Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year

Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year
Posted on 08/05/2021

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August 5, 2021

Dear Douglas County Families,

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! We are incredibly excited to have our students back and believe this will be a great school year. We are looking forward to the first day of school, to the events and activities that bring our community together and to the journey that we all move through in education to help students be their very best. Theater productions, concerts, Friday night lights and all of the events and activities that go along with the school year are amazing ways to be involved and participate in our students' experiences. Our students have so much success in their daily lives in our schools and communities. I am truly proud of our partnership with our families and staff to make Douglas County Schools the best school district in Colorado and the best school district for each and every one of our students.

If you’re new to the Douglas County School District -- welcome to the family! Our school district and each of our individual schools are here to partner with you in your childrens’ education.

If your child will be learning remotely this year, we are excited to continue forward with, and build upon, the experiences we had last year. The staff at eDCSD are experts at engaging and connecting your learning experiences with our outstanding teachers and staff! eDCSD will be taking great care of you and making sure that your family stays connected to school and our community.

In case you have not heard the great news, Universal Free Meals will continue throughout the 2021-2022 school year! This means that for all schools where DCSD Nutrition Services operates, the USDA has extended meals at no cost through June 30, 2022. Families are still encouraged to complete a Meal Benefits application online at www.myschoolapps.com. Those approved for this program become eligible for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program benefits, and by waiving school fees and transportation fees. More information about all of this can be found on our website.

We have a variety of resources and information available to DCSD families. Be sure to visit the Parent Resource page of our website, and download the DCSD Mobile App if you haven’t already.

I cannot wait to visit schools next week to welcome our students to the new year. I am looking forward to getting to know our families and students in the 2021-2022 school year and I know that together we can, and will, make this the best school year yet! There are so many ways to be involved in your schools and our district; let's work together to build DCSD forward in our success and achievement.

I am so proud to serve as your superintendent!

Sincerely,
Corey Wise
Superintendent
Douglas County School District

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In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. The School District's Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator to address complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX is Aaron Henderson, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, complianceofficer@dcsdk12.org, 720-433-1083.

Outside Agencies

Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.