Weld RE5J School District

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Van and Bus Drivers Needed

We are searching for people to join our Transportation team. We need people to drive full sized buses as well as our mini-vans.

This part-time position works well for those who are retired, self-employed, or parents with students in school. We offer paid training to help you prepare for any necessary tests.

If you are interested please apply at the “EMPLOYMENT” drop-down
and follow the prompts to apply. We look forward to hearing from you.

Transportation Department
Weld County School District RE-5J
110 S. Centennial Dr., Suite A
Milliken, CO 80543
970-587- 4020
terry.ruddick@weldre5j.org
kathy.seele@weldre5j.org
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Message to MMS Families

Dear Milliken Middle School Parents:

After school today, a rumor was circulating that a middle school student made threatening comments about our school to other students. We investigated this rumor and do not find it to be credible. We informed law enforcement right away and we will have our School Resource Officer (SRO) and additional law enforcement on site tomorrow.

While we don’t believe that any students were in danger related to the rumor of the threat today, we take every threat seriously and involve law enforcement in every instance. We do not tolerate behavior that threatens to endanger people in the community.

The safety of our students is always top-of-mind. Please be assured that our priority is to keep our students safe and to keep you informed regarding your child’s safety and wellbeing. If you have information that you or your child can share, you can use the Safe2Tell anonymous reporting website at https://safe2tell.org/ and/or share information with any administrator at our school and our SRO.

Sincerely,


Mr. Ron Hruby
Principal
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Roosevelt Lock-Out Lifted

We are committed to letting you know about incidents that affected Roosevelt High School today. Our school was placed on a lockout and remained on a lockout for about 90 minutes. There continues to be enhanced police presence around RHS.

We would like to commend the swift and professional response of our school staff and students during today’s lockout. Per our safety procedures, if you tried to gain access to the school while it was on lockout, you were denied access. We appreciate your patience and understanding. The safety of our students is our top priority.
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Roosevelt High School Lock-Out

Roosevelt High School is currently on a “Lock Out” due to a threat that was reported to Safe2Tell. The Johnstown Police Department is investigating the threat. All students will remain in the building and for security reasons, no one will be allowed to enter or leave the building. We ask that you please do not come to the school to pick up your child as you will not be allowed to enter the building.

We are currently working on an alternative plan for releasing students if the Lock Out is not lifted at our regular release time. We will keep you updated with information as soon as we have it.

All students are safe at this time. Law enforcement is working to determine if this is a credible threat. Thank you for your patience.
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Weld County RE-5J Future Bond and Mill-levy Referendums

A Message from the Weld RE-5J School District Board of Education
August 2018

Today, we want to share with you our intention to continue moving, with a sense of urgency, toward funding the district’s deferred maintenance issues and asking our community to make significant investments in our schools that support learning, teaching, and innovation.

Over the past year, dozens of people were involved in a Facility Improvements Task Force, the District Accountability Committee, and high school and middle school Design Leadership Teams. They examined a broad range of items including a district demographic study, facility assessments, potential construction projects, and program enhancements along with possible tax impacts. We want to take this opportunity to thank them for their time and outstanding work.

There is no question that we have made progress toward identifying future bond and mill-levy referendums. However, as a school board, we feel that we still have work to do in the coming year to fulfill our responsibility in three areas:

Completing the master planning process, which will include an educational vision, to help drive instruction and facility decisions;
Incorporating our community’s view; and
Ensuring that students get the best education for the tax dollars spent.

None of us believes that we should push “Pause.” Instead, in the 2018–19 school year the district will aggressively pursue opportunities to bring in dollars to offset the cost of facility repairs and to reduce taxpayer impact. These include, but are not limited to, the Colorado Department of Education’s Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) competitive grant program. BEST provides matching funds for capital projects, including new schools, major renovations, additions, and smaller projects. BEST grant applications are due in February of 2019, and notification of awards will occur in May/June 2019.

Additionally, the statewide citizens’ ballot Amendment 73 (Great Schools, Thriving Communities), if passed by voters in November, could bring additional, ongoing revenue to our school district. We are working to understand the requirements of the funding and the potential impact on our district.

To be clear, funding from potential BEST grants and/or Amendment 73 will not be enough. Shortfalls in state funding, totaling $26.3 million since 2009 (when the legislature enacted a maneuver called the negative factor), have prevented us from proactively addressing our maintenance issues and enhancing our facilities. We will require taxpayer support, likely in November 2019, to address pressing capacity issues at the high school as well as repairs, renovations, and expansion needs at our middle and elementary schools.

Building on the tremendous work that has been done, and with the expressed support of our school principals, the district will work with each school and its community— including our most important stakeholders, students—to identify an instructional vision and the resources and facilities needed to support it. The board intends for this to be an open and inclusive year-long process. We look forward to sharing a more comprehensive plan with you, which will include opportunities to engage, in the months ahead.

In the meantime, we invite you to share your thoughts, ideas, and interest in being involved by emailing us at listen@weldre5j.org.
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Statement Concerning Roosevelt High School Safe2Tell Report

Dear RHS Families:

We are so excited to welcome students back to school this week. I look forward to meeting our incoming freshman and new students, and welcoming back returning students and their families. As we start the year, I wanted to take a minute to remind everyone about Safe2Tell Colorado. Safe2Tell gives our students a safe, anonymous way to help someone who is struggling or hurting, learn what to look for, what to listen for, and what to report. Please take a moment to go online with your child and checkout safe2tell.org and available resources.

I also wanted to share that we had a recent Safe2Tell report come through about a threatening message that was posted on snapchat related to RHS. Thanks to this report, the police and our school were notified right away, the student who made the threat was identified, and an investigation and threat assessment is underway.

This is a great example of the system working exactly as it is intended to keep our school community safe. Our partners at the Johnstown Police Department are confident that students are safe at RHS. We are committed to providing a safe environment for students and families every day and dedicated to keeping you informed regarding your child’s safety and wellbeing.

It’s going to be a great year at RHS for students. We can’t wait to get started!

Sincerely,
Trevor Long
RHS Principal
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