Reminder: Tomorrow, Wednesday August 22, 2018 is an early release day for all Students. We will be releasing at 3:00pm.
Huerfano School district’s first day of school is on Tuesday,August 14th, 2018.
Breakfast begins at 7:30.
Junior high and high school classes start at 7:43am.
Elementary begin at 8:00.
Release times are:
Peakview and Gardner: 3:45pm
Huerfano Re-1 Schoold District Temporary Suspension of Walsenburg to Gardner School Bus Runs
Due to the unfortunate and unpredictable health situation of the current scheduled bus driver and having no available substitute drivers the bus run from Walsenburg to Gardner School is suspended until further notice.
We are currently advertising for a bus driver with a valid CDL. Applications are being accepted.
Families and students will have options:
1. Continue attending Gardner school yet providing your own transportation to and from school. The suggestion would be to carpool.
2. Register at Peakview Elementary for the 2018-2019 school year.
Thank you for understanding the nature of this unfortunate situation and resulting transportation issue/decision.
Michael J Moore
The July 9th Board meeting has been canceled. There is so much uncertainty and unpredictability with these wildfires, some employees and board members either in pre-evacuation or evacuation areas, community helping others and the fact that these fires have pretty much dominated much of our days it is best to cancel. The board will meet again on Monday, July 23rd. Thank you and be very safe.
The Huerfano Re-1 Distribution of Mill Levy Override Revenue Plan (House Bill 17-1375) can be found on our “Financial Transparency” Page, on via the link below.
House Bill 17-1375 – Distribution of Mill Levy Override Revenue Plan
You can find the 2018-2019 School Calendar here. It was approved by the Re-1 Board of Education on April 23, 2018.
Phone lines may be down for John Mall, Peakview, BOCES and our district administration office for a short period of time today to finish the transition from CenturyLink provided phone services to SECOM.
Calls from Land-based lines are not currently connecting to the district admin office, however cell calls are.
We are working with SECOM to get these issues resolved quickly. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Due to the severity of the wind and multiple reported accidents on the highway, students will be released today at 2:30pm.
We want to get students home safely before any potential closures of area highways occurs. Thank you.
https://ift.tt/2GywEpD Due to poor weather conditions today’s baseball game against Centauri has been cancelled.
from Huerfano School District Re-1
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.
- Policy IKA (This is the policy defining what a state assessment means to the District)
- Policy IKA-R (This is the Regulation, or how the School District will use/enforce the policy)
- Policy IKA-E (This is the Exibit, or THE FORM needed to be returned) [updated 3/5/2018]
It is hard to believe that the 2017-18 school year is more than half over and we are now preparing for the annual statewide assessments to begin.
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 skills essential for success in college and careers. These assessments, called the Colorado Measures of Academic Success tests, 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 27.
This spring, Colorado ninth-graders will take the PSAT as the statewide assessment in English language arts and math. The PSAT replaces the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) tests in English language arts and math for students in the ninth grade. Colorado’s 10th-grade students will continue to take the PSAT, 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.
|Subject/Assessment Name||Grade Levels||Administration Date|
|English Language Arts/Literacy||Grades 3-8||April 9-27|
|Math||Grades 3-8||April 9-27|
|Science||Grades 5, 8 and 11||April 9-27|
* Sampling approximately 1/3 of schools participating
|Grades 4 and 7||April 9-27|
|PSAT||Grades 9 and 10||April 10, 11, 12|
|SAT||Grade 11||April 10|
*Each school will have a more specific test calendar indicating what subject areas are given on what days.
I thank you for considering that all children take all assessments and that all children attempt to do their very best.
Michael J Moore
Superintendent Huerfano RE-1 School District