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Calendar Change For Jeffco Schools

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Jefferson County Public Schools announced a calendar change for schools next month on March 19th. Visit the Jeffco Schools website for the full post explaining the change, in English and Spanish. You can also visit the Colorado Education Association website to learn more about the CEA Day of Action.To find out more about For the

Former Spanish teacher sentenced for kissing student, sending nude photos

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CENTENNIAL, Colo. — A former Spanish teacher at Arapahoe High School was sentenced Monday on accusations that she kissed a student-athlete and sent the 16-year-old boy nude photos of herself over Snapchat.

Sarah Elise Porter pleaded guilty in November to one count of attempted sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust.

Go to 9News to read the rest of this story.

Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, LPS will implement its immunization policy and follow state law as written.

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From the Littleton Public Schools Website-

Board Policy, JLCB

“The Board directs the superintendent or designee(s) to annually provide parents/guardians of each student enrolled in the district a copy of the standardized immunization document developed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The standardized immunization document includes a list of required and recommended immunizations and the age at which each immunization should be given.

No student is permitted to attend or continue to attend any school in this district without meeting the legal requirements of immunization against disease unless the student has a valid exemption for medical or non-medical (religious or personal) reasons.

Students who do not submit an up-to-date certificate of immunization or a written letter confirming the date of appointment for required immunization(s) or a valid exemption will be suspended and/or expelled from school according to this policy’s accompanying regulation.

All information distributed to parents/guardians by the district will inform them of their rights to seek an exemption from immunization requirements.

Compliance with the immunization expectations is required for enrollment and attendance in LPS schools, unless the student has a valid exemption for medical or non-medical reasons.”

Continue reading on the Littleton Public Schools website for more information on state law and access to local health resources.


Read JeffCo Superintendent Dr. Jason Glass’ letter on respect and civility

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The letter begins…

Dear Jeffco Community,

October snowstorms are unusual, even in Colorado, but I do hope that you take a moment to enjoy and appreciate the majesty and beauty that the coming of winter brings.

As you know, Jeffco Public Schools enacted a two-hour delay schedule today, a relatively new procedure for us, as the district did not previously have this as an option. There will be things we will learn from this experience today and we will evaluate how to make our two-hour delayed start more efficient when we need it in the future. Based on the reports I have received from numerous schools and my own experiences this morning, the two-hour delay was successful and ultimately the right decision for our community. I appreciate our staff, parents, and students for your part in making that happen.

Continue reading the rest of the letter on the Jeffco website.

Multiple School Districts Announce Early Release Times

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Third Warren Tech Campus Will Be In Littleton

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Jefferson County Public Schools announced last week that the third Warren Tech campus facility will be on the Dakota Ridge campus, in Littleton.  As seen in the Next video with Kyle Clark, the need for this kind of program from the business community is only growing.  This is good news for the students in the program, as well as the local business community.

According to Tim Reed, Executive Director, Facilities and Construction Management, for Jeffco Public Schools, “Dakota Ridge is a large site with good access. Warren Tech North at Arvada West High School has shown that the proximity to a large existing high school is a measure of success. The Warren Tech South campus will be ideally positioned, with the ability to serve two large high schools: Dakota Ridge and Chatfield”.

Read the full press release from Jeffco Public Schools.


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From the Littleton Public Schools website:

Littleton Public Schools received a $298,034 grant from the Arapahoe County Open Spaces for a new playground for the Options schools during the Board of Education meeting on September 26, 2019. In addition to a completely new playground, there will be fitness stations, a large chessboard, outdoor picnic areas with shade covering, basketball and tetherball courts, and resurfacing of the play areas and asphalt. There will also be two play areas – one for 5-12 year-olds and another area geared for high school students.

“We are so excited! The process takes about a year and a half to plan and execute, and the installation of the playground to begin this fall,” said Robyn Zagoren, LPS District Wellness Coordinator. “I would like to thank the partnership we have with the City of Littleton, as they are giving us $50,000 as part of the cash match needed for the grant.” The playground will be open to the community before and after school, weekends and holidays.


Featured Image: (Front row L-R) Robyn Zagoren, LPS District Wellness Coordinator, Bev Bradshaw, Open Spaces and Trails Advisory Board, Josh Tennyson, Open Spaces Grants and Acquisitions Manager, and Options Principal Ashley Broer. (Back row L-R) BOE members Jim Stephens, Richard Reichardt, Jack Reutzel, Superintendent Brian Ewert, Kelly Perez and Carrie Warren-Gully.

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