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Dear District 6 Staff and Families:
I am so very sorry about the fear and worry created by the flurry of social media and cell phone activity over the past 24 hours.
Yesterday evening, Greeley Police began to get reports of social media posts threatening violence on Halloween at Island Grove Regional Park. As this was shared liberally, it seemed to evolve into perceived threats at Northridge High School and Franklin Middle School. As this continued to go viral, it generated more worry and supposition about threats at other schools and other locations in our community.
Greeley Police immediately began investigating this alleged threat. So far, the initial source of the social media post has not been verified, but police and administration have been following up with students who shared it. Other school districts around Colorado have experienced similar social media posts today.
This was a mean and disruptive post on social media. It scared students, families and staff and it created worry and fear throughout our community. It is deplorable. We are working with Greeley Police to identify students involved in perpetrating this perceived threat. Students identified as posting threats or perpetuating threats will be subject to school disciplinary action, which could include suspensions and possibly even expulsion.
Students and staff were safe today. It is unfortunate that a viral social media post can cause questions about the safety of students and staff in the school setting; however, I completely understand the concern. The safety of our students and our staff is paramount. There is simply nothing more important. We have very safe schools with appropriate security in place. District 6 had many student absences today, and staff have been asked to work with students to get caught up on missed work. It is very important for students to be in school and return to their normal routine.
Although the Greeley Police are saying this is a clown hoax, our District 6 schools will continue to be vigilant and have additional police presence for the next several days.
I encourage you to talk to your children about this incident. This is a good time to remind them of the possible dangers of social media, of sharing perceived threats or rumors, and the necessity to report any questionable posts immediately to an adult who can assist. Social media is a powerful tool when used for good, and a destructive force when misused.
We want to thank the Greeley Police Department for their commitment to protecting our students and our schools. Their quick response and investigation along with the additional police presence is invaluable. We also want to thank our security staff, and personnel at our schools who help keep our students safe everyday.
We know that many of you were frustrated this morning trying to call into your school or the district office. Our phone lines were over capacity resulting in a busy signal. We are well aware of the limitations of our phone system, and this will be addressed when new resources become available.
If you have questions, or need additional support, please contact your school administrator. Thank you for all you do to support District 6 students and staff.
 
Sincerely,
Deirdre Pilch, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

 
Estimado Personal y Familias del Distrito 6:
De la manera más sincera les ofrezco una disculpa por el miedo y preocupación creado por las redes sociales y la actividad celular en las últimas 24 horas.
Ayer por la tarde, la Policía de Greeley fue notificada que por las redes sociales se estaban circulando amenazas de actos de violencia para la noche de Halloween en Island Grove Regional Park. Como este mensaje fue compartido en la red cibernética, el mensaje rápidamente se distorcionó a amenazas percibidas contra la Secundaria Northridge y la Escuela Preparatoria Franklin. Entre más se corría la voz más cambiaba el mensaje hasta incluír amenazas a otras escuelas.
El Departamento de Policía de Greeley inmediatamente empezó a investigar esta supuesta amenaza. Hasta ahora, la fuente original del mensaje no ha sido verificada, pero la policía y la administración escolar empezaron una investigación con los estudiantes que compartieron el mensaje. Se nos ha notificado que otros distritos escolares en Colorado han recibido mensajes similares.
El mensaje que se extendió por las redes sociales impactó de una manera negativa a nuestros estudiantes, familias y personal.   Llenó de preocupación y miedo a toda nuestra comunidad. Fue un acto deplorable. Estamos trabajando con la Policía de Greeley para identificar a los estudiantes que hayan participado o sean autores de este acto. Los estudiantes que sean identificados como participantes en la publicación de amenazas o participantes en perpetuar las amenazas estarán sujetos a una acción disciplinaria, que puede incluír suspensión y posiblemente incluír la expulsión.
Los estudiantes y el personal estuvieron seguros en los planteles escolares.   Es lamentable que un mensaje extendido por los medios de comunicación social  puedan causar dudas sobre la seguridad de los estudiantes y el personal en el plantel escolar. Sin embargo, entiendo por completo la preocupación. La seguridad de nuestros estudiantes y nuestro personal es de suma importancia. Simplemente no hay nada más importante. Tenemos medidas de seguridad establecidas en nuestros planteles escolares. Hoy se documentaron muchas ausencias de los estudiantes en el Distrito 6. Se la ha pedido al personal docente que trabajen con los estudiantes para ponerlos al corriente con el aprendizaje perdido este día. Es muy importante que los estudiantes estén en la escuela y vuelvan a su rutina normal. 
Aunque la Policía de Greeley le está llamando “El Engaño del Payaso” a este suceso, les aseguramos que el Distrito 6  seguirá vigilante y tendremos presencia policiaca adicional en los planteles en los próximos días.
Los animo a que hablen con sus hijos sobre este incidente. Es una buena oportunidad para recordarles de los peligros que existen en las redes sociales y educarlos acerca de las consecuencias de compartir amenazas o rumores, y de la importancia de informar sobre cualquier mensaje cuestionable inmediatamente a un adulto que pueda ayudar. Los medios sociales son una herramienta poderosa cuando se usan para el bien, y una fuerza destructiva cuando se utilizan de una manera negativa.
Queremos darle las gracias al Departamento de Policía de Greeley por su compromiso con la protección de nuestros estudiantes y nuestras escuelas. Su respuesta rápida e investigación junto con la presencia de la policía adicional tiene un valor incalculable. También queremos dar las gracias a nuestro personal de seguridad y el personal en nuestras escuelas que ayudan a mantener a nuestros estudiantes todos los días a salvo.
Sabemos que muchos de ustedes se frustraron esta mañana cuando trataron de comunicarse a las escuelas o al Distrito.  Nuestras líneas telefónicas fueron impactadas más allá de la capacidad que podían rendir. Estamos concientes de las limitaciones de nuestro sistema telefónico, y trataremos esta situación en cuanto dispongamos de nuevos recursos.
Si tiene alguna pregunta, o necesita ayuda adicional, póngase en contacto con el personal administrativo de la escuela.  Gracias por apoyar a nuestros alumnos y al Distrito Escolar 6.
Sinceramente,
 
Deirdre Pilch, Doctor en Educación
Superintendente de Escuelas
 
 
Come Join Our Nature Adventure

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It’s our annual Family Literacy Night
Thursday, October 6th, 2016
5:30-7:00 pm
Poudre Learning Center
8313 W. F St.
Sponsored by Weld County Council International Reading Association
Featuring…
Stories and hands on activities
Free book and nature kit for each family
Please RSVP to Shanna Ranous at sranous@greeleyschools.org so that we may plan accordingly
Children must be accompanied by an adult


 
 
Discovery camps offer preview of innovation school

Has your child ever built an entire city of Legos? Do your kids love to explore the outdoors, picking up bugs and rocks, and getting dirty? Do you have a budding chef or fashion designer in your home?

All students in grades 1-7 are invited to indulge their exploratory side and take part in four free Discovery Camps, hosted as a preview to the learning students will be engaged in at the proposed Fred Tjardes School of Innovation, slated to open in Greeley-Evans School District 6 in 2017.

Four free Discovery Camps will be held monthly through December, and will feature the hands-on learning and collaborative discovery that will be a feature of the Fred Tjardes School of Innovation. The camps are free, but parents can contribute to the supplies and snacks their child will receive during the day. The dates and locations of the Discovery Camps are:

  • Thursday and Friday, October 6 and 7 from 4:30-7:30 p.m., location to be announced. This camp will allow children to create fashion from recycled materials.
  • Saturday, November 12 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Poudre Learning Center, 8313 West F Street, Greeley. Children will explore nature with hands-on lessons and up-close encounters with real animals.
  • Friday, December 16 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the District 6 Service Center, 2508 4th Avenue in Greeley. This camp is Chopped – The Global Holiday Edition. Based on the popular food show, students will create dishes from a set of ingredients in a timed, friendly competition.

To register for these camps, visit the Web Store on the District 6 website at www.greeleyschools.org. Click on Web Store on the left side of the home page and then click on the Fred Tjardes School icon. For more information on the school, visit www.greeleyschoolofinnovation.com.

District 6 is in the planning stages for the Fred Tjardes School of Innovation. Named after a District 6 educator, the school will be project-based, meeting Colorado State Standards through a hands-on curriculum and instruction. The Board of Education will consider approving the school moving forward early next year. If approved, the district plans to apply for innovation status for the school through the Colorado Department of Education in the spring of 2017, and open in August 2017.


 
School Based Mentoring Recruitment
 
The School-Based Mentoring Program is a joint venture between Partners Mentoring Youth at Madison, Meeker and Brentwood schools. We are currently recruiting volunteers for the 2016-2017 school year to provide one-to-one mentoring services in these schools to students who are facing significant challenges in their social, academic, and/or personal lives.  Volunteers (School-Based Mentors) spend a minimum of 1 hour each week with a student (Junior Partner) and commit for at least one academic year. Matches are based on the needs of the youth, as well as on schedules, personalities, and interests of both the Junior Partners and School Based Mentor. Partnerships decide how they spend their time together; activities could include eating lunch together, playing games, shooting hoops, or just hanging out. Partners also has community mentoring opportunities available at this time. Please contact Vanessa Polansky at vanessap@partnersmentoringyouth.org or 970-484-7123 to learn more. Mentors are required to pass a thorough screening process.
 
 

 
Bad weather reminder:  
As we enter the cold weather season, please be reminded that any school closures will first be posted here and on the District 6 Facebook page at www.facebook.com/greeleyevansschools. If you do not see a closure message in those two locations, then school is open as usual. We do not contact local and Denver media until after we post the message in those locations, as well as send a call out to all parents via School Messenger. This is your first and best source of information for any emergency closures. It is very rare in Greeley and Evans that we have to close school because our district is contained to the urban area and our buses can usually run even in bad weather. So please make sure your children are dressed for the cold and snow. Thank you for helping us keep your children safe!
 
Recordatorio de mal clima: 
Mientras llega la temporada de mal tiempo, por favor acuérdense que cualquier cierre escolar será publicado aquí primero y en la página de Facebook del Distrito 6 en www.facebook.com/greeleyevansschools. Si no encuentra un mensaje de cierre en estos dos lugares, entonces la escuela está abierta con su horario normal. No nos comunicamos con los medios locales ni de Denver hasta después de haber publicado el mensaje en estas páginas, y también habría una llamada a los padres de parte del sistema School Messenger. Este es su mejor y primer recurso para infamación por cualquier cierre de emergencia. Es muy raro en Greeley y Evans que tengamos que cerrar las escuelas ya que nuestro distrito se encuentra en un área urbana y nuestros camiones usualmente pueden andar aun en mal tiempo. Por lo tanto, por favor asegúrense que sus hijos estén vestidos apropiadamente para el frio y la nieve. ¡Gracias por ayudarnos a mantener a sus hijos seguros

 
 
District 6-Weather Related Inside/Outside Temperature Guidelines
 
Weather and temperature changes in Colorado can often be very difficult to predict.  It can be very cold in the morning when your child leaves from school, but often by lunch time, the temperature will have completely changed.  The higher elevation, clear skies and wind can quickly effect our perception of how warm or cold it might feel outside.  
 
In the event of inclement weather, such as temperature below 15 degrees Fahrenheit, heavy snow,  sleet, etc., children will come inside upon arrival at school and/or stay inside at lunch-recess. 
 
When the temperature reading is 15 degrees (with wind chill), or above, the school will consider if it is appropriate for the children to play outside for recess. 
  
 
 
School Lunch Menu's

New for the 2016-2017 school year, the Nutrition Services Department will no longer be distributing/providing paper copies of the menu.  Our departmental theme for the coming year is to ‘embrace technology’!  Implementing paperless menus aligns with this focus. We began notifying our customers (students, parents, guardians, etc.) when this decision was made in April.  
 
• Menus are available online.  On the District 6 homepage these is a quick link on the top, left for Menus.  Clicking on this link will take customers to Nutrislice (our online menu platform). Or you can click here.
• Menus can be printed very easily directly from the Nutrislice website.
• FREE menu app is available for smart phones.  Search for Nutrislice to download.
• This information will be shared via social media to our customers—D6 Nutrition Facebook, etc.)
• Every school will receive business size cards advertising our transition to paperless menus (plus instructions for accessing menus online or via the Nutrislice app).  These cards can be distributed to students, parents, guardians, etc. who have questions about the lack of paper menus.
Please direct any additional questions, concerns or suggestions to Jeremy West or Kara Sample at ksample@greeleyschools.org – 970-348-6607. 
 

 
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 greeley-evans transit
Key KIDS!
Did you know you can ride the Greeley-Evans (GET) bus FREE with your 2014-2015 School ID all summer?
 
WHO:  Kids ages 18 & under
WHEN:  May 20 - August 31
HOW:With your 2014-2015 school ID
WHERE:  Everywhere!
 
For More information:
970-350-9287
 

 

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