Garfield Re-2 News

January 1, 2021

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Happy New Year! We will see you January 4, 2021!

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The most important reason to have your child use their bus pass!

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CVE's Jennetta Howell named a Most Valuable Teacher for the Fall 2020 Semester

When Cactus Valley Elementary music teacher Jennetta Howell opened up her email from the Denver Broncos, just before school let out for break, she wasn’t expecting much.

She thought it was an acknowledgement of her submission of a video for fan appreciation week. Instead it was notice that she had been selected as an MVT - Most Valuable Teacher - through the Denver Broncos and Delta Dental of Colorado Touchdowns for Teachers program.

“It’s a big deal,” said Howell, who is new to Cactus Valley Elementary, but not new to teaching. “I had been sitting in my office with our kindergarten class that had been transitioned to online learning. It’s hard to keep students engaged in music virtually. When I opened my email, I wanted to cry.”


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FREE COVID-19 testing in Western Garfield County

The Curative mobile testing group will be back in Western Garfield County to provide FREE COVID-19 tests.

You can sign up for tests at the following locations:

Elk Creek Elementary in New Castle 9a-3p January 3, 2021

West Slope Mobile Van - Elk Creek Elementary School

804 W Main St., New Castle, CO 81647

Bea Underwood in Parachute 9-11 am January 4, 2021

West Slope Mobile Van - Bea Underwood Elementary School

0741 Tamarisk Trail, CO, Parachute, CO 81635

Garfield County Fairgrounds in Rifle 12:30-4:30 January 4, 2021.

West Slope Mobile Van - Garfield County Fairgrounds

1001 Railroad Ave., Rifle, CO 81650

Curative has a drive-through system and does a cheek swab instead of a nasal swab so there is less contact with the folks in the cars.

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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

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Minutes and Agendas online

The minutes from the December 14, 2020 school board meeting are online and can be found here.

The next Garfield Re-2 School Board meeting is Monday, January 11, 2021. You will be able to find the agenda in the Calendar posting when it is available or here, when it is available. Agendas are sent out by Thursday morning prior to the Monday school board meeting.

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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.