Garfield Re-2 News You Can Use

September 11, 2020

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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

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September 11, 2020 - Patriot Day

Patriot Day 2020, also referred to as 9/11 or September 11, is a holiday observed annually on September 11. It is a day dedicated to remembering and paying tribute to the 2,977 people killed and numerous people who were injured during the terrorist attacks on September 11,2001, in New York, Washington DC and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, in the United States.
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Payroll deduct for Sunlight Mountain Ski passes is here!

Hello Garfield Re-2 Family,

The temperatures have begun to cool off, and I know some of you are thinking about those upcoming POWDER DAYS!

We have received the annual ski pass information from Sunlight. Unfortunately, there is a very quick turnaround on returning these documents.

Payments for the passes will be deducted from your paycheck in 3 equal installments from the October, November and December paycheck.

If you are interested in getting a Sunlight Mountain Ski Pass, complete the documents below and return to the Human Resources Department at by End of Business (EoB) September 15, 2020.

Documents below include:

Sunlight Pricing Sheet

Sunlight Pass Order Form

Sunlight Pass Waiver 2020-21

Questions about the passes should also be submitted to

We are checking on Aspen Mountain and Snowmass passes. We do not have any additional information yet.

Thanks, stay safe and be well.

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Calling all staff that want a substitute teacher's license

Would you like to become a substitute teacher?

Garfield Re-2 will pay for your substitute license fee for the first year.

Contact Nan at the District Office 970-665-7600.

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Garfield Re-2 School Board Workshop and Meeting

The Garfield Re-2 School Board will hold their next workshop and meeting on Monday, September 14. Workshop begins at 5:30. The meeting will begin shortly after the workshop but no later than 6:30 p.m. This meeting will include Spanish interpretation.

If you would like to participate in public comments you may do so in person, via zoom or via email. Please email us at to indicate which means you would like to participate. We can only have 25 people in the school board meeting room, so we ask that you please let us know in advance how you would like to participate. If you would like your comments read from an email, please limit your email to 350 words.

The zoom information is below.

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

When: Sep 14, 2020 05:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Topic: September 14, 2020 School Board Workshop and Meeting

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Passcode: 223158

Or iPhone one-tap :

US: +16699006833,,89984749774#,,,,,,0#,,223158# or +12532158782,,89984749774#,,,,,,0#,,223158#

Or Telephone:

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

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

Webinar ID: 899 8474 9774

Passcode: 223158

International numbers available:

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Garfield Re-2-Saves Money While Reducing Waste and Increasing Sustainability

Garfield Re-2 has school lunch back in full swing! Trt67he Nutrition Services Department has been able to save money while reducing waste. After careful consideration, we have selected a green plastic food eco-container, which can be washed and reused after use. This is a clamshell-shaped container that can be run through a dishwasher. After checking with the health department, we learned these containers are appropriate for our use. In addition to preventing tons of Styrofoam from entering the landfill, we are also creating a $100,000 in savings to our department. This is a win-win for the environment, students’ safety and our food services budget. Other efforts being discussed include some schools wanting to do composting feeding gardens with the compost product.

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Garfield County Generation Wild

100 Things to do Outside

Download Generation Wild's List of 100 Things to Do Before You’re 12 (or 99). It includes plenty of fun activities for you and your kiddos to do right in your own yard.

Get even more ideas and inspiration when you follow Generation Wild on Facebook and Instagram.

As always, stay wild. Be safe.


New Castle Recreation's (NCR) Generation Wild Programs: “Kids Grow Better Outside” will be joining Jeff at The River Stop Colorado River Discovery Center for weekly outdoor adventures.

All Generation Wild Programs are FREE to kids (6-16yrs).

All participants must be prepared with sunscreen, and water bottle. This program meets at The River Stop Colorado River Discovery Center (200 Lions’ Park Circle Rifle, CO) (I-70 Rest area) at 9AM

**NCR cannot provide transportation at this time due to COVID restrictions**

September 11: Build a Beaver Dam

September 18: Owl Pellet Dissection

More info HERE


ACES at Highland Elementary

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies will begin providing environmental education for Highland Elementary School students the second week of September. Classes will be held online for Kindergarten through 2nd graders three times a week with hopes to continue in person at some point, if appropriate.

RHS Grad Taylor Walters named to Colorado Mesa University’s Men's and Women's Golf All-Decade Team

Taylor Walters played for the Mavericks from 2014-2017 and was the lone Maverick golfer to claim individual medalist honors at the RMAC Championship during the decade. She carded a two-round total of 143, the second best two round total in program history. She finished her career with an 80.89 scoring average which ranks her seventh in program history.

See it here

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Garfield Re-2 School District

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