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Parent Engagement

St. Vrain Valley School District’s Special Education Department values building relationships with parents and connecting with families. Some of the ways we do this is through the resources we provide and our strong partnerships throughout the community.


What’s New?

Application Season is Here!

Inclusive higher education programs are opening up their applications for the 2023-2024 school year, and we want to keep you in the loop. If you or your loved one with ID is interested in going to college next year, check out these important dates and links to get the application process started. 

University of Northern Colorado – GOAL

University of Colorado Colorado Springs – Office of Inclusive Service (OIS)

Arapahoe Community College – Elevate

For ongoing application updates and additional resources for families, check out IN!’s Application Information blog and Fall 2023 Application Details Flyer


Parent Engagement Series – New for 2022-2023!

We are pleased to announce that we are hosting a monthly Parent Engagement Series to help parents navigate the systems both in and outside the school district. Sessions will focus on supporting families in planning for their student’s pathway to adulthood. Parents of students of all ages are welcome to attend, as well as district teachers and providers.

View the full series of Events (English & Spanish)

SEPTEMBER: Ignite! Initiating the Transition Process

Date: Wednesday, September 7th
Time: 5pm – 7pm
Location: Main Street School Auditorium, 820 Main Street, Longmont CO, 80530
RSVP Here (Spanish)

Strategic Higher Education Presents:  Initiate!
Launch a journey toward independence each student can aspire toward! Learn about programs and opportunities and understand how to initiate the process of future planning for your student. 

OCTOBER: The Bridge to Employment and Independence

Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Time: 5pm – 7pm
Location: Main Street School Auditorium, 820 Main Street, Longmont CO, 80530
RSVP Here (Spanish)

Community Partners Present: The Bridge to Employment and Independence

Presentations from:

  • School to Work Alliance Program (SWAP)
  • The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Community Partnerships:

  • Joy House

SWAP/DVR Presentation

SWAP Video

Getting Started with DVR Video

NOVEMBER: Motivate! Connecting supports to Thrive

Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Time: 5pm-7pm
Location: Main Street School Auditorium, 820 Main Street, Longmont CO, 80530
RSVP Here (Spanish)

Strategic Higher Education Presents: Motivate!
The connection between emotional health, motivation, and an individual’s ability to thrive in career and relationships are profoundly connected.  A deeper understanding of emotions, trauma, and resilience empowers us to get clear about the choices that are possible and the supports that are necessary.

DECEMBER: The INs and OUTs of In district programs and Outside Agencies

Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Time: 5pm-7pm
Location: Virtual via Zoom (Zoom Instructions)
RSVP Here (Spanish)

SVVSD & Community Partners Present: The Ins and Outs of In District Programs & Outside Agencies

Case Management Services to assist a person in accessing necessary services and supports to meet their needs. Hear from community partners surrounding: eligibility, services, support coordination, and resources.

Presentations from:

FEBRUARY: Educate! Next Steps in Education & Training

Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Time: 5pm-7pm
Location: **Updated: Virtual – Via Zoom
ID: 97403678818
Passcode: 64HvzG

RSVP Here (Spanish)

Strategic Higher Education Presents: Educate!

Regardless of what is next on our life’s journey, education and training will continue to be critical partners throughout. Academic and vocational learning options offer employment progression, personal development, and social engagement. Creating strong relationships with these organizations early supports lifelong engagement.

Academic & Training Pathway Exploration 

  • 2 SHE academic partners 
  • 2 SHE Vocational preparation partners

Check back for resources and links available after the event.

MARCH: Higher Education Opportunities Night

Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Time: 5pm-7pm
Location: Longmont High School,1040 Sunset St., Longmont, CO
RSVP Here (Spanish)

Community Partners Present: Higher Education Night

Creating pathways to college for students with disabilities.

Higher Education Agencies Presenting:

  • University of Northern Colorado – Go On And Learn (GOAL)
  • Front Range Community College – TRIO
  • Additional Opportunities to be Announced

Check back for resources and links available after the event.

APRIL: Activate! Push beyond Planning and start Living

Date: April 5, 2023
Time: 5pm-7pm
Location: Main Street School Auditorium, 820 Main Street, Longmont CO, 80530
RSVP Here (Spanish)

Strategic Higher Education Presents: Activate!

Knowing better does not activate through doing more and better. It is time to push forward beyond planning the future to start living it. Whether it is employment, internship or summer training programs, it is time to “Carpe Diem.”

  • Employment & Internship Opportunities
  • Community-based Summer Programs
  • SHE Summer Series Programs

Check back for resources and links available after the event.

MAY: Resource Fair

Date: May 3, 2023
Time: 5pm-7pm
Location: Skyline High School, 600 E Mountain View Ave., Longmont
RSVP Here (Spanish)

Community Partners Present: Resource Fair

Learn, Explore and Interact with a variety of businesses who are serving, supporting, and employing our neurodiverse community members and students.

  • Local Small Businesses
  • Employers with large programs serving neurodiverse employees
  • Companies and Community partners supporting students and families of students with disabilities

~Details Coming Soon~

Check back for resources and links available after the event.

St. Vrain Special Education Department also partners with outside agencies and community partners to share events. Learn more>>>


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