Back to School

Back to School
Posted on 08/16/2021
Back to School

Back to School Happenings at Jeffco Open

August 16th: New Year's Eve

We are so excited to again be hosting this wonderful opportunity for our community to reconnect on the eve of the new school year! This year’s event will be a chance for students and their families to connect with staff, check out classrooms, attend beginning of the year trip meetings, and socialize on the back lawn! Following is our schedule of events for the evening:

4:30 PM: Kindergarten Welcome Meeting

4:40 - 5:30 PM 1st – 6th Grade Classrooms Open for Visitors

5:00 - 5:30 PM

  • Mandatory Trip Meeting for Foundations Trip (7th & 8th) in the Theater
  • Meet and Greet for Walkabout (9th - 12th) in Advisor’s Rooms

5:30 - 7:00 PM: Picnic Dinner on the Back Lawn: Bring a blanket and purchase dinner from a selection of food trucks on hand for the event or pack a picnic dinner

5:45 - 6:15 PM: Mandatory Trip Meeting for Walkabout Wilderness Trip (New to Walkabout Students, 9th - 12th) in the Theater

6:00 - 6:30 PM PTSO New Parent Welcome


Beginning of the Year Trips

We are so grateful to be planning trips with our kids this fall! Most of our 4th grade and up students will be traveling within the first few weeks of school. Following is some information about when these trips will take place.

  • Intermediate Area (IA), 4th & 5th Grade – This will be a short lodging trip. Dates for this trip are yet to be determined, but will likely fall within the first couple weeks of September. Expect details for this trip early in August.
  • Bridges, 6th Grade – Car camping type trip to the Great Sand Dunes, September 8 - 10. Expect details for this trip early in August.
  • Foundations, 7th & 8th Grades – Car camping type trip to Pickle Gulch Campground in Black Hawk, August 24 – 26. Foundations Trip Welcome Letter
  • Wilderness Trip for NEW to Walkabout Students, 9th – 12th Grades – This is a four day, three night backpacking trip in the Mount Evans Wilderness (for most groups) and it is an Open School graduation requirement, August 24 – 27.Wilderness Trip Welcome Letter

August 17th: First Day of School for Elementary and 8th-12th Grades

August 18th: First Day of School For 7th Grade
                           Circle Meeting at 5:00 via Zoom

August 20th: Foundations Family Day at Bear Creek Lake Park


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