Dear St. Vrain Valley Schools Community,
Thank you for your continued partnership in advancing student excellence across St. Vrain Valley Schools. As you may know, in 2016, our community approved a $260 million bond to address rapid continued growth, enhance school safety, and ensure that St. Vrain Valley Schools can continue our commitment to excellence in serving our community. Bond projects are on schedule – or in many cases, ahead of schedule – as the district operations and finance departments work diligently to stay ahead of inflation and rising construction costs to ensure that we are receiving the highest value and return on our community’s investment in our schools. Due to strong financial management and advanced planning of bond projects, St. Vrain Valley Schools is using additional bond funding to construct a communitywide aquatics center.
This is a very exciting addition to our community, school system, and athletic department. The new aquatics facility will measure at 13,200 sq ft and will feature an eight lane competition pool and diving well with seating to host up to 120 spectators. The facility will be located at Silver Creek High School in Longmont and will be utilized by our entire community. It will provide many opportunities and will serve in the following roles: a practice and competition site for high school swim and dive programs across the district; an instruction site to accommodate new course offerings for students including lifeguard training, swimming I and II, and underwater robotics: and a physical therapy center for student athletes. In the future, the facility will be available as a public swimming space for classes open to St. Vrain community members.
As a member of our community, we invite you to help name our newest facility. This is a great opportunity for students and their families to shape the future of a facility that will be a part of our community for years to come. Please submit your name suggestion through the online survey. The survey will remain open until March 9. At that point, an advisory committee will review name suggestions which will be brought to district leadership and then voted on by the Board of Education at the April 14 Board of Education Session.
You can visit St. Vrain’s Athletics, Activities, and Fine Arts webpage to learn more about our newest facility. Again, thank you again for your continued support. We are beyond excited to expand our opportunities for our students and student-athletes across St Vrain Valley Schools.
Chase McBride, Executive Director of Athletics, Fine Arts, PE and Health
St. Vrain Valley Schools