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Inclement Weather Procedures

Dear SVVSD Parents and Guardians:

Each year, our community experiences severe weather events that may result in the closure or delay of our schools.

St. Vrain invites community to review instructional programs

St. Vrain Valley Schools invites the public to review and provide feedback regarding the selection of a pilot program for the 2017-2018 school year in the areas of elementary school mathematics and high school social studies.

The committee has narrowed down the choices of instructional programs and would like the community to help make the decision on which program to pilot.  Each review will take place in the lobby of the Learning Services Center, 401 S. Pratt Pkwy. on the following dates:

December Superintendent's Update

Dear St. Vrain Valley Community,

For many of us, the end of the calendar year provides an opportunity to reflect on the previous year – our successes, challenges and the experiences that will continue to shape our future and the people who have had an impact on our lives. For the students, teachers and staff of St. Vrain Valley Schools, 2016 will be remembered as a critical time in the further advancement of high-quality public education in our community.

St. Vrain’s Senior Volunteer Program Enters Fifth Year

The St. Vrain Valley Schools’ Senior Volunteer Program is once again available for the 2016-2017 school year. The program began in November 2012 to welcome seniors and individuals with disabilities into our schools and provide them financial assistance with their county property taxes. Up to 200 participants will be paid a maximum of 40 hours at $8.50 per hour for a total of $340 between January 2, 2017 and April 30, 2017.

Voters Approve St. Vrain Bond Issue

St. Vrain Valley's $260.3 million bond issue was passing easily, with 59 percent voting yes to 41 percent voting no, based on preliminary results from Boulder, Weld, Larimer and Broomfield counties.

"You've got to give credit to an entire community that came together and once again said education matters," said St. Vrain Valley Superintendent Don Haddad. "The only thing I can say is a big thank you."

Superintendent Update

As the 2016-17 school year rapidly moves forward, I am constantly reminded of the extremely important role education has in our society. Toward this end, we, as St. Vrain educators and public servants, value deeply our responsibility to advance the success of our students and our entire community. The ability to adapt, change and continually elevate our public education system is what will ensure that our students and our community are prepared for the challenges we face in a highly competitive global environment.

I Teach Because...

Think back to when you were a student, back-to-school shopping, finding your classroom, and the exciting lessons that would soon fill your day. The first day of school jitters that were calmed by the friendly, welcoming face, and celebrating the “ah ha” moments when you finally figured out how to solve the problem. Then there was the time in kindergarten, when you went to the restroom but couldn’t remember the way back to your classroom. As panic set in, that friendly face walked around the corner and they knew exactly where your classroom was.

Sanborn Elementary celebrates 30 years

The students and staff at Sanborn Elementary celebrated the school's 30th anniversary on December 4th with the return of over 40 previous staff members to join in the festivities. Events of the day included a  wonderful slideshow chronicling the school from an empty, open field with no building to the current school; opening of a time capsule with items/letters/posters from the past 30 years; and a helium balloon release to mark the day.

Twelve schools win awards in USDA HealthierUS School Challenge

The USDA and Colorado Department of Education Office of School Nutrition recently awarded 12 St. Vrain Valley schools with HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms (HUSSC: SL) Bronze Awards.

The HUSSC: SL is a certification initiative that recognizes schools for their efforts in improving food and beverage offerings, teaching kids about nutritious food choices, providing opportunities for physical activity, and having supportive school wellness policies.