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Erie PK-8 - Opening Fall 2018
- Building Size: 131,000 sq ft
- Site: 22 acres of site development
- Construction Cost: $40,000,000
- Construction Begins: March of 2017
- Construction Ends: Fall of 2018
- School Capacity: ~900 students
We would like to extend a special thanks to the community, students and district staff who participated in the Design Advisory Group that helped with the design of this 21st-century learning environment.
Cyrus Weinberger, Principal | Email
As a teacher and administrator, I am deeply committed to supporting students to achieve their best. I look forward to developing exciting opportunities for our students as well as collaborating with parents, professional partners, and the community to create a robust learning environment that not only challenges, but encourages our students.
Jennifer Conrad, Assistant Principal | Email
It is with tremendous gratitude that I begin my tenure as the Assistant Principal at the Erie PK-8 school. I greatly anticipate the work serving preschool children to middle school adolescents. I look forward to working with the Erie community to develop a school climate of trust, safety and learning, and an exemplary learning environment that meets the needs of the whole child.
Cindi Crowder, Administrative Assistant | Email
I'm a Colorado native. I grew up on a farm and went to the University of Colorado at Boulder where I earned a degree in Broadcast Journalism. After graduating, I worked in the mortgage industry for eight years where I met my husband, Brian. We have two great, amazing, sweet, kind boys, Zach and Alex. In my free time, I like to ski, camp, boat, and spend time with my family and friends.
I am honored to be a part of the growth and development of this school. I look forward to seeing how our kids will bloom with the opportunities on the horizon.
The Erie PK-8 Leadership Team is being developed through a series of interviews. The Team will be comprised of teachers from many grade levels, specialists, SPED, and counseling. Our Leadership Team will work together with the building administration in developing the vision and mission for the Erie PK-8 as well as the focus, instruction and curriculum, and school culture and climate. The Leadership Team will begin their work together in January. We will also be adding 2-4 parents to the Leadership Team.
Students who desire to attend a school or program outside of their designated attendance area may apply for Open Enrollment/Nonresidence authorization for the school or program of their choice. In order to apply, an Open Enrollment/Nonresident Application must be filled out.
St. Vrain Valley Schools is excited to open two new schools for the 2018-2019 school year. Elementary 27 in Wyndham Hill neighborhood and a new PK-8 in Erie, north of Erie High School. Open enrollment for these two schools will primarily be completed online for the 2018-2019 school year; however, paper forms can be obtained at Erie High School.
General Enrollment Information
To register for school, a new student must be:
- a resident of the District (proof of residency required) - if you are not a resident of the district, please see open enrollment instructions below
- between the ages of 5 and 21 years
- 5 years old on or before October 1 for kindergarten or 6 years old on or before October 1 for first grade
The new student must have:
- a birth certificate or its equivalent
- up-to-date immunization records or statement of exemption
- proof of residency
- name, address, and telephone number of last school attended
New to St. Vrain Valley Schools?
Use our Online Registration Portal.
Does your child currently attend a school within St. Vrain Valley and live within the attendance area of our school?
Use our school's Intent to Enroll Form
Your registration is NOT complete until Erie PK-8 has received notification of online registration as well as all required documentation listed above. Please email Cindi Crowder with your online application number. You will receive an application number in an auto-generated email once your application is complete.
Preschool Registration (refer to General Enrollment)
The window for preschool registration is between January 2, 2017 and January 13, 2017; however, students can continue to register for preschool throughout the school year, until programs are full. Preschoolers must be three or four years of age on or before October 1, 2017 to enroll.
NOTE:A $65 registration fee is required. This can be paid at Erie High School, located at 3180 County Road 5, in Erie. Cash or checks are accepted.
Kindergarten Registration (Refer to General Enrollment)
Kindergarten Registration begins December 1. A Kindergarten student must be 5 years old on or before October 1.
Full Day Kindergarten is tuition based. Tuition is $295 and is due the first of every month. All Kindergarten enrollees will be placed in their first choice (Full Day/AM/PM) if possible. If necessary, a lottery will be used. If you would prefer, you can complete a paper enrollment. Paper enrollment packets may be picked up in the office at Erie High School.
Please use our Kindergarten Preference Form to indicate your interest in full-day, AM or PM Kindergarten. A deposit of $145 will need to be received to reserve full-day kindergarten slots.
NOTE: Deposits should be dropped off at Erie High School, located at 3180 County Road 5, in Erie. All parcels should be addressed to the attention of Cindi Crowder. Cash or checks are accepted.
Please join us as we partner with the community to shape the mission and vision for Erie's newest school. Learn about the strengths of a PK-8 model. We will be gathering input about programing preferences and then move onto highlighting building design features as well a construction preview. This will also be an opportunity to ask questions.
- Dec 5, 6:00 p.m., Erie Community Center, Briggs Room
- Jan 9, 6:00 p.m., Erie High School Cafeteria
- Feb 6, 6:00 p.m., Erie High School Cafeteria
- Mar 15, 5:30 p.m., Black Rock Elementary
- Apr 10, 5:30 p.m., Colliers Hill Clubhouse
- May 15, 6:00 p.m. Erie Highlands Clubhouse
Registration and Enrollment
Open Enrollment December 1 to January 16School Name, Mascot and Colors
Beginning in January, the Erie Community will have the opportunity to provide input on the name of the school, its mascot and school colors. Details to come.
All submissions will be reviewed by a committee comprised of community members, parents, educator and students. The committee will present a recommendation of a minimum of three names to the Board for consideration. The Board will have the final decision regarding the facility name.
When will the new Erie PK-8 open?
Erie's new PK-8, located just north of Erie High School, will open in the fall of 2018.
When will the boundaries of the Erie PK-8 be decided upon?
St. Vrain Valley Schools follows an organized process for modifying new school boundaries. Feedback collected from community members and district officials is combined with data accumulated by St. Vrain's planning department on growth/capacity, transportation and safety factors, neighborhood considerations and educational focus program impacts, to formulate approximately three boundary scenarios. Public boundary discussions are then conducted throughout the community to acquire feedback on each scenario. This feedback is heavily considered by St. Vrain's planning department and included in the report to the Board of Education. Initial boundary discussions were conducted in October. A final recommendation will be presented to the Board of Education on November 15.
What schools will Erie PK-8 feed into?
Part of the boundary analysis will include consideration of appropriate feeder schools. The specific pathway in which schools feed into and out of the Erie PK-8 will be finalized once new school boundaries have been adopted by the Board of Education.
When will the name of the school be decided? How is the school named?
The process for naming a school is a matter deserving thoughtful and serious consideration. School facilities may be named for a geographical area, community location or in honor of a deceased individual who has made a significant contribution to the field of education at either the local, state or national level. An advisory committee led by the school's principal will be formed to solicit community input for naming or renaming a school. Community involvement is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2018. A final recommendation will be proposed to the Board of Education prior to the start of the 2018-2019 school year.
When will the school's colors and mascot be chosen?
An advisory committee led by the school's principal will be formed to solicit community input for the school's mascot and colors. Community involvement is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2018. A final recommendation will be proposed to the Board of Education prior to the start of the 2018-2019 school year.
Will the Erie PK-8 offer preschool?
Preschool for both three and four-year-olds will be offered; however, the specific schedule for preschool has yet to be determined. For more information about St. Vrain Valley Schools' preschool program, visit svvsd.org/preschool.
Will the Erie PK-8 offer full-day kindergarten?
Full-day kindergarten is expected for the Erie PK-8. The specific number of classes and full schedule has has yet to be determined. Kindergarten registration begins in December/January each year. For more details visit the district website at svvsd.org/schools/enrollment-registration.
Will the school have an instructional focus?
An advisory committee led by the school's principal will be formed to solicit community input for the school's overall focus and instructional programming.Planning and community involvement is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2018.
Will my student be bussed?
Busing routes and schedules for the Erie PK-8 will become clear once new school boundaries have been adopted by the Board of Education.
Will there be before- and after-school childcare?
The Erie PK-8 will partner with Community Schools to provide licensed before and after school child care. Additionally, the school will offer a variety of enrichment activities based on interests of parents and students.
What other programs will be offered — gifted and talented, special education, etc.?
An advisory committee led by the school's principal will be formed to solicit community input for the school's overall focus and instructional programming.
More to come.
Thank you for your interest in Erie PK-8! We look forward to connecting with you!
3180 County Rd 5
Erie, CO 80516
Cyrus Weinberger, Principal
Jennifer Conrad, Assistant Principal
Cindi Crowder, Administrative Assistant