Elementary Weekly Newsletter

December 21 - January 8, 2020

!! Winter Break !!

Hello families and friends,

Winter break begins on December 18, 2020, and ends on January 1, 2021. Both the elementary and secondary offices will be closed. We wish you a wonderful break and hope you enjoy this time with your family and friends.

Stay Safe!

Culturally Linguistically Diverse Education

Culturally Linguistically Diverse Education

Phone: 303-340-0859

Fax: 303-326-1966

15751 E. First Ave

Aurora, CO 80011

Website: aurorak12.org

Dear English Language Learner Parents,

Aurora Public Schools is currently preparing to invite students to schools for Assessing

Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State for English Language Learners

(ACCESS) testing. Beginning in January 2021, schools will initiate the assessment for our

multilingual learners. ACCESS is an annual assessment for English language learners for

students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. The purpose of ACCESS is to determine the

English proficiency of students and assess listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills.

The information gained from the ACCESS assessment will support schools and the district to

understand the progress students are making in their English language development and aid in decision-making regarding school and district programming for multilingual learners.

At this time, specific details about how testing will be conducted have not been finalized.

However, additional communication will be made available as guidance is provided. Please

know that the health and safety of our students, teachers, and staff is a top priority.

It is our hope that you have a safe and restful winter break and we look forward to welcoming

you back in the new year.


Ashlee Saddler

Director, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education

Notes From the Nurse

Free COVID testing

Family members, community members, and others who would like access to COVID testing in Aurora and Denver should register here:


Winter Holiday Tips During COVID

Attendance Matters!

We want to give a shout out to all our students that made an effort to complete our November and December Attendance contests. Because of current restrictions, all students that Won these contests will be given 200 PBIS points per contest. We will have lots of great prizes added and available in the PBIS store when it is safe to reopen.

January's Attendance Contest will be for additional PBIS points- complete all 4 Fridays of your Asynchronous learning assignments on Friday when they are assigned. Even though you don't see your teacher on Fridays, it is still a learning day for you and your attendance Matters!