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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

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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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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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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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Flagstone Elementary School

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We envision sending our students into the world everyday equipped with the ability to meet life's challenges with determination and perseverance of character. They will have the skills to innovate and think with creative confidence while pursuing their passions. They will THRIVE! Think Critically Honor Diversity Rise to the Challenge Inspire Creativity Value Relationships Engage Globally We offer specials in music, art, PE, and integrate technology into all aspects of the curriculum with one to one technology for our students with either an ipad, Chromebook or Macbook. We have a comprehensive school character development program that was developed with student and community input and is driven by our ROCKS matrix (Responsible, Open Minded, Caring, Kind, and Safe and Friendly) that all students and staff model and live by. Grade level teams work in collaboration on lesson planning and assessment creation and all students are held to high level expectations. We believe in meeting students where they are and growing them to the next level academically, emotionally and socially. We have a comprehensive support team and process to identify students that need a specialized program below or above the grade level curriculum. Our PTO functions as an integral component of our school day, offering support in the classroom and in funding our innovative school goals.

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School at a Glance
Strand: 
Academies
Emergenetics
Home of the: 
Mustangs
Attendance Line: 
(303) 387-5227
Principal: Kelli Smith
Calendar: Conventional
9:10am - 4:00pm
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Eco-Schools Green Flag Award
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School At A Glance

104 Lovington Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104
United States
Phone: (303)387-5225
Fax: (303)387-5226
Principal Name: Kelli Smith
Mascot: Mustangs
Strand: Academies, Strand: Emergenetics
School Start Time: 9:10am
School End Time: 4:00pm

School Life

School Size: 
Large
FSE is at capacity in some grades. We are welcoming students that are within our boundaries and open enrollment students when space is available. Please call our school to find out more.
Neighborhood Feeder
Open Enrollment Status: Accepting
Class Size Philosophy: 
FSE works to keep class sizes as low as fiscally possible.
School Amenities and Building Resources
School Amenities
Counseling Center
We have a dedicated school psychologist that works with all students on mental health and anti-bullying support. Please see our school website for more information.
Garden
FSE is has received many awards for our work in green efforts. We have a school garden and many student groups some of which include energy reduction, recycling, terra-cycling and waste free lunches.
Innovation Spaces
Flagstone has embraced a new philosophical outlook as we transform our library into a learning commons. Students no longer need a library as their sole source of information and reading materials. The library collection is just one of the resources at our students' finger tips. Now more than ever our students need support as they sort and sift through the massive amount of information available to them.We recognize many students are using mobile devices on a regular basis; however, it increasingly important to educate students in the safe, responsible, and effective use of these exciting and empowering tools. The focus of the learning commons will include the guidance of our students as they grow to become responsible digital citizens. Real books still have a very important place in the learning commons and classrooms, and students will still be able to check out books. We will simply be acknowledging and actively recognizing the value of mobile technology as a resource and providing a place for the active collaborative potential these devices create. Implementation of the learning commons model will be an ongoing shift in our school. We will be creating flexible spaces in the library as well as throughout the school. Flexible work spaces will foster collaboration and creativity among students. The learning commons will also be a place for staff, students, parents, and community members to come together to work together, create and innovate.
Library Media Center
FSE has been recognized by 5280 magazine for a extensive selection of books in our library reaching over 10,000 titles. We will continue to support increasing our library titles with ebooks and paper bound books.
Tech Lab
Our technology lab is mobile. We have chrome books and ipads that travel to classes for integrated use within the classroom. Each class also has some stationary technology. Our new learning commons will have technology available to all students at all times.
We are in the process of creating a closed circuit TV center for students to conduct weekly news broadcasts. This will be a working studio where students are able to make professional looking movies.
Resources
School Outdoor Ed
Outdoor Ed Location: 
Douglas County Outdoor Education Center
Full-Day Kindergarten
We provide a full day kindergarten program that runs the same hours as our 1-6 grade students. The fee for this program is $2400 a year and is paid in monthly installments.
Summer School
We typically have a science camp and a literacy/writing camp for K-6 students each summer. These run during specific weeks in the summer.
Student Wellness
School-Level
We have a student wellness program and have a focus on this at our school. Our school psychologist works with teachers to develop and integrated approach to this curriculum.
District-Level: Prevention & School Culture
Staff Development
Bullying Prevention Training
We have a comprehensive anti-bullying program at FSE let by our school psychologist.
Sustainability
Bike/Walk/Ride to School
We have at least a quarter of our school population that rides their bike to school pretty regularly. We have had to add more bike racks due to this increased need.
Energy Conservation
We have a student run energy team that does weekly energy audits at FSE. Each Friday the classroom with the least amount of energy being used during these 'spot' checks receives recognition.
Recycling
We have a student run recycling program. We recycle paper, plastic, terricycle and numerous other items. We also work in partnership with a textile recycling company and get money back to our school to further our recycling efforts.
Water Conservation
We encourage faucets to be turned off an small amounts of paper towel used when using the restroom.
Zero Waste Initiatives
We have waste free lunches every month with the hope that we increase this to weekly.
Quick Facts
School Type: 
We are a neighborhood school and are proud of the fact that on any given day there can be 100+ bikes on our bike racks. Our community walks and rides bikes to our school and our neighborhood really looks out for all our students to and from school.
Calendar: Conventional
9:10am - 4:00pm
Student Dress
Dress Code
FSE follows the DCSD dress code policy as it is outlined in the Student Code of Conduct.
Time Allotment
Art Allotment: 
40 min one time a week
All students have art as a special class outside their general education classroom.
Lunch: 
20 minutes
Students eat lunch first and have an allotted 20 minutes to eat. If they are not done when they are dismissed for their 20 min. recess they may stay and finish.
Music Allotment: 
40 min. one time a week
All students have music as a special class outside their general education classroom.
Physical Education Allotment: 
40 min. one time a week
All students have PE as a special class outside their general education classroom.
Recess: 
Yes
Students have a 20 min. lunch recess and another recess in the afternoon.
Technology Allotment: 
Embedded in the daily curriculum
Information Technology
We are close to a 1 device to every two student ratio. We are working with our community to implement a one to one device program in the future.
We work with our community to fundraiser for our technology.
Personally Owned Devices Allowed
Support Staff
Mentor Teacher
We do offer opportunities for our master teachers to mentor student teachers. The number of student teachers vary from year to year.
Professional Learning Specialist
Our professional learning specialist is a coach and mentor to teachers. She offers professional development and coaching to new staff.
Psychologist
We have a school psychologist who runs our anti-bullying program. She works on this implementation with our staff and with students in small and individual groups.

Support Services

Before & After School (BASE)
BASE
FSE has a before and after school program that is currently reaching capacity. If parents are interested in next year please get your enrollment forms in early. You can find out more information under our Child Care tap on our school website.
We offer full and half day kindergarten options.
Nutrition Services
Nutritional Services: 
Nutritional Services: 
Weight: 
3
Nutritional Services: 
Weight: 
3
Nutritional Services: 
Weight: 
3
Transportation
Transportation
Transportation is available through DCSD, if parents are interested they may contact district transportation for routes and rates.

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: 74% Proficient and Advanced

Fourth grade: 80% Proficient and Advanced

Fifth grade: 86% Proficient and Advanced

Sixth grade: 81% Proficient and Advanced

Reading

Third grade: 72% Proficient and Advanced

Fourth grade: 69% Proficient and Advanced

Fifth grade: 88% Proficient and Advanced

Sixth grade: 87% Proficient and Advanced

Writing

Third grade: 56% Proficient and Advanced

Fourth grade: 44% Proficient and Advanced

Fifth grade: 67% Proficient and Advanced

Sixth grade: 67% Proficient and Advanced

Parent Involvement

Average Annual Volunteer Hours Donated: 
60,000
FSE is fortunate to have many parents and community members volunteer on a daily basis in our classrooms and on our school-wide functions.
School Accountability Committee
The purpose of FSAC is to work in collaboration with parents and staff to provide feedback on school programing, budgeting, staffing and safety.
SAC Chairperson: Rossana Urbina
Frequency: 
Quarterly
Meeting: 
8 a.m.
Parent Teacher Organization
The Flagstone Elementary School PTO is a organization that works collaboratively with all FSE stakeholders to benefit students, staff and FSE programing, through in person and financial support.
PTO: Frequency: 
Monthly
PTO: Meeting Times: 
All PTO meetings are linked to the FSE website.