Thompson Valley High School

Weekly Newsletter ~ Wednesday, March 22, 2023

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Welcome to Thompson Valley High School, home of the Eagles!

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March 1st is the beginning of Women's History Month. We hope you join us in celebrating the amazing accomplishments of all women throughout history. For more information, please visit:
Tuesday, March 28th Juniors will take CMAS Science from approximately 8:30-11:45. **Students need to bring their Chromebook fully charged for testing.** It is a normal school for those not testing in the morning, and a continuation of the Juniors day in the afternoon.

Wednesday, April 12th 9th-11th graders across the district will take the PSAT 9 (grade 9), PSAT 10 (grade 10), or SAT (grade 11). There will be no scheduled classes on this testing day. Seniors do not attend school April 12th, and attendance will not be taken. What is the purpose of CMAS/SAT? CMAS is aligned to the state's rigorous academic standards and designed to gauge how well students are mastering the standards and are prepared for their next grade. CMAS results provide a picture of student performance to schools, districts, teachers, parents, and the community. Also, the SAT is an early opportunity to demonstrate proficiency and meet the graduation benchmarks. The PSATs are very good practice and predictors of the SAT.
How can my student prepare? In order to prepare for the CMAS tests, students can try some of the practice items here. There are some specific online tools that would be useful for students to try. There is SO MUCH practice available on Khan Academy, which would be helpful for PSAT/SAT:

Health Office Scoop!

The health office is doing Wellness Wednesday's! Every Wednesday a quote will be announced over the intercom and the first two students to come recite it verbatim gets a prize! Today's quote is “The only journey is the journey within.”—Rainer Maria Rilke

Always accepting donations for the health office:

--healthy snacks

--water bottles

--sanitary products

Sources of Strength Spirit Week March 27 - 31

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TVHS Choir Showcase

Live music featuring THVS choir small groups, soloist, and ensembles.

TONIGHT~ March 22, 2023

7:00 PM

The Rialto Theater

228 E. 4th St

Purchase Tickets HERE

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All SENIOR information will be posted here: IMPORTANT GRADUATION INFORMATION.

Please be sure to check back frequently.

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TVHS 2022-23 Yearbook

Yearbooks are on the way! We ordered some extra copies, but last year we sold out. You can still reserve a copy today at

Don't miss out!

STUCO Annual Food Drive ~ March 27th - April 7th

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Counseling Center News

Welcome to the Thompson Valley High School Counseling Department. The counselors at Thompson Valley High School are here to support the academic, personal/social, and career needs of all students. Each student is assigned a counselor based on their grade level. Please feel free to contact your student’s counselor if you have any concerns.

Counselor's contact info is on the Counseling Staff page.

How to Make an Appointment with Your Counselor

The best way to get in touch with your counselor is to reach out through email. However, if your question cannot be answered through email or if you would like to set up a meeting, please follow these directions:

1. Go to TVHS website. Choose the “Academics" tab at the top of the page. Click on “Counseling Information.”

2. Click on “Counseling Center Website And Appointment Calendars.” The link will take you to the appointment calendar page.

3. Click on your grade level counselor’s appointment calendar.

4. Click on the box of the date and time you wish to schedule your appointment.

5. Type your first name, last name and email address.

6. Enter the reason for your appointment if requested.

7. Click BOOK.

8. Remember to get a pass from the Counseling Secretary so you can be released from class at your appointment time.

Sophomores/10th Spickard Appointment Calendar

Juniors/11th Cowan Appointment Calendar

Seniors/12th Knittel Appointment Calendar

Enrichment/GT Freshman 9th Jackson Appointment Calendar

SEL Specialist: Kayla Hasstedt Hasstedt Appointment Calendar

The Civitas Community Foundation Scholarship

The Civitas Community Foundation Scholarship opens March 31!!!

Click HERE for more information

Career in Aviation

Are you interested in a career in aviation? Working at an airport? Or working for an airline? Checkout this great resource from Southwest.

FAFSA March Madness

Need help with FASFA? Financial Aid questions?

Attend the following dates and bring 2021 Tax information for the 2023-24 FASFA application.

  • Thurs. March 23 1pm - 3 pm
  • Tues. March 28 1pm - 3 pm
Front Range Community College, Larimer Campus

(Grays Peak, Rm 279)

4616 S Shields St.

Fort Collins, CO 80526

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Colorado Association of Latino/a Administrators and Superintendents

Annual Scholarship Application

Deadline: March 31, 2023

Target population: Entering first-year of a college/university/technical school

The CO-ALAS Scholarship was created through the generosity of the members, representing

the Board and Delegates. This scholarship helps foster the college and career-bound culture

within the state and will provide five scholarships to Latino students this year.

Since its inception in 2009, CO-ALAS has supported current and aspiring educators in

developing leadership and fostering the growth of the next generation of educational leaders.

CO ALAS is now expanding its support to include our youth with their initial year at higher

education institutions for their career path.

CO ALAS will offer five (5) $1,000 scholarships and five (5) $500 scholarships to be announced

early May 2023 and will be paid directly to the student.

Applicant Criteria

Students must meet the following requirements:

● Must have applied with pending approval to an accredited college/university/technical


● A cumulative minimum GPA of 2.5;

● Identifies of Latin American/Hispanic descent

● Demonstrate one or more of the following:

  • Leadership,
  • Employment,
  • Community engagement,
  • Volunteer work,
  • Extracurricular activities and,
  • Family responsibilities you have been engaged in

● Applicants must be a graduating senior, Class of 2023, from a Colorado High School

Application Requirements

Students must provide the following information for their application to be considered for this

scholarship award:

● Submit a completed application to CO ALAS Scholarship Committee;

● Provide a copy of your high school transcript;

● Provide one (1) letter of recommendation; and

● Submit an essay, presentation, or creative art medium (video, music, poetry, artwork) that

demonstrates how a college-level education can create an impact in your life? This submission

should reflect our highlighted values of:

  • Education/Pursuit of Knowledge
  • Equity & inclusivity
  • Fostering Strong Relationships (Family, Community, Etc.)
  • Leadership & Responsibility

Additional Information

Application materials and an online submission form can be found at Submissions

and questions can also be sent to

*Admission must be granted before funds will be distributed if selected.

"Heroes Among Us" Scholarship

The Loveland Mountain View Rotary Club is accepting applications for its "Heroes Among Us" program, which provides students with an opportunity to honor a person who has influenced their life and possibly win a scholarship in the process!
This year, the club will award five $1,000 scholarships that can be used to pursue educational opportunities.

The deadline to apply is Friday, April 28
To learn more, please visit:

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TVHS 22-23 Bell Schedule

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TVHS Athletic Web Page

Stay up to date on what is happening in athletics!!


Need Eagle Gear?

Student/Guardian Responsibilities for Chromebook

Parent Portal Support

Please see the attachments for Instructions on how to set up Infinite Campus Parent Portal

This is where attendance, grades, and other pertinent information will be stored for the duration of you child's high school career.

Instructions in English

Instructions in Spanish

Dates to Remember:

March 28 ~ CMAS Science- Juniors

April 12 ~ PSAT 9 & 10, SAT Juniors, NO SCHOOL SENIORS

April 14 ~ NO SCHOOL

April 17 - 21 ~ Volunteer Appreciation Week

April 20 ~ Jazz Fest (see Mr. Thompson for information)

April 29 ~ Prom 7 - 11pm @ The Ranch Event Complex

May 8 - 12 ~ Teacher Appreciation Week


May 17 ~ LAST day for graduating SENIORS

May 22 - 26 ~ Semester 2 Finals

May 26 ~ LAST DAY OF SCHOOL (1/2 day)

May 27 ~ Graduation @12:00 pm (The Ranch)

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Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)

It is time to recruit and select outstanding students for RYLA, one of Rotary’s best programs for youth! What is RYLA? RYLA stands for Rotary Youth Leadership Awards. For over 35 years, Rotary has sponsored this 5-day leadership conference for high school juniors and seniors called RYLA. The objectives of RYLA are: • To provide an atmosphere where future leaders experience democratic living, and which will aid them in developing sound values. • To promote an environment that will provide each individual with the basis of insight and understanding for intelligent leadership. • To expose youth leaders to some opportunities and challenges of life in a free democratic, society. • To promote involvement that encourages the participants to think through and arbitrate conflicts in values. These objectives are accomplished through a 5-day program that emphasizes values like personal responsibility, service and integrity and develops skills like goal setting, decision-making, teamwork, and interpersonal skills. The program is very action-oriented and includes activities like guest speakers, the RYLA Olympics, teambuilding activities, skits and group discussions on issues appropriate to this age group. The students stay in a dormitory environment and are supervised by adult Rotarians. When and where is it? The conference will be held at the YMCA in Estes Park, CO, 60 minutes northwest of Denver. It will begin midafternoon Sunday, June 25th and conclude at noon on Friday, June 30th, 2023. Who is eligible? • Any student entering the 11th or 12th grade next fall and current Seniors. • The ideal candidate for RYLA is any student that would benefit from Leadership and Teamwork training. • A young person who is honest, responsible and shows the ability to make good decisions. • A young person who is recommended by a teacher, counselor, or Rotarian. What does it cost? There is no conference fee to the student, a local Rotary Club pays the conference fee of $600, and over 100 volunteers donate a week of their time. The only requirement for the student’s family is to provide transportation to and from the YMCA. If they need assistance with transportation, they can contact the sponsoring Rotary Club for help. How can students apply? The student must complete an application during the period from February 1 to April 15 online at They will then be interviewed for possible selection by the local Rotary club. The student MUST contact the local Rotary club to ensure they are scheduled for an interview! Each Rotary club interviews and selects the attending students by May 15. Every Rotary club establishes its own schedule prior to May 15, so contact them early to be sure and fit into their schedule. For more information, please read everything on the home page and in the “About RYLA” link on, and contact your local Rotary Club via the “Find Rotary Contacts” page on the web site. You can also contact the RYLA Registrar,
Ryla Music Video March 2022

TSD Families Invited to Attend Dance Performance

All are invited to attend a special community performance presented by Ballet Folklorico Los Angelitos from Colima, Mexico on Saturday, April 8! Join us and engage in this unique experience for your family that will include several traditional dances from different regions of Mexico and other parts of Latin America. See FLYER for details and ticketing information. Questions:

The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Department has partnered with Mr. James at Loveland High School to create a high school field trip in alignment with TSD’s Strategic Plan Pillar #2: Inclusive and Supportive Culture by offering inclusive community events and learning opportunities (2.2, 2.3, 2.4).

Several student groups, including English Language Development (ELD), Spanish classes, Latinos Unified in Community (LUC), and Black Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) have been invited to meet the youth performers from Ballet Folklorico Los Angelitos in person and learn about the beautiful cultures and traditions in our world!

EDI would like to increase access to our families to share in this community experience celebrating diversity. If you are interested in receiving free tickets, please complete this survey by Monday, March 27. We hope to support ten families by removing the barrier of cost to attend this event.

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Choice Enrollment Round Two for the 23/24 School Year

Opens: Monday, March 6th

Who is eligible for Choice Enrollment Round Two?

-If you are new to the district and want your student K-12 grade to attend a school outside of their boundary area. Also complete an On-line Registration Application for the correct school year.

-If you missed Choice Enrollment Round One.

If you applied for Round One, please do not apply for Round Two, unless you want to add a different school request.

Round Two applications are automatically waitlisted and families will receive an email if a seat becomes available or if the application is denied. Waitlisted applications will be added to the Requested Schools Waitlist behind the Round One applications. The 2023/24 waitlist expires on May 26, 2024.

Choice Enrollment Round Two Link:

Segunda ronda de inscripción de preferencia para el año escolar de 23-24

Empieza: Lunes, 6 de Marzo

¿Quién es elegible para la segunda ronda de inscripción de preferencia?

-Si usted es nuevo al distrito y quiere que su estudiante de kínder a 12º asistir una escuela fuera de su zona escolar. También necesita llenar la inscripción en línea para el año escolar adecuado.

-Si perdió la primera ronda de inscripción de preferencia.

Si ya ha aplicado para la primera ronda, por favor no aplique a la segunda ronda, a menos que quiera agregar una petición para una escuela diferente.

Las solicitudes de la segunda ronda de inscripción de preferencia son agregadas a la lista de espera automáticamente y las familias recibirán un correo electrónico si hay un espacio vacante o si su aplicación fue rechazada. Las solicitudes de la lista de espera serán agregadas a las escuelas elegidas durante la primera ronda de aplicaciones. La lista de espera del año 2023/2024 expira el 26 de Mayo del 2024.

Enlace para segunda ronda de inscripción de preferencia:

Annual Family Check-In (AFC)

In order to make the transition into the coming year, we need a parent/guardian in the current student’s primary household to review and sign permission forms, update (if needed) the student’s household information, emergency contacts and health information. The Annual Family Check-In is located in the Parent Portal Account. For assistance, please contact

Required for ALL current students.

Log into your Parent Portal Account and click on "More" for the AFC Link, then select Begin Registration
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Actualización anual de la información personal (AFC)

Para hacer la transición al próximo año escolar, necesitamos que un padre/tutor del estudiante revise y firme los formularios de permiso de actualización (si es necesario), la información de hogar del estudiante, contactos de emergencia e información de salud, la actualización anual de la información personal se encuentra en la cuenta del portal para padres. Para obtener ayuda, pongase en contacto con

Requerido para TODOS los estudiantes que asisten actualmente.

Inicie la sesión en su cuenta del Portal para Padres y haga clic en "Más" para el enlace de AFC, a continuación, seleccione Iniciar registro

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Building Bridges

Thompson School District, in partnership with Alliance for Suicide Prevention will host a walk on Saturday, April 22 at 11 a.m. at Loveland High School. All TSD students, families, and staff are welcome to attend! The focus of this walk will be 'Building Bridges- Increasing Protective Factors'. link for registration
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Thompson Kids Can Change the World Contest

Thompson School District is looking for students who want to implement an idea that will positively impact their community.

Submit a step-by-step plan online by April 3rd about how you can change the world.




» $300 to implement the idea

» Assistance connecting to a business to help

» A feature story about you

Go to:

Application closes on April 3, 2023

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Lauren’s Community Garden

In 2021 at the age of 10, Lauren Dietz applied for the “Thompson Kids Can Change The World” contest through Thompson School District. Her idea was to provide a community garden for people who struggled with food insecurity and a place for people to simply learn more about gardening. Lauren won the contest and received a prize of $250 to use towards her plan. Lauren reached out to Loveland Youth Gardeners to see if they could help make her dream a reality. In April 2022, the materials for a 10 bed community garden were purchased with the generosity of Loveland Youth Gardeners and a grant from Colorado Garden Foundation. On April 15th, 2022 Lauren’s Community Garden was built!

In its inaugural season, Lauren’s Community Garden helped 6 families grow fruit, vegetables and flowers.
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Career Compass Work-Based Learning

The Spring 2023 issue of the Career Compass Work-Based Learning Newsletter is full of amazing opportunities for TSD High School Students! View the newsletter here:

NOW is the time to apply for summer internships, multi-year apprenticeships and summer jobs! Application deadlines are quickly approaching - APPLY TODAY in XELLO!
Here's what's in this issue of the Career Corner:
--PAID Summer Internships in Manufacturing, Healthcare, Technology, Human Services, Arts & Design, Marketing and More! Application Deadline MARCH 31st
--CareerWise Apprenticeships - priority application deadline APRIL 14th. Now posted and accepting applications for TSD Future Educator Apprenticeship
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Loveland Parks & Recreation Foundation

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TSD Student Art Show

"Art Supplies the Imagination"

February 11 - April 16, 2023

Loveland Museum (503 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland

Opening Reception: February 10th 4 -7 PM at Loveland Museum

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Chess Tournament

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You're invited to be part of the DISTRICT ADVISORY & ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE (DAAC) meeting.


Tuesday, March 28

5:30 - 7:30 PM

In-Person: Cottonwood Room - 800 S. Taft Ave., Loveland

Google Meet joining info

Video call link:

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 470-285-4546‬ PIN: ‪434 058 551‬#

What is DAAC?

Both state and federal accountability place great emphasis on including families within the accountability process. While state statute requires the formation of accountability committees, these committees can be activated to meet many of the ESSA expectations as well (e.g., stakeholder engagement in the planning and implementation process under school improvement). Regardless of the structure, parents are expected to engage in meaningful consultation in accountability and improvement planning. Furthermore, schools and districts are expected to report school data and document plans in a transparent manner. DAACs must consist of the following, at a minimum:

1) Three parents of students enrolled in the district

2) One teacher employed by the district

3) One school administrator employed by the district

4) One person involved in business in the community within district boundaries.

DAACs must select one of their parent representatives to serve as chair or co-chair. Local school boards will establish the length of the term for DAAC chair/co-chairs. To be consistent with SAC responsibilities, DAACs shall meet at least quarterly.

For more information, please visit:

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Applications are now open for Boys State.

Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for high school students in the nation.

It is a participatory program where each boy becomes a part of the operation of his local, county and state government.

Boys participating in American Legion Colorado Boys State can receive up to 4 college credits. Available for young men completing their junior year.

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Student Athlete Fund - Level the Playing Field

The Student Athlete Fund removes barriers for Thompson School District student athletes to access opportunities that would otherwise be inaccessible because of financial need. The Student Athlete Fund is intended as a last resort to fill gaps or shortfalls when other funding sources can’t meet the full need of the opportunity and are intended to level the playing field for our student athletes.

Examples of opportunities include:
-Registration fees for activities and sports
-Letter Jackets
-Personal athletic gear (e.g., track shoes, soccer cleats, mouth guards, etc.)
-Practice items (e.g., practice suits, gloves, etc.)

Learn more and donate:
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American Furniture Warehouse Store Rally

Purchases anytime of the year help our school, BUT STARTING FRIDAY, purchases during AFW’s 10 -Day Store Rally will help maximize and finalize our annual donation!

**PLUS, you might win a $500 gift card.

Thank you for your support!

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Visit With The Board


The Thompson School District Board of Education is continuing its series of public engagement sessions, which will allow the community to meet the board members, learn more about district initiatives, ask questions and provide feedback.

Please note the upcoming engagement session date has changed from February 9th to February 24th.

For more information on the schedule, please see below:

Wednesday, April 26 6 - 7:30 PM

Turner Middle School - 950 Massachusetts Ave., Berthoud

The district's Board of Education consists of seven elected individuals, each representing a Director District within the community. Board members serve in the roles as volunteers, dedicating many hours each week to their duties. To learn more about the members of the Board, please click here:

Spanish language interpretation will be available at each forum

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League of Women Voters ~ Sticker Design Contest

The League of Women Voters of Larimer County is excited about a new project - a sticker design contest to promote youth voting. We are sending info to all the Larimer county high schools asking for entries for original artwork along with a voting slogan. First and 2nd place prizes will be rewarded.

Deadline: April 14, 2023

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Join TSD for a Night with the Avalanche

Thompson School District's Night with the Colorado Avalanche is Thursday, April 13, 2023, and $5 of each ticket sold benefits Thompson Education Foundation. Click here to purchase tickets.
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Earn While You Lean Apprenticeships

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Cooking Matters Program offered in Spanish at the Loveland Library

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Project Prom Dress Giveaway

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Apply Now! 2023-2024 Universal Pre-K Enrollment

If your child will be 3 or 4 years old by October 1, 2023 and you are interested in sending your child to Thompson Early Childhood, please visit:
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Camp X-Stream Summer Program

Coming Soon

Camp X-Stream Summer Program

Middle & Elementary School K-8

FREE of charge for TSD students in current grades K-8

Fun & Creative summer learning activities for TSD students currently enrolled in grades K-8.

When: June 12-29, Monday - Thursdays, 8 AM- 12 PM

Where: TBD

Questions: Email us at

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School-Based Health Clinic Available for Students

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TSD Communication Advisory Committee

Thompson School District has created a new "Communication Advisory Committee" that will assist the district in evaluating current communication and marketing practices and in improving its systems to better support our entire Thompson community.

For more information, please see the image below. An interest form to join the committee is available at the following link:

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SNAP Benefits are Changing in March 2023!

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Allconnect is the “one-stop-shop” for families of students to compare the different internet service providers available in the area. We believe it provides tremendous value to the families of your current and future students looking for service. You can check it out below:

Internet Providers in Loveland, CO

Child Care Assistance Program of Larimer County (CCAP)

The Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) provides child care assistance to families who meet the income guidelines, meet current eligibility requirements, and families who are enrolled in the Colorado Works program. CCAP provides access to reduced cost child care at licensed child care facilities or qualified (unlicensed) providers.

Link to application

Link to application (Espanol)

Thompson Clothing Closet

Clothes, Coats, Hats, Gloves, Underwear, Socks, Toiletries, Backpacks, School Supplies, Blankets, and more all available for TSD students and families!

Questions? Please contact:

Allison Aue - or

Katie Jennings

Call: (970) 613-5675

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Students Ride FREE With A Valid School ID

Route 4 stops at CARLISLE DR. & TYLER AVE. (Thompson Valley High School)

Follow the Live Tracking Website.

The Family Center at Stansberry

The mission of the Family Center is to provide a safe, inclusive space for our TSD families to:
  • learn about what the district and the community have to offer.
  • connect, network and learn from one another.
  • access resources to meet needs.
Find out about upcoming events, activities and resources here, or visit

Multilingual staff and translation available

Safe 2 Tell Colorado


Make a Report. Make a Difference.


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Nondiscrimination Notice



In accordance with Board Policy AC, Thompson School District does not discriminate on the basis of a person’s actual or perceived characteristics such as, but not limited to, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, immigration/citizenship status, age, marital status, conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, genetic information, mental or physical disability, need for special education services, or any other protected class in conformance with federal, state, and local law in admission or access to, or treatment and employment in, its programs and activities. A lack of English skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation.

The following person/people has/have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Title IX/Employee ADA/Section 504/EEO Compliance Officer

Director of Human Resources

800 South Taft Avenue

Loveland, Colorado 80537

(970) 613-5009

Student ADA/Section 504 Compliance Officer

Executive Director of Student Support Services

800 South Taft Avenue

Loveland, Colorado 80537

(970) 613-5092

De acuerdo con la política AC del consejo educativo, el Distrito Escolar de Thompson no discrimina sobre la base de características verdaderas o percibidas de una persona, tal como, pero sin limitación a, la raza, el color de piel, el sexo, la orientación sexual, la identidad de género, la expresión de género, la religión, el credo, el país de origen, la ascendencia, el estado de inmigración/ciudadanía, la edad, el estado civil, condiciones relacionadas con el embarazo o el parto, la información genética, una discapacidad mental o física, la necesidad para servicios de educación especial o cualquier otra clase protegida bajo ley federal, estatal y local al brindar admisión o acceso a, o trato o empleo en los programas y actividades del distrito escolar. La falta de competencia en inglés no será una barrera a la admisión o la participación.

Las siguientes personas han sido encargadas de recibir cualquier pregunta relacionada con las políticas de no discriminación:

El/la responsable del cumplimiento de Título IX/ADA para empleados/Sección 504/EEO

Director de Recursos Humanos

800 South Taft Avenue

Loveland, CO 80537


El/la responsable del cumplimiento de ADA/Sección 504 para estudiantes

Director ejecutivo de Servicios de Apoyo al Estudiante

800 South Taft Avenue

Loveland, CO 80537