Welcome to the RE-1 Valley School District website. We hope you find this site helpful in learning about student activities, student programs, individual schools and the RE-1 Valley School District. If you are in need of contacting us for District information, please call the District Office at (970)522-0792.
THANK YOU for helping to make RE-1 Valley School District a great place for students. Have a GREAT SCHOOL YEAR!
SUPPORTING STUDENTS IN TIMES OF TRAUMA
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
Wednesday, May 22, will be the last official day of school for students in the RE-1 Valley School District. Sterling High School's graduation ceremony will be on Saturday, May 25, at 10:00 a.m. in the Wally Post Gym. Caliche High School's graduation ceremony will be on Saturday, May 25, at 2:00 p.m. in the Caliche High School Gym.
As always, the RE-1 Valley Board of Education and Staff appreciate the support for District students provided by parents and the RE-1 Valley community. Thank you for helping to make the 2012-2013 school year a successful learning experience for District students.
SUPERINTENDENT SELECTION - MEDIA RELEASE - MAY 1, 2013
The Board of Education and two interview committees met with the four finalists on Saturday, April 27, for the day long interview process. Spokesmen for the interview committees shared the strengths and concerns for each candidate, but ultimately, responsibility for the decision rests with the Board of Education to employ their one employee, the Superintendent of Schools. Just minutes prior to the beginning of the special meeting Tuesday evening, the Board received word that one candidate, Mathew Neal of Edgewater, Colorado, had withdrawn his application after accepting a position in Rock Springs, Wyoming, leaving three candidates for the Board’s consideration.
Eric Windom, president of the RE-1 Valley Board of Education stated, “The Board has made this decision after a great deal of thought and consideration for what is best for the students and staff in our District.”
SAFETY TIPS FOR TRAVELING TO AND FROM SCHOOL
-Children should travel in groups
-Parents should choose the safest route for their children to travel - pay attention to appropriate lighting, pedestrian paths, and safe places to ask for help
-Parents should pick out safe places for their children to ask for help, like stores and friends' homes
-Parents should review the rules of walking and biking to school, including observing street signs, using crosswalks and looking both ways before crossing the street
-Children should not talk to strangers or get into cars with strangers
-Children should report any suspicious behavior or any behavior that makes them uncomfortable to an adult as soon as possible.
RECORDINGS OF BOARD MEETINGS
Colorado law requires Boards of Education to record meetings where a vote is taken and to maintain those records for a period of time. Patrons have been able to request a copy of current recordings from the Superintendent's office. It recently came to light that there is some public interest in these recordings of Board meetings where action and votes are taken. There are no recordings of workshops. Recordings for meetings where votes have been taken for the 2013 calendar year are now available under the "School Board" link above. When clicking on "School Board" the choice of Upcoming Board Agenda will be displayed as a link. Click on that link and go to the bottom of the webpage. Under the heading of "Department Links" one will find the Board meeting recordings for 2013 calendar year.
The RE-1 Valley School District has discussed the topic of the Endorsed Diploma for the last two years. Recently at a community meeting on this topic, Emmy Glancy, Academic Policy Officer Department of Higher Education shared information from the Colorado Endorsed Diploma Work Group. She answered questions about the benefits for student graduating from Colorado high schools as they pursue post secondary education opportunities in Colorado. On Tuesday, February 19, the Board of Education voted to "table the discussion of Endorsed Diploma until a later date."
Click here for a copy of the RE-1 Valley Endorsed Diploma DRAFT Questions and Responses.
Click here for a copy of the RE-1 Valley Endorsed Diploma DRAFT Pathways Plan Document.
For further information, contact Kim Krier at 522-0792, ext. 1225.
RE-1 VALLEY BOARD OF EDUCATION DIRECTOR DISTRICT CHANGES
The RE-1 Valley Board of Education passed a resolution at the October 1, 2012 Regular Board Meeting to approve changes in the Director Districts. The information at the bottom of this "home" page has been available to patrons since spring of 2012. The information shows population changes and redrawn boundaries to balance population representation. This population information was based on the 2010 census data. The current RE-1 Valley Board of Education Directors live in their appropriate designated area with these new boundaries. The impact will come in the Board of Education election in November of 2013 when several Director positions having potential to be on the ballot. Click here to see the current District area map. For further information, contact Kim Krier at 522-0792, ext. 1225.
STUDENT CARE AND RECOVERY TEAM
The RE-1 Valley School District Student Care and Recovery Team was established to provide direction and support to schools in meeting the emotional needs generated by a crisis situation. The purpose of the Student Care and Recovery Team is:
For a personal contact, please contact the counselor at your child’s school; Dr. Lois Christiansen at 466-1119; or Kris Schell at 466-1273.
Click here for a copy of the 2012-13 Transportation Routes for Sterling Schools. Call 522-3027 for further information regarding bus transportation.
STUDENT REGISTRATION INFORMATION
The RE-1 Valley School District will no longer allow any waiver of fees for the 2012-13 School year. The Board of Education approved a new transportation fee for all RE-1 Valley School District students to offset costs for field trips and activity trips. The RE-1 Valley Board of Education took this action to address the budget reductions for the 2012-13 school year.
2012-13 School Fees - The RE-1 Valley Board of Education approved a $5.00 transportation fee for all students to help off set costs for field trips and school activities. Click here for the various Instructional Fees for the 2012-13 school year. Families may develop a payment plan with each school to cover instructional and registration fees.
2012-13 Sports Fees - Click here for the list of Sports Fees for the 2012-13 school year.
FOOD SERVICE INFORMATION PARENT/COMMUNITY SURVEY - CHARACTER FIRST
Click here to see an update summary of follow up to the RE-1 Valley Character First Survey report.
THANK YOU to the many parents, patrons, and staff that participated in this survey process requested by the RE-1 Valley Board of Education. The Dr. Virginia Smith, Character First Research Specialist, reviewed and analyze the data. Mr. Kent Fahrenbruck, Character First Account Manager, presented the written report to the Board of Education at the regular Board meeting on June 28th. The Board will be using this information in reviewing their "core values" and planning for the future in RE-1 Valley School District. Your participating in this community survey will support the RE-1 Valley School District’s effort to better serve our community and positively impact student learning.
Click here to see a copy of the "Cultural Audit: Re-1 Valley School District" completed by Character First.
2012-2013 ACADEMIC CALENDAR
Click here for a copy of the adopted 2012-2013 RE-1 Valley Academic Calendar.
Click here for a copy of the adopted "tentative" 2013-2014 RE-1 Valley Academic Calendar.
FY 2014 BUDGET
The RE-1 Valley Board of Education hosted two budget community meetings. One on Monday, February 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the Caliche High School Library and one on Monday, March 4, at 6:30 p.m. at Sterling High School.
Click HERE for a copy of the March 2013 FY2014 budget presentation.
Click HERE to review a copy of the "Preliminary FY 2013 Budget" RE-1 Valley School District.
PARENT AND/OR GUARDIAN RESOURCES
The RE-1 Valley School District website has several "Parent Resources" in the "Parent" link on the home page. You will find information for parents about special topics in addition to links to community resources. As always, feel free to contact your child's school if you find that you need additional support for any of the topics in that "Parent" link. School staff will be able to find the correct contact to assist with supporting RE-1 Valley students and families.
Lunch costs $1.75 at the elementary level and $2.15 at the secondary level; reduced price lunch is free for Pre-K through 2nd grade through state funding and costs .40 for grades 3-12. Breakfast is available at the elementary and secondary levels at a cost of $1.25; there is no charge for breakfast for students qualifying for reduced meals. Free and Reduced Meal Applications are available in each school office, at the Administration Center and on this website.
THANK YOUThank you for supporting RE-1 Valley students. Continue to watch this web site for information about the the upcoming 2012-2013 school year.
Dr. Betty Summers