Re-2 News - Celebrating Teachers!
May 6, 2020
Garfield Re-2 Families. . .
- Your friends & admirers in Garfield Re-2 School District
Garfield Re-2 families
Parents of Garfield Re-2 Seniors. . .
To ensure that every senior is honored, please ask to join the appropriate group and provide the information for your senior. The administrators will approve you and you will be able to post your information.
Again, these groups have been established by parents and not the schools. They are hoping to honor every senior.
Kindergarten Enrollment is OPEN
Traditionally, parents and guardians are asked to complete the online portion and then finalize the registration process with an in-person follow-up meeting to provide supporting documentation. This year, families are encouraged to upload all of their supporting documentation via the online portal. School secretaries will contact registered families to follow up regarding their prospective kindergarten student.
Schools may also hold in-person kindergarten meet-and-greets once the physical distancing requirements are lifted. Individual schools will be reaching out with information if and when these dates are secured.
Important information to know prior to beginning the registration process:
· All kindergarten slots are full-time unless part-time is requested;
· Children must be five by October 1, 2020 to be enrolled in Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year;
· When registering for Kindergarten, parents should have the child’s birth certificate, immunization records, and proof of residence documents - this may include a utility bill, driver’s license, rental/lease agreement or property tax statement. Photos of these documents can be taken and uploaded into the online portal;
· Children currently enrolled in a Garfield Re-2 Pre-school program do not need to register for Kindergarten.
· CMC Pre-School or any other pre-school should register online for their home attendance area school;
· All 2020-21 kindergarten students should be enrolled at their home attendance area school;
· Phones at the schools are still being monitored. If you need assistance enrolling in any Garfield Re-2 Kindergarten program, please contact your school directly and leave a message. Someone will get back with you shortly.
Wednesday, May 6 is national School Nurse Day
Activity fee refunds headed your way
If you believe you should have fees returned to you, and have not seen them within the week, please reach out to your school office and let them know so that we can investigate.
School lunch balances roll over to the next year, so these will NOT be refunded.
Generation Wild Programs
GCO SUMMER PROGRAMS
Open for middle and high school students in the Re-2 and Garfield 16 School Districts:
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YOUTH CREW | Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (PAID)
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Rocky Mountain Youth Corps provides paid leadership and hands-on workforce experience for youth ages 11-18. Participants serve their communities through beautifying, weeding, trail work, restoration, gardening, and other conservation-based projects.
- 2 Week PAID Sessions | June 8-August 14
- Ages 14-15 | Week 1: M-F 8am-4pm; Week 2 Monday 8am-Friday 4pm, 24/7 camping
- Ages 16-18 | Two weeks starting on Sunday, ending on second Friday, 24/7 camping
- Apply Here: https://www.rockymountainyouthcorps.org/youth-crew-11-18
- FREE to apply and participate for youth living in the communities from New Castle-Parachute!
- Now offering a $50 Referral Bonus! Email for more details!
- Gear and transportation support available
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ROCK CLIMBING | **CANCELED** ❕❗
- We hope to postpone CMC/GCO climbing programs to the 20-21 school year and summer 2021
Vaping Info and tips to Talk with Your Teen About E-cigarettes
Stress and anxiety may be heightened during this time, which can trigger nicotine cravings for young people and adults. Also, many adults may be unprepared to have conversations about vaping. But being a trustable adult about topics like vaping can foster strong relationships that prevent unhealthy habits. To build or strengthen a strong foundation of support, adults can approach conversations about vaping with openness and curiosity. In conversations with your child about vaping, remember to:
- suspend judgment
- ask open-ended questions
- validate their perspectives
- listen with curiosity about why your child or their friends might be vaping
- affirm your child’s strengths
This tip sheet offers ideas for conversation starters if you need a little help
This resource was created by RMC Health, UpRISE, and STEPP staff. If you need further assistance or resources, please reach out to Diana Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 COHELP@RMPDC.org (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.
"‘Safer at Home’ in Garfield County" from Garfield County Public Health
Key Information for the Public
Practice social distancing
Stay at home as much as possible.
Practice good hygiene. Wash your hands frequently and don’t touch your face.
Wear a face covering or mask when you leave your home.
Connect with neighbors and loved ones virtually.
Coloradans should stay home as much as possible, leaving only for a limited
number of specific activities.
May is National Pet Month
- Decreased blood pressure
- Lowered cholesterol levels
- Decreased levels of triglycerides, a type of fat in your body
- Reduced feelings of loneliness
- Increased opportunities for exercise and outdoor activities
- Improved opportunities for social connection