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Safeguarding Children: Building Resiliency

CASTLE ROCK - Next month the Douglas County School District will be teaming up with local law enforcement and other community partners to provide a series of regional forums on the safety of our students. In addition to providing parents with information about the physical safety measures we’ve taken, during Safeguarding Children: Building Resiliency we’ll be discussing the importance of psychological safety and what you can do to support your student’s wellbeing.

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

All three forums will be held from 6-9 p.m.

In conjunction with the forums, there will also be a resource fair on April 23. Parents will be able to meet experts from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas Arapahoe Mental Health, Children’s Hospital, and many more community organizations.

March 18, 2014 | By rmbarber | Category: Safety and Security

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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.

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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.