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All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners. Each of our schools provides programming for high-ability learners through a variety of programing practices, including curriculum compacting, content acceleration, and flexible and cluster grouping. For students whose needs are more intensive than can be met in the traditional classroom setting, the District offers the center-based Discovery Program.

We encourage parents to begin by talking to your teachers or principal. For families new to our district, we encourage you to explore the Gifted & Talented pages on the DCSD website https://www.dcsdk12.org/gifted-and-talented.

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English Language Development

You have indicated that your student may require a school that offers a English Language Development program.

All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners. English learners are served through a variety of programming options based on their individual learning needs. Practices include collaboration, coaching, co-teaching, and direct English language development and content instruction.

We encourage parents to begin by talking to your teachers or principal. For families new to our district, we encourage you to explore the English Language Development pages on the DCSD website https://www.dcsdk12.org/English-Language-Development.

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Literacy InterventionLiteracy Intervention

You have indicated that your student may require literacy support.

All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners.

We encourage parents to begin by talking to their teachers or principal.

You can learn more about DCSD’s Literacy Intervention programming by visiting https://www.dcsdk12.org/educational-programming-and-services/literacy-in....

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Special Education

You have indicated that your student may require a school that offers special education services.

All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners, including those who have Individualized Education Program (IEP) or a 504 plans.

Universal and targeted special education support and services are delivered at all school sites within the framework of moderate needs support and itinerant services. Itinerant services include mental health, speech-language, behavior support team, autism assessment and training team, occupational therapy, physical therapy, assistive technology, vision, deaf hard of hearing, and audiology.

Consistent with our mission of empowering all students to achieve world-class outcomes by providing specialized instruction & services, the Special Education Department also provides an intensive level of support in center-based programs for students who experience significant support needs, serious emotional disabilities, deaf and hard of hearing, and autism. Center-based programming is designed to enable students to build the skills required to access and make progress in the general curriculum/environment to the fullest extent possible.

If you believe your student may require additional support, begin by speaking to a teacher or principal.

You can learn more about DCSD’s Special Education department by visiting https://www.dcsdk12.org/special-education.

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Gifted & Talented

You have indicated that your student may require a school that offers gifted & talented programming.

All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners. Each of our schools provides programming for high-ability learners through a variety of programing practices, including curriculum compacting, content acceleration, and flexible and cluster grouping. For students whose needs are more intensive than can be met in the traditional classroom setting, the District offers the center-based Discovery Program.

We encourage parents to begin by talking to your teachers or principal. For families new to our district, we encourage you to explore the Gifted & Talented pages on the DCSD website https://www.dcsdk12.org/gifted-and-talented.

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English Language Development

You have indicated that your student may require a school that offers a English Language Development program.

All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners. English learners are served through a variety of programming options based on their individual learning needs. Practices include collaboration, coaching, co-teaching, and direct English language development and content instruction.

We encourage parents to begin by talking to your teachers or principal. For families new to our district, we encourage you to explore the English Language Development pages on the DCSD website https://www.dcsdk12.org/English-Language-Development.

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Literacy InterventionLiteracy Intervention

You have indicated that your student may require literacy support.

All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners.

We encourage parents to begin by talking to their teachers or principal.

You can learn more about DCSD’s Literacy Intervention programming by visiting https://www.dcsdk12.org/educational-programming-and-services/literacy-in....

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Special Education

You have indicated that your student may require a school that offers special education services.

All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners, including those who have Individualized Education Program (IEP) or a 504 plans.

Universal and targeted special education support and services are delivered at all school sites within the framework of moderate needs support and itinerant services. Itinerant services include mental health, speech-language, behavior support team, autism assessment and training team, occupational therapy, physical therapy, assistive technology, vision, deaf hard of hearing, and audiology.

Consistent with our mission of empowering all students to achieve world-class outcomes by providing specialized instruction & services, the Special Education Department also provides an intensive level of support in center-based programs for students who experience significant support needs, serious emotional disabilities, deaf and hard of hearing, and autism. Center-based programming is designed to enable students to build the skills required to access and make progress in the general curriculum/environment to the fullest extent possible.

If you believe your student may require additional support, begin by speaking to a teacher or principal.

You can learn more about DCSD’s Special Education department by visiting https://www.dcsdk12.org/special-education.

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Clear Sky Elementary School

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There are no words that can accurately communicate how much we love our students, their families and our community. Clear Sky is a proud neighborhood school that works as a team to rally around each one of our students. We utilize a Project Based Learning approach to allow students voice and choice in their education. We honor the individuality of our students and work hard to ensure individual needs are met. Through combo classrooms and cluster grouping we meet the needs of our gifted learners. We also have a stellar special education and RtI program for students that may need additional support. You will find our team working collaboratively to ensure the safety of our students through Positive Behavior Support. We are proud to be part of the Castle Rock Community and our generous students support the community through their "Leave a Legacy" project each year.

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School at a Glance
Strand: 
Project Based Learning
Home of the: 
Bison
Attendance Line: 
(303) 387-5902
Principal: Kellie Roe
Calendar: Modified
9:00am - 4:00pm
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School At A Glance

1470 Clear Sky Way
Castle Rock, CO 80109
United States
Phone: (303)387-5900
Fax: (303)387-5901
Principal Name: Kellie Roe
Mascot: Bison
Strand: Project Based Learning
School Start Time: 9:00am
School End Time: 4:00pm

School Life

School Size: 
Large
Neighborhood Feeder
Open Enrollment Status: Not Currently Accepting
Class Size Philosophy: 
Currently our class sizes are between 20-28 students. We work hard to keep class sizes down, especially in the lower grades. We have a a full time educational assistant in each of our kindergarten classrooms. If a class every gets to 30 students (which has happened twice in January when we have a number of students enroll after Christmas) we hire a full time EA for that classroom.
School Amenities and Building Resources
School Amenities
Counseling Center
We have a full time school psychologist at Clear Sky.
Garden
We have a a school garden that was created by one of our sixth grade classes. This is a space where they continue to plant, grow and learn each year.
Library Media Center
Tech Lab
Quick Facts
School Type: 
Calendar: Modified
9:00am - 4:00pm
Student Dress
Dress Code
Dress Code Students should be dressed appropriately for school and the weather. Cool or cold weather is not an acceptable excuse for non-participation at recess. During periods of inclement weather, please be sure your child comes to school with appropriate clothing including boots, gloves and snow pants when needed. PLEASE LABEL ALL COATS, GLOVES, ETC. Shirts and blouses must be long enough to conceal the midriff (a decent coverage of the body is expected). Tops with shoulder straps narrower than 2 inches in width are not appropriate to wear to school. Tank tops, spaghetti straps, muscle shirts, short shorts, bare midriffs, halter tops, net shirts, swimsuits, etc., are for a more casual time and are not to be worn at school. Inappropriate messages or slogans, including those that advertise alcoholic beverages, will not be allowed at school. Pants and shorts should be sized to fit your child's waist in order not to sag. Sagging pants are those, which are other than the student’s normal size, baggy and hanging below the student’s waistline. Shorts should be long enough to reach the student’s mid-thigh. They should be longer than their fingertips when they extend their arms by their side. Shoes should be sturdy and have closed toes and not have a platform. Sandals or poorly fitting shoes can cause serious injury. No roller blade tennis shoes are allowed. Hair should be clean and neatly groomed. Extreme styles (i.e., hair dyed orange or blue) will be permitted so long as that style does not cause a disruption to the school setting. The principal or the principal’s designee will determine if a style is creating a disruption. Hats/caps or other headwear (i.e., visors, bandannas, etc.) will be removed while in the building.
Time Allotment
Lunch: 
23 minutes
Students are provided 23 minutes to eat.
Recess: 
22 Minutes - At lunch and another 15 Minutes - Daily
Students have 22 minutes of recess at lunch time and then they will have another 15 minute recess some time throughout the day.
Information Technology
We have one to one Chrome books in our 3-6 grades. In the primary grades we have 12 IPads per classroom, along with 4 classroom computers. We also have a full computer lab and 5 computer carts.
Personally Owned Devices Allowed
With permission from parents, we encourage students to bring their own devices to school.
Support Staff
Building Resource Teacher
Professional Learning Specialist
Psychologist

Support Services

Before & After School (BASE)
BASE
We have an incredible before and after school program at Clear Sky. Our BASE program begins at 6:30 in the morning and goes until 6:00 at night.
We currently offer 2 full day classes, 2 all day every other day classes (M & W and some Fridays or T & Th and some Fridays) and an a.m. class. We believe in the importance of early intervention so each of our kindergarten classrooms has a full time educational assistants.
We provide enrichment opportunities for students before and after school. We have a Chess club, an art club, Spanish, Math Olympiad, and Robotics.
Nutrition Services
Nutritional Services: 
Nutritional Services: 
Weight: 
3
Nutritional Services: 
Weight: 
3
Transportation
Transportation
District transportation is provided for students for a small fee.

Personalized Learning

Meeting the Unique Needs of All Learners

The Douglas County School District is dedicated to serving a full continuum of learners, where students feel safe, valued and connected in order to reach their highest potential.

English Language Development

ESL specialists and content teachers make instructional decisions to ensure that English Language development and content learning occurs throughout the school day.

Gifted and Talented

Gifted education contact will collaborate and/or consult with classroom teachers to appropriately extend the content for identified gifted learners.

Literacy Intervention

Content teachers and literacy interventionists collaborate to provide specialized reading and writing support.

Health Services

Providing for the needs of students with an emphasis on those with health challenges, so that all students have an equal opportunity to excel.

In a multi-tiered system of support, Health Services provides:

  • Medical training and support to school personnel
  • Prevention efforts for communicable diseases
  • Advocacy for students with health concerns
  • Implementation of accommodations so students can focus on learning, including case management for students with intensive care needs

School nurses are healthcare connectors who keep students in classrooms, ready to learn.

Special Education

Universal and targeted special education support and services are delivered at all school sites within the framework of moderate needs support and itinerant services. Itinerant services include mental health, speech-language, behavior support team, autism assessment and training team, occupational therapy, physical therapy, assistive technology, vision, deaf hard of hearing, and audiology.

Consistent with our mission of empowering all students to achieve world-class outcomes by providing specialized instruction & services, the Special Education Department also provides an intensive level of support in center-based programs for students who experience significant support needs, serious emotional disabilities, deaf and hard of hearing, and autism. Center-based programming is designed to enable students to build the skills required to access and make progress in the general curriculum/environment to the fullest extent possible.

Personalized Learning
Center-Based Special Ed Program
Cluster Grouping
Reading Recovery

School Performance

State Testing
Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

Math

Third grade: 85% Proficient and Advanced

Fourth grade: 83% Proficient and Advanced

Fifth grade: 72% Proficient and Advanced

Sixth grade: 70% Proficient and Advanced

Reading

Third grade: 85% Proficient and Advanced

Fourth grade: 75% Proficient and Advanced

Fifth grade: 77% Proficient and Advanced

Sixth grade: 82% Proficient and Advanced

Writing

Third grade: 73% Proficient and Advanced

Fourth grade: 65% Proficient and Advanced

Fifth grade: 65% Proficient and Advanced

Sixth grade: 68% Proficient and Advanced

Parent Involvement

We have an active senior volunteer population at our school. We appreciate their help working in the library, with small groups, and leading our Junior Great Books groups.
School Accountability Committee
We have an amazing School Accountability Committee that meets quarterly. They provide feedback and input on our UIP, Budget, and other important areas impacting the school.
SAC Chairperson: Heather Dittenber
Frequency: 
Quarterly
Meeting: 
We meet on Tuesday mornings at 9:15 in our Bungalow.
Parent Teacher Organization
We have an amazing PTO at Clear Sky that has provided amazing opportunities for our students. They raise money for major purchases for our school and provide mini grants for our teachers. They organize a Fall Festival, Spring Fling, Fun Run and many other activities that make Clear Sky a great place for kids!!
PTO: Frequency: 
Monthly
PTO: Meeting Times: 
Our PTO Meets the first Monday of every month at 6:30