Thursday, November 8, 2018

DCSD Early Childhood Department - Preschool to Kindergarten Transition Process Information Meetings

DCSD Early Childhood Department is sponsoring regional Preschool to Kindergarten Transition Process information meetings! For more information and to RSVP, please click here.

These informational meetings will help families better understand how to prepare for the changes in educational processes as their child transitions from Preschool to Kindergarten. A panel of Preschool and Kindergarten educators will be at each of the regional meetings.  Representation on the panel may include Kindergarten, Elementary Administration, Special Education, Transportation, Nursing and Early Childhood Education.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Stronger Together - SED Families Support Group - Kick Off!

Support group for parents/caregivers of students who receive SED support.  Meetings will take place the first Thursday of the month.  

     Where:   Starbucks at Lincoln Commons in Lone Tree 
     9998 Commons St, Lone Tree, CO 80124

     Time:  6:30 - 8:00pm

     Date: Kick-Off Meeting - Thursday, November 1

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

DCSEAC October Newsletter

To read our October Newsletter, please click here. 

Alternate Diploma for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities

The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) is hosting a series of Stakeholders’ Education and Feedback Sessions to provide information on an alternate diploma for students with significant cognitive disabilities, and the implications of a Colorado state-defined alternate diploma. CDE will be collecting comments from participants during these meetings to be shared with executive leadership to determine the need for a Colorado state-defined alternate diploma for students with significant cognitive disabilities.

To learn more about these sessions, their dates, times and locations, please click here.

Friday, September 28, 2018

HRHS and Developmental Pathways present: *Resource Symposium*

Date: Thursday, October 4th
Time: 6:30 - 8 PM
Location: Highlands Ranch High School, SSN Room 1190 Register!
  • Overview of Community Outreach Department
  • Family Support Services Program
  • Community Outreach Program
  • Initiatives
  • Events
  • Partnerships
  • Overview of Supported Living Services (SLS) Waiver and Developmental Disabilities Waiver
  • Intake/Enrollment Process
  • Brief overview of SSI/Medicaid requirements
  • Brief overview of PASA’s (Program Approved Service Agency)
CDASS/Family Caregiver options
Light refreshments will be served :)

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Douglas County School District Special Education Task Force: Parent and Staff Survey

DCSD is looking for your personalized input (anonymous) on Special Education services. This is your chance to provide feedback, rate services, and be heard by the district. 

Superintendent, Dr. Thomas Tucker, joins first DCSEAC District Board Meeting of the school year!

Superintendent, Dr. Thomas Tucker, came to DCSEAC's first District Board Meeting of the 2018-19 school year.  During the meeting, Dr. Tucker first asked the group for their questions, and spoke candidly about his philosophy that ALL students need and deserve a proper education in Douglas County.  He feels strongly that all students on IEPs must have their needs met, and encourages parents to take the Douglas County School District Special Education Task Force: Parent & Staff Survey (for more information, click here).  In addition, Dr. Tucker covered the district's need for additional funding via the Bond/Mill Levy override on the November ballot.  He spoke to how greater compensation and professional development for teachers and staff would greatly aid in filling positions such as special education teachers, EA's, transportation staff, and counselors for all students.  If you would like more information on the Bond/Mill Levy, please click here.  DCSEAC meetings do not permit personal agendas, but Dr. Tucker asked all parents to talk about their student/s on IEPs.  His warm and attentive demeanor allowed members to share triumphs and struggles.  It was a great honor to meet and learn more about our district's new leader, and we would like to extend our appreciation to him for coming.
From left to right: Kerri Tompkins (DCSEAC), Janis DeBaca (Developmental Pathways), Tricia Zabelin (DCSEAC), Sabrina West (DCSEAC), Kirah Johnson (DCSEAC), Dr. Tucker (DCSD Superintendent), Kara Lewis (DCSEAC), Sarah Cannon (DCSD Director of Personalized Learning), Melina Depasse (DCSEAC), Lynnette Steinhoff (DCSD Director of Personalized Learning), Danielle Kombo (DCSEAC), David Ray (DCSD Board of Education Director), Alisa Creamer (DCSD Special Education Coordinator), not pictured - Nancy Ingalls (DCSD Personalized Learning Officer), unable to attend - Robin Evans (DCSEAC) and Marisa Ala (DCSEAC).