Garfield Re-2 News - Families

April 23, 2021

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Those ever changing, ever confusing COVID-19 changes

Recently there have been several orders and resolutions at the State and local levels that may be confusing. We would like to take a moment and try to explain what these mean to our school district family.


The Governor’s order of April 3, 2021, extends the statewide mask order through May 3, 2021 or longer, in counties where the COVID-19 incidence rate is greater than 35 per 100,000 (formerly color blue on the COVID Dial). The Governor’s order also says that in schools, it doesn’t matter what the incident rate is in a county, masks will continue to be worn. Garfield Re-2 will continue our work, through the end of the school year, as we have with mask-wearing for all grade levels.


People participating in a large gathering in a public space must be masked, and be 6-feet apart between the unvaccinated or when vaccination status is unknown. The room can be 100% capacity or a maximum of 500 people whichever is less.


There are no limitations at this time on outdoor gatherings that Garfield Re-2 School District may host. There are guidelines that the school district will follow for proms and graduations. Any capacity limitations will be stated in the communications for these specific events.

The Garfield Re-2 School District will continue to work in consultation with Garfield County Public Health to develop the protocols and procedures that continue to keep your children, our staff and our communities safe and our schools open to the greatest extent possible. We have had an exceptional, school year for both our online and in-person students. Let’s finish safe and strong.

To celebrate National School Libraries Month, we asked our school librarians, and others, to share their book recommendations.

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Watch for more fun National School Library fun throughout April!

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Departing as graduates, returning as substitutes

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When Garrett Robinson and Stephen Jones graduated from Rifle High School and Coal Ridge High School, respectively, they didn’t intend to return so soon. But all throughout this eventful year, they’ve lended a hand as substitute teachers at Wamsley Elementary School and Coal Ridge High School. Over the past school year, both Robinson and Jones have had a one-of-a-kind experience within the Re-2 district.

For Jones, who has already completed a year of course work at the University of Puget Sound, substitute teaching is a good gig to ride out the rest of the pandemic with. He intends on returning to the university and achieving his goal of becoming an emergency room physician. On the other hand, Robinson would like to pursue education as a career and specialize in teaching history and government at the secondary level.

Congratulations to CRHS volleyball coach Amiee Gerber on her 100th victory!

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Congratulations to the CRHS Men's Soccer team for their 3-0 victory over Middle Park. They will play the #4 seed KIPP Denver Collegiate Saturday in the state quarterfinal round.

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Lily McCann-Klausz to curate Aspen Art Museum project

The Aspen Art Museum (AAM) is pleased to announce details of a museum-generated exhibition project curated by AAM 2020–2021 Teen Curators Lily McCann-Klausz (Rifle High School).

The exhibitions represent the seventeenth annual iteration of the museum’s student-driven

mission to engage area high school students in a six-month program to build aesthetic

valuation, leadership, and organizational and critical-thinking skills. Throughout the program,

participants gain insight into different styles of curatorial practice and are empowered to design their own creative project with support from museum staff.

For the exhibition What Does Gender Mean to You?, AAM Teen Curator Lily McCann-Klausz

issues an open call for artists and non-artists of all ages living in Pitkin, Eagle, or Garfield

counties for “a doodle, writing, or artwork” created as an immediate response to the theme, or,

alternately, a pre-made/found/manufactured object that represents their individual feelings

regarding gender. As its title suggests, What Does Gender Mean to You? aims to initiate

nuanced conversations on gender and an exploration of how each person experiences it.

Participants may submit an artwork/object throughout the course of the exhibition until the

evening prior to its closure. What Does Gender Mean to You? will run from April 24–May 24,

2021, at the Rifle Public Library.

Artworks/objects for curatorial consideration may be submitted either at the library during regular business hours or, in the case of Rifle High School students,

c/o the RHS Art Room. Participants may choose to submit works anonymously.

Rifle Bears Volleyball rounds out their season

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Where can I get a COVID-19 Vaccine?

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Garfield County Public Health is now offering the option of walk-in COVID vaccines at any of the scheduled weekly Public Health COVID vaccine clinics.

Public Health has received an influx of vaccine and we has a lot of spots remaining for our upcoming clinics.

Vaccine appointments and information can be found online at, on Facebook @GarfieldHealth, or by calling 970-665-6371.

Public Health upcoming clinics:

Rifle, Saturday, April 24

Public Health, 195 W 14th St., Rifle
11 am – 2 pm
vaccine for anyone age 18 or older. You will be scheduled for a second dose appointment May 22.
Register for vaccine clinic or walk in

Glenwood Springs, Wednesday, April 28

Public Health, 2014 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs
3:30-6:30 pm

Moderna vaccine for anyone age 18 or older. You will be scheduled for a second dose appointment May 26.
Register for vaccine clinic or walk in

Rifle, Thursday, April 29

Public Health, 195 W 14th St., Rifle
4:30-6:30 pm
Moderna vaccine for anyone age 18 or older. You will be scheduled for a second dose appointment May 27.
Register for vaccine clinic or walk in

Apple Tree Mobile Home Park, Friday, April 30

5171 Co Rd. 335 New Castle, CO

10 am – 2 pm
Pfizer vaccine for anyone age 16 or older. You will be scheduled for a second dose appointment.

Walk-ins welcome; no appointment needed

Cottonwood Mobile Home Park, Friday, April 30

27653 Hwy 6 & 24, #100 Rifle, CO

3 pm – 6 pm

Pfizer vaccine for anyone age 16 or older. You will be scheduled for a second dose appointment.

Walk-ins welcome; no appointment needed

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for All Colorado Residents

Quick and easy nasal swab testing at no cost to you


A Pre-Register This option is to reduce wait time

Step 1: Provide your name, date of birth, and address to the site attendant. Additional information including

phone number, email, etc. will be required.

Step 2: The site attendant will help you complete the registration site form on-site.

Note: Double check the spelling of your name and your date of birth. This information must be

correct to receive the results.

Step 3: Upon completing the form you will receive an email with the Booking ID number.

B. Register On-Site This option will INCREASE your wait time.

Step 1: Visit: or scan the QR Code with your smartphone.

Step 2: Complete the registration form.

Rifle Middle School

753 Railroad Ave, Rifle, CO 81650

Sundays 9:00am-3:00pm

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April 28, 2021 School Board Meeting

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Garfield Re-2 School Board Workshop and Meeting April 28, 2021

The April 28, 2021, Garfield Re-2 School Board Meeting will be held at the Garfield Re-2 District Office and will be limited to a maximum of 22 people (this leaves a limited number of community members that may attend in person.) In-person participants must be masked and adhere to 6-foot distancing. The workshop begins at 5:30 and the Board meeting at 6:30.

Members of the public can participate in public comments in person, via zoom, or by email. Everyone may watch via zoom. To participate in public comments or to attend the meeting in person, send a RSVP one hour in advance of the meeting time (4:30 pm April 14) by emailing . If you prefer, you may email your comment to the same address. Emailed comments are limited to 350 words.

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.

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Topic: Garfield Re-2 School Board Workshop and Meeting April 28, 2021

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Fri. 4/23 Rifle Bears VB vs. Cedaredge (C/JV/V) 3:00, 4:00, 5:00

Fri. 4/23 Coal Ridge Titans FB vs. Aspen (V) 7:00

Sat. 4/24 CRHS Soccer at KIPP Denver Collegiate

Sat 4/24 CRHS Cheer at Nationals

Sat. 4/24 Coal Ridge Titans VB @ Fruita (C/JV/V) 11:00, 12:00, 1:00

Sat. 4/24 Rifle Bears VB @ Gunnison (C/JV/V) 11:00,12:00,1:00


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.