Participate in the Budget Process
Jeffco Public Schools has a long history of gathering community input about funding priorities. As the Board of Education begins the budgeting process for the 2014-15 school year, this tradition will continue. Parents, students, community members and district staff are being asked to read a letter to stakeholders, which describes the board’s goals, and then provide feedback about the budget by completing an online survey. The board will also be hosting a series of community meetings to gain more public participation in the budget process.
The 2014-15 school year budget must be finalized by June 2014.
Community Engagement Meetings
Members of the Board of Education will be hosting a series of community meetings in Jeffco schools. You are invited to attend one of these meetings and make your voice heard.
Monday, March 3, 5:30-7 p.m. – Standley Lake High School and Evergreen High School
Wednesday, March 5, 5:30-7 p.m. – Chatfield High School and Arvada West High School
Saturday, March 8, 9:30-11 a.m. – Lakewood High School and Dakota Ridge High School
All meetings will take place in the school’s library with the exception of Lakewood High School. That meeting will be held in the school’s lecture center.
BELOW IS THE TCAP TESTING SCHEDULE
FOR COLOROW STUDENTS GRADES 3-6
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD
GETS TO BED EARLY THE NIGHT BEFORE THE TEST, HAS A GOOD BREAKFAST THE MORNING OF THE TEST AND ARRIVES TO SCHOOL ON TIME THE DAY OF THE TEST.
STUDENTS IN GRADES 3-6 WILL NEED TO BE IN ATTENDANCE ON THE DATES AND TIMES LISTED BELOW:
March 3rd Grades 3, 4 5 & 6 Writing Session #1 from 8:00-11:45
March 4th Grades 3, 4 5 & 6 Writing Session #2 from 8:00-11:45
March 5th Grades 4, 5 & 6 Reading Session #3 from 8:00-11:45
March 6th Grades 4, 5 & 6 Reading Session #4 from 8:00-11:45
March 7th Grades 4, 5 & 6 Writing Session #5 from 8:00-11:45
March 11th Grades 4, 5 & 6 Reading Session #6 from 8:00-11:45
March 12th Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6 Math Session #1 from 8:00-11:45
March 13th Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6 Math Session #2 from 8:00-11:45
March 14th Grades 4, 5 & 6 Math Session #3 from 8:00-11:45
EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSURES
Emergency School Closures
When the snow flies or rain falls, Jeffco may close schools to keep students and staff safe. Jeffco families and staff are notified via SchoolMessenger, a voice message to parents’ phone, email, or text message. You determine how you get messages by setting up notifications in JeffcoConnect. The district will place information on its hotline at 303-982-6600, on its website at www.jeffcopublicschools.org, on Facebook and Twitter. The local news channels are also alerted so they may broadcast school closures. Watch this video in Windows or QuickTime to see how Jeffco arrives at the decision to close schools.
WHEN YOU HEAR OF SCHOOL CLOSURES PLEASE NOTE THAT COLOROW IS A
JEFFERSON COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL
AND NOT A LITTLETON PUBLIC SCHOOL.
District Annual Report
2012-2013 District Annual Report Available
Each year, state and federal law requires school districts to publish an annual report to provide parents and the community with information about performance. Jeffco’s document talks about student achievement, how the taxpayer’s money is spent for education and highlights of the year’s activities. The federal “No Child Left Behind” law and the Colorado Department of Education specify that certain information must be included in the annual report, such as assessment and accountability data, and information about the qualification of the district’s teachers. In addition, Jeffco Public Schools Strategic Planning and Advisory Council, a citizens advisory group, also provides details about its activities for the year.
A copy of the 2012-2013Jeffco Public Schools Annual Report to the Community can be obtained at any school or viewed online at: http://www.jeffcopublicschools.org/publications/annual_reports/index.html
The Colorado Department of Education also provides information for parents about school performance online at: http://www.schoolview.org.
COLOROW ELEMENTARY SCIENCE FAIR
APRIL 8th, 2014
Open House and Awards:
6:00-7:30 in the gym
Entry forms need to be turned in to the office by March 14th.
Science Fair Coordinators: Stacy Howard and Kendall Zimmerman
FOR ADDITIONAL SCIENCE PACKETS CLICK HERE
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Effective July 29, 2013, parents & guardians can log on to their Jeffco Connect accounts to:
Select how to Receive School Messenger Calls
Pay School Fees
If you have forgotten your Username or Password please contact the school after July 24th.
First Round Choice Enrollment
Jan. 8th - 24th
Second Round Choice Enrollment
Feb. 19th - Aug. 29th
For those wishing to enroll at Colorow but don't live in the "homeschool" area