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Dear Cougar Run Families,

Our hearts go out to the families and community in Parkland, Florida.  Recently, Interim Superintendent Erin Kane sent the DCSD community a communication about this incident and included resource links to the  National Association of School Psychologists and The National Child Traumatic Stress Network to help address this issue with your children.  This incident impacts us all in different ways and if you are in need of additional support please contact the school for some guidance. 

Please know that the safety of our children and our staff is our highest priority. We have a number of safety measures in place that foster a safe learning environment at Cougar Run that we would like to review with you:
  • DCSD Security Monitors the school 24/7. 
  • The School Marshall (DC Sheriff) patrols the interior and exterior of the building three times daily.
  • All exterior doors, including the mobile classroom doors are locked at all times.
  • The campus has interior and exterior cameras that monitor traffic in and outside of the building.
  • All visitors need to have a picture ID and must check in at the main office. 
  • All visitors to the school must wear a visitor sticker or wear their volunteer badge. 
  • The school conducts regular safety drills as part of the  Standard Response Protocol (SRP) which all schools and staff receive training. 
  • If the school ever receives a tip about a potential threat, it is immediately investigated by DCSD Safety and Security and local law enforcement to determine the course of action to ensure the safety of students and staff.
Thank you for the gift of working with your children and we appreciate your ongoing support of our school.

Some news and notes for the Cougar Run Learning Community

New Cougar Run Website goes live on February 20!
We are excited to kick off our new website on Tuesday, February 20th.  Bookmark link and provide any feedback here to help us improve the page. 

Cougar Run Parent Teacher Conferences
Spring Conferences - March 1 & 2  - No School for Students on March 2
Please mark your calendars for Spring Conferences on the evening of Thursday, March 1 and all day on Friday, March 2.  5th and 6th graders have additional dates available due to those grade levels being departmentalized.  Again, please note there is no school for students on March 2 due to conferences,  Please click here to sign up for your child's conference.
Cougar Run Watchdog Dads
Calling all Cougar Run Dads!  Please save the date for an initial and informational meeting about how you can be more involved at Cougar Run! The meeting is scheduled for February 22 at 7:45 in the Learning Commons.  We'll have the 'java' if you've got the time.

Event Co-sponsored by Douglas County Colorado Association of Gifted and Talented (DCAGT) 

Please join us for a learning opportunity facilitated by Ian Byrd. This presentation is designed for parents of gifted/high potential students in Douglas County School District. RSVP using this FORM. Please sign up for google if you do not have an account. See the linked flyer for more info! 
Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 6:00 - 7:00 pm 
Douglas County High School (Auditorium) 

CMAS Testing Grades 3-6 (Colorado Measures of Academic Success)
State CMAS testing, formerly known as PARCC, is coming up this semester from April 2-13thHERE is a link to the specific testing schedule for each grade level that tests, grades 3-6. It is SUPER helpful if you know your child has the need for an appointment in April, to PLEASE try to plan around the testing dates and times for your child's grade level. For more information about CMAS, please visit the link on our CRUN website HERE, or reach out for our School Assessment Coordinator, Shannon McPherson ( or John Gutierrez, Principal ( with questions regarding testing. 

Link to the Cougar Run Calendar

Link to the Cougar Run Enrichment Calendar


Please Take Care. 

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