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Inclement Weather Dismissal Procedures

Lightning Dismissal 

Lightning is a dangerous occurrence that happens frequently in Colorado and it is something that we take very seriously. In the event of inclement weather including lightning or the threat of lightning, CRE staff will work diligently to alert our parents and families. We will update parents via our Facebook and Twitter pages, and via direct message from our mobile phone app.  During a Lightning Dismissal, Yellow Flags will posted on the southern-most mobile and on the main flag pole in front of the school.

When lightning occurs at dismissal time, students will be required to remain in the building until a parent or guardian picks their student up and signs them out, or their bus number is called for safe boarding. During these events, the following procedure will be followed:

1. School bus riders will remain in class until called by bus numbers to proceed quickly to their bus. 

2. Students who ride daycare buses will be loaded after the school buses have left. 

3. Parents of walkers or car riders will go to their students classroom, pick their student up, and sign them out with the classroom teacher. 

4. In the event that the storm and lightning passes and students have not yet been picked up, they will be released to walk/ride home as normal. 

May 8, 2017 | By mgreene1 | Category: Castle Rock Elementary School

District News

Last month, the Board of Education passed a resolution tasking the Superintendent to convene a task force inclusive of members of the general public and staff members. This task force will develop a survey for parents of students eligible for special education services and a survey for staff members who serve students eligible for special education services.

Board members sitting at the dais

CASTLE ROCK - On February 6, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education confirmed its commitment to begin the process of seeking approval from voters for additional local funding.

“Our children need a bond and mill levy override (MLO) to be passed in 2018, beyond any doubt,” said DCSD Board of Education President David Ray. “We want to move forward immediately with the necessary processes and collaboration with our community in order to finalize a formal funding package.”

Eleven Douglas County School District schools have been named recipients of the 2017 John Irwin Schools of Excellence Awards. The John Irwin awards are given to schools that demonstrate exceptional academic achievement over time. These schools received an "Exceeds Expectations" rating on the Academic Achievement indicator of the School Performance Frameworks reflecting exceptional performance in Math, English Language Arts, and Science.