Remote Learning and Early Release Days

District Required Work Days

  • July 14, 2021, (YR)

  • August 18, 2021 District Based

  • August 19, 2021 School Based

  • January 18, 2022

  • June 13, 2022

Optional Work Days

  • August 20 & 23, 2021

  • September 16, 2021

  • October 29, 2021

  • November 24, 2021

  • December 20, 2021

  • January 19, 2022

  • February 28, 2022

  • Year Round Only Optional- March 14 & 15, 2022

  • Year Round Only Optional- April 14, 2022

  • Specialty HS Only Optional- April 18

  • May 3, 2022

  • May 17, 2022

  • June 14, 2022

School-Based Early Release Dates

  • September 15, 2021

  • October 13, 2021

  • December 8, 2021

  • February 9, 2022

  • March 9, 2022

  • June 10, 2022 *Last student day

February 9, 2022 School-based

Early Release Day

Find all offerings using the February 9, 2022 Early Release Day At-A-Glance or find sessions via the PL Catalog.




January 18, 2022 Optional Work Day

Find all offerings using the January 18, 2022 Optional Work Day Professional Learning or find sessions via the Catalog.




December 8, 2021 School-based

Early Release Day

Find all offerings using the December 8, 2021 Early Release Day At-A-Glance or find sessions via the Catalog.




October 29, 2021 Work Day

Find all offerings using the October 29, 2021 Work Day At-A-Glance or find sessions via the Catalog.





October 13, 2021 School-based

Early Release Day

Find all offerings using the October 13 Early Release Day At-A-Glance or find sessions via the Catalog.




September 15, 2021 Early Release Day



The Department of Professional Learning and Federal Programs, in partnership with Curriculum and Instruction, Academic Services and Equity Affairs is excited to offer OPTIONAL professional learning opportunities on our September 15, 2021, Early Release Day. This is a SCHOOL-BASED early release day (as are all ERDs this year). Therefore, all meetings and learning sessions at schools take precedence over the Optional ERD Professional Learning Offerings facilitated by the district.


ERD sessions will be from 60 -120 minutes in length, and can be formatted as either face-to-face, synchronous, or asynchronous (self-paced) to meet teacher needs. Any self-paced session must include some type of engagement strategy, an attendance link, an evaluation link and a certificate of completion.


CORE CONTENT and DIGITAL TEACHING & LEARNING K-12 Curriculum & Instruction Optional Sessions


Specialty Area Optional Offerings


August 17 and 18 Professional Learning Days and TPACK to School


The Department of Professional Learning and Federal Programs, in partnership with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, is excited to offer TPACK to School! These sessions are designed to support teachers in understanding the intersection of Technology, Pedagogy and Content Knowledge as we plan for student success as a 1:1 district.


Tuesday, August 17, is an OPTIONAL Pre-Conference learning day for teachers in Specialty areas. Teachers in these non-core areas who are on a 10-month contract and whose official reporting day is August 18th will be paid a stipend in the amount of $75.00 for participating in the 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or the 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. professional learning session. Those 10-month teachers attending both the 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and the 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. professional learning sessions will receive a stipend in the amount of $125.00.

Wednesday, August 18, is a District required work day. Teachers will attend virtual Convocation in the morning, then may choose up to three (3) TPACK sessions from 1:00-4:00 in the afternoon. Find sessions and register using the TPACK to School page on DPS Central.

August 17 and 18 Specialty Area Professional Learning At-A-Glance

Some Specialty Areas (non-core) will be holding special meetings and learning sessions for their teachers on August 17 and 18. You can find the schedule for those meetings on the Professional Learning At-A-Glance. Please share this information with your Specialty Area Teachers.


TPACK to School

TPACK to School online sessions will occur from 1:00-4:00 after Convocation on August 18. These sessions are designed to support teachers in understanding the intersection of Technology, Pedagogy and Content Knowledge as we plan for student success as a 1:1 district.

To explore and register for sessions, please see the TPACK to School Google site. The TPACK to School site has all the links teachers will need for their sessions.