Garfield Re-2 News
January 29, 2021
Universal meal program continues - Please continue to complete your Free and Reduced lunch forms
We want to remind all of those families with virtual students or students quarantining at home, that we can provide you free breakfasts and lunches as well. Just call your school office by 9 a.m. and we will have a warm lunch waiting for you and breakfast for the next day.
Don’t forget that we are still taking free and reduced lunch applications. These forms are important for many other reasons beyond school lunch. Applications are included in the newsletter. We need your help. If you haven’t already, please take a minute to fill out the forms and return them to your school.
Nutrition Services Shout out to the Riverside Middle School Kitchen Crew
This week's shout out goes to Cathy Reed at Riverside Middle School. Cathy has been taking cafeteria meals to a family that's working virtually that cannot come to the school to pick up the meals. Cathy has been waiting until she gets off work and then delivering the meals to the kids' house every single day after work.
She's done that for the whole semester. So I just want to do a shout out to Cathy and her staff for taking that extra step to make sure that all of our kids on the opportunity to eat the universal free meals. Thanks a lot, cathy and Leslie. Have a good day. See you next week.
Mary McPhee - Nutrition Services
Back for another week - same Bat Times, Same Bat Stations - WEEKLY FREE COVID-19 testing in Western Garfield County
Roaring Fork COVID testing will add a Silt testing site location beginning Monday, January 18. The new site will be in the parking lot behind the Silt Library and Town Hall, at 600 Home Ave. The Silt site testing will be open from 7 am – noon Monday through Friday. Appointments are made online and are necessary to be tested.
The Western Garfield County Curative testing sites in Rifle and Parachute have new permanent hours. Parachute hours are 8 am to 10 am, and the Rifle hours are 11:30 am to 3 pm on Mondays.
Testing is at no cost, does not require a doctor’s note, identification, or insurance.
Roaring Fork Valley free COVID testing
By appointment only.
Locations in Silt, Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, El Jebel, Snowmass and Aspen
See website for days, hours and locations
CURATIVE WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE TESTING AT THE SITES BELOW. THEY ARE CHANGING TO NASAL SWABS AND RECOMMEND ONLY PEOPLE THAT ARE SYMPTOMATIC USE THIS TEST.
Elk Creek Elementary School – mobile van
Sundays 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., January – March
804 W Main St., New Castle, 81647
Bea Underwood Elementary School – mobile van
Mondays 8 a.m. – 10 a.m., January – March
0741 Tamarisk Trail, Parachute, 81635
Garfield County Fairgrounds- Mobile Van
Mondays 11:30 – 3:00 p.m., January – March
1001 Railroad Ave., Rifle, 81650
Anyone who has symptoms should get tested immediately and isolate for at least 10 days from onset until they are fever-free for 24 hours (without the help of medication), and their symptoms are improving. Anyone who has been exposed to someone with COVID-19 should get tested 5 to 7 days after exposure and quarantine.
Garfield County Public Health has a list of testing sites on the COVID-19 testing page. Symptoms include:
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
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
Re-2 in the News
Mask Requirement Doesn't Stifle Rifle basketball teams (Citizen Telegram)
LEAD students get wilderness first aid training (Sopris Sun)
Important information about MS and HS athletes and COVID
(This message was sent to all MS and HS families re: athletes and COVID)
Garfield Re-2 administrators have received information from local health care providers that pertains to the health and wellbeing of any child participating in athletics over 12-years of age. We are sharing this information with you so that you can make an informed decision about the health of your child.
Medical providers continue to learn more about the long term effects of COVID-19 and research indicates that some athletes with past COVID-19 infection may be at risk of heart complications following their illness.
We have provided specific information with citations for you below so that if you believe it is necessary, you can have an informed conversation with your healthcare provider.
Tuesday, Feb. 2 RHS BB VS Steamboat 3, 4:45, 6:15, 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 2 CRHS BB AT Roaring Fork 4;30/6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb 4 RHS BB VS Summit 3, 4:45, 6:15, 8 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 4, CRHS BB AT Montrose 5/7 p.m
Thursday, Feb. 4 CRHS Wrestling @ Hayden
Friday, Feb 5 CRHS Wrestling VS Rifle/Rangely 5 p.m.
Friday, Feb 5 CRHS at Grand Junction Girls Only 5 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 6 RHS BB VS Glenwood 1, 2:45, 4:30, 6:15 p.m.