Garfield Re-2 News

October 17, 2020

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Do you have questions about your payroll?

There were a few payroll issues this month, and the finance team is working on addressing each and every one of them as quickly as possible.

If you noticed something different about your pay this month and you have a question, please send an email to finance team will get back to you as soon as possible.

In general, if you have questions about your paycheck or anything related to payroll, the first step should always be to check the Employee Portal and see if you can diagnose the issue.

You can use the PDF below to help you get into the Employee Portal from the Garfield Re-2


Congratulations School Board President Anne Guettler

At the October Region 10 Colorado Association of School Board meeting, Board President Anne Guettler was honored with the CASB McGuffey award.

This award honors unique board members who bring committed and passionate service to their board work. Every district has the opportunity to submit one board member each year.

Mrs. Guettler has been an advocate for public education for the better part of two decades. She began her work in the Garfield Re-2 School District in 2001 igniting a bond and mill levy campaign by serving as one of the community chairs. Her passion for the children of Garfield Re-2 and the local governance of school boards has not waned. Mrs. Guettler has served on both the Kathyrn Senor Elementary School Accountability Committee and the Garfield Re-2 District Accountability Committee. These opportunities served as training grounds for what will be a lasting legacy — serving on, and as President of the Garfield Re-2 School Board. Mrs. Guettler has served the Garfield Re-2 School District as a board member for a total of three-terms and many years. In 2017 Mrs. Guettler was honored as the Colorado BOCES Board Member of the Year. She is currently Board President and has devoted countless hours to the students, staff, and community of Garfield Re-2. Anne has also devoted an extraordinary amount of time working with CASB and currently serves as Director for Region 10. Anne's dedication to public education is unparalleled. She is an advocate, a visionary, and a tireless public servant. Words cannot begin to express the gratitude that the Garfield Re-2 community feels for Anne and her service.

Congratulations Anne Guettler!

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Four Steps to making sure you get your extra pay stipends

We all love extra pay!

Here are the steps to take to make sure that you get your extra pay stipends in the right amount and when you expect it.

1) Request an extra pay form (there is a photo of one below) from your building Finance Secretary;

2) Complete the extra pay form with the appropriate information;

3) Have your supervisor and/or your school Principal sign it;

3) Return to Human Resources either via Intradistrict mail or by scanning and sending it to

These are all required in order for Human Resources to process your extra pay request. By following these four steps, it will ensure that you receive the pay you are expecting it, in the time frame you are expecting it in.

Thank you!

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Aspen Ski Co shows gratitude for educators

Aspen Ski Co is offering Garfield Re-2 employees SEVEN days of skiing on their slopes for free. It is called the Gratitude Pack. This is essentially a complimentary Valley 7-Pack.

Here is how to get those AWESOME POWDER DAYS!

Download the PDF below, complete the information and email or provided it (i.e. stop by the DO, send it through intradistrict mail, physically hand it to) Nan Danielson at the District Office by NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 12.

There was some confusion is the information that went out in the News You Can Use. The PDF form said to return to Aspen Ski Co. If you emailed Aspen Ski Co. PLEASE - send that information to Nan Danielson at

We have revised the PDF to avoid any confusion.

You can also purchase a Premier Ski Pass and have it payroll deducted over 3 pay periods for $999.00.

These offers are good ONLY for Garfield Re-2 employees. There are blackout dates that apply.

Details on the blackout dates for Gratitude 7-Pack can be found here:

Thank you Aspen Ski Co. and THANK YOU to the entire Garfield Re-2 staff that is supporting our students in so many different ways EVERY DAY!


Thank you to everyone that helped with the Garfield Re-2/CRHS Drive Thru Flu shots

FREE flu shots for Garfield Re-2 Students, Staff and Community

Garfield Re-2 School District, in collaboration with Garfield County Public Health, is offering free flu shots to all Garfield Re-2 staff, students and community members.

This year, the clinics are drive-thru.

Garfield Re-2 Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinics

Tuesday, October 20 from 7 - 9 a.m.

At the RHS Bears Stadium upper parking lot

Flu Mist will be available at both locations. Consent forms are provided below. Print and fill them out in advance to make the process go quicker when you arrive

If you have an insurance card, bring that as well.

Child consent form/Formulario de consentimiento del niño

Adult Consent form/Formulario de consentimiento para adultos

Insurance forms/Formularios de seguro

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October 12, 2020 School Board Workshop and Meeting

The October 12, 2020 school board meeting is now online. You can watch it here.

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Dot. . Dot. . .Dot. . .Are you getting our text messages?

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District Accountability Tuesday, October 20

The October District Accountaiblity Committee meeting is scheduled for October 20 at 5:30 p.m. It will be held via Zoom with Spanish interpretation available. Come and learn about what District Accountability is, and learn more about the Garfield Re-2 School District.

Topic: District Accountability meeting

Time: Oct 20, 2020 05:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Every month on the Third Tue, until Mar 16, 2021, 5 occurrence(s)

Oct 20, 2020 05:30 PM

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.


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Snow Days turn into Distance Learning Days

For the 20-21 school year, Garfield Re-2 chose to delay the beginning of school by two weeks to better prepare our facilities and instructional capacity. We did this to improve safety for our students and staff and to provide the highest quality education possible.

You may recall in a previous newsletter that Garfield Re-2 has determined we can meet our statutory obligation for contact hours with the current schedule, however, this leaves no additional time to accommodate for weather events or other issues that may disrupt in-person learning.

During severe weather events, evaluation for school closure begins the evening prior and continues at about 4:00 a.m. with conversations between Colorado Department of Transportation, Garfield County Road and Bridge, the Director of Transportation, the Director of Communication, the Superintendent and an evaluation of current and future weather information.

In the event of a school closure or to observe a delayed start, the following resources will be used to let families know about the closure: An autodialer message will be sent to families as soon as possible. The practice is to make the call using the autodialer system by about 5:30 a.m.

In all situations, schools will pivot to online instruction immediately to allow students to access lessons provided by and supported by their regular teachers and allow students to continue their learning despite an inability to access school facilities.

Other emergencies that threaten the safety, health or welfare of students or staff members that will result in distance learning will be communicated to families as quickly as possible using the same communication channels listed above including: autodialer/autoemail, newspapers and radio stations.


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.