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  • Board of Education to host virtual meeting March 31

    Posted by KIM DESMOND on 3/30/2020 12:00:00 PM

    The Greeley-Evans School District 6 Board of Education will host a virtual business meeting beginning at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2020. This meeting will be streamed live on the District 6 YouTube Channel and can be accessed through the District 6 website at www.greeleyschools.org. The business meeting will be followed by a work session.

     

    Notice of Virtual School Board Meetings

    Per the Governor’s March 25, 2020, Executive Order D 2020-017 directing all Coloradans to stay at home until April 11, the March 18, 2020, Executive Order D 2020-007 suspending in-person learning in public and private schools across the state from March 23 to April 17, as well as the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's March 18, 2020, Public Health Order 20-23 limiting community/civic/public gatherings to no more than 10 people, the Greeley-Evans School District 6 Board of Education will be conducting a virtual meeting and work session at 4:00 pm on March 31, 2020. 

     

    This meeting will be conducted entirely via videoconferencing. To ensure transparency of the Board’s proceedings, members of the public who want to view the live feed of the meeting can access it either on the District 6 YouTube page or online at https://zoom.us/j/496433841. Members of the public can also listen to the meeting by calling 1 (669) 900-6833, webinar ID 496 433 841. A video recording of the meeting will remain available on the District 6 YouTube page and website.

     

    Public Participation

    Members of the public shall be allowed to submit requests to address the Board. Requests to speak should be submitted through the District 6 Public Participation form (https://forms.gle/QNiHxQPTC9ZopAE59) no later than one hour before the start of the meeting. The final determination as to whether an item will appear on the board agenda will be at the discretion of the superintendent and Board president.

     

    BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA FOR MARCH 31, 2020

     

    Meeting Called to Order - 4 p.m.

     

    Board of Education President Announcements (information)

     

    Approval of the Agenda (action)

     

    Special Items

    • Resolution to Declare a State of Emergency (action item)

    • Resolution to Grant Emergency Powers to the Superintendent (action item)

    • Emergency revision of Policy BEAA, Electronic Participation in School Board Meetings (action item)

     

    Communications

    • Hearing of Persons Desiring to Speak Before the Board of Education (information item)

    • Superintendent’s Report (information item)

     

    Approval of the Consent Agenda

    • Bond: American Mechanical contract

    • Bond: Cunningham Group Architecture, Inc. contract

    • Bond: McCauley Constructors, Inc. contract

    • MLO: McCandles Truck Center, Inc.

    • Staples, Inc. purchase

     

    Adjourn Business Meeting

     

    WORKSESSION AGENDA

     

    • BOE Discussion - Board member comments and reports

    • Update on Emergency Response - COVID-9

    • Communication from Board of Education

     

    Adjourn Work Session

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  • Greeley-Evans School District 6 Provides Free Meal

    Posted by KIM DESMOND on 3/20/2020 5:00:00 PM

    PLEASE NOTE: Some times and locations have changed. This is the correct list through March 27.

     

    Greeley-Evans School District 6 Nutrition Services will be providing free breakfast and lunch meals during the closing of school buildings and implementation of remote learning. These meals will be prepared by Nutrition Services staff and distributed throughout the community, free of charge to any child age 18 and under beginning Monday, March 23.


    Current sites and dates/times are listed below, but may change to meet demand. For most up to date information, visit: https://bit.ly/2Ua4kQN. Please note that these distribution locations and times are good for the week for March 23. If locations and times change after March 28, additional notification will be sent to District 6 families. 

     

    • Heiman Elementary
      • Mondays & Thursdays
      • 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    • Billie Martinez
      • Mondays & Thursdays
      • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Northridge High School
      • Mondays & Thursdays
      • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Dos Rios Elementary
      • Mondays & Thursdays
      • 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
    • Central High School
      • Mondays & Thursdays
      • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Franklin Middle School
      • Tuesdays & Fridays 
      • 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
    • Jackson Elementary 
      • Tuesdays & Fridays 
      • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Centennial Elementary
      • Tuesdays & Fridays 
      • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Bella Romero K-3
      • Tuesdays & Fridays
      • 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    • Heath Middle School
      • Tuesdays & Fridays
      • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Generations Church 
      • Wednesdays
      • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

     

    To utilize the best practices for social distancing, all locations will offer curbside pick-up only.  Families are asked to not leave their vehicles. A district staff member will come to the vehicle with 3 days worth of both breakfast and lunch for every child present. 


    Meal contents may vary based on product availability. Distributed food will likely contain items that need immediate refrigeration. Please indicate any food allergies present in the household to a Nutrition Staff Member before taking meals and they will do their best to accommodate special requests.


    For questions or for more information, please contact:
    Weld County School District 6

    Nutrition Services

    www.greeleyschools.org/nutrition

    schoolfood@greeleyschools.org

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  • IMPORTANT NOTICE: Travel Restrictions and COVID-19

    Posted by KIM DESMOND on 3/10/2020 1:00:00 PM

    In light of the continued domestic outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus, District 6 is issuing some restrictions on District 6/school sponsored travel for students and staff. 

     

    Students and their sponsors traveling for school-sponsored activities or competitions are restricted from traveling to some states based on the number of diagnosed cases and rate of community transmission as identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those states included on the no-travel list at this time are:

    • California
    • Washington
    • New York
    • Massachusetts

     

    Please know this is an evolving situation, and more states could be added to this list on a daily basis. District 6 administrators will be working with sponsors and coaches to directly inform them of any additional traveling restrictions. 

     

    District-sponsored travel for staff to the above impacted states is also cancelled until further notice. Supervisors will be in contact with employees impacted by this decision. 

     

    We know that Spring Break is coming up soon, and many employees, staff and students have travel plans. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending people not travel to:

    • China
    • Italy
    • Iran
    • South Korea

     

    Travel is also not recommended to Japan for people with an underlying medical condition. For more information on travel restrictions, please visit the CDC website at  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html.

     

    Any employee or family who returns from traveling - especially to an area with a high concentration of community transmission of COVID-19 and exhibits respiratory symptoms needs to contact the Department of Human Resources before returning to work. Medical clearance may be required for the student or employee to return. This decision will be made on a case-by-case basis. 

     

    PLEASE NOTE: Information regarding the transmission of COVID-19 is changing rapidly. All travelers should be prepared for cancellation of planned district-sponsored or school-sponsored travel at any time. 

     

    Please be reminded of these precautions recommended by the CDC:

    • Wash your hands, and ensure your children are washing their hands frequently and for at least 20 seconds. This is especially important after going to the bathroom, before eating or after coughing or blowing your nose. Hand sanitizer is not as effective, but can be used if hand washing is not possible. Make sure hand sanitizer is at least 60 percent alcohol. 
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, and urge children to refrain from touching their faces. 
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then discard the tissue. Teach children this practice as well. 
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces by using regular househool cleaning sprays and wipes. 
    • And most importantly, stay home if you are sick and keep your child home if he or she is sick! This is the most effect way of stopping the spread of illness. 

     

    For general questions about COVID-19 in Colorado, call CO HELP at (303)389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911 or email at COHELP@RMPDC.org. For disease prevention and control, please call the Weld County Health Department (970)400-2111. Visit the WCDPHE website at www.weldhealth.org

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  • Board of Education meeting agenda, Monday, March 9

    Posted by KIM DESMOND on 3/9/2020 9:00:00 AM

    The Greeley-Evans District 6 Board of Education will meet on Monday, March 9, 2020 at the District 6 Administration Building, 1025 9th Avenue. The full agenda can be accessed at www.greeleyschools.org/boarddocs. Click on the meeting date and then click on the “View the Agenda” button.

                              

    The 6 p.m. regular business meeting will be streamed live on the District 6 website at www.greeleyschools.org.

     

    Highlights of the agenda include:

     

    4 p.m. Work Session (Aster Conference Room)

    ·         BOE Discussion – board member comments and reports

    ·         BOE Review – upcoming events and calendar review

    ·         Attendance at graduation ceremonies

    ·         Re-vision work

    ·         Update on CASB Winter Legislative Conference

    ·         Community engagement

     

    6 p.m. Business Meeting (Board Room)

     

    Communication

    ·         Board of Education President announcements

    ·         Hearing of persons desiring to speak before the Board of Education

    ·         Work session report

    ·         Superintendent’s report

     

    Approval of the Agenda (action item)

     

    Consent Agenda (action item)

    ·         Minutes of the February 24, 2020 Business Meeting

    ·         Personnel report

     

    Board Priorities

    ·         Revisions to DJE Bidding Procedures Policy (action item)

    ·         Revisions to “G: Personnel” policies (action item)

    ·         Second Read and Repeal: Policies GC Note Page Administrative Staff and GDMD Classified Staff Continuing Education – Employee Fellowship (action item)

     

    Administration

    ·         2020-2021 and 2021-2022 School Year Calendars (action item)

     

    Business/Finance

    ·         Employee Benefits Renewal (action item)

     

    Adjournment

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  • Update on Coronavirus Planning and Prevention

    Posted by KIM DESMOND on 3/6/2020 11:00:00 AM

    As you have probably already heard, there are now confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Colorado. None of those cases are in northern Colorado at this time. 

     

    Greeley-Evans School District 6 is monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and working closely with local and state health officials. We understand information about this virus is also spreading rapidly, and we want to ensure our families have accurate facts. 

     

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the entire world, there are about 100,000 diagnosed cases of COVID-19. As of today in the United States, there are about 164 cases of COVID-19 and 11 deaths associated with the virus. While this number is changing daily, the number of people infected with COVID-19 are not reaching the level of Influenza in the United States. 

     

    As a comparison, during the 2018-19 influenza season, there were 35.5 million people infected with Influenza A or Influenza B. Of those, 490,600 people were hospitalized, and 34,200 people died from the virus. 

     

    District 6 has a Management Plan for Communicable Diseases that is used when any infectious illness is found in our schools, among students or staff. You can review this plan online here. We also have a Crisis Management Plan and a crisis team that will respond in the event there is any infectious illness outbreak in District 6. And as always, we will also work with local and state health officials to implement best practices in the event of any outbreak. 

     

    The good news is that children are not particularly susceptible to COVID-19 unless they have an underlying medical condition, although it is possible they could carry the virus and infect others. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "There have been very few reports of the clinical outcomes for children COVID-19 to date. Limited reports from China suggest that children with confirmed COVID-19 may present with mild symptoms and though severe complications (acute respiratory distress syndrome, septic shock) have been reported, they appear to be uncommon. However, as with other respiratory illnesses, certain populations of children may be at increased risk of severe infection, such as children with underlying health conditions."

     

    Families can help prevent the spread of any infectious illness by implementing these simple practices: 

    • Wash your hands, and ensure your children are washing their hands frequently and for at least 20 seconds. (Please see attached handwashing guides). This is especially important after going to the bathroom, before eating or after coughing or blowing your nose. Hand sanitizer is not as effective, but can be used if handwashing is not possible. Make sure hand sanitizer is at least 60 percent alcohol. 
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, and teach your children to refrain touching their faces. 
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then discard the tissue. 
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces by using regular household cleaning sprays and wipes.
    • And most importantly, stay home if you are sick and keep your child home if he or she is sick! This is the most effective way of stopping the spread of illness. 

     

    If you or your child are ill, please call your physician's office. They will want to know the symptoms you or your child are experiencing before you visit the doctor's office. 

     

    If you are planning to travel over spring break or any time in the near future, be sure to check for travel notifications on the CDC website. Internationally, travel is not recommended to some countries with large outbreaks of COVID-19. 

     

    For general questions about COVID-19 in Colorado, call CO HELP at (303)389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911 or email at COHELP@RMPDC.org. For disease prevention and control, please call the Weld County Health Department (970) 400-2111. Visit the WCDPHE website at www.weldhealth.org

     

    Please contact the principal or assistant principal at your school if you have any specific questions about your student. Thank you! 

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