Garfield Re-2 News for our families

February 27, 2021

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School Board Meetings move to Wednesdays

At the February 22, 2021, School Board meeting, the Garfield Re-2 School Board made the decision to move school board meetings to the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Below is the schedule for the remaining school board meetings.



10 Board Workshop at LOC 5:30 p.m.

10 Board Meeting at LOC 6:30 p.m.


14 Board Workshop at LOC 5:30 p.m.

14 Board Meeting at LOC 6:30 p.m.

28 Board Workshop at LOC 5:30 p.m.

28 Board Meeting at LOC 6:30 p.m.


12 Board Workshop at LOC 5:30 pm

12 Board Meeting at LOC 6:30 p.m.

26 Board Workshop at LOC 5:30 p.m.

26 Board Meeting at LOC 5:30 p.m.


16 Board Workshop at LOC 5:30 p.m.

16 Board Meeting at LOC 6:30 p.m.

30 Board Workshop at LOC 5:30 p.m.

30 Board Meeting at LOC 6:30 p.m.

Garfield County is now BLUE on the Colorado COVID Status Dial

As of TODAY - Friday, Feb. 26 - Garfield County is in the blue.

We will continue to work with our school administrators to modify our safety plans to reflect the new status and create more opportunities for our students and families.

Congratulations to the Riverside Spelling Bee winners

Riverside Middle School hosted their annual Spelling Bee and the winners were seventh-grader Chloe Coon won the event, eighth-grader Natalie Briston took second and eighth-grader William Feeney took third. Great work!
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National FFA week was February 20-27. It’s a time to share what FFA is and the impact it has on members every day. Here are some images from RHS' FFA week.

Tickets to Rifle High School's pandemic-friendly rendition of "Noises Off" are now available!

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Called “the funniest farce ever written,” Noises Off presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.

Show nights are:

Saturday, February 27th

Thursday, March 4th

Friday, March 5th

and Saturday, March 6th.

All shows are at 7 PM.

To reserve a seat via email, message:

Be sure to include the following information: Name, date of the show, and the number of seats needed. We are selling seats in 2, 3, and 4 person blocks for social distancing purposes and have a limited capacity, so get your tickets now! You won't want to miss your chance to see this hilarious, chaotic farce!

Some images from the CRHS wrestling matches on Friday

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Western Garfield free COVID testing is still available in New Castle, Rifle and Parachute one day per week through March 1, though pre-registration links and times have changed.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is no longer using Curative testing and has switched to Mako testing due to concerns about the accuracy of Curative tests. Curative tests may have shown false negative results.


Elk Creek Elementary School
804 W Main St., New Castle, 81647
Sundays 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Feb. 7 through Feb. 28
Pre-register here for #15803 Elk Creek

Bea Underwood Elementary School
0741 Tamarisk Trail, Parachute, 81635
Mondays, 9 – 11 a.m.
Feb. 8 through March 1
*No testing Feb. 15 because of President’s Day
Pre-register here for #15804 Bea Underwood

Garfield County Fairgrounds
1001 Railroad Ave., Rifle, 81650
Mondays, 1 – 4:30 p.m.
Feb. 8 through March 1
*No testing Feb. 15 because of President’s Day
Pre-register here for #15805 Rifle

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Unite to Stop the Spread

We are United to Stop the Spread of COVID-19. Show personal responsibility by taking these critical public health recommendations seriously and encourage your friends, neighbors, and family to do the same.

  • Shrink your bubble
  • Wear a mask
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Keep your distance
  • Stay home if you are sick

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Upcoming events

Sat. Feb 27 RHS BB @ Battle Mountain 12:30 & 2:30

March is:

Music in Our Schools Month

Social Work Month

Youth Art Month

National Nutrition Month

Tue. March 2 RHS BB @ Glenwood Springs

Thurs. March 4 RHS BB Vs. Palisade 3, 4:45, 6:15 and 8

Thurs. March 4 CRHS BB VS Central 4, 5:40 and 7

Fri. March 5 RHS BB @ Summit 4:30, 6:15

Sat. March 6 CRHS BB VS Roaring Fork 1, 2:30 & 4 p.m.

Wrestling Regionals March 5-6


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.