We hope all of Team DPS and the DPS community are enjoying the last few days of the 2020-21 school year! As we look ahead to the summer, we wanted to share a few resources to help ensure all of our students can stay active and learning, and all of our families feel supported. Stay tuned next week for a wrap up celebration of the school year!
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.
DPS Summer Resources Guide
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.
Encourage Summer Learning
Technology is essential for learning, and learning happens all of the time — not just during the school day. We want to ensure all students have every opportunity to extend their learning, access the information they need, and be able to create/prepare for the future. To encourage summer learning, we have created DPS Summer Learning Funfor all students in grades K-12. Students can visit the site to virtually go on adventures, visit museums, read, practice language skills, learn how to code and to participate in Summer of Sora — a virtual ebook and audiobook program!
Youth Sports through Denver Parks and Recreation
Summer Youth Sports through the Denver Parks and Recreation is kicking off its Summer 2021 season! Kids ages 5-17 can learn the fundamentals of numerous team sports including basketball, volleyball, flag football, soccer, baseball, softball, coach pitch, t-ball, cheerleading, and gymnastics. Note: All youth sports will operate to follow COVID safety protocols. To learn more and register, please visit denvergov.org/recreation.
Pictured at top: End-of-year artwork done by students at Ashley Elementary.
Video: COVID Dashboard Update
Watch the video below for the latest health update from our expert partners at Denver Health (watch the video in English and Spanish):
Join DPS Foundation at an Upcoming Rockies Game!
Fans are invited to cheer on the Rockies at Coors Field on June 1 at 6:40 p.m.; June 2 at 6:40 p.m.; June 3 at 1:10 p.m.; and June 4 at 6:40 p.m. — all while supporting our students through the DPS Foundation! Tickets start at $12 with no ticket fees, and $2 from each ticket sold will be donated back to DPS Foundation to help ensure students and educators have the tools and resources needed to succeed. Learn more and buy tickets here.