Re-2 News You Can Use

May 22, 2020

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End of Year update from Superintendent Grumley

May 22, 2020

Hello Garfield Re-2 Family:

We are about to wrap up a most interesting school year. Thinking back to August 12, we had a lot of excitement with the first day of school, - first-day photos, figuring out how to open lockers, picture days, and athletic events. In March, things took a turn, and our communities, nation and world had to make changes like we have not seen in 100 years. Education got flipped upside down. Families had to stay at home and many things that we viewed as given - like toilet paper - became rare, scarce, or out of reach.

One thing that never changed is the care and commitment that the teachers and staff of Garfield Re-2 have for each and every one of the 4,900 students in our district. District leaders developed frameworks to change in-person education to distance learning in just 13 days; Principals, counselors, and school admin attempted to contact each and every child within the first week of school closures just to ask, “Are you alright;” Teachers changed the way they delivered instruction and continued relationships with their students - they learned pets names, sibling names, saw their students through a different lens; Nutrition services workers fed hundreds of students every day, and we ended the year with amazing celebrations of our seniors and honored those students transitioning to the next phase of their educational careers.

Read more from Supt. Grumley here


It is time to celebrate our staff. Every year, the Garfield Re-2 School District honors our staff and gives away prizes. Join us for the FIRST EVER VIRTUAL HOOT.

WHEN: Friday, May 29

TIME: 9:30 a.m.

WHY: To honor our staff

HOW: The virtual

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

When: May 29, 2020 09:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Virtual Hoot

Please click the link below on Friday, May 29 at 9:30 join the webinar:

Password: 961441

Or iPhone one-tap :

US: +13462487799,,88258783715#,,1#,961441# or +16699006833,,88258783715#,,1#,961441#

Or Telephone:

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

US: +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 436 2866 or +1 301 715 8592

Webinar ID: 882 5878 3715

Password: 961441

International numbers available:

Congratulations to CRHS student Aidan Boyd

Aidan Boyd, a senior at Coal Ridge High School, has been selected as a recipient of the Boettcher Foundation Scholarship.

Boettcher Scholarships recognize Colorado's top students by providing them with the funds to attain an excellent in-state education and access to additional opportunities to enrich their time in college and beyond. Boettcher Scholars become part of a network of Alumni and community leaders who will support and engage them throughout their lifetimes.

Congratulations to RHS student Anahi Gutierrez

Anahi Gutierrez, rising Senior, was awarded the University of Colorado Boulder’s Outstanding High School Student for Rifle High School. This program is one that recognizes the top juniors in the state of Colorado. Anahi received this award based on her achievements both inside and outside of the classroom, which characterize CU Boulder’s ideal student. As a part of this award, Ashley will receive a $4,000 scholarship to attend CU Boulder after her senior year! Congratulations Anahi!
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School Board Meeting May 26

Garfield Re-2 School Board will be holding their regular meeting on May 16 in person. Physical Distancing requirements dictate that board members will be 6-feet away from one another, and that there will not be a physical public audience.

You can continue to submit your questions for public audience in advance to and they will be addressed at the public comment time on the agenda.

You can watch the school board meeting using the information below. There will be simultaneous Spanish translation and will be advertising publicly as such - please share.

When: May 26, 2020 05:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Every week on Tue, until Jun 30, 2020, 6 occurrence(s)

May 26, 2020 05:30 PM

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Password: 939323

Or iPhone one-tap :

US: +12532158782,,87493129095#,,1#,939323# or +13462487799,,87493129095#,,1#,939323#

Or Telephone:

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

US: +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 436 2866

Webinar ID: 874 9312 9095

Password: 939323

International numbers available:

Important information about coaching hires and coaches stipends

  • Effective immediately, any coaching opportunities that were posted on the Garfield School District Re-2 Employment Opportunities page have been closed. Hiring for coaching positions can/will be reevaluated once your proposed plan for sporting events for the next academic year has been approved by the Department of Public Health.
  • Any newly hired coaches will not receive a stipend next academic year until the sporting event plan has been approved by the Department of Public Health and the sporting event commences.
  • Current coaching stipends will be determined/discussed at a later date once the sporting event plan has been approved by the Department of Public Health and the budget for the 2020/2021 academic year is finalized.

All Outside Facilities Use Cancelled

Per guidance from Garfield County Public Health, all non-Garfield Re-2 related facilities use has been canceled through the summer. This includes, but is not limited to Boost Camp, Camp Invention, and Extended School Year.

As guidance from the State and Garfield County changes, we will continue to evaluate which Garfield Re-2 School District sports and activities may be able to take place during the summer months and what restrictions will be in place.

Formative Assessment Virtual Summer Institutes

Now more than ever, we're aware of the importance of connection and learning together. In this spirit, we have designed two new Formative Assessment (Virtual) Summer Institutes. These virtual institutes will deliver unique, hands-on professional learning opportunities for teachers, coaches, and school and district leaders who are seeking to deepen their use of formative assessment to engage students in monitoring and directing their own learning.

During the Introductory Formative Assessment Institute, learners new to formative assessment will explore how formative practices help teachers shift away from traditional instructional models towards more equitable practices that promote shared responsibility for learning between students and instructors.

In the Advanced Formative Assessment Institute, teachers, coaches, and leaders will engage in experiential and interactive learning to explore how to support and structure student metacognition through deepening student formative assessment practices such as extending thinking during discourse, student-led questioning, and peer feedback. A goal of the advanced institute is to have learners develop their own informal networks to support their use of formative assessment over time.

The Formative Assessment Virtual Summer Institutes will take place over four days, with 2.5-hour sessions each day.

What: Formative Assessment Virtual Summer Institutes

When: July 13-16 (2.5 hour sessions daily, for 4 days)

Introductory Formative Assessment Institute
11:00 am - 1:30 pm EDT / 8:00 am - 10:30 am PDT

Advanced Formative Assessment Institute
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT / 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm PDT

Price: $200

Facilitators: Nancy Gerzon and Barbara Jones

Please contact Barbara Jones at to learn more.

Triad EAP Financial Benefits

If you have questions about a financial issue, speaking with an expert can help.

Your employee assistance program provides you with free consultations on everything from credit and debt, to purchasing a home, or saving for retirement.

Experts are available without an appointment during regular work hours. We also offer a full selection of online financial articles, financial calculators, and other tools to help you get the answers you need.

Go to:

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Password: gfsd1195

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