Weld Re-8 Community,
As we continue through our COVID-19 journey, I want to say thank you for your continued patience, grace and understanding. I would have never predicted that we would still be in the pandemic some 7 months after we ended in–person learning in March of 2020. Governor Polis recently extended the state mask order through November 12, 2020 in order to minimize the transmission of the virus. Weld Re-8 will continue to require face coverings for all employees and students in our schools. We are still not allowing visitors to our schools in order to provide protection for each person.
October traditionally is the time for parents to attend parent conferences in our schools. This October 14th and 15th from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM will continue the conferences, however, they are now conducted digitally. This is new for each of us, teachers and parents. Please reach out to your child’s school for the process around the conference and how to access the digital meeting. While a shift and change in how these are conducted, I hope you are able to attend and learn regarding your child's academic progress. As a reminder, there is no school for students Friday, October 16, 2020.
The Board of Education and Weld Re-8 remain committed to a high quality education for each student during this change in educational practice. Our teachers have “pivoted” to new learning platforms and methodologies, while ensuring that the best first delivery of instruction occurs. As we navigate this together, we will remain committed to improvement in our practices over this time. Our teachers spent the summer learning new techniques around technology learning platforms to increase learning for your child(ren). I hear daily the most challenging component of this is the additional time requirements that these learnings are taking for both students and staff. I know that as time passes, each person will become more adept at the process and ask for feedback on how Weld Re-8 can improve this partnership.
I surveyed the Weld Re-8 staff recently to learn how we as a District can improve during this time and received a response that I want to include in closing. “If you see someone falling behind, walk beside them. If you see someone being ignored, find a way you include them. Always remind people of their worth, one small act could mean the world to them.”
I am honored to be your Superintendent of Schools.
A Proud Weld Re-8 Employee
Posted September 7, 2020 @ 7:15 p.m.
Alan J. Kaylor, SuperintendentWeld 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
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