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Jeffco Public Schools recognized for music programming, access

In choir director Chris Maunu’s experience, few places lend themselves to discussion about social issues quite as well as the music room does. While some may picture a choir classroom as a place to … more

Polis 'optimistic' but not certain about schools re-opening in August

Gov. Jared Polis said he expects in-person classes to resume at the state's schools in the fall, but acknowledged that it isn't certain. more

Jeffco Schools preparing for roughly $34 million in cuts

Since the coronavirus outbreak began, school district officials have been prepared to make some reductions to the budget for 2020-2021. But an April 21 letter to the community from Superintendent … more

Jeffco changes approach to grading as remote learning continues

On April 13, Jeffco Public Schools informed families that in response to COVID-19 and the need to transition to remote learning and instruction, grading will look different this semester for students … more

Graduation, college plans not the same for high school seniors

The Class of 2020 has already seen much of their senior year disrupted, if not outright cancelled. Even now, not much is certain about the future, but Jefferson County Public Schools’ spring … more

Charter, private schools navigate weeks of online learning

Up until March 2020, Golden-based charter school Golden View Classical Academy relied on a mostly analog approach to education, said principal Robert Garrow. And when the school decided to transition … more

Jeffco high school graduations postponed until August

With May graduation ceremonies canceled because of the pandemic, Jeffco high schools are organizing to hold graduations in August instead. An April 10 announcement from the school district outlined … more

Outdoor Lab to celebrate first-ever virtual Earth Day

A virtual celebration will bring the Jefferson County community together for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day while raising awareness for the Outdoor Lab program. The Jefferson County-based Outdoor … more

4-H turning obstacles into opportunities

While we are all adjusting to a new and different way of life, members of the Jeffco 4-H youth development program are using this challenging situation to practice several life skills taught by the … more

School of Mines postpones in-person commencement

Colorado School of Mines has postponed all in-person ceremonies for its spring 2020 commencement, originally scheduled for May 7-8, aimed at stopping the spread of the novel coronavirus. Mines … more

Jeffco school district uncertain about staff raises after COVID-19 crisis

An early March estimate showed Jeffco Public Schools may have around $17 million to allocate in its 2020-2021 budget, but at its April 2 meeting, the Board of Education learned that the ongoing … more

Denver metro area school districts close for the school year

As Colorado braces for the COVID-19 peak to hit, 14 Denver metro area school districts jointly announced they will remain closed to in-person learning for the remainder of the school year. … more

In-person learning will not resume this school year in Jeffco

After previously suspending in-person learning through April 30, Jeffco Public Schools sent out an April 3 letter announcing that school buildings will remain closed for the rest of the school year. … more

Colorado extends statewide school closure through April 30

Gov. Jared Polis extended Colorado's statewide school closure through April 30, lining up with federal social distancing guidelines that the White House extended to the end of the month. Polis' … more

Q&A with Jeffco’s Erika Edwards: Feeding families during COVID-19

In addition to taking more than 150 schools, all operating as normal the week of March 9, and transferring them online for the district’s first day of remote learning March 17, Jeffco Public … more

Jeffco sports spring trips, games canceled

In the second week of March, the Wheat Ridge High boys’ baseball team learned that the team’s spring break trip, a tournament in Phoenix, had been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A … more

To make online learning work, Jefferson County teachers get creative

Every year at Arvada's Drake Middle School, students taking family and consumer science look forward to the cooking unit above all. So, when teacher Kristina Herrin learned that the unit would … more

Jeffco Schools will notify affected individuals but not communities

Jeffco Public Schools sent a March 23 letters to families saying that, because COVID-19 has become so widespread, when a member of a school community tests positive for the illness, the district will … more

Lakewood and high school team up for students with disabilities

Lakewood High School’s Jennifer Moriarty has spent the past 15 years preparing the next generation of people with disabilities for life after high school. She helped start the school’s Unified … more

Here's what remote learning looks like in Jeffco

March 12, Jeffco Public Schools announced it would be closing all school buildings the following week, leaving district and school employees a matter of days to ensure that, by March 17, tens of … more
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