Garfield Re-2 News
January 22, 2021
Coat Drive - Sending Warmth Around the Globe
Please help support CVE 1st grade student, and Sunlight Mini Mayor April Carter!! Part of April's Mini Mayor platform was to host a coat drive, so everyone can stay warm!
Clark's Market, Battlement Mesa, FirstBank and a Your Western Garfield County Chamber of Commerce
April's coat drive will run through mid-February! Thank you for your support!!
Universal meal program continues - Please continue to complete your Free and Reduced lunch forms
We want to remind all of those families with virtual students or students quarantining at home, that we can provide you free breakfasts and lunches as well. Just call your school office by 9 a.m. and we will have a warm lunch waiting for you and breakfast for the next day.
Don’t forget that we are still taking free and reduced lunch applications. These forms are important for many other reasons beyond school lunch. Applications are included in the newsletter. We need your help. If you haven’t already, please take a minute to fill out the forms and return them to your school.
Nutrition Services Shout out to the Highland Elementary Kitchen Crew
This week's shout-out is to the staff at Highland Elementary.
Thirty percent of all breakfasts served daily in our district come out of Highland Elementary.
Yesterday alone, Lisa Reichert and her staff served 203 breakfasts. She delivered them to the classroom, and when the kids got there to start their day, they had a fresh and ready breakfast to start the day off right.
So we want to just thank Lisa and her staff - Joy Covington and Belinda Turner - for starting the day off right for our kids at Highland Elementary.
Mary McPhee - Nutrition Services
**UPDATED INFO*** WEEKLY FREE COVID-19 testing in Western Garfield County
Roaring Fork COVID testing will add a Silt testing site location beginning Monday, January 18. The new site will be in the parking lot behind the Silt Library and Town Hall, at 600 Home Ave. The Silt site testing will be open from 7 am – noon Monday through Friday. Appointments are made online and are necessary to be tested.
The Western Garfield County Curative testing sites in Rifle and Parachute have new permanent hours. Parachute hours are 8 am to 10 am, and the Rifle hours are 11:30 am to 3 pm on Mondays.
Testing is at no cost, does not require a doctor’s note, identification, or insurance.
Roaring Fork Valley free COVID testing
By appointment only.
Locations in Silt, Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, El Jebel, Snowmass and Aspen
See website for days, hours and locations
CURATIVE WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE TESTING AT THE SITES BELOW. THEY ARE CHANGING TO NASAL SWABS AND RECOMMEND ONLY PEOPLE THAT ARE SYMPTOMATIC USE THIS TEST.
Elk Creek Elementary School – mobile van
Sundays 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., January – March
804 W Main St., New Castle, 81647
Bea Underwood Elementary School – mobile van
Mondays 8 a.m. – 10 a.m., January – March
0741 Tamarisk Trail, Parachute, 81635
Garfield County Fairgrounds- Mobile Van
Mondays 11:30 – 3:00 p.m., January – March
1001 Railroad Ave., Rifle, 81650
Anyone who has symptoms should get tested immediately and isolate for at least 10 days from onset until they are fever-free for 24 hours (without the help of medication), and their symptoms are improving. Anyone who has been exposed to someone with COVID-19 should get tested 5 to 7 days after exposure and quarantine.
Garfield County Public Health has a list of testing sites on the COVID-19 testing page. Symptoms include:
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Quarantine times reduced by four days!
This week, in collaboration with Garfield County Public Health, Garfield Re-2 began implementing a shortened quarantine period for those exposed to a confirmed case of Covid. Students now quarantine for 10 days, rather than the original 14 days. These new protocols were revised to better align with the new guidelines issued by the CDC in December.
January 25, 2021 Garfield Re-2 School Board Workshop and Meeting
The January 25, 2021 Garfield Re-2 School Board Meeting will be held at the Garfield Re-2 Districct Office and will be limited to a maximum of 10 people. The workshop begins at 5:30 and the Board meeting at 6:30.
Members of the public are allowed to participate in public comments via zoom, or email only. Everyone may watch via zoom. To participate i public comments, send a RSVP one hour in advance of the meeting time (4:30 pm January 25th) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org . If you prefer, you may email your comment to the same address. Emailed comments are limited to 350 words. Per public health orders, capacity for the Garfield Re-2 Board room is limited.
Please know that the Board greatly values all comments from the public, however, the Board may not respond, but will follow up as needed after the meeting. Please be aware that any personnel or individual student matters are considered confidential under Colorado Law and it is out of respect for the law, or employees and students, that we ask that those discussions take place privately in executive session.
Zoom information is below.
You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Jan 25, 2021 05:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Topic: January 25, 2021 School Board Meeting and Workshop
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Or iPhone one-tap :
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Webinar ID: 839 7814 2674
International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/keBD5qdTU2
Re-2 in the News
Rifle High School welcomes one of its own as new athletics director - January 14, 2021 GPI
Todd Casebier hired on as new Rifle High School dean of students, football coach - January 12, 2021 GPI
January 27, 2021 CRHS BB @ Steamboat Springs (watch on Steamboat Sailors YouTube Stream)
January 29, 2021 CRHS BB vs Glenwood Springs 5:30/7 p.m. Watch on NFHS streaming ($10.99 subscription)
Monday, Feb. 1st Riverside vs Rifle (8th@Rifle/7th @ Riverside) 4:30 pm Streaming information coming
Wednesday, Feb. 3rd Riverside vs Grand Valley (8th @ GV/7th @ Riverside) 4:30 pm
Streaming information coming
Unite to Stop the Spread
We are United to Stop the Spread of COVID-19. Show personal responsibility by taking these critical public health recommendations seriously and encourage your friends, neighbors, and family to do the same.
- Shrink your bubble
- Wear a mask
- Wash your hands frequently
- Keep your distance
- Stay home if you are sick