WELCOME TO SAGE CANYON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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. 




School Hours- 9:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m

*Cohorts will meet their teacher at the assigned
 area outside, no earlier than 8:55am. They will follow their teacher and class into the school at 9:10, through their designated entrance. If your student arrives after 9:10am, they will need to go through the main doors and will be marked tardy.

*Our office staff is happy to assist you daily from 8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m*

 

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SGCE Virtual

Sage Canyon's Virtual Open House - Click to take a look at SGCE Staff 

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Back to School
 Back to School Presentation - Click to view new expectations for arrival, dismissal, mask etiquette, social distancing, hallway expectations and more.

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Updated Communication From Ms. Hill

October 18, 2020

 

Dear Wrangler Families,

 

I hope you had a wonderful fall break and were able to enjoy some of the most amazing fall weather we've had in years.  

 

We are so excited to open our doors for students 5 days a week.  We will try to take advantage of outdoor time for mask breaks and time for students to both work and play outside.  Students still will be in their cohorts (classes) so that we can contact trace any potential Covid exposure.  Please know that we will continue to socially distance as much as possible, but with bigger classes this may not always be practical.  We also ask for your patience and understanding as we will begin to have staff members that are quarantined and may be teaching remotely.  In this situation, we will have a substitute in the classroom helping students while the classroom teacher is delivering instruction via google meets. If a teacher is too sick to deliver instruction, we will have the substitute teach as we normally would if a teacher was home sick.   We will work with individual classes to determine certain circumstances.  

 

Please make sure that your contact information in Infinite Campus is current so that in case it becomes necessary to quarantine an entire class you can get up to date information to you as soon as possible.  

 

Please remember that beginning Monday, October 19, we will not have any parents picking up in the back loop.  Only parents who have specific reasons to be there will be permitted in the back.  ALL pick up and drop off will take place in the front kiss and go lane, just as it has in previous years.   We know this is a change to the first quarter, but after consultation with CRPD and the Town of Castle Rock this will be better for neighborhood traffic.  You’re welcome to call or email me with any questions.  I will put all the arrival and departure information at the bottom of this (and every) communication.  Please share with others who may be picking up your student.  

 

Thank you for all of your grace and support as we have continued to navigate these unknown waters.  We are so grateful to serve such an amazing community.  As educators, we are SO excited to open our doors to all of our students….school feels like school when all our kids are here.  

 

Sincerely,

Mandy Hill
Principal
Sage Canyon
mandy.hill@dcsdk12.org

 

During Morning Drop Off:

  • ALL cars must enter the parking lot from the south and turn right into the parking lot.  No left hand turns are allowed during arrival. 
  • Please queue to turn into the parking lot from the south of the building, in the bike lane by Wrangler Park, so that you are making a right turn into the parking lot.

  • Supervision for students starts at 8:55. Please do not drop students off before that.  At that time, doors will be open and students can walk directly to their classroom.

  • In the kiss and go lane, please pull up as far as you can.  This allows more people into the parking lot at one time.  

  • Please do not drop off your students in the neighborhood, in the back teacher parking lot, or in line before you turn the corner to the front of the school.  

  • Students should exit from the passenger side.

 

During Afternoon Dismissal:

  • ALL cars must enter the parking lot from the south and turn right into the parking lot.  No left hand turns are allowed during dismissal. 
  • Please queue to turn into the parking lot from the south of the building, in the bike lane by Wrangler Park, so that you are making a right turn into the parking lot.  This way the left lane of traffic is not blocked through the neighborhood.  

  • In the parking lot, please pull up as far as you can.  This allows more people into the parking lot at one time, and will alleviate a great deal of congestion.  

  • Please do not arrive in the parking lot loop prior to 3:45.

  • Students should enter from the passenger side only.

  • If your student needs assistance requiring you to get out of the car, please park and walk over to the front.  


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