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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 www.adams12.org/onward 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 ...

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

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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.

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UPDATES

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

Student belongings pickup & return of items for K-8 schools

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 12:30pm

Schools will share specific details for their plan including date and time

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As we approach the end of the school year, we realize the need for students to collect items and personal belongings that they left behind when remote learning was implemented for the remainder of this school year. Additionally, we recognize students may have school- or district-issued items that they need to return, including library books, textbooks, ...

May 7 Weekly Community Update

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 3:15pm

Student belongings, scenarios for 2020-21, bell times, budget update & more

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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.

UPDATES

Student Belongings Pickup We plan to provide the opportunity for families to ...

Announcing new bell schedules for the 2020-2021 school year

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 10:00am

Superintendent outlines decision to push bell times 30 minutes at all levels

>>>For complete Bell Times information, including the challenge, the process and the final decision, visit: www.adams12.org/belltimes .

For the letter from Superintendent Chris Gdowski regarding his decision to push bell times 30 minutes, see below ( Lea este artículo en español )

Dear Five Star Families,

As we enter the final month of the 2019-2020 school ...

Better Together

Friday, May 1, 2020 - 2:00pm

Annual Horizon High School Wish Week Focuses on Inclusion

Horizon Wish Week - January 2020

Video of Horizon Wish Week - January 2020

Wish Week at Horizon High School has become a staple event at the school where students raise money to support a number of worthy causes from close-to-home efforts to support families in need to raising money for organizations like the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

When student leaders started planning for ...

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