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The Discovery Application Process for the 2018 -2019 school year is now open.

posted Sep 28, 2017, 8:52 AM by Olga Rainosek

The application process may be initiated by a teacher or other professional, parent, or student. The application deadline for the 2018-2019 school year is November 17, 2017. For applications submitted after that date, students identified for the program are placed on a space availability basis.

The Discovery Program is a self-contained, center based, magnet program for highly gifted learners located regionally at four elementary school sites in Douglas County. The program is intended for those students who require intensity of instruction and acceleration beyond what can reasonably be expected from the regular school gifted programming.

Due to the intensive nature of the Discovery Program, a body of evidence is needed to determine the best match between student and programming.  Information considered includes documented cognitive ability, standardized achievement data, classroom performance data, student, parent, and teacher input. Three major criteria for placement are 

1) Exceptional intellectual/cognitive
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ability
2) Documented above grade level performance in multiple content areas, and 
3) no below grade level performance in any content area. 

Multiple criteria will be considered in the placement process to provide evidence of the best match between student academic need and the rigorous environment of the program.

Please visit the DSCSD Gifted Education Webpage linked HERE for more information and application materials.  


Watch D.O.G.S.

posted Sep 7, 2017, 12:30 PM by Olga Rainosek

We are so exctied to kick off our Watch D.O.G.S. program again this year. For more information please click here or contact Todd Simms at todd.simms@gartner.com.

Link to sign up/volunteer site:

http://signup.com/go/JjepKQ

Link to Dog Store to order t-shirt:

http://www.fathers.com/watchdogs/dogstore/



Calling All Gardeners

posted Aug 22, 2017, 7:03 AM by Olga Rainosek

Do you have a green thumb? Do you enjoy gardening? Are you passionate about helping students learn about gardening? We have just the opportunity for you! We are looking for parents that would be interested in helping to coordinate our efforts in the garden. This role could be as small or large as you want it to be. We would love for our students to have ownership for the garden and be responsible for the upkeep, but we need an adult to help coordinate their efforts. If this sounds like something you might be interested in or you would like to know more, please contact Kitty Severson (5th grade teacher) at Kirina.Severson@dcsdk12.org



Dogs and Animals on School Grounds

posted Aug 22, 2017, 7:03 AM by Olga Rainosek

Due to student allergies and to keep our students safe, dogs and other animals are not allowed on school grounds. Thank you for your cooperation.



PARCC State Assessment Results

posted Aug 22, 2017, 7:01 AM by Olga Rainosek

PARCC results for the 2016/17 school year have been released by the Colorado Department of Education. In the spring students in grades 3-5 took the state assessments. Redstone scored well above state and district averages. We are proud of our students for the achievement demonstrated on these assessments. A parent letter and Individual Student Reports will be mailed to parents by August 31st.

STAR Universal Testing

All 1st-5th grade students will be taking the STAR Reading or STAR Early Literacy and STAR Math assessment during the week of August 21st. The results of this assessment are used to make instructional decisions about your child and set growth goals.


In addition, the STAR Early Literacy and STAR Reading are the assessments Redstone uses to ensure all children graduate having attained the skills needed that prepare them for post-secondary studies or the workforce (READ Act).  It is our mission to provide appropriate interventions for all students reading below grade level.  Based on our data results, we will plan and serve students who were identified and placed on READ plans and students whom have not yet reached grade level proficiency.  


School Readiness

Do you have a child in kindergarten? During the first couple months of school, kindergarten teachers will be observing kindergarteners in the areas of literacy, math, social-emotional, language and physical development. TS GOLD is the observational tool teachers will be using to determine next steps for continuous growth of your child. Observations and School Readiness Plans will be shared with you during fall conferences (Senate Bill 08-212, CAP4K). Please reach out to Gail Hollins with any questions (303-387-7306).



Lightning Dismissal Protocol

posted Aug 22, 2017, 7:00 AM by Olga Rainosek

As a school and district, our first priority is always the safety of our students and staff members.

Distance and Danger

A lightning delay will be called when lightning is within a six mile radius and students cannot be released safely from school. Students will be released and the delay will be lifted when there is no longer lightning in the area for at least 15 minutes.

Pick Up & Drop Off Rules

While we cannot release students during a lightning delay, parents/guardians or other adults over the age of 18, who have been given permission in Infinite Campus, may pick up their children/younger siblings during a lightning delay at their own risk. For safety, parents are also welcome to come into the building and seek shelter until the storm passes. Siblings under the age of 18 coming to pick up a younger sibling will be asked to stay in the building and will NOT be released until the weather has passed.

Departure From School

Once conditions at the site are considered safe, walkers and bus riders will be released.  We cannot guarantee the lightning in relation to all students’ final destinations and parents are encouraged to call and/or come pick students up if they do not want them released.

Communication Plan

We will try to make a decision about a delay as soon as possible; however, as you are aware the weather changes very quickly in Colorado and at times we may need to make a last minute call to keep our students safe. In the event of a weather delay, we will send an IC message by text, phone and email. Once the message is received, parents are welcome to come into the building and begin to sign students out. When the storm has passed and students are released, we will send another message to let you know.


Thank you again for your support and please let us know if you have any questions about our safety procedures.



King Soopers Cards

posted Aug 22, 2017, 6:59 AM by Olga Rainosek

Just a reminder that all of our kindergarten families received a King Soopers reloadable card in their information packet at orientation last spring. This card was loaded with $2.50 and is ready for you to reload and use. This easy fundraiser is a great way to earn money for our school. When you are ready to check out, simply ask the cashier to load money onto your card before ringing up your groceries. You can use a credit card to load it so you are still able to earn miles or points. $5 from every $100 loaded comes directly back to RSE. Imagine if 500 families spent just $100 per week at King Soopers, Redstone would earn $10,000 per month!! This money goes directly back to your child’s classroom in grants written by teachers.


If you do not have a King Soopers card, an order form will be coming home in Friday folders or you can also stop by the office to pick one up. Don’t forget to pick one up for grandparents, family members and neighbors without students too!



PTO Updates

posted Aug 22, 2017, 6:58 AM by Olga Rainosek

Konstella

The Redstone community is becoming more active with lots of events, messages, initiatives, volunteer opportunities, and activities. To help keep everyone informed in the most effective way possible, the Redstone PTO is now utilizing a new communications platform called Konstella. This system will allow the PTO, to reach the school community digitally and on the go. The system has many features which we hope that you will take advantage of, such as a searchable directory, committee signups, room parent center, calendar, volunteer sign-ups and announcements.

  • Web registration

To get started with Konstella, simply click https://www.konstella.com/cd/HYCzgD which will take you immediately through the registration process. Note that the link is case sensitive and will expire on 9/15/17.  Alternatively, you may log on to the website at https://www.konstella.com, select ‘Find Your School’ in the upper right hand corner and start to type out the first few letter of Redstone and our school will automatically populate and you may proceed with the registration from there.

  • Mobile app registration

To register for the mobile app – download the iOS or Android App (konstella), tap on register, enter invitation code HYCzgD and then tap on join in your confirmation email.

We hope that this new system will help ease the amount of paper used at school and streamline the number of emails you receive about Redstone PTO events and initiatives.

We look forward to keeping you informed and helping our community grow!

Redstone PTO Volunteer Committees 2017-2018

We are asking for parents to sign up for committees via the Konstella website or app. Please sign up for all the events you are interested in helping out with and we will be in touch as the event date approaches. Thanks in advance!



Morning Soft Start

posted Nov 21, 2016, 6:35 AM by Olga Rainosek   [ updated Aug 21, 2017, 5:28 AM ]

We are off to a great start. Students are coming directly into the building when they are dropped off and are heading directly to their classrooms. Rather than waiting in line outside, students can head to their classrooms when they arrive. We are asking parents to please say goodbye outside and allow students to build their independence by walking to class on their own. We will have RSE staff members stationed inside to ensure that everyone gets to their classrooms. If parents need to enter the building in the morning for any reason, please be sure to stop by the front office to check in and get a visitor badge.


Delivering Items to Students

posted Aug 15, 2016, 6:38 AM by Olga Rainosek

If a student leaves something at home and you would like to deliver it to them, please check in at the front office. The office staff will call your child down to retrieve the item to minimize classroom distractions. This also applies to our 3rd grade students in the mobiles. To ensure the safety of our students, parents are NOT allowed to visit the mobile classrooms to drop off items without checking in at the front office.

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