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Preparing for the 2017-2018 School Year

As our CRE students and families are enjoying their summer break, we realize it is never to early to start preparing for the upcoming school year. This page will provide all pertinent information related to back-to-school for the 2017-2018 school year. Take a moment and follow CRE on Facebook and Twitter, as well, for updates, student activities, and more.




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First Day of School: Thursday, August 10th. 

  • The school day will begin at 8:40am.
  • Parents may drop off their students beginning at 8:25am.
  • Breakfast is available for purchase as well as hot lunch service. Learn more about our food service options. School meal payment accounts can be created and replenished by visiting MySchoolBucks. 

2017-2018 School Supply Lists

2017-2018 DCSD Calendar

EXPRESS CHECK IN is now open! Please take a moment to check in your CRE students prior to the start of school. 

For parents needing care for their students before and after school, CRE is proud to offer BASE programming for the 2017-2018 school year. Learn more about BASE. 

Incoming Kindergarten information:

We will be hosting kindergarten meet & greet sessions on Thursday, August 10 and Friday, August 11. Parents will sign up for one 2-hour session on either of the dates. Students may bring their school supplies to their meet & greet. Parents will receive an email next week with their students assigned teacher and meet & greet sign up information. The first full day of kindergarten will be Monday, August 14. 


New CRE Families:

If CRE is your neigborhood school and your students are NEW for this coming year, please complete the registration packet found HERE

Returning CRE Families:

If CRE is your neighborhood school and your students attended CRE for the previous year, an email with a link to our Express Check-In is now available.

If your CRE student is open enrolled into CRE for the 2016-2017 school year, it is important that you complete any required paperwork for your student to remain at CRE for next year. You can find information on this by visiting the DCSD Open Enrollment page. 

The main office and administration at CRE is currently closed for summer break. The main office will open again on Monday, July 24, 2017. If you need immediate assistance, please contact Douglas County School District at 303.387.0100. 

Don't forget, you can still access your Spring 2017 Elementary Progress Report (EPR) by logging in to your Engaged Parent Portal. Click Here for more information. 



March 28, 2017 | By mgreene1 | Category: Castle Rock Elementary School

District News

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DOUGLAS COUNTY – Graduation rates in the Douglas County School District (DCSD) continue to climb. Data released today by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) shows the on-time, four-year graduation rate is now 90.4 percent.

DCSD students also made an impressive showing at graduation. The class of 2017 earned more than $82 million in scholarships.

DCSD has one of the highest graduation rates in the Denver metro area. According to CDE, DCSD graduation rates have risen steadily from 81.9 percent in 2009 to 90.4 percent in 2017.

Five female students standing on stage smiling and laughing at the awards ceremony

The top two-percent of female athletes in Douglas County School District (DCSD) were honored at the annual Girls and Women in Sports Luncheon last week at Chaparral High School. This year represented the 30th national celebration of Girls and Women in Sports Day, created to encourage and promote the participation of girls in athletics. The girls who were honored were selected by their school’s coaches, athletic directors and principals for their outstanding achievements.

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Working through the recent winter break, the Douglas County School District Board of Education has kicked off its search for DCSD’s next permanent superintendent. Following a thorough vetting of potential search firms, Ray & Associates (no relation to Board Director David Ray) has been hired to conduct the national search. The cost of the firm, excluding travel expenses, is $40,000. The money will come from the school board's budget, which is used for costs such as legal expenses and conferences.