Hey kids! It’s back-to-school time! | PostIndependent.com

Hey kids! It’s back-to-school time!

Back to school.

Those three little words have the potential to strike fear and loathing into otherwise well adjusted children. At the same time, they engender excitement and anticipation.

Regional public schools from Basalt to Parachute are gearing up for another year. Starting dates differ for each of the districts.

The first district to head back to class is Garfield County Re-2. This district encompasses public schools in New Castle, Silt and Rifle. They begin classes Tuesday, Aug. 20.

Students and parents should have received registration packets last May regarding the new school year. Starting today, regular school office hours will resume. The following schools can be reached for questions and new student registration information:

Garfield Re-2 School District

Superintendent’s Office – 625-7600

New Castle

Kathryn Senor Elementary School – 625-7700

Riverside School – 625-7800


Roy Moore Elementary – 625-7850


Esma Lewis Elementary School – 625-7650

Wamsley Elementary School – 625-7950

Rifle Middle School – 625-7900 r

Rifle High School – 625-7725

Schools in Parachute, Garfield County School District 16, begin classes on Aug. 27. Students at Grand Valley High School have a special perk: They return to a shining new school for the 2002-03 academic year.

Individual schools should be contacted regarding back-to-school information:

Bea Underwood Elementary School – 285-9502

L.W. St. John Middle School – 285-7834

Grand Valley High School – 285-7561

Roaring Fork Re-1 schools are the last to head back to class. Public schools from Basalt to Glenwood Springs reopen on Sept. 3.

New students in that district should bring immunization records when registering, starting Aug. 21.

Bridges High School, a 60-student school-without-walls, will hold registration at Colorado Mountain College’s Glenwood Springs Center on Aug. 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those interested in more information on this nontraditional school should call principal Mike Blair at 384-5995.

Parents and students can call the following numbers for further information on starting day.

District Administration Offices – 384-6000


Basalt Elementary School – 384-5800

Basalt Middle School – 384-5900

Basalt High School – 384-5959


Carbondale Elementary School – 384-5620

Crystal River Elementary School – 384-5620

Carbondale Community School – 963-9647

Carbondale Middle School – 384-5700

Roaring Fork High School – 384-5757

Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs Elementary School – 384-5450

Sopris Elementary School – 384-5400

Glenwood Springs Middle School – 384-5500

Glenwood Springs High School – 384-5555

Bridges High School – 384-5995

Yampa Mountain High School – 945-9463

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