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A Message from Principal Glover

Dear Manual families,

I hope everyone is doing well after a frigid weekend and bouts of snow throughout this week. I’m thankful that we have the infrastructure to stand up to the extreme weather conditions from the last few days, and my thoughts are with those families in Texas who are not as fortunate as we are in Colorado.

Not much new in the realm of updates, and just a couple of reminders for the next two weeks. Please see below.

On Monday, Feb. 22nd, there will be no in-person or virtual classes while our staff is getting vaccines at Children’s Hospital. There will be asynchronous work for our students to complete on this day, but no in person or virtual classes.

Quarter 3 Parent teacher conferences will occur on the week of March 1st from Monday-Thursday from 4-6 pm. Since we saw higher participation rates during Quarter 2 conferences compared to Quarter 1, we will use the same format as Quarter 2. Advisory teachers will reach out during the next week to schedule conferences at a time that is convenient for you and your student.

I hope everyone is doing well, and please reach out with any questions about Monday or parent teacher conferences.


Joe Glover

Manual Principal
Un mensaje del director Glover

Estimadas familias de Manual,

Espero que todos estén bien después de un fin de semana gélido y episodios de nieve durante esta semana. Estoy agradecido de que tengamos la infraestructura para resistir las condiciones climáticas extremas de los últimos días, y mis pensamientos están con las familias de Texas que no son tan afortunadas como nosotros en Colorado.

No hay muchas novedades en el ámbito de las actualizaciones y solo un par de recordatorios para las próximas dos semanas. Por favor ver más abajo.

El lunes 22 de febrero, no habrá clases presenciales o virtuales mientras nuestro personal reciba las vacunas en el Children's Hospital. Habrá trabajo asincrónico para que nuestros estudiantes lo completen este día, pero no habrá clases presenciales o virtuales.

Trimestre 3 Las conferencias de padres y maestros se llevarán a cabo la semana del 1 de marzo de lunes a jueves de 4 a 6 pm. Dado que vimos tasas de participación más altas durante las conferencias del segundo trimestre en comparación con el primer trimestre, usaremos el mismo formato que el segundo trimestre. Los maestros asesores se comunicarán durante la próxima semana para programar conferencias en el momento que sea conveniente para usted y su estudiante.

Espero que todos estén bien y por favor comuníquese con cualquier pregunta sobre el lunes o las conferencias de padres y maestros.


Joe Glover

Director del Manual
Monday, February 22nd

We are thrilled to share that our staff will have the opportunity to get COVID-19 vaccinations Monday 2/22! The vaccine adds an extra layer of protection for our school community. 

Due to the vaccination day we will be having asynchronous learning day on Monday February 22nd.

What does this mean?
  • All in-person scholars will stay at home on Monday, 2/22.
  • There will be NO live Google Meets.
  • Assignments will be posted on Schoology and explained on Friday before to ensure scholars are successful on this independent day of learning.
Lunes 22 de febrero: ¡Estamos encantados de compartir que nuestro personal tendrá la oportunidad de recibir las vacunas COVID-19 el lunes 22 de febrero! La vacuna agrega una capa adicional de protección para nuestra comunidad escolar. 

Debido al día de la vacunación, tendremos un día de aprendizaje asincrónico el lunes 22 de febrero.

¿Qué significa esto?
  • Todos los estudiantes en persona se quedarán en casa el lunes 2/22.
  • NO habrá reuniones de Google en vivo.
  • Las asignaciones se publicarán en Schoology y se explicarán el viernes anterior para garantizar que los estudiantes tengan éxito en este día de aprendizaje independiente.
  • Monday, February 22 @ 7pm
    • vs. Peak to Peak
  • Monday, March 1st @ 7pm
    • vs. Lutheran
  • Monday, February 22 @ 5pm
    • vs. Peak to Peak
  • Monday, March 1st @ 6pm
    • vs. Lutheran
Subscribe to the NFHS Network and watch Manual's Basketball team! Our games will be available on this network for $11 per month.
Baloncesto masculino
  • Lunes 22 de febrero a las 7 p.m.
    • contra Peak to Peak
  • Lunes 1 de marzo a las 7 p.m.
    • contra Lutheran
Baloncesto feminino
  • Lunes 22 de febrero a las 5 p.m.
    • contra Peak to Peak
  • Lunes 1 de marzo a las 6 p.m.
    • contra Lutheran
¡Suscríbase a la red NFHS y vea el equipo de baloncesto de Manual! Nuestros juegos estarán disponibles en esta red por $11 al mes.
Season C, which begins on March 1 and concludes with championships by May 1, includes the following sports: field hockey, football, gymnastics, boys soccer, unified bowling and girls volleyball.

Every student must have this done prior to March 4th

La temporada C, que comienza el 1 de marzo y concluye con campeonatos para el 1 de mayo, incluye los siguientes deportes: hockey sobre césped, fútbol, gimnasia, fútbol masculino, bolos unificados y voleibol femenino.

Cada estudiante debe tener esto hecho antes del 4 de marzo.

Ms. Bridget Harper is a native of Rock Island, Illinois. She attended several Denver Public Schools and is a proud alumni of Thomas Jefferson High School. 

Ms. Harper maintains the daily operations of serving nutritious meals to her students as well as other carryout schools within her cohort.

She served as a lunchroom manager for over 22 years. She believes that every child should have the opportunity to have a nutritious and healthy meal which is the reason she has dedicated so many years to this profession.

In her leisure, Ms. Harper enjoys walking, reading, watching movies, going to jazz concerts, and most importantly spending time with her family and God.
Matthias McGee, Sophomore. Dresses up for Inauguration Day.
Student Equity and Opportunity Newsletter: Student Expression

"My name is Matthias McGee. I believe that students here at Manual and in our district should have a voice in what we learn and the material that is delivered. This is one of the reasons I also participate in the Black Student Alliance (BSA).  I will also be participating in our annual spring musical, Heathers, through the Manual theatre department. I humbly represent the Manual community with pride and dignity."

Click here for the Student Equity and Opportunity Newsletter!
Virtual Multilingual Education DAC Meeting
Denver Public Schools is excited to invite all our English Language Acquisition (ELA) families to a virtual Multilingual Education DAC meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

At this session, you will receive important information about:
  • Do you have questions or want to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine? Having trouble signing up for the vaccine? Join us for a brief presentation to answer these questions and more!
  • Have questions about where your child is placed after the SchoolChoice Round 1? Do you want to know more about SchoolChoice Round2? A representative from the Enrollment Services office will be joining us to answer all of your questions about SchoolChoice and enrollment.
To register for the event in advance, click here:

To join the meeting on Feb. 24 at 5 p.m., use this link:

For more information, please visit or call 720-423-2040
CREA Results and Denver Public Schools Offer New Health Partnership for DPS Community
CREA Results and Denver Public Schools are working together to offer access to health-focused resources, education, awareness and training for DPS Families. Each month, we will focus on a new health related concept, which will include videos, written content, and all culminating in a “live” online workshop where you will interact directly with our health trainers. 

Join us each month to learn more about: Dental Health, Physical Health, Nutrition, Mental Health and Social Emotional Care, and COVID - 19. 

For February 25th, we will be talking with Maria Milagros Kneusel, DNP, MSHCE, MSN Ed, RN, CMGT-BC, to learn about COVID-19, including information about vaccine safety, health safety, and the disease itself. We look forward to you joining us! FREE interpretation available! 

When: February 25th at 5:30pm 
Where: Zoom - 

About CREA Results
CREA Results works throughout the Colorado community, and specifically with the latino community, through strategic alliances with public and private agencies to promote public health and promote economic, environmental and social well-being. Our work is driven by the team of Promotores de Salud/Community Health Workers: passionate cultural and linguistic liaisons that advocate on behalf of the community and build trust among community members and local service agencies. 
Join the DPS District Accountability Committee
The mission of the District Accountability Committee (DAC) is to assist in the improvement of Denver Public Schools by advising the Board of Education on the adequacy and cost effectiveness of educational programs and policies.

The DAC is open to DPS parents, staff, and community members who are interested in the improvement of our schools and assure that Every Child Succeeds.

DAC Benefits:
  • Insight into key district initiatives
  • Networking opportunities with other community leaders
  • Opportunity to provide recommendations directly to the Board of Education

DAC members commitments:

- General DAC meetings once a month
- Subcommittees meet once a month or based on need:
  • Budget - Recommend to the Board priorities for spending district resources.
  • Great Schools - Review and give recommendations on Charter School Applications
  • Performance - Review and provide recommendations on district performance metrics and improvement strategies
  • Family and Community Engagement – Provide recommendations on Family and Community involvement to the district in accordance to Board of Education Policy KB and KB-R, that provide guidance on family engagement.

Apply today by visiting:
Email: / Call: (720) 423-3135
Manual Council

Are you interested in having a bigger impact on the Manual community?

Have you considered being on the Manual Council?

The Manual Council is an elected group of actively engaged parents, teachers, administrators, and community members who provide feedback on major school decisions regarding programming, school climate, academic performance, and budgets. The Manual Council meets monthly and ensures fidelity to the school mission and vision, as outlined in the Unified Improvement Plan.

If you are interested, you can email the chair Scott Esserman at or our school social worker, Serina Montoya at

Please let me know if I can answer any questions, or connect you! 
Consejo del Manual

¿Está interesado en tener un mayor impacto en la comunidad de Manual?

¿Ha considerado formar parte del Consejo del Manual?

El Consejo del Manual es un grupo elegido de padres, maestros, administradores y miembros de la comunidad que participan activamente y que brindan comentarios sobre las principales decisiones escolares con respecto a la programación, el clima escolar, el rendimiento académico y los presupuestos. El Consejo del Manual se reúne mensualmente y asegura la fidelidad a la misión y visión de la escuela, como se describe en el Plan de Mejoramiento Unificado.

Si está interesado, puede enviar un correo electrónico al presidente Scott Esserman a o a nuestra trabajadora social escolar, Serina Montoya a

Por favor, avíseme si puedo responder alguna pregunta o conectarlo.
Denver Health School Based Manual Clinic is open, and DPS students can get FREE healthcare at our clinic. We’re open Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 7:30am-4pm to see patients. And more good news, you can now sign up online with our new E-consent.

E-consent forms may be accessed here

Let us know if you need any help or have any questions. Give us a call to schedule an appointment. Our office number is direct to our clinic 720-423-6435 or 303-602-8958.
La clínica manual basada en la escuela de Denver Health está abierta y los estudiantes de DPS pueden obtener atención médica GRATUITA en nuestra clínica. Abrimos los lunes, martes y jueves de 7:30 a. M. A 4 p. M. Para atender a los pacientes. Y más buenas noticias, ahora puede registrarse en línea con nuestro nuevo consentimiento electrónico.

Puede acceder a los formularios de consentimiento electrónico aquí.

Háganos saber si necesita ayuda o tiene alguna pregunta. Llámanos para programar una cita. Nuestro número de oficina es directo a nuestra clínica 720-423-6435 o 303-602-8958.
Free and Reduced Lunch

Make sure to apply for free and reduced lunch upon our return to in-person learning. Qualifying students as eligible for free or low-cost school meals helps to increase access to healthy meals, which supports their health and academic performance. Qualifying families may also receive assistance due the affects by COVID-19. 

Apply Now!
Almuerzo gratis y reducido

Asegúrese de solicitar el almuerzo gratis o reducido cuando regresemos al aprendizaje en persona. Calificar a los estudiantes como elegibles para recibir comidas escolares gratuitas o de bajo costo ayuda a aumentar el acceso a comidas saludables, lo que respalda su salud y rendimiento académico. Las familias que califiquen también pueden recibir asistencia debido a los efectos del COVID-19.

¡Aplica ya!
Temporary Rental & Utility Assistance
The Temporary Rental and Utility Assistance program (TRUA) and Mortgage Assistance programs offer resources to Denver residents who are facing financial hardship to help prevent eviction or foreclosure.

Eligibility Questionnaire: Before sending you the application for Temporary Rental & Utility Assistance (TRUA), we need to make sure you meet basic eligibility guidelines.

Click here to access form.

Colorado Housing Connects Hotline: 1-844-926-6632
Energy Bill Assistance
Bill paying assistance for DPS families.
Schedule an appointment now!
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Spanish flyer

Asistencia para la factura de energía
Asistencia para el pago de facturas para las familias de DPS.
¡Programe una cita ahora!
Folleto en inglés
Folleto en español
Critical Needs
Help connect Manual families-in-need with community resources.
Contact our Family and Community Liaison at or 720-423-6308. Se habla espanol/Spanish-Speaking.
With Sora, you can get free ebooks and audiobooks from your school.

Go to or download the app from the 
Apple App Store or Google Play.

Find Denver Public Schools  (or use setup code dpsk12)

Sign in with DPS student login credentials

See flyer to access Sora

Enjoy ebooks and audiobooks for free through your local public library or school.

Go to or download the app from the 
Apple App Store or Google Play.
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Shop brand new Manual gear now on Amazon!
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2-1-1 Resource For Health & Human Services
2-1-1 Colorado is a free, confidential, multilingual service that refers callers to non-emergency health and human services such as housing cost assistance, emergency shelter, food/clothing donation, physical and mental health services, GED/ESL classes, legal assistance and more. Dial 2-1-1 or visit
Manual High School Quick Links
Principal: Joe Glover
Main Phone: 720-423-6300
Attendance line: 720-423-6333
Mobile App: Free download for Apple iOS  and Android
Lunch Application: Free and Reduced Meal
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