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It has been our intention to return to some form of in-person learning as soon as it was determined by our health departments that it is both safer and feasible to do so. On September 21, during our virtual town hall with county health department officials, we reviewed the current coronavirus data for our community. To this end, our county health agency partners have made the recommendation that it is now appropriate for us to return to a hybrid learning model. Click here to watch the virtual town hall discussion about the data guiding our decisions and current levels in our community. 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. LaunchED student’s schedules will not be impacted by this change.
Cómo usted sabe, nuestra intención ha sido volver a alguna forma de aprendizaje en persona tan pronto cómo nuestros departamentos de salud determinen que es más seguro y factible hacerlo. Anoche, durante nuestra junta virtual con los funcionarios del departamento de salud del condado, revisamos los datos actuales del coronavirus para nuestra comunidad. Con esto, nuestros asociados de las agencias de salud pública del condado han recomendado que ahora es apropiado que regresemos a un modelo de aprendizaje híbrido. Haga clic aquí para ver la discusión de la junta virtual sobre los datos que guían nuestras decisiones y los niveles actuales en nuestra comunidad. 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. Los horarios de estudiantes LaunchED no serán impactados por este cambio.
The 2020-21 school year is my 14th year at Central Elementary. Prior to coming to Central, I was the principal of Westminster Elementary in the Adams 50 School District for 11 years. Prior to that I was an assistant principal in a middle school for three years and taught for three years as a 5th grade teacher in Houston, Texas. When I was still young and handsome, I worked as a teacher for 14 years in the Grand Rapids Public Schools in Michigan.
I currently live in Westminster with my wife, Marta, a clinical specialist for a company that works with and provides relief for tinnitus sufferers. We have two sons - Jordan, works for a finance firm in the Tech Center, and Andrew, who works in the finance department of a law firm in downtown Denver. In our spare time we enjoy going up to the mountains, hiking, snowshoeing, and going out for breakfast at Panera!
As the principal of Central Elementary, I am truly blessed to work at such an amazing school with its rich history of educating the children of Longmont. The involved parents, the dedicated staff, and the incredible kids give Central a tremendous feeling of family and community! It truly is a GREAT place to be! I look forward to another year - as challenging as it is! - of working together to provide our students with a 21st century education and critical thinking skills, and to instill in them the inquisitiveness and passion for life-long learning that will prepare them to be successful citizens in a global society.