Garfield Re-2 News

February 5, 2020

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ECE's Sarah Clayton earns Excellence in Teaching award

Denny Reyes and Keren Segovia don’t know who Virginia French Allen is or how her contributions to teaching English as a second language has impacted instruction for decades.

What Denny and Keren know is that they love Sarah Clayton’s laugh, her smile and learning to read and speak English at Elk Creek Elementary.

Read more about Sarah Clayton here


The 2020-21 and 2021-22 draft calendars are out. We have over 2,500 parents in Garfield Re-2 and fewer than 200 have shared their thoughts. Please take a moment to share your thoughts on potential calendars for the next two years. You should have received an email with a link to a survey. You can also take a more detailed look at all of the options on the Garfield Re-2 website here - download all calendars, take some time to review and then make your selection of the option you prefer most.

If you have not taken the survey, or did not get an email, TAKE THE SURVEY HERE.

If you have questions, please contact Communication Director, Theresa Hamilton, via email or at 665-7621.

Superintendent Curtice interviews CRHS seniors as part of senior day activities. Students interviews, learned cooking skills and how to complete job and scholarship applications.

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Do you want to interview the next Superintendent?

The Garfield Re-2 Superintendent position is open and posted on the Colorado Association of School Boards web page (If you are curious, you can see all of the superintendent vacancies here.) They cross post to a number of administrative search sites as well.

The next steps are to begin assembling interview teams.

The interview process will involve three interview teams one will be the school board. The remaining two will consist of a mix of stakeholders including Garfield Re-2 staff, administrators, community members, parents and students.

If you would like to participate on one of these interview teams, please complete this brief application (who are you, how do we contact you and why do you want to be a part of the team). Please complete by Feb. 20, 2020.

The school board, in conjunction with their CASB facilitator John Merriam will review applications at the February 25 school board meeting and develop the interview teams.


The next steps in the process are:

  • Feb. 20, 2020- Deadline for applications for Superintendent with CASB AND Interview team applications ;

  • Feb. 25, 2020 - School Board reviews applications with CASB and background checks of semi-finalists begin; Board will review interview team applications and assemble teams.

  • March 3, 2020- CASB interview training with Staff/Community teams. 4:00 PM LOC (Required Attendance for the interview teams);

  • March 3, 2020 - School board will meet to determine finalists - 14 day waiting period begins;

  • March 18, 2020- Finalist candidates to community and district for visit, meet and greet

  • March 19, 2020- Finalist interviews with the School Board and Staff/Community Teams

  • July 1, 2020- Contract begins for new Superintendent.

First week in February is National School Counseling Week! Hug a counselor!

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Be prepared for inclement weather

In the event that inclement weather closes schools across the district, Garfield Re-2 will do its best to communicate the closure in a timely manner.

The best way to be prepared is to be sure that we have updated contact information for you in PowerSchool. Please complete the online registration portals here.

During severe weather events, evaluation for school closure begins the evening prior and continues at about 4:00 a.m. with conversations between Colorado Department of Transportation, Garfield County Road and Bridge, the Director of Transportation, the Director of Communication, the Superintendent and an evaluation of current and future weather information. Garfield Re-2 School District has a practice of making the determination of a school closure by approximately 5 a.m.

More on school closure processes here:

Congratulations to Kelli Wisniewski (RMS) and David Van Alstyne (RHS) for being recognized as Teachers of the Month!

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Congratulations to the CRHS Cheer team on their 4th place finish at the National Cheer Association competition last weekend.

Daddys take your daughters to the ball!

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It's a question we get all the time - Why isn't marijuana money helping our schools? Here's a short video that may help explain where that money goes. (hint - not directly to schools)

Marijuana Revenue and School Finance in Colorado

Coronavirus NOT in Colorado. Wash your hands, stay informed oh, and wash your hands!

From the Division of Disease Control and Public Health Response

Dear School Health and Childcare Providers,

You have likely heard of the outbreak of pneumonia that is currently being investigated primarily in China. The outbreak has been associated with a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

Though Colorado has no cases to date of the new coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, we’re taking it very seriously, closely monitoring the outbreak and developing Colorado’s response. . . .We are also working closely with health care providers and local public health agencies across the state, sharing reporting, testing and infection control guidance.

We understand that new viruses like this can be worrisome, especially to students, parents, and staff.

It is important to remind parents and students who are worried about 2019-nCoV or any respiratory virus, that they can protect themselves by practicing good health hygiene:

· wash your hands

· cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing

· stay away from others who are ill

· stay home when you’re sick

The Wizards are coming to town!

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