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DCSD to Test Emergency Messaging Thursday

CASTLE ROCK - On Thursday, May 1 at 11 a.m., the Douglas County School District will be conducting a test of our emergency messaging systems in coordination with other school districts across the state.

To ensure our notifications are timely and dependable, DCSD is committed to regularly testing our emergency notification systems.

This test will include voice, email, and text messages, and will be labeled as “THIS IS A TEST OF THE DCSD EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION SYSTEM.”

Parents and guardians are responsible for ensuring their emergency contact information is correct in the Parent Portal. Only phone numbers and email addresses that are check-marked under the "Emergency" column will receive Thursday's test message. Families that need to update a phone number within your Parent Portal Contact Preferences screen will need to contact their school registrar.

We’ve set up a SchoolMessenger FAQ page on the DCSD website, where you'll find tips on how to update your contact information, steps to take if you don't receive the emergency test email on Thursday, and more.

April 29, 2014 | By rmbarber | Category: Communications, Information Technology, Safety and Security

District News

Last month, the Board of Education passed a resolution tasking the Superintendent to convene a task force inclusive of members of the general public and staff members. This task force will develop a survey for parents of students eligible for special education services and a survey for staff members who serve students eligible for special education services.

Board members sitting at the dais

CASTLE ROCK - On February 6, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education confirmed its commitment to begin the process of seeking approval from voters for additional local funding.

“Our children need a bond and mill levy override (MLO) to be passed in 2018, beyond any doubt,” said DCSD Board of Education President David Ray. “We want to move forward immediately with the necessary processes and collaboration with our community in order to finalize a formal funding package.”

Eleven Douglas County School District schools have been named recipients of the 2017 John Irwin Schools of Excellence Awards. The John Irwin awards are given to schools that demonstrate exceptional academic achievement over time. These schools received an "Exceeds Expectations" rating on the Academic Achievement indicator of the School Performance Frameworks reflecting exceptional performance in Math, English Language Arts, and Science.