FREE School Meals

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 9:30am

All students will have access to FREE meals

USDA passed an extended waiver for free meals for all students through December 2020.

In-person learners: ALL students learning in-person will receive FREE breakfast and lunch. We will also offer a limited variety of a la carte snacks for students to purchase at the school. Hybrid learners will receive meals to take home for their three remote learning days on either Tuesday or Friday. ...

September 23 Onward Update [New Video]

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 4:00pm

Important information for families depending on your selected learning model

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Dear Five Star Community,

As we prepare to transition to our new learning model on Monday, Sept. 28, this update includes important information for families depending on their selected learning model - in-person/hybrid learning and remote learning.

This update was created in a way that allows families to go directly to the ...

2020-21 Five Star Leadership Academy applications now open

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 11:30pm

Parents and community members encouraged to apply by October 2

Want to learn more about how public schools are funded? How we choose curriculum? How we keep your kids safe? How to get involved to help better education in your community?

Parents and community members are invited to apply for the 2020-21 Five Star Leadership Academy cohort .

The Five Star Leadership Academy is an opportunity for Adams 12 Five Star Schools parents and ...

Construction complete on new FutureForward CTE campus

Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 10:00am

New campus expands career-training opportunities for high school students

It wasn't perhaps the celebration envisioned when ground was broken on a new career and technical education campus more than a year ago but Five Star Schools staff gathered Aug. 24 to celebrate substantial completion of construction on FutureForward at Washington Square , the district's second CTE campus.

The ceremony featured remarks from district leaders and a timely, socially- ...

Back to School Bash: Backpack and School Supply Pickup

Friday, August 7, 2020 - 9:45am

Families encouraged to pick up supplies through drive-thru process

Join us on Saturday, August 15, 2020 for the annual Adams 12 Five Star Schools' "Back to School Bash". Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year's bash will feature backpack and school supply pick-up only.

DATE: Saturday, August 15, 2020 TIME: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. LOCATIONS: To serve you better and limit crowds, two pick-up locations will distribute identical supplies at the same time. ...

Family Needs & Intent Form LIVE through Monday, Aug. 10

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 10:00am

Families must submit to request a learning device and/or apply for Learning Pods

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As the school year quickly approaches, we need your help to support all of our students and families during this unique start to the school year.

All families are asked to complete our Family Needs & Intent Form as soon as possible. The deadline to submit the form is by the end of the day on Monday, Aug. 10. In this form, families will be ...

Board adopts plan for start of 2020-2021 school year

Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 4:30pm

Plan includes remote learning and some periodic, in-person opportunities

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On July 29, the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education unanimously approved Superintendent Chris Gdowski's recommended plan for the start of the 2020-2021 school year*.

This adopted plan takes into consideration three key priorities as outlined by Superintendent Gdowski: 1. Safety, 2. Family Needs, 3. Efficiency (i.e. greater ...

Building Healthy Communities - A Focus on Resilience

Friday, July 17, 2020 - 10:30am

Community encouraged to attend virtual webinar

UPDATE: The recording of this webinar can now be accessed on the Five Star YouTube Channel . You may also access additional resources at the bottom of the page.

As we prepare to return to schools for the 2020-2021 school year, we recognize the need for further social and emotional supports and tools for our students, staff and community in this difficult time. We invite you to join ...

District plans for 2020-2021 school year

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 10:15am

Onward: Navigating the 2020-2021 school year together

The district continues to plan for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year amid the unpredictability of COVID-19. We have created a website to serve as a resource for information and engagement as we move ahead together in creating a safe learning environment for all students, staff and families.

Visit the Onward website at for all up-to-date information about ...

Becoming Adaptable

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 9:15am

Hilary Wimmer finds lessons to be learned in unpredictable times

Hilary Wimmer was stunned when she was named Colorado Teacher of the Year in October 2019.

The Mountain Range High School Career and Technical Education (CTE) Instructional Leader didn’t anticipate that being named the Five Star Schools Certified Employee of the Year earlier in 2019 would put her on a path to being honored as the state’s top educator.

But ...