Upcoming Events - With the end of the year quickly approaching stay informed with all of the district schools upcoming events by going to our Weld Re-8 Public Google Calendar.
Haselden Construction is soliciting subcontractors for the Weld Re-8 Bond Projects, and will be awarding subcontracts and purchase orders for the projects. (click here for more information)
Subcontractors Needed for the Following Scopes: Demolition, Concrete, Masonry, Structural/Misc. Steel, Rough Carp, Millwork, Dampproofing, Roofing, Joint Sealants, DFH Install/Supply, OH Doors, Aluminum Storefront, Drywall, Flooring, ACT, Painting, Specialties, Window Treatments, Fire Suppression, MEP, Tele/Data, Earthwork, Asphalt, Site Concrete, Site Furnishings, Landscaping, & Utilities.
Weld Re-8 School District continues to seek volunteers for the newly approved Bond Oversight Committee. The committee will meet quarterly through completion of the 2016 Bond. The primary function of the BOC is to assist the Board of Education in fulfilling the ballot commitment and responsibilities by reviewing expenditures associated with the 2016 Bond Funding.
If you are interested in being a part of this committee please fill out an application and return it to Weld Re-8 District Office by Friday, April 14th, 2017 or email the completed application to email@example.com. If you have any questions contact Wendy Sarazen-Faulhaber at 303-857-3203. Once the committee membership is confirmed by the school board, the initial meeting will be scheduled for the week of May 1st.
From the Desk of Superintendnent, Alan Kaylor
March signals the beginning of spring in Colorado, and students recognize this time of year as Spring Break. We will be on Spring Break the week of March 27-31, Monday through Friday. Please mark those dates on your calendar.
Weld Re-8 continues to move forward with the building preparations at the north end of the Middle School athletic fields. We have hosted several meetings for the Design Advisory Group to determine the space and usage for this building. It will be a two-story building with the Early Childhood Education Center on the first floor and the Administrative offices on the second floor. We will also have two separate designated entries for the dual-purpose building in order to insure the safety of our children. The Planning Department within the City of Fort Lupton has the drawings for their approval and oversight of the build including the Community Forum to allow citizens to speak about their concerns.
I will also be visiting personally with the neighbors on Dexter and South Fulton who will be impacted by the new building. It is an exciting time for Weld Re-8 School District as this is the first time we have built a new building since 1983. With the new builds and remodels of existing buildings, we are actively looking for volunteers to serve on the Bond Oversight Committee whose role is to monitor the spending of public tax dollars during the entire process. We have the applications available at the District Office for any community member interested.
We are entering the time of year for state assessments across Colorado School Districts. We will publish the dates for these, and I ask each of you to insure that your student is well-rested to give their very best effort on these assessments. While it may seem senseless to people, it is the way our staff knows how they are teaching and students are learning. It is ultimately the one way we are judged throughout the state of Colorado in comparison to other school districts.
I believe we have an obligation to every community member to provide a safe and secure learning environment for your children. We continue to train and implement the most up-to-date Emergency Response Protocols with the assistance of both Police and Fire Departments. Once your students are in a safe environment, I am committed along with an amazing team of individuals to provide the best individual learning opportunities for all kids. We do this through open collaborative sharing of best instructional practices and the relationships between all stakeholders, including Weld Re-8 staff, students and parents. Each person is integral in the high quality education we deliver.
I am honored and feel privileged to serve as your Superintendent of Schools, and am always open to conversations to help me improve the district.
Bad weather reminder: We have a clear school inclement weather protocol in place.“The Superintendent of Schools, or designee, shall in consultation with the Director of Support Services/Transportation Coordinator, make the decision as to the operation of schools during inclement weather. Selected individuals in various areas of the district shall act as reporters for providing information about weather and road conditions. The Superintendent shall consult with other area Superintendents, as well as monitor National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts. If the NWS forecast is for blizzard conditions and/or hazardous driving conditions, school shall be cancelled by 5:00 a.m.”
In addition to the above policy, the school district will send out an automated phone dialer to all families who have students registered in one of our schools. The phone numbers we use for this communication is housed inside of our student information system which is updated in each school building. I would encourage each family to contact their student’s school to provide updated email addresses and phone numbers. All television stations in our service area will also be notified of the cancellation early in the morning.