Express Check In Parent Instructions

Express Check In Logo

The Express Check-In registration process for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year is now open for most Douglas County Schools. For a list of schools with alternative Express Check-In opening dates, please see the Express Check-In webpage here. We encourage all parents to complete the registration process by the first week in August to coincide with the beginning of the academic year.

EngagED Parent Portal Link -
All families must check in through the link above using their Infinite Campus (IC) Parent Portal login and password. 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.

Problems logging in? Please view our FAQ’s for Parent Accounts:
Quick Reference for Express Check-In

Tool Available in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese
The Express Check-In tool is available in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese versions. Parents should see the option to translate the tool in the upper right hand corner.

Bus Transportation/SMARTag Cards

Families who are eligible for DCSD bus transportation (those who have a valid AM and/or PM route in our systems) will be presented with an opportunity to apply for a bus pass. If eligible families received a bus pass in the 2020-2021 school year, they need only select a billing option in the tool. The annual billing option is available until September 30, 2021 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
Once you complete Express Check in for all of your students you can click through to the new fees payment menu. All DCSD parents will pay for required and optional fees in MySchoolBucks. 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.

School Meals
The USDA has expanded its universal free school lunch program through the end of the 2021-2022 school year. While lunches and breakfasts (where available) will be available to students at no cost, we still encourage families who may qualify to complete the 2021-2022 application for free and reduced cost lunches as this impacts federal funding provided to the school district. Based on your application, you could be eligible for the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) program. P-EBT is a program that provides a cash-like benefit to purchase groceries for students to replace meals they would have normally received when in-person at school during the pandemic. In addition, submitting an application also helps ensure students receive the maximum amount of benefits they are eligible for, including discounts on school fees and bus passes. It also ensures schools also receive additional resources to support healthy meals for students and afterschool programs.

Free and reduced applications are accepted at any point in the school year. The application for free and reduced lunches can be found here (

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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, [email protected], 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.