School Registration

2021-2022 School Year

Our online registration window closed on Monday, August 16.
Please contact us at (720) 424-5600 if you missed the registration deadline. Thank you!

Welcome to McKinley-Thatcher Elementary School’s Online Registration for the 2021-2022 school year! Please read the following information carefully and complete all registration tasks to help your family have a smooth start to the year.

If you need help completing our school registration, please call our main office at (720) 424-5600!

Si necesita ayuda para completar el registro de la escuela, llame a nuestra oficina principal al (720) 424-5600.

Returning Families and New SchoolChoice Families

Please complete each of our registration steps below. Our front office staff are here to assist you in any way, so call us at (720) 424-5600 if you have questions or need in-person help!

Families Who Are New to the McKinley Neighborhood

If you’ve just moved into the neighborhood or did not complete a SchoolChoice application, please call us at (720) 424-5600 so that we may help you begin the enrollment process.

Remote Families

Families who are enrolled at Denver Remote Elementary School for the 2021-2022 school year do not need to complete McKinley-Thatcher’s school registration.

STEP 1: DPS ONLINE REGISTRATION & IMMUNIZATION RECORDS

Using a Parent Portal account, families will verify that the information in their students’ school records is up-to-date and correct. If you completed this step earlier in the summer, you do not need to do it again.

What to Do

To begin the DPS Online Registration, log into Parent Portal here, click on “See All Apps,” then click on “Online Registration” to verify or update your student’s information. If your child’s immunization record has changed since last school year, or if your child is new to McKinley-Thatcher, please upload their immunization record or waiver when prompted during the Online Registration process.

Need to Know

  • Online registration is not mobile-friendly. Please use a computer or call us if you need a paper form.
  • Only the primary parent/guardian registered in your student’s school record can complete online registration.
  • To create a Parent Portal account, use this guide.
  • To recover your Parent Portal username, click here. To recover your Parent Portal password, click here.
  • New students MUST submit an immunization record before they begin school. If you are unable to upload your child’s immunization record during Online Registration, you may email it to us at McKinley_Thatcher@dpsk12.org.

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STEP 2: DPS MEAL BENEFITS APPLICATION

The DPS Meal Benefits Application is used to determine if your child is eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. It also helps us receive state funding dollars for each of our students. Therefore, we request that all families complete a Meal Benefits Application. Families who do not wish to utilize free and reduced-price meal benefits may complete a waiver on the first page of the application.

What to Do

To complete the DPS Meal Benefits Application, visit www.myschoolapps.com and follow the instructions on the website. You will need your student’s DPS ID number and your SNAP number (if you have one) to complete this application. Please call our office at (720) 424-5600 or use the DPS ID Lookup Tool to find your student’s ID number.

Need to Know

  • The Meal Benefits Application is not used to sign up for school meals — all DPS students are able to eat breakfast and lunch at school without completing an application.
  • During the 2021-2022 school year, all students may eat free breakfast and lunch at their school. We still request that all families complete a Meal Benefits Application.

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STEP 3: SCHOOL FEE PAYMENT

McKinley-Thatcher asks that each family pay a $55 supply and field trip fee during registration. Teachers use this money to buy supplies to distribute to all students and to pay for field trips throughout the year.

What to Do

Families may pay their school fee through our online payment website, MySchoolBucks.com. Log into MySchoolBucks.com using your Parent Portal username and password or access the site by clicking the MySchoolBucks link in Parent Portal.

Families in need of financial assistance may complete this Google form to request a scholarship.

Need to Know

  • McKinley-Thatcher does not have school supply lists for students; instead, school fees are used to provide supplies for all students.
  • You may make a financial donation through MySchoolBucks to help cover fees for other school families.
  • You may also pay your school fees using cash, card, or check in our main office. Please call us at (720) 424-5600 to arrange this.

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STEP 4: MCKINLEY SCHOOL INFORMATION

Please review our school-specific registration information below.

What to Do

  1. Read through our general Back-to-School information:
  2. OPTIONAL: Visit the Discovery Link website to learn about and register for our after-school program (2:30pm-6:00pm).
  3. OPTIONAL: Sign up here to receive news and information from our Parent/Teacher Association (PTA) and visit PTA’s page on our school website to learn more.
  4. OPTIONAL: We know the pandemic has affected our families in many ways. If your family has experienced a change that you would like to share with our school, please call us at (720) 424-5600 or email us at McKinley_Thatcher@dpsk12.org.

I Need Help

  • Please call our main office at (720) 424-5600 for help with any part of Step 4.
FOR ECE FAMILIES ONLY: STEP 5: ECE REGISTRATION FORMS

ECE-4 families are required by the Colorado Department of Education to complete additional registration forms before ECE students can begin school. If you do not have an ECE student, please skip this step!

What to Do

Need to Know

  • The following ECE forms are included in the packet (see above or click here to download) and MUST be submitted BEFORE your ECE student can attend class on the first day of school (August 23).
    • Preschool Child Interest Survey (pages 4-6)
    • DPS Early Childhood Family Survey (pages 7-8)
    • Parent/Guardian Information & Permissions (pages 9-15)
    • Immunization records (received from your child’s doctor)
  • The “Health Status for Enrollment” form (pages 16-17) MUST be submitted within 30 days of the first day of school. Health forms for McKinley ECE students are due by Tuesday, September 21. Students will not be able to attend class after this date without a completed health form on file.
    • Health forms MUST be signed by your child’s doctor, so please plan ahead!
  • The DPS ECE program is tuition-based. Families can estimate their monthly tuition payment by using this tuition chart.

I Need Help

  • For help completing your ECE registration forms, please call our main office at (720) 424-5600.