Family Needs & Intent Form LIVE through Monday, Aug. 10

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 10:00am

Families must submit to request a learning device and/or apply for Learning Pods

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As the school year quickly approaches, we need your help to support all of our students and families during this unique start to the school year.

All families are asked to complete our Family Needs & Intent Form as soon as possible. The deadline to submit the form is by the end of the day on Monday, Aug. 10. In this form, families will be ...

Board adopts plan for start of 2020-2021 school year

Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 4:30pm

Plan includes remote learning and some periodic, in-person opportunities

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On July 29, the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education unanimously approved Superintendent Chris Gdowski's recommended plan for the start of the 2020-2021 school year*.

This adopted plan takes into consideration three key priorities as outlined by Superintendent Gdowski: 1. Safety, 2. Family Needs, 3. Efficiency (i.e. greater ...

Building Healthy Communities - A Focus on Resilience

Friday, July 17, 2020 - 10:30am

Community encouraged to attend virtual webinar

UPDATE: The recording of this webinar can now be accessed on the Five Star YouTube Channel . You may also access additional resources at the bottom of the page.

As we prepare to return to schools for the 2020-2021 school year, we recognize the need for further social and emotional supports and tools for our students, staff and community in this difficult time. We invite you to join ...

District plans for 2020-2021 school year

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 10:15am

Onward: Navigating the 2020-2021 school year together

The district continues to plan for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year amid the unpredictability of COVID-19. We have created a website to serve as a resource for information and engagement as we move ahead together in creating a safe learning environment for all students, staff and families.

Visit the Onward website at for all up-to-date information about ...

Becoming Adaptable

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 9:15am

Hilary Wimmer finds lessons to be learned in unpredictable times

Hilary Wimmer was stunned when she was named Colorado Teacher of the Year in October 2019.

The Mountain Range High School Career and Technical Education (CTE) Instructional Leader didn’t anticipate that being named the Five Star Schools Certified Employee of the Year earlier in 2019 would put her on a path to being honored as the state’s top educator.

But ...

Online Check-In for the 2020-2021 school year now LIVE

Monday, June 22, 2020 - 8:00am

All families with returning students must complete the online check process

Online check-in is the districtwide check-in process for families with returning students to any district school, elementary, K-8, middle or high school. This summer, online check-in is open from June 22 through August 23.

The district’s online check-in process is necessary each summer for all families to verify or update primary household information, confirm ...

United Against Racism

Monday, June 8, 2020 - 11:00am

Area Superintendents commit to listening more

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Dear Adams and Broomfield County School Community,

Over the past two weeks school districts and superintendents throughout the country have released community letters following the horrific murder of George Floyd, and the messages include common themes of condemning racism, citing current and proposed school district policies in support of equity ...

Special Edition of the Five Star Journal

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 2:30pm

Including celebrations, summer send off and important community updates


Read the Special Edition — click on the appropriate cover (English & Spanish)

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Special Edition of the Five Star Journal: An unforgettable ending to the year

In this special edition of the Five Star Journal:

Special Video Message — Page 5 Watch a special video message from ...

2020-2021 Budget Update

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 7:15pm

State cuts to education funding result in 5.2 percent reduction for 2020-2021

The Colorado Legislature adjourned on June 15 and the district now knows it will receive 5.2 percent less in funding from the state than it did for 2019-2020. The budget cut from the state for 2020-2021 amounts to a $14.4 million reduction in revenue. State reductions in funding are also anticipated for 2021-2022 (5% reduction) and 2022-2023 (2.5% reduction).

Before the ...

May 14 Weekly Community Update

Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 3:15pm

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As a reminder, we are now sending a regular update each Thursday afternoon to the Five Star community for the remainder of the school year. This communication is designed to consolidate important updates for you into one weekly email.



High School student belongings pick up & materials drop ...