General Information

1st Grade General Information

Helping Students to do their Best

In general

  • Label personal property - Please write names on lunch boxes, clothing and backpacks.

  • Double tie shoes - 1st graders should know how to tie their shoes by mid year. This is a valuable life skill, and we appreciate your help in teaching your child to do this skill.

  • Keep a jacket in their backpack - You never know when the weather will change, and we go outside for recess on most days.

  • Students will be required to wear their mask at all times while in the building. We encourage guardians to practice hand washing procedures with their child.

Eating at School

Brain Break/Snacks - Please pack one healthy snacks separate from lunch.  Snacks need to be prepped and ready to eat including silverware if needed. Good snack ideas includes fresh fruit or vegetables, cheese and crackers, breakfast bars, dried fruit, boxed raisins, yogurt, protein bars. We will have snack time outside each afternoon.

Water - Drinking water throughout the day will keep your child's brain going strong! Labeled water bottles are required! 

Celebrating Birthdays

Birthday Treats - 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.

Coming Home on a Regular Basis

Home Reading- Classroom teachers will assign books at your child’s level to read online through raz-kids. We recommend you have your child read for at least 20 minutes daily. 

Thursday Folders - Friday Folders are provided by the school to use throughout the year. Folders go home on Friday and inside you will find your child's work and important papers from the teacher or school. Please send the empty folder back to school on Monday/Tuesday, depending on your students cohort. 


First grade students will enter their classroom from the outside classroom door. 


First Grade students will leave the classroom through the outside door.

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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 ).