Superintendent

November 2021

 

Weld Re-8 Community,

 

It is tough to believe that it is November already!  As we begin November of 2021, our students have attended fifty-two days of school.   Our students have endured, and continue to endure, both schooling and a life that none of us have experienced before.  I want to thank each of you for your patience and perseverance over these last weeks.  Our students also continue to demonstrate “grit” during this time.

 

It will be a cause of celebration when we no longer speak about the COVID 19 pandemic, however, we still experience the daily reminders of the virus.   Weld Re-8 continues to provide weekly COVID updates for our District on our website.  I encourage you to monitor it for information.  We have several resources on our website as well regarding the most recent COVID protocols.  We are continuing to follow the Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for each COVID case.  There is no mask mandate as of this date, as we continue to follow the mask-optional personal choice.

 

We have five seats on our Board of Education that are up for a new term of office.  We have three current Board Members, Michelle Bettger in District F, Matthew Adame in District C, and Jaime Sierra in District A (2-year term) who have chosen to serve another 4-year term.  Director Brown of District E and Director LeBlanc of District B will complete their term in November of 2023.  Since there were no candidates in those Districts, we cancelled the election which is a huge cost savings to the District, and all three will continue on.  In addition, we are welcoming Cristian Gonzalez-Torres to District G, as his seat was also uncontested.  We still have District D open if you are interested.  Please contact Debra Montoya at Dmontoya@weld8.org for further information.  Thank you to our Board Directors for their ongoing commitment to our students, staff, parents and community.

 

I have spent time over the last year and a half reflecting on education and life.  As a parent of a current high school senior, I have felt cheated for him by the circumstances that he has been enduring.  I took a step back recently to think about all the positives that have evolved during this time.  We have spent more time together as a family growing in our conversations and understandings.  My son has accepted the challenges as individual opportunities in his life.  He is quick to point out the positives he is living.   I will not go into those, but my challenge to each of you is to ask one another about the positives that have come out of our experiences over the past year and a half plus.  I was surprised this past weekend how optimistic and full of hope my son is.  I can benefit from that same belief.

 

Enjoy the upcoming Thanksgiving break with family.  Thank you for allowing Weld Re-8 to be a part of your lives.

Alan


 
Alan
 
Superintendent Alan J. Kaylor
 
Posted November 1, 2021 @ 2:05 p.m.
 
 
 

A Proud Weld Re-8 Employee

     

Alan J. Kaylor, Superintendent

Weld County School District Re-8
200 South Fulton Avenue
Fort Lupton Colorado 80621
Office Hours 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
(303) 857-3200 phone
 

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 Re-8 School District 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. A lack of English speaking skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation. 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 Re-8 School District: 200 South Fulton,  Fort Lupton, CO 80621, 303.857.3200superintendent@weld8.org