Erie PK-8 - Opening Fall 2018

Overview

  • 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.


Upcoming Events

  • Community meetings around boundary discussions will be held in the Fall of 2017. Information will be posted as soon as it is available.
     


Meet the Principal

Cyrus Weinberger

As a teacher and administrator, I am deeply committed to supporting students to achieve their best and to working with families and teachers to develop robust learning environments. 
 
I attended Whitman College where I graduated with a BA in Philosophy. I received a Master of Arts in Elementary Education in 1999 from the University of Northern Colorado. I then moved to Durango, CO where I taught fourth grade at Riverview Elementary. In 2006, I received an Ed.M in School Leadership from the Harvard Graduate School. While in Cambridge, MA I had the opportunity to work for Education Matters evaluating Special Education Programs. 
 
In 2006, I became the assistant principal of Superior Elementary and then became the principal of Ryan Elementary in 2008. From here, I had the opportunity to be the founding principal of Red Hawk Elementary in 2010. This incredible opportunity allowed me to hire a staff from scratch while developing a collaborative vision. We were able to couple a rigorous academic environment with a comprehensive wellness program, which has led to some outstanding results both in academic achievement and school culture. A cornerstone of our school is the All School Movement Program, which provides students with 35-40 minutes of rigorous activity a day in addition to recess and PE. 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

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 in the community are being planned for October and November of 2017. A final recommendation will be presented to the Board of Education no later than February 2018. Actual dates and times will be communicated at a later date.
 
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.
 
Planning and community involvement is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2018.