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At a Special Meeting of the Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education on Saturday, July 25, Douglas County School District's leaders recommended to the School Board that DCSD begin the school year implementing a hybrid learning model, which is a blend of in-person learning at school with independent learning and live online instruction (eLearning) at home. The Board voted unanimously to begin the 2020-2021 school year implementing this hybrid learning model with an allowance for families to select a 100% eLearning option for their students if they prefer.


The school year will still begin on August 17, however, the first week of school will consist of student orientation days in which approximately 20% of a school’s students will participate in orientation each day. As a result, each student enrolled at the school will attend one day of in-person student orientation during the week of August 17. Your school leader will be in touch in the coming weeks to inform you of the date your child will be expected to come to school for orientation.


On Monday, August 24 the hybrid learning model will begin for students in all grade levels (preschool through twelfth grade). Similarly, students participating in the 100% eLearning option will begin a full day of online instruction on August 24 which will continue each day thereafter consistent with the district’s school calendar.

Students learning through the hybrid model will be assigned to Cohort A or Cohort B

  • Cohort A will attend school in-person on Mondays and Wednesdays. Tuesdays and Thursdays will be independent learning from home, meaning students will work on assignments, view pre-recorded lessons from their teachers, etc. (their teacher will be teaching Cohort B in-person on these two days).

  • Cohort B will attend school in-person on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Mondays and Wednesdays will be independent learning from home, meaning students will work on assignments, view pre-recorded lessons from their teachers online, etc. (their teacher will be teaching Cohort A in-person on these two days)

  • On Fridays, all students (Cohorts A and B) will participate in online learning from home. They will receive live online instruction from their teachers on this day.

Mrs. Rahne will provide more details in the coming weeks regarding what Cohort your child will be part of and which days he/she will attend school in person.

For more information about DCSD's restart plan, please click the "Road to Return" link above.

Douglas County School District Nondiscrimination Notice:

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 Ted Knight, Assistant Superintendent, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, complianceofficer@dcsdk12.org, 303-387-0067. 

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.