Garfield Re-2 News

October 9, 2020

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Aspen Ski Co shows gratitude for educators

Aspen Ski Co is offering Garfield Re-2 employees SEVEN days of skiing on their slopes for free. It is called the Gratitude Pack. This is essentially a complimentary Valley 7-Pack.

Here is how to get those AWESOME POWDER DAYS!

Download the PDF below, complete the information and email or provided it (i.e. stop by the DO, send it through intradistrict mail, physically hand it to) Nan Danielson at the District Office by NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 12.

There was some confusion is the information that went out in the News You Can Use. The PDF form said to return to Aspen Ski Co. If you emailed Aspen Ski Co. PLEASE - send that information to Nan Danielson at

We have revised the PDF to avoid any confusion.

You can also purchase a Premier Ski Pass and have it payroll deducted over 3 pay periods for $999.00.

These offers are good ONLY for Garfield Re-2 employees. There are blackout dates that apply.

Details on the blackout dates for Gratitude 7-Pack can be found here:

Thank you Aspen Ski Co. and THANK YOU to the entire Garfield Re-2 staff that is supporting our students in so many different ways EVERY DAY!


Garfield Re-2 Welcomes Jason Shoup to the School Board

At the September 28, 2020 school board meeting, Jason Shoup was sworn in as the Director for District B in Rifle. Shoup takes over for Kirk Wilson who resigned after being named the new Police Chief for the Town of Carbondale. Welcome, Mr. Shoup.

Congratulations Garfield Re-2 golfers

Congratulations to all of the Garfield Re-2 golfers that made it to the State Tournament:

From RHS - Broc Caldwell and Cannon Wall both competed based on their season results and performance in the 4A regional tournament the prior week.

Caldwell finished the state tournament in 64th place overall, shooting an 18-hole round of 92 on Monday and rebounding with an 85 on Tuesday for a total round of 177. Wall shot 97-91 – 187 to place 78th out of 83 finishers. The Bears team was coached this season by Tod Smith.

Coal Ridge Senior Lance Fullenwider became the first state qualifier for CRHS Boys golf in nearly a decade. Lance tied for 61st in 3A with an 83 on day one and a 92 on day two for a combined 175.

FREE flu shots for Garfield Re-2 Students, Staff and Community

Garfield Re-2 School District, in collaboration with Garfield County Public Health, is offering free flu shots to all Garfield Re-2 staff, students and community members.

This year, the clinics are drive-thru.

Garfield Re-2 Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinics
Thursday, October 15 from 7 - 9 a.m.

at the US Bureau of Land Management Parking Lot, 2300 River Frontage Road, Silt, CO

Tuesday, October 20 from 7 - 9 a.m.

At the RHS Bears Stadium upper parking lot

Flu Mist will be available at both locations. Consent forms are provided below. Print and fill them out in advance to make the process go quicker when you arrive

If you have an insurance card, bring that as well.

Child consent form/Formulario de consentimiento del niño

Adult Consent form/Formulario de consentimiento para adultos

Insurance forms/Formularios de seguro

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October 12, 2020 School Board Workshop and Meeting

The Garfield Re-2 School Board will hold their regular meeting at the District Office on Monday, October 12, 2020. The workshop begins at 5:30 and the board meeting begins immediately following the workshop.

This meeting will include Spanish interpretation.

If you would like to participate in public comments you may do so in person, via zoom or via email. Please email us at to indicate which means you would like to participate. We can only have 25 people in the school board meeting room, so we ask that you please let us know in advance how you would like to come in person and/or comment in person. If you would like your comments read from an email, please limit your email to 350 words.

School Board Workshop

School Board Meeting Agenda

Virtual Meeting information

When: Oct 12, 2020 05:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Garfield Re-2 School Board Workshop and Board Meeting

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

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Snow Days turn into Distance Learning Days

For the 20-21 school year, Garfield Re-2 chose to delay the beginning of school by two weeks to better prepare our facilities and instructional capacity. We did this to improve safety for our students and staff and to provide the highest quality education possible.

You may recall in a previous newsletter that Garfield Re-2 has determined we can meet our statutory obligation for contact hours with the current schedule, however, this leaves no additional time to accommodate for weather events or other issues that may disrupt in-person learning.

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.

In the event of a school closure or to observe a delayed start, the following resources will be used to let families know about the closure: An autodialer message will be sent to families as soon as possible. The practice is to make the call using the autodialer system by about 5:30 a.m.

In all situations, schools will pivot to online instruction immediately to allow students to access lessons provided by and supported by their regular teachers and allow students to continue their learning despite an inability to access school facilities.

Other emergencies that threaten the safety, health or welfare of students or staff members that will result in distance learning will be communicated to families as quickly as possible using the same communication channels listed above including: autodialer/autoemail, newspapers and radio stations.

Dragon fruit comes to Re-2

This week, students at Wamsley, Graham Mesa and Elk Creek Elementary schools got to try dragon fruit as part of the Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Program. They also got to try and take home fingerling potatoes, brussel sprouts and kumquats or pomegranates.

The FFVP is funded through and is currently in four of our elementary schools. This program enables us to offer students in schools with 50 percent or more Free and Reduced Lunch rate an opportunity to have fresh fruits and vegetables served as a snack throughout the school week. The purpose of the program is to introduce kids, while they are young, to a variety of healthy fresh fruits and vegetables.

Have you made a recipe with the FFVP items your child brought home? If your school is NOT part of the FFVP, have you made a recipe with dragon fruit or brussel sprouts? Send us a photo of your work to

Here is a delicious recipe for brussel sprouts with bacon. How can you go wrong with bacon?

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District Accountability Tuesday, October 20

The October District Accountaiblity Committee meeting is scheduled for October 20 at 5:30 p.m. It will be held via Zoom with Spanish interpretation available. Come and learn about what District Accountability is, and learn more about the Garfield Re-2 School District.

Topic: District Accountability meeting

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

Every month on the Third Tue, until Mar 16, 2021, 5 occurrence(s)

Oct 20, 2020 05:30 PM

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.


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Meeting ID: 850 4080 6924

Passcode: 871919

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Meeting ID: 850 4080 6924

Passcode: 871919

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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.