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Leaves of Absence Specialist

Staff Wellness Coordinator

Wilcox Administration Building
620 Wilcox St
Castle Rock , CO 80104



Leave of Absence

The District offers employees Leaves of Absence for time away from work to cover extenuating circumstances in an employee's life. Employee's that expect to be out 5 consecutive work days or longer, will need to contact the Benefits Department to discuss further action. Refer to the revised Board of Education Leave of Absence policy-under REVISION for futher information. 

Douglas County School District offers short term disability through Standard Insurance to protect your income if you are unable to work. After a 14 calender day waiting period or after all accrued sick days are exhausted. Standard Insurance will pay a base benefit of 50% of your salary or 70% of your salary if you chose the Buy-up coverage. 

Steps to be completed for the Leave of Absence process:

  • Login to Workday and select the Time Off Worklet. Please select the link to the Workday Leave of Absence Instructions.  
  • Fax medical documentation, completed by your treating physician, to 720-433-0082
  • File a short term disability claim with Standard Insurance by calling 1-800-378-2395
  • Any changes in your leave status should be reported to Benefits and Standard Insurance
  • All Transportation employees will require a Fitness for Duty prior to return to work
  • Complete the Return from Leave Notification two weeks prior to your return to worand submit the form to Diane Howell with your administrator’s signature in order to be re-activated as an active employee and receive a paycheck.

Type of Leaves Available:

  • Family Medical Leave
  • Medical (non-FMLA)
  • Adoption Leave
  • Military Leave
  • Personal Leave

PERA Disability Information:

Colorado PERA members with five or more years of earned service credit are covered by a two-tier disability program consisting of a short term distability (STD) insurance and disability retirement benefit. The Disability Program Administrator, UNUM, makes the medical determinations for the program and provides STD coverage through an insurance policy. You can obtain additional information regarding this programs at



People participating in a yoga class

DCSD Staff Wellness

Vision: Douglas County School District empowers employees to "choose the best you" through health education and activities that sustain healthy lifestyles resulting in improved productivity and morale.  
Mission: Our Mission is to provide diverse and verifiable staff wellness opportunities, empower individuals to make healthy choices, and develop a positive culture that is focused on celebrating and improving the quality of life for all employees.  

Register Here!
DCSD February Fit Fest
Date: Saturday, February 3, 2018 
Time: 7:00 am doors open - 12:00pm

Location: Rock Canyon High School


2017-2018 District Wellness Events

Weight Watchers at Work


DCSD EPIC Adventure Event - Saturday September 30th 2017.  8:00 am - 12:00 pm. Click Here to Register and Pay 

Healthy Wage - Schools out for the Skinny Challenge 

Preventative Care Incentive Program -   As part of an effort to promote health and wellness, Kaiser is paying for cash reward drawings.  Please print, complete, and upload the Staff Wellness Preventative Medical Form by June 30, 2018.  By doing so, you will be entered into a random cash prize drawing to take place by mid-July, 2018.

Participation is strictly voluntary and is open to any District employee regardless of his/her medical provider.  (Allegiance member are those who waived the District coverage are welcome!) Limit one submission per employee.  

Print my Preventative Care Form

Upload my Preventative Care Form 

Healthy Vending Make Over - Exciting details to come 

GoRed DCSD Douglas County School District is partnering with the American Heart Association this year to GoRed to promote heart health.  Look for great emails and heart health messaging all school year via THINK and your site's Wellness Champ.  

DCSD February Fit Fest - Saturday February 3, 2018 - Please follow the link for more information and links to regsiter for fitness classes, medical screens and much more!   

Mental Wellbeing

Let's Talk Colorado

myStrength: "The Health Club for your mind.  Healthcare payers and provider integrate myStrength to extend access to evidence-based resources to help consumers better manage depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders while improving over all well-being."  Free to DCSD employees and completely confidential.  

A Recipe to Comfort your Mind - Video - Douglas County Employees - It's easy for life to become unbalanced.  When it all gets to be too much there is a resource to help.  The Employee Assistance Program offers six sessions per issue per person every year.  Call 1-866-486-4334 or go online at | username: douglas county sd | password: eap

Financial Wellbeing

Are you still unclear about your 401(k), 457 and 403(b)? What does that all mean? 
To help you through this maze, please join us on Tuesday, November 7th at Chaparral HS Auditorium at 3:00 pm.  Click HERE for more information.  







Employee Assistance Program

With Aetna’s EAP, employees can confidentially address and resolve their day-to-day personal and workplace challenges—resulting in a more focused and productive workforce.

DCSD has provided up to 6 face-to-face sessions per employee and household member per issue per year. Counseling services are provided at no charge to employees and their household members. Aetna offers short-term counseling on all aspects of life, including:

  • Difficulties in Relationships
  • Emotional/Psychological Issues
  • Stress & Anxiety Issues with Work or Family
  • Alcohol & Drug Abuse
  • Personal & Life Improvement
  • Legal or Financial Issues
  • Depression
  • Childcare Issues
  • Eldercare Issues
  • Grief Issues

The EAP is a no cost benefit available to you and your immediate family members. The program is completely confidential. Through the EAP you have access to qualified and experienced mental health professionals who can assist you in dealing with a range of personal and work related issues. The EAP is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

To get more information and resources visit MyLifeValues online or by phone: 866-486-4334
  Username: douglas county sd
  Password: eap

Need immediate assistsance for a crisis? Look over the Crisis Reference Guide. Employers, as well as employees, can call the Crisis Support line and speak to a clinician about the crisis.  If a person under crisis won't call them or go to one of the free walk-in centers, they have a mobile unit and will come to the person and assess the person.



Responsible retirement planning enables you to make your retirement years a fun time to pursue other adventuresDouglas County School District offers several ways to assist you in saving toward your retirement. Colorado PERA provides retirement and other benefits. As a traditional pension plan, Colorado PERA provides members and retirees with a comprehensive benefit package. For more information, please visit the PERA Website at or contact PERA Customer Service at 303-832-9550 or 1-800-759-7372. PERA also offers a 401(k) Plan, in addition to the pension. Please visit Voya 401(k) for additional tools and information. 

In addition Douglas County School District offers you a variety of voluntary plans to participate in to help you achieve your retirement goals. These plans include a 403(b), Roth 403(b) and 457 plans through MetLife. Information is available on MetLife's Website. Additional retirement education is available under Retirement Resources. 

AXA Advisors

AXA Advisors, LLC

AXA EquiVest 403(b) & 457 

Phone: 800-628-6673

AXA Momentum 401(a)

Phone: 800-528-0204 

Fax: 816-218-0412

Retirement Benefits Group, a specialized division of AXA Advisors, LLC
1675 Broadway, Suite 1700 
Denver, CO 80202


MetLife Resources


Offering 403(b), 457(b), and Roth 403(b)

MetLife / Centennial State Financial
6400 S. Fiddlers Green Circle, Ste 600
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Office:  303-779-6545
Fax:  303-779-6520


Colorado PERA (Public Employees' Retirement Association)

Offering Retirement and 401(k)

PERA 401(k) Plan Document

1303 Pennsylvania Street (physical location)
P.O. Box 5800 (mailing address)
Denver, CO  80217-5800

Your PERA Benefits

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Through the "We Heart DCSD" program, District employees receive discounts at more than 60 businesses throughout Douglas County. View special offers here and in the employee section of the DCSD Mobile App.

Download the free DCSD app at Apple iTunes and Google Play.

Know of a business within Douglas County that would be interested in supporting DCSD staff with discounts? If so, the business can call 720-433-1596 to be listed on our discount page and on the DCSD app. 


For other non Douglas County discounts check out offers through the district vendor -- Aetna  

Visit the DCSD website

Under B click on Benefits and Staff Wellness

Scroll down and click on Employee Assistance Program

Once that page opens, click on MyLifeValues

  Username: douglas county sd

  Password: eap

Once that page opens, on the right hand side click on discount center and follow the instructions

Receive discounts like up to 40% off at select water parks, up to 45% off select theme parks, discount on movie tickets and much more! 




Discount for DCSD staff

Castle Rock
Discount Tire   303-814-0600 varies
Grease Monkey   303-663-4270 $10 off SYN/$6 off reg oil chg
Rocky Mtn. Oil Change   303-660-3512 20%
Big O Tires   303-688-8804 10% Tires, max $100, 10% above cost of tires - see store manager for more discounts
Firestone   303-688-8223 20% tire/$25 service
MotoSpa   303-688-0669 $1 off ext/$2 int/ext.
Happy Canyon Car Wash   303-814-1188 10%
1 STOP Tire & Auto   303-688-0366


Christian Brothers Automotive    303-814-7792 Dicount Program Flyer
Highlands Ranch
Grease Monkey   303-683-5566 $10 off SYN/$6 off reg oil chg
Grease Monkey   303-683-8303 $10 off SYN/$6 off reg oil chg
Firestone   303-515-7323 15%
Christian Brothers Automotive    303-814-7792 Dicount Program Flyer
Grease Monkey   720-851-3012 $10 off SYN/$6 off reg oil chg
Grease Monkey   720-842-5211 $10 off SYN/$6 off reg oil chg
Grease Monkey   303-841-1330 $10 off SYN/$6 off reg oil chg
Firestone   720-851-8100 Tires cost + 10%, oil chg $10 off, align $20 off
Rocky Mtn. Oil Change (Monument)   719-481-4888 20%
Big O Tires Castle PINES (508 E. Castle Pines Pkwy)   720-733-1707 10% select tires/max $100
Castle Rock
Aspen Grove Salon   303-663-4772 15%
Sports Clip   303-663-2445 $3.00 off
Hair Design team Inc   303-688-9332 10%
Copperfalls Aveda Day Spa   303-814-2035 10%-varies by operator
Visions Salon   303-688-3331 10%
The Orchard Medical Day Spa   303-284-4270 FREE Microderm or Peel with Facial
Fantastic Sams   303-660-0550 10%
Highlands Ranch
Cashmere Salon   303-346-7770 20%
Zumbido Studio   720-840-1800 20%
Wild Iris Salon   720-851-7799 varies by operator
Hair Junkyz   303-840-1737 15%
Wisp Hair Salon   303-840-8344 10% cuts, color,products
Sports Clip (Monument)   719-488-3595 $3.00 off
Sports Clip (Glendale)   303-691-3700 $3.00 off
Solero Salon-Centennial   303-468-1795 Varies by operator
Fleur De Lis Salon (Lone Tree)   303-799-8081 20 Jennifer & Rachel
Castle Rock
Anytime Fitness Castle Rock   (303) 872-8038 Anytime Fitness Discount Flyer
Canyon Fitness   303 688 4949 Discount as follows : Single membership $59 a month or Couple membership $79 a month. Canyon Fitness WebsitePowerbox discounts at Castle Rock and Parker locations:  $129 per month/unlimited training,  24% discount for $99 per month/unlimited training. (a $30 per month savings)
Castle Rock Jazzercise   303-877-3543 $5 off / month
Castle Rock Rec Center   303-660-1036 10% off punch card
Crossfit Loop   720-518-6629 $110/mo membership
Essence Health & Fitness   303-350-8389 15% off 1st pkg, 10% off addt'l
Inner Connections Yoga, Spa and Wellness Center   303-688-8598 Discounts vary by season - please call to find out more! 
Studio Fit   303-660-2646 15% group fitness pkgs
Highlands Ranch
24 Hour Fitness     24 Hour Fitness Discount Information 
Corepower YOGA   303-791-1721 Discounts vary by season - call to find out
Kosama Complete Body Transformation   720-612-0638 $59 mo. rate
Mind Body Life Transformation Center   303-284-9524
541 W Highlands Ranch Pkwy Suite 106
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Orange Theory Fitness

 Xtend Barre



$89 elite membership; $139 premier

 1st class free & 20% off VIX Membership

24 Hour Fitness     24 Hour Fitness Discount Information 
Canyon Fitness   720-507-3330 Powerbox discounts at Castle Rock and Parker locations:  $129 per month/unlimited training,  24% discount for $99 per month/unlimited training. (a $30 per month savings).  Canyon Fitness Paker.
Synergy Aesthetics & Wellness     15% treatments/10% injectable
Corepower Yoga Pk Meadows   303-649-9212 Discounts vary per season - call for details
Corepower YOGA Ken Caryl   720-922-7820 Discounts vary per season - call for details
TruFit Park Meadows Lone Tree   303-708-0109 No contract $29.99 month to month - no enrollment fee
Fitness 19 in Aurora     303-404-0619.  discounted rate of $15/mo and $15 enrollment.  They will ask for first month, last month and enrollment at the time of sign-up.
Kambeitz Chiropractic Health & Wellness Center, P.C.   303-790-6000
Discount good for the month of May 2015
 20% off a 30 or 60 minute massage. 
Existing patients, who are educators, in the clinic will receive 50% off their chiropractic services                                               Comprehensive wellness evaluation to teachers for only $50 (normally $280)
The wellness evaluation includes x-rays (if needed), computerized spinal nerve scans, functional movement assessment, body composition measurements, report of findings, and a personalized wellness score.
HealthQ Nutrition  
 Katie Brantley    303-808-3877
8755 E. Orchard Rd suite 605 
Greenwood Village, Co 80111
 Free wellness profile and Free customized meal plan.
15% off all nutrition products
Access to boot camps for $5 which includes workout and free recovery shake
Must Contact Katie Brantley to reserve spot or set up wellness profile and nutrition plan: 303-808-3877  kdbfit[at]gmail[dot]com
EarQ Family Hearing Plan 


With several locations in your area, visit to find your local provider 

Brett Bastello 


ProFlowers: ProFlowers offers a wide assortment of floral arrangements, plants, and gifts for any occasion. Receive a 15% discount using the code: EMP15. You can find our website here:

Personal Creations: Personal Creations offers a wide variety of customizable gifts for every recipient and occasion. Receive a 15% discount using the code: EMP15. You can find our website here:

Shari’s Berries: Send chocolate covered strawberries, gourmet chocolates, delicious cake pops & other treats from Shari's Berries. Receive a 15% discount using the code: EMP15. You can find our website here: provides tens of thousands of expertly curated gifts and unique ideas. Receive a 15% discount using the code: EMP15. You can find our website here:

Castle Rock
Dirty Dawgys   303-325-7310 10%
Mini Paws Spa Dog Grooming   303-688-8220 10%
The Pet Stuff Place   303-814-6060 5% food/10% other
Highlands Ranch
Neptune Tropical Fish   303-798-1776 10% some exceptions
Come Sit Stay Pet Resort   720-851-7829 10%
Parker Exotic Pets   720-851-1233 15%
U-Shampooch   303- 841-2880 15%
Castle Rock
The Ridge at Castle Pines GC   303-688-4301 * Seasonal
Highlands Ranch
Castle Rock
Carlos Miguel's   303-565-5980 15%
Duke's Steakhouse   303-814 2487 15%-$20. max/table
Nicolos -   303-688-9800 20% dine in
Ooey Gooey   720-885-7470 20%
Smart Cow   303-663-4200 10%
Younique Expressions - Painting Wine Bar   720-733-3634 10%
Highlands Ranch
Buffalo Wild Wings   303-471-5492 10%
Buffalo Wild Wings Centennial   303- 768-9464 10%
Castle Rock
Barnes & Noble     20% HR has form or go to store
Castle Rock Florist   303-688-3310 10%
Caviano Vintage Chic   720-635-3800 20%
Coldwater Creek (Outlets at Castle Rock)   303-814-2431

40% off Sept 28-29 2013 ONLY

Finn Lafleur   303-688-6785 10%
Les Boutiques   303-794-4855 10%
Michaels     15%
Mountain Man   303-660-4020 10%
Play it Again Sports   720-479-8245 10% new/max $20
Sam's Club   (new by Outlets - no number yet) See Flyer
Sprint     See Flyer
Skadoodles   303-660-9993 20% one item
The Garden Path Co   303- 688-8019 10%
This and That Shoppe   303-902-6666 25%
Western Stone & Tile, Inc   303-343-6600 10%
Highlands Ranch
Sam's Club (Lone Tree)   303-799-1447 See flyer for information on discount 
Sprint     See Flyer
Toolips Boutique & Gifts   303-344-2073 10%
Ann Taylor   Corporate wide (teachers) 15%
Eddie Bauer     10%
J Crew   Corporate wide (teachers) 15%
Ralph Lauren   Corporate wide (teachers) 15%
Sportz Printz   562-480-2181 20%
Thirty-One 10%
Castle Rock
Liberty Tax   720-733-2099 free 1st year tax prep; 30% off future yrs
Liberty Mutal Insurance    Jeff  Novotny900 W. Castleton Road - Suite 118      Castle Rock, CO    
10% off of our auto insurance rates and 5% off of property insurance
Highlands Ranch
Advance Arrangements 10%: 10% goes to RCHS
Au Pair in America Au Pair in America flyer
Avis Car Rental With special employee discounts and the highest levels of service there's never been a better reason to rent with Avis!  
Offer: UP TO 25% OFF 

Code: AWD number: D134100
Budget Car Rental Budget-Rent-A-Car is one of the leading, most trusted providers of affordable and reliable car rental for the value-minded consumer.  
Offer: UP TO 25% OFF 
Code: BCD number: Z408900
Hertz Car Rental Hertz offers savings and benefits wherever you rent — with 1,000 airport locations and over 1,000 locations across the country. 
Offer: UP TO 25% OFF 
Code: CDP#: 1742729 has over 145,000 hotels in more than 60 countries. Whether you are travelling last minute as a family or need a hotel for business, we have the right hotel deal for you.  

Offer: 10% OFF 

Code: See site for discount code
Patti's Photo Creations   303-872-7267 10%
Emily Baker   720-252-5866 Realtor
Vanessa Okimoto   720-775-7519 Realtor -  commission rebate of 20% at closing.
20/20 Institute   303-202-0669 free consult/huge savings family members included
New American Funding   303-997-0489 $1500 credit to use as you need towards financing a new home purchase or refinance. Apply here
Sprint   888-457-6294 18%,
Ticket Monster     See Flyer
Verizon   888-457-6294 18%,
FREE Microsoft Office available to District Staff for personal use     visit