Principal Weekly Update

April 18-22

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From the Principal

Dear Welchester Community,

Congratulations to students who have completed CMAS testing!

We had a blast today at Ninja Nation! Some pictures are below, and we'll have more available next week.

Please SAVE THE DATE for Multicultural Night on Thursday, April 21st from 5-7 PM. We have a really exciting night planned! The schedule is below. If you would like to submit a recipe as part of Welchester's family cookbook, please reach out to Sari Pitt at See below for the schedule of events.

Upcoming Dates:

April 21- Multicultural Night

April 22- No School (non contact day)

April 25-29- Day Without Hate Week

May 2-6-Teacher Appreciation Week

May 6- Flex testing day (by appointment)

May 18- Music Performance, 5 PM

May 24- 5th grade Continuation, 9:00 am

May 24- Schoolwide BBQ, 11:00 am

May 25th- Last day of school, dismissal at 12:20 pm

In Partnership,

Bethany Robinson

Multicultural Night

Don't forget to come to Multicultural Night this Thursday, on April 21, 5:00-7:00PM. We will be serving an international buffet for dinner! Classrooms will be displaying projects, providing arts and crafts activities, games, and Loteria (Mexican Bingo). We will also have a photo booth and a Mexican/Peruvian dance performance!

Here is the schedule:

5:00- 5:45 Pre-K-2 Class Projects

5:00-5:30 Peteca, Brazilian Game, Gym

5:00-7:00 Photo Booth, Room 116

5:15-5:45 Dinner, 1st round

5:15-5:45 Loteria, Library

5:30 Storyteller (ages 4-7), Room 114

5:45-6:15 Peruvian/Mexican Dance Performance

6:15-6:45 Dinner, 2nd round

6:15-6:45 Loteria, Library

6:30 Storyteller (ages 4-7), Room 114

6:15-7:00 3rd-5th grade Class Projects

If you are able to volunteer please sign up!

Thank you!!!

Health Update

Decreased COVID-19 Positivity Rates

For several weeks our district has seen significant and sustained declines in COVID-19 positivity rates and there has not been an outbreak in our schools since lifting the mask mandate (an outbreak is defined as five or more positive and/or probable cases tied to an original case). Health officials have shared they estimate about 90% of Coloradans have developed immunity, whether through natural infection or vaccination. Staff and students have been respectful and caring as people continue to make choices for themselves and their families around masks.

Reminder of COVID-19 Protocols

Our district continues to work closely with Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) to stay informed on COVID-19 cases in the county, district, and our schools. Jeffco Public Schools will continue to do the following:

  • Encourage the layering of mitigation strategies
  • 5-day isolation still required for individuals who test positive
    • All students and staff who test positive for COVID-19 will continue to be required to isolate at home and stay away from others for five days. Upon return, it is highly recommended that individuals wear their masks at school for the following five days.
  • Quarantines still required as outlined in our quarantine/isolation protocol guidelines
  • Encourage regular COVID-19 testing
    • Free testing will continue to be available through our Mobile Health testing hubs. Regardless of vaccination status, asymptomatic staff and students may test weekly at any hub.
  • Continue to stay home if you develop symptoms
    • In addition, be sure to keep your student at home if they develop symptoms. Please notify your student’s school if your student develops any of the symptoms listed below or if they test positive for COVID-19.
    • Staff should notify their supervisor and stay home if symptoms develop.
  • Major symptoms include:
    • New or unexplained persistent cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Loss of taste and smell
  • Minor symptoms include:
    • Feeling feverish, having chills, or a temperature of 100.0 F or greater
    • Sore throat
    • Runny nose or congestion
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • Fatigue

Please consider using masks if returning to school following an illness until all symptoms resolve.

JSEL Registration

JSEL Registration is open now! Dates are June 6- July 15.

For more information, please click here.

About Us

Welchester is a high-achieving, professional learning community with about 300 students, located in Golden, Colorado. We have a strong commitment to students, staff development, collaboration and learning. Teachers at Welchester use progress monitoring methods to regularly assess student achievement, set goals and change instruction to best meet the needs of individual students.

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