Students will participate in a 20 Book Challenge. The goal is to read 2 books a month, with 10 books read by winter break and 10 more books read by the end of the year.
  • These books should be something your child wants to read and can be a balance of books your child reads independently or with a parent. Feel free to read at bedtime with your child or listen to audiobooks in the car on the way to your activities. Reading should be engaging and something your child looks forward to doing.
  • Books read at school and assigned by Mrs. Gorkaya do not count toward the 20 Book Challenge. **Unless written and signed off in class with Mrs.Gorkaya**
  • Simply sign your child's 20 Book Challenge, located in your child's planner, to show that your child has finished a book.
  1. Must be read as part of your homework.  (It’s ok if it’s a book that you bring back and forth for independent reading.)  
  2. Must be on your independent reading level (it should not be a book that is to difficult or too easy for you).
  3. Must not be a book you’ve read before.
  4. Must show parent initial on 20 Book Challenge Form to receive credit.
  5. Ten books should be read by Winter Break and the remaining 10 by Memorial Day. 

 **Books more than 300 pages will count as two books.**


Email / Google Classroom / Google Drive
Throughout the school year, your child may have to log into their email, Google Classroom, and/or Drive from home to complete assignments. 

Your child should be fully aware of how to complete these steps, but if they need help or need a reminder, please use the formula below to log into their email. You can also log in as your child to see what he or she has been working on in class.

1.   www.gmail.com
2. login:[email protected]    
    (example: [email protected])
3. password: Dcsdlunchnumber (ex. Dcsd123456)

If your child has to log into Google Classroom or Drive please follow these steps:
1. log into email (follow directions above)
2. click on the 3 by 3 Google Apps grid at the top right corner
3.  click on Drive or Google Classroom. If you do not see these apps, then click on the word "more" below the apps. 

Use this link to learn how to login to our different resources. 
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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], 720-433-1083.

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.