Douglas County School District is in the process of transitioning to a new online payment system for student fees called MySchoolBucks. Many of you already use this system for your DCSD Nutrition Services payments. With student fees now integrated into MySchoolBucks, you will be able to manage your payments and fees in one system with one sign-in.
During the District's transition to MySchoolBucks, you may have received an email containing school fees for the current school year, as well as unpaid fees from previous years. Please note that other fees may still be posted by your child’s school over the next few weeks. You will receive communication from your school when Express Check-In is ready and all fees are posted. Once you receive this communication from your child’s school, please proceed with Express Check In. If you already made a payment, this will be applied to your account.
Throughout the year as fees are posted in your student's Infinite Campus account, you will receive email notifications from MySchoolBucks.
This wonderful program provides a before and after school care options for families. BASE also operates during school breaks and over the summer.
BASE Mission: Promoting the safety, well-being, and development of every child while partnering with schools and community to be the best choice for families.
Volunteer at Eldorado
We love our volunteers! Thank you in advance for your willingness to help our Panthers be the best they can be by volunteering in our classrooms and programs. Please contact Alyx Wheeler for information about becoming a volunteer or about current opportunities: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Access the Elementary Progress Report via the Engaged Parent Portal. Families can access their student's EPR via the Engaged Parent Portal. Parents/guardians will use the same username and password they use for access to the IC Parent Portal.
The Douglas County School District uses a Response to Intervention (RtI) framework to guide instructional decisions in order to meet the needs of all learners, including those with advanced learning needs. Through a Multi-Tiered System of Supports we provide a continuum of programming for Gifted and Talented learners including Neighborhood Schools Programming at the elementary and secondary levels and the Discovery Program Magnet in grades two through six. For students whose needs are so extensive that they cannot be met in the traditional classroom setting, the Discovery Program Magnet for gifted learners may be an appropriate placement.
Parent University will educate, empower and connect families with community resources needed to build parent and student confidence, enhance character development and teach life skills in order to help increase the likelihood of family success in academic endeavors.
Rent the Spirit Rock!
Parents, Students & Staff have the opportunity to "Rent the Rock" to recognize a student's birthday, show school spirit, thank or recognize a teacher or staff member, congratulatory events, etc. It is a great way to spread positive messages and increase excitement in our community!
Kiss 'n' Go Reminders
IMPORTANT REMINDERS FOR THE 'KISS & GO' at ELDORADO
- Make sure your children are ready to get out of the car
- Keep moving (drop off towards the front of the line)
- Keep your engine running
- Remain aware of other drivers
- DO NOT TEXT AND DRIVE (we now have the official signage to remind you!)
- Pedestrians - please cross at crosswalk ONLY
- Let students out on curbside only
- Avoid getting out and walking around your car to let students out
- Leave with extra time in the winter
- Right lane = drop off; Left lane = move on
- Be patient, be polite, model for your children, and help new families
- Assume positive intent
- Kiss…and Go!
Please park if you are unable to meet these expectations and use the crosswalks when crossing the roads safely with your children.
Student Cell Phone Policy
Students are allowed to carry cellphones to school. However, phones must be turned off and stored out of sight during school hours. Phones may not be used to talk, take pictures, play games, use for educational purposes, listen to music, or record or text during school hours, including recesses. If a student violates the cell phone policy, they will have the following consequences: First Infraction-Students will have their cell phone taken away and returned at the end of the day. Second Infraction-Students will have their cell phone taken and locked up in the office until a parent can come to school to retrieve it. Third Infraction-Students will no longer be allowed to bring a cell phone to school until a parent conference with the principal is held.
Elementary School Resources
Educators at Eldorado Elementary believe homework should be a purposeful, encouraging reflection on daily learning, and fostering a connection between home, school, and family.
Homework should allow an opportunity for students to practice, apply, and reinforce concepts, and should always be differentiated based on a student’s age, individual academic need, and specific circumstance.
The Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum (GVC) specifies what students need to know and be able to do.
In the Douglas County School District, the GVC is a combination of World Class Outcomes based on standards, the 4 C's (communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity), 21st Century Skills and content. The GVC tells each grade-level teacher, student and parent the learning that is expected by the end of each school year or course.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are "eligible students."
Douglas County School District follows all aspects of the FERPA Law. Annual notification on our records security procedures are addresed each year as a part of the Online Check-in process. Board Policy JRA/JRC - Student Education Records is included in the Douglas County School District Student Rights & Responsibilities manual for all parents and students. Please contact Student Data & Information Services for any questions you may have about our records security procedures.