Welcome to Buffalo Ridge Elementary

Nestled in the heart of Castle Pines, Buffalo Ridge Elementary is a public school that offers preschool through fifth-grade learning opportunities to both our community and open-enrolled students. Recognized as a six-time recipient of the John Irwin School of Excellence, BRE focuses on our student body's social, emotional, and academic growth. It provides a well-rounded education with enrichment opportunities in STEM, art, music, and physical education.

For the 2021-2022 school year, the staff at Buffalo Ridge Elementary has identified the following systematic goals based on student needs and district initiatives:

School Goal #1  Priority Learning Outcomes

Through a Professional Learning Community model and a backward design approach, Buffalo Ridge Teachers will effectively implement the DCSD Priority Learning Outcomes in Reading, Writing, and Communication (RWC) and monitor student learning using a variety of diagnostic, formative, and summative assessments to appropriately adjust instruction for those students performing on, above, and below grade-level expectations.

School Goal #2  MTSS

Using a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) model, all BRE teachers will monitor their students' social and emotional well-being and provide the appropriate supports and interventions for those struggling.  Student behaviors will be approached through a Positive Behaviors, Interventions, and Supports (PBIS) model to proactively address the needs of our students so all children can experience academic, social, and emotional success in and out of the classroom.

School Goal #3  Envision

Buffalo Ridge teachers will effectively and efficiently implement the Envision Math program in grades Kindergarten through Fifth and adjust instruction for those performing above or below grade-level expectations.

If you are new to the community or would like to schedule a tour, don't hesitate to reach out to us at (303) 387-5575.

Recent News

Important Dates
BRE's office will be open until June 10 and reopen on July 25. If you need assistance during the summer, please leave a message at 303-387-5575. Express Check-In will open on July 20 for student registration. The Express Check-In link is located under Quick Links on BRE's homepage.
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Kindergarten Registration 2022-23
Kindergarten Registration for the 2022-23 school year has started! Please go to the Family Resource tab at the top menu bar and down to Kindergarten Registration to fill out the paperwork for 2022-23 school year kindergarteners. Students must be 5 years old on or before Oct 1, 2017. You may drop off your packet at the school or email them to [email protected]
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Universal Free Meals School Year 2021-2022
For all schools where DCSD Nutrition Services operates, the USDA has extended Meals at No Cost through June 30, 2022. This means that one breakfast (where offered) and one lunch per day per student will continue to be provided at no cost to all students. Students are required to take a fruit or vegetable to make a reimbursable/no cost meal at breakfast and lunch. Ala Carte food items are available for purchase. Meals will be served in the school cafeterias to students.
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Sign In & Sign Out for Attendance
Parents will need to continue to complete a form to sign in/out their child for attendance. Please click on Read More for the Google Form.
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Spirit Wear
Every Friday is Spirit Day at BRE! Order your BRE spirit wear now on the BREA website! Click on Read More for the link to the BREA website.
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Spirit Rock

Our Spirit Rock is at the entrance to our school parking lot and ready for reservationsParents, Students & Staff have the opportunity to "Rent the Rock" to recognize a student's birthday, show school spirit, thank or recognize a teacher or staff member, congratulatory events, etc. It is a great way to spread positive messages and increase excitement in our community!  Check out the Spirit Rock Page under Family Resources for details on rental.