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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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Sedalia Elementary School

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Students come first at Sedalia and are at the heart of all decision making and continuous improvement efforts. As a small school with a long history and diverse student population, we promote academic excellence through innovation and collaboration. Learning is a direct result of the positive relationships we build with students, families, and each other. Students feel safe and genuinely cared for as unique individuals. Projects, peers, passion, play and purpose play a significant role in the learning opportunities provided to students. Providing students with choice within a learning environment is a key component of our innovation. We have to find ways to provide students with opportunities to explore areas of interests, even if their interests change from day to day. Think of this as possible apprenticeships through the art of learning, as kids are curious by nature. Learning has progressed beyond a “one size fits most” approach. Students need to have opportunities to inquire, research, tinker, collaborate, innovate, present, contribute, and reflect each day, not only with their grade levels peers, but with other peers who have similar interests, passions and wonderings. We do whatever it takes for every student, every day while maintaining a merry heart!

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School at a Glance
Strand: 
Success in Sight
Home of the: 
Mustangs
Attendance Line: 
(303) 387-5502
Principal: Jeff Johnson
Calendar: Conventional
9:05am - 4:00pm
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School At A Glance

5449 North Huxtable Street
Sedalia, CO 80135
United States
Phone: (303)387-5500
Fax: (303)387-5501
Principal Name: Jeff Johnson
Mascot: Mustangs
Strand: Success in Sight
School Start Time: 9:05am
School End Time: 4:00pm

School Life

School Size: 
Small
At Sedalia, we offer two full-day, tuition free kindergarten programs. Spaces are available for new students while we try to maintain a class size of 20 - 22. Families choosing to open-enroll in kindergarten also choose Sedalia as their home school.
Neighborhood Feeder
Open Enrollment Status: Accepting
Class Size Philosophy: 
Our goal is to keep primary (K-2nd) classrooms around twenty students. At the intermediate (3rd-6th) level, our average classroom size goal is around twenty-three. We also use our Education Assistants to support classroom learning, especially when a classroom reaches numbers above our goals. By keeping classroom sizes down, students have even more opportunities for personalized learning, as well as additional and individualized support from the classroom teacher.
School Amenities and Building Resources
School Amenities
Counseling Center
At Sedalia, we have mental, social, and emotional health support from a licensed school psychologist on staff. Through collaboration with classroom teachers, the mental health professionals work with students in a variety of ways (individually, small groups, and classes) to assist in their individual growth.
Garden
With the help of our community, Sedalia boasts one of the most beautiful and sustainable gardens in the district. This outdoor classroom teaches students the concepts of how energy is used, how to create a sustainable food source, how to organically maintain waste and consumption, as well as personal health and wellness. The garden is operated solely by students and community members with the fruit of our labor being either sold (to facilitate the sustainability of the garden) or used as gifts to the families of our students.
Library Media Center
Sedalia Elementary's library/tech program is focused on the promotion of information literacy. Information literacy is an essential 21st century skill involving development of critical thinking. Curriculum develops the skills necessary for locating printed and digital resources, filtering out misinformation, and the use of standard computer applications.
TV Station
Resources
School Outdoor Ed
Outdoor Ed Location: 
Shady Brook YMCA Camp
Full-Day Kindergarten
Summer School
For three weeks every summer Sedalia is proud to host the Sedalia Summer Experience. This is a unique summer school opportunity that is open to qualifying Sedalia Elementary students. During these weeks students are given the opportunity to pursue their learning in the way that works best for them as they go on field trips, do science experiments, and have access to professional educators who help facilitate the process. There is no cost for Sedalia Summer Experience due to the generous gifts from individuals, schools, and our district who believe in the students at Sedalia Elementary.
Sustainability
Composting
Energy Conservation
Recycling
Quick Facts
School Type: 
Calendar: Conventional
9:05am - 4:00pm
Student Dress
Dress Code
Students at Sedalia are asked to adhere to the district policy regarding dress code while in school. Students are allowed to wear hats outside of the classroom. However during assemblies, lunch, and instructional time students are asked to refrain from wearing hats.
Time Allotment
Art Allotment: 
40 minutes on a weekly rotation
Lunch: 
Lunch/Recess
Lunch takes place between 11:35 - 1:55. Students will be given a 20 minute lunch and 20 minute recess. Extra recess is determined by grade level teams.
Music Allotment: 
40 minutes on a weekly rotation
Physical Education Allotment: 
40 minutes on a weekly rotation
Information Technology
At Sedalia, through grants and community support we are proud to offer 1:1 iPads for all our students, kindergarten through 6th grade. In addition to the iPads, students have access to laptops and desktops at all times.
Personally Owned Devices Allowed
Students and their families are ultimately responsible for ensuring their devices are compatible with the District's wireless system and have an anti-virus program installed. It is also students’ responsibility to avoid theft, loss or damage to their devices. Once at school, students can work with their classroom teacher to determine appropriate usage and storage. Regarding safeguards for students, our wireless network has safeguards to ensure that inappropriate Internet content and sites are blocked. Students using PODs would still be held to the same standards used for any other tool as set in the Students Rights & Responsibilities Handbook.
Support Staff
Psychologist

Support Services

Nutrition Services
Nutritional Services: 
Nutritional Services: 
Weight: 
3
Nutritional Services: 
Weight: 
3
Nutritional Services: 
Weight: 
3
Transportation
Transportation
Douglas County Schools provides transportation to Sedalia Elementary for all families that are within the school's boundaries. For more information regarding student transportation to Sedalia see the District Transportation page.

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
Reading Recovery

School Performance

State Testing
Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

Math

Third grade: 68% Proficient and Advanced

Fourth grade: 63% Proficient and Advanced

Fifth grade: 64% Proficient and Advanced

Sixth grade: 57% Proficient and Advanced

Reading

Third grade: 62% Proficient and Advanced

Fourth grade: 57% Proficient and Advanced

Fifth grade: 74% Proficient and Advanced

Sixth grade: 69% Proficient and Advanced

Writing

Third grade: 51% Proficient and Advanced

Fourth grade: 33% Proficient and Advanced

Fifth grade: 52% Proficient and Advanced

Sixth grade: 50% Proficient and Advanced

Parent Involvement

Volunteers play a vital role in supporting student learning. It is common to see volunteers working with students on a daily basis. Volunteers spend time in classrooms, helping with lunch and recess, and special events. We love our volunteers.
School Accountability Committee
Following both District and State guidelines, our School Accountability Committee made up of community member, parents, and staff members meet quarterly to discuss all things Sedalia. Our focus is aligning school happenings within the District's new Strategic Plan.
SAC Chairperson: Andy Dunn
Frequency: 
Quarterly
Meeting: 
http://schools.dcsdk12.org/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=208333&
Parent Teacher Organization
Sedalia PTO is a chapter of the Douglas County Educational Foundation - a volunteer parent/teacher non-profit organization designed to create a better education and school experience for all children.
PTO: Frequency: 
Monthly
PTO: Meeting Times: 
General Public Meeting