Annual Family Update

Detailed AFU instructions in English and Spanish  

ANNUAL FAMILY UPDATE – The Annual Family Update (AFU), our online registration process, is now open through Friday, August 21, 2020. Beginning today, July 27, in addition to verifying and updating your student(s) household information, families need to officially enroll your student(s) in your preferred learning option (a 100% virtual program option or an in-person learning option which may include full-time in-person learning or a mix of in-person and remote learning).  This process is required and MUST be completed by every family in DPS. As a reminder, all K-12 students will be learning remotely until at least September 8, 2020. Visit for more information about these two options.  Please note, the decision to officially enroll in either in-person learning or a virtual program is set through December 2020.  If you choose a virtual program, your student will still keep their enrollment spot at the school they were expected to attend for the 2020-21 fall semester.

*Families who participated in the “Early Bird” window of Annual Family Update will not be able to use AFU to select their learning option. Instead, you will need to complete a short registration addendum for each student. The registration addendum will be available as an editable PDF in English and Spanish, as well as a regular PDF in all consent decree languages the week of July 27. Please watch for a central communication with information on how to access the registration addendum. A digital form is also under development and is expected in early August.

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

A link to Annual Family Update is now located directly in the top navigation in the Parent Portal for quick access.  Families can also go to the “see all APPS” menu and select the corresponding tile to complete AFU at their earliest convenience.

  • If the browser is not working, try another browser (recommended browser to complete the AFU is Google Chrome).
  • 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.