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Teacher Transfer Opportunities
 

Douglas TigersDouglas High School will be converting to a campus that serves grades 9-12 next year. Teachers who are already employed by Douglas County School District are encouraged to review the announcement and consider submitting an application for voluntary transfer.

The deadline to submit a transfer request form to HR is 5:00pm, Friday January 9, 2015.

Please note: DHS will continue to be on a 6-period, block schedule in 2015-16.
The start/end time of the DHS school day will be approximately the same as it is this year.

To see the list of initial postings, please click here.
To access the Transfer Request Form, please click here. 

 
 
STEM Opportunities
 

Douglas County School District is pleased to announce opportunities for current teachers to apply for seats on two (2) High School Teacher Leader Teams in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.STEM

The deadline for submitting a letter of interest to HR is
5:00pm Friday, January 16, 2015.

Teachers requesting transfer to DHS for 2015-16 are also eligible to apply.

To read the full announcement, please click here.
To see more about STEM education, please click here. 

 
 
New School Attendance Requirement for Drivers' Licenses
 

For students under the age of 18 who intend to pursue a driver's license in Nevada, there are important requirements that should be carefully reviewed in the DMV's handbook. The handbook can be viewed online here.  Among those requirements is a new student attendance requirement.

School Attendance Requirements:
Beginning January 1, 2015, State Law requires that anyone under the age of 18 who applies for an instruction permit, driver's license or driver authorization card must provide the DMV with proof that he or she meets the minimum school attendance requirements.

If you are a student who meet the minimum requirement of 90% school attendance, the new form will be available through the principal's office at your school.

If you are a student who does not meet the minimum requirement of 90% school attendance, you will need to demonstrate the necessary level of attendance for 30 days before you can request the form from your school.

The Douglas County Student Attendance Review Board (SARB) will have the authority to postpone or suspend a student's eligibility for a driver's license if truancy has reached a specific level. If you are a student who has been previously declared as a habitual truant (pursuant to NRS 392.144) and your license was suspended, you must provide proof that you are now meeting the minimum attendance standards for reinstatement of your driving privileges.

If you are no longer attending school but you are under the age of 18, you may still obtain the necessary form from a Douglas County High School if you can demonstrate that you have either earned a Diploma or a Certificate of the High School Equivalency Exam (HSE).   Once you have obtained the form, signed by the school district's designated official, you must take it to the DMV within 60 days of the date it was signed. 

 
 
Survey Summary on School Start Times
 

Douglas County School District was fortunate to receive input from a grand total of

2,535 participants!

Many thanks to the parents, students, staff and community members who took the time to provide their thoughts in the recent survey on school start times.

To review the 6-page summary of the survey results, click here.

Still to Come:
Written comments from the survey will also be posted on this same page.

Next Steps:
Because the level of participation in the survey was so high, the superintendent is recommending the following next steps:

1) That a study group be formed to fully consider all of the input received and generate suggestions and viable options for the Board.

2) Due to the time expected for this work to be completed, reject consideration of major changes for the 2015-16 school year.

3) Depending on the findings of the study group, bring suggestions back to the board for consideration for use in the 2016-17 school year.

 

 
 
Learn More About the Common Core State Standards
 

Douglas County School District is proud to be raising the rigor for all students K-12!
This link provides a 3-minute video with helpful information:
http://www.commoncoreworks.org/Page/378

To review Nevada's Academic Content Standards, please visit:
http://www.doe.nv.gov/Topic/Standards__Topic/

For more information, please contact our office of Curriculum & Instruction
775-782-7170 

 
 
Information on Pertussis
 

Three (3) confirmed cases of Pertussis (also known as Whooping Cough) have occurred at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School.

Due to Nevada school-entry immunization requirements, the vast majority of students are vaccinated and protected against Pertussis. (DTaP and Tdap are intended to guard against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis.) We still encourage families and staff of to be aware of possible symptoms. Symptoms of Pertussis include:

  • mild to severe and repeated cough
  • dry hacking cough
  • runny nose
  • low grade fever
  • rapid inhaling between coughs that makes a "whoop" sound
  • choking spells in infants.

If you or any member of your family experiences these symptoms, we recommend you see a medical doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. If you do not have a family doctor and you do not know where to go for medical attention, please contact your School Nurse for referral assistance. 

More information on Pertussis can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/pertussis/.

 
 
Former Kingsbury Middle School Property for Sale
 

Kingsbury Middle SchoolRESOLUTION OF INTENT TO SELL PROPERTY AND
INVITATION TO SUBMIT OFFERS

At the January 10, 2012 meeting the Board of Trustees ("Board") of the Douglas County School District ("District") the Board adopted a resolution declaring an intention to sell the real property located at 1900 Echo Drive, Zephyr Cove, Nevada 89448 (Assessor's Parcel Number 1318-23-202-001), formerly known as the Kingsbury Middle School, consisting of the 22.4+ acres of land and improvements thereon ("District Property") pursuant to NRS 393.220 et. seq. more

Notice of Resolution No. 12-02

 

 

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Facilities Master Plan

DCSD is pleased to announce that the major projects at Pinon Hills and Gardnerville Elementary Schools are both now complete. The next project is a sizeable addition and updates for Douglas High School. Construction is scheduled to begin in Spring 2014. This project is slated for completion by Fall 2015 to coincide with the movement of our 9th grade students from the middle school sites to the DHS campus that same fall semester. Click here to learn more about the Facilities Master Plan.

 

 
 
 
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