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Halloween Is Upon Us!

Our little ones will be enjoying Halloween costumes, parties, trick or treating, and eating lots of candy! As parents, we need to be aware of what our children are receiving when trick or treating.  Although local law enforcement has not seen an issue at Halloween  with marijuana "edibles" candy, that doesn't mean we don't need to remain vigilant. 

Marijuana edibles contain up to 95% THC, which is the chemical that effects the brain and takes approximately 30 minutes to take effect. Marijuana is being infused as "edibles" in candy that is marketed to kids such as "Sour Patch Kids", "Gummy Bears", and other candies that appeal to kids. 

Parents, make sure your kids know to not accept any candy that is not factory sealed and that is not from a reputable manufacturer.  If it does not look right, it probably is not right! It is better to throw the candy away and be safe than sorry!

October 29, 2015 | By gcburnett | Category: Prevention and School Culture, Health Wellness and Prevention

District News

The Douglas County School District Board of Education welcomes Dr. Thomas S. Tucker into the role of Superintendent of Douglas County School District. Dr. Tucker officially leads the 68,000 student district as of July 1, 2018.

 

Nearly 1,500 Colorado students applied for the prestigious Boettcher Foundation Scholarship this year, with 42 being named recipients. Of those, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) is proudly home to four recipients.

 

When it comes to mental health services, communities traditionally focus on supporting kids as needs arise. This work is crucial for the safety of our students. Equally important, though, is prevention-based programming that can help, early on, prevent the social-emotional challenges our kids may be experiencing from escalating.