News Releases

  • The Success Foundation Offers An Easy Way for District 6 Families to Give

    Posted by KIM DESMOND on 5/11/2020 3:00:00 PM
    The Success Foundation Serving Greeley-Evans Schools invites District 6 families to participate in Food4Success, a campaign geared to raise funds for accumulated school meal debt. 
     
    Prior to schools shutting down, accumulated meal debt totaled $250,000. District 6 Nutrition Services continues to feed 5,200 meals per day while schools are closed, operating at a deficit of an additional $19,000 daily. 
     
    District 6 Families can now donate any positive balance in their student’s lunch account to the Food4Success Campaign by completing a survey at bit.ly/D6Food4Success. Federal regulation prohibits the Nutrition Services Department from writing off accumulated debt. Therefore, District 6 must pay from their general fund, which is already being challenged due to the current crisis. 
     
    Paying off the meal debt of graduating seniors will be prioritized, giving our students and our school district one less worry during this challenging time. 
     
    “Providing our students with healthy meals is vital but is creating a significant deficit for our Nutrition Services Department,” stated Steve LaForest, Success Foundation Board President. “We want to help in whatever way we can and appreciate our community for their support.” 
     
    While only District 6 Families can donate positive meal balances, anyone can make a donation to the Food4Success Campaign by visiting www.d6successfoundation.org/give-today/food4success. Please contact The Success Foundation at info@d6successfoundation.org if you have questions or would like additional information. Thank you!
     
    Contact: Julie Hill Phone: (970) 590-1748
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  • District 6 receives award for financial reporting

    Posted by KIM DESMOND on 5/7/2020 9:00:00 AM

    The Association of School Business Officials International has honored Greeley-Evans School District 6’s Finance Department with a Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting award for their Fiscal Year End 2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

     

    ASBO International is a nonprofit organization that, through its members and affiliates, represents approximately 30,000 school business professionals worldwide. The organization awards certificates to school districts that exhibit excellence in financial transparency and reporting.

     

    “We know that financial accountability and transparency is important to our community,” said Superintendent Dr. Deirdre Pilch. “Our Finance Department goes above and beyond every day to ensure the stringent financial protocols, procedures and best practices are utilized.”

     

    District 6’s Finance Department has participated in ASBO International’s Certificate of Excellence program for the past 21 years, a testament to District 6’s commitment to transparency and high-quality financial reporting.

     

    Financial transparency is important to District 6. Visit www.greeleyschools.org and click on the financial transparency icon in the center of the home page. There you can access the District 6 budget, quarterly financial statements, lists of every expenditure that has been made by the district, annual audits and more.

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  • District 6 School Kickoff event cancelled; sponsors needed

    Posted by KIM DESMOND on 5/1/2020 10:00:00 AM

    Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and health concerns regarding large gatherings, the annual School Kickoff Community Celebration scheduled for August 8, 2020 at Island Grove Regional Park is cancelled.

     

    Free backpacks and school supplies will still be distributed through schools this year for students in need. Sponsors who have remained committed to this event and backpack distribution will pay for the backpacks, school supplies, and shipping and distribution costs.

     

    “We are disappointed we won’t be able to come together this year for our annual School Kickoff, but with an annual attendance of nearly 6,000 people, we don’t believe we could make the event safe for attendees and volunteers,” said Theresa Myer, Chief of Communications for District 6. “We know the need for backpacks and school supplies may even be greater this year due to the economic downturn in our area, so we are working on a plan to purchase the backpacks and school supplies with the sponsorships we have and that are still coming in, and distribute those to our students through schools.”

     

    Greeley-Evans School District 6 still needs sponsors who can help purchase as many backpacks and schools supplies as possible to support our students. Many sponsors have not been able to support the backpack program this year due to their own economic challenges. Here are some sponsorship opportunities for local businesses and organizations:

     

    • Principle Sponsor: $5,000, will purchase 300 backpacks filled with school supplies.
    • Premier Sponsor: $3,000 will purchase 300 backpacks.
    • Backpack and School Supply Sponsor: $2,000 will purchase 100 backpacks filled with school supplies.
    • Backpack Sponsor: $1,000 will purchase 100 backpacks
    • School Supply Sponsor: $500 will purchase school supplies for 100 backpacks.
    • Paper and Pen Sponsor: $250 will purchase school supplies for 25 backpacks.
    • Pencil Sponsor: $100 will purchase school supplies for 10 backpacks.

     

    “We so appreciate all our sponsors, who have made this event such a success for the past seven years,” Myers said. “We need them now more than ever. Our families are facing the same economic challenges as many in our community. We anticipate there will be more need for assistance than ever before. We appreciate anyone who can help this year. Even a small donation makes a difference for children.”

     

    To sponsor backpacks and school supplies for District 6 students in August, please contact Chief of Communications Theresa Myers at tmyers@greeleyschools.org. All donations are tax deductible and all money will be used to purchase backpacks and school supplies for District 6 students, including charter schools.

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  • District 6 announces plan for delayed graduations

    Posted by KIM DESMOND on 5/1/2020 8:00:00 AM

    All in-person graduations ceremonies for non-charter District 6 schools are postponed from May until the last week in July.

     

    Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and State of Colorado Safer at Home order, District 6 has made the decision to postpone graduations in the hope that some of the restrictions on gatherings will have lifted by late July to allow in-person ceremonies. District 6 will continue working with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment on guidelines and protocols for these planned ceremonies.

     

    “We are so very sorry for our graduating seniors, and know this has been a particularly challenging time for them. They have missed out on many rites of passage. So, if there is any chance we can host an in-person ceremony for this class, we will do whatever we can to make that happen safely,” said Superintendent Dr. Deirdre Pilch. “We know this health crisis is changing rapidly, but we will move ahead with planning the ceremonies with the guidance and approval of health officials.”

     

    All ceremonies will be held at District 6 Stadium and will begin at 8 a.m.  Here is a schedule for the planned graduation ceremonies:

    Tuesday, July 28: Early College Academy

    Wednesday, July 29: Jefferson High School

    Thursday, July 30: Northridge High School

    Friday, July 31: Greeley Central High School

    Saturday, August 1: Greeley West High School

    Saturday, August 29: Greeley-Evans Alternative Program/Greeley NEXT

     

    Based on guidance from health officials, there will likely be many restrictions on these ceremonies. These will be clearly communicated to staff, students and families prior the ceremonies. It is unknown at this time whether guests will be allowed to attend the graduation ceremonies. All graduations will be live streamed for remote viewing.

     

    Charter schools are also working on graduation plans that they will be announcing at a later date.

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