Education

snow delay

Jeffco Schools may pilot 2-hour snow delay this week

March 12, 2019

Jeffco Schools may pilot a two-hour snow delay as an alternative to a snow day as early as this week, if current snow forecasts hold true. A letter explaining how the two-hour weather delay will work was sent to Jeffco families and staff on March 5. Superintendent Jason Glass announced the March weather delay pilot […]

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SELS

Social Emotional Learning Specialists (SELS), explained

March 1, 2019

Additional mental health support for Jeffco students is in the works due to funding from 5A, the mill levy override approved in November. The district will use some of that funding to expand mental health support by adding a half-time Social Emotional Learning Specialist (SELS) to every elementary school. The goal of adding SELS is […]

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delayed start

School Board discusses snow days, mental health resources, preschool

February 27, 2019

Jeffco Schools will premiere a two-hour delayed start pilot in March as a potential option to a full-closure or regular school schedule for hazardous weather days, Superintendent Jason Glass told board members at their Feb. 7 regular meeting. “The question frequently comes up, ‘Why doesn’t Jeffco have a delay?’” Glass said. Several metro-area school districts […]

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innovation investment

Jeffco Schools continues investment in innovation

February 26, 2019

Jeffco Schools furthers its investment in innovative ideas with a new round of funded projects through the Jeffco Innovation Acceleration Fund. This round, known as 2.0, grouped ideas by cost. Two “big ideas” won funding, along with three “medium ideas” and 14 ideas receiving minimal funding. Big Idea Winners (> $50K) Chatfield High School hopes […]

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EnrollJeffco online enrollment to debut Jan. 22

January 18, 2019

Next week, Jeffco Schools families will use a new online enrollment system: EnrollJeffco, a district-wide school search tool and online enrollment system. Beginning Jan. 22, all current and incoming Jeffco Schools students and families will use EnrollJeffco to register for the 2019-20 school year, whether remaining at their current school, choice enrolling, or registering at […]

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5A 5B winning

5A, 5B winning after days of uncertainty

November 12, 2018

After days of counting and waiting, the fate of Jeffco Schools’ mill and bond is nearly resolved and both 5A and 5B are winning. Voters approved 5A, a $33 million mill levy override with approximately 55 percent of the vote. Meanwhile, the fate of the $567 million bond also looked positive, with the We Are Jeffco campaign reporting […]

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principals

As principal role expands, assistant principals added to support students

October 30, 2018

Evaluating teachers, managing discipline issues, and ensuring a safe, welcoming and warm environment are just some of the roles that principals are responsible for in schools today, according to Karen Quanbeck, Jeffco chief of schools – elementary, and the number of roles a school principal is responsible for has expanded considerably in recent years. “We’ve added […]

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Golden

A closer look at Golden High School, Golden articulation area

October 25, 2018

In an effort to continue highlighting the wide variety of choices available to Jeffco students, Jeffco PEN is highlighting the neighborhood high schools in each of Jeffco’s 17 articulation areas. To learn more about Golden High School (GHS) and the Golden Articulation Area, we talked to Assistant Principal Gretchen Carter, 2018 Jeffco Schools Assistant Principal of […]

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CMAS Exam Results

Jeffco Schools CMAS scores outpace state average in 2018

October 1, 2018

Jeffco Schools‘ Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) achievement results remained ahead of the state average for the 2017-2018 school year. The district’s performance reflected trends seen across the state, though Jeffco Schools students continue to score above the state average at every grade level. Colorado’s third through eighth graders have been taking the CMAS […]

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Outdoor Lab

Outdoor Lab to hold open house Sept. 15

September 5, 2018

Jeffco Schools’ two Outdoor Lab sites will host their annual open house on Saturday, September 15  as an opportunity for students and their families to visit each site before spending a week there as part of the sixth-grade curriculum. The open house will be held from 10 am to 2 pm at both the Windy Peak […]

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