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Important Information for Everyone
  • Bond Questions Answered: With the Board of Education voting to pursue a bond issue to rebuild our elementary and preschool buildings, we have drafted answers to frequently asked questions about the 2016 bond and mill levy. Read more...
  • Reminder! Please Update Your Emergency Contact Information: Adding or updating emergency contact information in iVisions. It’s easy. It’s fast. It’s necessary! Read more...
  • Technology: Some very helpful tips and tricks to save you time and help you get the most out of district technology. Read more...
Information for Teachers and Administrators
  • School Fundraising Opportunity: Fins & Noodles Italian Seafood restaurant is looking to partner with our schools by offering a fundraising opportunity to local schools.  Read more....
  • Englewood Library Resources: The Englewood Public Library can pull books for you in advance so they're ready for you when you pick them up. Read more....
Reminders
  • Rocky Mountain PBS Annual Fiction Writing Contest: Sept. 26-Nov. 23. Read more...
  • Save the Date: Share Fair Denver on Oct. 8. Read more...

 
Important Information for Everyone
 
 

Bond & Mill Levy Questions Answered

 

Q: What led the Board of Education to decide it was time to rebuild Englewood Elementary Schools?

In 2011, Englewood voters approved a bond to renovate or rebuild Englewood’s middle and high schools. Knowing that the elementary schools were also aging and in need of repairs, the Board of Education promised the community that it would also revisit the elementary schools within 5 years.

In order to make sure that it was following the will of the community, the district convened a group of citizens, parents, teachers, and district staff called the Facilities Long-Range Planning Committee to study the state of our facilities and explore all possible options to ensure they were meeting the needs of our students and community. At the same time, a series of town hall meetings were conducted at each school in order to engage in dialog with school communities about the challenges and celebrations each of our schools were facing.
 
After touring schools, hearing from experts, studying demographics, and conducting a community survey, the Facilities Long-Range Planning Committee recommended that the Board of Education explore the cost and feasibility of renovating or rebuilding all four elementary school buildings and preschool facility, and pursue a bond election in order to fund the projects. 

 

After consulting with expert architects around costs and feasibility, it was found to be more cost-effective and more long-lasting to rebuild the buildings entirely rather than attempt to simply repair or renovate existing structures. 
 
Q: Why do we need new schools instead of just making repairs or renovations?

Our elementary school buildings were built over 60 years ago, when standards for learning and safety were different. Though we work hard to create clean and safe learning environments for our students, there are some challenges with the buildings that we cannot overcome. Old HVAC systems, out-of-date ADA accessibility, fire safety systems that are not up to current code, and other issues would be costly to update piecemeal. Building new schools is more cost-effective than remodeling and updating the older buildings as it will save on maintenance costs and ensure the buildings are safe and clean learning environments for students for the next 50 plus years.
  
Q: What is a Bond Election?

A Bond Election is to approve the District’s issuance of general obligation bonds to fund capital needs.

Capital needs are generally defined as assets that have a useful life over one year. Type of expenditures include: building new schools; equipping and furnishing new schools; repair, renovate, improve, enlarge existing facilities including updating heating and ventilation systems, roofs, wiring and plumbing; other major costs including larger technology purchases, safety and security systems and innovation projects.

This requires approval by District voters and is funded through personal and business property taxes.

In this case, the District is asking for $97.5 million dollars to rebuild Bishop ElementaryCharles Hay World SchoolCherrelyn ElementaryClayton Elementary and the Early Childhood Education Center at Maddox.

Q: What is a Mill Levy?

A mill levy is based on assessed property tax and is used by local governments or school districts in order to cover annual expenses. In this case, the mill levy would be for $1.5 million and would augment safety and security, attract and retain highly qualified teachers, support staff and leaders, maintain current instructional technology resources, and maintain district facilities and grounds.
 
Click here to read more Q&As. 
 
 

Update Your Emergency Contact Information

Adding or updating emergency contact information in iVisions
It’s easy. It’s fast. It’s necessary! Please take a few minutes to do this important update. In case of an emergency, this is where we will go to find your emergency contact information. If this is blank or we have the wrong information, you’re the one at risk.


1.) Log into your iVision account by going to the District home page>>For Staff>>Technology and District Online Resources>>iVision Log in with the information sent to you by a previous email.
2.) Move the cursor over the drop down menu for Employee Resources
3.) Highlight Profile to open the menu.
4.) Click on Emergency Contacts.
5.) Look at the information and see if it is correct. If it is, no action required.
6.) Click on the magnifying glass icon if the contact information needs an edit.
The form will appear that allows changes.
a.) Once the new information is changed, click on Update Contact.
7.)To add a new contact, at step 6.) click on Add a New Contact.
a.) On the form add the information for the new contact and click on Add Contact.
 

Technology Update

The Technology Department has been hard at work this summer getting things ready for the new school year. In this document you can find some tips and tricks that will help you get the most out of district technology!
 
 
 
School Fundraising Opportunity
 
Fins and Noodles Italian Seafood restaurant is offering local schools the opportunity to book a fundraising event at Fins and Noodles any night Monday through Wednesday. Any school that participates will receive 15% of your school's total sales at the restaurant that evening. The restaurant asks that schools inform parents and community members of the fundraising event, and participants inform their server that evening that they are there to support your school. Fins and Noodles will then give 15% of those sales to your school. If you are interested in booking a fundraising date, contact Robert Sansone at Fins and Noodles at 720-489-6097. Please let the Communications Office know about your date so we can include in our monthly parent newsletters and help promote the event. Email us at info@engschools.net
 
 
Englewood Library Resources
The Englewood Public Library assists teachers by “pulling” books from their shelf and having them ready for you to pick up. The library has a brand new set of state books, country books and biographies (the “Who Was” series).  Please email Kimberly Powers, the children's librarian, at kpowers@englewoodgov.org to assist you in making your next unit come alive with books!

 
StoryMakers Fiction Writing Contest
 
The Rocky Mountain PBS StoryMakers Fiction Writing Contest runs from Sept. 26 through Nov. 23. Submissions will be received online and should be a 700-1,000 word original story. Participants must be in 6th, 7th or 8th grade. No entry fee applies.

3 winners and 5 runners-up per grade will receive:
1-Day storytelling workshop on January 21, 2017 and tour of our television studio in Denver.
Stories posted on our website.
Awesome prizes.
Awards luncheon on February 25, 2017 for students and families which includes keynote speaker, local author and radio personality Dom Testa. Learn more.
 
 
Share Fair Denver on Oct. 8
 
An energizing professional learning event for educators. Hosted at Englewood High School from 8 a.m. to noon. Click here for more information and to RSVP.
 
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