THANK YOU, for allowing us to start some major school renovation work which is sorely needed at all of our buildings. If you have driven by the middle school recently you would have noticed brightly colored orange flags out on the football field. These flags represent the locations of a closed-loop 500’ wells for our geo-thermal field which will commence with drilling in the next several weeks. This field will provide the heating for the middle school during the colder months and in warm weather. We will reverse the system and use heat pumps to take heat away from the middle school and return it to the ground, thus chilling the rooms in the school. The system is a closed loop system with no materials – water or chemicals – to be introduced or taken from the grounds or aquifer in order to climate control the middle school.
Another major focus this past e summer was to identify the entry to the middle school for both security and ADA handicap reasons. A final design was selected by the school board in June, and a “ground-breaking” ceremony was conducted in September for the entry - although we won’t begin actual construction on the new entry until next spring.
Other bond-related projects presently being conducted include improvements at Twombly Elementary School where the carpeting has been replaced and some interior painting and new signage will be installed shortly. Butler Elementary School is also in the process of having various roofing improvements conducted yet this fall. Projects slated for next summer include a new level grass field for Twombly and Butler, tennis courts at the high school and a new track surface at the current existing track location with the addition of an additional track lane so we may host track meets.
We are very concerned about the safety of our schools and you will have seen new security procedures and policies in place in our buildings – as well as time-locked doors. Recent school-related tragedies across the nation prompted us to bring in a school safety expert to evaluate our building’s safety systems. His recommendations have caused us to revamp the entries to our buildings. Currently, as you enter our buildings during certain parts of the days you may have to be “buzzed” into the building, after we have properly identified you, through a locked and secure door. While an inconvenience, we need to do this for all of the right reasons – to ensure the safety of our children.
Our theme this year is “A World-Class School District…Be There!” We have implemented a number of changes to meet the challenges of being “world-class” --- from a weekly 90 minute staff PLC (data discussion block) time built into each of our schools schedules to the 90 day action plans and new accountability efforts by everyone, this will be challenging work for all of us.
But we do this hard work for one reason – to ensure our students are able to compete with any student, anywhere…period.
In closing, YOU are a critical link in out student achievement work. We need YOUR involvement in our schools; we need YOUR positive involvement with your child at home. YOU can make the difference in YOUR child’s academic and school success.
Transportation reminders for registration in August:
If your student rode the bus the last month in May then you will automatically be registered for the bus for the first day of school. If your student/s haven’t previously ridden the bus or didn’t ride five or more consecutive days at the end of the 2013-2014 school year, please, register your student no later than August 1st 2014 at the Transportation Department located at 616 S. Denver Avenue or by phone at 303-857-7370. We can not guarantee that students registered after that time will be able to ride the first days of school.
On Tuesday August 12th we have to devote 100% of our attention to getting our Kindergarten riders on the proper buses and delivered to their correct destinations safely. For this reason Preschool tags and new registrations will be accepted until 2:00 pm at which time our front office will be closed and calls for registrations will be directed for call back the next day.
posted July 24th, 2014
Weld Re-8 and City of Fort Lupton Team Up to Get Students Off to a Good Start
The City of Fort Lupton and the Weld County School District are teaming up in their annual drive for donations of school supplies to all the students of the Fort Lupton schools. All school supplies are needed and will be distributed to students that may not be able to afford the tools they need to be successful in the classroom. Supplies which are needed include full-size backpacks, tissues, #2 pencils, no point scissors, 3 ring notebooks, different color pocket folders, hand sanitizer and notebook paper. Every type of school supply is needed, and the students would welcome any supplies which may be donated.
Also partnering with the school supply drive are the area businesses which provide collection barrels and space for the supply drive. Drop off locations include Ace Hardware, Bank of Colorado, City Hall/Police Department, Fort Lupton Recreation Center, Pack-n-Ship, Phillips 66, Public Library, Purifoy Chevrolet, and the Weld Re-8 Administration Building.
posted: July 24, 2014
Weld County School District Re-8
Status: Closed for Summer Break
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In compliance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, Colorado law and Board of Education Policy AC (Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity), Weld County School District Re-8 does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, religion, ancestry, need for special education services, age, marital status, genetic information, or physical characteristics in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees and members of the public. The following person has been identified as the compliance officer for the district: Superintendent, Weld County School District Re-8: 301 Reynolds Street, Fort Lupton, CO 80621, 303.857.3200, email@example.com