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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.

Two SVVSD Elementary Schools Host Green Apple Day of Service with School Tours

Red Hawk Elementary in Erie and Eagle Crest Elementary in Longmont will host School House Walks during the Green Apple Day of Service – an annual event focused on K-12 schools and celebrated globally. Both elementary schools will showcase their implementation of green, healthy, sustainable initiatives with tours conducted at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 24.

Astronaut visits Erie students with Space Foundation program

Two years ago, after becoming a teacher liaison for The Space Foundation, Kristina Stem vowed to bring an astronaut to Erie Elementary School — and this week she delivered.

Former astronaut Leroy Chiao wowed Erie Elementary students Wednesday with anecdotes about eating and showering at the International Space Station.

Chiao has been to space four times during his career, including a six-month stint as commander of the Space Station.

Space Foundation to Bring NASA Astronaut and STEM Education Program to St. Vrain Valley Schools

The Space Foundation is taking its Space in the Community STEM education program to St. Vrain Valley Schools in February.

Former NASA astronaut Leroy Chiao, Ph.D., will share his experiences in space with students at several St. Vrain Valley Schools in Erie and Longmont, Colo., and will also join a panel discussion for a free public presentation and Star Party on Feb. 17 at Erie High School.

Sphero balls spark Erie students' curiosity

If you've seen the new Star Wars movie, you know the rotund BB-8 is the latest droid character to hit the big screen.

With the popularity of the film, you might guess BB-8 would be an instant hit with elementary school students. That's why Red Hawk Elementary School computer lab teacher Chris Schmitz likes to use a replica toy version of the droid in his teaching in Erie.

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