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Main Street School gets an upgrade with school bond dollars

Main Street School gets an upgrade with school bond dollars

“I lived and breathed the work on this building for four years and I think everybody involved with this did a fantastic job,” Laura Hess, executive director of special education for the St. Vrain Valley School District, said. “It’s amazing.”
YMCA offering remote learning child care for SVVSD students

YMCA offering remote learning child care for SVVSD students

Y locations across the region are offering remote learning and child care programs for kindergarten through fifth grade students in St. Vrain Valley, Boulder Valley, Weld RE-5J and Thompson school districts. 
Friends of Longmont receives $75,000 for Community Meals Program

Friends of Longmont receives $75,000 for Community Meals Program

Money from the Colorado COVID Relief Fund grant will be used to continue and expand the program to provide meals for adults and youth, take-home groceries, and to add additional distribution sites, according to a news release.
Colorado spending $2M to provide internet access to students

Colorado spending $2M to provide internet access to students

School districts will be able to apply for grants to pay for hotspots to provide internet access to households as well as things like mobile hotspot trucks that may work better in rural areas.
The little fish that could: Despite COVID-caused changes to program, St. Vrain students, partners reintroduce redbelly dace into wild

The little fish that could: Despite COVID-caused changes to program, St. Vrain students, partners reintroduce redbelly dace into wild

While “innovation” in the Innovation Center’s name conjures up images of robotics and aeronautics and other high-tech fields, it doesn’t exclude conservation. “Although it’s not a biology center or an ecology center, they’re innovating how to raise these fish,” Boulder County Parks and Open Space wildlife biologist Mac Kobza said.
Title I students’ access to technology over summer surprises school district

Title I students’ access to technology over summer surprises school district

Two Title I schools place in the top three for the first time in the MyOn Summer Reading Challenge.
Families can support kids' mental health whether they're learning remotely or at school — here's how

Families can support kids' mental health whether they're learning remotely or at school — here's how

"It may feel like a stark choice between mental or physical health. But as a family therapist and professor of educational psychology who studies resilience in families under stress, I can assure you there’s no single schooling option that guarantees a happy, healthy kid or dooms a child to despair."
Kids' school schedules have never matched parents' work obligations and pandemic is making things worse

Kids' school schedules have never matched parents' work obligations and pandemic is making things worse

"While children attend K-12 public schools for an average of 1,195 hours per year, a full-time working parent averages twice as much time, about 2,450 hours per year, working and commuting."
New SVVSD, FRCC cybersecurity program nets $494K grant

New SVVSD, FRCC cybersecurity program nets $494K grant

The cybersecurity P-TECH program will allow students to earn an associate degree alongside their high school diploma — at no cost to students.
SVVSD prepares for voluntary COVID testing for teachers and staff

SVVSD prepares for voluntary COVID testing for teachers and staff

SVVSD hopes to get teacher and staff COVID-19 test results returned within two to three days.