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Mask rules drive parents’ demand for doctor notes

Colorado parents are seeking an end-run around mask requirements at their children’s schools: Doctor’s notes exempting them for dubious medical reasons. And in mask-averse Douglas County, where … more

TikTok challenge damages Prairie View High School

The latest TikTok challenge that involves theft and property destruction made its way to Prairie View High School.             In a two-week … more

Jeffco assessment results are in — and not great

2020-21 state assessment data is incomplete but combined with information from MAP (Measure of Academic Progress), CMAS (Colorado Measures of Academic Success), Acadience and SAT (Scholastic Aptitude … more

Back with the guys

It’s been decades since Jim Taylor, John White and other former Colorado of School of Mines football players slapped on their cleats and took to the school’s gridiron for games against old rivals … more

Tough opening night for Jeffco School Board over masks

The first assignment of the new school year for the Jeffco Public Schools Board of Education was to delve into the debate around masking of school-age children. more

‘The engine that powers Colorado’

As they walk through the halls of Emily Griffith Technical College, students are reminded that their future awaits them with one catchphrase: “Our mission is to prepare our students for today’s … more

New year; new leaders in Jeffco Schools

Sitting right across the street from one another in c are two of the oldest, most diverse schools you’ll find in the Jeffco School District. Both founded in 1955, the buildings have age and history … more

Tri-County Health mandates masks for all students, removes ability for counties to opt out

Undoing decisions by Douglas and Adams counties to opt out of a requirement for masks in schools, the Tri-County Health Department repealed the ability of counties to opt out of its public health … more

PHOTOS: Crowd protests Tri-County Health school mask order in Arapahoe County

A crowd of several dozen protesters cheered in response to honks from passing vehicles while holding up signs that read, “Choice not mandate!" and "I don't co-parent with the government" during … more

Masks in preschools draws mixed reviews

Jefferson County Public Health interjected a bit of a bombshell into the first week of school across the county when it announced less than 24 hours before the first day of school that all students … more

Eyes up, phone down: road safety tips for the new school year

Pay attention when behind the wheel. It is basic information, but it bears repeating, especially now that most schools are back in session. Ty Countryman is a Lakewood Police Department Traffic Agent … more

What's new at Golden middle schools? Science rooms, a music room garage door and more

The students returning to classrooms at Golden’s Bell Middle School and the Manning School of Academics & Arts on Aug. 17 and 18 had plenty to be excited about. For one, it was the first time … more

2nd Valor Christian coach says she was forced out for being gay

A second former coach at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch has come forward to say she was forced out after acknowledging she was gay. more

Valor Christian students hold protest in support of gay former coach

A student-organized walkout was held at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch voicing support for former volleyball coach Inoke Tonga, who said he was forced to quit because he is gay. more

Scenes from the first day of school in Jeffco schools

Wilmot Elementary School in Evergreen was full of cheers with some tears Aug. 17, as students returned to school. Some kindergarten parents took advantage of the available boxes of tissue while … more

Coach claims Valor Christian forced him out for being gay

Inoke Tonga, until recently the volleyball coach at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, claimed through social media that he was forced to leave his job because he is gay. more

JCPH issues last-minute mask order for all Jeffco students

Timing, as they say, is everything. At 5:40 p.m., Monday, Aug. 16 — the evening before the first day of school for roughly 80,000 Jeffco students, Jefferson County Public Schools sent out a notice … more

Jeffco school supply distribution gets VIP helper

Jeffco Schools Superintendent Tracy Dorland helped hand out school supplies at the Action Center’s annual school supply event Aug. 11 at Stevens Elementary School in Wheat Ridge. Dorland was able … more

Jeffco’s Comstock talks masks with educators

Jefferson County Public Health’s Executive Director Dawn Comstock, spoke with Jeffco school leaders and principals in an Aug. 10 Zoom meeting about COVID-19 guidance for schools. During the virtual … more

Tri-County Health to consider school mask requirement

Two weeks after the local public health agency for Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties stopped short of requiring masks in schools, the agency announced that it plans to consider issuing some type … more
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