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The mission of the Hayden School District is to promote continuous growth in student achievement by providing the support and tools to create a safe, motivating and enriching academic program which meets diverse educational needs.
Please visit the Food Service Page for information on the Free and Reduced Program and Application.
Hard to believe it is the middle of February and we only have two weeks left in the third quarter. Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held the second week of March. Information for scheduling a conference will be coming out soon.
As we continue to look to move forward as a school district with the goal of being a ‘District Accredited with Distinction’ as designated by the Colorado Department of Education, the Board of Education and the district Leadership Team have been working as a team on visioning and planning for the future. The first work session was held in January and the second session is scheduled in February. We will continue to work towards a unified vision as a team and will be holding community meetings to expand and reflect upon the mission in the next couple of months. The desire is to take this district where they do not realize their kids need to go, and once there, their expectation will never go back. It has to happen for the kids.
On behalf of the Board of Education and myself, we express our appreciation for Secondary Principal, Gina Zabel. She has served a total of 22 years at Hayden School District as a teacher and administrator with service, dedication and commitment to students, staff and community. She will be moving from the principal role as this year comes to a close. We honor Gina for her commitment to education over the past years, while she transitions through the end of this school year. We look forward to the opportunity for our community to join us in honoring her at an appropriate time for her personal and professional contributions. Once again, we want to extend our greatest appreciation and support through this transition time.
The school calendar has been adopted for the next two school years (2020-21 & 2021-22). While the beginning and end of the school year dates are similar with starting in mid-August and getting out before Memorial Day, there are some changes in semester dates. The first semester will now end in January. This is quite common in school districts to even out the days in each semester. The calendars are attached and are also posted on the district website under the Calendar tab.
The secondary principal search is underway with the closing date of March 2nd with a desire to have a new principal named before the end of March. The secondary staff created educational beliefs, leadership skills & experience, and personal characteristics & behaviors that will be used as criteria for the secondary principal search. We are seeking parent and community members to be part of the committee. A letter went out last week to all parents with an invite.
The new building, Hayden Valley Schools, is on track to be completed in late July 2020. We have remained on schedule with construction and under budget to date. The entire construction crew is to be commended for their work, exceptional quality, and dedication to the project. This is an amazing facility for our students and something we can be proud of for years to come. We are so fortunate to live in a community that values education and have so much to be proud of.
The Board of Education sponsored a community discussion on the decision of open, closed, or changes to the current off campus policy. Parents, representatives of the sheriff and police department, and Board members openly discussed the opportunities for our students with having an open campus and changes that will bring additional opportunities to the new school. The discussion item will be on the agenda at our March Board of Education meeting.
In honor of Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd, local families have organized Light Hayden Up Blue! ACE hardware will sponsor the event by selling blue light bulbs at $2. If you would like to purchase a blue light bulb, please send $2 with your student and have them take it to the administrative assistant (Lisa or Kim) at their school. Orders and money must be received by Thursday, March 12th by noon. Light bulbs will be distributed to the students the week of March 23rd. We are excited to support the awareness for our local families. Please see the attached flier for more information.
It is an honor to be part of the school district and community; we have so much to be thankful for and the future of education in the Hayden School District.
With Tiger Pride and a love of the community,
Christy Sinner, Superintendent
Hayden High School Drama Club presents “Suessical”
March 6th 7:00 p.m.
March 7th 2:00 p.m.
Hayden High School Auditorium