Dear Elbert Families and Staff,
It has been a long 24 hours, but as you know by now, the “credible threat” to schools in the Denver metro area is over. The FBI has confirmed that the suspect was found deceased this morning in the mountains west of Denver. There is no longer a threat to the community.
Thank you to our law enforcement community for their work and proactive steps to keep all of our children safe. Thanks also to our teachers and staff who students look to for comfort in scary moments. As you know, safety is always the highest priority.
Our school will be open tomorrow with heightened safety and security measures in place. We do not provide all of our security details to the public, but know that staff will be extra vigilant. Your children are well protected.
These kinds of incidents are stressful for all of us, but especially for our children. You can find some useful talking points to share with students in the information below this message.
Here are the most important points
Reassure children that they are safe.
Make time to talk.
Keep conversations age appropriate.
Review safety procedures.
Observe children’s emotional state.
Limit television viewing of these events.
Maintain a normal routine.
Thank you for your cooperation and patience during these trying times. As with any incident of this kind, we are debriefing our response and always looking for ways to improve.
Please take a moment to hold your loved ones close, and on this 20th anniversary of Columbine, keep the family members of the victims in your thoughts.
As you likely know, Denver area schools were closed yesterday while the FBI searched for a woman who was considered armed and dangerous. She is now no longer a threat.
We know there are many of you who are home today with your children and wondering what to tell them. You're not alone. This has been a truly terrifying situation.
National Association of School Psychologists has some very helpful tips on how to talk to children about violence we wanted to pass along.
If you have more resources to share, please consider sharing them with our Facebook community.
Please take care of yourselves and others today and every day.
Lisa Weil Executive Director Great Education Colorado
The Elbert School Music Department will be presenting its Spring Concerts on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Please note the change of date. The Elementary Program will begin at 6:30 pm featuring the 4th and 5th Grade Recorder Ensembles followed by the musical "Journey Into Outer Space!" presented by grades K-3. The Secondary Program will begin at 7:30 pm including performances by the Choir Club, Middle School Band, High School Jazz Combo, and a grand finale featuring the combined MS/HS Band. Please come support the talents of our fine school musicians!
Elbert School is happy to announce a new Parents Online app for your smart phone. This app makes it so simple to check your student's progress report, grades, attendance, etc., while you are on the go. To download the app access the iPhone app store or the Google play store, search for Go.Edustar, install the app and follow these instructions.
The April edition of the Bulldog Community Beat has information on amazing upcoming events and insights into activities that have been occuring at Elbert School. Take a look at what is happening this spring!
CHANGES IN BUS ROUTES
Beginning next Tuesday, Feb. 12, Elbert School bus routes will be changing, and your pick-up/drop off times will change accordingly.
Due to some unfortunate events, we will be running 3 routes, instead of the usual 4. This change will be permanent for the rest of the year. Drivers will be contacting you with updated AM and PM times before next Tuesday. In addition, there will now be two town pick up points: the Christian Church and the Post Office. Buses will be at these pick up points at 7:40 AM.
We appreciate your continued support and patience. This was not an easy decision, but we feel it is the best solution for everyone at this time. If you have any questions, please contact the school or your bus driver.
Elbert School District #200 provides the online student registration application called EZSchoolEnroll. If you need help with your EZSchoolEnroll account, please contact Lauren Millard at 303-648-3030 or email her: email@example.com. For additional information about our online enrollment program EZSchoolEnroll and our online lunch account payment program EZSchoolPay please see the Parent Resource Page.
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