What's happening in DougCo schools this month

Suzie Glassman

Douglas County School District

By: Suzie Glassman/NewsBreak Denver

(Castle Rock, CO) Here's what's happening in the Douglas County school district this month.

Stay educated on safety, nutrition, mental health, and special education. Plus, add meetings of interest to your calendar.

Board of education meeting

5-9:05 p.m. October 11 at the DCSD Admin Building - Board Room 3rd Floor, 620 Wilcox St. in downtown Castle Rock or watch live on YouTube.

The agenda includes a video spotlighting the district's Before and After School Enterprise (BASE) programs and staff, an update by superintendent Erin Kane, an assessment of last year's CMAS results, an update on special education in the district, and a discussion on the board's goal to recruit, hire and retain outstanding educators and staff.

The board will also vote on whether to approve a resolution confirming their support of the upcoming mill levy override (MLO) and bond initiatives on the November ballot.

Community members can give public comments in person or online starting at 5:25 and ending at 6:55. The deadline to sign up is noon on October 11. Applicants are approved on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Nutrition Services Open House - Taste of DCSD

4:30-7 p.m. Thursday, October 13, at Cresthill Middle School

Community members are welcome to sample the foods students eat at school and provide feedback on new items and recipes. The district says no RSVPs are required and encourages everyone to come hungry.

Parent University: Online Safety with YESS (Youth Education Safety in Schools)

5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 26, online

Deputy Sean Heidman will present how the Y.E.S.S. program prepares district students for online safety. The virtual meeting is a chance for parents to see what resources DougCo uses to educate students to keep them safe online.

The program is free and offered through a partnership between the DougCo district and Sky Ridge Medical Center. Register here.

Special Education Talk

5 p.m. Thursday, October 27, eDCSD Coronado Room, 373 Inverness Parkway, Suite 207, Englewood.

Parents and guardians of students in the district are welcome to join DCSD's Special Education team members for informal conversations, get to know the Special Education staff, ask questions, share concerns and give feedback.

Apple Award Nominations

Now through November 13. Nominate outstanding teachers and staff using this form. Applications require either a video between 30 seconds and two minutes or written comments between 150 and 500 words.

The Foundation for Douglas County Schools holds its annual Apple Awards Gala to celebrate the district's exceptional educations and staff who "inspire a love of learning in students and are trailblazing extraordinary innovation in our schools."

The Foundation lists all nominees on its website and will announce the winners at the Apple Awards Gala in April 2023.

Anyone over 18 years old can nominate a district staff member. Children 13 and up must have their parent's permission, and students who are 12 and under are not eligible to participate.

Board and Superintendent Advisory Committee Meetings

The following board committees will meet this month. All meetings are open to the public, and seating is available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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