School District 27J Substitute Appreciation Brunch on June 2
27J substitute teachers and substitute paraprofessionals are invited to an end of the school year Substitute Appreciation Brunch on Friday, June 2. The event will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the District Training Room, 80 S. 8th Ave. in Brighton. Please send an RSVP to cfeighner@SD27J.net to attend.
Attention: Summer Academy Families
Summer Academy schedule and fees will be available online this week. All fees for Summer Academy are due no later than May 30, 2017. Payments can be made online or in person at Brighton Heritage Academy, 830 E. Bridge Street, Brighton, CO, this week and at BOLT Academy, 1850 Egbert Street, Suite 120, Brighton, CO next week.
Students who have signed up for bus transporation can call 303-655-2991 to confirm their route and pick-up time.
27J Announces Two New Administrators
27J is pleased to announce the selection of Heath H. Wilson, currently assistant principal and athletic director at Prairie View High, to serve as the new principal of Southeast Elementary and Harry Waterman, M. Ed. to serve as 27J's newest high school, Riverdale Ridge High, assistant principal and athletic director.
27J Board of Education Recognizes Home Builders' Contributions for Schools
The 27J Board of Education recently recognized the contributions made by several Home Builders to help fund the construction of future schools. The 27J Board thanked the top six contributors to the Capital Facility Fee Foundation (CFFF) at their April 25 meeting. D.R. Horton has been the top contributor since the CFFF was established in 2001. They consistently contribute a capital facility fee for every lot they build on in each of the four cities in the District. This helps to mitigate the impact of new houses bringing student growth into the District. D.R. Horton has contributed over $2.8 million and is currently building in Brighton Crossings, Quebec Highlands, Turnberry and High Point at DIA. Other top contributors recognized were Richmond American Homes (Reunion, Buckley Ranch, Brighton Crossings), Shea Homes (Reunion), Lennar (Amber Creek, Orchard Farms), Meritage Homes (The Preserve, Indigo Trails), and Brookfield Residential (Brighton Crossings).
Please participate in the update of the School District's Local Wellness Policy
Attention 27J! Would you like to participate in the update of the School District's - Local Wellness Policy? Teachers of physical education, representatives of the school food authority, school health professionals, the school board, school administrators, parents, and students are all welcome to join the District Health Advisory committee in reviewing our current policy and participating in final revision that is required by June 30, 2017. The next committee meeting will be held May, 16th. For more information please reach out to the Healthy Schools Coordinator, Ashley Tortorella.
2017-2018 Colorado Preschool Program applications now being accepted
The Colorado Preschool Program (CPP) is a state-funded early childhood education program administered by the Colorado Department of Education. CPP provides the opportunity for young children who are at risk for starting elementary school unprepared. Learn more about Colorado Preschool Program.
Student Open Enrollments & Registration being accepted for Reunion Elementary
Parents enrolling students for the 2017-2018 school year, can now send open enrollment forms and registration packets for students to attend the new Reunion Elementary School. Enrollment forms and registration packets can be emailed to Lisa Egan at legan@sd27J.net or dropped off at Second Creek Elementary School, 9950 Laredo Dr. Reunion Elementary School, is still under construction, but will be open for grades preschool through fifth starting in August. Reunion Elementary School is located at 11021 Landmark Dr. in Commerce City. For questions about enrolling at Reunion Elementary School, contact school secretary Lisa Egan at legan@sd27J.net or call 720-685-8505.
Turnberry Elementary awarded the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award for second time!
The Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Awards are given to schools that demonstrate exceptional student growth. On the school performance framework that is used by the state to evaluate schools, these schools "exceed" expectations on the indicator related to longitudinal academic growth and "meet or exceed" expectations on the indicator related to academic growth gaps. Congratulations to the students, staff, and community at Turnberry Elementary School on this prestigious honor!
Applications accepted for ECARE free full-day kindergarten spots
School District 27J has been awarded funding from the Colorado Department of Education to implement ECARE (Early Childhood At-Risk Enhancement) Kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year. This is an extension of the Colorado Preschool Program and will service students who are considered to have risk factors linked to potential academic failure. This program will offer full-day kindergarten free of charge to those families that qualify. Click here to learn more about qualifying factors and to download an application [Español]