Garfield Re-2 News

January 22, 2021

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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!

Consider donating clean, gently used coats, jackets and other cold-weather gear. Drop off bins are located in the office at Cactus Valley Elementary, and also at

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!!

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Universal meal program continues - Please continue to complete your Free and Reduced lunch forms

The universal free meal program for breakfast and lunch has been extended through the end of the school year. That means that every child can receive a free breakfast and lunch at school. That means our virtual students too!

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.

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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

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**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


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

Sore throat

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.

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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 . 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.

Hi there,

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:

Passcode: 995328

Or iPhone one-tap :

US: +13462487799,,83978142674#,,,,*995328# or +16699006833,,83978142674#,,,,*995328#

Or Telephone:

Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

US: +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 436 2866 or +1 301 715 8592

Webinar ID: 839 7814 2674

Passcode: 995328

International numbers available:

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Upcoming events

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


The best way to help keep our schools open is to keep COVID-19 cases in Garfield County as low as possible.

Help us by making the following commitments:

I commit to:

WEAR a mask.

WASH my hands.

WALK, ride or play 6 feet away.

WORK together safely.

IF ILL – stay home

Garfield Re-2 School District

Our vision is to Encourage, Nurture and Challenge every student, every day.