Hayden School District promotes excellence in student achievement by providing opportunities and support in creating a safe, inspiring and enriching environment which meets the diverse educational needs of every student.

Hayden School District fosters analytical and creative thinkers who excel, innovate, and persevere in a global society; students and staff who challenge the status quo to promote excellence and integrity in their world.

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Superintendents Letter

May 2, 2022

Hard to believe it is May with the snow and rain we have had but is so needed in our area.  We have just four weeks of school left as we close out the 2021-22 school year.  While we have had some ups and downs, it has been positive not to have to quarantine classes this year and remain in person all year. Many schools did not achieve this during the school year.

We have finalized the student calendar for next year.  There have been some small changes that need to be noted.  School will start at the same time for all grade levels with the bell ringing at 7:55 and instruction starting at 8:00.  The day has been extended by four or five minutes depending on the grade level to meet the required hours needed during the school year.  Elementary will dismiss at 3:50 and secondary will dismiss at 4:10. New bus route schedules will be created to meet the needs of our student riders and will be shared before school starts in August.  Some key dates to look forward to before school starts are:

  • Student Registration: Tuesday, August 2nd from 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Back to School Night: Monday, August 15th
    • Elementary: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
    • Secondary: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Students Back to School: Monday, August 22nd

The State of Colorado continues to work and correct the budget shortfall that has impacted schools over the past several years. The funding that has been lost is often referred to as Budget Stabilization or the Negative Factor. Here are some key facts for the Hayden School district.

How much has the shortfall in state share been for Hayden RE-1?
Since 2009-10, the state has not been able to fully meet its constitutional obligation to equalize funding for school districts, and the loss in state share has been tracked by the Budget Stabilization Factor (formerly known as the Negative Factor). Colorado schools are now in their thirteenth year of state budget shortfalls.

  •  Loss in state share for the 2020-21 school year for Hayden: -$591,712
  •  Loss in state share for the 2021-22 school year for Hayden: -$284,827
  •  Cumulative loss in state share since 2009-10 for Hayden: -$5,673,794

Is Hayden RE-1 considered small rural or rural? Yes, Small rural
A Colorado school district is determined to be rural based on the size of the district, the distance from the nearest large urban/urbanized area, and has a student enrollment of 6,500 students or less. Small rural districts are those with a student population of fewer than 1,000 students.

Hayden RE-1 is a member of the Northwest BOCES.
Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) are an important and vital part of the public educational system in Colorado. Colorado’s BOCES (or Educational Services agencies) are unique in that they are an extension of the local member school districts. A BOCES in Colorado exists at the discretion of its members and provides only those programs and services authorized by its members. Learn more.

State and Local Demographics

A look at

Colorado students

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Hayden RE-1

886,517 Number of students 436
329,600 (37%) Free and reduced lunch 83 (19%)
109,581 (12%) Learning English 11 (3%)
105,399 (12%) Special Education 52 (12%)
62,552 (7%) Gifted and Talented 8 (2%)
60% / 40% Ratio of State Share to Local Share of Funding 32% / 68%

As many are aware of, there is a continued teacher shortage in the nation. As of now, we have one teacher who left in March and one teacher that is retiring at the end of the school year. But, the shortage is impacting many school districts around us this year.  This article highlights some of the reasons this is happening in the education field.

Congratulations to our staff and students of the month for April.  We are proud to honor them at our school board meetings monthly.  April’s students were Myles Pipher, Collin Copeland, and

Bella Svoboda.  Staff included Kalee Voegtle and Jennifer Roderick.

The end of the year brings many additional activities. Here are some key events happening.  More are being scheduled so please make sure you read your ClassTags as they come out for updates.

  • State FFA May 2 & 3rd
  • CTE Awards banquet May 5th
  • Student Council Elections, Awards, Field Day May 12th
  • MS Field Day & Awards May 12th
  • NHS Induction May 17th
  • MS/HS Band Concert May 18th
  • Seniors Last Day May 18th
  • Graduation May 22nd
  • PK Graduation May 25th @ 3
  • Kindergarten Graduation May 25th @ 5:30
  • 8th grade promotion May 25th
  • 5th Grade Promotion May 26th @ 9:00
  • 5th to 6th Orientation May 26th
  • 6th/7th Awards Activities May 26th

The last Parent/Community Townhall will be held Wednesday, May 4th from 6:00-7:00 in the Board Room. All are welcome to attend, and I look forward to seeing you there!


Christy Sinner


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