About Us About Us Contacts Contacts Employment Employment Schools Schools Org. Chart Org. Chart Login Login Search Search Students Page Parents Page Employees Page Most Visited Pages
Departmental Areas
Community Links
Community Bulletin Board
Community Home
Douglas County Volunteers
School Safety
Radon Information
District Accountability Report
PowerSchool Single Sign-on How to Video
Adult Education
Animated School BusSubstitute Bus Drivers Needed for DCSD Lake Tahoe Schools!
School Health Information
Enterovirus D68
Pertussis Information
    CDC Resources
Education Links
Nevada JobConnect Youth
Douglas County Ed Foundation
Elementary Class Size
STEM Education

Nevada Prepaid Tuition2014 Enrollment
Now Open



Weather Related Alerts


Make this page your first stop for weather-related school closures or delays.

Moving to Douglas County?



Parent Survey - Spring 2015

Thank you for taking the time to complete this Parent Survey. This information provides us with feedback on how we are doing with various aspects of your child's education and the services we provide.

Results for each school will be provided to the site administrator in early June 2015. If you are unable to access the survey, or would prefer to complete the survey in paper and pencil format, please contact your child's school office. We value your input and appreciate the time you are taking to provide it!

Kindergarten Registration 2015-2016

The Douglas County School District Kindergarten Registration for the 2015-2016 school year will be held March 9-20, 2015 at your neighborhood elementary school.  Your child must be 5 years old by September 30th to attend kindergarten during the 2015-2016 school year.  Original birth certificate, up-to-date immunizations, and proof of residency (utility bill with street address) in your neighborhood are required to register your child. 

For more registration information, please refer to our Kindergarten Registration Flyer provided to you in both English and Spanish. If you have further questions, please contact the school directly.

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.

To review the individual written comments, click on the categories below.


Community Members

CC Meneley Elementary School
Gardnerville Elementary School
Jacks Valley Elementary School
Minden Elementary School
Pinon Hills Elementary School
Scarselli Elementary School
Zephyr Cove Elementary School
Carson Valley Middle School
Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School
Douglas High School
Aspire Academy High School
Whittell High School


Elementary School Employees
Middle School, High School, and District-Wide Employees


Elementary Students
Carson Valley Middle School Students
Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School Students
Douglas High, ASPIRE and Whittell Students

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:

To review Nevada's Academic Content Standards, please visit:

For more information, please contact our office of Curriculum & Instruction

Former Kingsbury Middle School Property for Sale


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



News and Events

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.


Search Results [close]

--> Quick Links Educational Resources
Lunch Menus
Student Email
School Calendars
Summer School
Snow Day Information
Quick Links Lunch Menus
Nutrition Program
Powerschool Parent Portal
Student Registration
School Calendars
School Zoning and Bus Stops
Snow Day Information
Family Life-Sex/Aids Education
Considering Our Schools?
Quick Links Employee Email
Lunch Menus
Power Teacher Portal
Powerschool Administration
Powerschool Forum
School Calendars
Subfinder / Attendance Tracking
Quick Links DCSD Employees
Human Resources
Board of Trustees
Attendance Calendars
Educational Services