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Elementary Education

Our Elementary Schools

Ted Knight
Assistant Superintendent of Schools    

Tammy Taylor
Administrative Assistant
303-387-0067

School Leadership Administration

 

620 Wilcox Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Phone: 303-387-0067

calendars


Douglas County School District has 59 neighborhood and charter elementary schools, each providing an exceptional 21st Century education.  We recognize that each child is different, and therefore strive to meet each child’s needs through a variety of differentiated measures.  Our schools offer a variety of programmatic and philosophical approaches, all staff is highly qualified and trained to facilitate their school’s approach and differentiation within every classroom to exceed each student’s learning needs is the norm.

 

 

The Douglas County Preschool Program is an inclusive program for both typically developing students and students identified with special needs. Class sessions, running 2 hours and 45 minutes, are offered both morning and afternoon. Preschool classrooms are located in DCSD buildings throughout the school district.  Each classroom serves approximately 15 students with a teaching staff of 3-4 adults. 

Students who are age three on or before October 1st are eligible to register and begin school at the start of the school year in August. Students who turn three after October 1st are eligible to register and begin school on their third birthday. To align with district practice, students who are 5 years of age on or before October 1, 2015 are eligible for kindergarten and not eligible for preschool.

DCSD Preschool Program

 

 

Before and After School Enterprise (B.A.S.E.)

Douglas County students ages five through thirteen years are eligible to access our on-site school-age child care programs.

Children who participate in our programs acquire the knowledge and abilities to make educated choices concerning their social, emotional, and physical health while learning principles of respect, integrity, honesty, and responsibility.

Benefits of our B.A.S.E. programs:

  • All staff are Douglas County School District employees
  • On-site convenience for families
  • Strong school partnership
  • District oversight and support
  • Licensed through State of Colorado Division of Child Care
  • Several sites recognized as accredited through Council on Accreditation

Many of our sites provide the following services:

  • Before and After School Programs
  • Kindergarten Enrichment
  • School Breaks (and professional development days)

DCSD BASE Program

Student Rights & Responsibilities

While the primary purpose of the Code of Conduct is to inform students and parents of their rights, responsibilities and the consequences of their behavior, we also want to extend our appreciation to students who behave well, make responsible decisions and work hard; these students comprise the majority of our learners. Our Core Values remain constant in an ever-changing world. They provide the foundation for our work and influence how we conduct ourselves and engage with others.

Student Behavior Expectations - Striving for a School District of Honor and Respect.

If high expectations are to be held for academic achievement, it follows reason that clear behavior expectations be adopted as well.

In the summer of 1995, the Douglas County Board of Education made a commitment to develop Behavior Expectations to stand alongside the school district's content standards.

The goal of these standards is to create a culture of honor and respect that is consistent from school to school and can be carried over to the community. The Behavior Expectations create a total learning environment for all students, beginning with the primary grades and continuing through high school.

Work Habits/Time Management

Students, staff, parents and community will develop and use productive work habits.

Indicators:
• Complete work to the best of their ability
• Strive for excellence in all their work
• Honor time commitments
• Arrive at school/class prepared to work
• Work cooperatively with others and independently when appropriate
• Persevere even when tasks are difficult

 

School Climate

Students, staff, parents and community will behave in a manner which fosters a positive school environment. 

Indicators: 
• Participate actively in the learning process 
• Encourage parent and community involvement
• State expectations clearly
• Show sensitivity toward others 
• Use courteous and polite language and behavior
• Exercise self discipline
• Follow school and district rules

 

Dress

Students, staff, parents and community will dress appropriately for the school environment. 

Indicators:
• Dress in a clean, neat and safe manner
• Dress in a manner that is non-demeaning to self or others
• Dress in a manner that promotes practices that are consistent with district policies
• Dress in a manner which is conducive to the activity in which engaged

 

Physical and Emotional Safety

Students, staff, parents and community will promote, create and maintain an environment free from physical and emotional harm. 

Indicators: 
• Control anger and resolve conflicts through non-violent means
• Ensure that schools are free from weapons
• Ensure that schools are free from harmful substances
• Ensure that schools are free from intimidation, discrimination and harassment

 

Respect for Grounds and Property

Students, staff, parents and community will be thoughtful caretakers of the school and district property and the property of others.

Indicators:
• Use property and materials for their intended purpose
• Take responsibility for maintaining school and district property
• Show respect for the personal property of others

 

Integrity and Responsibility

Students, staff, parents and community will accept personal responsibility and accountability for their actions or inactions.

Indicators: 

• Honor commitments
• Promote excellence by setting challenging and attainable goals
• Serve self and others through community involvement
• Take the initiative to help others
• Determine the right thing to do and do it

Diversity

Students, staff, parents and community will respect the unique attributes and qualities of every individual.

Indicators: 
• Treat others with fairness and compassion
• View diversity as enhancing the school environment and community
• Promote and encourage increased knowledge and understanding of diversity in curriculum and school-related activities

 

Communication

Students, staff, parents and community will communicate effectively to build a more positive school environment.

Indicators: 
• Communicate with positive intent
• Communicate in an open, trusting and truthful manner
• Express ideas clearly
• Listen actively and encourage feedback
• Communicate in a timely and on-going manner
• Clarify communication directly with the source.

 

More Information

Process

Calendars are approved by the Board of Education as required under Colorado Revised Statutes. Schools then choose a calendar based on input from their school community and in collaboration with schools within their feeder.  Currently, there are three calendars in use:  Conventional, Split Fall Break Modified and Modified.

The Board of Education approved six calendar options for the 2016-2017 school year following consultation with the District Accountability Committee and Student Advisory Council.  On November 18, 2015, the Board of Education approved the same six calendars for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years.  Those calendar options are posted on the right side of this page under Future Calendars.

2016-2017 School Year Calendars - Displayed by Feeder Area

Castle View HS Feeder Schools

CVHS Feeder Schools

School's choice:

Castle View High School

  Conventional

Castle Rock Middle School

  Conventional

Clear Sky Elementary

  Modified

Larkspur Elementary

  Conventional

Meadow View Elementary

  Modified

Sedalia Elementary

  Conventional

Soaring Hawk Elementary

 Conventional

Chaparral HS Feeder Schools

CHS Feeder Schools

School's choice:

Chaparral High School

 Conventional

Sierra Middle School

  Conventional

Cherokee Trail Elementary

  Split-Fall Break Modified

Mammoth Heights Elementary

 Split-Fall Break Modified

Pine Grove Elementary

  Split-Fall Break Modified

Pine Lane Elementary (North and South)

  Split-Fall Break Modified

Prairie Crossing Elementary

  Split-Fall Break Modified

Douglas County HS Feeder Schools

DCHS Feeder Schools

School's choice:

Douglas County High School

  Conventional

Mesa Middle School

  Conventional

Castle Rock Elementary

  Conventional

Cherry Valley Elementary

  Conventional

Flagstone Elementary

  Conventional

Renaissance Magnet School

 Modified

Rock Ridge Elementary

 Conventional

Sage Canyon Elementary

  Conventional

South Ridge Elementary

  Conventional

Daniel C Oakes High School

  DC Oakes Calendar

Highlands Ranch HS Feeder Schools

HRHS Feeder Schools

School's choice:

Highlands Ranch High School

  Conventional

Cresthill Middle School

  Conventional

Acres Green Elementary

 Conventional

Arrowwood Elementary

  Conventional

Cougar Run Elementary

  Conventional

Eagle Academy (Night HS)

  Eagle Academy Calendar

Eagle Ridge Elementary

  Conventional

Fox Creek Elementary

  Conventional

Lone Tree Elementary Magnet School

  Conventional

Legend HS Feeder Schools

LHS Feeder Schools

School's choice:

Legend High School

  Split-Fall Break Modified

Cimarron Middle School

  Split-Fall Break Modified

Frontier Valley Elementary

  Split-Fall Break Modified

Gold Rush Elementary

 Split-Fall Break Modified

Iron Horse Elementary

  Split-Fall Break Modified

Pioneer Elementary

  Split-Fall Break Modified

Mountain Vista HS Feeder Schools

MVHS Feeder Schools

School's choice:

Mountain Vista High School

  Conventional

Mountain Ridge Middle School

  Conventional

Bear Canyon Elementary

  Conventional

Copper Mesa Elementary

  Conventional

Heritage Elementary

  Conventional

Northridge Elementary

  Conventional

Sand Creek Elementary

  Conventional

Summit View Elementary

 Conventional

Ponderosa HS Feeder Schools

PHS Feeder Schools

School's choice:

Ponderosa High School

 Conventional

Sagewood Middle School

  Conventional

Franktown Elementary

  Conventional

Legacy Point Elementary

  Conventional

Mountain View Elementary

  Split-Fall Break Modified

Northeast Elementary

 Split-Fall Break Modified

Rock Canyon HS Feeder Schools

RCHS Feeder Schools

School's choice:

Rock Canyon High School

  Conventional

Rocky Heights Middle School

  Conventional

Buffalo Ridge Elementary

  Conventional

Redstone Elementary

  Conventional

Timber Trail Elementary

  Conventional

Wildcat Mountain Elementary

  Conventional

ThunderRidge HS Feeder Schools

TRHS Feeder Schools/Programs

School's choice:

ThunderRidge High School

  Conventional

Ranch View Middle School

  Conventional

Coyote Creek Elementary

  Conventional

Eldorado Elementary

  Conventional

Plum Creek Academy

  Conventional

Roxborough Primary/Intermediate Elementary

  Conventional

Saddle Ranch Elementary

  Conventional

Stone Mountain Elementary

  Conventional

Trailblazer Elementary

  Conventional

Charter Schools

Charter Schools Calendar:
   American Academy Charter School

  16-17 AA Parker Calendar
  16-17 Castle Pines Calendar

   Academy Charter School   16-17 ACS Calendar
   Aspen View Academy Charter School   16-17 AVA Calendar
   Ben Franklin Academy Charter School   16-17 BFA Calendar
   Challenge to Excellence Charter School   16-17 C2E Calendar
   DC Montessori Charter School   16-17 DC Montessori Calendar
   HOPE Online Co-Op   HOPE SY Calendar 16-17
   North Star Academy Charter School   16-17 NSA Calendar
   Parker Core Knowledge Charter School   16-17 PCK Calendar
   Platte River Academy Charter School   16-17 PRA Calendar
   Skyview Academy Charter School   16-17 SVA Calendar
   STEM Middle/High Academy Charter School   16-17 STEM Calendar
   World Compass Academy Charter School   16-17 WCA Calendar

Elementary School is a time of great learning.  Children gain a sense of importance around their own education while finding the abilities to create and sustain life-long friendships.  Our elementary school educators understand this and are committed to being responsive in meeting the needs of every student. Communication and resolution of concerns are a priority. We believe that complaints are best handled when both sides work together to find a solution at the level closest to the situation. 

We believe that complaints and grievances are best handled and resolved as close to their origin as possible.  To ensure quick and effective problem solving, please channel concerns or complaints involving instruction, discipline, or learning materials as follows:

1. When possible, encourage your son/daughter to address the concern or solve the problem independently.
2. Contact the teacher directly either by phone or email.  
3. If still unresolved, contact school administration for additional assistance.

Board Policies