Sage Canyon Elementary is proud to be a part of Colorado's Douglas County School District, where parents are provided the opportunity to choose the educational environment and programming that best meets their child's needs. The mission of Sage Canyon is to foster a supportive and challenging school community that fuels a contagious spark for learning and recognizes students as unique individuals. Here at Sage Canyon, we use a Project Based Learning approach to create a solid foundation of fundamental and higher order thinking skills through structured curriculum that is consistent and aligned throughout the grade levels. Project Based Learning (PBL) is a dynamic approach to teaching in which students explore real-world problems and challenges, simultaneously developing cross-curriculum skills while working in small collaborative groups. Because project-based learning is filled with active and engaged learning, it inspires students to obtain a deeper knowledge of the subjects they're studying. Research also indicates that students are more likely to retain the knowledge gained through this approach far more than through traditional textbook-centered learning. In addition, students develop confidence and self-direction as they move through both team-based and independent work. 


Summer Hours 

The front office will be open from 8:30-12:30 May 28th, 29th, 30th, & 31st. For the month of June 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th 8:30-12:30.

If you are looking to enroll your student(s) you are welcome to contact the Registrar at Susan.jung@dcsdk12.org. We will try to check our email as soon as we are able. Please be aware that after June 7th the office will be closed and will reopen August 5th. 

If you need to enroll your student(s) immediately you can contact SDIS as 720-433-0095. To contact our Principal's Secretary/Bookkeeper email at Tambria.Obrien@dcsdk12.org.

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Wrangler Families,

Sage Canyon is partnering with our friends at Douglas County High School for Wish Week 2019! Each school year, the entire feeder area for Douglas County High School comes together for a great cause; to raise money to grant a wish for a child suffering from a terminal illness through a partnership with Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado. This year we are all raising money for JT, a local boy living with liver cancer whose dream is to visit Hogwarts. As a community, our goal is to raise $50,000  to send JT and his family to Universal Studios to visit Hogwarts. We have lots of exciting ways you can get involved, show your support and raise money to make JT’s wish come true.

Spirit Week- To show your support, come to school dressed up for the week of January 28th-February 1st!

Monday - January 28th - Weasley Day (dress up as a duo/twin)

Tuesday - January 29th - Morning at Hogwarts (Pajama day)

Wednesday - January 30th - Quidditch Day (Sports Jersey Day)

Thursday - January 31st - Invisibility Cloak Day - (Camouflage - no face paint or weapons)

Friday - February 1st - Uniform Day -Wear school uniform attire - blazer, tie, plaid skirt, khakis, polo, etc.

Purchase A Wish Week T Shirt- Looking to get your hands on the limited edition Wish Week 2019 T Shirts all the high schoolers are wearing? Bring $10 to purchase your own at the School Store for the next 2 Fridays! Supplies/sizes are limited, so don’t wait! All proceeds go to fund JT’s Wish.

Make A Donation- Each classroom at Sage Canyon will be competing to raise the most money. The class who raises the most money will get to attend the Wish Week assembly on the morning of Monday, February 4th.  You may even get to meet JT at this amazing event! *All donations for the competition are due by noon on Friday, February 1st.

Eat Out- Each day, a different restaurant will be donating a portion of their sales to grant JT’s wish. Please see the attached flyer for a list of restaurants participating.

Please reach out if you have any questions. I cannot wait to see what our community will accomplish this year!


Paula Bishop

HERO Teacher

 >>Please click on the link below to download the needed forms for Kindergarten Registration for 2019-2020 

19-20 Kindergarten Registration Forms.pdf

19-20 Supply Lists
2019-2020 Grade Level Supply Lists
Kindergarten Supply List
1st Grade Supply List
2nd Grade Supply List .pdf
3rd Grade Supply List
4th Grade Supply List
5th Grade Supply List
6th Grade Supply List
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DCHS SAC Meeting Agenda March 11, 2019  4:30 pm-5:30 pm DCHS Library
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19-20 Supply Lists
2019-2020 Grade Level Supply Lists
Kindergarten Supply List
1st Grade Supply List
2nd Grade Supply List
3rd Grade Supply List
4th Grade Supply List
5th Grade Supply List
6th Grade Supply List
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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> House Bill 19-1262 -- State Funding for Full-Day Kindergarten

What this means for Douglas County School District families


Free full-day kindergarten is coming soon to a school near you, at no cost to parents. Colorado Governor Jared Polis will soon sign House Bill 19-1262 into law providing state funding for full-day kindergarten across the state. This means that free, full-day Kindergarten will be offered in Douglas County School District this fall!


Why wasn’t Full-Day Kindergarten free all along?

Previously, the State of Colorado’s school finance formula funded kindergarten students at 58 percent of the rate that it paid for older students. This was not enough to cover the costs of tuition-free, all-day kindergarten. Colorado’s 178 school districts could choose to offer half-day kindergarten or make up the difference by charging tuition or using other funds. Douglas County School District’s half-day programs were historically free, and DCSD charged tuition for full-day programs. With the May 2019 passage of House Bill 19-1262, the state will now fund a student enrolled in a full-day kindergarten program at the same amount as students enrolled full-time in other grades.


What does this mean for Douglas County School District families?

Currently, full-day and half-day kindergarten options are offered at nearly all DCSD schools, with parents paying for their child to attend full-day classes. With the passage of recent legislation, all DCSD students will be eligible for free full-day kindergarten beginning in the 2019-2020 school year.


When does this begin?

We are working to establish as many full-day kindergarten classes at our DCSD elementary schools for the 2019-2020 school year and beyond. Free, full-day kindergarten is coming to you this fall!


I already paid a deposit for Full-Day Kindergarten for 2019-2020 -- Will that be refunded?

Yes. Families who have already enrolled their children into full-day kindergarten in a DCSD school for the 2019-2020 school year will no longer have to pay monthly tuition. The deposit these families paid to secure their child’s spot will be refunded:

  • If the deposit was paid using MySchoolBucks, we will be begin processing those credits immediately and the credit will remain in your MySchoolBucks account. This credit can be used for school fees, field trips, lunch fees, etc.  
  • If the deposit was paid via check or credit card, we will work with schools to obtain this information and have a check refund mailed to you by the end of May.  
    • If you do not receive your refund by June 5, please contact the DCSD Finance Department at 720-433-0085.

My child is enrolled in full-day kindergarten in the current 2018-19 school year. Will I get a refund of the tuition I paid?
No. In and prior to the 2018-19 school year, the state funded kindergarten students at roughly half the rate it paid for older students. Under that model, DCSD’s half-day programs were free, and the District charged tuition for full-day enrollment. Full state funding of all-day kindergarten will be in effect at the start of the 2019-20 school year.


What happens if I enrolled my child for Kindergarten at a DCSD charter school?

If your child is signed up to attend at a DCSD charter school, please check with your school directly to receive further information.


Will Half-Day Kindergarten still be offered in DCSD in 2019-2020?

Families who wish to enroll their children in half-day kindergarten programs, please check with your school to find out if half-day kindergarten will be offered next year. If it is not, you may open enroll to a different neighborhood school that is offering half-day programming. Your principal can help you find and determine the best option for your child. Every school will be determining the number of half-day classrooms based on their community need.


I enrolled my child for Half-Day Kindergarten - how can I switch to Full-Day Kindergarten?

With the passage of this recent legislation, we recognize some of our families may want to take advantage of free, full-day kindergarten that will be offered in DCSD. Should you wish to switch your child’s enrollment from half-day to full-day kindergarten, please contact your child’s school before June 1, 2019.


Can I still enroll my child in Full-Day Kindergarten for 2019-2020?

It is not too late to enroll your child in free, full-day kindergarten. Contact your school as soon as possible to begin the enrollment process. The deadline is June 1, 2019.


Is my child ready for Kindergarten?

Eligible children must be five years old as of October 1, 2019. Here is a great resource to help you determine if your child is ready for kindergarten.


For questions about free, full-day kindergarten in Douglas County School District, contact your local school - or call 303-387-9500.

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