Welcome to SRE B.a.s.e

Saddle Ranch Elementary Before and After School Enterprise

A Douglas County School District Enterprise Program

Saddle Ranch B.A.S.E is proudly Accredited by the council on accreditation and licensed by the State of Colorado!


Registration for the 23-24 school year will open May 1st, 2023.  This is for registration purposes only, not enrollment for specific days.  Incoming kindergarten students for the 23-24 school year can start BASE on their first full day of Kindergarten.  

BASE Parent Handbook: 2023-2024 School Year :

 B.A.S.E. Mission:

Promoting the safety, well-being, and development of every child while partnering with schools and community to be the best choice for families. 

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SRE B.A.S.E Parent Handbook 2022-2023

**Addendum to BASE Parent Handbook**

October 2022

All B.A.S.E. Programs are closed on holidays observed by the Douglas County School District.

Additional Holiday Closure Date to be Observed:  

Monday, June 19th, 2023, Juneteenth

Progressive Discipline Policies and Procedures

When a behavior occurs that is disruptive or threatens to disrupt the operation of the program, interferes in any way with the rights and privileges of others, endangers the health or safety of any person, or damages property, staff members will respond accordingly using progressive disciplinary steps and techniques.

Severe / Challenging Behaviors:   When children exhibit concerning behavior needs or issues that do not improve with staff guidance and support, we may seek intervention supports through the family and school support team.  Our intention is to better understand the child's behavior and develop an individualized support plan with the hopes of reducing challenging behaviors and preventing further disciplinary actions, including removal from the program.  Such support plans shall be documented, shared with the family, and included in the child's BASE file and re-visited as appropriate.  

B.A.S.E. Referral Process:  The purpose of the B.A.S.E. Referral Form is to formally communicate concerns regarding a child's negative behavior with the family.   Referrals are issued for repeated, severe, challenging or unsafe behaviors that do not improve after guidance and and positive behavior support strategies have been unsuccessful.  Referral forms may also be issued immediately after severe and/or unsafe behaviors. Forms are completed by staff and given to the parent to sign.  Parents have the option to add comments to the referral form.  Referrals do NOT become part of the child's school record.  

Suspension / Expulsion:  Children who receive three (3) referrals during a twelve month time period shall be temporarily suspended and the Program Manager will determine the length of time, depending on the severity of the behavior.  Children who receive four (4) referrals in a twelve month time period shall be removed from the B.A.S.E. Program for a calendar year as of the most recent incident.   Staff will exhaust as many reasonable accommodations and interventions as possible before it is decided services need to be withdrawn. When a child poses a safety threat to self-and/or others, he/she may be immediately removed without prior referrals or interventions. . Examples of behaviors that may warrant immediate suspension or expulsion may include, but not be limited to:  Elopement from supervision, exceedingly harmful and detrimental behavior toward other children or staff, fighting or assault, possession of dangerous weapons, destruction of school property, theft, and drug violations.  Expulsion from any BASE program shall apply to all DCSD BASE programs.  

 Re-entry Process:  Families may contact the Program Manager to request a re-entry meeting if they wish to re-enroll a child after the removal period to discuss the child's behavior needs and develop a transition plan for the child's successful return to the program.  

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