The BVSD Superintendent, Dr. Anderson, presented to the Board the plan to open schools on August 26 in Phase 1: Home Learning only. Updated details can be found at: Back Together BVSD Reintroduction Plan
Dear Wonderful Whittier families,
Welcome back to the 2020-21 school year! This year will be a year like no other but I am confident in our amazing community of families and staff to make the most of it. I know there are many, many questions out there so here is a link to FAQs that I am hearing so far and that I will continue to add to including notes from my Google Meets for parents.
Key dates coming up:
August 10th 7:45am-3:30pm daily- Main office opens - visitors are not allowed into the building. We can serve you through the vestibule transaction window or you can call us at 720-561-5431
August 21st by 4pm - Class lists published in Infinite Campus
August 26th - First day of Virtual school for Grades 1-5
August 26, 27, 28, 31 - Kindergarten staggered start - details will come from kindergarten teachers
Meet Your Teacher/Back To School nights will be on Google Meet and scheduled by each grade level where you will get a chance to meet the teacher as well as learn important information.
1st-5th grade families, you must login to your Infinite Campus Portal to find out your child’s teacher and complete required paperwork (the ADU process for everyone and Free and Reduced Lunch applications if applicable - FAQs and instructions on how to apply can be found here).
Remember that you do not need to go out and purchase school supplies! Grades K-5 are requesting cash donations on our website at this link: Whittier School Supplies. All students will receive a personal set of school supplies from their teachers to start the year. That way we can ensure every child has the same necessary. Materials pick-ups will be scheduled by grade as the year gets started. The first material pick-up will be before the first day of school for Chromebooks for kindergarten and new families.
Technology support: Our IT Service desk is available and now has bilingual support if you have any issues with your device and setup or are in need of repairs. You can contact them at 720-561-HELP or at IT@bvsd.org.
Please do not hesitate to call the main office if you need anything at 720-561-5431. Also, Alexis Batko, our FRS Coordinator, is back to support families with any financial or other needs and she can be reached at 720-561-2422 after August 10th. We hope that together we can remain focused on our IB vision: as civically-engaged community members, we can all improve our world through intercultural understanding and respect.
Great news! The new K-2 playground has been built! A huge thank you to all the staff and community members who generously donated the time, love, and financial support needed to bring this dream to life!
Huge thanks to all our families and students for all your efforts to make this school successful! We know it was not easy for anyone and we appreciate you! Make sure to watch the farewell video from our staff at 2020 Year End Video.
Yearbooks are delayed. We will plan to mail 5th grade yearbooks and those to anyone who moves away. Everyone else K-4 will receive their yearbook when they return to school.
The second school built in Boulder, Whittier International was founded in 1882 and is situated in the heart of the city. Whittier is a neighborhood school with an international focus, serving students from more than 20 countries. As an authorized International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program school, Whittier incorporates the BVSD curriculum, state standards and an internationally recognized academic framework. “Inquiry” is a primary strategy used to integrate higher-order thinking, questioning and application of content knowledge through science and social studies. In addition, students in K-5 are introduced to Spanish as a world language.