health Monitoring Metrics

Per the recommendations of public health officials, DSST will use DSST COVID-19 school data to largely inform return to school decision making. We remain committed to:

  • Grounding decisions in science
  • Prioritizing safety to ensure we can keep the DSST community healthy
  • Considering the educational needs of our students and families
  • Communicating transparently and in a timely fashion (giving advance notice of decisions when possible
  • Extending grace to each other and all parts of the community as we navigate this process together

Click here to view the Health Monitoring Metrics dashboard and learn more about our decision-making process.


DSST Daily Screener Tool

To keep our community safe, DSST will be requiring any team member or student participating in in-person opportunities to take a health screener from home prior to traveling to a DSST school, in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. This screener asks community members to take their temperature as well as identify if they are experiencing or could have been exposed to someone experiencing any other COVID-19 symptoms. This tool will save students and families time while mitigating the risk of a community spread by quickly supporting our community with wellness checks at home. 

Click here to view the how-to video in Spanish.

Questions about using DSST Daily Screener Tool? Please reach out to the Health and Safety Lead at your school.


Family Resources

Safe Schools Family Field Guide - Updated January 2021

Technology Access

  • If you have issues with your laptop or accessing the internet, please reach out to your student’s advisor as soon as possible. You can also email student.helpdesk@scienceandtech.org, describe your issue, and DSST staff will be in touch to help you.

Connect with Flyer

  • Download the Flyer app from the app store or Google Play. After you have completed Annual Family Update (DPS schools) or registered (AST), verify yourself on the app stay up-to-date on school and network communications. 
  • Wondering what is new with Flyer or needing to get a tour of how to use the app? Click here! (Haga clic aquí)

Additional Resources


Past Updates