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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

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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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Coyote Creek Elementary School

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Coyote Creek is a Leader in Me school that offers personalized learning for every student. We tap into students interests and learning styles and allow them to learn in ways that most benefit them. Students learn about and put into practice the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - be proactive, begin with the end in mind, think win-win, put first things first, synergize, seek first things first, and sharpen the saw. By using these habits daily, students are more successful both socially and academically - and teachers work to make student learning personalized to tap into their passions and interests. Coyote Creek is also very excited to begin using Lego Education Kits as a learning tool in the 2015-16 school year!! We will have simple machines for kindergarten, We-do Math STEM for grades 2-4, story starter for grades 2-5, build to express for 1-6th grades, and EV3 Robotics for grades 5 & 6!! These kits will give students the opportunity to learn using hands on, interactive tools that bring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) into content learning. We have also created more 21st century learning spaces where kids can move fluidly throughout the room, sit in a cozy corner, on the floor, standing up - whatever works for their learning style. Coyote Creek is a 100% nut restricted school. We welcome all students who have nut allergies as we provide a safe environment for these students throughout the school.

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School at a Glance
Strand: 
Leader In Me
Home of the: 
Coyotes
Attendance Line: 
(303) 387-6177
Principal: Gigi Whalen
Calendar: Conventional
8:35am - 3:30pm
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Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award
Coyote Creek received the Governor's Award for the 2014-15 School year!!
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School At A Glance

2861 Baneberry Court
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
United States
Phone: (303)387-6175
Fax: (303)387-6176
Principal Name: Gigi Whalen
Mascot: Coyotes
Strand: Leader In Me
School Start Time: 8:35am
School End Time: 3:30pm

School Life

School Size: 
Medium
We are accepting open enrollment for our part time kindergarten classes, first grade, second grade, fourth grade, fifth grade, and sixth grade. Full day kindergarten and third grade classes are full.
Neighborhood Feeder
Open Enrollment Status: Accepting
Class Size Philosophy: 
We prioritize our resources to keep classes as small as possible.
School Amenities and Building Resources
School Amenities
Counseling Center
Garden
We have a beautiful garden, built by parents, and maintained by our librarian, Mrs. Murray. She works with students to plant and harvest from the garden.
Innovation Spaces
We are transforming our library into a learning commons for the 2015-16 school year!! Teachers have also transformed their classrooms into more 21st century learning spaces very similar to a learning commons with standing, sitting, on the floor, cozy learning corners, etc.
Library Media Center
Learning Commons will be in the library media center.
School Tech Center
Resources
School Outdoor Ed
Outdoor Ed Location: 
DCSD Outdoor Education Center
Full-Day Preschool
BASE Full-Day Pre-Kindergarten
Our Award winning pre-K program, Coyote Creek Little Pups, serves 4 year old children and gets them ready for kindergarten. Students attend all specials throughout the week (art, music, physical education, technology, library) and use the Everyday Math curriculum which aligns with the K-6 programming, handwriting without tears, and an introduction to STEM education. Flexible schedules are offered to meet the needs of individual families in this fully licensed, year-round program. A hot school lunch is provided with daily fee when school is in session. Call Michele Stewart, director, for more information - 303-387-6218.
Full-Day Kindergarten
Student Wellness
School-Level
Healthy Schools Successful Students
District-Level: Prevention & School Culture
Implemented Student Wellness & Prevention Framework
Coyote Creek participates in the Healthy Schools Initiative and encourages students to bring healthy snacks. Beginning in the 2015-16 school year, students will celebrate birthdays with non food items, rather than bringing in treats to share, if they wish to do so.
Sustainability
Bike/Walk/Ride to School
Bus service is provided for special needs students only. All other students walk, ride bikes, scooters, are dropped off by parents - a true neighborhood school!!
Energy Conservation
We work to conserve energy by turning off all lights when rooms are not in use.
Recycling
Quick Facts
School Type: 
Coyote Creek Elementary is a neighborhood school with a focus on Personalized Learning and is a Leader in Me school, which utilizes the 7 Habits of Highly Effective people.
Calendar: Conventional
8:35am - 3:30pm
Time Allotment
Art Allotment: 
1 day per week students attend Art
Students participate in Art at least once per week for a 45 minute class period.
School lunches are available for purchase every day of school.
Music Allotment: 
1 day per week
Students attend music at least 1 day per week for a 45 minute class period.
Physical Education Allotment: 
1 day per week
Students attend physical education at least 1 day per week for a 45 minute class period.
Technology Allotment: 
In classrooms throughout the day.
Information Technology
2:1 student ratio
Device Allowance: 
Yes
Personally Owned Devices Allowed
Students must obtain a digital drivers license before they can bring their device.
Support Staff
Psychologist
Dr. Kristine Hammond is our school psychologist, in house 3 days a week.

Support Services

Before & After School (BASE)
BASE
Accredited
BASE Kindergarten Enrichment
This program is offered on alternate days to part time kindergarten.
Nutrition Services
Nutritional Services: 
Nutritional Services: 
Weight: 
3
Nutritional Services: 
Weight: 
3
Nutritional Services: 
Weight: 
3
Transportation
Transportation

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
CCE has an SSN program for our Severe needs students.
Cluster Grouping

School Performance

State Testing
Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

Math

Third grade: 86% Proficient and Advanced

Fourth grade: 87% Proficient and Advanced

Fifth grade: 84% Proficient and Advanced

Sixth grade: 79% Proficient and Advanced

Reading

Third grade: 78% Proficient and Advanced

Fourth grade: 84% Proficient and Advanced

Fifth grade: 84% Proficient and Advanced

Sixth grade: 85% Proficient and Advanced

Writing

Third grade: 59% Proficient and Advanced

Fourth grade: 71% Proficient and Advanced

Fifth grade: 76% Proficient and Advanced

Sixth grade: 75% Proficient and Advanced

Parent Involvement

School Accountability Committee
The purpose of the SAC is to inform, encourage and provide opportunities for parent and community members to be involved in the planning and evaluation of the school’s instructional program and quality improvement processes. The SAC makes recommendations concerning the school’s Performance, Improvement, Priority Improvement, or Turnaround plan, and meets at least quarterly to discuss implementation of the school’s plan and other progress pertinent to the school’s accreditation contract with the Board of Education.Final decision-making authority rests with the principal or other person or group receiving the recommendation from the SAC (e.g., The Superintendent, District Accountability Committee(“DAC”) or Board of Education).
SAC Chairperson: Erin Gomez
Frequency: 
Monthly
Meeting: 
Second Tuesday of the Month
Parent Teacher Organization
The Parent Teacher Organization works diligently to support the staff and school through fundraising activities. Each year, two major events are held - the CCE Scurry, where students run for funds to help raise money for our school, and in the spring, a silent auction. PTO helps fund specials teachers, updated technology and technology licenses, classroom grants, bringing in professional development for the Leader in Me Lighthouse team, and offering scholarships for our 6th grade students who need financial assistance to attend Outdoor Education.
PTO: Frequency: 
Monthly
PTO: Meeting Times: 
Second Tuesday of the Month - 6:00 p.m.