Superintendent’s Seat 8-13-2019

Hooray! It is that time of year again. Time to go back to school. I love this time of year and I love the first day of school in particular. After 40 years of being a teacher, principal and superintendent, I continue to be grateful and excited to see:
• the “big yellow cheese” rolling down the streets, once again, filled with eager students
• Peakview and Gardner parking lots busy with parents dropping off and/or escorting their children to the building
• Teachers waiting eagerly for their new class members to arrive so they can immediately begin to build that positive relationship with their students
• Administrators beaming with pride of the incredibly talented faculties they have put together and hoping for an exceptional day
• Food service personnel incredibly busy and excited about day 1 breakfast and lunch
• HS students walking in with swag perhaps glad because they are seniors or no longer Freshmen
• Custodial and maintenance personnel proud of the work they completed to ensure safe, clean, comfortable buildings and grounds
• New, as well as, familiar faces to the District as they enter the building with smiling faces
• Secretaries busy attending to parents and or students needing assistance all the while hidden behind all the collected or yet to be distributed mountains of paperwork
• Parents and guardians smiling and happy that the day has come, proud of their children and hoping for their success and positive relationships with others.
It is in the air and I for one am glad to see it. I am so proud of our school district and proud to be one of the many employees. I am thankful for our wonderful employees, students and parents.
I encourage all parents to be highly involved in your children’s education and it can start on day one. I hope all of you will consider building strong, positive relationships with your child’s teacher(s) by communicating early and often and providing positive support to our teachers and administrators.
I thank you. Let us all have a safe, positive and fulfilling school year.

Michael Moore/Superintendent
Huerfano RE-1 School District

Registration times:


Correct days for enrollment of students.

8/1 and 8/5 – Peakview School 9:00-11:00 & 1:00-3:00
8/7 and 8/8 Gardner School – 8:30-11:30 & 12:30-3:00

8/7 and 8/8 JMHS (by class level)
8/7 – 10:00 – 2:00 Seniors / 3:30-6:00 Juniors
8/8 – 10:00-2:00 Sophomores / 3:30-6:00 Freshmen
Times are subject to change. Please call the school for any time changes in registratio

Superintendent Moore

2019 School Board Director Elections

*****Revised********Huerfano School District RE-1 shall conduct its regular biennial school election on November 5, 2019.

A call for nominations shall be published after August 7, 2019.

Interested prospective candidates may obtain election paperwork starting Wednesday August 7th at the following location :

Huerfano School District Office, 201 East 5th Street, Room 10, Walsenburg, CO 81089.

719-738-1520 x 102

August 7th  7:30- 8:00 AM or 3:30 to 4:30 PM

August 8, 12, 13, 14  from 7:30 to 4:00 PM

August 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29  from 7:30 to 5:00 PM

Prospective candidates will need to bring their photo I.D. Current voter registration of the candidate will be verified and a background check will need to be scheduled at the earliest convenience. A Notice of Intent to be A Candidate will be signed and filed to obtain their petition packet. Completed packets should be returned before August 30th.

Attached below is a link to Policy BBBA- Board Member Qualifications and the 2019 School Board Candidate Guide

Policy BBBA Board Member Qualifications

https://casb.memberclicks.net/assets/docs/Informational-Documents/School%20board%20Candidate%20Guide.pdf

Please call or email Tara Burke, Designated Election Official, at 719-738-1520 x 102 or su.oc1566563358.21k.1566563358onafr1566563358euh@e1566563358krubt1566563358">su.oc1566563358.21k.1566563358onafr1566563358euh@e1566563358krubt1566563358 with any questions.

 

 

Summer Meal Sites

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides free breakfast, lunch, snack and supper to youth in Colorado all summer long. Anyone 18 years of age and younger is welcome to eat a meal with their friends at participating sites throughout the summer.

Call the Hunger Free Colorado Food Resource Hotline toll-free at (855) 855-4626 to be connected to food resources in Colorado.

Click on the link below for a map of nearby sites for summer food programs.

kidsfoodfinder.org

Below are some nearby sites offering the Summer Food Service Program

Sponsoring Organization Pueblo Community College
Address 900 W. Orman Avenue Pueblo, CO 81004
Date Open 6/10/2019
Date Closed 8/9/2019
Days of Operation M, T, W, TH, F
Comments Site closed July 4, 2019 for HolidayOpen to only trio upward bound July 1, 2, 3, 5Return to open site operations on July 8, 2019
Meal Types Served B L
Breakfast Time 8:00 to 9:00
Lunch Time 11:00 to 12:30
Site Phone Number (719) 549-3098
Sponsoring Organization SIERRA GRANDE R-30
Address US Highway 160 & CR 17 Blanca, CO 81123
Date Open 6/3/2019
Date Closed 8/8/2019
Days of Operation M, T, W, TH
Comments Closed July 1 – 5, 2019 , Closed July 22-25, 2019
Meal Types Served B L
Breakfast Time 8:00 to 9:30
Lunch Time 11:00 to 13:00
Site Phone Number (719) 379-3259
Sponsoring Organization PUEBLO CITY 60
Address 2525 S. Pueblo Boulevard Pueblo, CO 81005
Date Open 6/10/2019
Date Closed 7/26/2019
Days of Operation M, T, W, TH, F
Comments No service July 4th
Meal Types Served L
Lunch Time 12:15 to 12:45
Site Phone Number (719) 595-4282
Sponsoring Organization TRINIDAD 1
Address 614 Park St Trinidad, CO 81082
Date Open 6/10/2019
Date Closed 8/2/2019
Days of Operation M, T, W, TH, F
Comments Closed July 3-5 2019
Meal Types Served L
Lunch Time 11:00 to 13:00
Site Phone Number (719) 845-2051

Re-1 Flood Evacuation Procedures

Dear Parents,

We would like to inform you at this time of our flood evacuation procedures. When we receive a code red or the town siren goes off we will begin our evacuation and reunification plan.

All students from John Mall and Peakview will be evacuated to the Peakview gym. Walsenburg students that attend Gardner school will be transported from Gardner school to Peakview gym. Students that live in Gardner and attend school in Walsenburg will be transported to Gardner school gym where you will be able to pick up your child. When all students and staff are accounted for we will begin our reunification with parents.

Notification will be sent by robocall and other media sources to notify you of the evacuation and reunification. Please do not come to the school until you have received notification to come and pick up your child.

Which means at this time, we need to have all updated contact information. This is very important to us to be able to reunite you with your children. When you come to pick up your child remember to bring identification with you. Please tell any of your contacts on your child’s emergency card that they should also bring identification to be able to pick up your child.

When arriving at the school, please follow the direction of the staff that will be dressed in safety vests. Our goal is to reunite families together safely. We thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at the district office.

Sincerely,

Rhonda Hribar, Bookkeeper
Risk Management Coordinator

Huerfano Re-1 Flood Evacuation Procedures PDF

2019 CMAS Testing Information

Policy IKA-E parent request for exemption from State Assessments Form – Click Here for the form. Completed forms should be returned to the principal’s office or district office.

CMAS parent letter 2019

Dear parents,

That time of year is here again to begin preparing for the annual statewide assessments. Our 3rd through 8th graders soon will begin taking the statewide assessments that are aligned to the Colorado Academic Standards and measure real world skills like problem-solving, communicating and thinking critically, all essential for success in college and careers. These assessments, examine students’ knowledge in English language arts, math, science and social studies and will be given over a three-week window between April 9 and April 26.

Colorado ninth-graders will take the PSAT 8-9 as the statewide assessment in English language arts and math. Colorado’s 10th-grade students will continue to take the PSAT 10, and 11th-grade students will take the SAT. 

The overall goal is to ensure all students are prepared for college or careers when they leave high school. These tests provide a snapshot of how our students are progressing toward that goal and how our teachers can better help them achieve it. It is also important to remember these tests are just one measure of a student’s progress, but they are the only common measurement that helps parents understand how their children are doing compared with their peers around the state, how the school is performing and how the district is doing overall. Data from the tests also helps policymakers identify what schools or districts need more help and which ones should be celebrated for their successes.

But the information is only good if students take the assessments. In recent years, the state has worked to reduce the number and length of tests for our students in an effort to answer the call from parents who were unhappy about the overload.

State law requires local school boards to develop a policy allowing parents to excuse their students from participating in 1 or more state assessments. Thus, districts cannot impose negative consequences on students or parents if a parent excuses their student from an assessment. Likewise, districts cannot impose burdens on students to discourage them from participating in an assessment. However, Huerfano RE-1 encourages parents to have all children take the assessments. We need to meet the 95% threshold of students testing in order to avoid any decline in our schools or district accreditation ratings.

We strongly encourage all students to take all tests so that we may have an accurate, positive outcome for all. Opt-out forms are available at all schools via the school secretary/Principal. Prior to completing an opt-out form it is necessary to consult with the school Principal.

Parents, please consider that your child/children:

  • Are well rested by getting enough sleep so as to be alert and at their physical/mental best to test
  • Are nutritionally sound by eating a proper breakfast and lunch at school or at home
  • Are motivated to make every effort to do their very best

I thank you for considering that all children take all assessments and that all children attempt to do their very best. Good luck to all! 

Respectfully,

Michael J Moore

Superintendent Huerfano RE-1 School District

Huerfano County Flood Prep and Pre-Registration

This post is in cooperation with the Huerfano County Office of Emergency Management.

They strongly advise everyone who may be impacted by flooding to sign up for Pre Registration – Dates are available are as follows:

Walsenburg Residents please go to the Community Center located at 928 Russell Street in Walsenburg on the following dates:

  • Friday, March 8, 2019  8:00am-10:00am
  • Friday, March 15, 2019  8:00am-10:00am
  • Friday, March 22, 2019 8:00am-10:00am
  • Friday, March 29, 2019  8:00am-10:00am

Here is the flier and the maps provided by Huerfano OEM.

Pre Registration & Maps

For More information, including many other resources, please visit http://fire.huerfano.us