Due to the ongoing changing nature of our society and our ability to host gatherings, the dates below may change. We will post updates on our website and send out family communications accordingly. Thank you!
Virtual Orientation--there will be a series of videos we will share over the course of three Wednesdays, starting on April 29th. Also, someone from our Operations team will be reaching out to you by phone in the next few weeks to simply check in with how you and your family Orientations will cover vital information, including key foundations of our program for both students and families, guidance and support for the steps in the enrollment process, and provide students a space to begin to build our community. We encourage all families to attend the orientation as it will be interactive and will give families the opportunity to virtually meet teachers and staff.
NEW FAMILY NEWSLETTER
Byers Welcome Letter -April 15, 2020
You Belong @Byers -April 22, 2020
Byers New Family Newsletter -April 29, 2020
Byers New Family Newsletter-May 6, 2020
Byers New Family Newsletter-May 13, 2020
VIDEOS & FOLLOW UP
- Log your Orientation Part 1 attendance by completing THIS FORM.
- Log your Orientation Part 2 attendance HERE.
- Log your Orientation Part 3 attendance HERE.
- Complete Home Visit Sign-Up.
- Sign up to Join our Science & Tech Parents and receive their communications.
- Think about how you will add a Plus One to our community.
NEW STUDENT ACADEMY**
New incoming students are strongly encouraged to attend New Student Academy.
We realize that DSST is a big change from the traditional public school experience, so we want to make sure our newest students are prepared for the school year. New Student Academy will be postponed until August. There will be more details to come. Students will need to be in full uniform during summer school. More details and the school supply list will be provided at orientation.
We hope that by the time the school year begins, our new students will feel a part of the community and know the "ins-and-outs" of DSST!
We believe uniforms foster unity and community. We want our students to focus on what truly counts— the content of their character and not necessarily what clothes they have on. Your orientation pack will explain dress code, uniform options, and ordering via our vendor.
Annual Family Update
DPS' Annual Family Update “Early Bird” window is happening now through May 31 at 4 p.m. Save time in the fall by quickly updating your student’s information online this spring. You can check out the flier HERE. As you know, all information for current students must be verified with DPS every year. By completing this process online, you avoid paper forms and decrease the time you spend at the school, and in line, during fall registration. In order to participate in the online Annual Family Update, you must have an active DPS Parent Portal account – click HERE to sign up, or to check that your account is active and ready. Annual Family Update will also be available this summer beginning July 20. For more information on how to complete Annual Family Update, contact MariCruz Rincon or visit schoolchoice.dpsk12.org.
Online Only (alternatives available for those who need technology access)— July 15-August 15
All families (new and returning) are required to complete registration forms. Families will be verifying all information on file, paying or setting up a plan for student fees, and will also be asked to bring the following:
- Updated immunizations
- If applicable: Athletic physicals
- If applicable: legal paperwork outlining custody agreements, name changes, etc.
NEW STUDENT ACADEMY FAQS
1. Are students required to wear uniforms during New Student Academy?
Yes. Students are required to wear uniforms and abide by the dress code - you will learn more about this and the ordering process at orientation,
2. Is transportation available during New Student Academy?
No, unfortunately transportation is not available during summer school. Many of our students use RTD to ride to and from school both during summer school and the school year.
3. Will interventions (college prep,refocus, and mandatory tutoring) be served during New Student Academy?
Yes. Interventions will be served during summer school. You will receive a phone call to notify you if your child will have to stay after school to serve an intervention.
4. Will lunch be provided during New student Academy?
Yes. Breakfast and lunch will be available.