We are completing day number 102 of the school year with 68 school days remaining as of February 3, 2017. Our students have attended 60% of the school year!
As the school year continues, I want to take a few minutes to reach out to the Weld Re-8 community to challenge each of you to pour into a child’s life. As I walk through our buildings with staff and kids in them, I am always reminded of the importance of relationships. The people in Weld Re-8 are committed to taking care of the students as if they were a part of their own family. I often speak about the passion that the profession of education allows. Each of our family members has made the decision to be here with us in the education of our children. You, as parents and guardians, are the third edge of the education triangle. Teachers (ALL SUPPORT STAFF), students and parents constitute the successful education of our kids. As a parent, we need you to be an active participant in the process. Set aside a time and place to question your child about the topics in school as well as the events in their day. It will give you an insight into the daily schedule we offer to our community in Weld Re-8.
As a district, we are preparing for the busy schedule of construction on our buildings for our community after the passage of the Bond in November 2017. I have a responsibility to you as the Superintendent to make certain we are implementing your expectations in this key time for our community. The bond monies will allow us to build two new buildings (Early Childhood Center and the new PK-8) as well as revamping Butler Elementary, Twombly Elementary, Fort Lupton Middle and High School. There have been several Design Advisory Group meetings consisting of school staff, administrators and community members for the High School, and the new PK-8 school as well as the new Early Childhood Center, which will be located directly north of the existing Administration Building at the end of the playing field next to the middle school. Thank you to the people on those groups and a special thank you for trusting us to provide a clear vision for our community around the education of our future! I am including the PDF drawing of the Early Childhood Center.
I will always have an open office for any questions you may have or to just sit and chat. It is my honor and privilege to serve as your Superintendent.
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.