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Are you ready for snow season?

Ensure you get our alerts by updating your contact information

CASTLE ROCK – While we have been enjoying a pleasant fall, we know snowflakes are right around the corner.

Be prepared for any Douglas County School District delays or closures, by updating contact information in Infinite Campus and following the District’s emergency communication channels.

When the snow starts to fly, check out our School Closure Status Page. This is also the source of information about our weather closure process and delayed start times.

Additionally, you can find closure information on the following avenues (also listed on our Connect page):

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Watch Below: How are snow closures and delays determined?

 

Watch Below: The Snow Team Overnight During a Storm

WATCH: A look at Douglas County School District's hardworking snow team in action overnight during a snow storm. Watch how they assess the storm and work to make the school grounds safe.

October 5, 2016 | By rmbarber | Category: District

District News

graduates standing in line outside, smiling

DOUGLAS COUNTY – Graduation rates in the Douglas County School District (DCSD) continue to climb. Data released today by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) shows the on-time, four-year graduation rate is now 90.4 percent.

DCSD students also made an impressive showing at graduation. The class of 2017 earned more than $82 million in scholarships.

DCSD has one of the highest graduation rates in the Denver metro area. According to CDE, DCSD graduation rates have risen steadily from 81.9 percent in 2009 to 90.4 percent in 2017.

Five female students standing on stage smiling and laughing at the awards ceremony

The top two-percent of female athletes in Douglas County School District (DCSD) were honored at the annual Girls and Women in Sports Luncheon last week at Chaparral High School. This year represented the 30th national celebration of Girls and Women in Sports Day, created to encourage and promote the participation of girls in athletics. The girls who were honored were selected by their school’s coaches, athletic directors and principals for their outstanding achievements.

Superintendent Search text based logo

Working through the recent winter break, the Douglas County School District Board of Education has kicked off its search for DCSD’s next permanent superintendent. Following a thorough vetting of potential search firms, Ray & Associates (no relation to Board Director David Ray) has been hired to conduct the national search. The cost of the firm, excluding travel expenses, is $40,000. The money will come from the school board's budget, which is used for costs such as legal expenses and conferences.