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St. Vrain elementary schools full on first day of return to in-person learning; wrestling season scratched

St. Vrain elementary schools full on first day of return to in-person learning; wrestling season scratched

“It really was an inspirational moment to see all those kids, it was great,” Superintendent Don Haddad said during county COVID briefing. Dr. Chris Urbina, Boulder County Public Health’s chief medical officer, apologized for making the controversial decision to shut down high school wrestling in the district. 
Teachers vaccination efforts will pause after Colorado emphasizes older adults should go first

Teachers vaccination efforts will pause after Colorado emphasizes older adults should go first

The updated direction will halt vaccination of school staff and other essential workers in Colorado after this week, said Karen Miller, the nurse vaccine manager for the TriCounty Health Department, which serves Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas counties.
After a first semester of much change, some SVVSD parents gladly welcome in-person learning, others remain hesitant

After a first semester of much change, some SVVSD parents gladly welcome in-person learning, others remain hesitant

The district did not disclose how many students are returning to school and how many will continue learning remotely. It did, however, say the numbers it expects today are similar to what it saw at the start of the first semester before the switch back to fully remote learning in November.
Do schools spread COVID? It may depend on how bad things already are around them

Do schools spread COVID? It may depend on how bad things already are around them

Two new studies mark the most rigorous efforts yet to understand the link between schools and COVID spread in the U.S.
Colorado teachers move up on COVID-19 vaccine priority list

Colorado teachers move up on COVID-19 vaccine priority list

The new plan places teachers in Tier 1B, along with people 70 and older, health care workers who don’t work directly with COVID patients, and first responders like police, firefighters, and funeral workers. People with pre-existing conditions remain in Tier 2.
SVVSD digital innovation gets business recognition

SVVSD digital innovation gets business recognition

The staff at SVVSD have prepared students for more than online learning through their dedication to digital innovation.
7 Colorado education stories to watch in 2021

7 Colorado education stories to watch in 2021

The pandemic’s effects will continue to be felt through much of 2021. Will school districts reopen and stay open? How will we address learning loss? Will students from low-income families pursue deferred college dreams.
'The sky is the limit:' SVVSD's homeless liaison draws on his own life experiences to help others achieve

'The sky is the limit:' SVVSD's homeless liaison draws on his own life experiences to help others achieve

After coming to the U.S. with very little, Luis Alberto Chavez Hernandez has worked hard to help families struggling with homelessnes through SVVSD.
10 questions about the new stimulus deal for schools, answered

10 questions about the new stimulus deal for schools, answered

If the measure does become law, what will it mean for school reopening, learning loss, and your school district?
Colorado lawmakers promise enrollment drop won’t hurt school funding

Colorado lawmakers promise enrollment drop won’t hurt school funding

Colorado lawmakers set school funding levels in the spring based on estimates and then adjust them early in the following calendar year based on actual enrollment and local property tax collections. This can mean more or less money for school districts in the middle of a school year.