Welcome To The Parent & GUARDIAN's Resource Page
At the Elbert School we love to communicate with our student's parents and guardians. We feel it is very important to have parent involvement and input throughout a child's career at Elbert School. You are always welcome to schedule meetings with specific teachers and administrators to discuss your child's progress.
Additionally, we offer online resources to track your child's classwork.
School Wellness and Nutrition
Research supports links of healthy eating and physical activity to increased academic performance. Our students today spend up to 13 years and 8 hours a day enrolled in school and it is our belief we play an important role in their health and nutrition. Elbert School Dist. #200 provides our students access to nutritious meals and snacks, opportunities and activities for physical exercise, and the ability to learn about healthy life style choices.
The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 and, the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010, requires that Elbert School Dist. #200 participate in the National School Lunch Program and develop a School Wellness Policy and a Nutritious Foods Choices Policy. For more information please see:
Summer Food Service Program-For more information visit kidsfoodfinder.org for the availability and location of free meals for students of qualifying families during the summer months. Or call the Hunger Free Hotline toll-free at (855) 855-4626 to be connected to food resources in Colorado.
Dear parents and guardians of students in Colorado kindergarten – 12th-grade schools:
• Colorado law requires students who attend a public, private or parochial kindergarten - 12th grade school to be vaccinated against many of the diseases vaccines can prevent. Your student must be vaccinated against:
o diphtheria, tetanus & pertussis (DTaP, DT, DTP, Tdap))
o polio (IPV)
o measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)
o hepatitis B (HepB)
o varicella (chickenpox)
Vaccines are recommended for hepatitis A, influenza, meningococcal disease and human papillomavirus, but are not required.
• Colorado rule requires that students entering kindergarten receive their final doses of DTaP, IPV, MMR and Varicella. Students must receive 1 dose of Tdap vaccine for 6th-grade entry, even if they are under 11 years of age. For additional information please see:
Colorado's Immunization Law (25-4-902 C.R.S.) continues to require schools and child care providers to review and collect up-to-date immunization records for children and adolescents. This law gives the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) the authority to determine frequency of submission for non-medical exemptions. A parent or guardian must only submit a medical exemption (with a health care provider’s signature) once. However, as of July 1, 2016, non-medical exemptions, which may be submitted based on personal or religious objections to immunizations, must be submitted once per year for students in grades K-12. A parent or guardian must claim non-medical exemptions by completing and submitting the appropriate form to the child's school. Parents and guardians can download the required exemption form at https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/vaccine-exemptions. Exemption forms may be submitted online to CDPHE for inclusion in the immunization registry, but parents will still need to supply the school with a signed copy of the exemption. There is no legal requirement to submit the non-medical exemptions via the online registry or to disclose these records directly to CDPHE for inclusion in the registry. In fact, exemption forms submitted to CDPHE would no longer be covered by the confidentiality provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Parents Online Portal
Elbert School does not send out paper progress reports or test scores. Each parent is provided a user name and password to access our Parents On-Line resource, which is our main form of communication regarding grades and test scores. If you have forgotten your user name or password, please contact Kim Gresham (firstname.lastname@example.org) in our IT Department or Lauren Millard (email@example.com) in the main office.
SchoolMessenger Parent Notification System
Elbert School District uses SchoolMessenger as our school to home communication system. The school will use SchoolMessenger to notify parents by phone, text and email in the event of an emergency, school closing or other event. Please make sure the office has accurate contact information. Registering for the Info Center of SchoolMessenger allows parents and guardians to choose how they receive important messages. For more information on how to set up an account see the Parent Instructions and also the SchoolMessenger FAQ.
If you have further questions you can contact Kim Stichler via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parent / Teacher Conferences
Generally, Elbert School conducts two parent / teacher conferences during the school year. The first is in the Fall semester and the second is in the Spring semester. Parents are required to attend these two meetings to discuss their child's progress. Parents are always encouraged to schedule extra meetings, if desired. Parent / teacher conferences are scheduled on October 10, 2016 and March 13, 2017 from 1:30 pm-7:30 pm. Please save the date.
Resources Beyond The Classroom
Special Education Assistance
Elbert offers special assistance to student's who may need extra attention in many subjects. These resources are free to the student and vary in their level of involvement. Programs include extra study sessions, special classes or additional programs. If you think your child would benefit from these services, please contact your student's teacher for more information.
Gifted & Talented Program
Elbert School participates in the Gifted & Talented program as outlined by the Pikes Peak Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES). There are a variety of ways a student can be identified and qualify to participate in the Gifted & Talent program. Click here for more information.
Accident and Dental Insurance
Our student's safety and well-being is our greatest concern and we want them to have medical care in case of an accident. We encourage parents and guardians to enroll their children in accident and medical insurance programs. There are several low cost plans available including K & K Insurance Group or Young Group. Check with an insurance company for additional plans.
The State of Colorado offers Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+), which is for families that earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, but cannot afford private health insurance. The State of Colorado Website provides additional information about medical insurance programs.
Sex Offender Information
Elbert School District is required by law to provide information to parents and eligible students identifying where and how members of the community may obtain information collected by law enforcement agencies related to registered sex offenders. Please see the Sex Offender Directory for additional information.
Additional resources may be found on the Elbert County Sheriff Office web site.
Elbert School District models the K-12 standard response protocol of the I Love U Guys Foundation. More information can be found on their site: iloveuguys.org
Rocky Mountain Poison Control Center
"At the Rocky Mountain Poison Center, we provide confidential advice on any type of poisoning, overdose, accidental medication error (prescription and/or over-the-counter) exposure to chemicals, gases including carbon monoxide, envenomations (snakes, spiders, etc.), drugs of abuse, the list goes on! We are open every minute of every day of the year, including holidays and weekends. We have translation services, so language barriers are not a problem for us. In an actual emergency, please call 800-222-1222 for immediate assistance and you will be connected with a Specialist in Poison Information. Also, we have a variety of poison prevention newsletters and guides available on our website. Visit http://www.rmpdc.org/about-rmpdc/outreach/poison-prevention-tips for more information."
Parent/Teacher Conferences October 10, 2016 1:30 pm-7:30 pm
March 13, 2017 1:30 pm-7:30 pm
Early Access-Pikes Peak BOCES participates in the Early Access to Educational Services K-1. This took effect the beginning of the school year 2008 after the Colorado General Assembly passed legislation in 2008, House Bill 08-1021. In order for this process to move efficiently and for the benefit of these young children, our process of identification begins February 1st and parents will be notified of the determination by May 5th. Please do remember this is not a recruitment effort on our part but a process set forth by the parent seeking Early Access for their highly gifted child. Early Access Brochure
Our Kindergarten class needs additional volunteers to read one-on-one with the children during the school day. If you, or someone you know, is interested in helping out please contact our Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Hinshaw.
The Elbert Booster Club could use volunteers to help staff the Booster Club booth at various athletic events.