Parent Newsletter--September 1, 2017

Trail Ridge Families,

September is upon us and just like that, the school year is in full swing! Thank you to all for helping us get off to a great start. It is so awesome to watch our students grow and they have done a fabulous job adjusting to the start. We are very proud of them!

I’d encourage all parents and guardians to take advantage of the positive momentum built at the beginning of the year and develop the practices that will help the students remain successful throughout the year. Checking Infinite Campus and Schoology regularly and maintaining an expectation that the students complete their homework will pay off with huge dividends.

Parent Conferences are scheduled for the beginning of October, and more information will be sent home in the coming weeks. Please take advantage of the opportunity to stay in communication with your childs’ teachers. The best part is that you do not need to wait for conferences. All teachers and staff can be contacted via email or calling the school office. We are here to help!


Enjoy the last few days of this hot weather!

Eddie Cloke, Principal


Upcoming Dates:

Monday, September 4th is Labor Day. No school!

•There will be a PTO Meeting at 6:30pm on Tuesday, September 5th in the Digital Commons. All are welcome to join the meeting!

Wednesday, September 6th is the first Late Start Day of the school year. Students will begin school at 10:15.


Important Notes:

•Please consider applying for Leadership St. Vrain. Visit for more information.

•The LTP iPad Insurance window for the 2017-2018 school year is closing on September 5th. Parents who wish to join the insurance pool for this year will need tomake at least a partial payment within this window. The 2017-18 Insurance cost is $35.


Community Discussion:

State of St. Vrain Valley & National Trends in Education

St. Vrain Valley Schools is one of the fastest growing and most innovative school districts in the nation. This is a result of strong leadership and a commitment to strengthening infrastructure, technology, high-quality instruction and overall student achievement.

This success is also built upon interconnected partnerships with our teachers, staff, students, parents, business and corporate partners, and elected officials. As St. Vrain launches the start of the 2017-2018 school year, St. Vrain Valley Schools’ Superintendent, Don Haddad, Ed.D., will host a series of community discussions beginning in early September. These meetings will focus on student achievement, infrastructure and growth, financial accomplishments, and local and national trends in education.

All community members are welcome to attend any or all of the following meetings scheduled across our school district. Join St. Vrain Valley Schools in celebrating its successes and exploring the possibilities that lie ahead.


Times, Dates and Locations

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 5 – Niwot High School

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 6 – Longmont Museum, Auditorium

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Monday, September 11 – Longmont Museum, Auditorium

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Monday, September 18 – Mead High School

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 19 – Longmont Library, Large Meeting Rm.

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Monday, September 25 – Frederick High School

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Monday, October 9 – Lyons Middle/Senior High School

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 12 – Erie High School



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