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Remote Learning Plan

In response to the public health threat of COVID-19, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) has created a remote learning plan, which outlines our commitment to ensuring that each and every one of our 68,000 students can remain engaged in learning via remote methods, while our school buildings are closed. Learn more >>

Dr. Thomas TuckerA Message from Dr. Thomas Tucker:
Together -- We Will Help Our Children Endure

As we embark upon online learning with our students and families, I want to thank the Douglas County community. These are unchartered waters for everyone. Like a ship captain without the traditional nautical instruments, our teachers and parents are finding new ways to keep the ship afloat and steady.

Our teachers and school staff have been nothing short of amazing. Their flexibility and willingness to find innovative ways to keep our students engaged in learning - even from a distance - is inspiring. Our parents are pulling off a balancing act that redefines multi-tasking - taking on the roles of teacher, chef, and supporter - and in some cases, doing it all while still working a full-time job.



  • In an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Douglas County School District will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. This school closure includes Before and After Care (BASE), preschool, outdoor education, and any DCSD-sponsored field trips and camps, as well as facility rentals.
  • With this extended closure, Monday, April 6 will be a teacher planning day with no student assignments or classes. If your child attends a DCSD charter school, please check in with your child’s school. DCSD will continue with remote learning through the end of the school year.
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Cimarron Podcast
from March 6, 2020

Cimarron Unplugged Ep. 8 -
Corona Virus COVID 19
with Dr. Tucker

Listen as Dr. Tucker and Mr. Zimmerman join us to talk about the Corona Virus and Cimarron. (recorded March 6th)

Keeping Students, Families, and Staff Safe

The Douglas County School District (DCSD) is coordinating with local public health agencies to monitor the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). We are keeping in close contact with the Tri-County Health Department and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) on this subject. Additional information, updates and resources can be found on this page.

DCSD continues to be proactive in doing everything we can to minimize the risk of COVID-19 in our schools. DCSD continues stringent cleaning practices at all of our district schools and facilities. Our building engineers are checking supplies of hand soap and hand sanitizer throughout our schools multiple times per day, and refilling as needed. And, we are reiterating to our school leaders and teachers the importance of allowing students time to wash their hands with soap and water, especially before meals and snacks, and after recess.
In the case of a major outbreak, DCSD would follow the Tri-County Health Department’s lead on any quarantines, closures, or other health measures needed. Our focus would first be on ensuring the safety of students and staff, and, then on how education would continue, whether that be via electronic/remote systems, making up missed school days at a later date or other options that may arise as we work with the Colorado Department of Education (CDE).

CDE has assured local school districts that they will provide support and additional flexibilities in the event there is a need for prolonged school closure.

Staying Healthy

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