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Medical, Dental, Vision, & Life Insurance Benefits

We are dedicated to serving Douglas County School District employees by offering and administering value-based employee benefits to eligible employees.

Benefits include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Long Term Disability, Leave of Absence, Short Term Disability, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Retirement Accounts and an Employee Assistance Program.  As part of this process, we strive to ensure compliance with HIPAA and State and Federal regulations.




Leave of Absence

The District offers employees paid and unpaid Leaves of Absence for time away from work to cover extenuating circumstances in an employee's life. Employee's that expect to be out 3 consecutive work days or longer, will need to contact the Benefits Department to discuss further action. Refer to the revised Board of Education Leave of Absence policy for futher information. 

Douglas County School District offers short term disability through Standard Insurance to protect your income if you are unable to work. After a 14 calender day waiting period or after all accrued sick days are exhausted. Standard Insurance will pay a base benefit of 50% of your salary or 70% of your salary if you chose the Buy-up coverage. 

Steps to be completed for the Leave of Absence process:

  • Complete and submit the Leave of Absence Request with your administrator’s signature to Diane Mowery or Diane Howell, Leave of Absence Specialists
  • Fax medical documentation, completed by your treating physician, to 720-433-0082
  • File a short term disability claim with Standard Insurance by calling 1-800-378-2395
  • Any changes in your leave status should be reported to Benefits and Standard Insurance
  • All Transportation employees will require a Fitness for Duty prior to return to work
  • Complete the Return from Leave Notification two weeks prior to your return to worand submit the form to Diane Mowery with your administrator’s signature in order to be re-activated as an active employee and receive a paycheck.

Type of Leaves Available:

  • Family Medical Leave
  • Medical (non-FMLA)
  • Adoption Leave
  • Military Leave
  • Personal Leave

PERA Disability Information:

Colorado PERA members with five or more years of earned service credit are covered by a two-tier disability program consisting of a short term distability (STD) insurance and disability retirement benefit. The Disability Program Administrator, UNUM, makes the medical determinations for the program and provides STD coverage through an insurance policy. You can obtain additional information regarding this programs at





Staff Wellness

Douglas County School District values the health of all our employees! We provide programs to encourage and engage employees to succeed in their wellness goals. Staff wellness programs have been proven to be positive and create a supportive environment. 


Take it to the hoop and   SCORE BIG

                                                  HEALTH IMPROVEMENTS


Slam Dunk Wellness is a fun, team-based challenge and an easy way to enhance your health and feel your best.

·         Take daily shots for smart exercise, nutrition, and wellness habits

·         Play a different District team everyday

·         Captures the excitement of tournament basketball and makes good health fun

                                                                                 * This is a virtual basketball game*


1. create some buzz and get 5 people (including yourself) on a team
2. each person on the team will register at 
3. the team leader will then create a team and invite the 4 remaining team members
4. the 4 team members will accept the invite and the team will be formed
5. there has to be 5 team members to each team in order for the team to be complete
6. games start April 13
7. download the app after registration for easy assess to shoot the baskets (all you do is drag the basket of choice into the basket for points)
8. shot clock is open for 47 hours per game in case you get busy! 
Prizes are amazing! 



A few dates to keep in mind:

·         March 9 – April 9, 2015 – Team formation (preseason).  April 9, 2015 is the last day you can form aSlam Dunk Wellness team.

·         Friday, April 10, 2015 – League schedule posted.  Log in to see what teams you’re playing the first week of Slam Dunk Wellness and take a few practice shots to warm up for the regular season. 

·         Monday, April 13, 2015 – Start of the season. Begin recording your activity and watch your team’s progress against your opponents.


Register now and find a team or create a team (5 to a team):





1st place team: Will win a $1,000 gift card to use for purchasing staff wellness items for their location (1 gift card for the entire team). Each team member will win a Fitbit Charge.

2nd place team: Will win a $250 gift card to use for purchasing staff wellness items for their location (1 gift card for their entire team). Each team member will win a Fitbit Charge.

3rd place team: Each team member will win a Fitbit Charge.

4th place team: Each team member will win a DCSD Wellness imprinted prize.


The following classes are free and open to DCSD employees. RSVP below! 
Course: Money Basics: Spending, Borrowing, and Savings
Session: 667-2,
Start Date: 04/22/2015 (5:00 - 6:00 pm) at West Support Center - Castle Rock
Course: Money Basics: Spending, Borrowing, and Savings
Session: 667-3,
Start Date: 04/23/2015 (6:30 - 7:30 pm) at Cimarron Middle School - Parker
Course: Compassion Fatigue
Session: 626-1,
 Date: 04/29/2015 (5:00 - 6:00 pm) at West Support Center - Castle Rock
Need a place to celebrate your wellness goals? Want a place to earn wellness badges and see your co-workers on the leader board?  See the list of the December 2014 winners! 

Check out the Staff Wellness Motivation site to challenge yourself, give kudos to your co-workers and be on top the leader board.  

Create an account if this is your first time logging on the DCSD Staff Motivational Wellness portal for the 2014-2015 school year. 

DCSD Fittin' It In 5k Results 2014 

Staff Kickball Tournament

Cimarron Middle School - Champions (pictured)

Frontier Valley Elementary - 2nd place (pictured)

Plum Creek Academy - 3rd place

Thank you to all the teams that participated! 



Does your school or site have a Staff Wellness Super Champ? Find out here! If your school or site has a Super Champ, you can expect wellness challenges and activities where you work for the 2014-2015 school year! We are looking for more Super Champs to represent our schools and sites! If you are interested contact Michele Carter - michele.carter[at]dcsdk12[dot]org

  2014 District Flu Shot Schedule         

Kaiser Permanente Flu Shots        





Employee Assistance Program

With Horizon’s EAP, employees can confidentially address and resolve their day-to-day personal and workplace challenges—resulting in a more focused and productive workforce.

DCSD has provided up to 6 face-to-face sessions per employee and household member per issue per year. Counseling services are provided at no charge to employees and their household members. Horizon offers short-term counseling on all aspects of life, including:

  • Difficulties in Relationships
  • Emotional/Psychological Issues
  • Stress & Anxiety Issues with Work or Family
  • Alcohol & Drug Abuse
  • Personal & Life Improvement
  • Legal or Financial Issues
  • Depression
  • Childcare Issues
  • Eldercare Issues
  • Grief Issues

The EAP is a no cost benefit available to you and your immediate family members. The program is completely confidential. Through the EAP you have access to qualified and experienced mental health professionals who can assist you in dealing with a range of personal and work related issues. The EAP is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

To get more information and resources visit Horizon Health online.
  Username: douglas county sd
  Password: eap

Need immediate assistsance for a crisis? Look over the Crisis Reference Guide. Employers, as well as employees, can call the Crisis Support line and speak to a clinician about the crisis.  If a person under crisis won't call them or go to one of the free walk-in centers, they have a mobile unit and will come to the person and assess the person.



Retirement brings a period of leisure time that a working life makes difficult. This is a time to engage in activities and hobbies that you did not have the time to manage with the responsibilities of a busy career which may have included parenting responsibilities as well. Responsible retirement planning enables you to make your retirement years a fun time to pursue other adventures. 

Douglas County School District offers you a variety of voluntary plans to participate in to help you achieve your retirement goals. These plans include a 403(b) and 457 plans through AXA-Equitable and MetLife and a 401(k) plan through PERA. 


AXA Advisors

AXA Advisors, LLC

Offering 401(a), 403(b), 457(b), and Roth 403(b) retirement plans

Local Contact/Agent:  
Erik Bowman
1675 Broadway, Suite 1700 
Denver, CO 80202
Cell: 720-946-4370
Office: 720-879-1349

AXA EquiVest 403(b) & 457 

Phone: 800-628-6673

AXA Momentum 401(a)

Phone: 800-528-0204 

Fax: 816-218-0412

Retirement Benefits Group, a specialized division of AXA Advisors, LLC
1675 Broadway, Suite 1700 
Denver, CO 80202

  403(b) Fact Sheet
  457(b) Fact Sheet

MetLife Resources


Offering 403(b), 457(b), and Roth 403(b)

Andrea Whitican
Financial Services Rep.
6400 S. Fiddlers Green Circle, Ste 600
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Cell:  720-301-4038 - preferred contact number
Office:  303-779-6500
Fax:  303-779-6520

MetLife 403(b) Flyer


Colorado PERA (Public Employees' Retirement Association)

Offering Retirement and 401(k)

1303 Pennsylvania Street (physical location)
P.O. Box 5800 (mailing address)
Denver, CO  80217-5800

PERA Enrollment Kit

PERA Six (6) Month Final Salary Report

Your PERA Benefits

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Through the "We Heart DCSD" program, District employees receive discounts at more than 60 businesses throughout Douglas County. View special offers here and in the employee section of the DCSD Mobile App.

Download the free DCSD app at Apple iTunes and Google Play.





Discount for DCSD staff

Castle Rock
Discount Tire   303-814-0600 varies
Grease Monkey   303-663-4270 $10 off SYN/$6 off reg oil chg
Rocky Mtn. Oil Change   303-660-3512 20%
Big O Tires   303-688-8804 10% Tires, max $100, 10% above cost of tires - see store manager for more discounts
Firestone   303-688-8223 20% tire/$25 service
MotoSpa   303-688-0669 $1 off ext/$2 int/ext.
Happy Canyon Car Wash   303-814-1188 10%
1 STOP Tire & Auto   303-688-0366 10%
Christian Brothers Automotive    303-814-7792 Dicount Program Flyer
Highlands Ranch
Grease Monkey   303-683-5566 $10 off SYN/$6 off reg oil chg
Grease Monkey   303-683-8303 $10 off SYN/$6 off reg oil chg
Firestone   303-515-7323 15%
Christian Brothers Automotive    303-814-7792 Dicount Program Flyer
Grease Monkey   720-851-3012 $10 off SYN/$6 off reg oil chg
Grease Monkey   720-842-5211 $10 off SYN/$6 off reg oil chg
Grease Monkey   303-841-1330 $10 off SYN/$6 off reg oil chg
Firestone   720-851-8100 Tires cost + 10%, oil chg $10 off, align $20 off
Rocky Mtn. Oil Change (Monument)   719-481-4888 20%
Big O Tires Castle PINES (508 E. Castle Pines Pkwy)   720-733-1707 10% select tires/max $100
Castle Rock
Aspen Grove Salon   303-663-4772 15%
Sports Clip   303-663-2445 $3.00 off
Hair Design team Inc   303-688-9332 10%
Copperfalls Aveda Day Spa   303-814-2035 10%-varies by operator
Visions Salon   303-688-3331 10%
K. Cherie Spa & Salon   303-910.2152 50% haircut or facial
The Orchard Medical Day Spa   303-284-4270 FREE Microderm or Peel with Facial
Fantastic Sams   303-660-0550 10%
Highlands Ranch
Cashmere Salon   303-346-7770 20%
Zumbido Studio   720-840-1800 20%
Wild Iris Salon   720-851-7799 varies by operator
Hair Junkyz   303-840-1737 15%
Wisp Hair Salon   303-840-8344 10% cuts, color,products
Sports Clip (Monument)   719-488-3595 $3.00 off
Sports Clip (Glendale)   303-691-3700 $3.00 off
Solero Salon-Centennial   303-468-1795 Varies by operator
Fleur De Lis Salon (Lone Tree)   303-799-8081 20 Jennifer & Rachel
Castle Rock
Canyon Fitness   303 688 4949 Discount as follows : Single membership $59 a month or Couple membership $79 a month. Canyon Fitness Website
Castle Rock Jazzercise   303-877-3543 $5 off / month
Castle Rock Rec Center   303-660-1036 10% off punch card
CrossFit 5280   720-934-3973 10%
Elements Therapeutic massage   303-633-3702 $49 for a 55 minute session
Essence Health & Fitness   303-350-8389 15% off 1st pkg, 10% off addt'l
Inner Connections Yoga, Spa and Wellness Center   303-688-8598 Discounts vary by season - please call to find out more! 
My Holistic Hands   303-437-4041 $79 elite:$129 Premier membership
Studio Fit   303-660-2646 15% group fitness pkgs
Synergy Aesthetics & Wellness   720-399-3800 15% treatments/10% injectable
Village Fitness   303-688-4949 50% off to join $20 off mo. dues
Highlands Ranch
Corepower YOGA   303-791-1721 Discounts vary by season - call to find out
Kosama Complete Body Transformation   720-612-0638 $59 mo. rate
Highlands Ranch Family Acupuncture   303-346-4853 $49 1st consult, 20% follow ups
Orange Theory Fitness
$89 elite membership; $139 premier
Synergy Aesthetics & Wellness     15% treatments/10% injectable
Corepower Yoga Pk Meadows   303-649-9212 Discounts vary per season - call for details
Corepower YOGA Ken Caryl   720-922-7820 Disocunts vary per season - call for details
TruFit Park Meadows Lone Tree   303-708-0109 No contract $29.99 month to month - no enrollment fee
YogaTrigo on Park Meadows in Lone Tree   720-484-4907 15% off any packages or class, FREE Yoga for any DCSD employee at 4:30 on Thursdays
HealthQ Nutrition  
 Katie Brantley    303-808-3877
8755 E. Orchard Rd suite 605 
Greenwood Village, Co 80111
 Free wellness profile and Free customized meal plan.
15% off all nutrition products
Access to boot camps for $5 which includes workout and free recovery shake
Must Contact Katie Brantley to reserve spot or set up wellness profile and nutrition plan: 303-808-3877  kdbfit[at]gmail[dot]com
Castle Rock
Dirty Dawgys   303-325-7310 10%
Mini Paws Spa Dog Grooming   303-688-8220 10%
The Pet Stuff Place   303-814-6060 5% food/10% other
Highlands Ranch
VCA Mtn. View Animal Hosp & Lodge   303-850-9789 10%
Neptune Tropical Fish   303-798-1776 10% some exceptions
Come Sit Stay Pet Resort   720-851-7829 10%
Parker Exotic Pets   720-851-1233 15%
U-Shampooch   303- 841-2880 15%
Castle Rock
The Ridge at Castle Pines GC   303-688-4301 * Seasonal
Highlands Ranch
Castle Rock
Carlos Miguel's   303-565-5980 15%
Crowfoot Valley Coffee   303-814-0999 20%
Duke's Steakhouse   303-814 2487 15%-$20. max/table
Nicolos -   303-688-9800 20% dine in
Ooey Gooey   720-885-7470 20%
Smart Cow   303-663-4200 10%
Younique Expressions - Painting Wine Bar   720-733-3634 10%
Highlands Ranch
Buffalo Wild Wings   303-471-5492 10%
Buffalo Wild Wings Centennial   303- 768-9464 10%
Castle Rock
Barnes & Noble     20% HR has form or go to store
Castle Rock Florist   303-688-3310 10%
Caviano Vintage Chic   720-635-3800 20%
Coldwater Creek (Outlets at Castle Rock)   303-814-2431

40% off Sept 28-29 2013 ONLY

Finn Lafleur   303-688-6785 10%
Les Boutiques   303-794-4855 10%
Michaels     15%
Mountain Man   303-660-4020 10%
Play it Again Sports   720-479-8245 10% new/max $20
Rock A My Baby   720-883-2133 15% products, some restrictions
Skadoodles   303-660-9993 20% one item
The Garden Path Co   303- 688-8019 10%
This and That Shoppe   303-902-6666 25%
Western Stone & Tile, Inc   303-343-6600 10%
Highlands Ranch
Sam's Club (Lone Tree)   303-799-1447 See flyer for information on discount 
Toolips Boutique & Gifts   303-344-2073 10%
Ann Taylor   Corporate wide (teachers) 15%
Eddie Bauer     10%
J Crew   Corporate wide (teachers) 15%
Ralph Lauren   Corporate wide (teachers) 15%
Sportz Printz   562-480-2181 20%
Thirty-One 10%
Castle Rock
Liberty Tax   720-733-2099 free 1st year tax prep; 30% off future yrs
Highlands Ranch
Advance Arrangements 10%: 10% goes to RCHS
Au Pair in America Au Pair in America flyer
Patti's Photo Creations   303-872-7267 10%
20/20 Institute   303-202-0669 free consult/huge savings family members included
New American Funding   303-997-0489 $1500 credit to use as you need towards financing a new home purchase or refinance. Apply here
Sprint   888-457-6294 18%,
Verizon   888-457-6294 18%,
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