FVE News

September 11, 2020

Dear Families,

We have successfully completed the first few weeks of school! We are so happy to have the doors of our building open to students during this unprecedented circumstance with COVID-19. It is nice to have the school full of students once again, even with the new requirements. Our students are getting to know their classmates, teachers and the new routines of their school day. We so appreciate the support of our community as we embark on this new school year.

With our hybrid learning model in place for the first time, we are all adapting to this new way of school. Our teachers are working harder than ever in order to make the learning experience as purposeful as possible during the in-person days, as well as the independent days. As this is a new format for our students, staff, and parents, we want to make sure that any challenges that arise are met with grace and understanding for all involved. We know that our community is very supportive of our school and we appreciate your partnership in making this situation the best it can be for our kids. Here are a few suggestions to help make our hybrid learning environment go as smoothly as possible:


  • Communication to teachers via email: As you already know, our staff is working with in- person students on all off-cohort learning days and may need to respond to your request during a break in their schedule. If you email your child’s teacher, please know that our staff will get back to you within 24 hours on school business days. (If you email a teacher on a Friday, you can expect to hear back on Monday.) We appreciate your patience with this, as our teachers are working hard to be responsive to our in-person learners along with our independent learners.

  • Vacations & Appointments: With the limited amount of time of in-person learning with our students, we are kindly requesting that family vacations get scheduled during a natural break on the calendar (i.e., fall break) if possible. We understand that some circumstances do not allow flexibility, however, if possible, please keep this in mind. In this same respect, please consider scheduling routine physician/dental appointments on an independent learning day or Friday. Doing these few things will help us maximize the time our teachers will have with your child at school.

  • Attendance: Our teachers will be taking attendance 5 days a week. Independent learning days are counted as present through participation/work completion. Please see the attendance process in more detail in this letter.

UPCOMING EVENTS!

SAC MEETING

Tuesday, Sep. 15th, 5pm

This is an online event.

A great way to get involved! Click here to learn more about Frontier Valley's School Accountability Committee!


If you would like to attend this virtual meeting, please RSVP and a ZOOM link will be sent to you prior to the meeting.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

FVEA Meeting

Tuesday, Sep. 15th, 6pm

This is an online event.

Join us for our PTO meeting and hear first-hand about upcoming events, school needs, etc. All are welcome to attend!

If you would like to attend, please RSVP and you will be sent a ZOOM link.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

HOW CAN I MAKE A DONATION TO HELP FVE THIS YEAR?

Frontier Valley's PTO, FVEA, recently partnered with a foundation called Colorado Gives, a year-round, online giving tool featuring the missions, programs, and finances of many Colorado non-profit organizations.

FVEA has an active fundraising campaign underway for our school and is accepting donations of any size!

For those who can, please consider a flat donation to our school. If every family donated just $50, we would be able to cover a large portion of our shortfall.

Go to https://www.coloradogives.org/frontiervalleygearup to get started.

FREE MEALS FOR ALL STUDENTS!

I am happy to share that school lunches are now FREE of charge for all students.

In addition, beginning Monday, September 21st, breakfast will also be provided FREE of charge to any student. When soft start begins at 8:20, students who want breakfast should go straight to the cafeteria to pick up a meal and then head to their classroom. They will eat their breakfast in the classroom during soft start.

STAY INFORMED OF OUR NEW HEALTH POLICIES...

CLICK HERE!

Thank you for making our school the choice for your little buffalo! As always, don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.


Cheerfully,


Kiersten Hall

Principal