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Erin Carlson, Principal
Stephanie Brink, Asst. Principal

1100 South Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Office: 303-387-5075
Fax: 303-387-5076
Attendance: 303-387-5077
Español: 303-387-5100
Weather Closure: 303-387-7669

School Hours
Office: 8:30am - 4:30pm
School: 9:10am - 4:00pm
Delayed Start: 10:40am

School Calendar Link
Conventional School Calendar

Mission Statement
South Ridge Elementary is committed to developing academic excellence, empowering creativity and diversity, fostering a global perspective, encouraging curiosity, and inspiring actions that positively impact the world.

South Ridge Elementary School

In Need of a Free New Bike and Helmet?

Cimarron Middle School and Wish for Wheels, Inc. have partnered together to provide 40 free new bicycles and helmets for Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade students of South Ridge Elementary!  South Ridge will be having a lottery drawing for the 40 K-1-2 students selected. Bikes will be delivered to South RIdge on August 3 at 11:30 am. If you are interested in having your child's name be part of the lottery, please email the Principal, Erin Carlson, encarlson[at]dcsdk12[dot]org to receive a consent form to complete and be entered into the bike lottery. The 40 K-1-2 students chosen will be notified the last week in July if they were chosen to receive a bike and helmet.  

B.A.S.E. - Before and After School Enterprise

For the 2017-18 school year, South Ridge will be offering BASE in partnership with Castle Rock Elementary.  BASE will be located at Castle Rock Elementary for before and after school services. There will be a bus for students to take in the morning at 8:50 to bring the students from BASE at Castle Rock Elementary to South Ridge. There will also be a bus at 4 pm to take students from South Ridge over to BASE at Castle Rock Elementary. Students may be dropped off as early at 6:30 am at Castle Rock Elementary for BASE and be picked up as late as 6 pm at BASE at Castle Rock Elementary.  Enrollment for BASE is all online.

For more information, please visit https://www.dcsdk12.org/base

Meet the Teacher Night

Students are all invited to meet their teacher for the 2017-18 school on Wednesday, August 9 from  4 - 6 pm. Hope to see you there!

First Day of School

The first day of school for the 2017-18 school year will be Thursday, August 10.

Express Check-In

Parents who have NOT done Express Check-In, please do so. You will use your parent portal username and password to log in to Express Check-In. You can find this on the Douglas County School District Website under Express Check-In (Parents) or by clicking here.

SAC – School Accountability Committee 

We would invite all parents to take part in the School Accountability Committee (SAC). 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 meets quarterly. Please contact Stephanie Pollock (stephanie_pollock1[at]hotmail[dot]com) for more information. 





Summer Hours


The Office will re-open on July 24th 2017


If you need to register your child after June 2nd, please go to :


Student Data Information Services

701 Prairie Hawk Drive

Castle Rock, CO 80109

or call 720-433-0095





In April, students in 3rd-6th grades will be taking PARCC and CMAS state mandated tests. If you would like to excuse your child from taking state mandated tests, please locate the directions on how to do so on our website: https://www.dcsdk12.org/school/south-ridge-elementary-school. Select State-Mandated Testing>State Testing Excusal.  If you have questions, please contact Stephanie Brink, Assistant Principal.




We are proud to be an International Baccalaureate PYP Elementary School!!!

At the heart of the Primary Years Program's (PYP) philosophy is a commitment to structured inquiry as the leading vehicle for learning!  Teachers and students are guided by six transdisciplinary themeas as they design curricular units for exploration and study.  Students explore subject areas through these themes, often in ways that transcend conventional subject boundaries.  In the process, they develop an understanding of:

Internationalism ~ Concepts ~ Skills ~ Attitudes ~ Action ~ Knowledge

The aim of all IB programs is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet help to create a better more peaceful world.




Monthly PTCO Meeting! 

First Wednesday of the Month

9:15 - 11:00 am 





Visit us on Facebook and Our Website! 

Don't forget to "Like" us on Facebook at South Ridge Elementary PTCO

and check out our Website at www.southridgeptco.org.


Parents, when your children have play dates or are going home with another student, please send a note. For the safety of our students we require confirmation from both families.  If we do not have a note from both families, we will require your students to go home as they normally do. 



When a lightning dismissal is called, we will put out the YELLOW and BLUE flags by the driveway and the staircase down to the parking lot.  If you see the flags, you will need to come into the school and sign your child out from his teacher in his/her classroom.  If your child is in a mobile, you can find him with his teacher in the Cafeteria.  Please remember to bring your identification with you.  If your child walks home, your student will not be released until the storm has passed or a parent/guardian comes to the school to pick them up.  

Kiss and Go Lane

Just a reminder that the Kiss and Go Lane is intended to pick up or drop off students without leaving your car unattended or parked for periods of time.  If you wish to park there is parking up the street closer to the church. 

Parking Lot Closure
The parking lot
closes at 8:50am and again at 3:50pm daily for buses to drop off and pickup.  For the safety of our children please do not try to enter during these times.

Thank you for helping to keep South Ridge and our students safe!