General Info

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.

Absences -  We understand that life does happen, and school will be missed. But, I would like to ask for your student to be at school as much as possible. Every day missed of school is 7 hours missed of instruction and one-on-one time. If your child does miss school, please try to inform me before so we can gather any missing assignments, and I can review all work beforehand for better understanding. If it is an illness or an unexpected circumstance, PLEASE encourage your student to read a minimum of 30 minutes each day.

Snacks - Unhealthy snacks will not be allowed to be eaten in the classroom. Please send healthy brain food for your student.
Some Examples:
Baked snacks
Granola bars
Popcorn (please send already popped)

Homework - Homework should take no longer than one hour to complete each night.  It is not meant to be frustrating, only to be practice.  If it is taking much longer or seems frustrating, please initial the homework or send me a note the next day.  

In regards to homework, this is typically what you can expect:
30 minutes of independent, on-level reading every night.  
One math practice page (front & back)
Anything that does not get finished during class will become homework. 
Occasionally the kids will have projects, or other assignments relating to what we are doing in class.

Cellphones - Students are welcome to bring their cellphones to school. Although, once in the classroom, all cellphones are required to be turned off until the end of the day. If you need to contact your student you may call the front office or email me any messages that need to be passed on. 

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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 ).