- Community Schools
The continued safety, well-being, and success of our students, teachers, staff, and community has always been our top priority as we navigate the complex and evolving coronavirus crisis. To that end, our comprehensive task force has outlined a school reopening plan that includes a return to full-time in-person instruction for students in grades PK-5, 6, and 9, and an alternating schedule with a combination of in-person and synchronous real-time online learning for students in grades 7-8 and 10-12.
La seguridad continúa, el bienestar, y el éxito de nuestros estudiantes, maestros, empleados, y la comunidad siempre ha sido nuestra prioridad más importante a manera que enfrentamos la compleja y evolucionante crisis del coronavirus. Con eso en mente, nuestro integro y dedicado grupo de trabajo ha preparado un plan de reapertura de las escuelas que incluye un regreso a la enseñanza en persona de tiempo completo para los estudiantes que están en los grados del PK al 5, en el 6, y en el 9, y un horario alternativo con una combinación de aprendizaje en persona y un aprendizaje sincronizado en vivo en tiempo real en línea a través del Internet para estudiantes en los grados 7 al 8 y del 10 al 12.
A drive-through Community Resource Center will be open from 12:00 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Wednesdays throughout the months of June and July. Bilingual staff is available at the Learning Services Center, 401 S. Pratt Parkway in Longmont. El Centro de Recursos Comunitario de autoservicio estará abierto los miercoles de 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. durante los meses de junio y julio. Personal bilingüe estará disponible en el Centro de Servicios de Aprendizaje, 401 S. Pratt Parkway en Longmont.
Central Elementary is an IB Primary Years Programme School and part of the St. Vrain Valley School District. Our school offers preschool through fifth grade.
The mission of the Central Elementary School Community is to develop knowledgeable, caring and open-minded individuals who engage in inquiry-based learning experiences that promote intercultural understanding and respect in order to become contributing citizens in a global society.
The town of Longmont was founded by the Chicago-Colorado Colony in 1871. The town's first school, Colony School House, was located on the west side of Main Street between Fourth and Fifth Avenues. The building was 24 by 40 feet, and was to be used as a school building until "other suitable facilities" could be found.
Enrollment increased, and in 1878 the school board contracted to add an east wing to the original building. In 1881 a middle wing was added, expanding the capacity of Central School to six rooms. The final section was built in 1908.
The school attendance at Central Elementary grew to 362 pupils in 1936 and remained near this figure until the addition of the Intermediate building in 1950. Enrollment peaked in 1969-70 when 791 students attended Central. The rated capacity at that time was 667 students. Today the enrollment stands around 400 students. Additional programs and remodeling reduced the capacity from its earlier figure.
Discussions were lively when recommendations were made to phase out the original structure. The ability for Central to remain in operation until the present is due to its solid construction. Sixteen inch thick brick walls and stone stairways are features that have allowed it to survive while more recent schools have been razed.
On September 14, 1976, Central School was designated as a Longmont Historic Landmark. More remodeling was done in that year, putting a library in the basement of the Intermediate building. The school remained essentially untouched until 1991. Old Central and the Intermediate building were connected by a new media center and computer lab, an elevator was added, and improvements were made to both buildings.