Coming Up

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Important Info:

Aug 12 - Classroom Placements available in Infinite Campus (grade 1-5)
 
Aug 14 - Meet the Teacher, 3:00-4:00
 
Aug 17 - 1st Day of School - NOT a late start day
  • All 1st - 5th grade
Aug 17, 18, 19 - Kindergarten Schedule
  • Last name A-L will attend 7:50-10:45
  • Last name M-Z will attend 11:50-2:50
Aug 19 - Kindergarten Class Placements available
 
Aug 22 - 1st full day for all Kindergarten students
 
Sep 1 - Back to School Night - 5:00-6:30 (see email for more information)
 
Sep 5 - No School, Labor Day

 

Front of Louisville Elementary School

The story of the bell...

The iconic bell in front of Louisville Elementary School has become a hallmark of many first and last day of school photos, but did you know the history of the bell dates back over 140 years?

The Louisville History Museum researched the history of the bell and shared their findings with us. It is strongly believed the bell dates back to 1881, which is the year that the Louisville Grade School at Spruce and Jefferson opened. This is now the site of Memory Square Park. Local historian Carolyn Conarroe did research and states in her book "Louisville Legends" that the bell dates back to 1881. Also, the bell can be seen in the school's bell tower in historic photos that are from before 1903, which is the year that the school was remodeled and enlarged. This makes the bell one of the oldest artifacts from Louisville's history, as Louisville was founded in 1878 and incorporated in 1882. The bell was manufactured by Goulds Mfg. Co. of Seneca Falls, NY. It is 33 inches in diameter and weighs approximately 700 pounds. When Louisville Elementary School opened its doors in 1964, the bell was relocated to the front of the building. Now our community can enjoy this piece of Louisville history each time they visit our school!

Read more about the history of the Louisville Grade School, the famous bell, and the construction of Louisville Elementary School by reading the Fall 2021 edition of the Louisville Historian. 

Louisville Historian Fall 2021

District and School News

Sick kid with parent

About this time of year, every year, BVSD’s school nurses see an increase in sickness – prompting them to remind all of us to stay home when we are sick, wash our hands, and cover our mouths when we sneeze or cough. 

This year they say the situation is being complicated by an early increase of RSV and higher than normal hospitalizations and new COVID variants.

Read More about RSV and COVID complicate this year’s ‘Cold and Flu Season’
Bilingual and Proud logo

The Boulder Valley School District has long valued bilingualism, understanding the benefits that it provides to both our students and the community at large. With over 4,000 bilingual students in the district, BVSD is one of the few school districts in Colorado to operate dual-language schools (Boulder’s University Hill Elementary and Lafayette’s Pioneer Elementary) where students take classes in both English and Spanish, with a goal of completing elementary bilingual and biliterate — able to read, write and speak in both languages.

Read More about The Power of Bilingualism in BVSD
Overnight New Vista High School is filled with fright

Built in the 1950s, the building where New Vista High School currently resides is filled with plenty of horrors. The BVSD Critical Needs Plan documents a list of concerns caused by the substantial deterioration of the building’s condition. While a lot of updates are needed for the old facility that was once Baseline Middle School, from cracks in the foundation, which pose a risk to the school’s structural integrity, to a roof that leaks profusely during heavy downpours – there is one concern that was left out of the report.

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POCC Council

The Parents of Color Council was created by two BVSD parents in fall 2019. Working with district leaders, they wanted to have a space to advocate for their children, where they could feel like they belonged and were included. The Council has grown into a supportive and safe space for parents and caregivers of color to share experiences with each other and voice needs and concerns to the district. It is an action-driven group where parents of color work towards creating or improving practices and policies that help to create an environment where kids of color thrive in their schools and the district as a whole. 

Read More about BVSD Parents of Color Council creates a safe and supportive space