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Colorado Proud School Meal Day 2020
09/18/2020
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The definition of health in the COVID-19 era often refers to safety mitigation measures like wearing a face covering, practicing social distancing, handwashing, and other areas focused on physical hygiene. However, Douglas County School District (DCSD) Nutrition Services keeps another component of health in mind—nutritious, fresh, and locally-sourced food.
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DCSD Elementary Students to Return to In-Person Learning
09/16/2020
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Last night (Sept. 15) the Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education voted unanimously to return our elementary students to full-time, in-person learning by a target date of October 19, 2020.
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Remembering 9/11
09/11/2020
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Dear Douglas County School District Family, It has been nineteen years since that tragic September day we now refer to as 9/11, also known as Patriot Day and a National Day of Service and Remembrance.
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Over 30 DCSD Locations Receive Bond Improvements
09/10/2020
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Over the Summer of 2020, more than 30 Douglas County School District (DCSD) locations underwent capital improvements funded by the $250 million Bond approved by Douglas County voters in 2018.
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National Suicide Prevention Month
09/09/2020
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Suicide prevention takes the entire community working together and DCSD has worked hard at forming relationships with community partners to make sure students and families are comprehensively supported.
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Important News from DCSD Board of Education
09/08/2020
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We have important news to share with our school district family. At a Special Meeting of the DCSD Board of Education on September 8, Superintendent Thomas Tucker resigned from the school district, effective September 30, 2020.
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Free Meals for Kids Through December 31
09/07/2020
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The USDA extends free meals to kids through December 31, 2020, for 18 years of age and under.
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DCSD Road to Return Community Town Hall on August 5
07/31/2020
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DCSD invites families and community members to join us for a conversation about the DCSD Road to Return. Town hall panelists will include DCSD Superintendent Thomas S. Tucker, Ph.D., Dr. John Douglas, Executive Director of the Tri-County Health Department, and Douglas County School District Leadership. Topics to be addressed include: student wellness, health and safety protocols, learning models, and more.
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Back To School 2020 Update
07/17/2020
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Transitioning our students and staff back to school requires community collaboration and we thank you for your continued partnership. We will continue to update and refine our re-entry plan to incorporate feedback, the changing environment, and pending guidance from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on reopening schools protocols. This information, along with our, forthcoming, full plan document, and frequently asked questions will be presented and reviewed by the Douglas County Board of Education at its upcoming special meeting Saturday, July 25.
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Important Update: 2020-21 School Year
07/14/2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic has provided us with many challenges and continuously changing information. And with that, we understand that the idea of returning students and staff to the classroom comes with great anxiety. As the safety of our staff and students is of utmost importance, the decision to return to in-person learning is not one we are taking lightly. We are listening to the concerns of our community and working to answer the many questions being raised by our students, parents, staff, and community members.
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A Few Good Minutes: What to Expect During Graduation [Video]
06/19/2020
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June 19, 2020: This week on "A Few Good Minutes," Chris meets with DCSD Director of Activities and Athletics, Derek Cheney, to see what graduates and families can expect during next week's graduation ceremonies.
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Staff Perspective: Jeremy Goldson, MVHS
06/18/2020
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Jeremy Goldson teaches several theatre, sports broadcasting, and film classes at Mountain Vista High School (MVHS). Douglas County School District (DCSD) Communications Coordinator, Stacy Blaylock, sat down with Goldson to learn more about how and why he switched from prioritizing content to prioritizing community with his passionate students.
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Athletics and Activities Return on June 22
06/17/2020
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It has been a long road, but I am happy to say we are just days away from the return of Athletics/Activities in the Douglas County School District (DCSD)! Over the last several weeks, we have worked closely with local and state health agencies, the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA), other schools in the metro area, and DCSD leadership to determine when our students could return to athletics and activities. I know all of us - students, coaches/sponsors, and parents - have been looking forward to this day!
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DCSD Parent Engagement Expands During Remote Learning
06/10/2020
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During the recent remote learning period, Douglas County School District (DCSD) expanded its parent engagement opportunities with a series of online webinars on social-emotional well-being. With homes now serving as the classroom, parents became more involved in their child's education helping their students both academically and emotionally. Resources offered by DCSD aimed to connect parents with community experts who can help families build additional skills in supporting and empowering their children.
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Condemning Racism and Social Injustice
06/03/2020
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We launched this school year with the theme of “Growing Together” to celebrate the power of interdependence and moving together toward a common vision and direction. Who knew that only a few months later we would be faced with obstacles that threaten the very core of “growing together”: a pandemic health crisis restricting physical contact, a virtual learning model minimizing relational interactions, the most extreme acts of racism and social injustice, an economic crisis resulting in increased unemployment and a significant burden on our families, and political unrest that has amplified divisiveness and polarization.
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Staff Perspective: Debbie Tawzer, Legend High School
06/03/2020
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Like many educators, Debbie Tawzer, the Internship Coordinator and Digital Design/Engineering Teacher at Legend High School faced technological challenges when Douglas County School District (DCSD) switched to remote learning. Stacy Blaylock, DCSD Communications Coordinator, chatted with Tawzer on how she continued teaching classes that relied on specialized technology and in-person internship work.
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Rock Canyon Biotech Program Creates Problem Solvers
06/01/2020
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The Biotechnology program at Rock Canyon High School has developed into a robust opportunity for Career and Technical Education (CTE) since its opening in 2008. By designing, developing, and funding their own research, students hone the practical and interpersonal skills that will help them succeed in science and beyond.
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Staff Perspective: Rex Corr, Castle View High School
05/27/2020
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Rex Corr, Ph.D., has been principal at Castle View High School for more than three years. The COVID-19 pandemic shut the building’s doors, but Corr has stayed focused on his students, especially in celebrating the graduating Class of 2020.
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Ranch View Middle School Musicians Explore Music Composition
05/21/2020
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When Douglas County School District (DCSD) school buildings closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, the abrupt disruption to traditional classroom learning astounded students, teachers, and families. Adjusting to the new remote learning arrangement required creativity, especially by music teachers whose band, orchestra, and choir students depend on one another to perform.
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Staff Perspective: Bas Wolf, Highlands Ranch High School
05/18/2020
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Bas Wolf heads the in-school Alternative Cooperative Education (ACE) program at Highlands Ranch High School (HRHS). Though ACE falls under Career and Technical Education, the program is unique among Douglas County School District. Stacy Blaylock, DCSD Communications Coordinator, chatted with Wolf about his focus on self-discipline and community and how that has made the shift to remote learning meaningful for both him and his students.
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A Few Good Minutes: Teacher Appreciation and Persevering Graduates [Videos]
05/08/2020
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May 8, 2020: This week on "A Few Good Minutes," we thank the many people that make Douglas County School District so special, we talk about the students who are receiving a special scholarship for their amazing resiliency, and we make fun of Nate’s mullet.
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DCSD Town Hall: Supporting Mental Health and More
05/05/2020
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Please join Douglas County School District (DCSD) Superintendent Thomas S. Tucker, Ph.D. and special guests Scott Cypers, Ph.D., Director of Stress and Anxiety programs at the Helen and Arthur E Johnson Depression Center, DCSD School Board Director Christina Ciancio-Schor, and DCSD Personalized Learning Officer Nancy Ingalls for a community town hall meeting that you can join from the comfort of your own home.
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National Teacher Appreciation Week 2020
05/04/2020
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The first full week of May is National Teacher Appreciation Week. On behalf of the Douglas County School District, I would like to express my deep appreciation to our teachers for the heroic work they do each day to ensure the success of each of our students. Our talented professional educators provide high-quality teaching, learning and emotional support to ensure our students are prepared for college, career and life.
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End of the Year Wrap-Up Plans
04/30/2020
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With the Governor’s announcement of the extension of the school closure for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) staff are in the process of coordinating how we will wrap up the remainder of this school year, and the pick-up of student personal belongings from school buildings.
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A Few Good Minutes: Reaching Out and Challenging Confinement [Video]
04/27/2020
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April 24, 2020: This week on "A Few Good Minutes," DCSD teachers, students, and parents are piercing through isolation and saying, "You matter" to one another.
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Community Town Halls All In One Place
04/24/2020
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Join our Superintendent, Dr. Thomas S. Tucker, and special guest panelists for virtual Town Hall Meetings to answer questions on DCSD's summer plans, budget, finances, and more.
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A Few Good Minutes: Creative Ways DCSD Students and Teachers are Staying Engaged [Video]
04/17/2020
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APRIL 17, 2020: This week on "A Few Good Minutes," from Little Pups and sporty Mustangs to TikTok teachers and sewing students, our DCSD community proves how a bit of creativity keeps us connected while we're apart.
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DCSD Community Town Hall April 16
04/15/2020
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Thank you to all who RSVP'd for the Douglas County School District (DCSD) Community Town Hall meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 16, from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. The response has been extraordinary - we received more than 1,000 RSVPs, as well as many great questions. The virtual town hall is open to all DCSD parents, students, and community members, and we hope you will join us!
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A Few Good Minutes: Adapting to Remote Learning [Video]
04/14/2020
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APRIL 10, 2020: Remote learning has been an adjustment for everyone. Through it all, we've seen some great and heartwarming stories that have come out of it. Here are just some of them.
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Coronavirus School Closed
DCSD Closed for In-Person Learning for Remainder of Year
04/03/2020
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Today marks the completion of our first full week of remote learning. I hope you and your family are finding a bit of a routine and normalcy during this time. I want to share with you that I, along with 13 other school district superintendents across the Front Range, have collectively made the difficult decision to keep our schools closed to in-person learning for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
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DCSD Closure Extended Through April 30
04/01/2020
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The Douglas County School District will follow the Governor’s executive order and remain closed through Thursday, April 30, and we will continue with remote learning during that time.
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Stay-at-Home Order Effective March 26
03/25/2020
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Today, the Tri-County Health Department, along with two other public health departments, issued a Stay-At-Home Public Health Order. This affects all residents in Douglas County, as well as those living in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, and Jefferson counties. The Stay-At-Home order will go into effect on Thursday, March 26 at 8:00 a.m. and continue through Friday, April 17 at 11:59 p.m.
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Together We Will Endure
03/24/2020
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As we embark upon online learning with our students and families, I want to thank the Douglas County community. These are unchartered waters for everyone. Like a ship captain without the traditional nautical instruments, our teachers and parents are finding new ways to keep the ship afloat and steady.
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Closure Extended Through April 17, Remote Learning Begins Next Week
03/18/2020
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The Douglas County School District will be following this executive order, meaning our buildings will remain closed through Friday, April 17. This includes Before and After Care (BASE), preschool programs, and facility rentals. As we announced last week, we will be transitioning to remote learning starting next week. Monday, March 23, will be a teacher planning day and there will be no student assignments on that day. Following that, teachers will be in touch with students remotely, each day, with assignments.
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Additional Information Regarding DCSD Closure
03/13/2020
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The following is some additional information regarding the closure of Douglas County School District. This closure is a precautionary measure to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Starting at 5:00 p.m. today (Friday, March 13), Douglas County School District will be closing all of its facilities (schools, central office buildings, etc.) through Sunday, March 29.
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Douglas County Schools CLOSED March 16 - 27
03/12/2020
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In an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Douglas County School District will be closed from Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27. This includes our already scheduled Spring Break next week.
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Coronavirus Update: March 11, 2020
03/11/2020
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Yesterday, Governor Polis declared a state of emergency for Colorado. Per his press release, this declaration will help ensure resources are available to the state to combat COVID-19. The safety and wellbeing of our students and staff is of utmost importance to DCSD. We continue to partner with Tri-County Health Department and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment when making preventative plans and decisions to protect our students, staff, families, and community.
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COVID-19: DCSD Out-of-State and International Field Trips Cancelled
03/09/2020
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We continue to work closely with our partners at Tri-County Health Department as we monitor the spread of COVID-19. As the number of cases expands in the U.S. and around the world, in an abundance of caution, DCSD is canceling all district-sponsored out of state and international field trips, athletics, activities (including band, etc.), and professional development activities until further notice. Your child’s teacher, coach, or sponsor will be reaching out with more details. Please know this was not an easy decision, as we recognize the impact this has on our families, but was made in the best interest of protecting the health and well-being of our students, staff, and community.
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Coronavirus Update: March 8, 2020
03/08/2020
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Douglas County School District (DCSD) and Tri-County Health Department have been notified that a potential exposure to COVID-19 at Ranch View Middle School (RVMS) is no longer a concern, due to a negative test result for the virus.
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