Welcome!

We are a small rural school located 20 minutes northeast of Colorado Springs and 10 minutes northeast of Falcon, Colorado. We have over 600 students in grades Pre-K through 12. The district has three main school buildings: the Elementary School, which hosts students in Pre-K through 6th grade; the Junior-Senior High School, with students in grades 7-12; and the Career Technical Education Facility, which is the home to our Woods Manufacturing Program and houses Peyton Online Academy. Please check out our website and let us know if you have any questions!

OUR MISSION

Peyton School District is a community partnership between students, staff, families, and patrons; providing an educational opportunity for individuals to attain their potential in a safe and trusted, family-like environment.

The District Accountability Committee (DAC) is an advisory committee for the Board of Education that represents the community of the school district. Therefore, members of the community, student body, faculty, and school administration are invited to participate. The DAC meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 4pm at the Elementary School. There are no meetings in January, June, July, or August. For more information, contact Tim Kistler.

You can use SchoolView through the Colorado Department of Education to look at data and accountability information for Peyton School District, other school districts, and the state.

Standard Response Protocol

Lockout

Under a lockout situation, we secure the perimeter.  Everyone is kept inside and it is business as usual, meaning classes continue as normal.

Lockdown

When a lockdown is called for, classroom doors are locked and students move out of sight of windows and are silent.

Evacuate

In an evacuation situation, such as a fire, items are left behind and students move to the evacuation location.

Shelter in Place

Shelter in Place is used for things like a tornado.  We have designated places in the buildings where students and staff go to shelter in place.

The Peyton School District is committed to academic excellence and strives to facilitate academic growth in all students.  Gifted students are not an exception.  Gifted Students need additional challenges, accelerated curricula and changes in learning environments to meet their diverse needs. Working in cooperation with the Pikes Peak BOCES and under the guidelines from the Colorado Department of Education, the Peyton School District has processes for referring, identifying and meeting the academic and emotional needs of gifted students.


Peyton-Gifted-Handbook-rev-Fall-2015

Pikes Peak Board of Cooperative Educational Services Gifted Website


The Foundation for Colorado Gifted and Talented

Cherylin Peniston Scholarships – These scholarships are intended to assist current Administrative Unit GT Directors/ Coordinators for the purpose of fostering exellence within gifted education and providing financial assistance in meeting the requirements for GT qualification.

Concurrent Enrollment Grants – These grants are intended to assist GT High School students (9-12) in meeting additional tuition costs incurred, beyond district reimbursement,when taking concurrent classes at an institution other then the local community college.

Classroom Mini-Grants – These Mini-Grants are available to CAGT members for a specific GT oriented classroom project or activity

Gifted Education Scholarships – These scholarships are intended to assist current teachers to become qualified in gifted education by endorsement or advanced degree in gifted education.


Gifted Education Coordinator – Elementary

Rachel Senrick

Gifted Education Coordinator – Secondary

Annette Mosbarger


Back-to-School Checklist


Exemptions from School-required vaccines

All non-medical exemptions submitted between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017, expired June 30, 2017. Parents/guardians wishing to exempt students from school-required vaccines for the 2017-2018 school year will need to submit a new non-medical exemption on or after July 1, 2017. Medical exemptions remain valid as long as no information has changed.

More info about vaccine exemptions can be found at www.colorado.gov/vaccineexemption.


Illness Guidelines: When to Keep Your Child Home

  • Children with severe cold symptoms should not attend school.

Cold symptoms may include:

  • nasal or lung/chest congestion
  • coughing that is constant or persistent
  • recurrent sneezing that is not allergy related
  • Do not send a child to school with an abnormal temperature-any temperature over 100 degrees F.
  • A child must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Do not send a child to school that has been vomiting within the last 24 hours.
  • Do not send a child to school that has had diarrhea in the last 24 hours.
  • Flu symptoms: fever over 100 degrees (usually high) or one or more of the following: body aches, sore throat, cough or headache. Do not send your child back to school until he/she has had no symptoms for at least 24 hours.

Guidelines on keeping your child healthy

  • Wash hands before eating, after using the bathroom, after playing outside or after using a tissue.
  • Wash hands using soap and warm water for 15-20 seconds (sing the ABC song once)
  • Cover cough /sneeze into your sleeve. If a tissue is used, throw away tissue and wash hands.
  • Sleep 8+ hours per night
  • Healthy eating habits

You may obtain more detailed school illness guidelines and information at www.cdphe.state.co.us/dc/Epidemiology/manual/School_Guidelines.pdf

Thank you for helping us keep Peyton students and staff healthy!


Important Health and Wellness Information and Forms

Physician’s Authorization for Administration of Medication by School Personnel

Immunization Rules for School Entry

Child Care and School Immunization Rates Guide

Certificate of Immunization

Non-medical Immunization Exemption Form

Well Child Flyer English

Well Child Flyer Spanish

  • Superintendent – Tim Kistler
  • Assistant Superintendent and Athletic Director – Brian Rea
  • Business Manager – Melissa Kirchner
  • Payroll – Beth Benner
  • Secretary – Kathy Davis

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday
    Aug. 20

    August School Board Meeting

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  • Friday
    Oct. 18

    Elementary Friday Enrichment

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  • Tuesday
    Oct. 15

    October School Board Meeting

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  • Tuesday
    Sep. 17

    September School Board Meeting

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