School Supplies List 2021/2022 School Year
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Most people do not realize that on a normal basis, the Boulder Valley School District has about 300 students who do not have permanent housing. In just a matter of hours, on Dec. 30, three times that many students were displaced as the Marshall Fire destroyed more than 1,000 homes, damaged hundreds more and forced the evacuation of thousands.
Breakfast and lunch continue to be available at no cost for all BVSD students. No paperwork or sign up is required.
Since the start of the second semester, we have seen a markedly higher rate of absenteeism both amongst students in our schools and our employees, who help to keep those schools open. As we previously communicated, the Boulder Valley School District is NOT considering implementing remote learning as an entire district.
We are opening schools on Wednesday because schools are the center of our community and we need to be there to support those who need it.
Thanks to the diligent work of our emergency management partners and utility companies, all Boulder Valley School District schools will reopen on Wednesday, January 5, as planned. This is incredibly important knowing that schools – both in the area of the fire and outside – can serve a very important role of supporting students and their families following this large tragedy.
This morning, BVSD Maintenance teams were given access to the evacuation zone and began assessing our buildings. While there has been so much destruction, with more than 500 homes lost, it appears that our buildings were spared by the fire. Some were impacted by the heavy smoke and several remain without electricity, gas, water or access to the general public.
Our thoughts are with the many impacted by today’s devastating wildfires in Boulder Valley, including many BVSD students, employees and families.