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Erin Carlson, Principal
Cole Kringlen, 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.

2018-19 School Supply List


South Ridge Elementary School

2018-19 School Supply Request:
Here is the 2018-19 School Supply List. If you are in need of shool supplies for the 2018-19 school year, please complete this link to receive school suuplies from The DCSD Foundation. Supplies will be ready to be picked up on August 1 at South Ridge Elementary from 4-6 pm.
Transportation Information
Families are encouraged to use the Let’s Talk feedback form to submit any Transportation questions, comments, or concerns.  
Office Information:
Last Day Staff will be in the office is June 8th.  Office will resume for service on July 16, 2018 and will be open from 8:30-11:30 and 12:30-3:30The office will be CLOSED from 11:30-12:30 for lunch.
Back to School Information:
First day of School is August 9th.  
Watch D.O.G.S.:

WATCH D.O.G.S. is a one-of-a-kind school-based, father involvement program that works to support education and safety

WATCH D.O.G.S. is one of the nation’s largest and most respected school-based, family, and community engagement, organizations in the country.  Since the program’s creation in 1998, more than 6,450 schools across the country have launched a WATCH D.O.G.S. program of their own.  Each school year hundreds of thousands of fathers and father-figures make a positive impact on millions of children by volunteering millions of hours in their local schools through this amazing one-of-a-kind program.

For more information, please visit http://www.fathers.com/watchdogs  

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

South Ridge offers 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://sites.google.com/a/dcsdk12.org/sre-base/home


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 Darcy Macknight (dmacknight[at]gmail[dot]com) for more information. 

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.

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!

School News

Principal Erln Carlson standing with Interim Superintendent Erin Kane in the old school house from the 1800s.

Tucked back into the south side of Castle Rock, surrounded by homes and apartments is not only a Castle Rock staple, but also one of Douglas County’s oldest schools, South Ridge Elementary. The school is currently operating in its 45th year. As a designated International Baccalaureate School, students explore, investigate and make connections observing the world around them beyond what is just in their own backyards.

Students with blankets

A group of South Ridge Elementary School students recently delivered handmade baby blankets to Castle Rock Adventist Hospital.