MAR 20, 2020

March 20, 2020 - Vol. XXIII

Grizzly Growl

Classroom News

RMAE Students attended their virtual classrooms this week! Students and Teacher's did a geat job!

Fun Tips to Avoid Cabin Fever!

  • Make a cardboard fort
  • Set up a treasure hunt
  • Bake Together
  • Put a puzzle together
  • Play outside!

A message from the Principal 

Dear RMAE families,

I hope this finds you healthy and sane.  I think the theme for the past week has been “adjustment” with kids learning at home, balancing device use, balancing work and many more.  For me, it’s all those and the struggle of not interacting in person with our amazing students, staff, and families. To say we miss the happy chatter and faces of our community is an understatement.  On the other hand, we know we are doing our part to support everyone’s health and well-being. 

The past few days have been challenging for everyone and as we’ve learned, our remote learning will continue through April 17th.  The RMAE staff thanks you for your grace, understanding, and flexibility as we navigate our new reality.  As a team, we are reviewing and reflecting on the organizational structure while keeping the education of our students a priority.  To eliminate some overlap are also creating a schedule for live zoom sessions.  We will send out more information on Monday March 30.

Along with Jeffco, we will transition to a modified instructional schedule.  Monday will be for staff planning and learning while students take the day to complete assignments from the previous week.  Tuesday through Friday will be instructional days.  I hope you are able to truly take a break next week to recover and enjoy time with family.

Be safe and healthy.

Dr. Ann Hudson

RMAE Happenings 

Virtual Learning Extended: Jeffco Public Schools has extended its Remote Learning program until April 17, with a one-week hiatus for the district’s spring break scheduled for March 23 - 27.  Please refer to the district’s coronavirus information page  as new information becomes available from public health resources, including the CDC.   RMAE will continue to follow the district's direction as they have been coordinating with local public health agencies


Monday, March 23-Friday, March 27 - Breakfast: 8 - 9am and Lunch: 11:30a - 12p. Grab and Go meals are available at no cost to all children 18 years and younger at:

  • Arvada K-8
  • Alameda High - NEW, BEGINS THURSDAY, 3/19
  • Colorow Elementary
  • Edgewater Elementary
  • Foothills Elementary
  • Lasley Elementary
  • Parr Elementary
  • Wayne Carle Middle - NEW, BEGINS THURSDAY, 3/19
  • Welchester Elementary - NEW, BEGINS THURSDAY, 3/19
  • West Jefferson Elementary
  • Wheat Ridge High - NEW, BEGINS THURSDAY, 3/19

Please do not come to locations if you are sick. In case of severe weather, locations will not operate. Additional school distribution locations will be added as needed. For questions regarding this program, please call 303 982 6748.

Middle School Trips: Unfortunately, The 8th grade trip to Stone Canyon Ranch and the 6th grade trip to Keystone Science School have been cancelled as well as the already stated 7th grade trip to SeaCamp. Refunds are currently being processed.  

Spring Break is here! We recognize some of the typical choices for entertainment and enrichment throughout the week might not be as readily available during this time of social distancing. However, here are some fun and (yes!) educational options for you and your children to engage in! These ideas include both digital and physical activities. Preschool - 3rd Grade4th - 5th Grade6th - 8th Grade9th - 12th Grade

It’s that time of year to purchase your yearbook! The yearbook staff has been working since August to bring you the best yearbook our school has had. Our theme this year is "This is Us" -- highlighting and appreciating everything that makes RMAE a special place to be. To make sure that your student isn’t left out, please be sure to order early. We sold out last year! Follow the link below OR visit the RMAE website to place an order today! Order HERE.  

Mrs. Sava has started a GoFund to bring Virtual Expeditions to her classroom!  Check out the details HERE on how she wants to help give her students the world with virtual field trips!

Health Department Update

Coronavirus - Please refer to the district’s coronavirus information page  as new information becomes available from public health resources, including the CDC.   RMAE will continue to follow the district's direction as they have been coordinating with local public health agencies as we monitor the global outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), keeping in close contact with Jeffco Public Health Department (JCPH) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) on this subject.

Community News

Mountain Backpack Program – If you are in need of a hand up to meet the nutritional needs of your family, this program can help. There are no qualification requirements and only contact information is requested. 

Mountain Backpack Program Enrollment Form

Summary of March 2020 Board Meeting

Dear RMAE Families,

In the interest of some normalcy, we are providing our usual summary of the March 12, 2020 Board Meeting HERE

Thank you for Choosing RMAE and Stay Healthy!

RMAE Board of Directors

Upcoming Events

3/20-3/27 - Spring Break

3/30 - Resume Virtual Learning



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