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Technology System Maintenance and Outage - March 19

This weekend, the St. Vrain District Technology team will be continuing to upgrade, enhance and maintain our technology infrastructure and some systems may be temporarily unavailable for student, parent or staff access. If you have any questions, please contact the St. Vrain Help Desk at helpdesk@svvsd.org or 303-702-7730.

St. Vrain to host four School Safety/Bond Community Meetings

Dear St. Vrain Valley Families:

Thank you for your continued partnership as we work together to advance the well-being and academic success of our students. We are very fortunate to have such committed families, outstanding students and dedicated teachers and staff that make our community a highly engaging and supportive environment for our children to thrive.

Delayed Start Today, February 2, Due to Inclement Weather

Due to deteriorating road conditions, the district is implementing a delayed start for TODAY, February 2. A delayed start means that schools and busses will begin 2.5 hours later than regularly scheduled start times. School days delayed due to inclement weather also require the following service adjustments:

Preschool:

  • Morning: Will be canceled
  • Afternoon: Will follow normal schedules

Kindergarten Programs:

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.

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.

Longmont's Skyline High students build shark measuring device for Boulder researcher

Two Skyline High seniors are fine-tuning an underwater shark measuring device that will be used later this month in research.

Alejandro Coronado and Marco Guerrero, who are part of St. Vrain Valley's aquatics robotics team at the school district's Innovation Center, created the device for Boulder-based Ocean First Institute executive director Mikki McComb-Kobza.

St. Vrain 'super school' proposal in running for $10M grant

The St. Vrain Valley School District — plus two Boulder groups — are all waiting to find out if their ideas for a high school will win a $10 million grant from Laurene Powell Jobs' challenge.

Jobs, the widow of Apple's Steve Jobs, earlier this year promised to donate $50 million and issued a challenge — dubbed the XQ Super School Project — to communities to reimagine the American high school.

The winners are expected to be announced in August.

Race to the Top recipients take SVVSD learning tour

Jalali Hartman said Thursday that prior to working with St. Vrain Valley students, he didn't know what they'd be capable of, but that he was ultimately impressed. He even joked that he has been left wondering why he needs to hire anyone.

St. Vrain Valley students build prototypes to solve world problems

St. Vrain Valley elementary students this week dreamed up sprawling, cardboard school playground prototypes that included pools, zip lines, rocks walls, carousels and tunnels.

They used pipe cleaners, bottle caps, Popsicle sticks and various other bits and pieces to represent their design ideas, then presented to other students and talked about what changes they would make if they had more time.

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