Garfield Re-2 News You Can Use

July 17, 2020

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July 20, 2020 School Board Meeting/workshop

The July 20, 2020 School Board meeting/workshop will be held at Rifle High School beginning at 5:30 p.m. This venue will allow for a greater number of participants with physical distancing. The agenda is attached below.

We know that staff and families have a heightened interest in this plan. We will be holding our meeting at Rifle High School so that we are able to accommodate more people in-person with physical distancing. We are grateful for the hours of service many staff, administrators and community members gave to this effort.

The Board is also providing additional, live, opportunities for public comment at school board meetings while we are continuing to adapt to public health physical distancing requirements.

Citizens will still be able to send an email to and have it read into the record. Emails must be received by 4:30 p.m. the day of the school board meeting and should include your name, physical address and phone number.

If you would like to learn more about the Returning to Learning plan, we encourage you to watch this meeting via Zoom. Spanish interpretation will be available. You must have a current version of Zoom to take advantage of this option.

If you would like to participate in public audience and address the board via Zoom or in person, you may notify us of your “intent to participate” via email @ by 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 20, 2020. You may also send your comments via email to the same address by 4:30 Monday, July 20. We will adhere to the public health guidelines on physical distancing and per executive order, masks will be required.

The Garfield Re-2 Returning to Learning plan will be posted on the Garfield Re-2 website at by 8 a.m. Monday, July 20, 2020 for review prior to the meeting and will be sent out to staff and families via email and posted on social media as well.

In person participants must wear masks.

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

When: Jul 20, 2020 05:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Topic: July 20, 2020 School Board Meeting

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Password: 153179

Or iPhone one-tap :

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Or Telephone:

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

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Webinar ID: 881 5963 9262

Password: 153179

International numbers available:

***NEW NEW NEW ***Employment Contracts and YOUR HR team

All certified staff and administrators should have received employment contracts electronically via TalentEd Records. Please look for an email from TalentEd to sign your contract.

We have heard some concerns about the new language that was added to teacher contracts.

This language was added as part of a regular review of the contract language and ensures that they are current. Although the language is new, the policies that are referenced are not new to the District. Every district is required to have policies around the cancellation of employment and Garfield Re-2 is no different. The new contract language creates more transparency around state statute and district policy.

If you should have questions regarding your employment contract, once received, please contact the Human Resources department via email at

Thank you,

Your HR Team

Please HELP your Human Resources team out

The Human Resources and Payroll team continues to be in flux.

To provide you the best service, we would like to ask for your support.

If you have a Payroll, Benefits or other Human Resources issue, please log in and take a peek at your Employee Portal information to see if you can find the issue there. On the employee portal you can find fun things like your W2s, Payroll stubs for comparison, Leaves and much, much more. The employee portal can be found under staff resources/employee portal on the garfield Re-2 website. (or click here

If you are unable to find your information via the employee portal, the fastest way to get your question answered is probably through the and the email addresses.

Payroll and HR will be holding "office hours" where they will be able to take staff phone calls and speak about your concerns directly. You can reach them at 970-665-7643.

HR & Payroll Office Hours

No office hours on Monday

Tuesday - Thursday 8 a.m - 10 a.m.

Friday 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Garfield Re-2 prepares for LIVE GRADUATION ceremonies

Both Coal Ridge and Rifle High Schools will be hosting LIVE graduation with physical distancing and meeting current public health guidelines that limit group gatherings.


Titans will graduate at Coal Ridge High School on July 18th and July 19th. Each ceremony will be at 8:30 am. This will be held in the back parking lot of Coal Ridge High School. Each student will be allowed one car with 2 guests. The guests will stay in the car and the graduate will be sitting in a chair in front of the car. Parents of seniors should have received a call with the specific information. If you did not, please call Coal Ridge High School at 970-665-6700.


Bears will have their live ceremony on July 25th at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 am in Bear Stadium. The senior class divided up into three different groups to graduate at these times. Each senior will have two tickets to use for their parents to attend. TICKETS ARE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY TO THE CEREMONY.

All ceremonies will be livestreamed. Additional information about where to find those events will be coming soon.

Garfield County Food Resource List from Public Health

You may know families that need assistance. Below is information from the Garfield County Dept. of Public Health

During this period of high demand for food resources at food banks, we encourage all families to determine if they qualify for additional food resources in the community. The benefits they can receive monthly may help to stabilize the family’s food budget and offer more choices for what they eat.

See the complete list from Garfield County Public Health below

WHO DO I CONTACT???? Human Resources Department changes

The Garfield Re-2 Human Resources team is changing. We are pleased to announce that Kala Reece will join the Garfield Re-2 family June 27, 2020 as our new Director of Human Resources. She was selected from three excellent candidates that wereinterviewed last week for the position. Welcome Kala!

You may know that former Director of Human Resource Elizabeth Rinaldi left Garfield Re-2 at the end of June to pursue her career in California and be closer to her family.

HR Generalist Victoria (Tori) Harbottle has also left our team. Her last day was Tuesday, July 7. We are currently seeking a replacement. We wish both Elizabeth and Tori well as they pursue their next adventures.

We are fortunate to have Rewa Gaudern and Chalsea Cortez to provide HR support in the short-term.

Kassady Crawford and Erin Leary in conjunction with Assistant Superintendent Lisa Pierce are committed to supporting our staff with their Human Resources needs. Continue to send your questions to Several people monitor this account and they will support you as quickly as they can.

Garfield Re-2 School District

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