Developing sturdy human beings in a rapidly changing world.

To provide opportunities for students to EXPLORE their community and their world with an authentic lens, to EXPAND their thinking, and to EXPERIENCE real world problems in a safe and engaging environment.

In an effort to take further action to address the public health threat of COVID-19, earlier today, Governor Polis signed an executive order suspending in-person learning in public and private schools across the state from March 23 to April 17.

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. We understand that having students at home can create additional stress, especially for working parents (whether you are working at home or in an office setting). Please know that our intent is to ensure that our students continue with learning during this closure. Remote learning is not meant to create additional hardships for our families. Students will be able to complete their assignments each day at a time that is convenient for your family. There is not an expectation that students will be online for a full school day.

If your family does not have access to a learning device such as a laptop, Chromebook, iPad, etc., or does not have high-speed internet service in your home, please know there are resources available. You may complete this online technology assessment survey to let us know what your technology needs are.

Beginning the week of March 23, DCSD’s Nutrition Services department will be providing grab and go lunches to anyone, under the age of 18. Please visit the COVID-19 Family Resources page of our website for more information about this program, as well as other programs in our amazing community.

Moving to remote learning is unchartered territory for our school district and our educators. But I know I can count on each of you to partner with us in this journey. We ask that you provide our teachers with some patience and grace as they make this transition. I’ve heard from many educators who already miss their students terribly, and this abrupt shift to remote learning is hard on all of us. But together, I know we can do this, and navigate these unfamiliar waters as one community; one family for each of our 68,000 students.

For the remainder of this Spring Break week, I hope you and your family can find time to relax and recharge, stay healthy. We will continue to provide updates as they become available.

Thank you for your partnership!

Thomas S. Tucker, Ph.D.
Superintendent Douglas County School District


Please visit the website below to see updated information on COVID19 from the Douglas County School District:

DCSD COVID19 Website

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Principal: Molly Gnaegy


Assistant Principal: Katie Sodaro-Jensen


Principals Secretary/Bookkeeper:

Christine Murphy - 303.387.6254 camurphy@dcsdk12.org


Registrar: Heather Kramarczyk




Health Assistant: Jessica Riescher



Main Office: 303-387-6250
Fax: 303-387-6251
Attendance Line: 303-387-6252


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School Hours:
First Bell: 8:35 am
Tardy Bell: 8:40 am
Dismissal: 3:30 pm
Delayed Start: 10:10 am
Office Hours: 8:15 am-3:45 pm

Express Check-In for the 2019/20 school year will open on July 15, 2019. All parents need to log into Express Check-in to complete the new school year checkin process. 

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If you quality for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program, please submit a copy of your qualifying letter to the office as soon as possible.  This program not only covers the cost of school breakfast and lunch, but also any school fees your student may have. This includes field trips and full day kindergarten tuition. Fees can not be waived/adjusted without the office having a copy of this years current letter on file.


For more information or to apply please click on the link below.



Reserve the Rock now and let’s keep it changing!!

*Fee reduced!   Just $15 per day*

100% of your donation goes to TBE


How can I rent the rock?

Use the Sign-up Genius links at the bottom of this page and reserve the actual date you want.  You may begin painting at 4:00 pm on the day prior to your reservation.


How do I pay?

Payment is due within 3 days after making the reservation.  Please access the link HERE to pay with a credit card.  Or turn in a check to the front office made out to TBE PTO with a note that says Spirit Rock and the date you are reserving.  If you fail to pay by the third day, your reservation will be canceled, deleted and opened back up to the public.  All payments and reservations are nonrefundable.


What can I reserve the Rock for?

Anything!  Your child’s birthday, thank a teacher or staff member, congratulatory events, good luck on competitions and tournaments, recognizing milestones…. The Rock is a fun way to spread any kind of positive message!


Can the PTO paint the rock for me?

No.  It is your responsibility to paint the rock or find someone to paint it for you.  You are also responsible for providing all materials for decorating the rock.  Exterior house paint and spray paint work well.  You can even use acrylic paint found at Michaels for letters or more intricate designs.    Please clean up after yourself and do not leave any paint or materials on or around the rock.


What if I reserve the rock and the weather is bad?

In the event of inclement weather, you may towel dry and still paint the rock.  Or if you’d rather not, you may revisit the calendar and pick the next available date for a substitution.  We apologize we are unable to make refunds.


Please make sure to note on your personal calendar the day(s) you have reserved. Trailblazer is not responsible for missed or forgotten reservations.


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Douglas County School District Nondiscrimination Notice: The Douglas County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, genetic information, or physical characteristics, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment of, or employment in educational programs or activities. The School District’s Compliance Officer is Ted Knight, Assistant Superintendent, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, complianceofficer@dcsdk12.org, 303-387-0067. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees and members of the public.