Friday, August 5, 2016

Welcome Back!

Meet Your Teacher
It was great to welcome your family during Meet Your Teacher!  We are excited to kick off the school year on Monday, August 8th, at 8:30 AM.

Opening Flag Ceremony - August 8th @ 8:30 AM
Douglas County School District will highlight our opening flag ceremony on Monday, August 8th.  Please plan on having your child meet his/her teacher at her grade level cone on the front playground between 8:20-8:30 AM.  News media will be on sight to capture this event.  Please know their focus is on the ceremony and not individual students.  We encourage students to wear their Gold Rush t-shirts or dress in red, black or gold.  This will be a great way to kick off the year!

Chambers Road Construction
As you recall, students will continue to cross Chambers Road using the traffic light. Two sidewalks leading to the traffic light in Horse Creek were closed today.  I attached a detour route below that shows how students can get to the traffic light safely.  

Rolling Start
Instead of having students line up outside of the building each morning, students will enter the building from the main entrance between 8:20-8:30 AM and report directly to their classroom.  Teachers will supervise students in the classroom as they begin their morning routine.  We believe that this new morning routine will allow for a more natural transition to the start of the school day.  Supervision, including cross walk supervision, will not be provided prior to 8:20 AM so it is essential that students do not arrive prior to that time.
August 5: Meet Your Teacher
Parents show their child how to walk to his/her new classroom.
August 8: First Day of School
Students meet their teachers in a line outside for an opening flag ceremony.
Teachers show their students how to walk to their classroom.
August 9: Second Day of School
Students walk to their classrooms between 8:20AM - 8:30AM.
Parents say good-bye outside of the building.

Bell System
8:20 AM First Bell
Signals that students can enter the building.
Cross walk supervision begins.
Students should not arrive to school prior to this bell.
8:30 AM Start of the School Day

8:35 Tardy Bell

Bus Routes 
Our bus stop information is now available online. You can access the information through the District site by click on Transportation, Bus Routes.  Enter your Parent Portal credentials. If you do not have this information please can contact the office. You can review your child's route information here. The following bus routes are servicing GRE: 140, 149, 150 and 341 and 342.

New Tylenol Process For DCSD Elementary Schools

The process for administering Tylenol (acetaminophen) to elementary school students has changed. Parents must provide a medication order signed by their Healthcare Provider in order for their student to receive Tylenol at school as well as supply the Tylenol. This is based on guidance from CDE in accordance with the Colorado Nurse Practice Act.  Please call the Health and Wellness Department at 303-387-0260 if you have any questions.

Additional Information