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Parents invited to learn about 'Safeguarding' Children during regional safety forums

PARKER - The first of three regional "Safeguarding Children: Building Resiliency" student safety forums is scheduled for Wednesday April 9. 

These regional forums will focus on student safety, including both the physical safety measures we’ve taken at our schools, as well as the importance of psychological safety.

DCSD is teaming up with our community partners to offer you information about supporting students’ wellbeing.  Our goal is to provide parents with concrete ways you can take action against bullying, prevent suicide and help to make our schools safer.

The District is offering this opportunity on three dates at different locations in Parker, Highlands Ranch and Castle Rock. All of them will be from 6-9 p.m. Families are encouraged to attend whichever event is most convienent for them.

PARKER: April 9 – Chaparral High School
HIGHLANDS RANCH: April 16 – ThunderRidge High School
CASTLE ROCK: April 23 – Castle View High School

In conjunction with the forums, there will also be resource fairs to provide parents with the ability to learn about community resources that may be helpful to them.

The following are a list of the organizations that plan to participate: 
• Arapahoe Douglas Mental Health Network
• Castle Rock Police Department 
• Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
• Douglas County Youth Initiative (DCYi) 
• For the Kids
• Foundations Family Counseling
• Inspire the Family
• Judi's House
• Juvenile Assessment Center
• Second Wind
• Starfish
• Synergy
• Rocky Mountain Self Defense and Fitness in Castle Rock
• Tri-County Health Department

SHARE: Download our Safeguarding Children flier.

April 9, 2014 | By rmbarber | Category: Safety and Security

District News

graduates standing in line outside, smiling

DOUGLAS COUNTY – Graduation rates in the Douglas County School District (DCSD) continue to climb. Data released today by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) shows the on-time, four-year graduation rate is now 90.4 percent.

DCSD students also made an impressive showing at graduation. The class of 2017 earned more than $82 million in scholarships.

DCSD has one of the highest graduation rates in the Denver metro area. According to CDE, DCSD graduation rates have risen steadily from 81.9 percent in 2009 to 90.4 percent in 2017.

Five female students standing on stage smiling and laughing at the awards ceremony

The top two-percent of female athletes in Douglas County School District (DCSD) were honored at the annual Girls and Women in Sports Luncheon last week at Chaparral High School. This year represented the 30th national celebration of Girls and Women in Sports Day, created to encourage and promote the participation of girls in athletics. The girls who were honored were selected by their school’s coaches, athletic directors and principals for their outstanding achievements.

Superintendent Search text based logo

Working through the recent winter break, the Douglas County School District Board of Education has kicked off its search for DCSD’s next permanent superintendent. Following a thorough vetting of potential search firms, Ray & Associates (no relation to Board Director David Ray) has been hired to conduct the national search. The cost of the firm, excluding travel expenses, is $40,000. The money will come from the school board's budget, which is used for costs such as legal expenses and conferences.