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Mountain Range senior helps orchestra class shine

Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 1:45pm

The student’s work was “more than any principal could ask for.”

Music has been a constant staple for Mountain Range senior Olivia Potter since she first picked up a violin ten years ago.

Orchestra has been a place for her to be creative, forge lasting friendships, and, most recently, demonstrate tremendous leadership skills when she volunteered to go above and beyond to help her peers during this unique school year.

This fall, ...

District outlines deadlines for 2021-2022 Choice process

Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 12:30pm

Submit application by January 31st deadline for priority consideration

Last year, Adams 12 Five Star Schools received more than 3,500 Choice applications for the 2020-2021 school year. In accordance with the state’s open enrollment law, the district’s Choice program allows for students to apply to attend schools outside of their attendance area boundary.

Both in-district and out-of-district students can apply for Choice. Out-of-district Choice requests ...

What “Safer at Home” Level 3 means for the district

Monday, November 2, 2020 - 3:45pm

District to continue full-time in-person learning for preschool and elementary

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Dear Five Star Staff and Families,

As you may know, Adams County will move to “Safer at Home” Level 3 at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28, at the direction of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). This is in response to the continued rise of COVID cases in Adams County. This change means additional restrictions in regards to ...

Pledge to Protect

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 11:00am

We all have a role in keeping the Five Star Community safe and healthy

Our staff and students have embraced health and safety protocols within their schools. They’re doing their part to wear masks, wash hands frequently and practice safe distancing. This responsibility extends beyond our school buildings; we all have to do our part to keep the Five Star community safe and healthy. See below steps we can all take to keep the community safe and a new public health ...

Board of Education passes resolutions on three ballot issues

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 11:45am

Board supports Gallagher Amendment Repeal (Amendment B), opposes Prop 116 & 117

The Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education unanimously approved resolutions concerning three statewide measures on the Nov. 3 ballot.

The board passed a resolution in support of repealing the Gallagher Amendment (Amendment B) Amendment B proposes amending the Colorado Constitution to: repeal the Gallagher Amendment requiring residential and nonresidential property tax revenues to ...

Building Healthy Communities - Support In Uncertain Times

Friday, October 9, 2020 - 9:30am

Community encouraged to attend virtual webinar

Building Healthy Communities: Supporting Our Students During Uncertain Times

Video of Building Healthy Communities: Supporting Our Students During Uncertain Times

Supporting your child has always had its challenges, and during a time of constant change it feels even more overwhelming. We invite you to join us as district staff along with Cultures of Dignity co-founders, Rosalind ...

Preschool spots available to qualifying families

Friday, October 9, 2020 - 9:15am

Learn more here!

Adams 12 Five Star Schools is still enrolling students in Colorado Preschool Program spots for the 2020-2021 school year. Families who qualify for these spots can enroll their child in high-quality preschool for free!

To learn more about these qualifying factors and to fill out an application, please visit this page on our website.

To qualify ...

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 ...

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