Parent Communication

McAuliffe Manual and Denver Public Schools offer multiple ways to stay in touch with your student’s information and school experience, including a mobile app, weekly e-newsletter, our school website, Parent Portal and your student’s work binder.

McAuliffe Manual App

Our McAuliffe Manual app is available for free for iOS and Android devices. The perfect way to stay in touch with school news, calendar, contact, alerts and more.

Email Newsletters

McAuliffe Manual will send out a weekly email newsletter every Thursday to all our families to share recent activities, upcoming events, ways to support the school and more. You can access the newsletter archives here.

McAuliffe Manual Website

For general school information, top news, details about our academic program, upcoming events, calendars, and much more, please visit our McAuliffe at Manual website often. Use the ‘Translate this Website’ tool to translate the site content into a language of your choice.

DPS Parent Portal

On the DPS Parent Portal, you will find access to current and confidential information about your child’s school attendance, grades, district and state test scores, and more. The Parent Portal is available in English, Spanish, and many other languages.

To create a new account or to log into your existing Parent Portal account, please go to

Student Binders

Students keep their work in organized binders to help them stay current in their class work. Binders and student planners are checked on a regular basis by the student’s advisor. If you would like to ask your student more about their school work or a particular class, please invite them to share these with you.

Google Apps for Education

DPS recently launched Google Apps for Education for any school in the district wishing to use these online productivity, communication and collaboration tools. Google Apps for Education includes a district email account for each student, online file storage, the tools to create documents and presentations, plus the ability to collaborate on these documents with each other and their teachers. This education-focused version of Google Apps does not include ad feeds, and DPS filters for bad language. Incoming students are taught how to log in at Their account and username is their six digit student ID @ All middle and high school students are required by DPS to log into their Student Portal account first to change their password from the default, which automatically resets their Google password to the same; this step is needed in order to access Google Apps from any mobile device such as an iPad. The district recommends using the Chrome browser for use with Google Apps for Education.

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