May 1, 2020
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK STARTS MAY 4
Add a 'Facebook Frame' & Other Ways to Honor Our Jeffco Teachers
We have many virtual celebratory activities planned to honor our outstanding Jeffco teachers starting Monday. Have you created anything yet from Jeffco Makes to celebrate our awesome Jeffco educators? If not, be sure to do so this weekend so we can share out your positive messages first thing Monday!
 
In the meantime, we ask Jeffco parents, guardians, and students to add a frame to your Facebook profile picture ( I Heart My Teacher | Thank You Teachers | Teachers Rock ) so we can join together as a community to celebrate all the educators who positively impact our students each day. #jeffcopride!
 
Looking for other ways to celebrate educators? Check out this webpage created by the Arvada Chamber of Commerce in recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week, where you can shop local and recognize a teacher.
FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
HS Artists: One Week Left - Design Jefferson County's "I VOTED" Sticker!
Designs Due May 8
Design Jefferson County's “I Voted” sticker for the 2020 November election! All Jeffco high school students are eligible to participate. Read more and submit here .
Testing Time: Prepare and Reduce Test Stress
Be Sure Your Student is Prepared for Their School's End-of-Year Testing and Requirements
This time of year can be stressful for some, with tests and other end-of-year activities. Check in with your student to ensure they are up-to-speed with test dates/times and other school requirements for closing out the year. Here are some resources for helping them navigate these busy times:
SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY GARDEN UPDATE
Jeffco school and community gardens will open May 8 with restrictions and following this protocol .
SPECIAL EDUCATION REMOTE LEARNING COMMUNITY FORUM
Tuesday, May 5 or Thursday, May 7 at 7pm
Spanish: Thursday, May 7 at 5pm
The Special Education Department and The Arc of Jefferson County are pleased to co-host a virtual community forum for parents to answer the top 10 questions about providing remote learning services to students with disabilities. Read more and register here .
SUMMER EARLY LITERACY AND MATH PROGRAM FOR K - 2
For students with READ Plan
Jeffco's Summer of Early Learning (JSEL) program will be remote for summer 2020. JSEL is a 6-week, intensive summer program for students currently in grades K - 2 who have a READ plan or are at risk of needing a READ plan. Additional information and registration forms can be found here . ( Spanish here . )
TWO DAYS LEFT: COMPLETE THE REMOTE LEARNING SURVEY #2 BY MAY 3
FROM OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Giving Tuesday: May 5 - From the Jeffco Schools Foundation and the Outdoor Lab Foundation
The Jeffco Schools Foundation and the Outdoor Lab Foundation are key partners of Jeffco Public Schools. These foundations support students throughout our district in a variety of ways, and they have come together to share an opportunity to earn the community's support on this global Giving Tuesday, May 5. They need your support to continue their work for our students, schools, and our district.
Learn more here .
Further Updates From Jeffco Public Health
In case you missed it, on April 29, Jeffco Public Health issued this order which limits PK - 12 school access and prohibits Pk - 12 sports activities in Jefferson County through July 31, 2020.
WANT TO HELP FAMILIES IMPACTED BY COVID-19?
Jeffco Schools Foundation has a designated fund for Jeffco Public Schools.
Subscribe to the Foundation's newsletter here .
FOOD SERVICE LOCATIONS
Grab-and-Go Meals
Anyone 18 and younger
Food Pickup:
Mon, Wed, Fri 10:30a - 1p
Alameda High
Arvada High
Bear Creek High
Columbine High
Dunstan Middle
Jefferson Jr/Sr High
Lakewood High
Pomona High
Wayne Carle Middle
Golden High
West Jefferson Elementary
Wheat Ridge High
Visit this webpage for updated information about district meal services and for other useful community resources to help meet food needs.
Any parent/guardian can pick up meals for their children. Please do not come if you are sick.