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We continue to closely monitor wildfire activity around our community in partnership with the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office and the Boulder Office of Emergency Management. Firefighters have done an outstanding job closing the spread of the Cal-Wood and Lefthand Canyon Fires, and we are incredibly appreciative of their hard work and dedication to protecting our communities. We must remain vigilant and prepared for any changes to the fire’s activity, particularly with high winds forecasted for this afternoon through Thursday morning. Out of an abundance of caution, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office has requested that we extend our closure of in-person learning at school in Lyons through the end of this week.
Beginning Monday, October 5, we will be implementing a hybrid in-person learning schedule for all students who are not currently enrolled in the LaunchED program. Click here to learn more. Comenzando el lunes 5 de octubre, estaremos implementando un programa de aprendizaje híbrido en persona para todos los estudiantes que no estén inscritos actualmente en el programa LaunchED. Haga clic aquí para saber más
Each year elementary and middle schools in the St. Vrain Valley School District complete a process to identify students who demonstrate exceptional ability or performance in one or more academic areas and may therefore qualify for gifted educational services.
These students usually:
The identification process begins with an opportunity for parents and/or teachers to refer students for gifted services. Once nominations are received, students are evaluated over a period of time. Performance in classroom settings, state testing data, standardized test scores, and behavioral rating scales are periodically reviewed. Students may also take additional tests to help determine their ability or achievement during the identification process.
Students qualify for gifted servies when they score in the 95th percentile in each of the three catagories which include: cognitive ability, behavioral/learning characteristics and achievement, as measured with tools approved by the Colorado Department of Education and the district Gifted/Talented Department. If a student qualifies for gifted education services, the parents/teachers will be notified by letter and an Advanced Learning Plan will be developed to meet the child's unique educational needs.
If you believe that your child/student demonstrates exceptional ability and would like to pursue identification for gifted services or if you have any questions, please contact us.