Healthy Schools

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About DCSD Healthy Schools

The Healthy Schools department in DCSD believes that healthy and happy students perform better. Our department helps create positive learning environments by partnering with Healthy Schools/Wellness Leads at school sites to build School Health Improvement Plans (SHIPs).  Our work is based on the Whole School, Community, Child (WSCC) model, which defines a framework for how best to meet the needs of the whole child through coordination of school professionals, families and the community.

2021-22 SHIPS Include:
* Arrowwood Elementary (Junior Recess Coach)
* Bear Canyon Elementary (Outdoor Classrooms)
* Copper Mesa Elementary (Classroom Physical Activity)
* eDCSD (Classroom Mindfulness)
* Mesa Middle School (Classroom Mindfulness)
* Northridge Elementary (Staff Resilience)
* Sedalia Elementary (Kindness)
* Trailblazer Elementary (Student Wellness Teams)

 

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In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. The School District's Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator to address complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX is Aaron Henderson, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, complianceofficer@dcsdk12.org, 720-433-1083.

Outside Agencies

Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.