Help Begins at Your School

Help Begins at Your School
 

Preschool & Child Find
The preschool program provides an innovative and effective learning environment that is designed to positively impact long-term academic achievement and social-emotional development.  Visit the ECE website for more information.  Click HERE to begin the initial registration request.  For more information regarding registration contact our preschool information line at 720-433-0025 or email preschool@dcsdk12.org.

Child Find is a part of the district's special education program, and serves as a resource for families who are residents of Douglas County.  Our Child Find teams offer developmental assessments at no charge to families for children from birth to age five.  Vist the ECE Child Find website for more information.  If you have any questions contact the Child Find office at 720-433-0020.  If you have any questions about hearing test for your child contact the Audiology Department at 720-433-0022 or vist the Audiology Google Site.

School Age

If you have concerns about your child's development or progress talk to your student's teacher or counselor. The teacher may refer your child to the school’s Response to Intervention (RTI) team so interventions can be provided as needed. The RTI team will evaluate the students progress with interventions in place, and determine if a referral needs to be made for special education. Parents are always part of the referral team.


Questions and Concerns

Schools and special education staff are committed to meeting the needs of students and families.  In most cases the process should begin at the school level.  We encourage parents to first contact their school and then elevate their concerns to the next level only if needed.  Please see the Special Education Flow of Communication document for guidance.

 

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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, complianceofficer@dcsdk12.org, 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.