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Prep Flag Football & Volleyball Tryout & Practice Info

Prep Flag Football & Prep Volleyball Tryout Information*

*Students must leave the building prior to and after their tryouts in order to comply with bubble protocols and to allow custodians to proceed with sanitizing our classrooms and workspaces.

Flag Football Tryouts (will begin Monday March 8th due to possible wet conditions later this week)

Day 1 – Monday March 8th  – 3:15-4:30pm
Last Name A – L

Day 2 – Tuesday March 9th – 3:15-4:10pm
Last Name M-Z

*Coaches Reynolds and Barrios will announce which students will advance to the next day of tryouts at the end of each session.

Day 3 – Wednesday March 10th

Coaches will announce final selections by Thursday March 11.
*Practice Schedule TBD

Volleyball Tryouts

All students that tried out Thursday and all students that have yet to tryout are invited back to participate in the groups listed below.

Monday 3/8
Group 1 Last Name A-F at 3:15-4:00
Group 2 Last Name G-L at 4:00- 4:45
Tuesday 3/9
Group 3 Last Name M – R at 3:15-4:00
Group 4 Last Name S – Z at 4:00- 4:45
Coach W will announce which students advance prior to the last day of tryouts Wednesday 3/10.

***Practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15 – 4:30pm***

Connect With Us on School Deets!

We have resumed using our mobile app – School Deets! While most communications will continue to come through our messenger system, you can use School Deets to access calendars, staff contact information and other resources. If you have any questions about School Deets, please contact Laura Thompson at
Here is how you can sign-up:

  1. Head to or download their mobile app available for iOS and Android.
  2. Sign-up and connect to your child. (You will need you student’s ID)
  3. Choose your notifications preferences (push or email).

Student SafeAccess Screening

All students who are returning to McAuliffe for in-person learning must complete a SafeAccess screening prior to entering the building. Parents and guardians can refer to this at-home symptom screening guide for reference.

This screening can be done at home (student must provide proof of screening) or they will be screened prior to entering the building.

The SafeAcess code can be found here. Students/families can also scan the QR code to access the SafeAccess screening. This QR code is specific to McAuliffe students.

McAuliffe Student Safe Access QR Code

Student COVID Testing

DPS is expanding their partnership with COVIDCheck Colorado to offer free COVID-19 testing to students to support a safe return to school. Students will now be able to take an initial COVID-19 test before coming back to school as well as ongoing screening tests every other week.

The tests are free, fast and reliable. Testing sites include Montbello campus, Abraham Lincoln, North, All City Stadium and a new site at George Washington. Tests will be completed via nasal PCR test or SalivaDirect™, and results will be returned within 36-72 hours.

DPS students and team members should use this link to register for a test. Family members and community members should use the community link to register.

Join a Virtual Club!

McAuliffe is proud to offer a variety of virtual clubs for our students. Please check out all of the exciting clubs posted on our website. All clubs are free, virtual and take place after school. More opportunities will be added over the next few weeks, so please check back frequently! Students will receive a link to their club’s Zoom room through their DPs email account after registering for the club.  Students may participate in multiple clubs, though some clubs have limited space. If you have any questions, contact Sherry Beardshear at