2nd Round Open Enrollment opens February 15! 
Please contact Michelle Rank (mrrank@dcsdk12.org) with any questions!!
Copper Mesa is a dedicated community which empowers learners in a diverse and changing world.  We are a pre-kindergarten thru sixth grade school located in Highlands Ranch, Colorado and part of the Douglas County School District.

Our Mission at Copper Mesa:
We are a neighborhood school that:

Engages the whole child
Inspires and delivers excellence
Meets and exceeds the needs of all learners
Commits to a safe and nurturing environment


Would you like to recognize a staff member at Copper Mesa? 
If so, please click below to leave him/her a compliment!  


Copper Mesa Public Calendar

Text Box: School Budget Priorities for 2016-2017 School Year:  Low Class Sizes  Copper Mesa Elementary

 SAC Agenda:



Copper Mesa Elementary

SAC Agenda:

Meeting Date: February 15, 2017

Meeting Location: Library

Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.


Monthly School Accountability Committee (SAC) Meetings are designed to inform,

encourage and provide opportunities for parent and community members to be involved

in the planning and evaluation of the school’s instructional program and quality

improvement process. SAC bylaws can be found on the CME website.

Minutes from the meetings are posted on the CME website subsequent to the meeting

date and upon review and approval of the committee.

SAC Members Present:

 Steve Getchell, Principal

 Ann O’Connell, Chair, Parent

 Heather Wiidakas, Vice-Chair, Parent

 Penny Lynch, DAC Liaison, Parent

 Melissa Johnson, Teacher, or Danielle Elliott, Learning Specialist,


 Tina Johns, Community Representative

 Marcia Nelson, CMEA Liaison, Parent

Meeting Agenda:

● Presentation from Caryn Becker, Long Range Planning Committee

(15 minutes)

● Follow up from last meeting or new Topics (20 minutes):

 2017-2018 Budget Discussion

 Discussion regarding safety issues related to the school


▪ Session open for parent questions/comments 10


Action Items and Parking Lot

Meeting Dates:

September 21, 2016

October 19, 2016

November 16, 2016 (location at CME TBD) CANCELLED

January 18, 2017

February 15, 2017

March 29, 2017

April 19, 2017

● Principal’s Report (25 minutes):

 Approval of Assessment Days for 2017-2018 school


 Projections regarding class sizes, number of class

sections, EAs and specials for 2017-2018 school year

 Session open for parent questions/comments 10 minutes

● CMEA Report: (5 minutes)

● DAC Update: (5 minutes)

● Open Forum: (time remaining)

 Discuss any community concerns and input

 Discuss additional topics as well as topics for next meeting


Next Meeting topics: