Garfield Re-2 News

May 22, 2020

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End of Year Update from Superintendent Grumley

May 22, 2020

Hello Garfield Re-2 Family:

We are about to wrap up a most interesting school year. Thinking back to August 12, we had a lot of excitement with the first day of school, - first-day photos, figuring out how to open lockers, picture days, and athletic events. In March, things took a turn, and our communities, nation and world had to make changes like we have not seen in 100 years. Education got flipped upside down. Families had to stay at home and many things that we viewed as given - like toilet paper - became rare, scarce, or out of reach.

One thing that never changed is the care and commitment that the teachers and staff of Garfield Re-2 have for each and every one of the 4,900 students in our district. District leaders developed frameworks to change in-person education to distance learning in just 13 days; Principals, counselors, and school admin attempted to contact each and every child within the first week of school closures just to ask, “Are you alright;” Teachers changed the way they delivered instruction and continued relationships with their students - they learned pets names, sibling names, saw their students through a different lens; Nutrition services workers fed hundreds of students every day, and we ended the year with amazing celebrations of our seniors and honored those students transitioning to the next phase of their educational careers.

Read More from Superintendent Grumley Here

There will be no extended meal service on Monday, May 25. Meal service will resume Tuesday, May 26.

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Congratulations to RHS student Anahi Gutierrez

Anahi Gutierrez, rising Senior, was awarded the University of Colorado Boulder’s Outstanding High School Student for Rifle High School. This program is one that recognizes the top juniors in the state of Colorado. Anahi received this award based on her achievements both inside and outside of the classroom, which characterize CU Boulder’s ideal student. As a part of this award, Ashley will receive a $4,000 scholarship to attend CU Boulder after her senior year! Congratulations Anahi!

Congratulations to CRHS student Aidan Boyd

Aidan Boyd, a senior at Coal Ridge High School, has been selected as a recipient of the Boettcher Foundation Scholarship.

Boettcher Scholarships recognize Colorado's top students by providing them with the funds to attain an excellent in-state education and access to additional opportunities to enrich their time in college and beyond. Boettcher Scholars become part of a network of Alumni and community leaders who will support and engage them throughout their lifetimes.

School Board Meeting May 26

Garfield Re-2 School Board will be holding their regular meeting on May 26 in person. Physical Distancing requirements dictate that board members will be 6-feet away from one another, and that there will not be physical public audience.

You can continue to submit your questions for public audience in advance to and they will be addressed at the public comment time on the agenda.

You can watch the school board meeting using the information below. THERE WILL BE SIMULTANEOUS SPANISH TRANSLATION - PLEASE SHARE.

Hi there,

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

When: May 26, 2020 05:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Password: 939323

Or iPhone one-tap :

US: +12532158782,,87493129095#,,1#,939323# or +13462487799,,87493129095#,,1#,939323#

Or Telephone:

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

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

Webinar ID: 874 9312 9095

Password: 939323

International numbers available:

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High School Senior Scholarship (Version en espafiol mas abajo) Application Deadline: July 1, 2020

CO-ALAS is a professional education association that advocates for the continued development and placement of Latino/Latina administrators who are committed to quality public education for all students.CO-ALAS is committed to addressing the needs of our Latinx students and dedicated to creating a pipeline for Latinx educational leaders across Colorado.

• CO-ALAS will award 5, $1,000 scholarships. Scholarships to be awarded July 2020.

More information can be found in the PDF below (English y español)

Pre-School Enrollment

Are you interested in Preschool for your 3 or 4-year-old for the 2020-21 School year?

Families in New Castle, Silt, and Rifle are invited to complete this interest to apply form or click the image below.

State-funded slots are available for eligible children.

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COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 help hotlines:

Aspen to Parachute COVID-19 community hotline 970-429-6186 (English en Espanol)

Garfield County Public Health call line: 970-945-1377, ext. 8120 (English en Espanol)
CO-HELP 1-877-462-2911 or (multiple languages)

Garfield Re-2 has a compilation of resources from parent support resources, to community resources that may be able to provide assistance, from mental health resources to an archive of communications here.

Garfield Re-2 School District

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