Principal's Page

Dear Cougar Run Families, July 24, 2019

We hope this email finds you and your family doing well.  Just a few reminders as the start of the 2019-20 school year approaches.

New School Psychologist
Please join me in welcoming to Cougar Run Elementary our new school Psychologist Mrs. Adia Dawn.  Mrs. Dawn has worked as an elementary school psychologist in Douglas County and as a Special Education Team Lead in Austin, TX.  We are very excited about the background, experience and expertise Mrs. Dawn is bringing to our school.  Mrs. Dawn will be here 4 days a week.  
Many thanks to Mrs. Tracey Bowman for her 2 years of dedicated service to CRUN as the school psychologist.  Mrs. Bowman is relocating to Ohio to be closer to family.  

Individual Student Pictures and Parent Volunteer ID's
Individual Student Pictures and Parent Volunteer ID's can be taken at the School Supply Drop Off and Back to School event on Tuesday, August 6th from 8:00am - 5:00pm.  Order forms are being mailed home and they will also be available at this event.  The make up date for Individual Student and Parent Volunteer ID's pics is scheduled for August 30 8am - 1pm and the re-take date is schedule for October 24th 8am - 11:30am.  

This service through the Douglas County School District will allow you to Express Check-In your student. You will be able to view and update your student’s contact information. Complete the Web, Internet and Media Permission Forms and download your school’s remaining forms.This service will be available through your Parent Portal account. You can check-in all your DCSD students through this convenient service. Parent Portal 


Contact the school for more info or assistance and 303-387-6675

Pay Fees - Please check your student fees and make sure all balances are paid in full prior to the first day of school. Activities such as field trips will be added as the year progresses.   Log in to your My School Bucks and follow the directions that are attached to pay your fees online .  Contact Andrea McNamara ( for any questions regarding fees. Instructions to pay fees through My School Bucks can be found HERE.

For Sixth Grade parents only-please hold off on paying the Outdoor Ed. fee as we will have to enter fundraising totals before giving you a final balance.

Summer Office Hours 
July 12,19, 26 (9am - 1pm) - or by appointment (303-387-6675)
Regular office hours begin on August 1st - (8am - 4pm)
Student Data Information Services - Available all summer - Phone: 720-433-0095, option 7, Fax: 720-433-0131, email:

Upcoming Days of Importance
Tuesday, August 6 - School Supply Drop Off and Back to School Sessions

                  Session I - 8am-9:30am

                  Session II - 11:30am - 1:00pm

                  Session III - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Families are encouraged to stop by at one of the sessions to drop off supplies, meet their classroom teacher, get important Back to School classroom information and take pictures. We have found that this format provides useful information to students and families before the school year begins. There will not be a traditional Back to School Night planned for this year.  

August 6 and 7 - Kindergarten Tissue Tea 

August 7 - First Day of School for grades 1-6 (Soft Start - Doors Open at 8:25am)

August 8 - First Day of School for Kindergarten (Kindergarten students line up outside at designated spots)

August 16 - New Parent Orientations 8am - 9am in the Learning Commons

Please take care and we look forward to seeing you soon.

John Gutierrez, Principal 

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