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Principal's Message

Dear Carlson Cougar Families, 


Last week we had our second round of student-led conferences, and the feedback continues to be wonderfully positive. Listening to students reflect on their learning and take responsibility for their goals makes me feel hopeful for the future. We have some amazing students! Thank you for partnering with us to help students grow and become productive members of our community. 

Next PTA & SAC Meeting 

Our PTA and School Accountability Committee will be meeting this Thursday, 2/22 at 6:00 at Tommy Knockers. All are welcome. Please come join us! 


Secure Drill

Today we conducted a secure safety drill. Secure status is initiated when there is a threat or incident outside our building. This means that we stay inside the building and lock all outside doors. During secure status, learning goes on as usual. The only difference is that we stay inside. 


Students and staff were prepared for the drill this morning during morning crew, when we talked about how we practice so we know what to do in an emergency. Knowing that a drill is coming helps students to focus on the practice and not be afraid of what’s happening. Two officers from ISPD came to practice with us. The drill lasted for 10 minutes and was successfully completed. 


Middle School Open House, a note from Principal Gould 

To the families of CCSD 5th & 6th graders:


It is with great pleasure that I invite you to come to the Open House at Clear Creek Middle & High School on Thursday 3/7/23 to meet the staff, tour the building and learn about the courses, athletics and activities that we will have available to our students for the 2024-25 school year. While this might seem a bit early for our 5th graders, I look forward to the opportunity to meet our future Golddusters.


For more details about the event, please click on this link. I hope to see you there.



Chris Gould, Principal


Immunization in Colorado 

I have been asked to share this letter about immunizations from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment written to Colorado’s K-12 schools. The letter contains a variety of links to information from CDPHE and the CDC. If you have any questions about it, please reach out to our district nurse,


Spring Break 

Spring break is coming up in March, 3/18-3/21. You can always access the CCSD Family Calendar on our website. 


Registration for Next Year

Registration is open for the next school year on our website, or you can click on this Registration Link.   


Happy learning, 

Loraine Swartz

Principal, Carlson Elementary

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