Dos Rios Remote Learning Update
Dear Dos Rios Families:
We appreciate everyone working together during these difficult times! We are here to support a successful transition to remote learning. Remote learning this winter will look a lot different than what we experienced this past spring. We have learned a lot as a system about remote learning, and our teachers have been preparing for this possibility since this summer. All students have been issued Chromebooks, and we have conducted a needs assessment with all families. We have community resources for any family who does not have internet service, school supplies, food, or other essentials. In short, we are still engaging in school, and still we have high expectations for student learning and performance.
Our remote learning schedule mirrors the main parts of our normal daily schedule through remote learning. Each day we will begin with a morning meeting. Students must be logged in and ready by 7:50 a.m. Our primary focus will be on literacy, math, and writing. Science and social studies will be integrated at the teacher’s discretion. Art, Music, and PE will all occur during the student’s regular schedule. We will continue with our Social-Emotional Learning curriculum, and breaks will be built in as well as time for questions or help. Attached is a remote learning checklist with student expectations for success. Additionally, families should prepare for technical difficulties--check that your technology is working prior to starting each session. Students should behave in a respectful manner during all virtual learning activities. They should dress appropriately, actively engage in the sessions, utilize a quiet learning space that has minimal distractions, avoid eating during the session, and communicate effectively and respectfully. Daily attendance is important and required!
You will be receiving more specific information from your child’s teacher, and our school district will be publishing its Winter Elementary Parent-Student Remote Learning Handbook shortly. In order to finalize our preparations, there will be no school for students on Monday, November 16. We will start our remote learning routines on Tuesday, November 17. We will have some staff at the school daily to support families with attendance, technology, and other needs. Staff can be reached at (970) 348-1300. ABC Child Development Centers are also open onsite at Dos Rios. You may make arrangements for childcare and on-site learning support with ABC at (970) 352-2222. There is a limited availability for this service.
Finally, next week Dos Rios staff will be available to distribution materials, food, and supplies for families, as needed. We will work to accommodate most family schedules to ensure that you and your child have the resources you need for academic success. Thank you for your continued support, and please let us know if you have any questions.
In your service,
Dr. Matt Thompson, Dos Rios Principal
Dos Rios Headlines
Check out the virtual Art, PE and Music enrichment opportunities for elementary and middle school students!
District 6 Headlines
Any parent or guardian interested in enrolling their child in a school outside their home boundary for the 2021-22 school year must apply during the open enrollment period, which is November 1, 2020, through December 17, 2020. While District 6 is able to accommodate most open enrollment requests, it may not be able to approve requests for enrollment into schools, specific grade levels or special programs that are at or above capacity or cannot fulfill the specific needs of the student.
An important message in English and Spanish from Dr. Deirdre Pilch, Superintendent. We will move to remote learning beginning Monday, November 16. A detailed email has been sent to all parents and students, and can be read by clicking on this headline. Please read the entire communication as soon as possible.
Lori McCarty, the Health Services Coordinator for Greeley Evans School District 6, has been named the School Nurse Administrator of the Year by the Colorado Association of School Nurses.
After implementing a snow day this week, the District 6 leadership team has reviewed the district’s guidelines and procedures around closing schools because of bad weather. For several significant reasons, for the remainder of this school year we will not halt learning because of bad weather and will instead switch to remote learning when the weather conditions create a safety issue for travel. Students will meet with their teachers online for their regular school day if the weather is too bad to host in-person learning at our schools. Students who are learning online this year will continue as normal. Click for more details.
The Tointon Academy of Pre-Engineering will be the name of the new PK-8 school to be built in west Greeley. The Board of Education unanimously approved the name at its meeting Monday night. A committee of 14 District 6 staff and community members reviewed 70 names that were suggested for the new school through a community survey this summer. The committee met four times to whittle the names down and come up with a recommendation for the Board of Education.
The October 26th, 2020 meeting of the Greeley Evans School District 6 Board of Education will be broadcasted LIVE for the 3 pm executive session, 4 pm work session and 6 pm business meeting.
Non-Discrimination/Title IX Statement
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 against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law.
Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. The following person has been identified as the compliance officer and Title IX Coordinator for the district.
Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, Annette Overton
1025 Ninth Avenue, Greeley, CO 80631
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