Principal’s Update & Important Dates

October is here and we’re celebrating all the ways our students are connecting with their teachers, each other, and their school work. We see some amazing products that students share (see some cool products here at the Social Studies website: Be sure to ask your students to show you what they are learning, the things they are creating, and the ways they are connecting with their classmates. Happy Fall everyone!

~Julie Read, Principal, LaunchED Virtual Academy

🚀 Wednesday, Oct 11th: Practice PSAT for 9th and 10th grade (online), NMSQT for 11th Grade (in person)
🚀 Friday Oct 12th: End of grading quarter for middle school students
🚀 Friday Oct 13th and Monday Oct 16th: No school for students
🚀 Friday Oct 31st: End of grading trimester for elementary school students
🚀 Wednesday Nov 1st: Late Start/PLC

LaunchED Picture of the Week

Picture of student created drawing of a house that is gray with a yellow wall and multiple levels.

Students in Middle School iPad Art completed an introductory unit on architecture. They learned about famous buildings throughout Colorado, practiced reading floor plans, and designed their own houses. They used their iPads, Sketches Pro, and a ton of creativity to make these awesome designs. Thank you, Ms. Freeman, for sharing!

☀️ Solar Eclipse News!

FREE GIVEAWAY: Solar Eclipse Glasses

Starting Monday, Sept. 25, drop by any service point at the Longmont Library to get your free solar eclipse glasses for the upcoming Annular Solar Eclipse on Oct. 14.

The visibility from Longmont will be about 77% coverage of the sun from 9:14 am- 12:05 pm. Glasses are while supplies last and are courtesy of the STAR Net Community program through the Space Science Institute.

LaunchED Gala Basket Donations

St. Vrain Valley Schools Education Foundation hosts an annual gala that includes a silent auction of gift baskets provided by each school. The money raised as part of this silent auction is used to fund innovative grants around our district by teachers. In fact, Sherry Legrand, our STEAM teacher, received one of these grants last year to help launch a very special project for our school. Click here to read more about the gala:

This year, in honor of that project, the LaunchED gift basket theme for the auction is Pollinator Habitats! We are going to create a basket including helpful items for building a pollinator habitat at home.

If you would like to donate items to our basket, please bring them to the LaunchED Campus at 619 Bowen Street. If are interested in making a cash donation to help support purchases for this basket, please call the office at 303-702-8800.

Here are items that we are hoping to collect:
🐝 Humming Bird feeder
🐝 Lego Flower Sets (see example set by clicking here)
🐝 Wildflower Seeds for Native Colorado Plants
🐝 Gift Cards to Local Nurseries (Flower Bin in Longmont, Tree Farm Nursery and Garden Center, etc.)
🐝 Gardening Tools Set

If you would like to donate any of these items, please bring them to our office by Friday, October 13th at 12:00pm. Thank you!

St. Vrain Valley Schools Hosts Band Night, Oct. 4
Support our high school band musicians! Join us at Everly Montgomery Field in Longmont on Wednesday, October 4 at 6:00 p.m. for St. Vrain Valley Schools Band Night. This evening of music features performances from nine high school bands. Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for students, and free for children 6 and under, senior citizens, and eighth-grade students with a valid student ID.
Learn more and purchase tickets online >>

St. Vrain is Hiring: Visit Our Support Staff Job Fair, Oct. 16

Individuals passionate about education who desire to make a meaningful difference in the lives of students are invited to attend the district’s upcoming job fair on Monday, October 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Main Street School, 820 Main St., Longmont. Explore a wide range of career opportunities in education including roles such as paraprofessionals, custodians, transportation staff, clerical and department support, maintenance, nutrition services, and childcare. Connect with St. Vrain leaders, discover job openings, and explore comprehensive employee benefits while kickstarting a fulfilling career in St. Vrain Valley Schools.
Learn more >>


St. Vrain Valley Schools invites parents, teachers, staff, and community members to join Superintendent, Dr. Don Haddad, for one of our upcoming Superintendent Town Hall meetings. These annual open forums in each of our geographic areas provide an opportunity for Dr. Haddad and other district leaders to listen to our community’s questions and suggestions, share our many successes, and discuss our bold vision for continuing to build new schools as our student enrollment continues to climb.

Dates and Locations:

  • Monday, September 25, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Frederick High School
  • Monday, October 2, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Skyline High School
  • Tuesday, October 3, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Erie High School
  • Wednesday, October 4, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Mead High School
  • Monday, October 9, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Silver Creek High School

Los servicios de interpretación al español estarán disponibles en cada event


We have three STEAM-focused clubs available at LaunchED:
STEAM Stars: Students in Grades K-2, meets one time a month, and 3rd-5th meets two times a month.
STEAM Club: Students in Grades 6-12 meet two times a month.
Students can join in person at our LaunchED campus or online!

Collage of images with students participating in the STEAM clubs. There are pictures of students showing science experiments and pictures of students participating in an online class.

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