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Emergency messaging – did you get yours?

We want to ensure DCSD parents receive the emergency alerts most important to them. 


What if I didn’t receive the alerts I want?

Log into the Infinite Campus Parent Portal ( and click on “Contact Preferences” in the left-hand column. If you see an incorrect phone number or email, please contact the registrar at your child’s school to request an update.

I received everything except a text message. How can I fix this?

You must opt-in to receive text messages from our system. After confirming that you have opted-in to text messaging (SMS) for emergency and/or school notifications via Infinite Campus, please send a text message from your phone to the following:

  • Emergency text notification: Send text to 68453 with the message “YES”

  • Standard/School text notification: Send text to 67587 with the message “YES”

What phone number will my caller ID show when I get calls?

When you receive communication from the DCSD SchoolMessenger system, the number displayed will depend on the type of message. The two types of communication include:

1.     Emergency Notifications (critical communications)

  • 855-695-9448 (you may wish to add this number to your contacts)

1.     Standard Notifications (lunch balance, event reminders, general communication)

  • 877-279-4061 (you may wish to add this number to your contacts)

How will you contact me?

If there is an emergency at your child’s school (lockout, lockdown, evacuation, shelter-in-place, etc.) we will send information to all contacts in our system via phone, text and email.


How will you notify me of weather delays/closures? 

We will notify you of a weather delay or closure via text and email only unless there is an extenuating circumstance, such as a last-minute change in school status. Weather closure/delay information will also be shared on our website, social media and mobile app, as well as local media outlets.

January 11, 2017 | By CSilberman | Category: Communications

District News

graduates standing in line outside, smiling

DOUGLAS COUNTY – Graduation rates in the Douglas County School District (DCSD) continue to climb. Data released today by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) shows the on-time, four-year graduation rate is now 90.4 percent.

DCSD students also made an impressive showing at graduation. The class of 2017 earned more than $82 million in scholarships.

DCSD has one of the highest graduation rates in the Denver metro area. According to CDE, DCSD graduation rates have risen steadily from 81.9 percent in 2009 to 90.4 percent in 2017.

Five female students standing on stage smiling and laughing at the awards ceremony

The top two-percent of female athletes in Douglas County School District (DCSD) were honored at the annual Girls and Women in Sports Luncheon last week at Chaparral High School. This year represented the 30th national celebration of Girls and Women in Sports Day, created to encourage and promote the participation of girls in athletics. The girls who were honored were selected by their school’s coaches, athletic directors and principals for their outstanding achievements.

Superintendent Search text based logo

Working through the recent winter break, the Douglas County School District Board of Education has kicked off its search for DCSD’s next permanent superintendent. Following a thorough vetting of potential search firms, Ray & Associates (no relation to Board Director David Ray) has been hired to conduct the national search. The cost of the firm, excluding travel expenses, is $40,000. The money will come from the school board's budget, which is used for costs such as legal expenses and conferences.