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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Over the course of the past two days, we have had two lock downs at the high school. Both lockdowns were in response to threatening statements written in a girl’s bathroom at school. It is important for you to know that we are working diligently to track down who wrote these statements. All camera video footage is being reviewed and students are being questioned by high school administration in efforts to find the person or persons responsible.   Once found, charges will be filed with the police and the student will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.   This unacceptable behavior has not only caused a disruption to our educational environment for students and teachers, it has negatively impacted their emotional health, and their trust in the safety of our school.  I would like to reassure you and your student that providing our students with a safe and secure learning environment is our number one priority.

There have been many false rumors going around via social media and the press, that I would like to lay to rest. There has been no bomb threat made to the school and there has been no weapon found in the school as part of these incidents.

If you or your child has any information that will assist us in this matter, please call the high school and ask to speak with an administrator at 303-857-7100. If you wish to remain anonymous you can call safe2tell at 1-877-542-7233.

I would like to invite any parents and guardians, who are interested in discussing the safety of the high school, to meet with me and my administrative staff on Wednesday, February 28th at 6:30pm in the high school auditorium.

Thank you for your continued support and cooperation,

Marcia Hester

 

Today at 9:50 a.m., on February 22, 2018, Fort Lupton High School received a Safe to Tell tip indicating that there was a message that caused concern in a bathroom on campus at Fort Lupton High School.  Fort Lupton Police Department was already in the school providing additional safety and security.  The decision was made to place the high school on lockdown during the investigation.  During the lockdown at the high school the decision was made to lock out the three other schools on the Weld Re-8’s main campus.  After completing the investigation the lock down and lock out was lifted at 10:30 a.m.  The safety and welfare of all students and staff is our number one priority.  Thank you. 

At 9:20 a.m. on February 21, 2018, Fort Lupton High School was placed on a lock down based on information received by administration.  Fort Lupton Police Department was immediately contacted and was on scene quickly to investigate the threat. 

 

At 10:30 a.m. the high school was released from lock down based on the investigation finding no credible threat.  All other schools in Weld Re-8 School District were placed on lock out as a precaution.  Weld Re-8 School District places students and staff safety as our number one priority.  To alleviate community and school concerns, there will be increased police presence throughout the course of today and days to come.  Thank you for your patience and understanding during this incident.

 

Dear Weld Re-8 Families,

I want to take a few minutes to reassure each of you that after the recent tragedy in Parkland, Florida, we continue to place the safety and security of our students, staff and community at the forefront of our daily decisions.  There are no words that describe the feelings experienced as a result of the tragedy.  As educators, we spend time thinking about the safety of your children daily and will review our safety plans district-wide.

With the passage of the 2016 Bond, every building in our district has a controlled entrance where visitors enter into an area that has cameras and are greeted by an adult who confirms their identity.  This safety feature provides a Weld Re-8 employee to determine whether the individual should enter the building.

This year, Fort Lupton Police Department has provided our District with a School Resource Officer who is responsible for the needs of our students and staff under the law.  This added police officer works with our district security officer to provide for the proactive education of our students and their safety.

In addition, each of our employees is trained in the School Response Protocol which is accepted nationwide as the protocol used for the safety of schools and students.  Your child has been a part of trainings around the various types of incidents inside the protocol. 

We will continue to partner with our local police and mental health providers to provide resources for our schools.  We have trained counselors and a Mental Health Team that is always available for our community.  My thoughts are with the community in Florida, our educators, and you as parents attempting to make sense of this with your child. 

We all understand that the vigilance of our parents, students, staff and neighbors is the very best safety measure there is. Students can go to www.Safe2Tell.org or call 877-542-7233 to anonymously report anything that concerns or threatens them, their friends, family or school community.

Yours Truly,

Alan 

 

Monday, February 19, 2018

  • No School, Presidents Day

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

  • No School Students
  • MS Wrestling, 4pm @ Estes Park

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

  • 7th Grade Girls Basketball Game, 4pm @ Estes Park
  • 8th Grade Girls Basketball Game, 4pm @ Estes Park

Thursday, February 22, 2018

  •  Healthy Lifestyle Night, 5-7pm @ Fort Lupton Rec Center

Friday, February 23, 2018

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Saturday, February 24, 2018

  • 7th Grade Girls Basketball Tournament, begins 8am @ Estes Park or Highland
  • 8th Grade Girls Basketball Tournament, begins 8am @ Estes Park or Highland
Quest's Monthly Celebrations/Wins
  • Mid-Year writing samples showed vertical alignment, consistent expectations, and focused writing instruction.
  • The Talent Show was a huge hit, it was a lot of fun and 8th graders were able to raise money for their Washington DC trip.
  • Homyak is on schedule and on budget and on point!!!
  • Students are taking the games they are learning in PE and applying them outside on recess.
  • Penny Wars to raise money for animal shelter.
  • Students are able to say the alphabet, count, and greet people in Spanish.
  • 2nd Grade showcased a Wax Museum of the Digestive System.
  • Yearbook Club, which consists of students in 4th - 8th grade, begins tomorrow.
  • 6th Grade explored perspective and distance of the solar system through building a scale model of the solar system using toilet paper.
  • 8th Graders learned what it takes to be an engineer through their Reverse Engineering Project.  Using household items, such as hand blenders and fans,   Groups each made a proposal, created a team work contract, used tools to disassemble the device, and sketched and documented their full understanding of how the item works.

 

Students of the Month for January

8th Grade                                              7th Grade                                          6th Grade

Academic: Conner Moll                 Academic: Geroge Moua               Academic: Alexandria Torres
Citizenship: Jake Torrey                Citizenship: Aizik Garcia                Citizenship: Gael Cisneros

 

5th Grade                                         4th Grade                                           3rd Grade
Academic: Blaire Pendergrass          Academic: Yzabel Trevizo             Academic: Sawyer Kidder
Citizenship: Nate Torrey                  Citizenship: Eddie Ryley                 Citizenship: Sage Myrick

 

2nd Grade                                       1st Grade                                             Kindergarten
Academic: Boston Glover                 Academic: Adeline Ryley                 Academic: Emily Pflaum
Citizenship: Vianne Morales             Citizenship: Mikey Portillo               Citizenship: Kamden Carey

 

Physical Education
Connall Froid
Bella Thompson

Upcoming Events

-  February 1st- Talent Show FLHS @ 6:00 pm

-  February 5-15th Galileo Testing

-  February 13th-  Regional Science Fair

-  February 14th-  Valentine's Day Parties @ 2:15 pm

-  February 15th- End of Trimester 2

-  February 16th- No School

-  February 19th- No School

-  February 20th - No School (Professional Development for teachers)

-  Feburary 22nd - Healthy Lifestyle Night, 5-7pm @ Fort Lupton Rec Center

 

2016 Election Results 

Thank you to our community for supporting the $48.6 million dollar bond measure!  This bond will help support a safe and secure learning environment for our children.  The passing of 3E will benefit all schools in our district.

-  Fort Lupton High School will receive $10.692 million.

-  Twombly Elementary School will receive $6.804 million.

-  Butler Elementary School will receive $7.29 million.

-  Fort Middle School will receive $972,000.

-  Early Childhood Center and Administrative/Board Room $5.346 million.

 

 

  
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