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The continued safety, well-being, and success of our students, teachers, staff, and community has always been our top priority as we navigate the complex and evolving coronavirus crisis. To that end, our comprehensive task force has outlined a school reopening plan that includes a return to full-time in-person instruction for students in grades PK-5, 6, and 9, and an alternating schedule with a combination of in-person and synchronous real-time online learning for students in grades 7-8 and 10-12.
La seguridad continúa, el bienestar, y el éxito de nuestros estudiantes, maestros, empleados, y la comunidad siempre ha sido nuestra prioridad más importante a manera que enfrentamos la compleja y evolucionante crisis del coronavirus. Con eso en mente, nuestro integro y dedicado grupo de trabajo ha preparado un plan de reapertura de las escuelas que incluye un regreso a la enseñanza en persona de tiempo completo para los estudiantes que están en los grados del PK al 5, en el 6, y en el 9, y un horario alternativo con una combinación de aprendizaje en persona y un aprendizaje sincronizado en vivo en tiempo real en línea a través del Internet para estudiantes en los grados 7 al 8 y del 10 al 12.
A drive-through Community Resource Center will be open from 12:00 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Wednesdays throughout the months of June and July. Bilingual staff is available at the Learning Services Center, 401 S. Pratt Parkway in Longmont. El Centro de Recursos Comunitario de autoservicio estará abierto los miercoles de 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. durante los meses de junio y julio. Personal bilingüe estará disponible en el Centro de Servicios de Aprendizaje, 401 S. Pratt Parkway en Longmont.
On Saturday, February 6th, Northridge had the honor of hosting its very first VEX IQ Challenge. Students from schools both withing St. Vrain and outside the district convened to put their teamwork, innovation, and design thinking skills on display. There were thirty-three teams who participated in the challenge, and our hallways, gym, and cafeteria were bursting at the seams with approximately 400 people!
In the gym, students worked with coaches to plan and practice their robot designs. They learned from previous matches and made changes to both their robots and their strategies to maximize the points they recieved in their upcoming matches. As they planned, students in the cafeteria collaborated with their "alliances" (other VEX IQ teams that they teamed up with for each match) to plan strategies as to how they can work together to obtain the most points. Parents and staff members watched as students competed in matches and skills competitions throughout the day.
Those who were not participating or spectating could be found in the Innovation Lab, where they were able to explore various Design Thinking and technology resources at Northridge. Some were working with Laser Mazes to develop their critical thinking skills. Others experimented with robots, including Blue Bots, to pracitce their logic and basic coding ability. Some simply "drew" on the wall to experiment with the school's new interactive projector.
At the end of the day, students and parents reconvened in the cafeteria for the awards ceremony. Trophies were awarded to teams for categories such as teamwork, design, and excellence. While these students were celebrated, all who attended left with a sense of wonder, joy, and accomplishment regardless of how teams placed. The dedication, teamwork, and innovation of the participating teams was a cause for all to celebrate--and reason to look forward to next year's VEX IQ Challenge!