2023-24 Registration

It is essential for all Skinner families to complete all components of the registration process, prior to your child’s first day at Skinner Middle School. This includes new-to-Skinner families as well as returning families.

Online registration for the 2023-2024 school year will begin on July 30, 2023

Students will not be allowed to attend school (including 6th Grade Academy) without having completed all steps of the registration process.  

Skinner Main Office Staff will be available to support in-person registration during the following days/times: Monday, August 7; Thursday, August 10 and Friday, August 11, 2023 from 8:00 am -3:00 pm. *Ring buzzer at Main Entrance on 40th Avenue.

When to Register

Only primary legal guardians can complete the online registration and have a Parent Portal account to register online. If you need to open a Parent Portal account, to complete online registration, as well as have access to other important information about your student, go to myportal.dpsk12.org and click on ‘Create an Account’.

You will need your student’s DPS ID # to start your account. You can call Skinner’s Main office at 720-424-1420 to get your student’s ID#.

If you forgot your password click on the “forgot password” link. All links for the family agreements and lunch meal application are available below. Click for a step-by-step walkthrough to help you complete online registration. 

Steps to Register
  1. To register online, primary legal guardians of current DPS students must have an active DPS Parent Portal account. Visit myportal.dpsk12.org to sign up, or to check that your account is active and ready.

    Registration Help links: English, Spanish  Hướng dẫn đăng ký (Vietnamese)
    تعليمات التسجيل (Arabic)

  2. You Benefit!” form – ALL FAMILIES MUST TAKE ACTION
    All families need to complete a You Benefit! form (formally the Free or Reduced Fees/Lunch application) for the 2023-2024 school year.  
    * Only one form is required for all children in the household.
    * By completing the form, you will help us access all available funds to cover the cost of meals, and other nutritional programs for students.
    *Families who fill out the You Benefit! form may qualify to receive discounted school fees, class materials, bus passes, utilities support and more!
    *Once the application is completed, make sure to save the email for future reference. If you feel your family doesn’t qualify, we ask for families to log in and OPT-OUT of the form.  

  3. Skinner Parent, Student & School Agreement: * English * Spanish

  4. Review BESS Screener: As part of our district’s effort to support our school culture and climate, Skinner will be implementing a social and emotional screener for students and teachers. The BESS screener is a short online survey that will be given twice a year, once in the fall and again in the spring. The BESS is a useful tool in identifying students who may need extra support. Upon request, families can review questions on the survey and can exempt their child from participating. If you DO NOT want your child to participate in the BESS screener please complete the BESS Permission Form below. In addition, if you have any questions or concerns feel free to reach out Ms. Hackett at Caitlin_Hackett@dpsk12.net any time via email. 

    To opt-out, click on link: BESS Opt-out Form (English) BESS Opt-out Form  (Spanish) 

  5. Registration Fees – All families will be invoiced $100 fees through myschoolbucks.com. Please click link to review fee breakdown: Fee Sheet (English) Tarifas (Spanish)

  6. Calendar – Please review and bookmark the 23-24 Skinner Parent/Family Calendar
    Calendario para padres y familias de Skinner 2023-24

  7. Dress Code – Please review with your student and bookmark the dress code information:
    23-24 Skinner Dress Code
    23-24 Código de vestimenta de la Escuela Secundaria Skinner

  8. SOS Training – As part of our district’s mandate to provide suicide prevention training to DPS students, Skinner will be implementing Signs of Suicide training to all 6th grade students in the Fall of each school year.  Ms. Tomasi, Skinner School Social Worker and Ms. Hackett, Skinner School Psychologist, will do 3 sessions of student training with “Signs of Suicide”, an evidence based curriculum, and training on Safe2Tell (a Colorado state safety reporting system) that aligns with depression awareness and suicide prevention training.  If you  DO NOT want your 6th grader to participate in SOS training, please complete the form in the link below.  In addition, if you have any questions or concerns feel free to reach out to Valerie Tomasi, School Social Worker (720) 424-1426  via phone or email.  SOS Opt Out Form
Schedule Change Information

We understand that many students may want or need a schedule change.  At Skinner, we believe in a comprehensive middle school experience where students get to try many different types of classes throughout their three years with us.  We also believe in ensuring students are provided with Core classes (Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies) that are meeting their academic needs.  There may also be times when we must make a change to your student’s schedule because of things happening at Skinner.  If this were to occur, you would be contacted by a teacher or staff member to let you know about the change and talk about the rationale.

There are many valid reasons for requesting a schedule change.  Please review some below: 

  • 2 classes scheduled in one period
  • Empty or blank period
  • Missing a core class (Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science)
  • Same class twice in the day (ex: 2 Art Classes)
  • Possible level change (general or honors) but this must be confirmed by staff/teachers

There are invalid reasons for requesting a schedule change.  Please review some reasons for why we would be unable to complete a request below: 

  • If students want a different teacher
  • To change a class to a different period
  • Changes to be with friends 
  • Changes because they don’t want to try a specific Core+ option

Next Steps: 

Step 1:  Review the Valid and Invalid reasons to request a schedule change for a student 

Step 2:  Complete Skinner Schedule Change Request Form 

Step 3:  Expect an email from a scheduler at Skinner to let you know the status of your request within 3-5 business days