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TOPS Quick Reference Guide

Meet the TOPS Staff, see school supply lists

Families with students who are learning from home will have the opportunity to pick up breakfasts and lunches once per week for the whole week. Read about the TOPS meal information on the Nutrition Services web page.

August 28 Parent Communication
* First day schedule, attendance process, teacher websites, etc.

August 24 Parent Communication

TOPS Course Catalog (updated August 17)


TOPS Catálogo de Cursos (updated August 17)

Important Dates & Registration

TOPS Registration for students K-12 and Transition Services

Those wishing to register their students in the Temporary Online Program for Students (TOPS) or change back to their in-person school of enrollment (where your student would normally attend school) after the 5 p.m. August 7, 2020 deadline may do so, following this process:


Elementary Students: Beginning August 24, 2020:

  • Email the principal at your student’s in-person school of enrollment and the TOPS program director requesting your student be transferred to TOPS  or be transferred from TOPS back to their in-person school of enrollment. 
  • Transfer between TOPS and their in-person school of enrollment can only happen once a semester.

Middle School Students: Beginning August 24 through September 4, 2020:

  • Email the principal at your student’s in-person school of enrollment and the TOPS program director requesting your student be transferred to TOPS or be transferred from TOPS back to their in-person school of enrollment.
  • After September 4, the first opportunity for middle school students to change enrollment between TOPS and their in-person school of enrollment is at the end of the first quarter.

High School Students: Beginning August 24 through September 4, 2020:

  • Email the registrar at your student’s in-person school of enrollment and the TOPS program director requesting your student be transferred to TOPS or be transferred from TOPS back to their in-person school of enrollment.
  • After September 4, the first opportunity for high school students to change enrollment between TOPS and their in-person school of enrollment is at the end of the first semester.

 
First Day of School: August 31st, 2020

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For additional assistance, contact:
LPS Office of K-12 Education
TOPS Administrative Assistant
Karen Biderman
303-347-4356
kbiderman[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us

Definitions

In-Person School of Enrollment
Your student's "in-person school of enrollment" is the school your student would attend in person under normal circumstances. Open enrollment status is not affected by TOPS registration.

Synchronous Learning
Learning that takes place in real-time. This might look like students completing daily learning tasks at a specific time where student schedules are “in sync” and at the same pace. Other examples include virtual conferences where the whole class can log on and learn together.

Asynchronous Learning
Learning that takes place without real-time interaction. This would look like students having a week to complete 1-3 lessons, but within that week students are progressing at their own pace. This might include using Google Tools, implementing a project-based learning opportunity, and creating videos that students can watch and re-watch at any time as they progress through the learning.

Online Courseware
Courseware is packaged educational, standards-aligned materials organized in a structured online format.  Students will engage with video, audio, text, and their teacher, both synchronously and asynchronously. The online format includes communication tools, assignments, activities and assessments to guide student learning.  Online teachers will facilitate student’s progress through these materials. While based on grade level standards, the materials will not be the same as students have seen in their in-person school of enrollment.

Support Services for Special Populations
LPS TOPS will have a Special Populations team in order to respond to the unique needs of the students who enroll in the program.