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Q&A with Michael Agostinho, Legend High School teacher

Michael Agostinho is a history teacher at Legend High School in Parker and an executive board member of the Douglas County Federation, the local teachers’ union in the Douglas County School … more

DCSD moves forward with remote-learning plans, including for elementary students

After Gov. Jared Polis stressed the need for Colorado's youngest learners to return to in-person learning, including those in areas transitioning to new and tighter COVID-19 restrictions, the Douglas … more

Douglas County School District decides to go fully remote after Thanksgiving

With COVID-19 cases mounting, the Douglas County School District has decided to switch entirely to remote learning after Thanksgiving break, according to a letter sent by the district to families and … more

Douglas County School District likely to move to remote-only learning after Thanksgiving

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Douglas County, schools will likely move to remote learning after returning from Thanksgiving break, following an informal decision from the school board Nov. … more

Two Douglas County schools switch to remote learning amid COVID-19 surges

Two county high schools will make the switch to remote learning until the end of the month after a surge in COVID-19 cases and quarantines caused staffing shortages, according to letters sent to … more

Douglas County School District urges parents to prepare for remote learning

The Douglas County School District is bracing for a switch back to remote education. In a Nov. 6 letter, interim Superintendent Corey Wise warned the community that the district could soon consider a … more

Parker school credits social-emotional learning for academic success

A Douglas County elementary school says paying close attention to the community’s social-emotional health helped students cope during the onset of the pandemic and keep up their academic … more

COVID-19 outbreaks reported at 10 schools in Douglas County this fall

Since the start to the school year, several outbreaks have unfolded within Douglas County schools — public, private and charter. According to the district's outbreak protocols posted on its … more

Cherry Valley Elementary School switches to virtual learning

Cherry Valley Elementary School in Franktown has temporarily switched to virtual learning amid substitute teacher shortages and COVID-19 quarantines. Principal Nancy Wortmann said in an Oct. 25 … more

Future voters participate in art contest focused on democracy

More than 100 students from across Douglas County participated in a local art contest this year focused on depicting democracy. The participants, from kindergarten through high school students, used … more

Snow day for much of the Denver metro area

Denver metro area schools will largely be closed on Monday, Oct. 26, due to the low temperatures and snow accumulation caused by the recent storm. Read on for details to individual districts. more

Douglas County School District changes quarantine protocols

The Douglas County School District is changing its approach to COVID-19 quarantines — under the blessing of new state guidelines — in hopes the new protocols will lessen the scope of quarantines … more

STEM School Highlands Ranch teacher wins $100,000 award

A teacher at STEM School Highlands Ranch is one of three grand prize winners from a pool of 600 applicants to win a $100,000 award from the Harbor Freight Tools for Schools prize program. Engineering … more

Douglas County votes to continue SRO contract

Douglas County commissioners have voted to continue their cost-sharing contract that provides school resource officers to the county’s public schools. The 2020-21 contract will allow for one … more

Investigation finds former Douglas County School District superintendent did not violate policy

An independent investigation into former Douglas County School District Superintendent Thomas Tucker has concluded and found Tucker did not violate any district policies, according to a statement … more

DCSD continues plans to return elementary schools to in-person learning

The Douglas County School District is continuing preparations to send elementary school students back to full in-person learning this month after the school board received an update from district … more

Douglas County School Board confirms interim superintendent

The Douglas County School Board has confirmed Corey Wise as interim superintendent and approved his contract. Wise, who previously served as an executive director of schools, was moved forward as the … more

ThunderRidge High School switches to virtual learning amid quarantines

ThunderRidge High School has become the fourth high school in the Douglas County School District to switch to virtual learning amid logistical pressures from COVID-19. A letter sent to the Highlands … more

Colorado loosens school quarantine guidelines for some areas

With thousands of students sent home from in-person classes or told to quarantine in the first several weeks of the school year in metro Denver districts, the state public-health department released … more

Thousands of Denver metro students out of school at top of fall semester

Across south Denver metro school districts, thousands were told to quarantine or were otherwise moved to online class in broad dismissals of students following confirmed COVID-19 cases. Nearly half … more
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