Express Check-In for Parents

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Express Check-In is a Douglas County School District application that allows parents to update household information, sign off on district forms, update health conditions and select school fees. This application helps prevent families from manually entering in a full batch of information for numerous children in the household when checking in prior to the start of the school year. 

UPDATE (July 18, 2023 @ 10:15 pm): Express Check-In is back up and running. Thank you for your patience. 


2023-24 School Year Express Check-In Schedule

Date Open


July 14, 2023

Daniel C. Oakes HS

July 17, 2023

STEM School Highlands Ranch

July 18, 2023

Ponderosa HS, Sagewood MS, Franktown Elem., Legacy Point Elem., Mountain View Elem., Northeast Elem.

July 19, 2023

Rock Canyon HS, Rocky Heights MS, Buffalo Ridge Elem., Redstone Elem., Timber Trail Elem., Wildcat Mountain Elem.

July 19, 2023

ThunderRidge HS, Ranch View MS, Coyote Creek Elem., Eldorado Elem., Roxborough Intermediate, Roxborough Primary, Saddle Ranch Elem., Stone Mountain Elem., Trailblazer Elem.

July 19, 2023

SkyView Academy

July 20, 2023

Douglas County HS, Mesa MS, Castle Rock Elem., Cherry Valley Elem., Flagstone Elem., Renaissance Elem., Rock Ridge Elem., Sage Canyon Elem., South Ridge Elem.

July 20, 2023

Legend HS, Cimarrron MS, Frontier Valley Elem., Gold Rush Elem., Iron Horse Elem., Pioneer Elem.

July 20, 2023

Parker Performing Arts School

July 21, 2023

Castle View HS, Castle Rock MS, Clear Sky Elem.,  Larkspur Elem., Meadow View Elem., Sedalia Elem., Soaring Hawk Elem., Cloverleaf Enrichment School

July 24, 2023

Mountain Vista HS, Mountain Ridge MS, Bear Canyon Elem., Copper Mesa Elem., Heritage Elem., Northridge Elem., Sand Creek Elem., Summit View Elem.

July 24, 2023

Academy Charter School, Aspen View Academy, Ben Franklin Academy, Challenge to Excellence, DCS Montessori Charter School, Leman Academy of Excellence, Platte River Academy, Renaissance Secondary, World Compass Academy

July 24, 2023

Parker Core Knowledge Charter School

July 25, 2023

Highlands Ranch HS, Cresthill MS, Acres Green Elem., Arrowwood Elem., Cougar Run Elem., Eagle Academy, Eagle Ridge Elem., Fox Creek Elem., Lone Tree Elem.

July 26, 2023

Venture Academy of Leadership and Entrepreneurship

July 28, 2023

Chaparral HS, Sierra MS, Cherokee Trail Elem., Mammoth Heights Elem., Pine Grove Elem., Pine Lane Elem., Prairie Crossing Elem.

July 31, 2023

North Star Academy

August 1, 2023

American Academy 


How Do I Access the Express Check-In System?

During your window, please log into the EngagED system Please note that is  appended to the username you selected during account registration for logging into (example : IC Portal username is: schooltime, Then the username will be [email protected])
Once logged in, you will be presented with information for each of your students. Please complete the check-in process for each of your students individually.

What if I Do Not Complete Express Check-In Prior to the Start of School?
Express Check-In is intended to be a convenient way to update your household and contact information, sign important forms for the school year, sign the current Student Code of Conduct handbook, apply for bus passes (if applicable), and pay any fees. If you are unable to complete Express Check-In prior to the first day of school, your child will still be able to attend school as normal. Not completing Express Check-In will not affect your child’s enrollment.

Can I Find My Child’s Teacher Assignment and/or Schedule within Express Check-in?

You will NOT find information about your student’s teacher assignments, class schedules, etc. in Express Check-In. Details about how to access that information, and when, will come directly from your child’s school.

How Can I Apply for a DCSD Bus Pass?
The bus transportation link can now be found on the landing page when you log into the EngagED website. The link will only appear if your child is eligible for bus transportation. Families who are eligible for DCSD bus transportation (student has a valid AM and/or PM route in our systems) will be presented with an opportunity to apply for a bus pass. Eligible families who received a bus pass in the past few school years just need to select a billing option in the tool. The annual billing option is available until September 30, 2023 at which time all billing will revert to quarterly billing on a per-ride basis. We encourage parents to sign up for SMARTag notifications via the SMARTag Parent Portal.

Payment of Fees
After completing Express Check-In for all of your students, you will click through to MySchoolBucks to select optional fees and to pay all required/optional fees. Instructions on how to access the system are linked below. If you have previously paid for school lunches you should already have an account for this system. If not, please follow these instructions to create an account.

Link to MySchoolBucks Payment System -

Quick Reference for MySchoolBucks Payment System
For MySchoolBucks payment processing system help, please call the MySchoolBucks parent support line at 855-832-5226 x2048.

Who do I contact if I have issues?
Contact your school or the Summer Student Records Helpdesk at 303-387-0016. For issues and questions regarding student fees, please call Business Services at 720-433-0085. For issues and problems logging into your Parent Portal account, please visit our Parent Portal Information page.

Do both parents need to login?
Only if the two parents live in two separate households. The parent that is in the household identified as the primary household must complete Express Check-In.

Do parents in both household complete the same forms?
Parent in the secondary household will see only their household information, optional forms uploaded by the school, volunteer forms and fees. The parent in the primary household will see their household information, all district forms, optional forms uploaded by the school, volunteer forms and fees. 

How can I be sure that I completed Express Check-In?
The Express Check-In application includes completion tracking with a percentage complete status bar to track progress. If parents are unable to complete the check-in process in one session, they may return to the process at a later date (before the window closes) without losing their progress. Once all pages are completed/reviewed and the status bar reaches 100 percent, parents will provide an electronic signature affirmation that officially closes out the check-in process for the student. Please note that Express Check-In must be completed for each enrolled DCSD student.

What all can I complete via Express Check-In?
There are differing permissions if you have multiple households. Please view the list of permissions for primary and secondary Households below. If you need to establish a secondary household, please contact your school for assistance.

Primary Household

  • Update Household information
  • Indicate address change
  • Update phone numbers and email addresses
  • Update emergency contacts
  • Communication Preference
  • Language Interpreter
  • Provide housing/residence information
  • Sign off on Google Apps
  • Sign off on Child Nutrition Services program
  • Select Media Consent preferences
  • Update Medicaid Consent form
  • Provide Race/Ethnicity information
  • Complete Science Safety Contract for students in grades 7 – 12
  • Sign off on Code of Conduct handbook
  • Provide Military Recruiting – Request for Exclusion grades 11 -12 only
  • Complete Volunteer Application
  • Complete Health Information
  • Download any school specific forms - these forms will need to be completed and sent to the school
  • Apply for New SMART Tag, if your student is eligible and needs to ride the bus
  • Link to MySchoolBucks to select optional fees and pay all required and optional fees, to include the Annual Bus Pass option available through September 30, 2022
  • Print completed forms – for your records only 

Secondary Household

  • Update Household information
  • Indicate address change
  • Update phone numbers and email addresses
  • Update emergency contacts
  • Communication Preference

  • Language Interpreter

  • Complete Volunteer Application
  • Download any school specific forms - these forms will need to be completed and sent to the school
  • Link to MySchoolBucks to select optional fees and pay all required and optional fees, to include the Annual Bus Pass option available through September 30, 2022
  • Print completed forms – for your records only

What can I access after I complete Express Check-in?
You can download additional school forms, apply for a new SMART Tag bus pass (if eligible) and access MySchoolBucks to select optional fees and pay required and optional fees.

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