Fairview High School

General Announcements

BVSD Remote Learning begins on August 26

Click for complete information on Phase 1: Home Learning Excerpt from the Superintendent: Dear Boulder Valley Families and Staff, I want to begi... (see more)

Click for complete information on Phase 1: Home Learning

Excerpt from the Superintendent:

Dear Boulder Valley Families and Staff,

I want to begin by first thanking everyone for their extraordinary patience and support over the past few weeks.

With a little less than a month before school begins, I know that everyone is yearning for stability. What I’m about to share, depending on your perspective, may or may not be the news you were hoping to hear.

After reviewing the data we have collected over the past couple weeks, we have decided to start the school year on Wednesday, August 26 in Phase 1 – Home Learning.

How did we come to this decision? Over the past few weeks we have been diligently working to gather the data needed to inform our next steps. We have been monitoring three key data sources.

Until now, our decisions (including our initial plan to start in Phase 3) were based primarily on the COVID-19 Health Data and the expert advice of our partners in public health. While they have been very supportive of our plan and the health-precautions within it, the situation is changing.

We are witnessing a sustained upward trend in cases in our area that has given us reason to pause.

Additionally, last Thursday, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued new guidelines that would prompt the closure of cohorts (groups of students) and schools for up to 14 days to quarantine, for probable COVID-19 symptoms, which are also widely seen during cold and flu season, as well as confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Finally, recent studies are raising concerns that some of our earlier thoughts on the impact of COVID-19 on children, including transmission and illness may need more time to understand. As more children begin to participate in activities outside their homes, we are learning more about these topics.

Student Opt-Out Data Based on the latest data we have, only about a quarter of our students have opted out of in-person learning. That, on face value, would mean that the majority of our families have been planning on sending their kids to school. The communication from our families, however, tells a different story. Many parents are indicating that they want ultimate flexibility, because while they want their students to attend in-person, they hope to switch back-and-forth day-to-day based on the latest news in the community or situation at their school. Some are also indicating that they’d like to see how the first weeks of school go. Then, if it is safe, they would send their students to in-person learning.

Teacher Exemptions We also now know that nearly 300 teachers have received exemptions from on-site work because they or their family members are at risk of severe illness from COVID-19 as specifically addressed in the Governor’s Order. With this number of exemptions, we are unable to fully staff in-person learning in our current Phase 3 model.

Conclusion: We are not prepared to start in Phase 3

After analyzing the data, we do not feel confident that we would be able to move forward with the hybrid model, nor would it be safe or stable to do so. The last thing we want to do is have students moving in and out of in-person learning because of confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 in our schools and community. It would be very disruptive, as we have seen in other school districts that have already returned.

As a result, we will begin the year in Phase 1.

Let’s start with remote learning

We will begin the school year on Wednesday, August 26 with Home Learning.

Starting remotely offers a number of benefits. First, it allows our educators to focus on ensuring that Home Learning is much improved from what our students and parents experienced last Spring. This is very important because, regardless of what phase we are in this school year, Home Learning will be the consistent baseline. We intend for it to be a firm foundation for students – something that ensures students continue to learn regardless of the situation.

This summer we have been diligently working at improving Home Learning. Our goal has been to go beyond simply addressing the concerns we heard from parents and students last Spring, to make remote learning more consistent and engaging across our entire system.

Our teachers will be returning over the next couple weeks and we have scheduled professional development to help support them in improving their instructional practices in this mode of learning, as well as sharing district-wide expectations regarding what this type of learning will look like.

What can students and families expect? While there will be some flexibility, we plan to have schedules at every level, so that everyone knows what they can expect on a weekly basis. This year, we intend to have students involved in educational activities for the length and hours of their normal school day, while also recognizing that there should be healthy limits for screen time.

Remote learning will include both synchronous (together at the same time) and asynchronous (individual) learning, students can expect to have more interactions with their teachers. Beyond having morning meetings or other social check-ins with their teacher and fellow classmates, teachers will be leading learning opportunities virtually on a regular and consistent basis.

Mondays will still be Learning Launch days. Teachers, who will be using the day to plan, will provide students with videos and exercises that will prepare them for the rest of the week’s learning. Additionally, students and parents will receive an overview of the learning plan for the week, as well as assignments and resources.

As we shared previously, we are working to get technology that will eventually allow teachers to bring students at home into their classrooms. This will be beneficial both for Home Learning and, eventually, any hybrid learning.

Rob Anderson Superintendent Boulder Valley School District

Boys Tennis, Softball and Cross Country Registration 2020

These sports will be tryouts only with very limited space this season. Please contact the coach ASAP if you would like the details. Boys Tennis- s... (see more)

These sports will be tryouts only with very limited space this season. Please contact the coach ASAP if you would like the details.

Boys Tennis- start date 08/10/20- Coach Tsuda- [email protected] Softball- start date 08/10/20- Coach Christie- [email protected] Cross Country-start date 08/12/20- Coach Culpepper-  [email protected]

You can also reach out to the athletics department with any questions. Cathy Kakavas- [email protected]

2020-21 Summer Reading Lists

Some classes have summer reading or homework requirements. The summer reading list for the 2020-2021 school year can be found here. For your conve... (see more)

Some classes have summer reading or homework requirements. The summer reading list for the 2020-2021 school year can be found here.

For your convenience and as a fundraiser for the FHS Library, you can purchase your summer reading through Boulder Book Store or through Barnes and Noble. The books will be available all summer at these two stores.

Alumni Transcript Requests

Please complete all requested information and be sure to print clearly. A fee of $2.00 is assessed for each transcript requested. Make the check ... (see more)

Please complete all requested information and be sure to print clearly. A fee of $2.00 is assessed for each transcript requested. Make the check or money order payable to: Fairview High School OR make your payment online at Fairviewhs.org, click online payments, click additional items/events, click transcripts and enter payment. Please mail this request with payment to the address provided on the form, or email the request with a copy of your online payment receipt to: [email protected] If necessary you may fax your request to: Fairview Counseling Office - 720.561.5333 (If faxing, please include an image of your online payment receipt) Find Alumni Transcript Request Form Here

ATTENTION FHS Club/Activity Student Leaders from 2019-2020

If you were a student leader for a Fairview club or activity last year, please contact Ms. Breit ASAP to renew your club status. We will be hostin... (see more)

If you were a student leader for a Fairview club or activity last year, please contact Ms. Breit ASAP to renew your club status. We will be hosting virtual clubs this year and want to be able to offer access to all clubs from last year.

[email protected]

BVSD Committed to the Safety and Wellbeing of our Students.

The Boulder Valley School District is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our students. Victims of sexual harassment are encouraged to report... (see more)

The Boulder Valley School District is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our students.

Victims of sexual harassment are encouraged to report the incident to an adult they trust, whether it is a school counselor, administrator or law enforcement. Reports can be made orally or in writing. Written reports can be made using the Board's Complaint form, AC-E2. is here. Learn more on our Help for Students page here. Submit anonymous reports to Safe2Tell Colorado

Counseling and College/Career Center Summer Updates

See the latest news, contacts, resources, updates, and events from your Fairview Counselors here: Counseling and College/Career Center information ... (see more)

See the latest news, contacts, resources, updates, and events from your Fairview Counselors here: Counseling and College/Career Center information page.

Considering College or an Alternative? Start here

Also, check out the FHS Counseling Weekly Digest

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Special Announcements

Dates for Lifetouch Student Photos TBD

We apologize for any confusion. At this time, we cannot confirm student photos will be taken the week of August 17th. We will update the website a... (see more)

We apologize for any confusion. At this time, we cannot confirm student photos will be taken the week of August 17th. We will update the website as soon as the official dates can be determined.

Freshmen Class of 2024, Welcome to the Castle!

Class of 2024 welcome to the castle! We are so excited to meet you all. Freshman orientation will be held virtually this year. Knight Leaders a... (see more)

Class of 2024 welcome to the castle!

We are so excited to meet you all.

Freshman orientation will be held virtually this year. Knight Leaders are contacting freshmen now. Student leaders will set-up small group google meetings to be held on August 26th from 10 - 12 pm using your student's BVSD emails. If your student has not been contacted by August 24th email [email protected]. Please confirm with your student BEFORE notifying Mrs. Lealman.

Orientation Day to-do list:

Login on time and with your full name displayed Camera on (let your leader know if you need a computer) Set up in a distraction-free environment no visitors (sorry mom and dad) no animals no additional electronic devices

  1. Sit at a desk or table, dressed like you are going to school.
  2. Come with a positive attitude

Thank you, Merritt Lealman FHS Knight Crew Coordinator [email protected]

Are you new to Fairview and an Upperclassmen?

Welcome to Fairview, Graduation Classes of 2021, 2022, and 2023! We are excited to have new upper-class students and look forward to welcoming you... (see more)

Welcome to Fairview, Graduation Classes of 2021, 2022, and 2023!

We are excited to have new upper-class students and look forward to welcoming you to the Fairview Community.

We have a group of seasoned upperclassmen (called the A-team) ready to meet with you all virtually on August 26th from 11-1 pm. The A-team will be calling to introduce themselves to you and invite you to a meeting on Google Meet. As you are new to BVSD, they will need to collect an email address to use in case your new BVSD email is not set-up by orientation day.

Again, welcome to Fairview. We look forward to meeting you al!.

2020 GRADUATION CEREMONY PHOTOS

Dear Graduates and Guardians, Congratulations! What a long and drawn-out process this has been for all of you. You are officially Farview High Sch... (see more)

Dear Graduates and Guardians,

Congratulations! What a long and drawn-out process this has been for all of you. You are officially Farview High School Graduates.

If you attended the ceremony at Recht Fiend on July 23rd at either the 8 am or 11 am ceremony, Lifetouch is sending you a complimentary 5x7 photograph. You will be charged for anything you would like to purchase beyond that. If you DO NOT see your student's photo, please contact Lifetouch directly.

There are 2 steps you must complete to receive your complimentary 5x7 photo.

  1. Click this link to view the gallery and pick your photo.

If you DO NOT see your student's photo, please contact Lifetouch directly with contact info below.

  1. Click complete this google form to submit your photo number and mailing address.

If you DO NOT see your student's photo, please contact Lifetouch directly.

Vaness Hernandez- Lifetouch Account Specialist

[email protected]

303-565-5224 Please contact Lifetouch directly if you have a question.

Thank you!

Fairview Band Peach Sale- Order Online NOW!!

Marching Knights Peach Sale Order online https://fbbo-peachsale.com Buy freshly harvested fruit from the western slope of Colorado and support th... (see more)

Marching Knights Peach Sale

Order online https://fbbo-peachsale.com

Buy freshly harvested fruit from the western slope of Colorado and support the Fairview HS Bands program!

Sales for organic peaches and pears end August 19 - or when limits on these fruits are reached.

Delivery Day will be August 29 (8am-noon)

Sales for organic apples end September 30. Delivery Day will be October 10 (8am-noon)

Purchases can be made online by credit card or PayPal only this year - please find instructions on the website:

Notes about the peach sale:

Due to a period of extremely low temperatures in April, there will be no conventional peaches or pears for sale this year.

Instead, we have organic peaches, organic pears, and organic apples!

The organic peaches will be delivered in batches on two different delivery days. Organic Pears will be delivered along with Organic Peaches Batch 1 - Organic Apples are delivered separately in October for a total of 3 delivery days this year.

Freshly harvested fruit from the western slope of Colorado:

Organic Peaches – $50 / full case; $28 / half case

Organic Pears – $40 / full case; $25 / half case

Organic Apples – $42 / full case; $25 / half case

A full case is 20 lbs and has about 40 pieces in it.

When you buy fruit on the website: https://fbbo-peachsale.com

you can pick an 'FMK Band Member’ and that student will get credit for your purchase

you can support a student but still choose to pick up the fruit yourself on the different delivery days

please use a modern browser like Google Chrome or Firefox to view the website.

Delivery Dates:

Organic Peaches Batch 1 and Pears: 8/29/2020 - 8am - 12pm

Organic Peaches Batch 2: 9/12/2020 - 8am - 12pm

Organic Apples: 10/10/2020 - 8am - 12pm

Pick up location on these dates is the Fairview HS Senior Parking Lot. Dependent on the situation around COVID-19 and current school district- and Colorado rules at the time of the delivery days, this might change. Please watch out for updated information in the pickup notification email that will be sent out before each delivery day.

Thank you for your support through the years - Go Knights!

2020-2021 Senior Lot Permit Sales ON HOLD until September

As a result of BVSD's recent Phase 1 Learning implementation, Senior Lot parking permits are on hold until we have an in-person learning start date... (see more)

As a result of BVSD's recent Phase 1 Learning implementation, Senior Lot parking permits are on hold until we have an in-person learning start date. Please continue to check this website for updated information in September.

In the meantime, please keep the following in mind:

Students MUST show a valid driver's license if purchasing a permit; students without a driver's license will not be allowed to purchase and will be added to the wait list.

The permit contract paperwork changes EVERY YEAR. Only the 20-21 contract will be accepted; updated contracts will be available to download later in the semester.

Thank you for your patience.

Greetings from Fairview's 360 Team aka “Knight Crew”

Greetings from the Fairview BVSD 360 team, also known as “Knight Crew”. We hope you and your family are safe and well during these crazy times. ... (see more)

Greetings from the Fairview BVSD 360 team, also known as “Knight Crew”.

We hope you and your family are safe and well during these crazy times.

Knight Crew is Fairview’s freshmen transition program and we wanted to give you a quick update on our plans for the freshmen transition this year. First, we wanted to wish you the warmest welcome to the Fairview Community! We are excited that you will be joining us. We are uncertain what the future will hold for us and if we will be able to come together in person, but we are creating many different plans for all the varied scenarios presented to us.

At this point, we do not anticipate our traditional Fairview Orientation Day welcome. This consists of a large group orientation, breakout sessions, a tour of the building, lunch, a large club/ activity/ sports fair, and a mock run through the daily schedule to find and meet teachers. Instead, we will be providing a shortened welcome, where students will come to a small group in-person orientation. Incoming freshmen will be linked with an upperclassmen 360 leader to establish a connection to the school and a small group of freshmen, ending with a short tour of the school building.

For families who are not comfortable meeting in-person, we will establish a virtual orientation, covering all of the same components, excluding the short tour of the campus. This option provides opportunities for students to connect with an upperclassman who will help guide students throughout the high school transition, additionally connecting some students for much needed social contact. When Fairview is cleared for a “normal” school day, then we will have another opportunity for these students to become familiar with the campus.

We wanted to connect and let our community know that we are busy planning the transition program, and we will provide you with updates on how to select the option that best fits your family’s needs. Although we do not know what that will look like yet, we wanted you to know that we are working hard to make the transition as easy as possible with the most flexibility.

We are so excited to welcome you all to our community and are eagerly anticipating the day we can safely come together. Until then, please stay safe and know we care.

FHS Knight Crew

Locker Assignments for 20-21 School Year

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Fairview High School will not be offering lockers to students for the 20-21 school year. Thank you. (see more)

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Fairview High School will not be offering lockers to students for the 20-21 school year. Thank you.

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