Meeker is enrolled in the Scripps Spelling Bee for the 2018-2019 school year and all students are encouraged to start practicing their spelling skills, as you may be the lucky student who gets to represent Meeker in the state spelling bee! During the week of January 14, a written spelling test will be given to all students in grades 3-5. The top 30 spellers on that test will be invited to attend an oral spelling bee after school on Tuesday, Feb 12. This will be an exciting event and families will be invited to attend. The winner of the school bee will represent Meeker at the state bee on Saturday, March 16, at the University of Denver campus. Please contact Deanna Butherus (debutherus @greeleyschools.
org) for a list of practice spelling words (that are also available from your child’s classroom teacher) Happy Spelling!
Please join us for a Cultural Family Outreach "Winter Lights" event at Meeker. Every culture or religion has traditions using lights, especially for winter holidays. On December 14th from 3:15-4:15, we will hang the lights in the gazebo, and light the night together with some hot chocolate! Call Joan Reed at 970-348-2004 if you have any questions.
Leprino supports the Leader in Me at Meeker Elementary!
Welcome Back Meeker Families!
First Day of school is Monday, August 20th
7:45 AM - 1st Bell
7:50 - Tardy Bell
If you need to call the Meeker office:
Tami Naylor, Office Manager
970-348-2000 or 970-348-2179
Sharon Sewald, Attendance Secretary and Registrar
970-348-2001 or 970-348-2181
District 6 implements new visitor, volunteer program
The Greeley-Evans School District 6 Board of Education has adopted new visitor and volunteer policies in an effort to improve safety at all District 6 schools.
Using money secured through the 2017 Mill Levy Override Election, District 6 has purchased a new visitor and volunteer management system through Raptor Technologies. As of August 20, 2018, the first day of school, all visitors to any non-charter District 6 school will need to present a form of identification at the front office in order to visit with your student. Volunteers will also need to present identification to log into the school at which they are serving.
“We know the importance of knowing and managing who has access to our schools at all times,” said Superintendent Dr. Deirdre Pilch. “This system gives us the tool to do that more effectively and efficiently, and to help keep our students and staff safe.”
Forms of identification that are accepted include a state driver’s license, a state ID, a military ID, a Mexican consulate ID and a passport. Once the ID is scanned and the identification of the visitor is verified, a visitor or volunteer badge will be printed out and must be worn while the entire time a person is in the school. Visitors and volunteers must also sign out at the office before they leave.
The new system improves security at District 6 schools in several ways. All visitors will have their information scanned against the National Sex Offender Registry. If any visitor is listed on this registry, they will not be allowed unsupervised access to any school, and may be banned from the school in accordance with a new visitor policy.
In addition, the background check performed on volunteers is more robust than the previous volunteer management system, and will help keep serious criminal offenders from volunteering in classrooms and schools.
Finally, this system will allow District 6 officials to know and manage who is in schools at any given time. It will help emergency personnel to account for all people who might be in a school should the site need to be evacuated for any emergency.
MEEKER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IS EXCITED TO SHARE WITH YOU A NEW APP FOR YOUR CELL PHONE!We are excited to offer a free app to our community. Stay connected to school event calendars, receive important announcements, and access general information. For busy parents and community members, this is one more communication tool to help you stay on the move and informed anywhere, anytime. Best of all, it is FREE! Please see the attached flyer for instructions on how to download the app.
District 6 Headlines
Greeley-Evans School District 6 is seeking residents of Greeley and Evans to serve on a Facility Master Planning Team that will be reviewing assessments of existing facilities and looking at future needs to accommodate growth in the student population.
In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, Weld County School District 6, Greeley, Colorado, does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender identity, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates.
Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees and members of the public. The following person(s) have been identified as the compliance officer for the district employees and members of the public.
Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources
1025 Ninth Avenue
Greeley, CO 80631
Complaints regarding violations of Title VI (race, national origin), Title IX (sex/gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Boulevard, Suite 310, Denver, Colorado, 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Avenue, Suite 510, Denver, Colorado, 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, Colorado, 80202.