• Employee Resources
  • Language

Enhancements planned for upcoming Elementary Progress Report release

CASTLE ROCK – Beginning in two weeks, families of Douglas County elementary school students will once again receive Elementary Progress Reports. Parents should notice significant improvements-- including a greater emphasis on content -- as a result of feedback received from parents, teachers and principals last semester.

The EPR Task Force, a group composed of parents, administrators, teachers, a District Accountability Committee member and other district staff members, reviewed the feedback from December and recommended enhancements, which are currently being implemented to improve the tool for the Spring semester.

Some of the feedback included a desire for more comments from teachers about their child’s progress, as well as more detailed information about whether their child is meeting or exceeding Grade Level Expectations (GLEs) for skills within the core elementary subjects of reading, writing and math.

Additionally, parents wanted more information about World Class Outcomes and the grading scale.

As part of the enhancements made to the EPR for this semester, a new "Highlights" page will provide parents with the basic information in how their child is progressing in the content areas of reading, writing and math.  This page will highlight the most important information that teachers want parents to know.

There will also be increased consistency in the EPR from school to school, as building principals collaboratively developed and agreed upon a new set of collective agreements. For example, principals agreed on a further defined grading scale and some minimum expectations regarding comments.

Other enhancements include:

  • Improved technical stability
  • Improved PDF access and printing capabilities
  • Creation of ongoing support for parent/guardian access issues
  • Improved school-level access to students who are no longer enrolled
  • Ability to get EPR when a student transitions from one school to another (via school registrar)
  • Colorado Department of Education Standards documentation to provide parents contextual understanding

Future enhancements for the 2016-2017 school year are already planned to provide more contextual understanding of World Class Outcomes and to professionally translate the EPR for families who require alternate languages.

Spring EPR release dates correspond with the school’s last day:

Conventional: May 26
Modified: June 3
Split-Modified: June 6
May 12, 2016 | By CSilberman | Category:

District News

kids running outside as part of a race

DCSD is requesting parent input on the health and wellness of our students. Last year, DCSD received a large planning grant from Colorado Health Foundation in an effort to assess how the district supports students through the lens of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model (WSCC). The mission of this grant is to review the current state of DCSD's student health and wellness program, and then formulate a three to five-year plan based on stakeholders’ needs, the latest research, and best practices. As part of this process, we would like your input.

How are we doing?

We want to hear from you! How often do you prefer to receive email newsletters from DCSD? How can we improve the news and information you receive? This brief survey should only take a minute or two of your time. Thank you for giving us your input!

Tell us what you think, here!


glowing purple lights hover over trays of seedlings in a dark room

It may look like a plain, white shipping container was just parked on the backyard grounds of Mountain Vista High School. The contents of the container are anything but plain, though. Walking inside the container, different colors of ambient lighting glow, futuristic-looking equipment and tall towers are suspended from the ceiling, and the humidity level is set to 70 percent. The container has been recycled into a new kind of learning opportunity for students.