Mumps Notice

Mumps Alert for Families


The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment has shared with us that there have been several cases of the Mumps virus reported in the state over the past few weeks. In order to minimize the spread of mumps in schools, the agency has asked us to provide information to our families.


We are sharing with you a cover letter in English and in Spanish


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School Supply List 2019-2020

Middle School (grades 6-8)

• 7 two-pocket folders
• 7 Spiral notebooks
• 2 24-count packs of pencils*
• Highlighters of 3 different colors
• 1 pack of loose leaf paper
• Ear buds

High School (grades 9-12)
• 6 Two-pocket folders
• 6 Spiral notebooks
• Pens and/or pencils for personal use
• Highlighters of 3 different colors
• Ear buds
• Chromeboook carrying case
• Flash drive

additional supplies may be requested by teachers

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Dress Code Update 2017-18

Middle School will be provided with 5 Vista Shirts, appropriate school pants, shorts or skirts should be worn with Vista Shirt EVERYDAY!

For grades 9-12, students should dress in business casual attire that follows Denver Public Schools dress code.  No specific colors are required.

Please note:

  • Skirts and shorts must be at an appropriate length which is an inch below the finger tips.
  • Pants must be worn at the waist with a belt.
  • Hats are not to be worn inside any building on the school campus, unless approved by an administrator under special circumstances, in which case the student will be granted permission to wear a Vista Academy hat.

The following are not permitted at any time:

  • Any clothing, grooming, jewelry, accessories, shapes in haircuts or body adornments that contain advertisement, symbols, words, slogans, patches, or pictures that are sexually suggestive; that are drug, tobacco, or alcohol-related, or that are obscene, profane, vulgar, obscene, or offensive.
  • Wave caps, bandanas, do-rags, picks, or any other grooming items.
  • Red, blue, or combination of red and blue shoes/laces/bandanas/accessories/etc.
  • Hoodies with the hood up, sunglasses, underwear as outerwear.
  • Slashes through eyebrows.
  • Inappropriately sheer, tight, or short clothing.
  • Clothing that reveals the stomach, chest, back, or buttocks.

Piercings and Tattoos

  • Students who have existing tattoos that are gang related, offensive, or obscene will be required to cover them up.  Students who are interested in having tattoos removed can be connected with services that can assist with this.
  • No facial piercings (school-appropriate earrings and small stud nose piercings are ok).
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School Registration Dates – August 5 – 6

Monday, August 5, 2019 from 8am to 4pm

  • All Grades

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 12pm to 8pm

  • All Grades


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Parent Portal Help

Families can log on to the Parent/Student Portal from anywhere there is Internet access, or with the mobile app available for both iPhone and Android smartphones. The portal is easy to navigate and available in Amharic, Arabic, English, Nepali, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.

To request a Parent Portal account, please go to and click “Getting Started”. If you have forgotten your username and/or password, please contact your school or the Parent/Student Portal team at or 720.423.3163.

Students, login at and use their DPS username and password.

DPS Parent/Student Portal:

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