Re-2 welcomes, orients new staff |

Re-2 welcomes, orients new staff

Teachers new to Garfield Re-2 have already begun their orientation to the district. New teachers came in to the District Office on Friday to become familiar with all the different types of paperwork required from Jennifer Rhoades of the Payroll Department, and district substitute coordinator Christy Wiig carefully explained substitute procedures.On Monday and Tuesday, new teachers will have more orientation, and on Wednesday, Aug. 14, all staff members can participate in the Welcome Back activity at the Rifle High School Auditorium. Following the Welcome Back event, a Vendor Fair will allow teachers to talk to insurance representatives, representatives from tax-sheltered annuities, and learn about PERA, fitness opportunities and office supplies. Clagett Memorial Hospital will provide health screenings as well.Riverside football practice will begin the first day of school, which is Tuesday, Aug. 20, so students who wish to participate must bring in their signed physical statements and proof of insurance to practice. Football players may pick up practice equipment Aug. 15 or 16 after 4 p.m. from Mr. Way.Back to School nights have already been scheduled. On Wednesday, Aug. 28, Wamsley Elementary will hold its Back to School Night, and Esma Lewis has scheduled its Back to School Night on Thursday, Aug. 29. The same event is scheduled for Sept. 5 for parents of children who will be attending Kathryn Senor Elementary School.Wednesday, Sept. 4, is the first day of preschool for those children who have been signed up.Everyone in the Garfield Re-2 School District is anticipating another great school year. Stay tuned for lots of excellent accomplishments of students, district employees and school board members.Kay Vasilakis is public information director for the Re-2 Schools.

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