Friday Folder, May 29, 2020

Park Hill students and families:

Thank you for a great year!  We recognize things have been challenging, especially as of late.  This coming week I will be engaging in planning sessions with the district.  You will be receiving a more detailed letter from me by next Friday, June 5, with information regarding the 2020 – 2021 school year, and how it might look.  

Once again, thank you for your continued involvement, support and patience.  Park Hill is truly a special community.


Ken Burdette, Principal

Yearbook Order Link – Order by June 1st!

Please use this link to preorder a yearbook for your student. Unfortunately, the third party press that ships directly to parents went out of business. We will still print a yearbook, but we are going to follow other DPS schools and it will have to be distributed when we go back to school. We will distribute books by last name so there’s no need to put your student’s teacher’s name on the order. If you’re moving over the summer and not able to pick up a yearbook in the fall, please include your address on the order form and we will mail it to you. We are only ordering the number of yearbooks ordered. There will be NO EXTRAS to purchase once the yearbooks come in.

Yeabook Order Link — ¡Ordene antes del 1 de junio!

Por favor, utilice este enlace para preordenar un anuario para su alumno.Desafortunadamente, la prensa de terceros que envía directamente a los padres se quedó sin negocio. Todavía vamos a imprimir un anuario, pero vamos a seguir otras escuelas de DPS y se tendrá que distribuir cuando volvamos a la escuela. Distribuiremos libros por apellido para que no haya necesidad de poner el nombre del profesor de tu alumno en el pedido. Si te mudas durante el verano y no puedes recoger un anuario en otoño, por favor incluya tu dirección en el formulario de pedido y te lo enviaremos por correo. Sólo estamos ordenando el número de anuarios pedidos. NO habrá EXTRAS a comprar una vez que entren los anuarios.

Returning Student Questionnaire

We need to confirm our student numbers for next year. This information allows us to avoid overcrowding, retain staff, and accept waitlisted students if there is a space.  Please see the worksheet ‘Returning Student Questionnaire’ at the end of this bulletin for more information.  If you can’t fill out the form, please just send Ann the information in an email.

YMCA After School Care Program

We understand that registering for our new YMCA After School Care Program is a priority and that many of our families have pressing questions.  However, we cannot do a registration link until we have guidance from the city and the state and health officials about capacity and staffing ratios, etc. So thank you very much for your patience and understanding.  We will get you answers as soon as we possibly can. 

Student Access to Denver Public Library Tech During the Summer

The Denver Public Library’s Summer of Adventure program aims to reduce the summer slide by providing fun and engaging activities for youth while they are out of school. Research tells us that students can lose over 40% of their learning in reading, writing, and math over the summer. Our goal is to stop the summer slide! To do this we need your help! Here is a list of things you can do to help your kids grow their knowledge over the summer instead of losing it!

  • Register your child(ren) for the Denver Public Library’s 2020 Summer of Adventure program. Children, birth through 12th grade, can register at or by phone at 720-865-1111.
  • READ, READ, READ! Set a goal of reading at least 20 minutes daily. The Denver Public Library is a great place for free ebooks and audio ebooks! To learn more go to
  • Take family field trips! You don’t have to go far. Visit your local park, take a road trip, or go on a virtual tour of a museum in another country. As you explore together, have conversations about the experience.  

‘Early Bird’ Annual Family Update

The “Early Bird” window for Annual Family Update ends Sunday, May 31 at 4 p.m. 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 (you will need your student’s ID number in order to create an account – if you do not know your student’s ID number, you may email Ann Kurth at Annual Family Update will also be available this summer beginning July 20. For more information on how to complete Annual Family Update, contact Park Hill School or visit  (Recommended browsers to complete Annual Family Update are Google Chrome or Firefox).

  • If the browser you are using is erroring out or is not working, try another browser.
  • Answer EVERY question – if you forget to complete something, the system will prevent you from moving forward.
  • SAVE, SAVE, SAVE – Make sure you are saving multiple times while you are completing the update.

To access the Annual Family Update through Parent Portal:

  • Click on See All Apps
  • Click Annual Family Update
  • Scroll down and click on More
  • Then click on Annual Family Update

Actualización Familiar Anual: del 1 al 31 de mayo, a las 4 p. m.

Ahorren tiempo durante las inscripciones de otoño al actualizar rápidamente la información de su estudiante en línea esta primavera. El plazo anticipado de la Actualización Familiar Anual es del 1 al 31 de mayo, a las 4 p. m. Como saben, toda la información de los estudiantes actuales debe verificarse anualmente en DPS. Al completar este proceso en línea, no tienen que llenar los formularios impresos ni pasar tanto tiempo en la escuela ni hacer cola durante las inscripciones de otoño.

A fin de participar en la Actualización Familiar Anual en línea deben tener una cuenta activa en el Portal para Padres de DPS. Hagan clic aquí para inscribirse o para verificar que su cuenta está activa y lista. La Actualización Familiar Anual también estará disponible este verano, a partir del 20 de julio. Para obtener más información sobre cómo completar la Actualización Familiar Anual, comuníquense con Park Hill School o visiten

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