General Information

Birthday Treats We will honor our students at school on their  birthday by including them on morning announcements. Classroom teachers are always more than welcome to acknowledge in their own personal way. We do not allow food or special treats to be brought in to share as birthday treats.

Second Grade Expectations



Behavior Expectations

Information regarding your child’s behavior in class will be sent to you daily via an online monitoring program that second grade uses called Class Dojo.  Your child will gain points for positive behaviors and lose points for negative behavior.  During the first week of school, you will receive your parent login information and directions on how to get started.  If you have any questions or concerns after logging on, please feel free to contact me.


Wednesday/Thursday Folders

Each Wednesday/Thursday your child will bring home a folder.  Please take the time to look through the folder, as there will be information from both the school and from the classroom.  Please empty your child’s  folder before returning it to school on the following Monday/Tuesday.



Students in 2nd grade are expected to read for at least 20 minutes each night.  Your child will bring his/her homework folder home nightly with math pages for their elearning instruction for the next day.  This folder contains any paper homework that needs to be completed.   Another great homework opportunity is practicing addition and subtraction facts to and from 20 (10+5, 8+9, 19-7, 14-9)


Your child has a planner this year that will come back and forth on their in person days. We ask that you look at your child’s planner and sign it each night to indicate that your child has completed his/her homework. The students get a Dojo point for having their planners signed! Please talk about the importance of using this planner at home as we will also be reinforcing this information at school as well. We are working on developing leaders who are proactive in their educational journey!



 Your child may bring one healthy snack to school to eat during our morning outdoor learning time.  



On weeks with Fitness or P.E., students must wear tennis shoes.  We encourage your child to take his/her water bottle with him/her to these specials, especially in warm weather.


Water Bottles

Students MUST have a water bottle at school, especially with the warm weather.  Please send in a water bottle with a pop-up top that can be refilled throughout the day.  Make sure that the water bottle is labeled with your child’s name.  Students will take home their water bottle each day.

Cell Phone 

Per school policy, between the hours of 8:35 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. student phones and smart watches are not permitted.  If your child brings one of these items to school, it is their responsibility to either stow it away in their backpack or turn it into the classroom teacher. Both before school and after school, students are welcome to have and use their phones as they wish (in accordance with already established district and building policies, of course!).


Please let us know if you have any questions or need clarification about anything.  We are excited to be on this journey with your family this year.  We are here to teach, to inspire, to advocate for, and to care for your child.  We view working with families as a partnership and are here to do what we can to make this year a positive experience!


The Second Grade Team,                                             Email addresses


Sally Clode                                                                 [email protected]

Ruth Minellono                                                           [email protected]


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In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. The School District's Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator to address complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX is Aaron Henderson, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, [email protected], 720-433-1083.

Outside Agencies

Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.


Special Education records which have been collected by Douglas County School District related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of special education in the district, must be maintained under state and federal laws for the period of five (5) years after special education services have ended for the student. Special education services end when the student is no longer eligible for services, graduates, or completes his/her educational program at age 21, or moves from the district. This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of Douglas County School District's intent to destroy the special education records of students who exited special education services as of June 30, 2016. These records will be destroyed in accordance with state law unless the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the school district otherwise. After five years, the records are no longer useful to the district, but may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for social security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc. The parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student may request a copy of the records by requesting the records at this link ( Douglas County School District Transcripts and Records Requests ).