Student Drop Off

Arrival Procedures:
Gold Rush has had tremendous success with our rolling start! If you are returning to Gold Rush, you are aware that all students enter the building between 8:20-8:30 AM and head directly to their classroom. This year grade levels will be assigned additional entrances that will be staffed at all times by GRE teachers.   
As shown on the map above, students will enter the following doors:
  • Kindergarten students will enter using their classroom’s exterior door.  
  • First and second grade students will enter using the main entrance.  
  • Third graders will enter using the kindergarten hall door via the back playground.
  • Fourth graders will enter through the kindergarten hall or gym door (see map).
  • Fifth graders will enter the doors through the gym on the back playground.
The doors at all entrances will open right at 8:20 AM and students will enter. Your classroom teacher will show your child how to enter the building and proceed to his/her classroom during Meet Your Teacher (additional details below). Additional adults will be present to support and guide students during our first full week back to school.
It is imperative that students are not dropped off prior to 8:20 AM, unless they have a previously scheduled meeting/activity.
Students are also not allowed to play on the playground before school.

Dismissal Procedures:
In order to ensure that students and families are able to social distance, we will stagger dismissal times for primary and intermediate students. Please see the schedule below.
3:20 PM Kindergarten
Students will be dismissed from exterior classroom door 
Students being picked up in carloop will be escorted to the gazebo
Students who ride the bus will be escorted to the bus loop
BASE students check into the cafeteria
Students with siblings will wait with teacher to be released to sibling

3:25 PM Grades 1-2
Students will be dismissed through the main entrance at the front of the school 
Students  who ride the bus will walk to the bus loop
BASE students check into the cafeteria
Students and siblings can walk home
3:30 PM Grades 3-5
Students in 3rd grade will be dismissed through the main entrance
Students in 4th & 5th grade will be dismissed through the gym doors on the back playground
Rolling Carloop will begin
Buses for students in grades K-5 will be loaded
Students in grades 3-5 and siblings will walk home
Students in all grade levels will exit the building using the same door that they use to enter at arrival. Teachers in the primary grades will walk their students out and wait at their identified location until all students have met their parent or older sibling. At 3:30 teachers will walk students to the field who are being picked up in the carloop.

Students in grades K-2 that are transitioning to BASE will proceed directly to the cafeteria at 3:20, and older siblings will be asked to meet their brother or sister in grades K-2 at their teachers’ identified meeting area. Please see the map above for teachers' specific locations.
Parents continue to have the choice to park and meet their child at their teacher's identified location or use our rolling car loop. Park in designated parking spaces only. Do not leave vehicles unattended in the car loop or in parking rows. Please note that the car loop for all students will not begin until 3:30. Similar to before school, all playgrounds will also be closed after school.

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In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. The School District's Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator to address complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX is Aaron Henderson, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, [email protected], 303-387-0127.

Outside Agencies

Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.


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