Parent Resource Dashboard
- Child Care Before/After School
- Drop Off/ Pick Up
- Health/ Safety
- School Closure Info
The following are excused absences:
• Personal illness (if illness exceeds three consecutive days, a doctor’s note is required)
• Death of a relative
• Observance of religious holiday
• Military block leave- up to 5 school days (with a copy of military orders)
• Doctor, dental, and therapy appointments with proper documentation (If possible, please schedule such appointments after school hours) These are marked unexcused until the note is provided to our front office staff.
• Emergency situations- such cases may be approved by administration on an individualized basis
Please note that all absences beyond those listed above are considered unexcused.
Fort Carson Child, Youth & School (CYS) Services
Child, Youth and School Services provides programs and services for children of eligible military and civilian families. Within CYS Services, you will find something to meet your children's needs, whether it is for:
Army School Age Centers provide care during:
Learn more about CYS Services at their website.
Contact Information & Location Details
Address: 1590 Prussman Blvd., Bldg. 1518
Phone: (719) 526-1101
Military DSN Tel: (312) 691-1101
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Full, part-time or hourly child care
- Before/after school care
- Programs for your middle school and teen youth
- Instructional classes
- Workforce preparation opportunities
- Sports and fitness activities
- Before school and after school
- School closures
- Seasonal and holiday school breaks
- Summer camp
- Hourly care
There are numerous options throughout the community that is supported by our schools. The best way to get information on each program would be to contact them directly. You can find specific information for each program here.
Providing daycare, preschool and childcare in the greater Colorado Springs area since 1951!
The Imagination in Education sites, located within local elementary schools in Districts 3, 8, 11 and 20, provide the same caring, personalized, quality care as our main sites. Our many hands-on projects keep the children involved and interested in learning, along with a fun and exciting recreational component. We emphasize the concepts of being safe and being respectful.
301 E. Iowa Ave., Fountain, CO 80817
Monday-Friday, 6 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Before and After School Care
Learn More at www.jracademykids.com.
The Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Child Care, is the State's lead agency in planning and implementing public child care policy. The Division of Child Care is responsible for the licensing and monitoring of child care facilities; managing the child care assistance program (CCCAP) for eligible families; administering child care grants and quality initiatives, and serving as the lead in implementing federal child care programs. The overall goal of the Division of Child Care is to promote quality, accessible and affordable child care services for Colorado families.
Colorado Department of Human Services
Colorado Child Care Assistance Program
1675 W. Garden of the Gods Rd.
Learn More at the CDHS website linked here.
At Pikes Peak United Way we strive to connect families with child care options that work for them by providing FREE, personalized referrals to licensed child care providers. We also aim to improve the quality of care that is provided in our region through training and collaboration with other community agencies. As a nonprofit organization headquartered in Colorado Springs, we serve the Colorado counties of Elbert, El Paso, and Teller. If you are a parent or guardian in need of child care or assistance, please click on the families link to the right or call (719) 955-0742 and choose option #2 for a child care referral.
Pikes Peak United Way
A Child Care Resource & Referral Agency
518 N. Nevada Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: (719) 632-1543
Fax: (719) 632-8139
Office Hours: M-F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Learn More at www.ppunitedway.org.
Students can be dropped off at 7:00am at the back playground for breakfast in the mornings. All other students may enter the school at 7:10am and head to classrooms. Kindergartners should be dropped off at the Kinder loop at the front of the school. 1st through 5th graders should be dropped off in the back. First bell rings at 7:25am and tardy bell rings at 7:30am. All students who are not in the building by 7:30am should come in to the front office for a tardy slip.
Dismissal time is 2:25pm. Kindergarteners can be picked up at 2:25pm in the Kinder loop at the front of the school via parent walkers or car pick up. Kindergartners who have siblings will be escorted to a designated room with supervision, where siblings will pick up kindergartner and head outside to back playground. All students 1st-5th grade will be dismissed through the back doors with their class. Students picked up by car will line up with the oldest siblings class and the designated colored spot. Students walking will leave through the back gates.
The primary method to notify all district employees, parents, and students of school closing is through our mass notification system in Blackboard, which will come via text, email, and phone. We will also post a pop-up message on the homepage of our website for visitors accessing information here, as well as push a notice through FFC8 Twitter and Facebook.
Click on the button for more information on the district's emergency and school closure procedures.
Click the button for more information.
Patriot Elementary only provides transportation for students in special education who have it
designated as part of their IEP (Individual Educational Plan).