DCSD Elementary Students to Return to In-Person Learning

September 16, 2020

Dear DCSD Family,

Last night 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. The Board will review the status of the targeted return at its next regularly scheduled board meeting on October 6.

The rationale for the vote was largely based on DCSD’s decision dashboard metrics.

A 100% eLearning model will continue to be offered to elementary school families who prefer that option.

DCSD will implement all health and safety mitigation measures, as outlined in its Road to Return plan, to ensure the safety of our elementary students and staff.

Returning middle and high school students to full-time, in-person learning will require more time to plan for logistical challenges, such as ensuring larger numbers of students can be distanced and that health and safety mitigation measures can be maintained. As such, DCSD staff will soon begin engaging with community members, educators, and staff on the feasibility and potential timing of returning middle school and high school students to full-time, in-person learning in the future.

Additional information about this transition will be forthcoming.

Thank you for your ongoing patience and support as we navigate this ever-changing pandemic.

Douglas County School District

More information about DCSD’s Road to Return is available online at www.dcsdk12.org/roadtoreturn.

Important News from DCSD Board of Education

September 8, 2020

Dear Douglas County Community,

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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DCSD:  Road to Return 2020-2021

Welcome back to school!

While things will look different this fall, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) staff members are eager to welcome our students back to school in August!

At a Special Meeting of the Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education on Saturday, July 25, it was 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 allowance for families to select a 100% eLearning option for their students if they prefer.

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