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Preschool Parents: Weather Cancelation Notice

Following the recent snowstorm, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) has reviewed its preschool cancelation policies and is making a change to clarify and simplify the process for our youngest learners and their families.

While 90-minute delays are rare, they do happen. Their impact is felt by:

  • Increased risk for our youngest learners who are transported to school by the district or their families
  • A significant decrease in instructional time for students
  • A historically low attendance rate in A.M. classes

As a result, starting today, February 25, DCSD will cancel morning preschool programs, when District schools are placed on a 90-minute delay (except for the ECC-S full day program, which will follow a 90-minute delay). If the delay is not District-wide, only preschool sessions in the affected region(s) will be canceled.

As always, when the District decides to close schools, morning, afternoon and full-day sessions will be canceled, again, in the impacted region(s).

Notices about District delays and closures are available on DCSD's website at, its mobile app and social media channels.

February 25, 2015 | By rmbarber | Category:

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On February 9 the PACE Center hosted Portfolio Day for students like Sladovnik. It was an opportunity for critiques from working professional artists, and workshops. It culminates in the "Bright Futures" art exhibit - a showcase of selected work on display February 16-27.

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.”