August is always an exciting time in St. Vrain Valley Schools, filled with anticipation of the start of another outstanding academic year. As I reflect on this past year, I am extremely proud of the immeasurable achievements of our students, teachers and staff. As we move forward together, we will continue to advance high-quality learning for all of our students.
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.
This week, St. Vrain Valley Schools welcomed approximately 32,000 students and 5,000 teachers and staff to the 2018-2019 school year. The first day of school is always full of excitement and brings back many memories for students, families and teachers alike. Share your first day of school and #imhereSVVSD moments with our community @SVVSD.
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.
Students and families throughout our communities will be able to access free lunches this summer. Meals will be provided to any child under the age of 18. Adults with a child will be able to eat at "no charge" until funding dollars run out.
Meals will be provided at Countryside Village, Roth Rock Dell Park, Kanemoto Park, Carr Park and the Longmont Youth Center. Please review the flyer for days, times and activities.