Dear St. Vrain Valley Community,
It has been an outstanding start to the academic year and I want to thank our students, families, teachers, staff and other partners for continuing to support St. Vrain Valley Schools’ drive for excellence in serving our community and advancing public education.
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Erie PK-8 - Opening Fall 2018
- Building Size: 131,000 sq ft
- Site: 22 acres of site development
- Construction Cost: $40,000,000
- Construction Begins: March of 2017
- Construction Ends: Fall of 2018
- School Capacity: ~900 students
We would like to extend a special thanks to the community, students and district staff who participated in the Design Advisory Group that helped with the design of this 21st-century learning environment.
Cyrus Weinberger, Principal | Email
As a teacher and administrator, I am deeply committed to supporting students to achieve their best. I look forward to developing exciting opportunities for our students as well as collaborating with parents, professional partners, and the community to create a robust learning environment that not only challenges, but encourages our students.
Jennifer Conrad, Assistant Principal | Email
It is with tremendous gratitude that I begin my tenure as the Assistant Principal at the Erie PK-8 school. I greatly anticipate the work serving preschool children to middle school adolescents. I look forward to working with the Erie community to develop a school climate of trust, safety and learning, and an exemplary learning environment that meets the needs of the whole child.
The Erie PK-8 Leadership Team is being developed through a series of interviews. The Team will be comprised of teachers from many grade levels, specialists, SPED, and counseling. Our Leadership Team will work together with the building administration in developing the vision and mission for the Erie PK-8 as well as the focus, instruction and curriculum, and school culture and climate. The Leadership Team will begin their work together in January. We will also be adding 2-4 parents to the Leadership Team.
Please join us as we partner with the community to shape the mission and vision for Erie's newest school. Learn about the strengths of a PK-8 model. We will be gathering input about programing preferences and then move onto highlighting building design features as well a construction preview. This will also be an opportunity to ask questions.
- Dec 5, 6:00 p.m., Erie Community Center, Briggs Room
- Jan 9, 6:00 p.m., Erie High School Cafeteria
- Feb 6, 6:00 p.m., Erie High School Cafeteria
- Mar 15, 5:30 p.m., Black Rock Elementary
- Apr 10, 5:30 p.m., Colliers Hill Clubhouse
- May 15, 6:00 p.m. Erie Highlands Clubhouse
Registration and Enrollment
Open Enrollment December 1 to January 16School Name, Mascot and Colors
Beginning in January, the Erie Community will have the opportunity to provide input on the name of the school, its mascot and school colors. Details to come.
All submissions will be reviewed by a committee comprised of community members, parents, educator and students. The committee will present a recommendation of a minimum of three names to the Board for consideration. The Board will have the final decision regarding the facility name.
When will the new Erie PK-8 open?
Erie's new PK-8, located just north of Erie High School, will open in the fall of 2018.
When will the boundaries of the Erie PK-8 be decided upon?
St. Vrain Valley Schools follows an organized process for modifying new school boundaries. Feedback collected from community members and district officials is combined with data accumulated by St. Vrain's planning department on growth/capacity, transportation and safety factors, neighborhood considerations and educational focus program impacts, to formulate approximately three boundary scenarios. Public boundary discussions are then conducted throughout the community to acquire feedback on each scenario. This feedback is heavily considered by St. Vrain's planning department and included in the report to the Board of Education. Initial boundary discussions were conducted in October. A final recommendation will be presented to the Board of Education on November 15.
What schools will Erie PK-8 feed into?
Part of the boundary analysis will include consideration of appropriate feeder schools. The specific pathway in which schools feed into and out of the Erie PK-8 will be finalized once new school boundaries have been adopted by the Board of Education.
When will the name of the school be decided? How is the school named?
The process for naming a school is a matter deserving thoughtful and serious consideration. School facilities may be named for a geographical area, community location or in honor of a deceased individual who has made a significant contribution to the field of education at either the local, state or national level. An advisory committee led by the school's principal will be formed to solicit community input for naming or renaming a school. Community involvement is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2018. A final recommendation will be proposed to the Board of Education prior to the start of the 2018-2019 school year.
When will the school's colors and mascot be chosen?
An advisory committee led by the school's principal will be formed to solicit community input for the school's mascot and colors. Community involvement is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2018. A final recommendation will be proposed to the Board of Education prior to the start of the 2018-2019 school year.
Will the Erie PK-8 offer preschool?
Preschool for both three and four-year-olds will be offered; however, the specific schedule for preschool has yet to be determined. For more information about St. Vrain Valley Schools' preschool program, visit svvsd.org/preschool.
Will the Erie PK-8 offer full-day kindergarten?
Full-day kindergarten is expected for the Erie PK-8. The specific number of classes and full schedule has has yet to be determined. Kindergarten registration begins in December/January each year. For more details visit the district website at svvsd.org/schools/enrollment-registration.
Will the school have an instructional focus?
An advisory committee led by the school's principal will be formed to solicit community input for the school's overall focus and instructional programming.Planning and community involvement is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2018.
Will my student be bussed?
Busing routes and schedules for the Erie PK-8 will become clear once new school boundaries have been adopted by the Board of Education.
Will there be before- and after-school childcare?
The Erie PK-8 will partner with Community Schools to provide licensed before and after school child care. Additionally, the school will offer a variety of enrichment activities based on interests of parents and students.
What other programs will be offered — gifted and talented, special education, etc.?
An advisory committee led by the school's principal will be formed to solicit community input for the school's overall focus and instructional programming.
More to come.
Thank you for your interest in Erie PK-8! We look forward to connecting with you!
3180 County Rd 5
Erie, CO 80516
Cyrus Weinberger, Principal
Jennifer Conrad, Assistant Principal
Cindi Crowder, Administrative Assistant