August 11, 2020

The Board of Education met this morning for a Special Meeting-Study/Dialogue Session to discuss the appointment of an interim superintendent and get an update on the Restart Plan.
Board of Education Announces Kristopher Schuh as Interim Superintendent
This morning, the Board voted to appoint current Deputy Superintendent/Chief of Schools Kristopher Schuh as interim superintendent. The Board intends to conduct a nationwide search beginning this fall for the next superintendent for Jeffco Public Schools. Board President Susan Harmon shared, "We are pleased to appoint Mr. Schuh as our interim superintendent as he brings many years of service to Jeffco, and will provide consistency through this time of transition."

Mr. Schuh has been an educator for 28 years, with 20 in Jeffco. He attended universities in Minnesota, Spain, and Colorado and earned degrees in U.S History, Spanish, Educational Counseling, and a licensure in Educational Administration. He began his professional career in Wisconsin as a middle school teacher and moved to Colorado to teach and coach at J.K. Mullen High School. During his 20 years in Jeffco, he has worked as a baseball and football coach at Pomona High School, school counselor at Moore and Wayne Carle Middle Schools, induction coordinator, assistant principal at Wayne Carle Middle, principal at Evergreen Middle, and community superintendent. His wife is an elementary teacher in Jeffco and their daughters attend Jeffco neighborhood schools.
Restart Plan Update

The Board also received an update on the Restart Plan from Dr. Mark Johnson from Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH), who shared the state of the COVID-19 situation in Jefferson County, and from Jeffco Public Schools leadership that included this presentation demonstrating the district's plan for start-of-school, mitigation strategies, collaboration with JCPH, screening processes at schools, how quarantines will work, ventilation improvements, remote learning improvements and academic expectations, and special education, gifted and talented, and mental health support.
It's officially back-to-school time! We have created a checklist for families to be sure everyone is ready for the start of school.

Click on the picture to view the list, or visit this Registration Checklist webpage for more.

Families should also review their school website for any location-specific registration activities or requirements.

Hot tip: As you start to prepare for the return to learning, consider reviewing the Family Technology Resources page to be sure all your technology is ready to go!
SCHOOL MEALS: August 24 - September 4 Remote Learning Period

During the opening two-week remote learning period of August 24 - September 4, all Jeffco students will have access to school meals. Meals will be provided for pick-up at 8 sites (to be announced soon) from an outside location. Sites will be open Monday - Friday, and students may receive a lunch and breakfast at the specified pick-up time.
  • Meals are no longer universally free. Meal prices for the 2020-21 school year are below. 
  • Families must complete a Free and Reduced Meals Application for the 2020-21 school year. 
  • Students who qualify for free and reduced-price meals will receive breakfast and lunch at no cost. 
  • Please use SchoolCafé to deposit money in student accounts before school starts.
  • All students receiving meals must have their student ID number at the pick-up sites. 
  • Enhanced safety measures will be in place at each pick-up site including required face coverings and social distancing.
Meal Prices for 2020-21:
Elementary Breakfast, $2.25
Secondary Breakfast, $2.50
Elementary Lunch, $3.50
Secondary Lunch, $3.75
We look forward to seeing you at our meal pick-up locations soon!
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: What Will School Look Like? Watch A Day in the Life... a Jeffco Elementary School a Jeffco Middle School a Jeffco High School
Partnership lowers higher ed barriers for up to 150 Jeffco Public Schools students

The Jeffco Schools Foundation is providing more than $430,000 in scholarships through the support of the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) to increase the accessibility and affordability of obtaining a college degree at the University of Colorado Boulder. Through generous donations from individuals and industry partners such as The Ball Foundation, CU Boulder will be able to double the impact of COSI dollars with matching scholarship funds for a combined total of more than $860,000 in student awards. We thank these groups for their support of Jeffco students. Read more here.
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Just a few of the updates to Summer Resources this week - stop by and check it out!
Restart Jeffco: stop by for information, resources, and FAQs!
Summer Food Service continues through this Friday at 11 locations, M, W, & F, 10:30a - 1p - more here.
Need school supply assistance? The Action Center can help Aug. 10 - 15. Schedule appointment here.
DONATE to Jeffco Schools Foundation - help Jeffco families impacted by COVID-19.