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COVID-19 Updates

University Prep

Latest COVID-19 Updates


New and Returning Families – Pick up your supplies/tech this week! Wednesday through Friday from 7:00am to 6:00pm, drive up to your campus and pick up your technology (if needed), grab a scholar kit with supplies to launch the year, and purchase polos. All staff members will maintain safety precautions with masks and social distancing. You must complete registration BEFORE picking up these items. Please use the following links to ensure your registration is complete: New to DPS or Returning to DPS.


Attention U-Prep families — Registration/Annual Family Update opens Today. Please find a link here to our checklist of items to help guide you through the necessary steps. If you need support or are lacking information needed to complete the process, please reach out to our front office teams at your campus (Arapahoe: (303) 292-0463, Steele: (303) 329-8412).

Attention RETURNING, incoming 1st & 2nd Grade Scholars — to prepare you for the start of remote school we need to give your tech an upgrade. Please return your IPad to campus this Wed – Fri between 8am – 4pm so we may perform the necessary upgrades. please reach out to our front office teams at your campus if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your support. (Arapahoe: (303) 292-0463, Steele: (303) 329-8412).


Based on the recent DPS decision, University Preparatory Schools will start remote learning on August 17th. More information will be coming to support you and your scholar.  Please download our app (see instructions below) for continued communication. If you have scheduled time for a home visit or registration, please note that these times will be rearranged based on updated DPS guidance.

UPrep Steele Street Campus App Download Links:
1. Apple: https://tinyurl.com/y4v9bhy7
2. Android: https://tinyurl.com/y36ecroq

UPrep Arapahoe Street Campus App Download Links:
1. Apple: https://tinyurl.com/y4ujqfjv
2. Android: https://tinyurl.com/y32zkjku


Denver Public Schools (DPS) has informed us that there will be no live, in-person classes when the school year starts.

University Prep

Remote Learning and Family Support Resources

University Prep’s digital hub for curated lessons and activities from our teachers designed for your scholar, as well as family resources and information related to food access, financial assistance, medical needs, and important contact information.

Mobilizing the Village



Please note: University Prep has not screened any of these resources or organizations fully. This list is intended as a starting point of potentially helpful resources depending on an individual’s needs. This is also a living document – we will be actively updating the document as we identify different resources for families.

Teacher helps young student with work
  • 211 hotline
    • Call “211” and the team will refer you to a community resource.
    • Prefer the internet? You can search their resources at 211 Colorado
  • DPS Coronavirus Resources
    • Live updates from the district and some additional resources. They also have a great webpage with FAQs
  • GIVE Center
    • Can provide essential hygiene items and put families in touch with other community partners for other supports
    • Location:: First floor of the Richard T. Castro Human Services Center, located at 1200 Federal Blvd.
    • Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 am-3 pm
  • The Gathering Place
    • Services to women, children, and transgender individuals who are experiencing poverty or homelessness.
  • An additional list of resources from Transform Education Now
    • Includes a lot of great resources, particularly social-emotional support and virtual parent meetings for support
  • Love Northeast Denver
    • Christian-affiliated organization: “Love Northeast Denver seeks to provide support and aid as best as possible to those who have need. In a world that often preaches, “Every man for himself,” we believe that our best resources to get through this crisis are each other.”
  • Denver Public Schools will offer free meals to all Denver students at 11 locations throughout the city, using a grab-and-go style system, weekdays from Monday, March 16 through Friday, April 3. Breakfast will be served from 8-9 am and Lunch will be served from 12-1 pm. Select Denver recreation centers will be serving dinner to children 18 years old and younger. Families may also pick up food boxes during dinner services. Details are available on the DPS website.
  • Denver Metro Area Meal Distribution Sites
    • MAP created by Chalkbeat: Map with locations throughout the Denver metro area, including Aurora, where families can pick up meals.
  • Food Pantries
  • Although many schools are closing, state officials are urging child care providers to stay open. Because child care centers are typically smaller than K-12 schools, the risk of virus transmission there might be lower. More information can be found in this chalkbeat article.
  • Use the links below to search for childcare options and reach out to see about their hours and availability
  • Energy Bill Payment Assistance: This organization can support you through the application process and determine if you’re eligible for support in paying your energy bills
  • Temporary Rental and Utility Assistance Program: The Temporary Rental and Utility Assistance program (TRUA) offers resources to Denver residents who are facing a housing crisis or hardship to help prevent eviction or displacement.
  • Xcel Suspended Service Disconnections: Xcel released a statement, that they will not disconnect any customers from service until further notice due to COVID-19.

Places that are providing more information on the virus and preventative measures you can take.

I wouldn’t take my girls anywhere else in the city. The teachers are caring and the main focus is preparing children for college. I feel like all schools should be like University Prep.

Danitra Johnson

U Prep Parent