Kindergarten

Kindergarten


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Kindergarten enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year will begin Monday, November 28, 2022. Register at your local elementary school or via the link below. DCSD Preschool Students enrolled before January 1, 2023 will automatically be registered for Kindergarten at their neighborhood elementary school.

If you have other children already enrolled in a DCSD school, click the "current DCSD families" link below. 

If your family is new to DCSD (this is the first time registering a child in your family into a DCSD school) please visit your local elementary school to enroll. 

*Castle Rock families should enroll via DCSD's Online Registration System.


New-to-DCSD Families: Register at Your Local Elementary School
(Castle Rock Families: Enroll)

Douglas County School District Kindergarten offers:

  • Structured, Rigorous, Play-Based Curriculum
  • Small Class Sizes
  • Authentic Learning Experiences
  • No Tuition (Full-Day Kindergarten is Free!)
  • Balanced Beginnings: a staggered transition to build stronger teacher/student relationships and ease the transition into school

For questions about Kindergarten in Douglas County School District, contact your local elementary school.

Balanced Beginnings

Douglas County School District implements a special transition process for our Kindergarten students called Balanced Beginnings. The first days of school will be staggered, with small groups of students coming in rather than the entire class. This eases the transition into Kindergarten and allows teachers and students to build positive relationships, introduce the new environment and routines, and collect informal data as they begin their year with students. Your child's school will provide more information closer to the start of the 2023-2024 school year.

Kindergarten Registration Requirements

  • Douglas County School District offers full-day kindergarten.
  • Eligible children must be 5 years old by October 1 of the school year they will attend.
  • Please check with your neighborhood school for their specific kindergarten registration requirements.
  • A registration packet can be downloaded from your school's website. To complete your child's registration, take their completed packet to the school.
  • You will also need to provide the following at kindergarten registration:
    • Your child’s birth certificate
    • Immunization records for your child
    • Proof of residence (e.g. Warranty Deed, Deed of Trust, Tax Notice, Lease Agreement, Assessor Page, or Notarized Letter from the person you are living with if you are living with someone and your name doesn't appear on the proof of residency. A copy of their Proof of Residency must also be provided at the time of enrollment).

Douglas County High School Feeder Elementary:

  • Castle Rock Elementary
  • Cherry Valley Elementary
  • Flagstone Elementary
  • Rock Ridge Elementary
  • Sage Canyon Elementary
  • South Ridge Elementary

Castle View High School Feeder Elementary: 

  • Clear Sky Elementary
  • Larkspur Elementary
  • Meadow View Elementary
  • Sedalia Elementary
  • Soaring Hawk Elementary



Frequently Asked Questions

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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.

NOTICE OF DESTRUCTION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION RECORDS

Special Education records which have been collected by Douglas County School District related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of special education in the district, must be maintained under state and federal laws for the period of five (5) years after special education services have ended for the student. Special education services end when the student is no longer eligible for services, graduates, or completes his/her educational program at age 21, or moves from the district. This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of Douglas County School District's intent to destroy the special education records of students who exited special education services as of June 30, 2016. These records will be destroyed in accordance with state law unless the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the school district otherwise. After five years, the records are no longer useful to the district, but may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for social security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc. The parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student may request a copy of the records by requesting the records by email to [email protected]