Dear St. Vrain Valley Community,
Thank you for your continued partnership and unwavering support which has contributed significantly to student achievement and success. I am deeply appreciative of our community, as you have consistently demonstrated your value for public education through the generous passage of several mill levy overrides and bond initiatives, among many other ways that you have strengthened our schools. Together with our excellent teachers and staff, our students are receiving the benefit of an outstanding education.
Recently, we have been hearing a lot in the national news related to demonstrations of support for public education. Toward this end, it has been brought to our attention that the Colorado Education Association (CEA) is organizing a statewide teacher rally scheduled for Friday, April 27, designed to further address important matters related to public education in Colorado.
While this is a statewide initiative organized by CEA, it will have an impact on schools in St. Vrain. In anticipation of high levels of teacher participation at the rally in Denver, we have changed Friday, April 27 to be a non-student contact day, as we will not be able to ensure adequate supervision and instruction. While it is always a difficult decision to cancel school for students, safety and quality learning experiences must be our highest priority. Therefore, this change is necessary. Normal school operations are scheduled to resume on Monday, April 30.
We will be hosting Community Schools non-school day programming at our four building sites (Black Rock, Eagle Crest, Legacy and Sanborn) during normal hours on April 27. This is for families already registered for non-school day care, and placement will be first-come, first-served based on space availability. Additionally, all after-school activities – including music performances, athletic practices and games, and other co-curricular activities – will continue as regularly scheduled unless you hear otherwise from your student’s principal. If your student attends a charter school or our APEX Homeschool Enrichment Program, please check directly with your building principal, as your school may be on a different schedule.
I am very proud of the work and commitment of our excellent teachers, staff and the entire St. Vrain Valley Schools community, and appreciate your understanding and support with this calendar adjustment. If you have any questions about this topic, please feel free to contact me directly at 303-682-7205 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for all that you do to support our students and their ongoing success.
Don Haddad, Ed.D.