Garfield Re-2 News

December 18, 2020

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New Athletic Protocols adopted

December 18, 2020

Garfield Re-2 Families:

We appreciate your patience while our administrative staff and athletic directors have been working to develop guidance for off-season open gyms and workouts.

The Colorado High School Activities Association does allow for open gyms/workouts over break if they are open to all students, voluntary, and not a condition for making the official team. As counties transition into orange and red COVID levels, CHSAA advises school districts to work with county health officials and district administrators to provide plans that work within the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s capacity and participation limitations.

Read more from Superintendent Grumley Here

The Washboard Union Makes Spirits Bright in Garfield Re-2

On Thursday, December 17, many classes across the district got see a presentation from the Canadian band The Washboard Union via Zoom.

This band has a song, "Shine," that has been used in many schools as a theme song, and the band members answered an email from Cactus Valley Elementary Assistant Principal Simone Richardson and agreed to engage with their fans. The video below includes some of their music, and some great interactions with the staff and students of Cactus Valley Elementary.

What an inspirational song, and what an amazing gift to end the first semester with.

Garfield Re-2 The Washboard Union
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CVE's Jennetta Howell named a Most Valuable Teacher for the Fall 2020 Semester

Congratulations to Mrs. Howell.

The Denver Broncos teamed up with Delta Dental of Colorado to launch Touchdowns for Teachers, a program that recognizes local educators for outstanding service to their schools and communities. The nomination form was open to the public and ten honorees were selected to represent the Fall 2020 Cohort.

Honorees were selected by a panel of Denver Broncos and Delta Dental of Colorado representatives.

Honorees were chosen based on amount of involvement in the school and/or community, degree of positive impact on the school and/or community, commitment to education in the school and/or community and extraordinary efforts to educate, inspire and encourage their students.

Congratulations Joseph Thompson

Coal Ridge senior Joseph Thompson has been recognized as a College Board Rural and Small Town Scholar.

The College Board National Recognition Programs grant students academic honors that can be included on college applications. Colleges use these honors to identify students from underrepresented groups who have excelled on their PSAT/NMSQT and in their classrooms.

To qualify for the honor, students must:

  • Take the PSAT/NMSQT® in October of their junior year.
  • Achieve the minimum requested PSAT/NMSQT scores (qualifying level may vary by state each year).
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher by the middle of their junior year

Congratulations Joseph.

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Garfield County: Free flu vaccine clinic Dec. 19

Flu clinic free for all ages 6 months and older, Saturday, December 19 from 12 – 2 p.m. in New Castle

GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – Garfield County Public Health and Castle Valley Children Clinic are offering a free flu vaccine clinic in New Castle for anyone age 6 months or older on Saturday, December 19 from 12 to 2 p.m. The clinic will provide regular and high-dose flu vaccine. Drive-thru clinic. No appointment required. Look for the white tent located at Castle Valley Plaza next to the City Market in New Castle. Please wear your mask.

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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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Upcoming meetings

School Board - January 12

District Accountability - January 19

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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.