Welcome to Fremont RE-2 School District

Fremont RE-2 School District is a consolidated and joint school district. The district serves the communities of Williamsburg, Rockvale, Coal Creek, Penrose, and Wetmore. Florence is the home of the district's administration offices, Fremont Elementary School, Fremont Middle School, and Florence High School, newly built in 2006. Penrose is home to a K-5 elementary school built in 2005.
Florence is located in close proximity to Canon City, Pueblo and Colorado Springs, and a two-hour drive from Denver.

The Plains and Pueblo Reservoir lie about 20 minutes east of Florence. The area is indeed blessed with great diversity in geography, enterprise and culture. The city of Florence has become a mecca for antique dealers and shoppers. Penrose is rich in agricultural produce, especially apple orchards, and Wetmore is a fertile ranching community

The Climate in the area of the Arkansas Valley has been known as the "Banana Belt". Winters are generally mild and summers are warm but comfortable. Fremont County
is a great place to live and enjoy. 

INFORMATION FOR FREMONT RE-2 SCHOOL
DISTRICT EMERGENCY FEEDING PROGRAM

Fremont Re-2 School District will distribute meals on Tuesday April 28th. 
On Tuesday, April 28th any child 18 years old and under will be able to pick up a meal package consisting of 4 breakfasts and 4 lunches
Next week we will only distribute meals one time at the following locations and time: 
Tuesday, April 28th 
Fremont Elementary 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Penrose Elementary 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
FJSHS 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


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DISTRICT BIDDING

NOTICE OF VEHICLE SALE

The following vehicles are being offered for sale by Fremont School District RE-2.

  DESCRIPTION:

  1. 2002, Ford E150 XLT Club Wagon van, 12 passenger, automatic transmission, 5.4 liter gas engine. 232,184 miles
  2. 1993, Dodge Ram 250 truck, 5.9 liter gas engine, 3 passenger. 130,888 miles

BIDDING PROCEDURE:

  1. Minimum bid of $1000.00.
  2. Sealed bids.
  3. Bidding will close at noon, Monday, March 23, 2020.
  4. Payment will be by cash or certified check.
  5. Vehicles are being sold “AS IS” with no implied warranty or guarantee.
  6. If you are awarded the bid, the vehicle must be paid for and picked up by 4:00, March 31, 2020.

 These vehicles may be viewed and any questions will be answered by contacting Dave Mercado at 784-6712, extension 2544.

Winning bid will be contacted by phone. (Please include your phone number somewhere on your bid.

Bids must be sealed and hand carried to:

Bob Peterson- BUS BID ENCLOSED

403 W 5th

Florence, CO 81226

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Fremont RE-2 Returning Student Registration and Kindergarten Round-up is open April 1st, 2020.
1. Please use the Parent Portal to complete the returning student registration
2. Information required for Kindergarten:
a. Completed On-line Registration (under the Parents Tab)
b. Kindergarten Immunization Record
c. Official Birth Certificate
d. Parent Photo ID
e. Proof of Residency (i.e. Utility Bills, Lease Agreements)

Please contact Registration@re-2.org for assistance

 

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Fremont RE-2 School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, age, disability, need for special education services, genetic information, pregnancy or childbirth status, or other status protected by law in admission, access to, treatment or employment in its educational programs or activities.  Additionally, a lack of English language skills is not a barrier to admission or participation in activities. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Dr. Brenda Krage, Superintendent,and EEO/Affirmative Action/Title IX/Section 504 Compliance Officer for complaints involving employees, and Jason Cellan, Title IX Compliance Officer for complaints involving students.  Both individuals can be located at 403 W. 5th Street, Florence, Colorado, 81226. (719) 784-6312. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. (Policy AC, AC-R, AC-E-1, AC-E-2)


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SCHOOL CLOSURE UPDATE 04.21.20

Fremont Re-2 COVID-19 Update

April 21, 2020


Dear Fremont Re-2 Staff, Students and Families:


I hope this finds you well. Thank you for all that you have done to follow the restrictions placed upon all of us due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Yesterday, Governor Polis presented the plan allowing the Stay-at-Home executive orders to expire after April 26 with phased-in and guided restrictions of reopening Colorado. 

Our school district will continue all the eLearning protocols through the remainder of the year. However, during April 27 through May 14 we will provide pre-scheduled access to teachers for increased support for our students, kindergarten through 12th grade via tutoring-like sessions. Preschool students will continue with eLearning as they have since March.  

Within the next day or two, principals will detail how students may access support from their teacher for additional support. During this time period, we will allow voluntary participation, meaning as the parent or guardian you may choose to access this support or not. Principals have created plans that follow all social distancing guidelines to include staggered time and limited numbers of people.  Any child accessing additional support from their teacher will be kept to groups no larger than 5 plus their teacher. It is critical that the number of people in the building be strictly adhered to for the safety of all.  

To keep the safety and welfare of everyone in mind, the following guidelines and restrictions will apply: 

  • Everyone will be required to wear a facemask while they are on school property.  If you choose to bring your child to school for additional support, you’ll need to provide the facemask.  The district has not yet received a supply. 

  • Everyone entering the school building will have their temperature taken.  Anyone with a temperature will not be allowed to enter the school building.  

  • Regular hand washing protocols will be followed.

  • Anyone not feeling well, is asked to stay away from the school.  Stay home!

Students attending a session may be provided a snack or sack-lunch type of meal.  Transportation of students will not be provided April 27-May14 or for the remainder of the school year.  Students will need to bring their own water bottle as our drinking fountains will not be available.

The week of May 18-21 will be used to close schools, make sure all personal belongings are distributed to students and collect all technology devices.  Again, principals will communicate plans specific to their building procedures. No large group or gatherings specific to end of year activities, assemblies, or ceremonies will occur.  Senior student leaders are working with FJSHS administration to outline a graduation that honors and celebrates our seniors.  More details will be forthcoming. 

Furthermore, we have two more changes that are underway to help with technology.  Soon the district will shift our website domain to a new website that is far more Google friendly.  This should make our eLearning Google Classroom platform easier to access and manage for everyone.  We are also working to expand internet access to possibly include our school building parking lots. The internet-parking lot scenario would mean that a parent or older student, who can drive, could work in their parked car in the school parking lot to access the internet.  Please watch for more details to be announced. 

And last, we are working to provide a summer school program.  However, at this time details are dependent on COVID-19 restrictions and funding.  Please watch for more details to be announced. 

I’m hoping you can appreciate how hard staff are working to continue educational support for the students in our community.  You might also be wondering, why are we trying to expand access for the 3-week period from April 27-May 14.  As we continue to learn more about COVID-19, it is becoming more evident that the virus may impact how we deliver education to students well into the next school.  Until there is a vaccine we have to open our minds to a new ‘normal’ of schooling. The has been designed in conjunction with education and health department leaders as a pilot program. If at any time Fremont County health is compromised we will discontinue the pilot program.

Our approach to the future of education is to think of ‘learning’ as the constant and the ‘delivery’ of learning as the variable. As a school district, we are going to have to be able to switch between delivering learning either in-person or through eLearning very fluidly and with modifications.  

We miss our students!  Our students miss their friends and their teachers!  Please take good care and stay safe.  

Dr. Brenda Krage, Superintendent

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    We know it can be hard as a working parent to have to worry about making sure your kids stay busy and not in fear during quarantine. Our team created a guide to help with addressing kid questions and how to protect your home and property during this pandemic.

    https://www.reviews.com/health-wellness/medical-alerts/protect-home-and-family-during-covid-19-crisis/

    We all need to make sure during the stay-at-home order we are safe and prepared. The article we created is here to take the weight off your shoulders by including:

    • Tips on how to protect your kids and property while at home
    • Ways to reduce in-home exposure risks to COVID-19 and create a safe environment during stay-at-home orders
    • A downloadable PDF to help parents easily streamline all emergency contact information for their children
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COVID-19 School Support
COVID-19 (Spanish) Apoyo para las escuelas
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR FAMILIES
School Closure Guidance for Fremont Re-2 Families
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​How to Talk with Children about the Coronavirus


https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource
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2019 Coronovirus Fact Sheet 3-5-2020

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Guidance for School Nurses and Childcare_CDPHE Coronavirus
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Asbestos Management Plan Public Notice
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****Please direct all Facility Usage inquires for the Fremont Middle School Campus at 215 N. Maple Street to Brad@FREMONTEDC.com****

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