Coronavirus Supports, Safety, and Well-Being Measures
Dear St. Vrain Valley Families, As we look forward to a great second semester in St. Vrain Valley Schools, I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy New Year. Also, thank you for your ongoing support as we continue to navigate the coronavirus pandemic, and implement programs and services to support
Coronavirus Update: Second Semester
Thank you for your continued partnership and support during this challenging and complex time for our schools and community. As our students have engaged in learning remotely over the past three weeks, we have continued to closely partner with our state and county health agencies on a plan that will allow for a safer and operationally sustainable plan to return to some form of in-person learning. We have also worked closely with our community, including meeting with our Teachers Advisory Council, Parent Coronavirus Update and Advisory Committee, SVVSD Leadership and Health Services Team, Teacher’s Association Leadership, public health officials, and our Board of Education.
A Strong Competitive Advantage
“Good afternoon, Mr. Chairperson and distinguished members of the committee. My name is Katelyn Wojniak and I am a senior at Skyline High School in the St. Vrain Valley School District.” This was the opening scene as Katelyn and two fellow students from St. Vrain Valley Schools sat alongside Colorado Senate President, Kevin Grantham (R-Cañon
The next greatest generation
Schools today must be ready to meet the pace of industry to prepare students for jobs that do not even exist. We no longer ask students what they want to be when they grow up, but what problem they want to solve in the world.
Launching into the Future
On a hot, sunny Monday in June, Burlington Elementary students filled the school’s classrooms, library, and gym. The energy that permeated the building was unusual for the time of year – normally on a summer day, students might be at a community pool or lounging at home. Instead, young learners could be found listening intently to stories in reading circles, sounding out words together around small tables, and completing innovative design challenges.
What do you want to be when you grow up? For students in St. Vrain, they do not have to wait very long to start exploring career opportunities. As St. Vrain continues to blend the lines between high school and postsecondary life, students are able to explore career opportunities, earn credits and industry certifications, and receive college degrees – all while in high school.
AP for all
Advanced Placement® (AP) classes provide outstanding opportunities for students to engage in rigorous, college-level coursework preparing them for postsecondary education, while simultaneously earning college credit when they score a 3 or higher on an AP exam. AP coursework enables students to save on tuition and graduate college in less than four years.
An Entrepreneurial Mindset
Visualize an entrepreneur and what do you see? An individual in business attire? Someone speaking next to a slideshow presentation featuring line graphs and pie charts? What about a 20-year-old female who started a handcrafted electric guitar company right out of high school? Or a male high school senior who is in the thick of creating a prototype for a shoe designed to replenish electrolytes back into the body?
Launching into the future
Project Launch is just one of many strategies across St. Vrain to raise student literacy achievement and provide a stronger academic foundation in the early grades. Results from the program indicate that the intervention had a significant, positive impact on student reading skills, reflecting the power of bringing together best practices and research-based approaches to improving student learning and achievement.
School Operating on a Normal Schedule for April 18
Dear St. Vrain Valley Schools Community, Thank you for your support as we implemented school closures today alongside all Denver-metro area districts. This decision was made last night in consultation with the state’s Public Safety Office, representation from the Governor’s Office, and the FBI due to an ongoing school safety situation regarding a threat made