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Philanthropic group in talks to provide free COVID tests to St. Vrain teachers, staff

Philanthropic group in talks to provide free COVID tests to St. Vrain teachers, staff

The effort by Gary Community Investments is to ensure classes will open on time and stay open even as the COVID-19 threat continues, said CEO Mike Johnston. 
Even with St. Vrain Valley safety plan in place, 'fear of the unknown' lingers as back-to-school date nears

Even with St. Vrain Valley safety plan in place, 'fear of the unknown' lingers as back-to-school date nears

District assurances still aren’t quelling the dread many teachers and school staff members are feeling as the new school year approaches, said Susie Hidalgo-Fahring, a Longmont City Council member who will teach third grade this year at Indian Peaks Elementary.
Graduation day finally arrives in St. Vrain Valley School District

Graduation day finally arrives in St. Vrain Valley School District

In outdoor ceremonies held simultaneously at 9 a.m. at high school fields throughout the district, grads got their diplomas and to the applause of much smaller crowds than those of ceremonies prior to the coronavirus pandemic.
St. Vrain plans hybrid of at-home, in-person learning for return to school in August

St. Vrain plans hybrid of at-home, in-person learning for return to school in August

“With the hybrid model we have a series of things to mitigate risk,” Superintendent Don Haddad said. “We know we will never fully mitigate 100% of all risk.”
FRCC's Center for Integrated Manufacturing back in the business of in-person learning

FRCC's Center for Integrated Manufacturing back in the business of in-person learning

The Center for Integrated Manufacturing is the only college facility in the state with four advanced manufacturing programs under one roof, according to FRCC officials.
New Montessori School Opens Amid Covid Crisis

New Montessori School Opens Amid Covid Crisis

Starting slow with a reduced number of children, the school hopes to reach 50 students in the fall.
St. Vrain Valley school board to meet with county health officials as it finalizes plans for coming year

St. Vrain Valley school board to meet with county health officials as it finalizes plans for coming year

Meeting with Boulder County Public Health experts aimed at making needed updates to tentative plan announced last month.
St. Vrain Valley superintendent stresses masks part of plan for coming school year

St. Vrain Valley superintendent stresses masks part of plan for coming school year

“I want to make this point very clear, that masks will be worn by students all through pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, “ St. Vrain Valley School District Superintendent Don Haddad said during a video session with the board on Wednesday. 
High school marching band 2020 competition season canceled in response to COVID

High school marching band 2020 competition season canceled in response to COVID

Despite the 2020 competitive season being canceled, the association stressed this is not the end of music programs for the coming school year: “(The decision) certainly is not a death knell for instrumental music. This will provide an opportunity for all of us to seek new ideas, activities, instructional processes that will enhance the growth of instrumental music education.”
St. Vrain Valley School District announces plans for high school graduation ceremonies

St. Vrain Valley School District announces plans for high school graduation ceremonies

The ceremonies, with some exceptions, will be at 9 a.m. July 25 at individual school fields or stadiums. Graduates will each be limited to two guests who live in their households.