St. Vrain Valley Schools is one of the fastest growing and most innovative school districts in the nation. This is a result of strong leadership and a commitment to strengthening infrastructure, technology, high-quality instruction and overall student achievement.
This success is also built upon interconnected partnerships with our teachers, staff, students, parents, business and corporate partners, and elected officials. As St.
Coal Ridge Middle School will have an activity bus that will run daily. The bus will depart at 4:30 pm so that students are able to participate in our wide variety of clubs and after school activities. Most of the after school clubs and activities will end by 4:25 pm so that students will be able to ride the bus home. The activity bus will make five stops arriving at the following times and locations:
New in 2018-19! In order to keep learning as the primary focus and encourage socializing while at school, we will be asking that all personal electronic devices stay off and away during the school day, this includes lunch time and passing periods. We will encourage students to engage in face-to-face contact with peers and friends while at school.
Research has found that student achievement increases when personal devices are put away during the day.
Technology is such an integral part of daily operations that is second nature to our students. This generation of students will be the first to never know life before the internet or cell phones. For parents and guardians, navigating these new opportunities can also bring uncertainties of how to have conversations about technology use at school and home.
Accidents happen! The SVVSD Optional iPad Insurance Program for secondary students covers many of the costs associated with a damaged or lost iPad. This year, the cost has been lowered to $25 AND includes new levels of coverage. Plus, students who opt into insurance this year will be able to exchange a non-functioning cable for a new one at no cost! Use this link to learn more.
In May of 2016, Nutrition Services and School Wellness applied for USDA’s HealthierUS School Challenge awards for all of our middle schools and high schools that participate in the National School Breakfast and National School Lunch program.
The HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms is a voluntary certification initiative that recognizes schools creating healthier school environments through promotion of nutrition and physical activity.
One of the most important institutions in our society is public education. Of the approximately 55 million K-12 aged children in the United States, it is estimated that 90 percent are enrolled in public schools. Second only to parenting, the longstanding institution of public education will have the greatest influence on America’s future.
In Colorado, we’ve experienced an ongoing discussion around the adequacy of resources for our public schools with mixed results.