Welcome Back Rhinos!


Welcome Back from Mrs. D!

Hello Ryan Families!

I hope this update finds you all enjoying your summer with your family and friends. I am SO excited to be back and writing this email to kick off the 22-23 school year! The start of a new school year is always so exciting, but there is for sure something extra special about this year.

This summer definitely gave me some extra special time to spend with my boys reflecting and recharging. We spent a lot of time outdoors, here and back in Wisconsin and Minnesota, traveled, cheered for the AVS, and overall spent some quality time with family and friends.

The last few years have certainly not come with out challenge for all of us, but I know that it has made our Ryan family even stronger! I want to thank you all for not only supporting the school and our staff as we navigated the last few school years with uncertainty, but also from the bottom of my heart for supporting me through the loss of my husband last year. I could not have done it without the Ryan family behind me!

In this newsletter you will find details on the following:

  • Welcome Back to School Events
  • Staffing Update
  • Class Lists
  • School Start and End Times
  • School Supplies
  • District Reminders/Information

The Ryan office is now open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Our staff will be back next Wednesday.

I am looking forward to seeing everyone in a couple of weeks, it's going to be an amazing year!

See you soon!

~Mrs. D

Back to School Events

  • Kindergarten BBQ: Thursday, August 11th @ Wanaka Lake 4-6 p.m.
  • Class Lists: Classroom assignments will be available to be viewed in IC on Friday, August 12th at 4 p.m. Our teachers have worked very hard to ensure classrooms are balanced, to support all student needs, and to create the best learning communities possible. Please remember we do not take teacher requests or make changes to be with specific friends, etc. Directions for viewing your child's teacher will be sent out with an email when this information is live.
  • Meet the Teacher Event: Monday, August 15th 4-6 p.m. This event will take place outdoors on the Ryan playground. It will be an opportunity for you to meet your child's teacher, see the Ryan staff, get transportation details, and visit with community partners. We can't wait to see you!
  • First Day of School: The first day of school for all 1st-5th graders will be Wednesday, August 17th. There will NOT be a late start on this day.
  • Kindergarten Kickoff Days: Wednesday, August 17th-Friday, August 19th. All kinder students will attend a half day.

Kindergarten Kickoff Details:

  • This year, we are so excited to have three half-days to get to know your child at the beginning of the school year. Your child will either attend school in the AM or the PM on August 17th, 18th, and 19th. Option 1 Half-Day AM: 7:50-10:45 and Option 2 Half-Day PM: 11:50-2:45. Please indicate your preference by clicking HERE.
  • The half-days will allow us to ease into the full-day kindergarten schedule, assess each student, work with smaller groups of kids to develop routines and procedures, and ensure balanced class lists.
  • Your child will get to know all of the teachers during their half-days, and begin with their classroom teacher their first full-day, Monday, August 22nd! While kindergarteners will not attend lunch on the half-days, please make sure to pack them a healthy snack and a water bottle!

School Supplies

The school supplies for K-5 include the following for the 2022-2023 School Year:
  • Full Sized Backpack
  • Headphones/Earbuds
  • Water Bottle
  • $45 Donation ($40 goes towards classroom school supplies/$5 to our specialists)

All payments are to be made here at our new centralized webstore. If you need to arrange payment a different way, please reach out to the front office.

If you are in need of support with school supplies, please reach out to our community liaison, Miriam Wright miriam.wright@bvsd.org or call the front office.

Ryan Staffing Update

We are excited to welcome the following new staff members to our Ryan Team:
  • Melissa Young: 5th grade
  • Haley Nickal: ILC Teacher
  • Kelly Gregg: OT
  • Traveling Specialists: We have specialist teachers from other schools that will be joining us to support with 1st grade specials. Brie Wright (Art), Rachel Cauley (Music), and Travis Maron (PE)

22-23 Teaching Teams:

The grade level teaching teams will be as follows this year:

  • Kindergarten: Ms. Hewitt , Ms. Lewandowski, & Ms. Peterson.
  • 1st Grade: Ms. Asher, Ms. Johnson, Ms. Kingsley, & Ms. Yang
  • 2nd Grade: Ms. Box & Ms. Stout
  • 3rd Grade: Ms. Gambardella, Mr. Greenwald, & Ms. Nesbitt
  • 4th Grade: Ms. Arias, Mr. Lew, Ms. Montoya, & Ms. Vidulich
  • 5th Grade: Ms. Fernandez, Mr. Stone, & Ms. Young
  • Specials: Mr. Appling, Mrs. Himel, Ms. Ross (Ms. George got married!), & Ms. Wehr
  • Special Service Providers: All of our special service providers (special education, paras, and interventionists have stayed the same)

School-Wide Schedule

New School Day Hours!!!

  • M/T/TH/F: 7:50-2:50
  • W: 8:50-2:50

Before School:

  • There will NOT be a soft start this year. School will start promptly at 7:50 (8:50 on Wednesdays). Students not in class by 7:50 will be marked tardy and must enter through the front door.
  • Buses will arrive between 7:35-7:45
  • Walkers and car riders can be dropped off from 7:35-7:50 a.m.
  • Students can play on the playground or line up at their designated spot prior to the first bell ringing at 7:45 a.m. Kinder students should go to the fenced in playground prior to school starting. When the bell rings, students will line up at their designated spots. 1st-3rd grade students will line up outside their classroom doors and 4th/5th grade students will line up on the basketball court.
  • Breakfast will be served from 7:35-7:50 (8:35-8:50 on Wednesdays). Students who would like to eat breakfast MUST arrive before 7:50 a.m. Students will walk in the front doors and go into the cafeteria to eat breakfast.
  • Free childcare will be offered on Late Start Wednesdays. Students attending Wednesday morning childcare must arrive between 7:35-7:50.

School Day Schedule: Classroom teachers will share their specific grade level/classroom schedules. This will include lunch times.

After School: After school pick up will run very similar to the last school year.

  • Bus Students/Walkers/Bikers: Will be released from their classroom doors at 2:50. Kinder students will be walked to the bus.
  • Car Riders: Will be released from their classrooms at 2:53. Their classroom teacher will walk them out to the front of the school. Parents/Guardians (or designated pick up adult) will enter the parking lot, where a staff member will release cars as there is room in the bus lanes. (See picture below)
  • Please be sure your child's teacher knows your child's after school plan. Students will only be released to adults listed in IC. If your child's after school plan changes, please call the office no later than 2:40.

Reminders: We understand that mornings and afternoons are often a stressful time for families. Please be mindful that our number one priority is to keep over 420 students and their families safe.

  • We ask that you are attentive when you are in the school zone. Please take extra caution to look around when pulling out of a parking spot and stay off of cell phones when in our parking lots.
  • Only cross the street in designated crosswalks.
  • All wheels must be walked until off of school property.
  • Be kind and patient to staff and other Ryan community members.
  • There is no parking in the small parking lot (by the playground) before or after school.
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Bus stops and times will be posted in IC this week. With our new hires, route reductions, and other CDL staff available for back-up, we will be able to provide bus service to all transportation-eligible, registered students as defined by Board policy EEAA. Be aware, to reduce the overall number of routes, we have consolidated routes along corridors and created hub stops. In many cases, students will have to travel farther to/from their bus stop.

If you need help accessing this information, office staff will be available at Meet the Teacher Night.

BVSD Updates & Reminders

Breakfast/Lunch Updates

As a reminder, breakfast and lunch are no longer free for every student, unless your family qualifies for Free/Reduced Lunch. Please visit the BVSD Food Services page for more information on fees, lunch menus, and setting up your child's account.

  • Free and Reduced Lunch application can be used to determine eligibility for: Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits to help purchase food, Discounted school fees, Free or reduced internet service and Discounted phone service.
  • Benefits for your school: Schools receive important funding and resources based on the number of free and reduced applications. Learn more
  • If you were approved for 2021-22 free & reduced-price meal benefits, they will carry over until 9/28/22. If we do not receive a new application by the end of the grace period, your child(ren)’s benefits will be canceled. Please keep in mind, it can take up to 10 days to process a new application.

Solicitud de Comidas gratis o a precio reducido: Es muy importante completar una solicitud de comidas gratis o a precio reducido para este próximo año escolar. El BVSD se enorgullece de poder continuar ofreciendo comidas gratis a todos los estudiantes, gracias a una exención otorgada por el USDA. Sin embargo, queremos que sepa que las solicitudes de comidas escolares sirven para algo más que comidas gratis.

Beneficios para su estudiante y su familia: La solicitud de almuerzo gratis o reducido se puede utilizar para determinar la elegibilidad para: Beneficios de Pandemia EBT (P-EBT) para ayudar a comprar alimentos, Cuotas escolares con descuento, Servicio de internet gratuito o reducido, Servicio telefónico con descuento.

Beneficios para su escuela Las escuelas reciben fondos y recursos importantes según la cantidad de solicitudes gratuitas y reducidas .Aprende más

Si fue aprobado para los beneficios de comidas gratis y a precio reducido de 2021-22, se transferirán hasta el 28/9/22. Si no recibimos una nueva solicitud al final del período de gracia, se cancelarán los beneficios de su(s) hijo(s). Tenga en cuenta: puede tomar hasta 10 días procesar una nueva solicitud.

Annual Data Update (ADU)

If you haven’t done so already, please complete the Annual Data Update (ADU) for the 2022-23 School Year. By logging into Infinite Campus, you’ll have the opportunity to review the data we currently have for your child and household, update your emergency contacts, and request other changes if needed. This process also allows you to electronically complete and submit the Parent/Student Sign-Off Sheet from the Student Code of Conduct, which is required to complete your student’s registration for next school year. See instructions on our website here.

Actualización Anual de Datos (ADU):Si aún no lo ha hecho, complete la Actualización Anual de Datos (ADU) para el año escolar 2022-23.

Al iniciar sesión en Infinite Campus, tendrá la oportunidad de revisar los datos que tenemos actualmente para su hijo y su hogar, actualizar sus contactos de emergencia y solicitar otros cambios si es necesario. Este proceso también le permite completar y enviar electrónicamente la hoja de aprobación de padres/estudiantes del Código de Conducta del Estudiante, que se requiere para completar el registro de su estudiante para el próximo año escolar. Vea las instrucciones en nuestra página web, aquí.

BVSD Help Center

Boulder Valley School District is offering a special help center for parents who need assistance setting up their parent portal accounts, completing their annual data updates, enrolling a new-to-BVSD student, and submitting applications for free and reduced-price lunches. No appointments necessary.

BVSD Education Center (southwest side of the building)

6500 Arapahoe Road

  • Thursday, August 11 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Friday, August 12 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 13 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Monday, August 15 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 16 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Centro de Ayuda del BVSD: El Distrito Escolar del Valle de Boulder tendrá un centro de ayuda especial para los padres que necesiten crear sus cuentas en el portal para padres, para completar la actualización anual de datos, inscribir a un estudiante nuevo al BVSD y para llenar las solicitudes de alimentos gratis o a precio reducido. Habrá computadoras disponibles y habrá especialistas listos para ayudarle. No necesita hacer una cita previa.

  • Jueves, 11 de agosto - 9 am - 4 pm
  • Viernes, 12 de agosto - 9 am - 4 pm
  • Sábado, 13 de agosto - 9 am - 4 pm
  • Lunes, 15 de agosto - 9 am - 4 pm
  • Martes, 16 de agosto - 9 am - 3 pm

Centro Educativo BVSD

6500 E. Arapahoe Road (lado suroeste del edificio; estacione en el lote al oeste del edificio)

Opt Into BVSD Text Messages/¡Opta por recibir mensajes de texto del BVSD!

The benefits of BVSD text messages:

  • Receive alerts during a crisis

  • Receive important reminders

Emails can get buried in your inbox; text message alerts make sure you receive timely information from the district.

Text the word "Yes" to 67587 from your phone to opt into text messaging.


Los beneficios incluyen:

  • Recibir alertas durante una crisis

  • Recibir recordatorios importantes

Los correos electrónicos son fáciles de perder en tu bandeja de entrada. Recibir alertas por mensaje de texto garantiza que recibirás información del distrito de manera oportuna.

Textea la palabra "Yes" por mensaje de texto al 67587 para recibir textos del distrito.

RevTrack Changes/Cambios en RevTrak

BVSD has implemented a centralized RevTrak web store (system used to collect fees) for all BVSD schools. Note for current BVSD parents: You will have to create a new login when using the system for the first time. Learn more about the benefits of this change and how to set up your account.

El BVSD ha implementado una tienda web RevTrak centralizada (sistema utilizado para cobrar tarifas) para todas las escuelas del BVSD. Nota para los padres actuales del BVSD: Deberá crear un nuevo inicio de sesión cuando utilice el sistema por primera vez. Obtenga más información sobre los beneficios de este cambio y como configurar su cuenta.

If you have any questions please be sure to reach out!

Upcoming Ryan Events

Kindergarten BBQ

Thursday, Aug. 11th, 4pm

1600 Caria Drive

Lafayette, CO

The entire family is welcome! Please bring a side dish to share

Meet the Teacher Night

Monday, Aug. 15th, 4-6pm

Ryan Elementary Playground

Come meet your teacher, the Ryan staff, community partners, get bussing information, and find out where you go on the first day of school!

First Day of School

Wednesday, Aug. 17th, 7:45am

1405 Centaur Village Drive

Lafayette, CO

School starts at 7:50 am

(See above for detailed before school information)