Garfield Re-2 News

January 29, 2021

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Newsletter Podcast 1_29_21
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Universal meal program continues - Please continue to complete your Free and Reduced lunch forms

The universal free meal program for breakfast and lunch has been extended through the end of the school year. That means that every child can receive a free breakfast and lunch at school. That means our virtual students too!

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

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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


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

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

Nausea or vomiting


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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

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.


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Upcoming events

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.


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.